Experience 20 minutes of the Gears 3 campaign right now - with developer commentary!

Can’t wait until September? Wish you could play Gears of War 3 today? Well, we may not have a time machine or a key to Epic’s offices, but we do have the next best thing – a full 20 minutes of footage from the sequel’s campaign mode, complete with insider commentary from developer Rod Fergusson.

Watch as Cole Train visits his hometown, chainsawing through playgrounds and fragging through supermarkets to reach a crucial cache of COG supplies. Watch as armies of lambent Locust mutate into exploding serpents and spewing stalks. Watch as Carmine nearly dies. Watch as Baird and new heroine Sam trade thinly veiled romantic repartee. Watch as we discover two awesome Easter eggs. Watch! Just watch already!

20 minutes not enough? Read our hands-on preview with the first TWO HOURS of Gears 3's campaign.

Aug 15, 2011


  • rambo881 - September 7, 2011 11:07 p.m.

    The Easter Egg with Cole going down the slide is sheer genius... this game gets better every time I see it.
  • BlackElement17 - August 16, 2011 5:45 a.m.

    Hats? Valve is going to be pissed.
  • PopeTackler - August 16, 2011 12:53 a.m.

    Looks amazing. I can't wait!
  • Turboash - August 15, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    I didn't listen to the commentary, but if it's anything other than "This is the part where they hide behind the _______ and shoot" I'd be flabbergasted.
  • newgames128 - August 15, 2011 11:05 p.m.

    LTS, Not really. KZ is 1st person and less cover-based than the 3rd person Gears. There really is no direct comparison, as even Uncharted is far different from Gears and they have much more in common as far as game mechanics.
  • LTS - August 15, 2011 8:32 p.m.

    I've never owned an Xbox, so I've never played Gears of war. It seems to me that it's sorta-kinda Microsoft's answer to Sony's Killzone. An exclusive trilogy of cover based shooters that are epic and pretty cool, right?
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - August 15, 2011 6:15 p.m.

    @p0wnd @ObliqueZombie You do fight regular, squishy, red-blooded Locust near the end of Act 1, so I don't think the Lambent are going to dominate the entire game.
  • ObliqueZombie - August 15, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    I guess my only "complaint" about this game is the lambent. It added a helluva twist to the story, but now the game won't be as squishy at some parts. :3 But in all seriousness, this game is looking better than ever. I've a HUGE Gears of War fan, but I'll admit the campaign was riddled with bugs. And hot damn, Epic has ironed out damn near everything. I can't WAIT to see how Karen Traviss wraps up this story. Campaign on day one, baby.
  • Kyo - August 15, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    Wow I really really cannot freaking wait to finally play this lol I'm getting both the gears 360 edition and the epic edition.. GRAH need it now x.x
  • BUSHMAS73R - August 15, 2011 4:05 p.m.

    Why not give all the AI players all gold weapons too? :)
  • jackthemenace - August 15, 2011 2:58 p.m.

    Screw Cole, I wanna play as BAIRD! Also, what happened to the FOURTH Carmine? and the girl has an AUSTRALIAN ACCENT! <3 I like the new Iron Sights for the Hammerburst, one of my favourite guns, and the new enemies are looking sweet. Really excited now,can't wait to get my Pre-order in when I have the money.
  • p0wnd - August 15, 2011 2:56 p.m.

    The only thing which is worrying me about Gears 3 is that the lambent wretches in Gears 1 were boring as hell and a whole campaign based around the lambent. Can't judge till I play it though
  • g4m3rk1dd - August 15, 2011 2:39 p.m.

  • Hobogonigal - August 15, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    Looks fantastic! I definitely think I'll be getting this day one.
  • fghwads - August 15, 2011 2:31 p.m.

    I think Carmine near-death-experiences are gonna be the running joke XD
  • piccolotight2def - August 15, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    I can't wait to ride the slide over and over and over and over and over...
  • Baron164 - August 15, 2011 1:29 p.m.

    I want to watch but I'm afraid I'll spoil something :-( I love Gears and I'm reading the latest novel so I can't wait for Gears 3.
  • Zzombie99 - August 15, 2011 1:04 p.m.

    This video just made me pay off the rest of my pre-order. Do want!

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