Gears of War 3: Prepare yourself for Horde 2.0

A new teaser for Gears of War 3 puts the emphasis firmly on the sequel's multiplayer Horde 2.0 mode, which has seen substantial improvements since the second game for a more strategic approach to the kill-everything-that-moves formula. The video, which delves deeper into gameplay specifics, will give true Gears fans a good idea what to expect.

In addition to new components that add some tower defense elements to the flow of Horde 2.0, expect a currency system for purchasing and maintaining said elements, like barriers and gun turrets. This, in turn, gives rise to bonus rounds with time-limited opportunities for extra cash, and a trade system for swapping items and cash, RE5-style. Layered in with all that are kill-centric additions like the Silverback battlemech, just so you know Epic hasn't forgotten why you're into this whole thing in the first place. What do you think of the new elements?

Jun 22, 2011


  • Jasbro - June 23, 2011 8:29 p.m.

    @mannybard Yea because bulletstorm invented the points system :) This is definately going to be the definitive Gears game, they are trying their best to make this the best gears game and it shows, the delay definately seems to be paying off so im not so mad at them anymore for making us wait another 6 months :)
  • ObliqueZombie - June 24, 2011 7 p.m.

    @mannybard Probably because they guys who did this, are the guys who did Bulletstorm. For all of you who didn't enjoy Horde, you mustn't have played with a group of friends. :/ I utterly LOVED Horde mode, but not with randoms and DEFINITELY not by myself. But this, with all the knock-offs other games have been doing, looks to be the best fight-off-waves-of-enemies-until-you-die-or-win mode to date.
  • JayQ - June 23, 2011 9:52 a.m.

    4 player co-op campaign, Horde mode, Beast mode, and 1 purchase.
  • BloodyShenlong - June 23, 2011 4:44 a.m.

    Holy friggin Christ...
  • MercurialForce - June 23, 2011 3:08 a.m.

    AHHHH THE FOURTH WAAAALLLL! Seriously though, it's unbelievable how much Epic is packing into this game. My money will be well spent.
  • FETALJUICE - June 23, 2011 1:13 a.m.

    Definitely better than the Gears 2's horde. I got bored of it after a few days playing it after launch but this new and improved Horde looks pretty badass. I expect other companies to rip this off.
  • mannybard - June 23, 2011 2:13 p.m.

    looks amazing. pity xbox xclusive, would have been great on pc. and horde mode's point system looks like it was borrowed from bulletstorm.
  • UnwantedHero - June 23, 2011 11:38 a.m.

    HOLY SHIT! This looks amazing.
  • Jaces - June 23, 2011 3:07 a.m.

    Very nice, looks like a HUGE improvement over Gears 2 horde mode. Didn't care for horde mode much but I did enjoy it for a short time, this looks to prolong my enjoyment for a loooong time hopefully. :D
  • Baron164 - June 23, 2011 3 a.m.

    Between this and the new Beast mode I don't think I'll ever touch the competitive multiplayer stuff. I so can't wait for this to come out. I already pre-ordered the Epic edition
  • chicgods98 - June 23, 2011 2:33 a.m.

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  • Rizzo - June 23, 2011 1:13 a.m.

    I think I just jizzed in my pants on that one ._. Hawt damn.

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