Gears of War review

  • Deep and frantic multiplayer
  • Innovative gameplay and surprises
  • Three words: sawing through people
  • Shortness of the single-player campaign
  • Steep learning curve of multiplayer
  • Two words: Eating saw

We were wary of Gears of War and its hype-fueled debut, but actually playing this magnum opus has shoved all doubts from our extremely critical minds. If you own a 360, you owe it to yourself to buy this game (and an Xbox Live account... and broadband internet service if you don't already have either of those). If you like guns at all, you owe it to yourself to buy a 360 just for Gears of War - you will not be the least bit sorry.

More Info

Release date: Nov 09 2006 - Xbox 360 (US)
Jul 01 2006 - Xbox 360 (UK)
Available Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Shooter
Published by: Microsoft
Developed by: Epic Games
Franchise: Gears of War
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language
PEGI Rating:


  • WillisTron - April 26, 2010 7:52 a.m.

    Gears of War < Gears of War 2 < (Hopefully) Gears of War 3 Thus, the perfect trilogy
  • GameCraze - March 20, 2010 2:19 p.m.

    Lol it won't come out only for the PS3. Gears of War is a franchise for Xbox 360 and PC only, like the Halo series.
  • Vivapwnata - December 7, 2008 8:50 p.m.

    No, this is the first, and the second came out about 2 weeks ago, lol, i'm a little late on this comment, but what's sad about the second one is that it doesn't freak you out as much... I'll try not to give away too much either...
  • username80 - September 26, 2008 4:20 p.m.

    is this the second gears of war and if so whaen does it come out
  • lethaltrain - June 25, 2009 12:15 a.m.

    Where did you hear that it's only coming on the ps3?
  • Reaper2009 - June 5, 2009 1:51 a.m.

    Both Gears of War is realy good. They both have a good story line and a lot of action.
  • FluffyDestructo - August 25, 2009 8:10 p.m.

    I love both of the gears of war games, but i think the first one has much betetr multiplayer than that of gears of war 2.
  • saveTehcheese - June 19, 2009 3:42 p.m.

    is it tru that 3 will be only for ps3? thst pisses me off
  • alectl - March 23, 2009 9:42 p.m.

    the first gears of of war is better than gears of war 2 because your above ground but gears of war 2 is still realy good

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