This is what it will look like to play Gears of War 3

For a game that's still nearly a year from release, and almost a week from its big E3 showcase, it's surprising how much we've already seen of Gears 3. Not just logos, concept paintings and character art, but dozens of screens revealing everything from COG mechs, female Gears and Thrashball stadiums to Locust tanks and mutant beanstalks. Check out our huge story last week, detailing all of these epic new additions to the franchise.

Today, however, brings something more exciting. More real. Today is not about carefully-posed, Photoshop-cleaned imagery. Today, we've got screens of what Gears 3 will actually look like when you actually play it in April 2011.

These clearly aren't finalized, but they do give you an idea of what in-game action will look and feel like when Gears of War 3 releases. Over-the-shoulder perspective, ammo counter HUD, co-op buddy to the side and enemies running at you from the front.

If you'd rather ooh and aah over the more deceptive and wallpaper-worthy stuff, though, we've got more of that too. And if you want to see any of these at full size, just head over to our Gears of War 3 screen gallery, located here.

Jun 9, 2010


  • FreekinIdiot - June 10, 2010 3:51 p.m.

    @goochbiscuit Cause he's a man on the edge, he's a beaten and broken man, he's loosin his mind man, his cheese has slipped off his cracker er man. Is it me or does this gears look a little less grey and brown? Just a little?
  • Cwf2008 - June 10, 2010 7:18 a.m.

    Looks like Gears 2...nothing impressive
  • Spybreak8 - June 10, 2010 5:13 a.m.

    Can I say this for everyone, the game is almost a year away from now! That said I loved Gears 1 and 2 but seriously right.
  • DrillurSimpson - June 10, 2010 4:26 a.m.

    @Hypermonkey262 Did you really set a 200x100 picture as your wallpaper?
  • goochbiscuit - June 9, 2010 11:59 p.m.

    Why does Dom look like a hobo
  • BillyAndTheDroogs - June 9, 2010 11:27 p.m.

    Well that looks pretty damn amazing!
  • Hypermonkey262 - June 9, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    thank you Charlie, for supplying me with my new wallpaper.
  • CH3BURASHKA - June 9, 2010 10:19 p.m.

    Dear Epic, Less screens, more vids. kthxbai
  • WillisTron - June 9, 2010 10:04 p.m.

    @Fiirestorm21 They're game journalists, and considering the Gears of War series has sold millions as well as received high praising reviews almost everywhere I'd be surprised if they didn't have something for every update
  • Fiirestorm21 - June 9, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    OMG it looks just like Gears of War 1 and 2 when I play?! I had no idea! Well, I mean, no that isn't really a bad thing, it's just that you guys seem to be overhyping it just a tad.
  • slickmcwilly - June 9, 2010 9:09 p.m.

    this isn't any different from the gears 1 or 2 hud, so I don't know why this is supposed to be exciting... other than the fact that the game is more colorful
  • batmanboy11 - June 9, 2010 8:57 p.m.

    Looking good!
  • batman5273 - June 9, 2010 8:52 p.m.

    Hey Charlie, Cliffy B and Rod Ferguson just announced on their twitter, that ther will be 6 times xp for the week of E3. It will run from June 14th @ 9AM EDT till June 21st @ 9 AM EDT
  • batouyukinawa - June 9, 2010 8:36 p.m.

    Meh, more of the same. Stop beating the horse already! It's been dead since the first one came out. Although I have'ta give Epic some creds for actually injecting some color into the sepia toned environments that plagued the last two.
  • bradmillow0 - June 9, 2010 8 p.m.

    Great stuff. Can't wait for Gears!
  • Ieatedapuppy - June 9, 2010 7:57 p.m.

    Amazing work Chaz.

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