Locust plague

This brand new screen from Gears of War, Xbox 360's biggest game of the year, gives you an up close look at the Locust alien warriors you'll be trading white-hot lead with when the stunning shooter bursts into shops on November 12. And if you think this ugly bleeder is burly, click the Images tab for another new image of the heroes leading the battle against the beasties - Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago.

With its heavy emphasis on firepower, non-stop action and hordes of tooth-faced enemies, Gears of War is arguably the most exciting game of 2006, and we're chomping at the bit to get back on the frontlines of this gorgeously grimy blaster. Expect to see lots more of Gears of War as we home in on its November release date.

September 20, 2006

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.