Gears of War  (Xbox 360, 2006) Reviews

Gears of War (Xbox 360, 2006)

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  • Gears of War: All around me are familiar faces. Worn out places, Worn out faces

    Dec 14, 2006 by kjell1979 is a Lead on Epinions in Games
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: deep gameplay, great online multiplayer, tremendous graphics and sound
    Cons: story could use more depth, could use some more diverse multiplayer options

    Summary: Gears of War is the title to have if you own an Xbox 360 this Christmas. Still one wonders whether this title is just a placeholder until Halo 3 comes out. Ironically this would be similar to a situation last generation where Epic released a surprisingly ... read more

  • First Installment

    Sep 1, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Dark storyline, Fun third person shooter. Collecting cog tags adds a different aspet.
    Cons: Not many people left to play against. Games may be laggy and filled with glitchers

    Summary: Gears of war 1 is a third person shooter where you are in control of Marcus Fenix, a former soldier, and he is recruited back as the locust have taken control of nearly everything. The locust are the primary enemy in the game, who surfaced from beneath ... read more

  • Gears of War

    Apr 5, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great for adult video gamers
    Not suitable for 17 and under
    Cons: Only for Xbox 360 consoles
    Just two players can play at a time unless online

    Summary: In my review I will be talking about the video game called, Gears of War . It is a video game published from Microsoft game studios . It was released somewhere in November 7, 2006 . The game is based on a sci-fi fiction/military story line. The troops of ... read more

  • You're a Soldier in an All-Out Humans vs. Aliens War. This Isn't Halo, Baby!

    Apr 27, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Super fun, solid controls, graphics, cheap, fast-paced
    Cons: A few glitches, wish there was a better story

    Summary: Recently I've been going through all of my old uncompleted games and rocking some socks off of ‘em. In anticipation for the massive Gears of War 3 I wanted to finish the original and give my spin on one of the best launch games of the Xbox ... read more

  • Gears of War

    Oct 9, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A great game.
    Cons: No Cons.

    Summary: I would reccomend this game to people who like kind of Zombie Shooter games. It is great, action packed, has a good and pretty long campaign. The online mode is great. I reccomed the game too people above 12 because some scenes are pretty scary for young ... read more

  • Things that make you go BOOM - Gears of War

    Nov 20, 2008 by Rock_On is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Games
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast action, active reload, interesting weapons, cooperative play
    Cons: Cover controls has some bugs, campaign incredibly short

    Summary: With the excitement and major hype surrounding the release of Gears of War 2, the few people left that hadn't played its 2006 Game of the Year predecessor were left wondering what was so great about it. A lot along the lines of the success that ... read more

  • Gears of War: A Must Have For Any Proud 360 Owner

    Oct 18, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: - Highly entertaining single-player and engrossing multiplayer with an active community

    - Amazing graphics
    Cons: - Sluggish animations going in and out of cover

    - Character sayings get repetitive

    Summary: Veering away from its usual IP's, (*cough Halo < i>*cough) Microsoft made the great decision to bring Gears of War to the Xbox 360. So was it worth it You bet it was. I'll tell you why.Graphics:One word, Amazing. Cliffy ... read more

  • violence and gore take a disk fourm

    Jul 10, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: fun and a good game
    Cons: violent gory and it contains mature content

    Summary: I recently played this game and I have found it is definitely not for the weak stomached. This game has more gory content then an operating room. In addition to the un-fathomable amount of gore this video game withholds a high amount of mature language ... read more

  • Gears of War: The bloodiest cog in the machine

    Jul 9, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: - Stunning visuals - Great sound effects - fun -
    Cons: - Generic story - Frustrating controls

    Summary: Violence is inevitably going to be a part of video games. Nearly every single mainstream game out now has violence tangled into its innermost story and gameplay. Gears of War takes violence to the extreme, but is this amount of violence in a game really ... read more

  • The shooter to end all shooters?

    Apr 24, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: One of the most graphically impressive and influential games in the console; co-op play
    Cons: Not enough weapons; may get a little repetitive

    Summary: Gears of War this, Gears of War that. For the past year and some change, that's pretty all you heard, and it got the point where you couldn't discuss the future of gaming without taking on a reference to the game. Sometimes, when a game gets this much ... read more

  • Gears of War - a game apart from others

    Feb 18, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good online, quality use of environments, gritty graphics, good voice acting - great game.
    Cons: Maybe a bit too short - I didn't want the ride to end.

    Summary: Here is a slightly older game for the 360, and one that I bought around early-to-mid spring back when I bought my Xbox 360. Still, I've been playing it a bit recently and considering all of the hype about a potential sequel game, a movie and now Gears ... read more

  • Gears provides exciting but short experience

    Feb 16, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Deep gameplay, co-op, graphics and sound, multiplayer, atmosphere
    Cons: Somewhat laggy online play, lacking story, somewhat stereotypical

    Summary: Gears came out quite a while ago and by now it has came and gone. But for those who haven't picked up Gears by now it is definetly worth a play through despite its age. The experience from Gears feels unique in its own and deserves a play through even ... read more

  • GEARS of WAR STILL one of the best games put out for XBOX 360.

    Jan 25, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: multiplayer gameplay, reality of the gameplay (besides the monsters)
    Cons: there's no part two yet. repetitive

    Summary: Gears of war is one of the best RPG games put out for XBOX360, although critics were saying that it was an ok game but would still be in the shadow of Halo 3. I've beaten the game multiple times in single and multiplayer modes and although yes, it is ... read more

  • A Pretty Amazing Game That Entertains And Scares Constantly

    Sep 16, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very good level design (mostly), entertaining, scary, fun to play, good online multi-player.
    Cons: A bit short, lame final level, sometimes it gets annoyingly diffcult.

    Summary: Definitely the best game I've played on the 360, and the one I've had the most fun playing on as well. This is a total killer app for the system and all of its buzz, and extremely high sales make a whole lotta' sense in the scheme of things. This is a ... read more

  • Great Replay Value and a Must have for FPS as well as TPS Lovers

    Aug 27, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun online/offline campaign co-op Fun multiplayer modes Interesting Story Frequent Updates Downloadable Content (Map Packs)
    Cons: Host advantage in multiplayer games since there are no dedicated-servers

    Summary: I got Gears of War Thanksgiving Weekend for free along with my Xbox 360. First game I chose to play on it and I never regret choosing it. Campaign Story The Story is really interesting, with humans on one side and Locust on the other. (I ... read more

  • What a game!

    Jul 13, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The change of pace for third person shooter, the off-line co-operative modes.
    Cons: The extremely too short single player, and the sometimes too perfect AI on the enemies.

    Summary: I recently played this game for the Xbox 360. It blew me away. The "run and gun" style game play, and the rich surroundings make this game a must buy to me. And I truly enjoyed every last bit of it. The story was extremely rich, allowing you to really ... read more


    Apr 2, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: VIOLENCE, GORE, BLOOD Chainsaws as bayonets !!!
    Cons: some control issues. aliens are not so alien

    Summary: I'm looking for friends on Epinions, so if you like my reviews, please consider adding me to your Web of Trust There isn't much I can say about this game to dissuade you from buying it (once you've seen it in action) or to persuade you to buy ... read more

  • The Turning Gears!!!!

    Mar 25, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: graphics/sound/gameplay/story mode/
    Cons: can become quite difficult at some times

    Summary: Story Plot A gear of War is about a squad trying to defeat an alien horde who has objective is to destroy Earth. Game play Fast paced, non-stop action that forces you to think on your feet. The battles are fast that you have ... read more

  • The Greatest Microsoft Xbox 360 Game Ever Made

    Mar 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Graphics, Online Co-op,
    Cons: Story Length

    Summary: This game is called Gears Of War for the Xbox 360 Console. It is rated M for mature and it is made by Microsoft and Epic Games. This Game came out in November of '06 it is a great game. In my opinion this is one of the greatest games of all time, theres ... read more

  • Locust, the ultimate fight for survival!

    Mar 13, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing visuals, Incredible "Duck and cover" mechanic
    Cons: Squad A.I can be dim

    Summary: Epic and Microsoft bring the highly anticipated Gears of War to the X-box 360. Fortunately the end result is a stellar white-knuckle action game that delivers all of it's promises and much more. Gears of War revolves around the overly brawny squad ... read more

  • Gears of War

    Feb 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Pros- Great game plays on Casual, Hardcore, and Insane difficulty levels. Wicked awesome graphics-
    Cons: Cons- Easy for the most part, could be longer and use a more diverse weapons.

    Summary: Story: This story is about a COG (which is Coalition of Organized Governments) soldier named Marcus Fenix who was sent to prison for disobeying orders and saving his father. Marcus is eventually broken out of jail by a fellow Gear and joins the rest ... read more

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