Gears of War

  • Gears of War
90
Based on 30 scores, 35 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    22
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Fantastic graphics Refreshing take on third-person shooter gameplay Excellent multiplayer options
  • Very stable port, Looks beyond brilliant, Great online play, Co-op still rocks
  • Unrelenting action; challenging gameplay; amazing visuals; PCexclusive content.

Cons:

  • The storyline is a bit ‘heard it all before’ Some players may experience an early technical glitch
  • Save games glitch messes up single player campaign

Expert reviews and ratings

By New Game Network on 85

Gears of War is a 3rd person shooter developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was first released as an Xbox 360 exclusive, and it went on to become one of the most successful games for the console. It was later released for...

By PC Authority on 83

For: Brilliant Graphics and gameplay, graphically rich setting, online co=op play Against: Barely-there plotA much-hyped console epic comes to the PC, but unlike others that have made the move this deserves its press. There’s a snobbery around...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Gears of War has been available on Xbox 360 since the tail-end of 2006, so youd be forgiven for wondering why it has taken so long to make its way to the PC. There are reasons to be cheerful, however, as the developers have added a few extra...

By PC Pro on 83

A much-hyped console epic comes to the PC, but unlike others that have made the move this deserves its press....

By Expert Reviews on 80

War - what is it good for? Er, fun. Despite a few gripes, an excellent PC version of the Xbox360 classic. Good things come to those who wait, but PC users whove been holding their breath for Epic Games much-lauded Xbox360 title, Gears of War, are...

By Stuff NZ on

Gears of War first made its debut on Microsofts Xbox 360 last year, garnering a multitude of Game of the Year awards, including in these pages last year. Now, a year later, its appearing on a computer near you and it is a faithful translation,...

By V3.co.uk on 100

It’s easy to overlook this ex-Xbox 360 game next to all the other great PC shooters that have come out recently, but Gears of War for Windows is, if anything, even better than its highly-praised...

By IT Reviews on

Far more than a straight port, Gears of War is a frenetic, devilishly entertaining and frequently jaw-dropping action treat. Microsoft - Gears of War price Buy Gears of War securely online at a bargain price £34.99 inc. VAT Reviewed on: PC...

By NZGamer on 87

The original Xbox 360 version of Gears of War was something of a turning point for Microsoft’s latest console. Well, perhaps turning point is the wrong phrase to use, but it was certainly one of the first games around that truly felt ‘next...

By Tech2 on 80

The Xbox 360’s most gorgeous looking system seller has finally made a transition to the PC medium, and what an amazingly smooth transition it is! My hatred for ports stems from unoptimized coding and inadequate additional content – two...

By 1Up on 69

VIDEO: Head over to our videos page to check out all Gears of War footage!Big, loud, violent, profane, and tons of brainless fun, Gears of War is like the movies Schwarzenegger used to make before he became emperor of California. Epic Games, veteran...

By Maximum PC on 90

As devoted PC gamers, we’re usually not very prone to console envy, but there are a few reasons to be jealous of our closed-platform counterparts. Chief among them are the exclusives games that Microsoft and Sony hook up with their fanboys. Gears...

By About.com on 100

Game Specifics Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Developer: Epic Games ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature Genre: Third Person Shooter Theme: Science Fiction Pros: Excellent game play and combat with non stop action; Gorgeous graphics, very detailed &...

By AtomicGamer on 91

When Gears of War was first announced, press releases for this third-person shooter always mentioned that it was from the creators of the Unreal games. And now with the upcoming Unreal Tournament 3, the videos say that its from the creators of Gears...

By DragonSteelMods on

Yeah, I dont have an Xbox... Its been a while since Ive had any console actually, the PSOne was my last console system, Im just happy with my computer, really I am... but I am not happy with the state of gaming for the PC. Gaming on the PC is...

By The Lobe and Mail on 100

With graphics that have been turned all the way to eleven and all sorts of new single- and multiplayer content, this PC port will make console gamers boil over with jealousyRidley Scott once said of his ultra-realistic, hyper-intense war film...

By VideoGamer on 100

Astounding graphics, Compelling gameplay, Great fun online, Bonecrunching...

By GameSpy on 90

Everyone loves a good popcorn flick. And in videogame terms, Gears of War is a great one, not necessarily loaded with depth but still a wildly entertaining ride, thanks to nonstop action, a fresh take on traditional FPS combat, and impressive graphics...

By IGN Gear on 87

Few games deliver the frenetic, blood-soaked thrills of brutal close-quarters combat like Epics Gears of War. Since its release on Microsofts Xbox 360 last November, gamers have been gibbing gleefully in the games online arena and co-operative...

By Cheat Code Central on 98

Around this time last year Epic Games dropped a bomb on Xbox 360 owners powerful enough to temporarily distract many hardcore gamers from their carnal daydreams about the impending release - 10 months away at that point - of the final installment of...