Gears of War

Gears of War

Released near the end of the Xbox 360’s first year on the market, Gears of War was a defining moment for Microsoft’s console. Its gameplay relied heavily on forcing you to take cover to avoid enemy shots, which meant that it required a healthy dose of patience as well as a steady trigger finger. It then beat that mechanic into your head over the course of its quality story mode, while also letting you team up with a friend online to take on the nefarious Locust forces together. Of course, it also had an amazing team-based multiplayer mode in which up to eight shooters could connect and go at it in a variety of different modes. Over time, more multiplayer maps and modes were added to the collection via the Xbox 360’s download service. All of that great stuff is now available on the PC, on which the game looks better than it ever did on the Xbox 360, and without sacrificing anything in the process. If you’ve never played Gears of War, or if you just haven’t played it in a while, do yourself a favor and try this new version of the game. (more…)

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Published in: on March 15, 2008 at 8:51 am  Comments (6)  
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