|Gears of War thrusts you into a deep and harrowing story of humankind's epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet.|
In this third-person tactical action/horror game, live and breathe the role of Marcus Fenix. A disgraced former war hero, Marcus seeks personal redemption as he leads his fire team against an onslaught of merciless warrior fiends. Immerse yourself in an experience so intensely emotional and gut-wrenching that playing will be like controlling a blockbuster action movie.
Gears of War utilizes the breathtaking new Unreal Engine 3 to create cinematic, high-definition visuals for a gaming experience that truly ushers in the next generation. Experience beautifully rendered interactive environments and characters so lifelike they appear to be made of flesh and bone. The next-generation visuals create a world in which the tiniest detail is vivid in the largest battle.
Gears of War unites next-generation technology with classic, emotional storytelling and a revolutionary tactical combat system, engrossing the gamer in a horrifying epic story of war and survival.
The package: The Gears of War Limited Collector's Edition ships in a highly collectible embossed metal box.
The book: Destroyed Beauty is a hardbound, coffee-table style book on the art and history of Gears of War.
The DVD: Enjoy this bonus disc loaded with special features including a behind the scenes look at the making of Gears of War, a trailer for The Art of Gears of War, and the short documentary Gears of War: The Race to E3.
Gears is definitely one of the greatest games out there. It is a little over hyped IMO. The campaign is a little short, though if you play on the hardest difficulty, its almost impossible to beat by yourself at the end. The online community is mostly mature and fun to play with, and this game is pretty much an absolute must to buy for any Xbox 360 owner.
Simply Put ... Best Game Ever!!!12/21/2006
Gears of War is the greatest gameing experience i have ever played .... ( been playing video games since 1987 NES ) Horror/Action Shooter perfect concept Halo meets Resident Evil only better.... Best thing is Drop in CO-OP makes the single play so much better than any other game expecilly with XBOX live... I am from Fredericksburg VA and play w/ my brother who is in Louisville KY (9hr away).... not to mention the multiplayer.... weapons are great... new tactical system awsome and bad guys scary and awsome bosses... BUY THIS GAME NOW... spend the extra $10 for the Collecters edition u wont regret it.
Paid to Play Review11/28/2006
One of the best game so far to come out on any next generation console. Not only is single player fantastic, but multiplayer does bring a new a much needed burst of action. Guns blazin', bullets shooting past you head. Altogether and great game with a wonderful plot and excellent miltiplayer and online co-op.
Must have for 2006!11/10/2006
What can I say that has not already been said? If you own an XBOX 360, you MUST buy this game! The graphics are fantastic, and the gameplay is incredibly intuitive but best of all Gears of War is FUN!