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Gears of War 3 reviews go live – every score here

Thursday, 15 September 2011 08:18 GMT By Patrick Garratt

My name is Patrick Garratt. I’m a Gears of War fan. Gears of Wars 3 reviews have just gone live. I am literally excited. Get all the scores after the break.

As ever, if you have scores you want us to list, drop them in the comments. It’s out on September 20 for 360.

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184 Comments

  1. distraet

    Gamers Globe: http://www.gamers-globe.dk/anmeldelse/xbox-360/gears-of-war-3 – 9/10 (Danish).

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Amir Hossein

    Gamespot 9.5/10 http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/gears-of-war-3/review.html

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Specialist89

    Games365.it: http://www.games365.it/index.php?op=news&subop=one&id=3948 5/5 Gold Medal (Italian website)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Joe Anderson

    Here’s our review – http://www.shoptonews.net/2011/09/15/gears-of-war-3-review/ – outstanding (6/6 if you want a score). :)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. JamieSI

    Strategy Informer – http://www.strategyinformer.com/xbox360/gearsofwariii/1625/review.html 8.5/10.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. felixvercetti

    Games365.it: http://www.games365.it/index.php?op=news&subop=one&id=3948 Award: Gold

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    I couldn’t be less excited if I tried.

    Same tacky violence and gore. Same overblown machismo. Same dull gameplay.

    *yawn*

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    All those scores added.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. dragct

    Gamer365 (Hungary) – 9 / 10
    http://www.gamer365.hu/show-article.php?id=825&article

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Gajda

    Xboxlife.dk 9/10
    http://www.xboxlife.dk/review/549/gears-of-war-3.html

    #10 3 years ago
  11. felixvercetti

    sorry double post

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Crazyreyn

    Digital Spy, 5/5: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/review/a340387/gears-of-war-3-review-xbox-360.html

    #12 3 years ago
  13. loki

    Eurogamer sucks again
    What are idiots

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Loeve

    Gamer.no (Norwegian) 9/10
    http://www.gamer.no/artikler/94360/anmeldelse-gears-of-war-3/

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Well, there you go. Not entirely unexpected, but you never really know for sure until they’re in black and white (and red) in front of you. :-)

    I shall pick this up at some point, no doubt. I was pretty surprised how well I got on with Gears, tbh.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. jazzking2001

    Neocrisis – 10/10

    http://www.neocrisis.com/video-games/87-games-g/8402-gears-of-war-3-360

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    ShopTo 6/6 is hillarious. Shop is rating something? Come on.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. wilson576

    576 KByte (Hungarian) – 8.8/10

    http://bit.ly/oGS7QZ

    #18 3 years ago
  19. MikeWorks

    gamrReview – http://gamrreview.vgchartz.com/review/44123/gears-of-war-3/

    #19 3 years ago
  20. The Evil Pope

    @13 – Calm down fanboy…

    #20 3 years ago
  21. monkeygourmet

    I’m getting really fed up of Eurogamers reviews lately. They used to be my most trusted review site but now they seem to be heading the way of Edge trying to be over critical. It almost comes across that most of there reviewers are fed up of playing games.

    I know it’s opinion and 8/10 is a good score but recently there reviews of some games has been really off, Dead Island is a good example…

    We all know that Gears 3 is a 10/10 with the amount of work they’ve put into it. Updated graphics, 3d mode, 4 player co-op, 3 fleshed out multiplayer modes, dedicated servers the list goes on and on!

    They mentioned the gameplay being outdated, the same could be said about any genre at the moment…

    #21 3 years ago
  22. blackiestknight

    This is the best review I’ve read so far (and i’ve already got through quite a few – Gears geek :/ )

    http://www.incgamers.com/Reviews/1227/gears-of-war-3-review

    Please post this link. It really is a good read.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    @13 Because they didn’t blindly throw around a 10 like its going out of fashion? Seriously?

    #23 3 years ago
  24. jim47

    Gamertag Radio – 5/5 http://www.gamertagradio.com/new/2011/09/review-gears-of-war-3/

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Nevade

    Italian review:
    http://www.gamesvillage.it/piattaforma/xbox360/articolo/49141/gears-of-war-3—recensione.html

    #25 3 years ago
  26. eric0659

    PlanetXbox360.com 10/10

    http://www.planetxbox360.com/article_16622/Gears_of_War_3

    Thanks so much for including it!

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    @21, no, it’s just you are too soft.

    Eurogamer does extremely good job and 10/10 means that the game is perfect.
    But Gears is not… by the reviewer and if you don’t agree with him it’s your only problem and it’s your opinion.

    Also, game industry journalsm is too soft anyway. If you want to look for the REAL scores go to the movie section in metacritic and find me a movie with 90 rating this year. Now this is a journalism.

    PS: also, to begin with. You didn’t played it and already say it’s 10/10? Grow up.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. monkeygourmet

    @7

    Same solid, well thought out third person shooting action you can enjoy with friends you mean?

    You have missed the point rather, Gears over the top macho action is what people expect of the series, did you think they would change it too a thoughtful slow paced heavy rain style thriller just because you didn’t enjoy the first 2 games?

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Rodrister

    Viciojuegos.com (Spasnih): http://www.viciojuegos.com/analisis/Gears-of-War-3/El-monstruo-de-las-tres-cabezas/5928/39827 94/100

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    @7, completely missed the point about the series. Period.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. The Evil Pope

    Love seeing how gamers on here are claiming the game is easily a 10 and they haven’t even fucking played it. Says much about the intelligence of some on here…

    #31 3 years ago
  32. spiken

    FZ.se 5/5 – http://www.fz.se/artiklar/spel/20110915/gears-of-war-3 (swedish)

    #32 3 years ago
  33. xmadmardiganx

    85/100 from Game Front: brk.to/gears3review

    #33 3 years ago
  34. monkeygourmet

    @27

    I have just read there review, there main critiques are based on gameplay mechanics which we all knew would be unchanged but for fans of the series they are irrelevant. I understand that fans of the series will buy this anyway (Eurogamer also knows this hence they can be cool and downplay big titles) but as I said earlier, games like dead island are receiving really bad reviews.

    Dead island is prob one of my favourite games of the year so far and I almost over looked it because of their review. As games cost 40 quid a pop in most places, I trust reviewers not to be jaded by gaming.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. slayernl

    giantbomb 5/5
    http://www.giantbomb.com/gears-of-war-3/61-30615/reviews/

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Patrick Garratt

    We’re going to catch up with these links in a second.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. moobs007

    @22

    Agreed. That is a good review. Site bookmarked.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. monkeygourmet

    @31

    It’s gears 3, if you’ve played 1 & 2 and enjoyed them, you’ll enjoy the third. Same as Uncharted 3…

    #38 3 years ago
  39. peteb

    @#27

    10/10 does not mean perfect. Lets take a look at EG’s scoring policy for 10/10, hmm, now what does it say here:

    Does 10/10 represent perfection?

    No. However, a 10/10 score does mean that we recommend a game to everyone.

    Says it all really!

    #39 3 years ago
  40. monkeygourmet

    @39

    Exactly, we all know they went with an 8 to be ‘cool’. People will buy regardless of a review.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. monkeygourmet

    Christ, Eurogamer gave assassins creed brotherhood a 10/10, speaks volumes…

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Erthazus

    @34, and gameplay mechanics should not be changed. They are great. What reviewers say about gameplay is that Gears of War 3 doesn’t quite live up to expectations is only a testament to how high Epic raised the bar in past efforts. With Gears Of War 3 they didn’t pushed it forward.
    8/10 is a very good score for a tripple AAA title. 8/10 means that this is a very good game by Eurogamer standards. It’s just nothing new there you can expect.

    and Dead Island is probably your favourite game, but it has a lot of bugs and problems. It sure can be a fun or a great game but with a lot of frustrations for other people.

    @39, So grandmother can enjoy it too?
    give me a break, alright?
    10/10 means that they completely raised the bar with innovation, technology, creativity, story and etc.

    Can you score game 11/10? you can’t because there is nothing higher than 10/10 and that is perfection. 9/10 is an excellent game, 8/10 is a fantastic experience and etc.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Gekidami

    Seems the biggest gripe is still the controls. Shame really, i’ve always hated how characters in this series are driven rather than controlled, the clunky controls made PvP MP in the first 2 games near unplayable to me, doubt i’ll be doing much of that this time round either.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. peteb

    @#40

    I still think EG’s 8 could be right, I just wanted to point out that 10/10 never means a perfect game :)

    #44 3 years ago
  45. The Evil Pope

    @38 – Just because it’s a well established IP doesn’t mean to say it’s going to be great, like all these reviews are claiming.

    Reviews are to be taken with a pinch of salt these days and only the most naive gamer would believe all of the reviews above.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. Christopher Jack

    @7, This time I actually agree with your constant pessimism.

    @27, Agreed, journalists are too scared of handing out 5′s or 6′s for average games.

    If a mate came over or vice versa & they wanted to play, I’d probably enjoy a little horde but aside from that, I just never enjoyed anything about the franchise, same goes for zombies in CoD… If only we could buy portions of games.
    http://www.destructoid.com/review-gears-of-war-3-211451.phtml 8/10

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Maximum Payne

    Gametrailers 9.4
    http://www.gametrailers.com/game/gears-of-war-3/12538

    #47 3 years ago
  48. monkeygourmet

    @42

    A lot of their critique was on the gameplay, I.e. It feels old fashioned and limited. We all new the gameplay mechanics would be unchanged.

    As for dead island, I’ve been playing 4 player co-op on the 360 version and only had one bug in about 50 hours of gameplay ( a weapon falling through the floor when someone dropped it ).

    They also gave fallout new Vegas a 9 / 10 which was riddled with bugs.

    In the dead island review they kept going on about the cg trailer, did they really think that would represent the final game?!!

    All I’m saying is I no longer trust a lot of their reviews like I used too. I think there heading the way of Edge. Being critical is fine but make the review 4 or 5 pages and really flesh out your points, don’t just say, “clipping is a problem when chopping would with the chainsaw”, very lame review of a huge game in my opinion…

    #48 3 years ago
  49. monkeygourmet

    @45

    But like I said earlier, when games cost £ 40 upwards, sometimes they can help you avoid wasting cash…

    #49 3 years ago
  50. JebusF

    GodisaGeek.com 10/10 http://www.godisageek.com/2011/09/gears-war-3-review/

    #50 3 years ago
  51. viralshag

    I will probably pick this one up but I might wait until the new year. I wouldn’t mind replaying the first two games before getting on this.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. ninjanutta

    @Erthazus….I have already played it and completed it and im telling you its a 10/10..the best looking and most satisfying campaign ive ever played on xbox.
    Epic put their heart and soul into this,it feels like the sort of quality you only get from naughty dog usually,this is a brilliant game and well worth buying.

    #52 3 years ago
  53. monkeygourmet

    @52

    It’s special when a talented company with great financial backing with a good knowledge of their brand and fan base create a blockbuster game. It doesn’t come along very often, Halo Reach being another good example.

    We all know it’s AAA and 10/10 (at least 9/10) and a great end to the trilogy.

    #53 3 years ago
  54. manamana

    As expected. Five more days and the baby is finally coming to papaaa!

    #54 3 years ago
  55. Ireland Michael

    @28 I didn’t “miss the point” in the slightest. I’m well of the point of Gears of War. That doesn’t make it good.

    People expect vampires in Twilight to sparkle, but they’re still shit vampires.

    @48 I’m not “constantly pessimistic”, thank you very much. It’s called having a critical opinion.

    I love how people blindly ignore my constantly positive posts in countless news story when they make claims like that about me.

    I guess it’s true what they say. People only ever pay attention to the negative.

    #55 3 years ago
  56. peteb

    @#42

    I think you are taking the “recommended for everyone” a little too literally. A game being accessible to a wider audience is not the same as a game being recommended for “everyone”. (Everyone in this sense is everyone who reads the gaming site, so I think grandma is exempt from that). By your reckoning, only games that offer “grandma mode” can get 10/10 then?

    I merely pointed out that the website themselves say that 10/10 is not perfect. Nothing is perfect I’m afraid, not you, not me, not a 10/10 game (maybe its close, maybe its still flawed but everything else more than makes up for it, whos to say). I would not get bogged down in the mathematics of what 10/10 means, but you know, read the text instead.

    Completely raising the bar with innovation, technology, creativity, story and etc is something completely different yes, my point here is that you think 10/10 means perfection, I’m just saying it doesn’t.

    #56 3 years ago
  57. viralshag

    @56, Honestly, you’re wasting your time even though you’re clearly speaking sense.

    #57 3 years ago
  58. monkeygourmet

    @55

    Your first comment said, “same tacky gameplay” etc…

    Of course it would have the same kind of gameplay, plot themes etc… When do games ever completely step away from the mould created by 2 prequels? It was an irrelevant and snarky comment.

    Why turn up to the party just to complain about it…

    #58 3 years ago
  59. Christopher Jack

    @55, Lately I’ve only seen negative come out of you, to be fair, you probably enjoy many of the games that I don’t even read about but posting a critical opinion about a game you haven’t played yet is being negative & you’ve done it a fair bit lately.

    #59 3 years ago
  60. peteb

    @viralshag

    Haha, fair enough :)

    #60 3 years ago
  61. viralshag

    I love the feeling of the VG247 community as a great big happy but occasionally dysfunctional family.

    #61 3 years ago
  62. Ireland Michael

    @58 Because where I come from, not everyone whines when someone has a difference of opinion.

    When someone has to criticise others for having critical opinions, they’re the one with the problem.

    If you don’t like what I have to say, you could simply just ignore me, instead of complaining about the way I choose to look at things.

    @59 Then look harder.

    I’m positive when things I have a positive opinion about are posted. It just so happens that things I have a negative opinion on are common right now.

    Hilariously, people were saying the *exact* same thing you’re saying to me now back when God of War 3 came out.

    #62 3 years ago
  63. Fin

    HEY GUYS I KNOW THIS IS A THREAD WHERE PEOPLE ARE SAYING THE REVIEWS ARE GOOD AND THERE’S GENERALLY A GOOD FEELING OF OPTIMISM AND ANTICIPATION, BUT I THOUGHT I’D JUST POP IN TO TELL YOU YOU’RE ALL WRONG AND GEARS OF WAR IS SHIT AND BORING.

    #63 3 years ago
  64. monkeygourmet

    @62

    It’s more interesting commenting on how generic a game is when it’s the first title of a series. Commenting negatively on features that would never change 3 games in is just a waste of time.

    If they added features that didn’t quite work, that is a more interesting critique. I.e. How do the new mechs control and fit into the game, does it change the tactics of gameplay etc.. How the the new weapons stack up, are the new enemy creatures enjoyable to fight?!

    None of this was mentioned in their review and you coming in just stating the obvious makes you look like a troll.

    #64 3 years ago
  65. Ireland Michael

    Yet another person who actually doesn’t understand the definition of the word “trolling”. Joy.

    Having an opinion is not trolling.

    You just don’t like what I have to say to the point where you feel the need to complain to me directly about it. Enjoying wasting your breath, are you?

    #65 3 years ago
  66. JenJea

    Xboxer360 – 83/100: http://www.xboxer360.com/reviews/review-gears-of-war-3/

    #66 3 years ago
  67. Dralen

    I can’t believe we have to wait till Tuesday to get this!!!

    #67 3 years ago
  68. Erthazus

    Of course nothing is perfect what i said is that 10/10 is a PERFECT experience.

    Perfect experience that have stunning visuals, fantastic and innovative gameplay that pushed the boundaries and etc. Story that is over the top and etc. etc. and etc.

    10/10 means that it’s surpassed everyone’s expectation in every aspect there is.
    Of course there are no perfect games. Every game have bugs… small or not. Games are software.

    you can’t just make a review and say: “it’s fun and stuff” and in the end put 10/10 to it. thats not review, that’s bias.

    You need to understand that not all games offer 10/10 experience. Look at the metacritic. You really believe that almost every AAA game out there is living up to the hype from 89-96 meta? Come on guys.

    #68 3 years ago
  69. monkeygourmet

    @65

    I define trolling as someone making snarky comments on a thread in an effort to be provocative without actually backing them up.

    Which is exactly what you did with your first comment earlier in the thread.

    The *yawn* comment doesn’t help either as that looks pretentious. Of course having personnal opinions is very important and builds your character, the problem is you may be asked to elaborate on them sometimes.

    Simply coming into a thread and going “boring!” isnt really helpful to anyone, and quite frankly more a waste of your time…

    If you can’t be bothered to say why you don’t actually like the game or how you think certain parts of gameplay couldn’t be improved, what is the point of saying anything in the first place?

    #69 3 years ago
  70. viralshag

    @ peteb, what did I tell you? Waste of time…

    @68, You’re missing his point. He is simply saying that in terms of a Eurogamer review, they have stated that 10/10 is not perfect by their definition.

    So it really does not matter what your opinion or definition of what 10/10 means.

    #70 3 years ago
  71. Zana

    These reviews make me sad. When is gaming going to grow out of these mindless, immature and ugly shooters?

    #71 3 years ago
  72. G1GAHURTZ

    GEARS IS BACK!!

    Yeeeaaaaaaaaahh!!!

    #72 3 years ago
  73. monkeygourmet

    @71

    El shaddai, Catherine, Mario Galaxy, Bayonetta, Xenogears, Portal 2, Alan Wake, LA Noire all say hello. Theres plenty to play if you look around.

    #73 3 years ago
  74. LOLshock94

    does this game come out on tuesday in the UK?

    #74 3 years ago
  75. Dralen

    @LOLshock94 Yes. 20th September worldwide release.

    #75 3 years ago
  76. Zana

    @73 And I gladly welcome them. Well actually, go on playing mindless shooters, it’s okay, but please, dear reviewers, stop giving them perfect scores. It’s like giving 10 out of 10 to crappy Hollywoodian movies such as Captain America. Then, you are unable to value games that actually deserve high scores thanks to their refined designs.

    #76 3 years ago
  77. Dralen

    @76 That’s pretty harsh. I actually wasn’t a fan of Gears of War until I played the beta for 3; which was brilliant by the way. The first two were good, but they had so many issues online, and that really killed them for me.

    #77 3 years ago
  78. Fin

    @76

    wat. If a game (or film) is good, then it should be given a good score. Sure arty games should be given their due, but that doesn’t detract from games like Gears (or [insert whatever "mindless shooter" you care to name]) are actually pretty good.

    If Captain America was awesome, it should be given a 10. Genres or lack of originality shouldn’t detract from something’s core quality.

    #78 3 years ago
  79. monkeygourmet

    @76

    No, just don’t compare genres. I would never compare battlefield to f-zero for example.

    You don’t seem to understand how reviews tend to work. In films for example, would you compare Casablanca to Finding Nemo?

    #79 3 years ago
  80. G1GAHURTZ

    Gears 1 & 2 are two of my fave games, ever.

    This one looks amazing compared to those two, so I’m pretty hyped for the third installment.

    Let the haters hate.

    They’re just upset because their artsy fartsy games never get the limelight.

    #80 3 years ago
  81. Christopher Jack

    @69, Awesome number by the way, but trolling is the intention of seeking a negative reaction just for the lulz, he clearly wasn’t, he was just stating that he doesn’t like it & why. I also agree with him but I do think if you’re going to post a critical comment, you need to explain yourself a little better otherwise you do appear as a troll, simple fact.

    #81 3 years ago
  82. Ireland Michael

    @69 See, that’s the thing. I’m not “trying to be provocative” in the slightest. I’m simply stating my opinion as it stands.

    I don’t have to make a long, draw out essay to explain why I dislike the franchise. This isn’t debate school. It’s not my duty to justify my opinion to you simply because you don’t agree with it. I don’t see you singling out other people expecting them to explain why they *do* like it. Why is a negative opinion more open to scrutiny than a positive one?

    And you didn’t ask me to elaborate on my opinion. You were too busy giving out to me simply for having a negative opinion to do so. Now, if you actually want to discuss the subject of why I think the game is completely undeserving of its scoring without resorting to ad hominem attacks, I’m more than willing to do so.

    Mind you, I already explained why I think the game doesn’t deserve these ridiculously unwarranted scores in my very first post anyway.

    #82 3 years ago
  83. G1GAHURTZ

    O’Connor, surely if you’re repeatedly called out for trolling, there must be something in it?

    There’s no smoke without fire is all I’m saying…

    Think about it.

    #83 3 years ago
  84. Christopher Jack

    “Why is a negative opinion more open to scrutiny than a positive one?” Depends, being negative about a good thing makes one appear as a dick, especially if you don’t explain why you’re being negative but you can also appear as a dick if you like negative things, like genocide or rape.

    #84 3 years ago
  85. daytripper

    thought some of the reviews would of praised the visuals a bit more, the beta surprised me by how good it looked.

    #85 3 years ago
  86. monkeygourmet

    @82

    I don’t often comment on this site but I read the articles and check the comment sections quite a lot. Of course you don’t have to elaborate on your opinions but it makes it all the more interesting to read when you do.

    A large portion of your contributions tend to be dismissive, without actually explaining why. This comes across as arrogant unfortunatly. I was just reading the resistance 3 forum thread earlier where Frostquake outlined points where he found the game to be sub par. It was a good read as I was thinking about purchasing the game.

    You however decided to chime in with: the problem with resistance 3 is that it’s a resistance game…

    Not helpful or on topic in the slightest. As a previous poster stated, it just comes across as negative. Being critical of a medium is great but as I said before it helps to elaborate on your statements.

    And this isn’t debating club, but coming onto a forum and making a brash statement without backing it up is always going to illicit a response.

    #86 3 years ago
  87. strikkebil

    gears is basicly the only reason i bought xbox. itll b good to dust off the controller and play some again.

    #87 3 years ago
  88. Ireland Michael

    @80 Weak argument is weak. Again, you seem incapable of comprehending that some of us might just simply think a game is shit, instead of it being some sort of defense mechanism against our own personal preferences not being acknowledged.

    The fact that this viewpoint of is coming from VG247′s “Poster Boy for Franchise Over-Protectiveness” is an irony that I’m sure isn’t lost on many of us

    I find testerone fueled man-fantasies boring as fuck. I think they’re lazy and creatively vapid. The kind of testosterone fueled chest-pumping idiocy that these games obsess over puts me to sleep.

    The gameplay mechanics are old and tired, the franchise tries way too desperately to be taken seriously on an emotional level while its character design and world are completely at odds with that idea. It’s characters lack depth, subtlety or charm, and it’s violence is violence for violence sake.

    There’s a reason why Shakespeare is considered a creative genius and Justin Bieber is not. I am not going to applaud a game that lacks any real merits beyond pretty graphics and brainless violence when far better games (Uncharted) are able to do the same thing with far more depth, quality and genuine identity.

    (Oh, did the supposed 360 fanboy just applaud a PS3 exclusive over a 360 exclusive? THE HORROR! Or maybe I was never a format fanboy in the first place. Crazy thought.)

    @83 Herp a derp. Derpity de derp. Derp derp!

    @86 The Resistance games have always been bad. Therefore his problem was expecting it to actually be good. There W’s nothing more I needed to elaborate.

    Arrogant? I’m one of the most arrogant people you’ll ever meet. I’m fully aware of that fact. It’s part of my charm. *wink*

    #88 3 years ago
  89. CityCobra

    German language review from GamingXP!

    http://www.gamingxp.com/bericht-5066-microsoft-epic_games-x360-gears_of_war_3.htm

    Epic climax to a legendary saga. Awesome cinematics, cool battles, lots of variety, great handling, near-to-perfect mechanics: Great, greater, Gears of War.

    #89 3 years ago
  90. daytripper

    feel sorry for michael sometimes, he really gets more shit on here than i’ve seen with certain others. he was once a xbot now just a troll. no offence michael but i could’nt give a shit if you dont like gears or not and i’m sure you don’t give a shit what i like or don’t, right?

    #90 3 years ago
  91. Clupula

    It’s pretty sad to see someone actually bitching about an 8/10 for a game. There’s being a fan of the series and then there’s being a rabid fanboy.

    #91 3 years ago
  92. Lounds

    @89 Resistance 3 is a great game and definantly worth buying for ps3 owners, like Gears3 is for xbox owners. Frostquake don’t know what he’s on about, I’ve been playing it and R3 is an amazing exclusive to PS categlog.

    Portal 2 now that’s a 10/10 game, wasn’t expecting it to be better than the first.

    #92 3 years ago
  93. Ireland Michael

    @90 Yeah, I’m an Xbot… in a thread in which I’m negatively criticising a 360 game.

    It’s the internet. I’m fully aware how badly people online react to someone when they present a negative opinion. It’s no skin off my back.

    I have these kinds of discussions with gaming friends offline all the the time and they never react in the fashion people on the internet do. Do all your friends have the exact same opinions as you? No, didn’t think so. Do you complain to them and expect them to explain every little thing they don’t like? No, didn’t think so.

    If I want to go in-depth on why I do or don’t like a game, I’ll write a damn review about it.

    #93 3 years ago
  94. Texamon

    “Gears of War all the more
    Reason for me to own
    Youll be out fulla doubt
    And I’ll send you back home”
    :)

    #94 3 years ago
  95. strikkebil

    @88. shame “the awfull” resistance 3 got same score as gears 3 from eurogamer…

    #95 3 years ago
  96. DaMan

    #71 Probably the day they grow out of angsty boys with phallic swords and upskirts, as well as pompous 3 second midi loops and done to death destiny fighting christian god slaying plots.

    As was mentioned before many times, 10 implies the game is so much fun that it makes sense to ignore other shortcomings, if any. That’s how it ‘s always been, and forever will be lol. Nutcases thinking a toy can be reviewed in any other way need to get a life.

    #96 3 years ago
  97. monkeygourmet

    @91

    It’s not the 8/10 that’s the only problem, it’s just a bad review from Eurogamer that I feel has been a trend recently. That’s the main problem, I really don’t want the site to go the way of of Edge which I feel has become over critical for the sake of it.

    The review was too short for such a big game and hardly covered any of the new features in any detail while at the same time criticising features we all new wouldn’t have changed.

    Criticism is great when constructive, however if it’s not it’s a waste of time. Most games could be ripped apart if you focus on the negative aspects,

    ie: mario galaxy 2, more of the same, Zelda, same old gameplay, call of duty, boring same gameplay etc etc…

    As someone said on a different forum: gears is still the benchmark 3rd person shooter, it doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel, it IS the wheel…

    #97 3 years ago
  98. daytripper

    @93 yes it’s the internet and no i don’t act like that here or in real life. the internet for me, in a lot of cases, is for people to act like they would want to in the real world but havent got the bottle to do so(not saying you or anything)

    let’s face it with some people here or any website if they spoke to someone with patronising comments regarding video games in the real world they would probably get a smack in the mouth eventually.

    #98 3 years ago
  99. G1GAHURTZ

    @88:

    You are very childish sometimes, O’Connor.

    What kind of a pathetic response was that?

    #99 3 years ago
  100. YoungZer0

    Well, Gears of War 2 also had great reviews, and i stopped playing it after 30 min.

    I see no reason why this game should get a 8 out of 10 while games like Army of Two: 40th Day get 6 out of 10. At least the characters in AoT:40thd are interesting.

    #100 3 years ago
  101. Ireland Michael

    @95 So? I wasn’t aware my opinions were dictated by EuroGamer’s scores.

    @96 So basically never then?

    @97 “Gears is the benchmark for third person shooters.”

    No, that would be Vanquish, a game of true polish, depth and skill, and one of the best games of this generation of consoles.

    @98 I for one don’t feel the need to act “how I would like to act in the real world” online. What you see is what you ge

    @99 What can I say? Children should be treated as children.

    #101 3 years ago
  102. monkeygourmet

    @93

    Most people wouldn’t walk into a shop they knew they disliked on purpose and say openly “I don’t like this shop it sucks!”

    That would be crazy and a waste of time.

    Same thing applies here really, join in if you must but at least get off your high horse and explain yourself without making sweeping statements in threads without any substance behind them.

    Also vanquish is great, but without Japanese companies trying to ape western style games it would have never seen the light of day, it has gears to thank for that.

    #102 3 years ago
  103. monkeygourmet

    @88

    Arrogance isn’t a part of being charming…

    You need to be charming enough that people over look your arrogance otherwise you just sound like a dick.

    Your *wink* really shows you unto being an attention seeking troll unfortunately…

    #103 3 years ago
  104. Ireland Michael

    @102 Your analogy makes no sense.

    This is a general video game news site, not a Gears of War fansite. It encompasses the entire spectrum of gaming.

    I would not waste my energy actually visiting a website dedicated to a franchise that I don’t like. I leave that kind of stupid shit to the *real* internet trolls.

    @103 Derp? Herp a derp! DERPA DERPA!

    #104 3 years ago
  105. G1GAHURTZ

    @101:

    Is that a personal insult?

    First trolling, then personal attacks…

    You really are building the case for a ban against yourself, aren’t you?

    #105 3 years ago
  106. Ireland Michael

    @105 Have fun with that.

    You’ve posted ten times as many. But I’m not insecure enough that I need to go crying to people on the internet about it. =P

    Unless I suddenly start jumping into every single thread and personally insulting every single user for page upon page, there’s about as much chance of me being banned as there is of you no longer playing the Call of Duty franchise.

    #106 3 years ago
  107. G1GAHURTZ

    Carry on.

    You’ll have no-one to blame but yourself.

    #107 3 years ago
  108. Erthazus

    @100,
    “I see no reason why this game should get a 8 out of 10 while games like Army of Two: 40th Day get 6 out of 10. At least the characters in AoT:40thd are interesting.”

    you missed a point in Gears series. It’s all about the core gameplay and Epic games|Cliff blezinski know what they are doing.

    #108 3 years ago
  109. monkeygourmet

    @106

    Nothing more needs to be said really, all I was doing was calling you out on your negative, predictable attitude regarding articles.

    I have no problem with your summery and dislike of gears you gave earlier, it would have been more helpful if you mentioned some of those things in your first criticism though.

    You seem to pick and choose when to ignore the concept of discussion when it suits you. If you make statements you generate feedback generally, to then act as if you don’t have to explain yourself to anyone is the forum equivalent of acting like a spoilt brat.

    #109 3 years ago
  110. viralshag

    @ 101, Vanquish was an awesome game!

    #110 3 years ago
  111. YoungZer0

    @108: I’m not. If it’s all about the gameplay, why is there even a story? Why are there characters and miserable attempt to add depth to them? Why are they trying (and failing) to add drama to whole thing?

    It’s not only about the gameplay.

    Having said that 40th day also had much better gameplay.

    #111 3 years ago
  112. viralshag

    @111, At least the GoW ads were good though, right? ;)

    @ monkeygourmet, the you vs Ireland thing aside, you should post more often! At least your comments are well written. Pow!

    #112 3 years ago
  113. YoungZer0

    @112: Damn straight! Love the “Rendezvous with Death” Commercial.

    #113 3 years ago
  114. Ireland Michael

    @109 Frankly, you’re more interested in my opinions than *I* am interested in my opinions.

    @110 That it is.

    @112 <– What he said. Your posts are very well thought out and constructive, gourmet. They would definitely be a valuable contribution here.

    #114 3 years ago
  115. monkeygourmet

    @112

    Thanks, what’s weird is I’ve come across as the biggest gears fan ever here which isn’t true.

    I still need to get most of the achievements for 1 & 2 ;)

    The initial point was supposed to more about the quality of reviews these days, a topic I’ve been discussing recently as my girlfriend has just started writing for a video games website so we’ve been discussing scoring and layout etc…

    The only beef I have is I can’t stand sweeping statements and find it hard not to question someone’s reasoning, I’m sure I would just go crazy if I commented on here regularly! ;)

    Eurogamer is a respected gaming site, and I’ve just found there reviews somewhat lacking in recent times, they are just starting to sound quite jaded really and seem to have forgotten the games are supposed to be fun! :)

    #115 3 years ago
  116. DaMan

    Multiplayer in the second game was terrible, I got a feeling they literally had no idea what they’re doing; it was so unbalanced it’s not funny. Everyone was using nothing but chainsaws, it was just painfully depressing and frustrating.

    #116 3 years ago
  117. viralshag

    @113, “Last Day” was the one for me. Great music selection in pretty much all the ads.

    #117 3 years ago
  118. monkeygourmet

    @114

    Fairs fair, I have read many posts of yours, and a lot of them hold up. It just sometimes you look like you can’t be arsed and just churn out the old:

    “Boring, yawn, next” type comments.

    Just feel if someone’s put years of work into something and even created the engine it’s running on it deserves a bit more respect thats all! ;)

    #118 3 years ago
  119. YoungZer0

    @101: How can you praise Vanquish and at the same time criticize Gears for having overblown machismo and dull gameplay?

    #119 3 years ago
  120. viralshag

    @ 115, I know what you mean and I will agree with you that EG reviews have been, to me, unbalanced in article vs final score lately.

    #120 3 years ago
  121. daytripper

    vanquish was awesome imo, like the contra 3 of this generation.

    #121 3 years ago
  122. Ireland Michael

    @118 Sometimes, I really can’t be fucking arsed.

    It was 8am in the morning and I was sitting in front of the PC in my pyjamas, with a bowl of cereal! Does that sound like someone interested in a debate?

    Seriously, you people pay far too much attention to my posts sometimes…

    @119 Because 1) Vanquish never, ever claims to take itself even remotely seriously (Are those tears I see, Dom?!), and 2) its gameplay, the core mechanics that hold the whole thing together… aren’t shit.

    #122 3 years ago
  123. triggerhappy

    All these pro-Vanquish comments are making me think I was mabey too hard on it when I played the demo…

    #123 3 years ago
  124. YoungZer0

    @122: Dunno, the whole conspiracy plot that didn’t really make any sense let me to believe otherwise. Also the last fight when Macho-Leader-Marine was dying was trying to be dramatic.

    I also thought the gameplay suffered from the bland art-direction and boring weapons.

    @123: Doubt that. If you didn’t like the demo, you won’t like the full game. That simple.

    #124 3 years ago
  125. triggerhappy

    ^ It was the whole sliding about on your knees bit I didn’t get LOL. Im now thinking about picking it up and playing it properly though…

    #125 3 years ago
  126. YoungZer0

    @125: The best thing about Vanquish was the Smoke-Button. I hope they include it in the new DMC.

    #126 3 years ago
  127. Ireland Michael

    Hint: Vanquish isn’t meant to be played like Gears of War.

    #127 3 years ago
  128. triggerhappy

    Yeh everytime I think about Vanquish I picture him doing the old knee slide with a cigarette hanging out his mouth :P

    #128 3 years ago
  129. YoungZer0

    @127: Disagree. The difference is that you’re boost-sliding from cover-to-cover.

    I actually think that the gameplay didn’t really work. The sliding was awesome, but i think the gameplay should’ve made the CQC the core of the gameplay. Shooting was not fun in the game, unless you were slide-shooting.

    #129 3 years ago
  130. Isaaclarke37

    Things keeps getting better and better, next month we got Arkham City. Can’t wait.

    #130 3 years ago
  131. YoungZer0

    @130: Next month already? Holy shit, what to do? What to do?

    #131 3 years ago
  132. G1GAHURTZ

    The net few months are due to be jam packed with AAA releases.

    It’s like picking a path between now and January for which games to play and which ones to leave on the shelf…

    Gears 3 is definitely on my list, though!

    #132 3 years ago
  133. Anders

    Aftonbladet, the biggest newspaper and most visited website in Sweden, gave it 2/5. Oops.

    http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/spela/recensioner/article13626513.ab

    #133 3 years ago
  134. Fin

    Edge gave it a 9 – http://www.next-gen.biz/reviews/gears-war-3-review?page=2

    #134 3 years ago
  135. HeavyD-Love

    @104.

    102′s comment makes perfect sense. And you don’t. Never did. All you like to do is be the center of arguments CONSTANTLY waving your arrogant pompous cock in our faces with an attitute like you are the most knowledgeable supreme being of all eternity….., this thread being YET ANOTHER prime example.

    What a joke.

    We get it. You don’t like Gears of War. you don’t like God of War. Fine. Who gives a rats ass. Millions of other gamers disagree. Another benefit of free will.. To each their own.

    I think a lot of Nintendo wii games suck, but I don’t go around posting “yawn, this game’s boring, next please” in their related forums/topics/discussions/etc like you do. Starting to see a clearer picture here? Ofcourse not. Your just as bad as TEA, erth, and the others sometimes in your own way…

    #135 3 years ago
  136. G1GAHURTZ

    @133:

    You have to question the logic of printing that “review”. The guy basically says that he didn’t like Gears 1 and 2 because he didn’t like the story, and it was too ‘macho’ for him, so why in the world is he ‘reviewing’ the third game?

    To say that a video game is bad because the characters aren’t believable enough is nothing short of ridiculous.

    #136 3 years ago
  137. Phoenixblight

    @136

    Agreed. Because Gamers are playing videogames because of their realism *rolls eyes*

    #137 3 years ago
  138. Anders

    @136: Yeah, that review has caused a bit of stir among Swedish game journalists.

    #138 3 years ago
  139. G1GAHURTZ

    @137:

    I mean, come on…

    This is a game where you have a chainsaw(!) on the end of a gun that shoots more powerful bullets if you reload it at exactly the right time!

    What are people expecting in terms of believability after that??

    #139 3 years ago
  140. Phoenixblight

    Also forgot being able to slide from cover to cover like the characters have roller skates on their shoes XD

    #140 3 years ago
  141. StolenGlory

    *Cracks knuckles*

    I’m going to get my string vest on, secure a twelve-pack of Stella Artois (Oh yeah, I went there), sit down and watch Commando for every day of the week until I get my copy of Gears of War 3 through the post.

    :)

    #141 3 years ago
  142. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s like:

    ‘Yeah, I can feel Dom’s pain and look into his essence… I can tell that he had a bad childhood, but he was taken under the wing of a general that loved him and nutured him caringly, but with discipline. I can see that he has gone through a deep trauma in his life…

    Which is why he chainsaws giant aliens.’

    #142 3 years ago
  143. StolenGlory

    @142

    Precisely!

    #143 3 years ago
  144. freedoms_stain

    I really wanted to get this at launch but my live sub just ran out and I’ve been unable to find an acceptable price for renewal. Too many good games coming out to waste cash on a live sub, it basically costs a game to buy, and right now I’d rather buy one of the 6 or 7 AAA games coming to pc in the next 2 months than live.

    #144 3 years ago
  145. YoungZer0

    @139: I agree. Don’t understand why the story of Mass Effect has to make sense. I mean Shepard blasts aliens! ALIENS! CRAYYYZEEE!

    #145 3 years ago
  146. G1GAHURTZ

    @ freedoms:

    You can just pay for one month, then cancel your sub.

    #146 3 years ago
  147. DSB

    There’s a pretty big difference between story and suspension of disbelief though. A designer is perfectly capable of creating his own coherent world, and we’ll buy it if it’s done well enough, without worrying too much about the science or logic of it.

    Equally so, some games try to go deep on the stories, whereas others just use them as a function to advance the gameplay. I like both personally.

    I always thought Gears of War was a little too derivative. There’s just too much of “random aliens meet random space marines” these days. If the aliens had a personality beyond just “ugly and mean”, that might be interesting, but it’s way too samey for me.

    #147 3 years ago
  148. Fin

    @144

    I got 14 months for £25 in GAME last week – I assume it was some sort of special deal (it was a Halo Reach card) – but they were selling 12 month cards for £30.

    #148 3 years ago
  149. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve got Cliff Bleszinski on the phone in six minutes. Anything you want me to ask him?

    #149 3 years ago
  150. Patrick Garratt

    Three minutes. Speak now or forever hold it.

    #150 3 years ago
  151. viralshag

    @Pat, Ask him if you can have some copies of GoW3 to give away in a great competiton… :)

    #151 3 years ago
  152. Patrick Garratt

    Heh. That’s one for MS :D

    #152 3 years ago
  153. YoungZer0

    Ask him if he’ll continue to work with People Can Fly.

    #153 3 years ago
  154. Fin

    Ask him if this is the end of the Gears of War franchise, or just the end of this story arc. He probably can’t answer, but I’m still curious.
    Also, ‘sup with Unreal and Shadow Complex!

    #154 3 years ago
  155. Gekidami

    Ask him what he’s wearing. Also what is the weather like where he is?

    #155 3 years ago
  156. reask

    Some good reviews there.
    Hey Giga we will have to get some co op in.
    Maybe Tea will join us.
    If you’re reading Tea send me a msg on PSN or live.

    #156 3 years ago
  157. Patrick Garratt

    @154 – He said he was glad to be able to completely wrap up the trilogy. I asked him if he could see it expanding into different genres, and he said they could make an FPS or a strategy game or whatever else. He wasn’t specific at all.

    #157 3 years ago
  158. Fin

    Cool Pat, that’s a bit more of an elaborate answer than I was expecting :)
    Thanks!!

    #158 3 years ago
  159. G1GAHURTZ

    @ reask:

    Yeah, I’m up for that. I’m pretty sure tea will be on this, day 1. He loved both the other Gears’ iirc. I was thinking about that earlier.

    Apparently, you can do 4 player competitive co-op online, so we’ve got to get another person, and I know Pat’s pumped for Gears 3, too…

    #159 3 years ago
  160. viralshag

    @G1GA, I would happily fill a spot if there’s one going and I’m online ;)

    I’m all over some co-op for Gears, my favourite part of the franchise tbh.

    #160 3 years ago
  161. G1GAHURTZ

    Sounds cool!

    What’s your GT?

    #161 3 years ago
  162. KL

    damn it i am late…
    i was always wondering how’s roger rabbit is in person or is he just gone through surgery?he should have known

    #162 3 years ago
  163. viralshag

    @ G1GA, Peacefish on both PS3 and 360 ;)

    #163 3 years ago
  164. reask

    Yeah viral my tag is reask.
    I have it pre ordered so I should be on from Tuesday evening.
    Gears 3 FTW……. :D :D

    #164 3 years ago
  165. G1GAHURTZ

    Added you, VS.

    #165 3 years ago
  166. viralshag

    @ reask, Nice one ;) I think I said earlier in this thread that I was going to wait until the new year for this game… Somehow I ended up pre-ordering it from GAME on my lunchbreak haha. My will power is about as strong as a wet paper towel… unless it’s a sheet of Bounty of course.

    @ G1GA, Sweet. ;)

    #166 3 years ago
  167. Ireland Michael

    @135 Derp.

    #167 3 years ago
  168. StolenGlory

    My tag is Biggadeesanch.

    (Don’t ask)

    #168 3 years ago
  169. freedoms_stain

    @G1GA, I know, but paying for smaller units feels pretty uneconomical. I could take the spotlight deal of 20% off, but I know they’ve done it cheaper, so I’m holding out.

    @Fin, that sounds like a good deal, I’ll see if I can swing by a Game tmw and see if they’ve got anything similar.

    #169 3 years ago
  170. Fin

    This was in the Oxford St (London) store last week, so I doubt it’s still around. Ask at counter for the £30/12month sub – the ones on the shelves were priced £40, but behind the counter they had £30 stickers!

    #170 3 years ago
  171. StolenGlory

    Don’t they usually offer you ridiculous deals on the dashboard if you let your Gold membership expire anyway?

    I distinctly remember doing that and then noticing an advert on the dashboard saying that I could get 12 months for £23.99 if I signed back up.

    #171 3 years ago
  172. freedoms_stain

    @171, yeah, they usually do, but right now they’re only offering 20% off, which is a bit garbage.

    #172 3 years ago
  173. G1GAHURTZ

    Enjoying ‘Your Shape: Fitness Evolved’, eh, StolenGlory?

    #173 3 years ago
  174. Ireland Michael

    @173 Seriously, what the fuck?

    What’s the problem with him enjoying a game like that?

    #174 3 years ago
  175. G1GAHURTZ

    Did I say there was a problem?

    #175 3 years ago
  176. StolenGlory

    @173

    I am yep! It’s a good little supplement to my gym workouts :)

    #176 3 years ago
  177. G1GAHURTZ

    LOL!

    Cool, but seriously, does it make you sweat?

    I mean, how good is it compared to 20 minutes on a treadmill?

    #177 3 years ago
  178. Ireland Michael

    @177 The high level cardio stuff is easily as good at burning calories as any treadmill. As with any cardio, it’s all about how much energy you put into it.

    The weight training will make you sweat like a fucking bitch. And probably cause a heart-attack in anyone who isn’t genuinely fit.

    I lost over twenty pounds this year, with this game was part of my exercise routine. It can definitely help.

    #178 3 years ago
  179. G1GAHURTZ

    I’m very sceptical, but I’ll take your word for it.

    #179 3 years ago
  180. StolenGlory

    @177

    It does actually make you break out in quite a sweat I find.

    They basically break up the regimen into Gym Games and Activities.

    Activities tend to be more structured and rigid, with you mimicking the posture of the model on screen (the tracking is actually pretty accurate if i’m honest) and doing exercises appropriate to your goals. For example, one of the Men’s Health strength workouts, has you doing dumbell lifts and squats either weights-free to master the form or you can actually pick up and use one of your real-world weights during the exercise. In addition to this there are the usual smattering of cardio boxing exercises (which must be progressively unlocked), Zen (Tai-Chi), dancing and bodypump-esque exercise classes.

    Gym games on the other hand, tend to be more of a drop-in, drop-out type of affair with minimal time dedication needed. One of the gym games that always gets the sweat pouring is the ‘Virtual Smash’ game, in which you must kick, punch, knee and elbow various blocks as they appear on screen and at harder levels, you must squat to avoid swinging blocks that if hit you, reduce your score.

    It’s all quite well done if i’m being honest; your calories are persistently tracked and you can upload it to some sort of database which tells you how well you are doing and tracks your progress.

    Obviously, titles like this are never meant to supplant a gym workout but for someone who maybe can’t afford, or doesn’t have time to go to a gym, it’s a good way to keep active and for those of us who do frequent our local sweat factory, it makes for a fine workout companion all things told :)

    #180 3 years ago
  181. G1GAHURTZ

    Hmm…

    Interesting. Thanks SG.

    #181 3 years ago
  182. viralshag

    I’m gonna back up Ireland and Stolen here. I haven’t played much of Your Shape but I have done some of the Zen work outs after going to the regular gym and that had me in more of a sweat than the boxing…

    If you really focus and put in the effort you would be surprised at some of the results. I have a female friend who uses it a lot more regularly and she has praised it to high heaven.

    #182 3 years ago
  183. Random_H

    Eurogamer Germany 9/10

    cheers,

    Alex

    #183 3 years ago
  184. GregE_EntFocus

    Entertainment Focus – 9/10

    Cheers,
    -Greg.

    #184 3 years ago

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