Mankind's epic struggle for survival against a dominating Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the planet's vortex.


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Cast overview:
Marcus Fenix / Franklin / KR-64 Pilot (voice)
Dominic Santiago / KR-61 Pilot / Agitated Stranded / Victim #1 Stranded / Drunk #2 Stranded (voice)
Augustus Cole (voice)
Damon Baird / Locust Drone B / Victim #2 Stranded / Berserker (voice)
Minh Young Kim / Old Man Stranded / KR-25 Pilot / Factory Stranded / Johnson (voice)
Jamie Alcroft ...
Victor Hoffman (voice)
Anya Stroud / KR-25 Pilot (voice)
Queen Myrrah (voice)
Anthony Carmine / Drunk #1 Stranded (voice)
General RAAM / Locust Drone A / Theron Guard / Berserker (voice) (as Dee Baker)
Bruce DuBose ...
Redshirt Gyules / Boomers (voice)


Just when the humans of the planet Sera attain peace after a 79 year war amongst each other, the Locust horde comes out the planet's crust to kill every human on the planet. Billions are slaughtered. In a desperate move, humans retreat to the Jacinto Plateau, the last safe place on the planet, and use satellites and chemical weapons to destroy the other 90% of the planet, and hopefully their threat along with them. When the locusts break through the plateau's defenses, Marcus Fenix, a young soldier in the elite Gears unit of the Coalition of Organized Governments (COG), disobeys orders to hold his position at Jacinto's defenses to try and save his father trapped between the Locusts and his own men. Caught an accused of deserting, he is sentenced to 40 years in Jacinto prison. 14 years into the sentence is where the game picks up, when Marcus is rescued by his military colleague and friend, Dominic Santiago. He rejoins the army, and, with the help of Alpha squad members Augustus Cole ... Written by GEARSMAN

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The first portions of what would become this game were showcased in the early showing of the game's engine, Unreal Engine 3.0. Microsoft was so amazed with the visuals they saw and signed an agreement with Epic to develop the game further for their system, which is the Xbox 360. See more »


In the flash back to when the resonator was deployed, Baird hangs back and watches the resonator briefly before Marcus tells him to hurry up. When the player actually witnesses this scene, Baird immediately joins the others after setting up the resonator. See more »


Dominic Santiago: No way... Cole Train, we saw you play.
Augustus Cole: Hell yeah, baby. Everyone wants to see The Cole Train play!
Dominic Santiago: Marcus, do you remember this guy? Division playoffs? 40 yard line?
Marcus Fenix: I remember that you owe me 20 bucks.
Dominic Santiago: Oh yeah? See me after the war.
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Images and quotes of the developers are displayed, followed by a song from Cole. See more »


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Mad World
Written by Roland Orzabal
Performed by Gary Jules & Michael Andrews
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Gears is the best xbox360 game that i have ever played
15 January 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Gears Of War is the best game on xbox360 maybe even best game I've played all year.With the best graphics i have ever seen on any system.The environments and surrounding ruin of cities looks great like an actual bombed out city.The A.I. in G.O.W is decent not to great though they are kinda dumb all they do is attack and take cover.Sound is awesome on it the guns sound great and the voice acting is really good done by professionals.The story is great just too short for my liking but its well done and when the soldiers talk they talk like real soldiers would by making jokes and trying to keep the morale up.Its a little sad to say but the way the soldiers act in this fictional war game is more real than they act in a real war game(my friend in the army told me thats exactly the way him and his company act).Actual game play of G.O.W is very easy and simple to get into and the firefights you'll be having are amazing just intense fire fights with taking fire and returning fire a decent variety of weapons makes the games fire fights fun.Taking cover is crucial to game play but its not as bad as it may sound you don't have to take cover for minutes at a time there are plenty of chances to run out and gun the Locusts down.All in all this is a great game worth buying if your a shooter fan or want a fun game to play its a most own for any 360 owner if they like action games at all.

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