Gears of War (2006)

Video Game  -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  12 November 2006 (USA)
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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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Marcus Fenix / Franklin / KR-64 Pilot (voice)
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Dominic Santiago / KR-61 Pilot / Agitated Stranded / Victim #1 Stranded / Drunk #2 Stranded (voice)
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Augustus Cole (voice)
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Damon Baird / Locust Drone B / Victim #2 Stranded / Berserker (voice)
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Minh Young Kim / Old Man Stranded / KR-25 Pilot / Factory Stranded / Johnson (voice)
Jamie Alcroft ...
Victor Hoffman (voice)
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Anya Stroud / KR-25 Pilot (voice)
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Queen Myrrah (voice)
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Anthony Carmine / Drunk #1 Stranded (voice)
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General RAAM / Locust Drone A / Theron Guard / Berserker (voice) (as Dee Baker)
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Redshirt Gyules / Boomers (voice)
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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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A Nightmare from Below. A Hero from Within See more »

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Epic has been famous for their Unreal licensed products including Unreal Tournament and Unreal Championship. Gears of War was originally going to be a new Unreal game called Unreal Warfare, which would focus on vehicle combat. As the development progressed the game's director realized that the real action came from close quarters brutality with a focus on cover. This new take was unlike the Unreal brand too much, so a new IP was created. See more »

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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 »

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[Marcus and Dom enter a fortified area only to fired upon by a Stranded]
Marcus Fenix: Cease fire!
[Beat]
Marcus Fenix: ...Dishit.
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Referenced in Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie (2007) See more »

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Mad World
Written by Roland Orzabal
Performed by Gary Jules & Michael Andrews
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User Reviews

 
Yes this truly is breathtaking!
24 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

WOW. Just WOW.

This game caused so much hype for avid 360 gamers like myself...and boy did it live up to it's expectations! I bought the limited edition version and got an extra DVD with it and a small hard back book with pretty pictures and nice words. I haven't watched the DVD yet as I wanted to finish the game first.

I am so impressed with this game. The story is admittedley short, but if you play the story in INSANE mode, it's going to last A lot longer than if you play it in CASUAL mode. However, the story itself is really good...you're working towards getting something (A Resonator) to destroy like a second world. It keeps you involved, and I do think that if they made the sotry any longer than it is, it might start to get abit repetitive...so well done to Eipc Games. Even the online version is very good, very fun. Abit like Halo 2 online, in the sense that, EVERYONE wants either the sniper rifle or the grenade launcher. lol. There isn't any lag either! Well, I didn't experience any.

The co-op is awesome! I played the co-op with my boyfriend, and working together as a proper team is exciting! And I must say...The graphics are unbelievable!!! My dad has a Samsung HDTV and oh my god...talk about take your breath away! Every 360 owner should have this game...if not...WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU! :)


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