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
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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
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
State your name, soldier.
Private Augustus Cole, alpha squad, sir!
Cole?... as in The Cole Train?
Yeah, that's right.
Images and quotes of the developers are displayed, followed by a song from Cole. See more
Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #39.19
Gears Of War
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