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


(additional dialogue writing), (scripts and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Emergence Day 11.12.06 See more »


Action | Sci-Fi


M | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

12 November 2006 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


Old Man: [upon reaching the stranded settlement and seeing it under attack] Sounds like they could use your help.
[drinks beer and belches]
See more »

Crazy Credits

Images and quotes of the developers are displayed, followed by a song from Cole. See more »


Featured in The Hurt Locker (2008) See more »


Gears Of War
Written by Dave Mustaine
Performed by Megadeth
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

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'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 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 about take your breath away! Every 360 owner should have this game...if not...WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU! :)

17 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: