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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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Cast

Cast overview:
John DiMaggio ... Marcus Fenix / Franklin / KR-64 Pilot (voice)
Carlos Ferro ... Dominic Santiago / KR-61 Pilot / Agitated Stranded / Victim #1 Stranded / Drunk #2 Stranded (voice)
Lester Speight ... Augustus Cole (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Damon Baird / Locust Drone B / Victim #2 Stranded / Berserker (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Minh Young Kim / Old Man Stranded / KR-25 Pilot / Factory Stranded / Johnson (voice)
Jamie Alcroft Jamie Alcroft ... Victor Hoffman (voice)
Nan McNamara ... Anya Stroud / KR-25 Pilot (voice)
Carolyn Seymour ... Queen Myrrah (voice)
Michael Gough ... Anthony Carmine / Drunk #1 Stranded (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... General RAAM / Locust Drone A / Theron Guard / Berserker (voice) (as Dee Baker)
Bruce DuBose ... Redshirt Gyules / Boomers (voice)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A Nightmare from Below. A Hero from Within See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Epic Games [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Dolby Digital

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The game takes place on 'Sera', a planet consumed by past and present wars. Spelled backwards it is 'Ares', the Greek god of war. 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 Fenix: Baird, what's the status on that APC?
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man, this game rules
25 November 2006 | by arsenal_4_everSee all my reviews

Firstly i would just like to state a simple instruction, -BUY THIS GAME-. anyway now that is out of the way onto the game-play. the game-play itself is deeply entertaining, although some may find it a little repetitive, they will also tell you it is fun! the only reason for not liking this is if you are a girl who hates action games, sad i know.... the average player will not be impressed with the opening events in the game, but then again, you have choice's of which paths to take, and the range of decision making is outstanding!

The graphics are no less than great, but then again this is on the Xbox 360. one of the best games and a well spent £37.97 GET THIS GAME!!!


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