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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 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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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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Official Sites:

Epic Games [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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awesome is not the word!
14 February 2008 | by coolmodSee all my reviews

This is a game that is beyond good, even beyond great, even beyond awesome.

this awesome is derived from the unbelievably addictive online play that is worth the 14.99 price tag. this game is a must by simply because of the graphic brilliance in multi-player crisp controls AND THE LASHINGS OF GORE the game scores points for the story mode but just a few. it isn't really all that good and the story is the same as many other games but it is still fun.

get this game for the single player and be entertained, play the multi-player and be astonished


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