Let me get this started, I didn’t post anything last week because of this game, I have played the shit out of it and will still play it a lot. now to the review.
the game starts 2 years after the events of the first game, after some flashback from Marcus Fenix we are introduced to the secondary characters some old and some new and after some quick ( yet intense ) tutorial levels/fights we are introduced to the main storyline.
I don’t want to say much about the story since it was so well crafted I don’t want to spoil anything but the very beginning, but take my word the game will make you cry, laugh and shout in anger in this action packed thrilling story that is by far the best campaign in all the gears series.
the game plays just like gears of war but that’s not a bad thing, the game has been balanced and refined to a degree in witch is really hard to think how it could be improved and while some players might whine about the introduction of some new guns ( The retro lancer , sawed off shotgun and some more) the game is so balanced that no matter witch gun you pick it will serve as a good tool of destruction.
not only did Epic Games add guns they also added turrets ( they are actually lancers hooked up to a stand) much suit and tons of surprises ( hint search on YouTube for the Cluckshot ) that will keep you glued to your seat for a while.
the multiplayer is also one of the best things on the Xbox360 and will likely keep you playing this game far long after you finished the main storyline.
Graphics & Music:
Gears of Was and still is one of the best looking games this generation and set the standard for what “Nex-Gen” games would look but Gears 3 took some big hoops and jumps from that game and improved on everything, not only the game runs smooth 60FPS ( even in 3D the Frame rate is awesome) but the lighting and texturing are miles better than its two predecessors.
the Textures are vivid and sharp, the 3D models look natural and the cities look like a real warzone making this game one of the prettiest games alive, also this game introduces some underwater combat ( witch is totally amazing graphics wise ) and some tropical island levels making this game more colorful than most shooters ( I’m looking at you CoD).
on the music side this game also outdid itself not only is the music perfectly suited to the stuff happening on screen but the licensed music including a song most gears fan remember Mad World makes an appearance making those moment really emotional.
Great gameplay, great visuals, great music, great multiplayer,tons of unlockables, great cut scenes, great A.I , great campaign , Beast Mode, Horde 2.0, 3D Enabled, Epic bosses, tons of enemy varieties ,and TONS of replay value makes this game a jewel for the Xbox360 and totally nails what Epic wanted for this game to be Bigger , Better and more Badass than everything before.
Gameplay videos and trailer: