Reviews for Gears of War 3

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Fantastic ending to the trilogy

britishlad | July 4, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »

Gears of War 3 picks off from the dramatic ending of its predecessor. Marcus and co. are in dire straits and when things get bad to worse, they have to take the fight to the Locust in a bid to salvage a future for the rest of humanity.

The campaign is an emotionally charged affair and will have you in tears. Cole reminisces about his days as the "Cole Train". Dom reflects upon Maria, Marcus wants to be re-united with his dad. The voice acting is still first rate and it all makes for an incredibly engaging campaign with plenty of replay value!

The multiplayer is the most robust, varied and exciting offering in the trilogy yet. Throwing in a new Beast mode helps freshen up the familiar online play. It's a shame that the game was not changed from the ground up in terms of gameplay mechanics. Though, Horde has some improvements in the way of earning money and using it to build fortifications. The basic gameplay has not been improved upon.

Regardless, Gears of War 3 is a resounding success. A game which ends the trilogy on an almighty high note.