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Gears of War

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"Not a good release"
1 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Well looks like for this game it already needs patches !! A rock solid MS release :-)

I can't run it, its keeps crashing with “Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Error”. checking the forums it would appear a lot of people are having this problem.

My PC is well above the spec listed, also other games (MS) are running fine.

Can't comment on how it plays becous it won't start, but it would seem the release is not good.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"Save your money for something better"
2 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I remember seeing the ad for this game on the 360 and thinking if there ever was a game to come to the pc it should be this one! I was surely mistaken this game is riddled with bugs, poor optimization, the stuttering problem, your forced to use ms live service with creates even more problems with random crashes, save games disappearing or the game not starting at all.

On top of all of this neither Epic or Microsoft has done anything to fix the problems there has been 2 patches since march 2008 and neither one has fixed the problems your pretty much on your own in the support department SO BUYER BEWARE BUY THIS GAME AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!! Don't expect any help from epic for you will receive NONE what so ever :(

"Pretty good"
3 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I had very low expectations for this game and it surprised me,it looks very nice and has a gritty atmospheric feel to it. Doesn't seem to like SLI much,a lot of pauses with SLI enabled,but seemed pretty stable otherwise. Didn't get the hang of throwing hand grenades,and seemed a pretty dumb way to impliment it to me,but overall I enjoyed it and will more than likely buy the next one.

"Excellent game"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Actually I would rate it four and half stars.

This game was originally on the Xbox 360 platform, and it was regarded as one of the best game of all time on 360. Gears of War also showcased what ‘next-gen’ gamings is all about.

They have done an exellent job bringing Gears of War to PC. It uses updated UT3 engine resulting in better graphic than 360 (as long as your computer can handle it), plus keyboard and mouse control feels natural, and don't forget about new chapter exclusive to PC with an amazing boss battle.

However, it seems there are some problems with the game. Some people are experiencing game crashes when starting the game using DVD launcher (in menu screen). Also some people are experiencing stuttering issues, as well as save/checkpoints dissapearing problems.

Dispite those problems, this is still an excellent game even after a year from original release. New multiplayer maps and mode is another bonus! If you like hardcore action shooter, try this game!

Description

Gears of War,” a Games for Windows title, features the amazing tactical action and multiplayer excitement found in the critically acclaimed “Gears of War” for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system that sold more than 3.5 million units, and a variety of all-new content, including three new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer game type, Game Editor, five new campaign chapters and DirectX® 10 support.

Gears of War” thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing story of humankind’s epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet.

With “Gears of War,” Epic Games returns gamers to the massively scoped worlds, memorable characters, cooperative gameplay and hyper-realistic combat that gamers have come to expect from the franchise, plus a few new surprises.

Features:
  • Frag-filled new content. “Gears of War” will feature locations that are unique to the franchise and the genre. Players will encounter all their favorite foes from the Xbox 360 version; however, these intense encounters will take place in some new environments and allow players to manipulate the new game modes and technology found only in the Games for Windows title. Boasting three new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer game type, Game Editor, five new campaign chapters and DirectX 10 support, “Gears of War,” will challenge and push the limits of the PC gaming experience and provide an unparalleled visual presentation.
  • Engaging and disturbing cinematic story. Movie-like cut scenes, cinematic camera moves and in-game storytelling bring the brutal, emotionally charged narrative to life. Gamers control Marcus Fenix and his fire team as they pit advanced technology against the overwhelming and horrific Locust Horde.
  • Unmatched online gaming. “Gears of War” will tap into the power of Games for Windows — LIVE to deliver online matchmaking for its Gold account members. The service will enable gamers around the world to connect via their PCs, allowing players to experience individualized matchmaking, view player statistics, earn player Achievements, customize games and create personalized profiles.
  • New Game Editor. The game will also feature the all-new Game Editor, guaranteeing new user-generated content in the future. The “Gears of War” community will be able to tap its endless creative potential to develop an unlimited number of user-created levels through complete access to the Unreal Editor. Using the new engine, players can now import custom artwork into the engine, create particle systems, scripted encounters, cinematics and more.
  • Astounding visuals in next-generation gaming. “Gears of War” ushers in the next generation with incredible visuals, pushing DirectX 10 visual designs and bringing out the smallest details in the largest battle. Gamers experience a rich, dynamic world with a supreme level of detail. Characters come to life with unbelievable model quality and a physics-integrated animation system that has them truly reacting intelligently to events unfolding around them.
  • Hyper-realistic and intense combat. In “Gears of War” the battlefield is a lethal place — to foolishly stand out in the open is to invite an untimely demise. To survive, gamers must employ strategy, take cover using the interactive and dynamic environments, and suppress the enemy with blind fire, using their weapons and teammates to outwit and outfight their terrifying enemies.

System Requirements:

Recommended Requirements
OS: Windows Vista or Windows XP
Online Multi-player: Broadband internet access with an Games for Windows -- LIVE
Drive: DVD-ROM


Minimum Requiremetns:
Windows Vista or Windows XP
Other: DVD-ROM
Release date NZ
November 16th, 2007
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PC CD-ROM
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UPC
882224531832
All-time sales rank
Top 2000
Product ID
1547160

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