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Gears of War (Xbox 360)

Gears of War (Xbox 360)
alaScore 90

1179 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1179 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the price and single player gameplay. The gameplay and story also get good feedback.

graphics, story, gameplay, single player, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Gears of War (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 204 user reviews of Gears of War (Xbox 360) from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Xbox 360 Games on

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)


It's hard to believe that almost five years have passed since Emergence Day. The bane of the humans on Sera was a boon for the gamers on Earth, as we plunged headlong into a grim new world of brutal, cover-based combat and gorgeous visuals. Now the...

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Gears of War (Xbox 360)


In Gears of War, a slab of concrete is your best friend. And if that slab of concrete isn't around, you can always make do with burned-out cars, piles of metal, huge columns, or even the ever-popular wall next to a doorway. Why are these inanimate...


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Gears of War Triple Pack (Xbox 360)


Quick Specs - ESRB: Mature - Developer: Epic Games - Genre: Compilation. Price Range: $27.75 - $29.99 from 4 stores.

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Gears of War 3: RAAM’s Shadow Review


When DLC was first introduced, I know that I wasn't alone in being excited for the possibilities of extended single-player content. Most games take the easy route and add more online maps, skins and...

Lengthy adventure ; Playing as RAAM rocks ; Nice piece of lore

Offers little new ; Dialogue can be grating

When DLC was first introduced, I know that I wasn’t alone in being excited for the possibilities of extended single-player content. Most games take the easy route and add more online maps, skins and characters, but there are a few that dive into...

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Gears of War 3: Raam's Shadow


It seems to me that creating prequels is one of the hardest things. In the best of worlds, a good story – or series of stories – is probably the standalone kind. That’s not to say good work hasn’t been done in series; plenty has. What it means is the...

Ultimately Raam’s Shadow provides all the things the series has been about from the beginning, mixing the most up-to-date mechanics with a known origins story that’s simultaneously disposable and perhaps crucial for the hardcore fans. What it doesn’t...

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Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow Review (Xbox 360)


RAAM's Shadow takes us back to Emergence Day, the day that the Locusts attacked the human colonies on Sera. The events of E-Day, and the preceding pendulum wars, have only been hinted at during the course of the trilogy. You take command of Zeta Squad,...

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Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow Review


RAAM's Shadow delivers good Gears action and a novel way to wreak havoc, but it's hampered by uneven pacing and a lackluster narrative.

Playing as RAAM provides some gruesome thrills ; Series' signature combat is in fine form

Locust levels present little challenge or diversity ; Human characters aren't very appealing ; Slow sections diminish excitement

Playing cooperatively and upping the difficulty level can make replay somewhat enticing, but it won't take you more than three hours to see all that RAAM's Shadow has to offer. It's good, Gears-y fun with a novel kick, but with the new series standard...

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Gears of War 3: RAAM’s Shadow DLC…


Set back in the city Ilima, Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow follows the journey of Zeta squad preceding the events of the original Gears of War. Taking place shortly after Emergence Day, the Locust are confident and aggressive, burrowing topside from...

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Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow Review


The first story-driven DLC for Gears of War 3 takes us back to before the trilogy started. How does this added tale come together?

RAAM’s Shadow is a good addition to the Gears of War universe and offers three to four hours of new content. While the dialogue isn’t great, new weapons appear in the past, and we’ve battled countless wretch attacks before, when the credits roll this...

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Gears of War 3


There have only been a few franchises that have soaked up as much of my time as Gears of War has over the last five years. Once I took a chainsaw to the face of my first unsuspecting locust grub I was hooked. Gears of War was a masterpiece, especially...

While the Gears of War franchise as we know it has come to an end, I can’t wait to see what Epic brings us in the future. I’m personally hoping that we get some sort of prequel like what the Halo franchise did last year with Halo: Reach. Gears 3 DLC,...

Product Specifications

Gears of War an Xbox 360 exclusive that blends tactical action with survival horror, 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. Lead war hero Marcus Fenix and his fire team as they face the onslaught of merciless warrior fiends. A revolutionary tactical combat system and breathtaking, high-definition visuals from the Unreal Engine 3 immerse you in a horrifying story of war and survival.


Elements:Action - third person tactical shooter
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
Online Play: Yes
PEGI Rating:18+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ohne Altersbeschr


Compatibility:Game console
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gears of War


Package Type:Retail


Distribution Media:DVD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:Microsoft Xbox 360
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action

Software Family

Microsoft Family:Games