Gamer Review: Gears of War 3 Definitely Better and Worth Getting

By: Brandon Gabaldon and Peter Martinez

This past September, Gears of War 3 came out for Xbox 360. This third installment of one of the most engaging and successful franchises improved in many ways from the second and answers some players’ burning questions.

Horde Mode has changed since the second Gears without making it a different mode entirely. Horde is still a co-op or solo experience, but now can be played with up to five other players online.

One of the ways Horde is so different, is you have to kill locust to gain points to buy certain things like ammo. Another addition is fortifications, like barricades and turrets, which can be upgraded and therefore improved.

If you find yorself being overrun, kill as many locusts as you can in an effort to buy a Mulcher or a Flamethrower to help you survive the endless waves of locust.

The campaign is an intense mode with great stories, new enemies, and new areas. It also teaches you how some enemies are made, such as Corspers, Tickers, etc. The campaign has some new enemies, called Lambent, that control every living creature, even humans. This campaign is heart wrenching at every turn. The bosses are bigger and badder at every step.

The Beast Mode is the best mode because you are the enemy. It is the most exciting because you fight the humans. It has a system where the more enemies you kill the more points you recieve. There are an array of enemies you can choose from. You will want to play Beast Mode over and over again.

The multiplayer experience is engaging and similar to Gears of War 2. There are new modes to choose from to keep the replay value for Gears of War 3 high. These new modes are Team Deathmatch, Warzone, Execution, Capture the Leader, King of the Hill, and Wingman. All od the modes are 2-10 players online and many people have already bought the game so you won’t have to worry about having no one to play with.

In both Horde and Multiplayer Modes, there are over 30 characters to choose from in both locust and humans. To unlock different characters, a player has to complete challenges or level up. A new arsenal of maps has been released that are larger than Gears of War 2. They include a supermarket, football stadium, and an abandoned city. Maps are still going to be released with map-packs and additions that will be released soon.

With these additions, Gears of War 3 is a major improvement from the second and is worth getting.

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