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Gears of War

Release Date: 11/07/2006
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Anointed by the games media as Microsoft's first "killer app" for its Xbox 360, Epic Games' Gears of War is a futuristic third-person shooter emphasizing tactical action over run-and-gun battles. Players are thrust in a climactic clash between what's left of humankind and a swarming underground race called the Locust Horde. The main protagonist is Marcus Fenix, a once disgraced soldier looking to redeem himself by leading a ragtag squad against the monstrous threat. Since the alien army vastly outnumbers the team, players must use the post-apocalyptic world to their advantage, such as seeking cover behind dumpsters, pillars, cars, rubble, and other objects. The developer has adapted its award-winning Unreal technology to create interactive environments with a physics-based damage system. Players, for instance, can shoot down structures to forge new routes or opportunities to trap the enemy. Up to three squad mates will accompany Fenix in each mission, with basic commands such as "advance," "hold," or "freelance" available to guide them. A behind-the-shoulder view similar to the one employed in Capcom's Resident Evil 4 is the default perspective in Gears of War. Weapons include an assortment of grenades, pistols, assault rifles, and other long-range blasters, many of which offer a means to engage enemies in melee combat. The Locust Horde is not averse to lunging, rushing, or gnawing at soldiers, so players have the opportunity to perform grisly finishing moves by quickly tapping specific button sequences during close encounters. Cooperative support for two players is offered throughout the campaign, and up to eight can battle each other in team-oriented modes via Xbox Live.

    Left Thumbstick = move
    Left Bumper = see objectives, squad status and orders
    Left Trigger = aim
    Right Trigger = throw grenade, shoot
    Right Bumper = reload
    Right Bumper (twice) = active reload
    Y Button = look at point of interest
    X Button = use, interact
    B Button = melee
    A Button = evade, get into or out of cover, mantle, cover slip, make swat turn
    A Button (hold) roadie run
    Right Thumbstick = look
    Right Thumbstick Button = zoom
    Start Button = start, pause
    Back Button = see multiplayer scoreboard
    D-Pad = select weapons
  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Release Date: November 07, 2006
  • UPC: 882224054034
  • Product ID: 2651171
  • Genre: Shooter

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