When I initially bought my Xbox one of the franchises that I really wanted to play was this one, Gears of War. I’ve known for a long time how iconic the Gears franchise is so its been on my bucket list for a long time. So I bought Gears 1, 2 and 3 with the sole intention of sitting down and playing all 3 and eventually playing the 4th iteration as well.
If you’re like me and have never played a Gears of War game before its a third-person cover shooter with a strong emphasis on the cover. The reason why its a strong emphasis on the cover mechanic is because although Gears isn’t necessarily the first they popularized it. Almost every Third-Person shooter post Gears of War has a cover mechanic. This makes Gears of War one of the most influential games of all time.
This is a game that I think has aged very well. I have really enjoyed the shooting which feels tight, the cover mechanics work very well, the active reload is great and I wish more shooters would use that. I don’t know why that didn’t become popular. The story its self is okay and I look forward to playing 2 and 3 just so I can get to know the characters a little better.