The first Gears of War title is set 14 years after the Locust emerged and attacked Sera's human population. The COG forces devise a last-ditch offensive to destroy the Locust Horde with 'lightmass bombs', weaponized forms of Imulsion. Marcus Fenix, now a disgraced veteran, is reinstated into the COG army, to supplement the COG's depleted ranks. Marcus joins his best friend, Dom Santiago, on a mission to map the Locust Horde's tunnel network in preparation for the bombing. However, their unit is ambushed by Locust Ground forces and sustain heavy casualties. Fenix and Santiago regroup with two other survivors, Augustus Cole and Damon Baird, and continue their mission. Marcus ultimately prevails in not only mapping, but successfully deploying the lightmass bombs and crippling the Locust Horde.

All in all, this game is awesome, and if you're into aggressive shooters this is one you shouldn't miss out on. If you're finding it too hard, give it some time, because it's worth it to pick up a little skill in this game. It's made me stronger in the other shooters I play between the recoil and strategy involved. Don't pass on the retro, and learn to play tag.
"I think that any mature gaming franchise needs to think about how to expand and provide its fans and players more ways to connect with a property that they love," adds Matt Booty, head of Microsoft Studios, and one of the people responsible for Microsoft's new push to bolden its first party catalogue. "With Rod leading The Coalition, the studio is hitting its stride and has developed the vision and capacity to do more with the franchise."

"Now that [The Coalition has] established ourselves with Gears 4, and we've proven that we know what it takes to make a Gears of War game, we feel like the cuffs are off," he says. "We can go and explore new and interesting things that we wouldn't have felt comfortable doing before. Now that we've built the foundation, we're still building in new and interesting ways, and trying to bring innovation to the forefront."
Jump up ^ "Cliff Bleszinski - His Last Gears Of War Interview". NowGamer. GamesTM. 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2014-02-02. Cliff Bleszinski: Yes, the original game was a Battlefield/Enemy Territory-style game that featured classes, landscapes, vehicles, and was far more multiplayer oriented. Soon after playing the heck out of games like Resident Evil 4 and Kill.Switch, we realised we wanted a game that had a fun, summer, blockbuster-feeling campaign, with integrated co-op, and a solid, if simple, multiplayer.

Beyond being a MOBA, details are still light on Gears Pop's play mechanics. However, based on key art released to WIRED, expect to see multiple Gears characters appear in the mobile game, potnetially hinting at a Heroes of the Storm-style mash-up. It's also still unclear how the game will be monetised or if it will feature lootboxes or microtransactions ("We're still talking through that, actually," Fergusson says), as is common in other examples of the genre.
The landmark original returns, stunningly remastered and modernized for Windows 10 featuring all-new ultra-high definition graphics up to 4K resolution. Click “More” for details! The planet lies in ruin. An inmate named Marcus Fenix – once left to die – is humanity's only hope versus the relentless Locust. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10 is loaded with new content including five campaign chapters not included in the Xbox 360 version. Windows 10 players will also receive the Deluxe Weapon Skin Pack and 11 bonus multiplayer characters. “...the best way to play Gears of War yet.” – The Verge This game has been designed to showcase the latest in PC gaming performance. To check if your specifications meet the minimum requirements, open System by clicking the Start button, clicking Settings, and then click About. CAMPAIGN FEATURES: · Every aspect of the original Gears of War has been beautifully remastered and modernized, including lighting, environments, characters, and cinematic scenes. This is the first at its best! · Play in stunning 4K with an unlocked refresh rate. · Includes five additional, exhilarating campaign missions that follow Delta Squad as they battle their way to Timgad Station not included in the Xbox 360 original. · Go deeper into Gears fiction with five Gears of War comic books, which can be unlocked and read within the game. · Remastered for 7.1 Surround Sound. MULTIPLAYER FEATURES: · The most visceral online shooter returns with multiplayer matches running on fast and fair dedicated servers with unlocked refresh rates. · Includes all original Xbox 360 DLC multiplayer maps and three multiplayer maps from the original Gears of War PC version for an incredible 19 total multiplayer maps. · Newly added multiplayer modes include Team Death Match, King of the Hill, Blitz and a special 2v2 mode designed by the Gears of War community. · Returning multiplayer modes include Warzone, Assassination, Execution and Annex. AND MORE: · All new Xbox Live Achievements and 1,250 new Gamerscore. · Handpicked gameplay improvements, alternate controls and a new difficulty level for players new to the franchise. · Support for keyboard or gamepad controls. · The Windows 10 version includes the Deluxe Weapon Skin Pack and 11 bonus multiplayer characters. *This game requires a DirectX 12 capable graphics card. Please refer to your graphics card vendors’ website for more information. RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR 1920X1080P · OS: 64 bit Windows 10 - version 1511 · Processor: Intel Core i5 @3.5GHz+ or AMD FX 6-core · Memory: 8 GB RAM (4 GB VRAM) · Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290X · Hard Drive: 60 GB available space · DirectX 12 RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR 4K · OS: 64 bit Windows 10 - version 1511 · Processor: Intel Core i7 @ 4Ghz or AMD FX 8-core · Memory: 16 GB RAM (6+ GB VRAM) · Graphics: Geforce GTX 980 Ti or Radeon R9 390X · Hard Drive: SSD + 60 GB available space · DirectX 12 MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS · OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511 · Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.7Ghz or AMD FX 6-core · Memory: 8 GB RAM (2 GB VRAM) · Graphics: Geforce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon R7 260x · Hard Drive: 60 GB available space · DirectX 12 KNOWN ISSUES: We are aware of an issue that sometimes occurs where the download progress bar does not accurately display progress, please be patient with your download or title update.
"2006 goes down in gaming history as the year of Gears of War. With hundreds of awards and nominations to its credit, no other game that year had as much commercial and critical impact as Gears. All the big gaming sites had their say, and it turns out they like it—a lot. Gears also received a hefty helping of acclaim from the games industry, picking up "best" awards left and right."
Gears of War: The Board Game was released in 2011 by Fantasy Flight Games. Designed by Corey Konieczka, it is a cooperative game for up to four players, including the option for solo play. Each player takes control of a COG (represented by a miniature figure pre-painted in red), fighting their way through randomly generated maps filled with Locust soldiers (represented by a miniature figure pre-painted in light gray). These are controlled by an AI deck of cards: after each player finishes his or her turn, he or she draws a card from the AI deck and takes actions for each Locust creature. Players play cards and roll dice to take actions as well as to resolve shooting and defense. The game proceeds until the player team successfully completes the mission. There are seven different missions, each featuring different objectives and enemies in randomly generated map layouts. Since its launch, the game has received one expansion, Mission Pack 1, which brought more weapons, two new missions and new enemies, including General RAAM.
Act 5: Desperation - The team now rushes for the train station to get aboard the Tyro Pillar, an armored freight train carrying the Lightmass Bomb at the front. Along the way (only in the PC version), they're held up by an open bridge with busted controls thanks to downed power lines. Using the fried corpse of the Brumak to connect two transformers, they get the bridge down and make it to the station. Locust attack them at the station and prevent Cole and Baird from jumping onto the train as it speeds past, leaving only Marcus and Dom to battle through to the front of the train as it travels across the wasteland towards the Locust stronghold. Unfortunately, they encounter General RAAM at the front of the train, guarding the Lightmass Bomb, though Marcus and Dom are able to defeat him. With a destroyed bridge quickly approaching as the train speeds ahead, Marcus uploads the tunnel data into the Lightmass Bomb and activates it, escaping the train by jumping into a nearby King Raven, with the help of Dom and Colonel Hoffman, seconds before the train falls off of the tracks and into the Imulsion below. The bombs from the Lightmass launch into the Locust tunnels beneath, successfully eradicating most of an important Locust stronghold, and almost all of the Kryll breeding grounds. Hoffman later announces their victory to the rest of the world, but the haunting voice of the Locust Queen clearly says that the Locust have not been defeated, and will continue to fight back.
Thanks to its new cast and storyline, Gears of War 4 makes an excellent entry point for new fans — there's even a playable prologue that highlights the series' past. That said, there will almost certainly be plenty of references and easter eggs for those that have played the older games. Fortunately for those looking to catch up, buying Gears 4 gets you digital copies of the entire Gears of War Xbox 360 collection, which you can play on your Xbox One.
In January 2017, former American football player Lenwood Hamilton sued Epic Games, Microsoft, and voice actor Lester Speight, stating that the character of Cole Train in the series steals from his own likeness and voice. The lawsuit contends that elements of Cole's character, including being of African-American descent, having played in professional sports, and elements of the character's clothings were all elements representative of Hamilton, and voice analysis shows that Speight's delivery of Cole's lines matches too close with Hamilton's line. Hamilton had stated that Speight had approached him around 1998 about a video game, though Hamilton had turned it down due to the violence that would be in the game.[68]

Gears of War 3 takes place 18 months after the end of Gears of War 2. Marcus, Dom, and the last remnants of humanity must band together to survive against the Locust and Lambent, while trying to find Marcus's father and end the war.[21] In the end, a weapon developed by Marcus' father Adam Fenix is detonated, wiping out the Locust and the Lambent, as well as ending the war.

The Gears of War series takes place on Sera, a fictional Earth-like planet. Human civilization develops on Sera and endures a millennia-long conflict that leaves humanity on the brink of extinction. Sera’s leaders broke an era of peace that ushers an era of scientific advancements and a cultural renaissance. Humanity’s population sporadically grows and demands more energy provided by fossil and nuclear fuels. Sera’s scientists discover Imulsion, a naturally occurring substance that can be refined into a potent energy source. Imulsion solves Sera’s energy crisis but ultimately creates great economic disparity. Nations with direct access to Imulsion prosper, while other nations fall into financial turmoil.