Gears of War 3 is the third installment of the Gears of War series and it has been created by Epic Games. Like the first two editions, Gears of War 3 too is a third-person shooter video game. However, instead of being chic and trendy, it is actually a throwback to the olden days.

Developed exclusively for Microsoft XBOX 360, Gears of War 3 is meant for hardcore gamers. The heavy exchange of bullets, the deafening explosions and the bloodbath have all made it one of the best games released this year. Whatever expectations dedicated gamers have from the Gears of War series are fulfilled. However, it seems that Epic Games is now trying to draw the attention of those who have been rather indifferent to its earlier releases. The campaign mode has a clip that apprises the uninformed of the game’s history. The ‘Casual Difficulty’ setting allows the user to witness the unfolding of the story, which normally takes 10-12 hours, in a short span of time.

The story resumes from where it ended in the second edition. This one’s more action packed than the first two, and the Epic team has made a conscious effort to raise the emotional quotient. The dialogs and voice-overs too are better. The gallows humor towards the end won’t leave you with a bad taste or a feeling of absolute dejection.

Gears of War 3 has a lot to offer and if there is no sequel in the pipeline, no worries. Epic Games will be ending the series on a high.

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