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Mankind's epic struggle for survival against a dominating Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the planet's vortex.

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Cast

Cast overview:
John DiMaggio ... Marcus Fenix / Franklin / KR-64 Pilot (voice)
Carlos Ferro ... Dominic Santiago / KR-61 Pilot / Agitated Stranded / Victim #1 Stranded / Drunk #2 Stranded (voice)
Lester Speight ... Augustus Cole (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Damon Baird / Locust Drone B / Victim #2 Stranded / Berserker (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Minh Young Kim / Old Man Stranded / KR-25 Pilot / Factory Stranded / Johnson (voice)
Jamie Alcroft Jamie Alcroft ... Victor Hoffman (voice)
Nan McNamara ... Anya Stroud / KR-25 Pilot (voice)
Carolyn Seymour ... Queen Myrrah (voice)
Michael Gough ... Anthony Carmine / Drunk #1 Stranded (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... General RAAM / Locust Drone A / Theron Guard / Berserker (voice) (as Dee Baker)
Bruce DuBose ... Redshirt Gyules / Boomers (voice)
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Storyline

14 days after Emergance Day, Marcus is freed from prison and his life sentence for leaving his post during the Battle of Aspho Fields, to join the COG Army once again in humanity's epic fight for survival against the Locust. Together with his best friend Dom and the rest of Delta Squad he is sent on a mission to destroy the Locust Horde.

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Official Sites:

Epic Games [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Rather than give a vague time frame or simply say, "When it's done," when asked about the release date, Epic said that the game would be released on "Emergence Day". Emergence Day is an important event in the game as the day the Locusts emerged and attacked. However, the developers did not tell the press exactly what calendar date Emergence Day fell on until September 2006, when it was finally announced to be on November 7, 2006. See more »

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Great game, weak story.
21 January 2010 | by johnnymacbestSee all my reviews

Gears of War's biggest weakness is a interesting but bare bones plot but what it makes up for it is it's addictive and (very)gory intensely fun shooting action.

What Epic Games has done is nothing short of brilliant and although not really original, the core gameplay mechanics are very well-done. Besides the critically-acclaimed Halo series, the focus on cover makes for some really exciting and strategically intense firefights. The graphics are really nice, detailed, and has a dark, gritty, medieval-industrial/Gothic hybrid feel that fits really well with the atmosphere. The voice acting is a little cheesy but it's supposed to be this way. It feels like the action flicks of the '80s and '90s.

However, Gear's major flaw is the story. Nothing is even remotely explained; not even the real reason for why the bad guys want to destroy humanity. None of the characters are developed, even the Locust Horde and their leader, General Raam. The lack of any real development sucks what little life remains from the characters and it makes it a little depressing.

Gears of War is a great action game marred only by a weak, paint by numbers plot with emotionally devoid characters.


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