Gears_of_war_cover_artGears of War was released on November 7, 2006 by Microsoft Games. The game was developed by Epic Games. Gears of War is a third person action shooter.

Gears of War originally was first released for the Xbox 360 before it was released for the PC. Microsoft wanted to motivate sales of their console. People can Fly did the PC conversion.

Gameplay emphasizes the use of cover to avoid taking damage while engaging the enemy forces.

The game has a gimmicked reload to add to the tension. Weapons are reloaded with a tap of the RB button, and a second tap within a given time (active reload) rewards the player with a damage bonus.

The campaign is broken up into 5 chapters. The game can be played solo or cooperatively.

The game also has a 4 v 4 mode.  Players must execute downed foes, otherwise these will revive after a time. In Assassination matches, the team’s leader is the only one that can track the other team’s leader and pick up new weapons.

Overall Gears of War was a popular commercial success. This lead to a lot of DLC for expansions.


Operating System Windows XP or better
CPU Core 2 Duo or better
Memory 2 GB or more
Hard Drive Space 8 GB
Graphics Hardware NVIDIA GeForce 7GT 240
AMD HD 3400
Network Broadband Internet Connection Required


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