Gears of War (Windows)

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The Windows version of Gears of War has several features not seen in the Xbox 360 release. These include:
  • Five new single player chapters added to Act Five, which describe the escape of Delta Squad from a giant Brumak
  • Three new multiplayer maps
  • The Unreal Map editor
  • The Annex game mode
  • 50 extra achievements
  • Free Windows Live! Silver play
  • DirectX 10 optimization


Gears of War Windows The extraction helicopter lays down cover fire.
Gears of War Windows Gotcha! That one is dead.
Gears of War Windows Loading screen
Gears of War Windows With Unreal Editor custom maps can be made, which can be fun to mess around on

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Alternate Titles

  • "GoW" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

YouGamers Nov 10, 2007 95 out of 100 95
Worth Playing Dec 05, 2007 9.4 out of 10 94
Atomic Gamer Nov 13, 2007 91 out of 100 91
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 13, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Maximum PC Nov 16, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Bonusweb Nov 19, 2007 87 out of 100 87
Mundo Gamers Dec 05, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
GamesFire Dec 02, 2007 84 out of 100 84
Gaming Target Jul 09, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Nov 07, 2007 8 out of 10 80


Topic # Posts Last Post
Why are these split over two seperate entries? 6 Foxhack (12599)
Feb 21, 2009
Does this get any better? 11 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (580)
Jan 10, 2008


Launching problem

In January 2009 players were suddenly unable to launch the game. Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic Games, Inc. responded that this was not related to the game's DRM. Instead, the online cheat detection features are based on digital signatures. The executable was signed with a certificate that expired in a way that it broke the game. The company eventually released a patch that solved in the problem, but in the meantime it could be resolved by changing the computer's system time to an earlier date.
HandofShadow (49) added Gears of War (Windows) on Nov 12, 2007