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Gears of War (Windows)

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Description

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

Screenshots

Gears of War Windows Therion Guards are probably the toughest.
Gears of War Windows Skip the tutorial or not - that's the question.
Gears of War Windows DirectX 9 still looks pretty.
Gears of War Windows What happened in this city?

Alternate Titles

  • "GoW" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Phoenix rising NeoJ (428) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars

The Press Says

Game Freaks 365 Nov 20, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
Atomic Gamer Nov 13, 2007 91 out of 100 91
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 13, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Fragland.net Dec 15, 2007 90.5 out of 100 90
Maximum PC Nov 16, 2007 9 out of 10 90
UOL Jogos Jan 07, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Vgames Feb 10, 2008 85 out of 100 85
GamesFire Dec 02, 2007 84 out of 100 84
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2008 8 out of 10 80
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Nov 07, 2007 8 out of 10 80

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Why are these split over two seperate entries? 6 Foxhack (12474)
Feb 21, 2009
Does this get any better? 11 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590)
Jan 10, 2008

Trivia

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