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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 What happened in this city?
Gears of War Windows Marcus Fenix's squadmates.
Gears of War Windows Therion Guards are probably the toughest.
Gears of War Windows I can only guess what happened here.

Alternate Titles

  • "GoW" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Pro-G Nov 08, 2007 10 out of 10 100
Fragland.net Dec 15, 2007 90.5 out of 100 90
GameSpy Nov 07, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 07, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2008 8.75 out of 10 88
IGN Nov 07, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2007 86 out of 100 86
Mundo Gamers Dec 05, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Target Jul 09, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 20, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Why are these split over two seperate entries? 6 Foxhack (12450)
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