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 Marcus is dead - game over.
Gears of War Windows Because of all the dirt I need to fire blind.
Gears of War Windows Marcus Fenix's squadmates.
Gears of War Windows The enemy will breach through that door in a second. Preparing a grenade as a welcome.

Alternate Titles

  • "GoW" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Pro-G Nov 08, 2007 10 out of 10 100
YouGamers Nov 10, 2007 95 out of 100 95
UOL Jogos Jan 07, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Maximum PC Nov 16, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Chronicles Nov 27, 2006 9 out of 10 90 Nov 03, 2007 87 out of 100 87
Vgames Feb 10, 2008 85 out of 100 85
GamesFire Dec 02, 2007 84 out of 100 84
Gaming Target Jul 09, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
Absolute Games ( Dec 04, 2007 75 out of 100 75


Topic # Posts Last Post
Why are these split over two seperate entries? 6 Foxhack (12623)
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