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Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 3.3

The Press Says

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Despite the almost fractured feeling that Gears of War: Judgment carries, it’s still a fine package and a must have for Gears fans. Two great campaigns, some innovative new modes and plenty of Locust stomping action. It’s just a shame Epic and PCF had to take away features from the title to add new ones.
Obwohl einige Anklagepunkte bei genauer Betrachtung entkräftet werden konnten, ist es dem 4P-Gericht nicht möglich, den Angeklagten Gears of War: Judgment vorbehaltlos freizusprechen und ihm eine Verdienstmedaille zu verleihen. Trotz frischer Ansätze - allen voran die optionalen Deklassifizierungs-Modifikatoren - und der bewährten Mechanik schafft es People Can Fly nicht, die beiden Kampagnen durch spielerische Höhepunkte, Abwechslung oder eine packende Geschichte aufzuwerten. Als Folge dessen ist Judgment in dieser Hinsicht als Rückschritt innerhalb der Reihe zu betrachten, obwohl die blutigen Gefechte gegen die Locust auch dank manch neuer Wummen immer noch ein gewisses Spaßpotenzial beinhalten. Letzteres kann sich allerdings erst in den Mehrspielermodi richtig entfalten: Nicht nur die durchschnittlichen Kampagnen gewinnen durch den Koop-Aspekt an Reiz, auch die Versus-Gefechte sind ein Freudenfest und der Hauptgrund, weshalb das Gericht mildernde Umstände walten lässt.
The Controller Online
Gears of War Judgment might help if you were really craving some more Gears of War action, but in the end it feels like Gears ‘Lite’. The core game is there, but a lot of the things that make the previous games great have been dumbed down or stripped out. I had fun with what was here, for the most part, but Judgment really left me wanting a true sequel to Gears of War 3.
Gamereactor (Sweden)
När eftertexterna rullar är jag långt ifrån besviken, och är du typen som främst köper Gears of War: Judgment för multiplayer, kan du lägga på en extra betygspinne till min åtta. Hursomhelst är Gears of War: Judgment ett förträffligt bra actionspel.
Common Sense Media
While it's not a flawless offering -- the Aftermath campaign seems like an afterthought and both campaigns only yield 7 or 8 hours of gameplay (short for a $60 title) -- the intensity, new multiplayer modes, and challenge-based rewards all make this title a worthwhile investment for mature shooter fans.
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Even with the pall of over-familiarity lingering over it, Gears of War: Judgment is a timely reminder that ruthless focus on gameplay, generosity towards players and good old-fashioned design craft can still pay dividends at a time when big-budget action games are at risk of fragmenting into splinters of mindless busywork. Sometimes, being a bloody good shooter is all that's required.
IGN Germany
Der Storyzug von Gears of War: Judgment rumpelt über schlecht verlegte Schienen, die irgendwo im Nirgendwo enden. Beliebte Mehrspieler-Modi sind aus nicht nachvollziehbaren Gründen dem Rotstift zum Opfer gefallen. Und trotzdem entfaltet sich schnell wieder der individuelle Gears of War-Reiz, auch wenn er bereits Patina ansetzt.
Jeux Vidéo Network
En 2009, Gears of War 2 récoltait la note de 18/20. En 2011, Gears of War 3 n'a eu « que » 16/20. Aujourd'hui, Gears Of War Judgment ne dépasse pas 14/20. Pas un mauvais résultat, mais une note qui sanctionne le manque de prise de risque et l'impression de faire un peu toujours la même chose. On espérait beaucoup mieux.
Gears of War: Judgment is a must-buy for any fan of the game universe that has fought his way through the first three titles and wants to get more information about the core narrative, even if it’s somewhat secondary in nature.
C’est l’heure du jugement, et il est temps pour les Gears de rentrer au garage. Poussif et archaïque, celui qui incarnait jadis la gloire du TPS grand spectacle signe ici son plus mauvais épisode et n’arrive même plus à éveiller le plaisir primaire du blockbuster.
A few of Judgment's experiments stick the landing, and the core combat is still enjoyable enough that I don't outright dislike the game as a whole. But the arcade-like approach to its structure doesn't do the campaign any favors, and the entire production feels so phoned in that it's almost galling that they're charging full price for it. I love Gears, and I hate to criticize the series for being a victim of its own success, but it's now lowered itself to the same level as the legions of me-too imitators that it spawned, and frankly, a great number of them were more enjoyable than this. When a Gears of War game makes me itching to play freaking Binary Domain, that's a state of emergency.