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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 Gotcha! That one is dead.
Gears of War Windows The enemy will breach through that door in a second. Preparing a grenade as a welcome.
Gears of War Windows Those boots aren't very friendly (cut-scene).
Gears of War Windows Because of all the dirt I need to fire blind.

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Alternate Titles

  • "GoW" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Atomic Gamer Nov 13, 2007 91 out of 100 91
Meristation Nov 07, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 07, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2008 8.75 out of 10 88
Vgames Feb 10, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Mundo Gamers Dec 05, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
GamesFire Dec 02, 2007 84 out of 100 84
PC Arena - Game Arena Mar 09, 2008 8.33 out of 10 83
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Dec 04, 2007 75 out of 100 75

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Why are these split over two seperate entries? 6 Foxhack (30536)
Feb 21, 2009
Does this get any better? 11 Slug Camargo (589)
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 (55) added Gears of War (Windows) on Nov 12, 2007