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Review: Gears of War 3 Improves on Series Without Being Revolutionary

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  • Gears of War 3
    4.5/5
    $15.00
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    The third installment in Epic's cover-based combat series brings Marcus Fenix's Locust-lynching saga to a satisfying conclusion.

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At a Glance

The third installment in Epic's cover-based combat series brings Marcus Fenix's Locust-lynching saga to a satisfying conclusion.

Price when rated: $33.00
Lowest price: $15.00 via Microsoft Store
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Pros

  • Bolder narrative this time around
  • Imaginatively grotesque Lambent Locust creatures
  • Four-player co-op is a welcome addition
  • Exhilarating new multiplayer modes like Beast

Cons

  • Rarely tosses us something we haven't seen before
  • Campaign feels like Gears 2.5 at times
  • New characters are somewhat underdeveloped
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