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Gears of War 3  



Reviewed: 8/10: Great
( xbox360 version reviewed )





5:45 PM on 03.01.2013

Gears of War 3 event dishes up 10x XP

If you fancy yourself some Gears of War 3, then it's time to dust off the trusty Retro Lancer and get ready to roll into some chest-high walls. According to the official Gears of War Facebook page, a multiplayer event re...

Brett Makedonski




6:30 PM on 03.27.2012

Gears of War 3's newest DLC 'Forces of Nature' out today

It feels like a map pack just came out for Gears of War 3 a few weeks ago, but in all actuality it's been a little over two months since "Fenix Rising" was released. Gears fans can rest easy as they finally have new content t...

Brett Zeidler




1:30 PM on 02.17.2012

Gears of War 3 'Forces of Nature' map pack detailed

GameTrailers TV brought on Gears of War 3 executive producer Rod Fergusson to talk about another downloadable map pack dubbed "Forces of Nature." Three of the maps -- "Artillery," "Aftermath," and "Cove" -- are brand new, but...

Jordan Devore




8:00 PM on 01.17.2012

'Fenix Rising' map pack for Gears of War 3 out now

Surely by now, plenty of you have maxed out your level in Gears of War 3 -- it's what we do. The third add-on for the game, "Fenix Rising" (800 Microsoft Points), is here to extend your addiction. You'll have the option to re...

Jordan Devore




12:45 PM on 12.21.2011

Gears of War 3 'Fenix Rising' map pack coming next month

Gears of War 3 gets its third add-on in the New Year with "Fenix Rising." This DLC gives players five new maps, four character skins, and a system that lets you rank up through level 100 multiple times to unlock weapon s...

Dale North




9:00 AM on 12.11.2011

Preview: Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow

There’s a scene in the second chapter of Gears of War 3 in which Cole Train has a flashback to his time as a professional thrashball player before becoming a COG soldier. When I saw it the first time, I noticed that it ...

Joseph Leray




10:00 PM on 11.22.2011

Master Gears of War 3's campaign for free weapon skins

If you hadn't already heard, the Versus Booster Map Pack for Gears of War 3 will be free to download on Thursday courtesy of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. It features the maps Bullet Marsh, Clocktower, Azura, Rustlung...

Jordan Devore




6:30 PM on 11.18.2011

Take a closer look at Bullet Marsh in Gears of War 3

Admittedly, I have not played much of original Gears of War multiplayer, but I always enjoy seeing a new take on an established level. Bullet Marsh is a part of the free Versus Booster Map Pack that is set to go live on Nove...

Jason Cabral




12:00 PM on 11.17.2011

Six charitable Scots play Horde Mode on Insane for 48hrs

Charitable fellow (and personal buddy o' pal) Neil Castle is teaming up with five fellow Scottish game industry personnel to play Gears of War 3's Horde Mode for forty-eight hours on Insane difficulty. Horde 4 Charity will ki...

Jim Sterling




4:30 PM on 11.01.2011

Gears of War 3 free Versus Booster Map Pack coming Nov 24

What are you doing this upcoming November 24? I'll be cooking and serving and baking pies and sh*t. And eating. Have you tasted my cooking? It's outstanding. Like, my baked goods are good, but my entrees and such are really n...

Dale North




3:01 PM on 11.01.2011

Gears of War 3 Horde Command Pack is live, only 1.42mb

We told you that the Gears of War 3 Horde Command Pack was delayed a bit, but now it's good for downloading. And I'd bet the download finishes before you can finish reading this article. It's 1.42mb! Less than 2 mb? $10 isn't...

Dale North




11:30 PM on 10.31.2011

Gears of War 3's 'Horde Command Pack' hit with a delay

Apologies to those expecting a holiday treat, because if you're anticipating tomorrow's "Horde Command Pack" for Gears of War 3, a trick is all you're getting. The new content has been "temporarily delayed due to a technical ...

Jordan Devore




5:30 PM on 10.30.2011

Storm's Adventure with Gears of War 3

I don't think this joke will be well accepted, but I already wrote it down, so I might as well run with it. Fun Times with the Lancer 3 is the journey to save Sera, and this video is a journey into copyright infringement. I ...

Storm Dain




9:40 AM on 10.20.2011

Gears of War 3 'Raam's Shadow' DLC coming December 13

Epic Games has announced that Gears of War 3: Raam's Shadow is coming to Xbox Live on December 13. It'll sell for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15.00). Raam's Shadow is set before the events of the first Gears of War, and will feat...

Jim Sterling




7:00 PM on 10.10.2011

Gears of War 3 freezing glitch causing big problems

A new bug has reared its ugly head in Gears of War 3, and it's causing some severe problems for fans of the cover-shooter. The issue's cause is currently unknown, but it's causing consoles to lock up and preventing affected p...

Jim Sterling




4:15 PM on 10.04.2011

Gears of War 3 'Horde Command Pack' on for November 1

The first of surely many downloadable content packs for Gears of War 3 has been unveiled by Epic Games. Due out on November 1, the "Horde Command Pack" (800 Microsoft Points) introduces new maps, characters, weapon skins, and...

Jordan Devore




12:00 PM on 09.29.2011

Gears of War 3 sells 3 million copies in first week

Gears party! Gears party! That's a thing we still say around the office, or at least the old timers do. Its origins are old -- Ron Workman-era old. There was one event way back that we were all at where Ron would not stop tal...

Dale North




4:45 PM on 09.26.2011

Gears of War 3 is the hottest game on PS3!

Some might consider it tacky to laugh at mainstream media getting videogames wrong, but I'm a tacky kind of guy, so screw the haters. This image was gracefully sent my way by V_Delacroix and I had to share it with the people....

Jim Sterling




6:00 PM on 09.25.2011

How to get Gears of War 3's chicken-firing Cluckshot

Part of what makes this Gears of War 3 Easter egg so fun is that it's a stark contrast to how serious the series takes itself. The other part is that it's a gun which fires live, exploding chickens. The Cluckshot, a fowl-cen...

Jordan Devore




9:00 PM on 09.24.2011

The healing power of Gears of War 3

While Dominic Santiago has spent three games slaughtering the Locust, grieving over his wife and exchanging longing glances with Marcus Fenix, he's got it easy compared to his voice actor, Carlos Ferro. Kids today don't care...

Fraser Brown




5:30 PM on 09.22.2011

Live show: Mash Tactics plays Gears of War 3

[Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a clip from the most recent episode to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously-aired live sho...

Bill Zoeker




6:45 PM on 09.21.2011

A glimpse of the Gears of War 3 Times Square launch

The premiere launch event for Gears of War 3 took place at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on Monday night where hundreds of gamers gathered to ring in the release of Epic Games' latest installment in the chainsawing sa...

Keith Swiader




5:30 PM on 09.20.2011

Live show: More Gears 3 on Mash Tactics

[Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a clip from the most recent episode to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously-aired live shows in ...

Bill Zoeker




4:00 PM on 09.20.2011

Talking to Women about Videogames: Gears 3 isn't perfect?

Gears of War 3 just hit retail, and the reviews were positive across the board, ranging from great to perfect. For most games, that would be more than enough to please both the title's developers and fans, but in the case of...

Jonathan Holmes




9:00 AM on 09.20.2011

Gears of War 3 campaign DLC inspired by GTA, Borderlands

Gears of War 3 isn't just content to sell you weapon skins for 3600 MS Points -- it's getting some story-based content as well. Epic's Cliff "Passive Aggressive" Bleszinski has promised "unique" story-based DLC that won't sta...

Jim Sterling




11:30 AM on 09.19.2011

Gears of War 3 has 21 weapon skins to buy at launch

Launch day DLC is a subject that still remains raw among players, and Epic Games is planning to make that never even more sore. The studio has confirmed that twenty-one Gears of War 3 weapon skins will be available to purchas...

Jim Sterling




10:00 AM on 09.16.2011

Cliffy B 'upset' by hateful 8/10 Gears of War 3 reviews

With any other videogame, scoring an 8/10 would be considered glowing praise. According to Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski, however, that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, according to him, anybody who dares give Gear...

Jim Sterling




5:30 PM on 09.15.2011

Live show: We are playing Gears 3! Yes, really!

[Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a classic clip of the program to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously aired live shows in our archives...

Bill Zoeker




9:20 AM on 09.15.2011

Review: Gears of War 3

Love it or loathe it, Gears of War has come to define what this generation of gaming is all about. Whether one extols the virtues of competitive gaming and the Xbox Live model that had Gears at its vanguard, or bemoans the sl...

Jim Sterling




1:00 AM on 09.15.2011

Calibur11 to give away a full set of COG armor

To celebrate the release of their Gears of War 3 Xbox 360 Vault, Calibur11 is putting together a giveaway where one extremely lucky fan will win a set of wearable COG armor. Inside the box for every Vault case you will find ...

Brett Zeidler




4:15 PM on 09.14.2011

Gears 3 soundtrack on iTunes, lacks Body Count song

Can you just absolutely not wait to get your hands on Gears of War 3? Well, you're going to have to hold out for another six days. But if you want to get yourself even more anxious and cause more sleepless nights you can now ...

Brett Zeidler




3:15 PM on 09.14.2011

One last look at Gears of War 3 from new eyes

First off, I have never played a Gears game until recently. Not that I have anything against the franchise, its just that we were two ships passing in the night -- that, and I am without an Xbox 360. I had the opportunity to play three of the multiplayer modes -- Team Deathmatch, Beast, and Horde Mode -- ahead of the game's full release next week.

John Speerbrecker




11:30 AM on 09.12.2011

Gears of War 3 to get 20,000+ launch events worldwide

It seems like only a few weeks ago some of us were playing the beta, but Gears of War 3 is practically here -- it's releasing next Tuesday, September 20. We've entered the time of year when game launches are expected to be sp...

Jordan Devore




4:00 PM on 09.10.2011

American Chopper building an epic Gears of War bike

It's safe to say that Gears of War 3 is going to be a big launch. What I didn't expect though, was to see the guys from American Chopper paying Epic Games a visit for a custom Gears motorcycle. We've got a few preview clips of the upcoming episode complete with inspiration from Cliffy B. himself and a glimpse of their design process. 

Liam Fisher




12:30 PM on 08.29.2011

Season Pass for Gears of War 3 DLC announced

I was surprised by fans' willingness to stick it out in long lines at PAX to see games that are practically upon us. One such title was Gears of War 3, which is going to follow the growing trend of letting players pay for all...

Jordan Devore




3:45 PM on 08.26.2011

Gears of War 3's take on Gridlock looks spooky

Rounding out the multiplayer maps in Gears of War 3 is Gridlock, because of course it is. I have not-so-fond memories of rushing forward and immediately dying in the Gears 1 version of the map. Good times. In total, we're loo...

Jordan Devore




10:30 PM on 08.20.2011

Stranded: Gears of War 3's opening scene

This is the opening to Gears of War 3, which very briefly retells the events of the first two titles while setting up this latest installment. Suppose I was bound to stop watching that .GIF of Cliff Bleszinski getting celebr...

Jordan Devore




3:15 PM on 08.19.2011

Gears of War 3 goes gold, a cake gets cut

There's not much to this story, really, so here it is: Gears of War 3 has gone gold. This means that Epic's highly-anticipated sequel is all done and ready for you to play on September 20 when the game hits shelves. As you do...

Nick Chester




12:00 PM on 08.16.2011

Interview: Gears of War 3's Rod Fergusson

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with Gears of War 3 Executive Producer, Rod Fergusson. It was also the closest I'll probably ever get to feeling like I'm a host of a Late Night show with our interview set...

Marc Paris




2:00 AM on 08.16.2011

What's wrong with your face, Anya Stroud?

Patricia Hernandez brought us a detailed look at some of the early bits of Gears of War 3's campaign. Along with her preview came some new screenshots and we couldn't help but notice one new screen in particular. What the hell is wrong with Anya Stroud's face?! Did Marcus just let out a big fart next to her? What do you think they're all looking out to make such a gross expression?

Hamza CTZ Aziz




6:15 PM on 08.15.2011

Posting Gears of War 3 spoilers online? Epic will ban you

Epic Games takes spoilers very seriously, so much so that your actions on Youtube could impact your gaming. According to the studio, it has the power to ban anybody from Gears of War 3 if they're caught posting spoiler videos...

Jim Sterling




10:00 AM on 08.15.2011

Gears of War 3 to support stereoscopic 3D

If you've got a 3D television, hordes of Locusts are gonna be coming right at ya' this September when Gears of War 3 ships. Epic Games has announced that the Xbox 360 exclusive will support stereoscopic 3D. "It's still fledgling technology," executive producer Rod Fergusson told Eurogamer. "It's still a niche feature. But it was something we could support, so we felt, why not?"

Nick Chester




8:00 AM on 08.15.2011

Preview: Gears of War 3

Stranded. That’s what you and your fellow Gears are -- stranded. Everything that could go wrong, did: Jacinto has fallen; the C.O.G. has ceased to exist and Richard Prescott has disappeared; and what’s left of ...

Patricia Hernandez




1:00 AM on 08.13.2011

Win a car with GameStop's Gears of War 3 promotion

GameStop are insisting that fans of the Gears of War franchise drop everything at a moment's notice! Kicking off the "Go Commando" sweepstakes as of today, GameStop are exclusively giving away more than 3,600 "commando-worthy...

Samuel Dillinger




11:00 PM on 08.01.2011

Ice-T provides song to Gears of War 3 Horde 2.0 trailer

After the recent and somewhat odd announcement that Ice-T's metal band Body Count would reunite to celebrate their excitement for Gears of War 3's refined Horde mode, people were not sure what to think. Everyone can rest eas...

Brett Zeidler




2:45 PM on 07.23.2011

Gears of War 3 will have a casual mode

Stepping into the multiplayer mode of any game is no laughing matter when you're a newbie to the franchise. Experienced players can and will mop the floors with novices, and this creates a tiresome, unfun environment for thos...

Patricia Hernandez




11:45 AM on 07.22.2011

Epic is happy with Gears of War 3 being rated in Germany

Gears of War 3 has received an official USK 18 rating in Germany, meaning Germans won't have to go across the border and import a copy of Zahnräder des Krieges 3 this time around. Epic Games president Mike Capps told Joy...

Maurice Tan




3:15 PM on 07.20.2011

Gears of War 3 Anya cosplay is unreal

Cosplayer extraordinaire (and current Tomb Raider community manager) Meagan Marie has completed her latest creation: a meticulously reproduced costume of Anya from the upcoming Gears of War 3. "And this is why all the time, m...

Nick Chester




11:45 AM on 07.08.2011

Gears of War 3 leaked due to Microsoft's incompetence?

This past weekend, we posted word that Gears of War 3 had been leaked online. According to the latest gossip, this leak was due not to a nefarious Epic mole, but to some impressive carelessness on Microsoft's part.  It i...

Jim Sterling




12:15 PM on 07.02.2011

Spoiler warning: non-final build of Gears of War 3 leaked

It appears an early build of Gears of War 3 has leaked to the Internet, which allegedly includes the full campaign and multiplayer modes and may be an E3 build. After looking around, this turns out to be a developer build or ...

Maurice Tan








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