For almost 13 years now, Gears of War has been one of the powerhouses franchises in video games. This series didn’t just fundamentally change the course of the third person action genre, with legions of clones pumped out in its wake, but the trajectory of the Xbox 360 itself.
Gears of War has also been a step in the right direction when it comes to storytelling and character design, as this series has kind of grown up with a generation of players.
What was a series full of musclebound space marine archetypes, slowly morphed into characters that had personality, and many of us truly cared about who lived or died. Who would’ve thought there would ever be any tear-jerking moments when Gears first hit our shelves back in 2006?
It isn’t often that a franchise like this becomes a trendsetter and manages to not only stay relevant, but also still be good so many years later.
You just have to look at the state of Halo and Mass Effect to see how quickly things can fall off a cliff, so with all that mind, how does the whole series rank, and which is the best of the bunch?
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