Developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios, Gears of War is a tactical, third-person shooter video game. It was released on November 7, 2008 exclusively for the Xbox 360 in North America. Europe got it’s copy on November 17, 2006. There was also a limited edition that was released which included bonus content and a “Destroyed Beauty” entitled art book which detailed the game’s back-story. North America also received a Microsoft Windows version on November 6, 2007 which also contained bonus features.
The main story line features soldiers of Delta Squad fight to save the humans of planet Sera from a ruthless cavernous enemy, Locust Horde. Players assume the character of Marcus Fenix. Marcus Fenix is a former prisoner and war-hardened soldier.
In the game you must utilize cover and strategic fire in order to advance through the various scenarios. You can also use a second player to help assist in your mission. There are also online modes where players play different modes using up to 8 other players.
The most important aspect of this game 6secret swiss jodel is the utilization of cover. After advancing to the more difficult levels, even a few seconds of exposure to enemy fire can result in your death. Players are able to aim precisely at enemy targets or use blind-fire while taking safe-haven behind cover. Blind fire helps avoid oncoming damage from exposing the heads from behind the cover. There are many rolling and cover maneuvers available to players with the touch of a single button and direction from the left thumb-stick.
The main focus in the Gears of War game is on Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad’s encounters with the Locust Horde. Members of Delta Squad include: Marcus Fenix of course, Dominic “Dom” Santiago, Augustus “Cole Train” Cole, and Damon Baird. Marcus Fenix has just been escaped from Jacinto Maximum Security Prison by Dominic Santiago. When using the co-op mode, the second player will assume the identity of Santiago. When playing multi-player games, all four members of Delta Squad may be used. There are also more players available such as Private Anthony Carmine, Lieutenant Minh Young Kim, and Colonel Victor Hoffman.