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Favourite Gears of War Game?

Gears of War 121 12.53%
Gears of War 2 164 16.98%
Gears of War 3 79 8.18%
Gears of War: Judgment 11 1.14%
Gears of War 4 8 0.83%
Gears 5 108 11.18%
Other - Haven't played enough to pick one 158 16.36%
Other - I don't like the series 317 32.82%

This week's front page poll.

Gears 5 has been out for the best part of a month now. I'm curious to see where people think it ranks in the series, and which game comes out on top.

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I only played Gears of War 1...

I really want to try Gears 4 and Gears 5, but I also want to play this series in chronological order. Too bad they never released Gears 2.3 and Judgement for PC...

Pre-Ordered, bought and played Gears 1. Absolutely hated it. It was pretty much impossible to get a kill with the rifle due to a combination of teammate revives, refilling health, and overly agile characters. The best weapon in the game was the shotgun, so the entire game turned into a bunch of buff dudes rolling around cover and firing shotguns at each other point blank. The host always had a huge advantage too.

Single player was a short, pointless campaign, with terrible characters.

I hear the 2nd and 3rd games were legit good though.

Gears 1, 2, and 3 are all awesome, and even Judgement is underrated and very good in my opinion.

When it comes to best, it's a very tough call for me; 2 has the most memorable and awesome setpieces, while 3 is a bit better paced. Ultimately I went with 2.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

While 2 & 3 were more polished experiences...#1 takes the Cake. Let me explain: a lot of you guys might not remember but during the 360's launch there was much talk about the system not being much of a leap over the OG Xbox because most games didn't look that much better.

As a 360 owner back in 2005-6 I was scared to death of the PS3'S vaunted Cell chip, yada yada. Then came the trailers for the OG Gears and I was blown away. For the first time I actually saw a game that graphically represented a gorgeous true leap over anything else ever seen.

The game released to compete with Resistance ( a launch title on the PS3) Gears looked worlds better. Gears immediately submerged me into its world with the greatest looking visuals I had ever witnessed. The shooting was tight and the game excellently paced. The first encounter with the Kryll was terrifying, in my opinion the cover and shoot mechanics were already polished to perfection.

It was a cinematic game, with great likeable characters. The coop was just as fun if not more so than the main campaign and at the time I don't remember any coop experience being as rewarding.

Gears was the reason to own a 360 before Halo 3. It was the reason I bought another 360 after my OG one died of the RRoD. I love Gears.

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Yeah Gears 1 was absolutely mind-blowing graphically back in 2006, it's one of the most "holy crap, how is this even a video game" moments I've ever had, seeing that running for the first time. 

For that matter, Gears 2, 3, and Judgement were also among the best looking games in existence when they came out, with the latter two still among the graphical top dogs of the entire generation IMO.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

For me, it's Gears 2.

It looked incredible. It expanded the universe tremendously. It had tons of diversity. A few really emotional moments. And it introduced me to Horde Mode (without all of the convoluted stuff later games would add).

It may be my overall favorite 7th gen game. If not overall, it's definitely near the top. I beat it maybe once a year and it's always a joy.

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gears 1-2 for me. Dropped off around 3 and haven't come back to the series since.

Also lol at the "other- I don't like the series", that's a wee bit telling for this site, imo.

I had a guest at my house a couple of weeks ago, the same day Gears 5 released. He wanted to join in but I made him go back and play co-op Gears 1 Ultimate Edition with me. It's crazy how much fun we had. Not a lot of games hold up like that.

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Never played the series. Haven't owned an Xbox, since the first one.