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God of War vs. Gears of War - You Decide

IGN - Welcome to Versus, a video series where we'll be pitting two games against each other before letting you decide who the winner is.

We know you've spent countless hours trolling comments sections, defending the honor of your favorite franchise. Flamewar face-offs are the ultimate indulgence for passionate gamers, so don't by shy. This episode features Sony's God of War and Microsoft's Gears of War. We'll be looking at three categories in this episode -- Gore, Character, and the Series. The winner in each is decided based on your votes. Voting will close Friday, April 5th at Midnight PT. (Gears of War, God of War, PS3, Xbox 360)

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GamersRulz  +   924d ago
Both great games.

Personally I would pick God of War

wow, look at those God of War graphics!!
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NewMonday  +   924d ago
TPS vs. Hack&Slash

Apples to Potatoes

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LocutusEstBorg  +   924d ago
Mindless tiresome run and gun pumped out every year like Call of Doody vs a Sony masterpiece.
Eyeco  +   924d ago
You can say the exact same thing about GOW. In fact More GOW games have been released than Gears of War games.

Nonetheless the comparison is pointless, God Of War is a hack and slash, Gears of War is a shooter. There to entirely different games that have nothing in common other than the same acronym.
Utalkin2me  +   924d ago

Actually no you can't. God of war is on 3 different platforms, Gears is on 1.
BattleAxe  +   924d ago
God of War is a far better series. I've owned Gears 1 & 2 since last spring and I haven't found them interesting enough to finish, but I'm going to try to force myself to finish them soon mainly just for the achievements.
HammadTheBeast  +   924d ago
But agreeing that both are great doesn't get IGN any hits.
Kingdom Come  +   923d ago
@ BattleAxe

How is it justifiable to label a game as uninteresting, when playing it 6 years after its release? Also, I find it somewhat odd that you would start Gears of War 2's campaign, after:
1) Not completing the preceding game.
2) After finding the preceding game uninteresting.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   924d ago
Third person cover shooter and a Action adventure hack and slash game. Both highly rated and both highly different.

So the question is which one do you feel like playing?

Yeah, Ign's bored. So lets start an all out massive internet flame war.
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Sharius  +   924d ago
seem legit
CaptainSheep  +   924d ago
I'd definitely pick GoW. Though, GoW's nothing short of amazing. ;D
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Sharius  +   924d ago
no, you are wrong, GoW is the best, why bother to compare between GoW and GoW while everyone agree that GoW better than GoW in every aspet
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StrongMan  +   924d ago
Terrible comparison to me but I choose God of War.
Kingdom Come  +   923d ago
*Sigh* What a surprise...
fsfsxii  +   924d ago
Generic muscled dudes with guns. No thanks, i pick God of War
KaBaW  +   923d ago
Just wondering.. what are some games that have 'generic' characters like Gears?
Kingdom Come  +   923d ago
Generic Characters? Let me guess, you love Killzone though...
Fyflin  +   924d ago
I've enjoyed both series but I'm going to show gears some love, absolutely perfect gameplay in co op. just wish they'd gone in a slightly different direction with the story and characters, more like the very first mad world trailer.

Chainsawing someone in half still has to be one of the most satisfying ways to kill another player online this gen though.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   924d ago
Lol this guys blatantly ripped off the Machinima series, same name and everything.
NoobJobz  +   924d ago
Well, I like both for different reasons. There have been hits and misses in both series for me.
I loved Gears 1, hated Gears 2, and liked Gears 3. Haven't played Judgment.
I disliked God of War 1, like God 2, like CoO, like GoS, and really like God of War 3. Haven't played Ascension.

God of War 1 and Gears 2 were low points for me but I feel every other game has been fairly good.
InTheLab  +   924d ago
Different genres but more similar than you'd think.

Both are seen as the best looking games on the respective consoles (until Crysis 2 came along on Xbox)

Both sport brutal gorey kills

Both spawned a bunch of cloans

Both went one game too many.

Anyway, choosing too games in different genres seems like a cop out. Should have went with UC vs Gears
VonBraunschweigg  +   924d ago
One game too many, imo not even true for Gears although it only has been one and a half years since 3 and 4 games in one gen, 4 great games, but definitely not true for Kratos. 2 games per generation, last one 3 was years ago. Imo Ascension is as good as part 3, and it looks even better.

And I can handle 2 more on PS4. GoW3 left space for GoW4 wherever it may be and I wouldn't mind another prequel starting as a captain in the Spartan army, the battle with the Barbarians, receiving the blades.

Ending the franchise with the thing that started it, us killing our own family. I don't think SSM will let us do that, not the endboss we want but it would be fitting.
josephayal  +   924d ago
The Gears of God of War
Battle of the GOW's, imo i think god of wars is better because it has an excellent story
cyberninja  +   924d ago
I prefer God of War.
SDF Repellent  +   924d ago
This is like asking people in a Republican convention (N4G) who they would vote for in the next election, Republican (Sony) or Democrat (MS).
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Bowzabub  +   924d ago
And what is your answer?
SDF Repellent  +   924d ago

I belonged to the Green Party so I love them both. Multi-consoles owner FTW.

"Played through 3 hours of the game today and the combat and gameplay is exactly I am expecting from a God of War game, which I love."

"Good score for a spin-off game that was made by People Can Fly. I will pick this game up tomorrow. Can't wait."
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Ezz2013  +   924d ago
if this site is as you say ...then why are still here ?!

TPS vs Hack/Slash ...WTF IGN ?!
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Hicken  +   924d ago
Give it a rest, dude. We all know you don't know what reality is.

For you and all the other 360 fanboys around here, you'd think you would get tired of things being as stacked against you as you always say they are. But no; you stick around and, apparently, LOVE to stir up s**t.

It's getting old. No, it's been old.
raytraceme  +   924d ago
Ironically Sony has been in the top ten for democratic brands for the past few years. So you should really thin labour changing that. Sony also financiallysupports democrats to republicans 75% to 25%. You can Google this.
MikeMyers  +   924d ago
To confirm this you should have a new user choose God of War and another new user choose Gears of War. It would be a silly test but it may give some indication.

I'm not a big fan of either franchise but I'd probably choose God of War.
GreenRanger  +   924d ago
These games are only being compared because they both start with a 'G' and have 'of War' in their names.
It's completely ridiculous.
cpayne93  +   924d ago
Yeah this is idiotic, there's nothing in the games you can really compare. Dumbest comparison ever.
the worst  +   924d ago
Gor of war hands down
ACESupERIC  +   924d ago
Gore- god of war. Short of using the chainsaw to hackup locusts not much there. Storyline- I wouldn't choose one over the other because for me they're both phenomenal in their own way and equally awesome. Characters- gearsofwar had more diversity not just in race but personality as well. Everyone in god of war was angry or hurt. Gears had angry, hurt, happy, sad, and cole gleefully runnin around being cole gave me some laugh out loud moments. I also developed more of an emotional bond with the characters imin gears. Doms wife! Nuff said
NastyLeftHook0  +   924d ago
lol gow vs gow.

i never was a gow fan but i am a gow fan. and i love kicking zeus in the but. (hint)
etownone  +   924d ago

4 player Co op, and addictive Multiplayer make this game a must buy....

While God is a must rent..... After beating it once.... Nothing else to do.
VonBraunschweigg  +   924d ago
I have a feeling buying the game will be cheaper for you:)
RIP_Weazel  +   924d ago
...uh, yes there is.
8 Player (4x4) multiplayer (and 2 player co op) that is surprisingly awesome!
reef1017  +   924d ago
God of war all the way!!!
Typical-Guy  +   924d ago
Two different genres, and two amazing games on two awesome consoles..... They're both amazing in their on way.

Next comparison, inFamous vs Forza :/
TekoIie  +   924d ago
Pretty sure its going to be Starfox vs Heavy Rain :/
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Utalkin2me  +   924d ago
2 amazing games, so you say.
clintagious650  +   924d ago
Both great series. Id say Gears is prolly my favorite 360 exclusive series. God of War series is one of my favorite playstation exclusive series. They both do their fanbase justice & that is kick alot azz.
Nevelos  +   924d ago
God of war by far
Rezka  +   924d ago
Ign:"They have the same acronym lets compare them"
Gamer-40  +   924d ago
God of War better stories and Kratos awesome mad greek, very nice game series, but using 8 years old gameplay mechanics.

Gears of War better technology.
thebudgetgamer  +   924d ago
Can't wait for the Oregon Trail vs Little Big Planet debate.
kenshiro100  +   924d ago
...Two different games, stupid comparison.
Parapraxis  +   924d ago
I'll go with the original GoW thanks.
The game earned that acronym.
GeoW fans were just a little late.
DaPrintz  +   924d ago
I love them both. I bought a 360 just for Gears. God of War is and always will be my favorite series. One thing I will say though is I will buy a PS4 knowing that God of War 4 is coming. With Xbox Live costs seemingly increasing steadily, I can't say I will buy the Nextbox just for Gears of War 4.
Kran  +   924d ago
Wonder if the writers realise what site they've just put this article on :/
Jek_Porkins  +   924d ago
That is a really bad couple of games to try and compare, but I'd pick Gears Of War because its basically defined a generation of third person shooters. We've seen everything from Mass Effect to Dead Space adopt a Gears approach to TPS.

Also, Gears invented Horde Mode, which is all the rage these days. I also have to point out that Gears was the reason I bought a 360, it was the first "next gen" game in my eyes, never seen anything like it before.
Kran  +   924d ago
"We've seen everything from Mass Effect to Dead Space adopt a Gears approach to TPS."

Yeah but look at the direction those franchises ended up taking; Gears of War included.

I'm not saying God of War is a saint either, but Gears just went too downhill, moreso than God of War.
Jek_Porkins  +   924d ago
Not sure how Gears went down hill, the new Gears was probably the hardest campaign of the bunch, and Overrun Mode is probably my favorite since the original Horde Mode.

I loved Mass Effect 3 and Dead Space 3, I also noticed that other games took the cover based aspects, even games like Uncharted online, so not only do I think Gears is the better game, but it's the more genre defining game.
iistuii  +   924d ago
Agree completely. 4 player Coop campaign on insane is quality, brutal gaming at its best & the multiplayer aspects are way out ahead.
SonyNGP  +   924d ago
Neither. Got bored of both of 'em.

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