We asked which was your favorite and now here are the results. Did the game you were rooting for win?
God of War won it by a landslide. If you asked me, two very different kind of games, so strange to compare the two.
If anything, Uncharted has always been been the one Epic has compared their game against.
Not surprised that GOW won gore, that's like stating the obvious. Ktatos is such a complex character as well, he doesn't kill because he likes to (well, maybe he enjoys it a little) but he has a reason to act the way he does. I can't talk about which series is best, because I'm a PS3 guy
I choose both. I like both but they are nothing alike so this type of vs makes no sense. If Kratos was packing a boomshot to blow enemies away, that would be cool. Im sure the blades of Athena could do some serious damage to a reaver if marcus was able to use them.
Uncharted and Gears are definitely more alike than GoW and Gears, but even then they're worlds apart. IGN is just trying to start a fight between fanboys. I love GoW and Gears... two excellent franchises and each is a reason to own their respective platforms.
they probably compared the two because of the initials, other than that, I don't know why such a comparison was made.
The results are kind of odd, since Gears of War: Judgment outsold God of War: Ascension.
Welp, I guess that settles it. Now, I don't want to hear another peep out of GEoW fans.
@xHeavYx GOW won Gore? God of War or Gears of War? They both have the initials GOW. Just funny you said that lol!
there is no comparison between GeoW and Uncharted And that's an insult to Uncharted to compare them. GeoW simply has to try too hard Uncharted and GoW are just great games.
Haha this comparison is weird. Might as well throw Geometry Wars in there as well.
God Of War deserved to win by a landslide. Its just far too superior to Gears.
Kratos WAS a great character in the original God of war, after that, he became a terrible character, with no redeeming value. This is perfectly demonstrated at the end of God of War 3, where he learns that "the power of forgiveness come from within"(what a terrible line), yet proceeds to kick the shit out of Zeus.
@Orionsaint There is only one GOW son
Agree totally different genre apart from the name
And I don't get why "Gears" isn't enough for Gears of War fans for the short form.
Gears is perfectly exceptable Godmars, but don't forget a lot of xbox owners won't be dual console owners so wouldn't hesitate to abrieviate to GoW... I don't think it's generally a problem, it's usually clear what franchise people are referring to via context.
Except when this comes up, its usually a God of War thread with Gears fans complaining about it.
That's the internet for you. @Edonus well, IGN for long time hasn't been Sony haven but has been dominated heavily with MS fans. Not so much now its mostly Sony at Ign just like this site and many others. In fact, this site has been MS fanboy heavy for most of this gen 2005 till roughly 2011 (2009 and 2010 this site was becoming even on both sides with still in favor of MS fanboys). It's only been Sony dominated since 2011 until this very day so 2 years. The same year when MS went mostly casual. (ironically) But not only has GoW been around longer, the IP simply has put out more than GeOW through out the years. Its been a fan favorite for long time and always will be, same with Gears. If they did a GT series VS Forza the internet will say GT. Because its one of the four fathers of the realistic racing sim. And its one of Sony's longest running Ip's
"In fact, this site has been MS fanboy heavy for most of this gen 2005 till roughly 2011 (2009 and 2010 this site was becoming even on both sides with still in favor of MS fanboys)" Ahem... WHAT?! This site has been heavily Sony dominated since about 2008. There used to be almost as many Xbox fanboys from 2005-2007, but they slowly broke away and the site became absolutely filled with Sony fans from mid-2007 through to 2009. I've been reading this site since it was created, and even read the earlier split sites (it used to be split between 360 and PS3 sites). This site was never MS dominated, it just used to be more equal.
IGN has the most idiotic Sony haters I've ever seen. Long live Psycho_PS3_Truthh
It's the battle of the acronyms.
I hate to be a grammar nazi here, but but very few people know the difference here. GoW, or FBI or CIA aren't acronyms, even though even smart people call them "acronym agencies". Acronyms are initialisms that are actually pronounced as a word. Like NASA or TARDIS. If you just say the letters, it's not an acronym.
FART. Fathers Against Rude Television.
They don't compare gameplay elements, so the "apples and oranges" argument cannot be applied; the fact that they are two completely different genres is irrelevant. They merely compare gore, character, and which series readers prefer (the last one may be influenced by genre, but I am certain people are capable of distinguishing which of the two they prefer).
Ign you really stooped low on this one, these games have 0 in common. U cannot compare these two games I don't care what you guys say
Dude it's pretty simple GOW = God of War! Santa Monica > Epic Games. also watching the video did you see how CRAPPY and faded Gears looks in comparison to GOW!
IGN is riddled with Sony fanboy's. This result was inevitable...
Yes, because IGN didn't give Halo a 9.4 and praised Gears of War at some point. Oh give me a break. -_-
I was talking about the sites community. But, if you want to talk reviewers, Greg Miller is one of the most infamously fanboys reviewers in the industry...
@Kingdom Come Greg Miller is on the IGN Playstation team, Of course hes gonna prefer PS3, but that doesnt mean his opinions are biased, Has he ever said anything to downplay Xbox? And have you heard of Ryan Mccaffrey? hes on the IGN Xbox team and I would say hes an Xbox fanboy, but that doesnt mean his opinions are biased.
i simply cannot believe how biased this site is now. droids everywhere, as soon as some flamebait article comes along some idiot jumps in to say something praising the playstation and gets tonnes of agrees, every time.
^ No one was praising the article to begin with, not to mention praising Sony. I like how its okay to praise Microsoft but when it comes to Sony, you guys scream fanboy. Again, give me a break.
no pc love on IGN or N4G.
And what exactly will they put up in such a VS article? Simcity 5?
Well, thats usually the obvious fan-baiting attitude that these type of popular sites have.
that was a very stupid comparison .....o i get it it sound like a cool idead because they both had war in the title it ooooooo i get it .......-_- next time di** heads try matching a shooter with a shooter must that even be said ?? ign stfu an find some real news to report
God of war for me
never thought the margin will be this big
no contest, kratos wins
This is Sparta! (sorry, someone had to say it)
i cannot believe they compared the two. to play...i'll take a zues killing god bashing bald headed angry motherfocker who get his revenge anyday.
Oh ign you'll always be the biggest site for flame bait articles
I would pick Geras all day everyday, the God of war series bores me to death but that's just my opinion...
Both bore me, to be honest.
Irony at its finest lol
Then you've never played GOW. I figured someone with a Bioshock pic would be smarter than that.
I honestly have,its just not my thing, but I have also been HUGE Gears fan fan from the start so in that regard I am bias. I tried to get into God of war mainly because the graphics were beautiful but it just didn't happen...
Damn dude, I apologize for my snarky comment. I wish the rest of N4G could reply as mature as you just did, for real, it's quite refreshing!! Bubble for you man!
This is like asking 'mario or call of duty?'
@c-thunder Neither. If you're going to call out cod on its faults then you have to call out Mario because they have the same problems and those problems are dairy related
god of war deserves to win it is the better game/franchise
I like how just because they end in "of war" means that they can be compared, enough though they are completely different kinds of games. Lets compare Goodfellas and Good will hunting, I mean they have the word good in them....
How do you like them apples, you [email protected]%&#$ F*(#@& ?
LMAO!!! You should have started like Will in "Good Will Hunting."
Comparing games that are different genres? Why?, because they have the same initials?
released same time, both exclusives, and yeah the initials LOL.
I'd go with god of war. I loved the story and just the various places we visit in the game and how they greatly differ from each other. The gameplay was addicting and each game found a way to make it feel fresh with different weapons.
It's kind of a stupid comparison but that said God of War has legacy behind it... its been a fan favorite for over a decade so not hard to see it beating out Gears.
wow this comparison is just stupid.
why would you start your sentence with World of Warcraft?
@Shakka League of legends?
Hey, let's compare Sound Shapes with Super Mario Galaxy! It doesn't matter that they are not the same genre or have any similarities at all because they both start with an 'S'.
Why the F*Cc is it always God of War vs. Gears.... It¨s 2 different types of games!
ah...but they have the same initials. GoW...apparently that warrants a comparison.
what in the world is the point of this comparison
Hey I've got an idea, next lets compare Halo 4 and Heavy Rain...you know...cause they both have people in them.... What a stupid comparison...
GEars Of War wins in gameplay while Ugod Of War wins in Graphics visuals. God Of War is just another hack and slash button smasher from the 90s retro gaming.