Nerdluster: Gears of War has been the fallback epic for Xbox gamers for some time now. Admittedly when you ask someone what game most reminds them of the Microsoft console what do they say? 8 times out of 10 you'll hear "Halo" but for a good number of fans Gears of War is their goto series. There's a simple reason GoW is as popular as it is and that's its ensemble cast of action hero characters. Gears of War: Judgement takes place in the months following the end of the Pendulum Wars and Emergence Day. During the Pendulum Wars COG soldiers were actively engaged in a fight against soldiers of the UIR. The COG came out victorious after nearly 8 decades of battle but humanity was ill-prepared for the rise of the Locusts on Emergence Day.