Sean Halliday of Pixel Gate writes:
''I was admittedly slightly conflicted when I sat down to type this piece. Gears of War was the game that sold the Xbox 360 to me. Its bleak adverts that invaded the television-sphere back in 2006 made me sit up, take notice, and think that the game looked pretty damn good. And so I bought an Xbox 360 and picked up Gears of War with the system…and oh my days was I impressed.''