First Gears of War 3 Gameplay Pictures

Straight from Russia we get the first exclusive gameplay pictures of the eagerly anticipated Gears of War 3 and it looks to deliver the biggest leap in graphics from the trilogy. The environments and models look absolutely spectacular and full of live. Take first look at Gears of War 3.

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TheHardware2906d ago

Amazing.....almost like a painting...cant wait !!

Paradise2906d ago

It doesn't look like a huge improvement over Gears 2. But Gears 2 was a good looking game. Maybe I just have high standards.

EvilBlackCat2906d ago

Yup is N4G

wow i tough with the new way this site looks i was in another site.


Bodyboarder_VGamer2906d ago

Well, at least it looks like the devs will use a wider color pallete but I agree. It does't seems like this game will be a big step from GeoW2 graphically.

I don't know what is Cat's problem but the truth it's truth.

corneliuscrust2906d ago

If you can't see the differences, I don't know what to tell ya, the lighting system is COMPLETELY revamped. That alone is a massive difference. There is also just under a year left of dev time.

FACTUAL evidence2906d ago

Yeah, GeOW2 was a cool looking game graphically...until something like this was compared to it in a head 2 head....


It doesn't look much better than Gears 2. Plus it's still 99.9% metal and rock.

gaffyh2906d ago

Maybe not a huge improvement, but definitely looks better. There's more colour in general and the game looks a lot sharper. But these images are pretty tiny, was hoping for some 720p stuff :(

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El_Colombiano2906d ago

"Maybe I just have high standards."

You play PS3 don't you. Anyway I'll wait for ingame screen shots not these bullshots. I've learned from GeOW2.

thewhoopimen2906d ago

I don't know what you are referring to.... At 400 x 300 or whatever the resolution the scans are impossible to tell how good geow3 is. However, I will err to the side of "slightly improved" over Geow2, only because it isn't a new engine.

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LightofDarkness2906d ago

This doesn't look to be a massive improvement at all really. We'll have to see it in motion to see if the global radiosity lighting makes a big difference, or if it's in at all. Their new vegetation seems to be making an appearance, anyway.

Taker_1292906d ago

Gears 2 was a beautiful game if not the best looking game on 360. These pics show an improved lighting system andt realistic vegetation. I cant wait for this beast to release next year

Lich1202906d ago (Edited 2906d ago )

Ive been fudging around with the UDK and it has the updated lighting engine they changed since the release of GeoW2. Im not sure if the 360 is powerful enough to show it off, but if Gears 3 saw a PC release it would look incredible. The new lighting system is just wonderful.

TheIneffableBob2905d ago

I downloaded the UDK and thought the GDC demo level looked good, but nothing amazing. I wasn't blown away or anything. I thought some of the foliage looked kind of silly -- the grass blades were massive.

PS3and4_HAS_GAMES2906d ago

yea it looks like a low detailed painting..look at his arm...looks so plain

BX812906d ago

Jesus! What does your arm look like?

DevilsJoker2906d ago

At least 5 times more colorful than the previous ones. And i think thats something gears always needed to get, once the Chroma is there i'm happy.

yoshiroaka2906d ago

Yea it does look cool but i dont like how marcus' suit is now sleeveless.
It looks kinda weird to me...=(

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ABizzel12906d ago

It looks better. The in-game pic. of Marcus and Dom, looks on par with Uncharted 2 so good job Epic. But sine it's coming out 2011 it should look better, but then Uncharted 3 should be coming out later on that year as well, so it's going to be a true showdown.

IRetrouk2906d ago

no it doesnt look better than u2, looks like a slight improvment on gears 2

darkequitus2906d ago

He did not say it looked better. He commented on the characters looking on par. Saying should was a speculative statement by the way. A big difference to what you are implying don't you think?

kurochi2906d ago

wait..... did you REALLY just compared these pictures to Uncharted 2?
That's some delusional BS.

These pictures looks better than GOW2. But the characters still look like they've been pasted on to the environment and is not even near the vicinity of Uncharted 2 in terms or graphics. Gameplay, I'll give you that Gears have better mechanics than UC2, but graphically, it's not even fair to put Gears 3 next to UC2. I may be surprised in a year, but I'm ready to be proven wrong.

N4g_null2906d ago

Pasted on to the enviroment, explain? Are you trying to say ut2 has sunspace light scattering or even some form of true color shadows?

Ut2 is a combination of painting shadows on to textures and setting the lights up to make it all work. You could actualy get an 3d program to do this for you. Zbrush actualy has some thing similar to this and infact the uncharted models where made there. He breaks down how it was made and there is nothing super power wise needed for what he did. Any one that is in the top row at zbrush could do that on any system. Yet epic is going for a non realistic style. It works yet they need more contrast.

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zorglub2906d ago

Mmm... Doesn't look like a painting at all to me. Looks slightly better than Gears 2 maybe, but that's all.

Uncharted 2 and God of War 3 have nothing to worry about right now.

Ghostsmoker2906d ago (Edited 2906d ago )

And it looks better than Gears 2. And even Gears 2 still puts many other games to shame according to visuals. Can't wait for Gears 3.

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Shaman2906d ago

Sooo...good ol N4G tech heads say there is no improvement?Are you nuts?From just glimps at the only in game photo(the one with Marcus and Dom) you can see.
1.Much better foliage(was very bad in previous,who played it knows what i talk about,just look at vegetation).

2.Better shadowing(Cliff said they use now some kind of multilayered shadows that look pretty neat)

3.Better post processing and lightning implantation(dynamic and indirect lighting).

4.Wind physics and better particle effects.

5.Finally mo cap animations...

5.Just look at the buildings and compare it to old Gears,it looks day and night difference and its still year of...i can tell some people are not happy with what Epic is doin on 360.

webeblazing2906d ago

i not saying its you but these was things people was saying that made ps3 games in the pass standout more then the comp (except pc, its the real beast) and people acted like they didnt want to give props, now alot of devs is late and follows their lead and now people acting like its new. it dont matter i cant wait to finish this franchise wit a bang.

aaronisbla2905d ago (Edited 2905d ago )

how did you gather all this info from 1 photo shot of the game? Especially the better wind physics and particle effects?

Shaman2905d ago

Because its said in article(not this but translated from that magazine).


It doesn't look much better than Gears 2. Plus it's still 99.9% metal and rock.

zeeshan2906d ago

Looks nice but not the huge change I was hoping for :(

otherZinc2906d ago

Gears 3 looks fantastic & will be fantastic, especially with the 4 player co-op that will be amazing!

SonyOwnsNextYear2906d ago

why do epic always show the pc build of their games? The same thing always happens......and the fools who cant notice this pattern ALWAYS FALL 4 it.

BkaY2906d ago

its what April 2011? oo man look time to wait... :(

it looks quit good in the screenshots ... and is that DOM with him?


GiantEnemyCrab2906d ago (Edited 2906d ago )

Seriously, these are magazine scans and just 1 could potentially be a screen shot.

People are putting too much into these scans.

I can't wait for Gears 3 but I would suggest waiting for real screens.

AngryTypingGuy2906d ago

It looks awesome. Quite a bit more colorful that Gears 1 or 2.

sak5002905d ago

Why you got a disagree when you've said the correct thing?

Its' more colorful than Gears1 and 2 and it's really a good thing as those games were pretty brownish. This is almost unchartered kind. Good good can't wait.

AngryTypingGuy2905d ago

Offensive? Grow some thicker skin, you babies. Political correctness stinks. Do you know what political correctness is? It's polite dishonesty. Think about it.

rexus123452906d ago

looks too much like paintings, doesn't give you the 3D depth feel.
Are they even real?

Hallmark Moment2906d ago

So fanboys are bashing the game over MAG SCANS? lol

Hallmark Moment2905d ago (Edited 2905d ago )

I'm guessing some sites are not posting this leaked pic from the batch because it shows how truly poor the pics are. [faded scans look like 20 year old news paper images left in the sun all that time] IS the cover RED????LOL The text on the bottom of the cover look so sharp :p


You can still tell the game is stunning in these washed out blurry scans of a MAG that looks like a 3rd wold cell phone camera took. lol

JeffGUNZ2906d ago

The graphics look great, lets just hope they put the multiplayer on dedicated servers.

PlainOldGamer2906d ago

Why are they showing Gears of War 2 Beta screenshots? Oh wait these are Gears 3? ... That's just sad. Heck as long as the game play's fun right?

MNicholas2906d ago

1) Gears games never look like the screen shots

2) There's nothing remarkable in those visuals. Looks just like every gears game where everything is shiny and has black outlines to make it look more detailed than it really is.

Bathyj2906d ago (Edited 2906d ago )

Shouldnt "gameplay" shots show actualy gameplay, not just game engine.

I'm not saying the game doesnt look like that while playing but none of those shots are taken while the game is being played.

xXRight3yeXx2906d ago

I think this is artwork. No offence but it looks too good to be true.

Megaton2905d ago

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times... I guess you guys can fill that in for me when this game launches, cause you obviously still haven't caught on to Epic's bullshotting.

Seriously guys, I'm sure the game will be great, and I love the fact that they're adding color to Gears 3, but be real. It's been proven time and again. UE3 lends itself brilliantly to bullshotting, especially in the hands of its creators.

sid4gamerfreak2905d ago

its good for the 360 I guess...Not a substantial improvement over Gears 2 but hey, time will tell hopefully...

forcefullpower2905d ago

I can believe some of your comments. These are art pictures for the games not the actual game footage.

laughed at the one that said the lighting was better. Seriously wait for some new in game footage.

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Mo0eY2906d ago (Edited 2906d ago )

Looks like Batman from Batman: AA and Marcus Felix of Gears 2 had a love child, and this was the result. Gears of War 3: Batman graphics.

Edit: Also keep in mind of the last time there were Gears of War screenshots - they ended up being the best bullshots we've ever seen.

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mrv3212906d ago

I think he was referencing that 2005 trailer... which surprising is pretty representative of the final game :P

Pennywise2906d ago

Raz, you know the Killzone bullshots that were matched by the final product. I honestly think iFLOWLIKEWATER is on a mission to be the first user to one bubble.

maniacmayhem2906d ago

Lucky for us graphics isn't the end all be all of gaming.

The Gears series is always a blast to play!

onanie2906d ago

When epic said they would maintain visual leadership, i didn't think they would mean through bullshots.

Kingdom Come2905d ago

Some of the pictures are Concept Art.
If you want an actual gameplay screenshot, look at the Marcus & Dom Vegetation screenshot.
The game looks Incredible, Keep up the great work Epic.

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STREET x KING2906d ago

this is the only game i'm a little excited for.

AK462906d ago

I feel sorry for you

STREET x KING2906d ago

i'm not saying that i'm not interested in any other games, i'm just saying this game looks more promising than anything else i have my eye on. I'm just a fan of the gears gameplay, no other game feels the same as gears. There are very few games that feel unique.

BaSeBaLlKiD7212906d ago

Obviously you haven't played Uncharted... They basically took Gear's gameplay and drastically improved it miles ahead.

Kingdom Come2905d ago

is the only game I'm desperate for (Although I am an obsessive of the franchise) Uncharted 2 wasnt an improvement on anything from Gears of War with the exception of graphics. I personally found the combat in Uncharted 1 and 2 bland...

Blacktric2906d ago

Looks really nice. But I just want to see the game in motion before deciding.