Community Voice: Is Gears of War 3 the Pinnacle of 3rd-Person Shooters? (

Eric of writes:

"Gears of War 3 released this week, and it has been receiving high praise from many critics in the industry. Almost everyone is saying this is the best game in the Gears franchise, and have praised Epic for showcasing the best that Xbox 360 has to offer. There’s no doubt that Gears of War has had a huge effect on shooters and should be mentioned among the top shooters of this generation (Halo, Call of Duty, Battlefield), but one reviewer in particular stated that “every third-person shooter from here on out will likely be compared to Gears of War 3.” To me, this basically says Gears 3 is the pinnacle of third-person shooters. I’m not sure I agree with this, but we want to hear from you."

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ncstatefan9532559d ago

I would have a hard time saying it is, but I can't think of anything else.

fluffydelusions2559d ago (Edited 2559d ago )

UC2/UC3 is. Of course Gears is still a great franchise it's just Uncharted annihilates everything else out there IMO. The awards for UC2 speak for themselves. Most awarded game in history.

DigitalAnalog2559d ago (Edited 2559d ago )

To call Uncharted a 3rd Person shooter is pretty ignorant. Did you know that Ratchet and Clank have time dedicated to 3RD PERSON SHOOTING than both Gears and Uncharted combined, yet it is considered a PLATFORMER?

Gears is natively TPS just like COD is a native FPS, meaning there's no other elements other than what the genre provides. Uncharted belongs to the Puzzle/Action/Platformer akin to that of Tomb Raider, except that it has TPS element that make up the majority of the action.

But going back on topic, the Gears franchise is the highest rated "native" TPS this gen and considering they don't have a lot of that (though I can point a few like Vanquish), they simply don't lack the polish, budget and backing Gears had which (by adding scores, reception, etc). It is the most definitive TPS this gen.

-End statement

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32559d ago

Man, your delusions are awfully fluffy, lol. I don't see anything on the horizon that'll top Gears 3 in the shooter space, lol. I feel sorry for other games that come after it. Gears 3 is going to be a tough act to follow because the bar has been set.

dwightmccarthy2559d ago

nope its not. its the same game and formula but with better graphics. its fun but its not the best 3rd person shooter

Silly gameAr2559d ago

Just goes with the flow. Every time certain games are released, some people believe them to be the end all be all of their genres. Gears happens to be one of those games.