Eurogamer: Just for the record, 8/10 means we really liked it. Yes, even when it's a "triple-A" blockbuster, or a format exclusive, or both.
Gears of War 3 is ruthlessly polished and heroically complete. Perhaps its campaign isn't quite as consistently thrilling as the second game's - although at its best it's an incomparable rush. Really, Epic's only mistake was to have nailed the concept on the first attempt and the delivery on the second, leaving us, three years later, wanting a third ambitious leap they weren't able to make.