Gears of War 3 – Game of the Year contender?

Lately there has been an explosion (literally) of shoot ‘em up games. With countless amounts of Call of Duty games spamming shelves and many more in between, it’s hard for a FPS shooter game to really stand out of the crowd. That is why Gears of War 3 really took gamers by surprise.

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gillri2545d ago

indeed a contender, but shouldnt win it

JsonHenry2544d ago

Not in my book, but we all have different tastes. Dark Souls, Uncharted 3 (assuming it is as good as 2), Skyrim (again, if it is good), and Dues Ex would all be on my list. That is just off the top of my head though.

Sunhammer2544d ago (Edited 2544d ago )

Is this a joke? What exactly would it win for?

Best story? Uncharted 3
Best graphics? Uncharted 3, Killzone 3, or Battlefield 3 (on PC)
Best sound? Killzone 3 or Battlefield 3 (on PC)
Best RPG? Skyrim
Best FPS? Battlefield 3
Best multiplayer? Battlefield 3
Best overall? Uncharted 3 or Skyrim

This is how it will all go down. What will Gears of War 3 win when it does nothing to be different? I honestly had more fun with Warhammer: Space Marine.

montyburns0002544d ago

@ Sunhammer

so what your saying is your a blind ps3fanboy?

looks like it

Jobesy2544d ago (Edited 2544d ago )

Don't forget there are many sites/magazines that hand out GOTY awards. So no doubt Gears 3 will win some. I don't think it will win the Spike GOTY though, if thats what everyone is talking about.

@montyburns000, yes he's a fanboy because all those games are PS3 exclusives, right? : |

antz11042544d ago (Edited 2544d ago )

Lol @ Sunhammer,

So how many of those have you actually played?

After playing Gears I can honestly say its a fantastic game, single and multi. So I think it def deserves be in the running.

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Gamer30002545d ago (Edited 2545d ago )

well ....gears 3 is doing very good
and is GOTY contender
but so is Lbp2/KZ3/Inf2/P2/skyrim/batman :ac and of course uncharted 3
so let's wait and see

JellyJelly2545d ago

I agree with Skyrim and Uncharted 3 being contenders.

Deus Ex, Forza Motorsport 4 and Battlefield 3 could also be in the race.

Septic2545d ago

Agreed. That's a lot of competition. BF3, Uncharted 3 and Skyrim are the favourites.

As far as single player goes, Uncharted 3 should be able to sweep the award. I have confidence in ND that they will deliver a stellar story to end the trilogy.

As far as a complete package goes, GoW is definitely a strong contender; decent story with 4 player CO-OP, great MP with competitive as well as Horde and Beast Mode.

From a purely MP perspective- BF3 might still win it contrary to the impression the BETA has given us.

It is a great year for gaming- just not for our wallets.

Jobesy2544d ago

@ Septic, the Uncharted series is not a trilogy. Each game stands on it's own, kinda like Indiana Jones movies.

TyrionL2544d ago

I agree with all your choices except KZ3 and LBP2. I think InFamous 2 could be a contender, but I also feel Gears 3 is as well, but I don’t feel KZ3 or LBP2 are serious contenders. Of course this is just my opinion and I am in no way trying to suggest I’m right and you’re wrong (I just want to make that clear especially on this site). I do however agree with you 195% about InFamous 2, and don’t know why this game isn’t mentioned more often in GOTY articles. I love the mission building in InFamous 2 though, I hope more game do something like this in the future. To me it’s just as fun to play others levels as it is to make my own. It really made that game stand out IMO. I just can’t believe the vast number of quality titles coming out years. No matter what system you own, or what kind of games you like there seems to be something for everyone this year, and a serious exclusive GOTY contender on every system, not to mention a number of multiplat contenders. I remember this time 3 years ago I was waiting for good games to come out ( I buy a lot of games, and would beat them faster than they were coming out), now I can’t afford the price nor do I have the time for all the good titles coming out. It’s the one downside of owning all the systems, but a problem I really don’t mind having. I know the 2 games I am anticipating the most are Skyrim, and Skyward Sword. If they are half as fun as I think they will be those would be my personal G’sOTY, but I love Gears 3, and Batman AC and UC3 are on the same level as far as anticipation goes.

Any who back on topic, yes Gears 3 is a GOTY contender. It’s an excellent game on and offline.

AmaZinG2545d ago

Then Skyrim and Portal 2.

Jappy-k72545d ago

lots of contenders this year, so far...Gears 3, Xenoblade, The Witcher 2, Shogun 2, Yakuza 4 and Dark Souls...

Convas2544d ago (Edited 2544d ago )

How is no one mentioning Skyward Sword? That game is crazy anticipated on the interwebs. You may get a sleeper GOTY this year.

Gears of War 3 is definitely a contender though.

Zechs342544d ago

Cuz this is N4G, the Wii doesn't exist as the best selling console this gen...

I will agree with you. Zelda SS will be epic in every sense and will hopefully take a few awards!

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