Halo 3 and Gears of War Vs. Rest of the World

As the generation of Marcus Fenix passed, the entire platform wars saw a significant change with the base of casual overtaking the hardcore in a definitive way. In the light of such events, the effect these two games have produced is not only phenomenal but crucial to the 360 success. Where do these games stand in today's generation which is bustling up to see new degrees of interactivity, do they stand ground in a year which has seen the biggest influx of games?

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