How Gears of War 2 Raises the Bar for Military Simulators

Epic Games' Gears of War 2 hits stores today. The Unreal 3 game engine upgrade is part of what makes the new game so great, but it will also contribute to better Army simulations with increased chaos, better AI and improved graphics.

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PoSTedUP3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

i would obviously disagree and say that socom is the definition of a military simulator (ground warfare/tactile warfare etc.) lets not blow things out of proportion now ok : ).

falcon3633d ago

I agree with you, but I'm open to new suggestions, so this is why I thought it would be interesting to post it here. And yes, I know, the PS3 rules. :)

El_Colombiano3633d ago

Hahahaha this article is major fail. How the hell are you going to try to spin the fakeness of GeOW2 gameplay into realism? No, just no. Now Socom is a completely different story!

TheIneffableBob3633d ago

Read the damn article.

It's about how the Unreal Engine 3 upgrades Gears of War 2 is bringing will help military simulators like America's Army be more immersive and realistic.

OOG3633d ago

agreed games like socom/ghost recon etc are more of simulators

PoSTedUP3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

"It's about how the Unreal Engine 3 upgrades Gears of War 2 is bringing will help military simulators like America's Army be more immersive and realistic."

no i didnt read the article but thanks for summing it up for me but i still disagree, wouldnt the engine crysis is on be more realistic and immersive? dont get me wrong the unreal3engine is good but i think their are much better engines out there to choose from than the [unreal3engine]. i call b*ll$h*t on this article. unreal3 is nothing special. especially for that particular purpose.

IdleLeeSiuLung3633d ago

Why don't you go read the article why the updated Unreal engine is good for the mentioned purpose. Jeeezzz.... people constantly make mindless comments. Think before you speak.

PoSTedUP3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

i see what the article is saying now, my fault. its about the characteristics of the engine and what it does, i jumped to conclusions and assumed it was talking about game and gameplay sorry, + bubbles.

and i normally do make sense in my comments and think b4 i speak, i guess i just got lazy on this one. ya know, their has been alot of annoying bullsh*tty comment going around lately so it does get aggravating and sometimes people do jump to conclusions, idk.

props to the unreal3 engine.

badz1493633d ago

should just mention "UE3" instead of "gears2"

Bnet3433632d ago

America's Army beats all. That's a true military shooter.

El_Colombiano3632d ago


Flame bait my friend. Flame bait.

morganfell3632d ago (Edited 3632d ago )

The author of this article apparently has his head in the sand.

First he doesn't realize that in addition to the what is seen on screen, a comprehensive editor, AAR system, and terrain generation (based on real world DTED data) is required.

Second, the author doesn't realize that something has already appeared that raised the bar. It is now the official simulation of the USMC and will be announced this month as the official sim of the US Army.



ChrisGTR13632d ago

actually gears 2 is very tactical as in you have a squad of 5 guys and only have 1 life per round, cover based and you can get revived. i played the socom beta and that wasnt tactical at all, just run up and shoot people, die, respawn,repeat over and over. gears is alot slower pace cause you only have 1 life per round and is very heavy on teamwork and using a mic. i can see why youd all dissagree seeing as your ps3 fanboys and all, your going to say " NOTHINGS MORE TACTICAL THAN SOCOM!!!" but if you guys actually played gears youd understand.

morganfell3632d ago

I guess somebody didn't play SOCOM or they would know that respawns can be turned off and are off in almost every ranked room. 1 life per round. No chainsaws, but rather actual weapons.

prowiew3632d ago

Does people read the articles anymore?

IdleLeeSiuLung3632d ago (Edited 3632d ago )

Props to you for reading the article and admittance.

I didn't want to sound too harsh, but frequently people just make comments without making at least an effort to find out what is going on. So we get all this noise that further misleads people. Vicious cycle.

Happy gaming!

BlackTar1873632d ago

Way to blow yourself up as a ill informed/under researched post.

You do know respawn is for noobs only on socom right? is that the only way you played LOL. there are 15 normal rooms to 1 respawwn. But i guess its normal to go around spreading 1/2 truths and mislead people based on simple stuff like telling the truth or may besome research. I cant believe your gonna compare it to socom and then get the biggest pint in your post completely wrong. GOOD JOB

Gears 2 kicks ass. I don't play it for realism I play it for the exact opp. and FUN.

pumpkinpunker3632d ago

no one liked it.

stop insulting Gears 2 by mentioning that Socom trash in the same sentence. now go play in traffic....

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dktxx23633d ago

Yes, Gears of War 2 raises the bar for realistic military shooters, it perfectly details the current fight against, whatever the hell enemies in Gears of War 2 are. I've lost two imaginary brothers in that war.

silverchode3633d ago

Gears of War 2 Raises the Bar for Military Simulators -lol
there are so many other games that are above gears 2 in simulating war

DiabloRising3633d ago

This is really just getting silly now... and no, that's not a knock on Gears.

doshey3633d ago

wow so how much did ms pay for this bs article to come out


I hope nothing. If they would have done such a thing, it would have wasted money. But I'm really thinking this is sarcasm (I'm not reading it, not wasting this time).

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