Gears of War 3 versus Gears of War 2: HD Screenshot comparison

GB writes: "Ah! Two of the hottest and one of the bigger exclusive games on the Xbox 360, Gears of War 2 and the upcoming Gears of War 3 have undoubtedly define what the Xbox is all about. The second game was a big improvement over the original in terms of visuals, storytelling and some game play mechanics. The third one looks like it is going to take gaming to the next level. But how do these two games stack up with each other, let’s take a look above."

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PhilipLarkin3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

Nive comparison.

Active Reload3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

Some of those are concept art being compared to in game footage.

Edit: I'm wrong its only one that does it.

MNicholas3292d ago

Worse draw distance. Simplified buildings and other geometry. Fewer reflective surfaces.

StanLee3292d ago

Yeah, it's funny how much it changes and softens the look of a game. It's a huge improvement.

halocursed3292d ago

Looks like Gears of War 3 is going to be the best looking game of 2010.

PirateThom3292d ago

That's interesting, since it's not out until 2011... or were you making a joke?

ThatIrishGamer3292d ago

:D When a first party PS3 exclusive is released in any given year (this case 2011) it is guaranteed to look the best console game of that year. Simple really. :D Uncharted 2 STILL blows away other console games and it's a year old :O

deadreckoning6663292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

@aaronon- The best "looking" game for one person may not be the best looking game for another person. Have you ever heard of the phrase "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"? For example, I know the Killzone 2 is technically speaking better graphically than Halo Reach since more particle effects and animations are going on in the background...however, I find Halo: Reach to be more "visual appealing" simply because of the wide color palette it uses.

When it comes to "looks" I listen to what my eyes tell me and not what I understand is technically true. Its all subjective man..I don't understand why you need to go out of your way to rain on another person's parade.

EDIT: Wow, 4 disagrees already. Seems like I've hit a nerve.

"Hence saying Uncharted 2 blows everything else away."

Hey hey kid...get your juice box, calm down, and listen to this: I agree with you. For ME, Uncharted 2 is the best looking console game I've ever had the pleasure of playing. But that wasn't the point I was trying to make.

What I'm saying is, if ANOTHER person thinks differently than me, theres no reason to tell them that their wrong. Its all opinion.

ThatIrishGamer3292d ago

Hence saying Uncharted 2 blows everything else away. :D. . .and dear God Reach and Killzone comparison? I remember before footage of reach came out and people were comparing it to Killzone. . .then we saw the actual Gameplay footage :D

I am talking both technically and visually. KZ's textures, landscapes, physics, everything looks stunning. Same for U2.

VINNIEPAZ3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

"He also hasn't seen that KZ3 is out in the same year
:D When a first party PS3 exclusive is released in any given year (this case 2011) it is guaranteed to look the best console game of that year. Simple really. :D Uncharted 2 STILL blows away other console games and it's a year old :O"

Oh look a PS3 Elite agent has shown up in a NON PS article to smack talk the 360, well that didn't take long. just another day on N4PS3G.

ON TOPIC - Looks great, too bad it was pushed back though.

And to deadreckoning666, give up man the PS3 elite will never except you unless you pledge 100% to the Sony flag. You can even give them compliments like "UC2 is the best looking game" but when you say you understand others may find a different game better you have crossed the line. You are not suppose to have understanding of different opinions, with them its Sony or nothing.

Active Reload3292d ago

The gameplay footage I've seen of Gears 3 puts it at being the best looking exclusive shooter.

Imperator3292d ago


You can't really argue this. On a technical level, PS3 games are far ahead of anything on the 360. That's a fact. Now, you may like the art style in one game better than another, but the graphics are still superior on Ps3 exclusives. No way around that. KZ3 will be, by far, the best looking game next year on consoles.

mcstorm3292d ago

I would not say ps3 games look a lot better on the ps3 than the 360 I think Alan wake looked just as good as kz2 and uc2 yes the game did not sell as well as it should but it shows the 360 can still match the ps3 with games that are done right but I also think gears 3 is starting to look like it will look better than the last 2 games n they did not look bad

number473292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

try to use this whole beauty is in the eye of the beholder argument, where its really just an opinion.right guys....

Because they don't want to compare tangible things like physics/scale/stream loading/animation/rendering/su rfacing/textures which go hand in hand with making a better-more realistic advanced game engine. Which is what games strive for.

Gears of War is an unreal engine game. No unreal engine game will ever be on the level of a PS3 exclusive, because epic doesn't care to do so, and the engine just can't handle it. The first one was amazing when no other engines were out.

Sure they look good, but never on a advanced level as the PS3's exclusives are. Facts are facts.

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hennessey863292d ago

has better character models interms of lighting and a more natural look to them. They dont look plastic anymore. The backgrounds are pretty much the same but thats no bad think cant wait till next year.

SexyPrawns3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

I hate to burst the collective bubble of N4G, but when you guys see'll freak out.

NO game looks as good as Rage.

Crysis 2, The Last Guardian, and Killzone 3 will look phenomenal, but nothing is touching Rage.

Edit: I've seen Rage in person. None of you have. How intelligent are you people? Really?

Why would Gears 3 have your vote though? It makes no sense. We've seen Gears 3 in action. Killzone 3 and Crysis 2 BLATANTLY look better. Don't troll.

Active Reload3292d ago

They need to show more footage of Rage. As of right now, after seeing more, Gears 3 has my vote.

shazui1233292d ago

None of us have? you sure about that? How intelligent are you, really?

INC NATE21313292d ago

Stunning is all i have to say.

SuperSaiyan43292d ago

Would be good if there were pics to click on or even a link...

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