The human race has all gone tits up, basically. After the messy nonsense of Gears of War 2's ending, the third game starts with a fractured and splintered humanity pushed to its very limits. Even Chairman Prescott has upped and buggered off to greener pastures, entirely abandoning the COG remnants, who are now living at sea on a flotilla of ships to avoid the problematic (and explosively gooey) lambent Locust horde. What kind of a leader is that, huh? You certainly wouldn't see David Cameron swanning about on holiday while his citize-- oh.