GamingDead: "The Gears of War series is not known for its deep characterization and emotional resonance. It is, however, known for being full of explosive, gory goodness. The first two games were plenty fun, but their attempts at drama fell flat like so many chunks of soggy meat. The final installment in the trilogy gives one last attempt at overcoming the criticisms of shallow bromance. It tries to tell a serious story, and it succeeds. Sorta. Mostly."