Anyway, I think it's safe to call Gears of War a killer app now.
Gamespot : Jeff Gersttman
Gears of War is an outstanding technical achievement, but in addition to looking and sounding amazing, it's a seriously awesome action game.
The Good: Stellar graphics reset the bar for what consoles can do visually; great soundtrack and killer sound effects; satisfying gameplay in single-player mode; very addictive online play; best use of a chainsaw in any game, ever.
The Bad: Story could have been a bit more fleshed out; difficulty could have used some slight tuning.
(be careful, first paragraph contains plot (spoilers) I'm told)
1up.com: Dan Hsu
-(my summary)Despite the shortcomings and flaws too many reasons to give it a 10 because overall quality and awesomeness
IGN: Jonathan Miller
Epic has created an immersive universe that will probably turn into a sequel, a movie and a licensed breakfast cereal. Amazing cinematic flair, gritty attitude and a one-of-a-kind artistic style.
The most beautiful game on the Xbox 360. Amazing attention to detail and vibrant, diverse environments make for a feast for the eyes, even on a standard-definition set.
Virtually flawless. An excellent musical score, awesome atmospheric audio cues and spot-on sound effects. Crank it up.
Simple, accessible and tremendously fun, and that was before the chainsaw. In close, the combat gets wonky, but that doesn't take away from the awesome new cover mechanic and exploding head shots.
Lasting Appeal: 7.5
The single-player/co-op campaign is over too soon, although bumping the difficulty to Insane just about triples the length. For what Versus lacks in gamemodes, it makes up for in fun.
Overall(not an average): 9.4/10http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/744/744356p1.html
Teamxbox: Will Tuttle
Gameplay: The stop 'n pop mechanic works well, although hardcore shooter fans might want to up the difficulty for more of a challenge. The action is intense and very well-paced. 9.3/10
Graphics: This is by far the best looking video game we've ever seen. 10/10
Audio: Crank up your surround sound, rev your buzz saw, and feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins. 9.8/10
Longevity: The intense, brutal multiplayer modes will keep you coming back for a long time. Online co-op is lot of fun. 9.5/10
Innovation: While there are some cool weapons, most of them fall into the "old standby" category. The active reload and roadie run mechanics are nice touches. 9/10
Playboy: 4 bunnies out of 4 bunnies
Yahoo Games: 4.5/5 Link: http://videogames.yahoo.com/gamerevi...&page=0&eid=-1