If there is one game that sets the tone for third-person shooting games on the Xbox game consoles, it would be the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.
This game was released back then for the Xbox 360 but the “Ultimate Edition” was released only a few years ago.
The major differences between the original Gears of War and the Ultimate edition is that the latter has a higher resolution (1080p) and it also runs at a smooth 60fps; providing you with amazing visuals and smooth gameplay performance as well.
The game is set on a fictional planet called “Sera”. There is a liquid substance called the “Imulsion” and it has become a prized commodity after a scientist found out how to use it.
Since then, humanity was divided into different factions. But, they are not alone; the Locust Horde, an alien race that wants the Imulsion for themselves, also want to get a hold of the prized commodity and if they need to kill humans to do so, then they will.
One time, the Locust Horde attacked humanity and it was called the “E-Day” or the Emergence Day.
Since then, a lot of human factions were killed, leaving the Coalition of Ordered Governments (also known as “COG”) the only faction that’s left.
With only a few people left, the COG made a last-ditch effort to save mankind by creating a ship that can transport the last humans to the Jacinto Plateau.
This is the only place that the Locust Horde cannot get to but they only have a limited time for this plan to work.
The game then revolves around Marcus Fenix, the main protagonist of his team and he is assisted by his Delta Squid that consists of Augustus Cole, Dominic Santiago, and Damon Baird. Together, they fend the Locust Horde while the remaining humans go to the promised land.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is a third-person shooting game that puts a heavy emphasis on using covers to get out of the enemy’s fire.
This emulates a real-world scenario in that you should take cover when you’re taking heavy fire from the enemy.
Although this game has a bevy of weapons that players can choose from, Marcus’ main weapon of choice is the Lancer: an assault rifle with a chainsaw attached as a bayonet.
If you play with a friend, your friend will use Dominic Santiago. Both of them will have the same weapons and you should work collectively to defeat the Locust Horde and save humanity.
Other than the campaign missions, the multiplayer aspect of the game is very good as well. You are teamed up with three other members and you will be pitted against four other players in a 4v4 style combat.
There are various maps to choose from; each having their different objectives to win the game.
The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is an amazing game and it has since been ported to the PC. This game was first released for the Xbox 360 and has since been remastered and ported to the Xbox One game console.