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Gears of War gets the Honest Trailer treatment

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It’s become cool to hate on Gears of War. There’s good reason for it too; the plot is shallower than Darryn’s gene pool, it’s filled with big dumb characters and is so entrenched in muscular bro-culture it’s frightening. There’s a lot to like though. The game pretty much defined the last generation, creating an entire industry of third-person cover shooters with a singular palette. The game is a heck of a lot of fun, was a blast to play co-op, and hitting RAAM in the face with a torque bow is one of the best thing you can do in a videogame.

The latest of Smosh Games’ honest trailers captures pretty much all of that. The good, the bad and the ugly. I have to admit to growing a wee bit tired of their Honest Trailers, but because it’s Gears of War, I’m going to let this one slide.

There’s a new Gears of War coming sometime in the near future, developed by a new Studio, Black Tusk. It’s being directed by former Epic chap Rod Fergusson, and could well be the reason I finally buy an Xbox One. I’ll only do so if the multiplayer is completely broken though, because let’s face it – that’s what made it so much fun in the first place.

Last Updated: February 18, 2015


  1. Mathias

    February 18, 2015 at 18:10


    Still my favorite third person shooter’s MP to date. Yes, even 2’s. Not counting Judgement, that was a piece of shit.

    But the rage, man. The rage is real on those matches.


    • Silence.

      February 19, 2015 at 03:19

      That game can honestly give someone a heart attack… Everyone I talk to about those days say they felt the months slip off their life for playing…


  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    February 18, 2015 at 18:26

    I digged GoW. Then again, I only played 1.


    • Weerwolf

      February 19, 2015 at 09:44

      Same… #PCMR


  3. Darthdad

    February 18, 2015 at 18:42

    Gears of War! It is THE game of the last generation. I cannot wait for the next iteration.


  4. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    February 18, 2015 at 18:51

    How can you ever get tired of Honest Trailers? You’re getting too old and cynical, Geoff!


  5. Silence.

    February 19, 2015 at 03:23

    Their Carmine’s are wrong the first one they show is Ben…


  6. Gavin Mannion

    February 19, 2015 at 06:55

    Bad multiplayer? This guys on drugs, the multiplayer was awesome


    • Geoffrey Tim

      February 19, 2015 at 07:01

      It is bad. Latency issues, hit detection issues, shooting dudes in the foot and watching their heads explode. And that’s precisely what made it great.


    • Hammersteyn

      February 19, 2015 at 07:43

      I thought the raging was funny


  7. Hammersteyn

    February 19, 2015 at 07:44

    This guy is too good.


  8. Tosh "Did he just say that?"

    February 19, 2015 at 08:29


    Also, Gears of War was the biggest disappointment of my Xbox 360 purchase history. I never played the others to save myself more disappointment.


  9. Lardus-Resident Perve

    February 19, 2015 at 09:57

    “growing a wee bit tired of their Honest Trailers” – Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate 😛


    • Lardus-Resident Perve

      February 19, 2015 at 10:05

      Though, after watching this one…it feels rushed and not as well thought out as some of the others. Such a fast pace…not their best work.


  10. Lupus

    February 20, 2015 at 12:38

    Gears, the second game I got on my 360, the MP was fantastic in 2006 scary how time flies.


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