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It’s still a Mad World in Gears of War

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Back in November 2006 Gears of War, the seminal, genre-defining cover shooter was released – but that release was accompanied by a trailer set to Michal Andrews and Gary Jules’ melancholic take on Tears of Fears’ Mad World. It was a simpler time, I suppose – because that trailer was responsible for many Xbox 360 sales, helping Gears of War become one of the system’s most popular franchises.

It was only fitting then, that the launch trailer for the new, ultimate edition of Gears of War would feature the track. Gears of War’s imminent re-release is more of a remake than a straight remaster, featuring new assets, new cutscenes, new textures and a wholly reworked multiplayer mode that pulls the best bits from the series’ multiplayer.

Here’s its launch trailer:

Says the press gumph from Xbox:

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVE

A Gears of War launch wouldn’t be complete without the return of Mad World. In celebration of the new Ultimate Edition, Mad World has been reimagined with all new footage showcasing how the original is back and better than ever.
The shooter that defined the first generation of HD gaming has been painstakingly remastered in 1080P, modernized for Xbox One with 60FPS competitive multiplayer, and loaded with new content including five campaign chapters never released on Xbox. Coming August 25 2015.

As with all games, Gears of War isn’t for everyone, and many didn’t really take to its particular brand of muscle cover-shooting, but there’s no denying the impact it had on the last generation…for better or worse. I’m actually looking forward to the remake. I spent countless hours sucked in to the game’s multiplayer, and my gnasher is polished and ready for its return. That may have sounded far dirtier than intended.

For reference sake, here’s the original Mad World trailer.

The game is out on Xbox One in the US on August 25, with a local release on the 28th. It’ll be out on PC at some point in the near future.

Last Updated: August 18, 2015


  1. WitWolfy

    August 18, 2015 at 08:03

    Still a better “remaster” than Uncharted.


  2. Dutch Matrix

    August 18, 2015 at 08:09

    Mad Max, Mad World. One more article with Mad in the title and Half Life 3 confirmed!


  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 18, 2015 at 08:14

    Cog me worry.


  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 18, 2015 at 08:14

    Cog me worry.


  5. Hammersteyn

    August 18, 2015 at 08:20

    LOL header! Mad Magazine used to be so awesome!


  6. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    August 18, 2015 at 08:28

    Wanna make a funny crack at how this game compares to Mass Effect again but last time I made people angry. 😛


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 18, 2015 at 08:29

      DO IT!


      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        August 18, 2015 at 08:32

        Okay … Why did the Locust cross the road. To get away from the reapers!



        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          August 18, 2015 at 08:35

          When you say the Locust, do you mean the Collectors? Cos they reminded me of locusts 😉


          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            August 18, 2015 at 08:37

            Yes but they never assume direct control. 😛

          • RinceThis

            August 18, 2015 at 08:43

            You ruined it!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 18, 2015 at 09:11


  7. The Sten

    August 18, 2015 at 08:30

    Before anyone asks, the song is Darude – Sandstorm


  8. RinceThis

    August 18, 2015 at 08:39

    I remember OvG saying he watched this in a cinema in London. First thing he did when he got back to SA was buy a 360 with this bundled. I then followed the same example when I got back from China a few months later. What followed was months of awesome co-op locust killing, muscle HO HA! Flip, being a gamer back then was a far simpler affair.


  9. FoxOneZA

    August 18, 2015 at 09:48



  10. Guava_Eater

    August 18, 2015 at 14:30

    not a bad time to finally get an Xbone, this bundle is priced well. I finally cracked and pre-ordered it last night


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