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With Microsoft’s news Monday about its acquisition of the “Gears of War” franchise, it’s still too early to speculate about what a “Gears of War” game for Xbox One would look like, but it’s “the perfect time to take a look back at some of our favorite memories from the series’ history,” Xbox Wire writes.
For those who haven’t played the games on Xbox 360, Xbox Wire shares some “spoiler-free” moments, including:
The first appearance of the Berserker – “Gears of War” is an action game “through and through,” but “once the team entered the Tomb of the Unknown, the tone shifted dramatically. Suddenly, we were playing something that felt more like a survival horror game (and an intense one at that!) as we dodged the Berserker’s charging attacks while holding our breath and hoping she wouldn’t hear us.”
Avoiding the Kryll – In “Gears of War,” Marcus and his friends have to make their way at night from a Stranded outpost to a gas station, which sounds like it should be easy. Not! “Thanks to the addition of deadly swarms of bat-like Kryll (which could tear our heroes to pieces in a matter of seconds), the Gears were forced to stick to well-lit areas or create their own with some well-placed explosives,” Xbox Wire writes. “If you’re like us, you probably wandered out into the dark just to see what happened. Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty.”
Escaping the Riftworm – “Sure, being eaten whole by a massive worm might sound terrifying, but there’s a macabre hilarity about messily battling your way out of it. The sight of the Gears emerging victorious from the worm, yet literally covered in blood and gore from head to toe, was enough to make even the most jaded fan chuckle.”
To read more favorite “Gears of War” moments, head over to Xbox Wire.
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Suzanne ChoneyMicrosoft News Center Staff