Slowly getting ready for Gears of War 1 Ultimate Edition & Gears of War 4, let's recap the franchise from my worst to best ones in my opinion:
- Gears of War Judgement (2013) = Reason: The installment was almost a complete trainwreck, it nearly destroyed the franchise for almost all of us. Already not being developed by Epic Games (Epic outsourced this to a Polish developer People Can Fly which later became known as Epic Games Poland), this one feared some Gears fans, but when it came out in June of 2013, it did it, it nearly killed the franchise. Horrible multiplayer, cliche & poor plot, mediocre weapon system, poor AI, several bugs & glitches, you name it. The only good thing this game has going for is the good graphics, that's it. People Can Fly should have just made Bulletstorm 2 instead of messing with Gears of War.
- Gears of War 2 (2008) = Reason: While the campaign is just as good as the first one, the multiplayer here is not that great with the exception of Horde mode. The graphics are improved a little from the first installment, the weapon system is pretty good, the plot is okay at best, but nonetheless still a very good game though.
- Gears of War 1 (2006/2015) = Reason: The game that started it all, while stolen from a obscure PS2/Xbox game KillSwitch, the cover system was really innovating here, the graphics are great (best looking Xbox 360 game back then), the campaign is superb, and the gameplay here is solid. The multiplayer is still not that great here. Who's ready for the Ultimate Edition of this game on Xbox One?
- Gears of War 3 (2011) = Reason: The near-perfect installment to the franchise, this was the last game in the series to be developed by Epic Games (even though People Can Fly is owned by Epic Games), and this was an awesome last hurrah from Epic Games. The campaign is superb to great, the graphics are awesome, the weapon system is great, and the multiplayer here is pretty good, but still kinda inferior to Halo's multiplayer.
What's your rank from worst to best Gears games?