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(out of 107 reviews)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Kid, 10 years old February 3, 2011
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Great

You can tell by the cover of Gears of War that it is going to be very violent. Even though this game is great the realistic violence is very intense and very gory. At some points you get a chainsaw to cut up your foes. s**t, and the F word are said.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old January 3, 2011
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Very good. One of the best games I have.

This game is very fun, but it is pretty intense. When I find a dead body of one of the COG's, there is blood splattered everywhere. And the language is pretty foul. I only heard the f-word like twice and there is an occasional s-word and d-word with there alternatives. Also there is an in-game filter where you can turn of the gore and language.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byxboxrulerandpcruler July 24, 2011
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Teen, 15 years old Written byawinnik January 15, 2011
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
sure there is some violence but who could make a better role model that the cole train? WHOOOO!!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written byFishynmn September 4, 2014
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

Excellent, unique alien shooter is very gory, but one of the best around.

Parents should know that the critically acclaimed blockbuster Gears of War is no doubt one of the best game franchises in the history of gaming. This intense, fast-paced 3rd person shooter is a must have for any hardcore gamer. There has been a lot of debate on the Violence on the Gears of War franchise, and all those debates are for good reason, because Gears of War is extremely violent in a particularly gory sense of the meaning. There is a lot of gory headshots and chainsaws sawing aliens in half. Despite all of the heavy Gore in the game, in my opinion, it doesn't feel as strong as, say, Call of duty: Black Ops because the Violence Is inflicted on aliens, with the exception of the gory details when your character dies. Please note that there is probably more Gore here then on Black Ops. The language isn't as strong as most Mature rated shooters. There is only a few uses of f--k (about a half-dozen). There is, on the contrast, a significant abundance of Moderate and mild profanity, including s--t, g-d--n, etc. Probably around the range of say, Fifty profanities or more. There is a content filter that cleans up all the Gore and strong language. Even with this filter the game is still violent and has some moderate profanity! If your still unsure about all strong violence and language, I will remind you that at the time gears of first came out, it was unofficially considered the most violent game of its time, and was considered slightly controversial due to all the strong violence. Recommended that parents check out the game before letting and kids or young teenagers play.it.
What other families should know
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old December 7, 2013
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

OVER RATED

WELLLLLL this is the best game ever. i play it a lot and find it very awesome. who cares about the gore. the marines are like family. very good game.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byYoyosAreWeapons November 27, 2013
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Gears Of War Warnings

Gears of War is an extremely violent, but really fun third person shooter! WARNING FOR PARENTS: LANGUAGE IS USED ALL OF THE TIME, IT USES ANY WORD YOU CAN THINK OF. ALSO REALLY VIOLENT. BLOOD AND GORE AND SMASHED HEADS AND RIPPED APART LIMBS AND BODIES. I personally think the story is great and the game itself is really fun. I say that only young kids should not be introduced to such violence.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byAngrygoldfish3 April 21, 2013
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

"T" Rated With Filter On

Ok so lets get this straight, Gears of War is like a third person Halo with a strong emphasis on cooperative multiplayer. There are so many complaints about this game because of language and blood that are compleately false. I hate to be the devils advocate for this sort of thing, but the game has built in filters for both of these issues so the "f bomb" is never dropped, and gore is not shed (combating the website review, enemies are not blown apart, decapitated or sawed in half) all readily accessable through the options menu. Now I do agree that with the filters off, the game earns its "m" rating, with them on it is comparable to "t" rated games like the conduit, and 007 golden eye. If you let your child play Halo or any similar titles it is more than appropriate for them. In short just because gears of war has an "m" on the front of the box does not mean that you should veto the game, it is a great multiplayer experience to enjoy with friends and again as stated (even in the site review) you are fighting aliens not people to save the world
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byshark bait March 30, 2013
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

you can turn of gore and strong language so everybody can play it if they want to.

this game is quite bloody, but you can go into the game options and turn off gore and strong language which would then make it rated T. i think anyone could play this game if they wanted to. the only violent thing about it is the shooting and you are shooting alien reptile things(meaning they are not humans or anything related to them).
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 15 years old Written byJust a Thought March 17, 2013
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

GOW

This game has you saving the world and killing aliens in your path really not for kids but you can turn off the graphic content
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byanandbasi October 15, 2012
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Very good game!

Gears of war is a shooter based in a dystopic future. The game features enemies called locusts who are giant alien type men who have been planning an attack on humans for years. The game is a Third person shooter which is not easy. You can die after taking about 3 shots in the game and that’s only on the easiest difficulty. It is still a great game to play The game is quite gory. But to be honest, there are gorier and more explicit games out there to worry about. The real only offence in the game is the gore. The swearing is infrequent and there is no sex or drug content. The game is rated M in the USA which means that it has blood and some limb dismemberment. It is rated 18 in the UK because it has blood puddles. (When blood leaks out of an enemy onto the floor) i also forgot to mention you do get a chainsaw in the game which does make some gory moments. But you are'nt killing humans so it is'nt actually to offensive. If you are someone who doesnt care whether you are killing humans or not, just imagine this. if there was a locust invasion which has wiped out the world except from a few survivors. Then you probably would fight the locust. same applies with a zombie apocalypse. If you were inside a house and a zombie was about to break in. you wouldn’t stand there and say “im not going to attack it. That’s violence.” Then you are going to get killed. So you will have to fight to survive. Anyway the game does have blood in it and limb dismemberment but there are WAY gorier games out there. There are games where you kill innocent people (Grand theft auto) and there are games where you kill humans instead of the “locusts” with the same amount of gore (F.E.A.R). This game is superb but is not very long and the multiplayer is a bit uncompelling. For this version of the game I would say rent because you could finish it over a weekend and maybe even finish it in a day (if you play or do nothing else). This review also applies for the other gears of war games. Only difference is that gears of war 2 and 3 have a much better and much more popular multiplayer. So if you want any of them for multiplayer, buy gears of war 3 and rent the others unless you want to keep them. Then buy all of them. The first 2 should be pretty cheap now a days. If you are a parent reading this to see if you should get this game for a child. Id say wait until they are about 13. This is a gory game but again, there are gorier games and you aren’t killing humans in this one. And if you are a dad reading this. I would say you would enjoy this game too. Buy it or rent it now!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byxboxteenwatcher July 5, 2012
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

Watch out

I think this game looks cool but you do not need to get to adicted. Reason One: this game contains some very strong language that can be very offenseve. Reason Two: this game has some blood and tons of gore, that may scare any kids about the age of 10 or 11. They may not show it but its true. And finally, Reason Three: No positive messages at all No positive role models either. Game is better suitable for 15 years and up.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old December 29, 2011
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

cool gow

gears of war its a great game you can take the blood and gore off
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old December 8, 2011
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

one of the best games

this is a good game it has some swearing in it
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old June 8, 2011
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

The differences in gears of war 1 and 2

This game is bloodier than Gears of War 2 but not any gorier. If you played Gears of War 2 you might notice that there is a filter for both language and gore. But in gears of war you filter both. The game is a bit harder than gears of war 2 and gets frustrating at times but it is still a great game.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 9 years old April 18, 2011
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

Brutal, fun and smashing game!!!!

Love all gears of war brands and games out there, but it is kinda gory and has not too kind language. I`d think it is for mature gamer`s such as myself, even though im 9, but I have my mature humor and ways.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Educational value
Great role models
Kid, 10 years old February 6, 2011
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

Love It.

It's a nice game that is challenging, fun, and will make gamers everywhere happy.
Kid, 10 years old December 12, 2010
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Awesome Game!

Great 3rd person shooter. It's not that hard to play, but don't make it your first shooter. The language includes the F word, S word, and other smaller profanities.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great messages
Teen, 14 years old Written byJim Henderson November 4, 2010
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Not so bad...

Dude, turn off blood and turn down the volume and its fine.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old July 29, 2010
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Hate it

Hate it. It's 3rd Person

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