If you have never played Gears of War, here is some information about the game’s story:
Gears of War Game Info
Gears of War is a video game franchise created by Epic Games and owned by Microsoft Studios. The series focuses on the conflict between humanity, the subterranean reptilian hominids known as the Locust Horde, and their mutated counterparts, the Lambent. The Gears of War series takes place on a fictional Earth-like planet named Sera, colonized by humans some time in the series’ past. The planet had a history of conflict that took Sera to the brink of destruction. This shocked the people into a rejection of their destructive ways, leading to a golden age of culture, science and the arts, though civil liberties and crime remained troublesome social issues. The energy demands of Sera’s population soon surpassed the planet’s traditional energy sources like petroleum and nuclear. A search for new energy sources led to the discovery of Imulsion, a glowing liquid with near-unlimited energy potential found in chambers and veins beneath the planet’s surface. Due to its potential, wars broke out over control of the Imulsion, the largest being a 79-year war between the COG and the Union of Independent Republics (UIR), which ended when COG opted to use its orbital laser weapon, the Hammer of Dawn, to ravage UIR cities. The COG negotiated peace treaties with the remaining collations, becoming the dominant government on Sera.
Shortly after this, the bulk of the population was wiped out by a new threat, sentient creatures called Locust that spewed out from underground and attacked across the planet. The onset became known as Emergence Day. COG evacuated survivors to Jacinto Plateau, where the hard rock would prevent the Locust from tunneling from beneath. Those humans who could not leave their homes or refused to do so became known as the Stranded. COG then employed a “scorched earth” tactic, turning the Hammer of Dawn against its own cities to deny the Locust any tactical advantages. COG ordered its troops, “Gears”, to continue to protect the Plateau while finding ways to end the Locust threat completely.
The first game occurs about fourteen years after Emergence Day; Marcus Fenix is a former Gear who was imprisoned for abandoning his post to protect his father Adam, a lead researcher in studying the Locust. Marcus is rescued from military prison by his closest friend, Dominic “Dom” Santiago, moments before the prison is consumed by Locust attacks. He soon re-enlisted in the Gears because they lacked sufficient forces. Marcus leads Delta Team, including Dom, Augustus Cole, and Damon Baird, into discovering the source of the Locust. Using research left over by his father, Delta Team ignites a Lightmass bomb at this source, destroying a large number of Locust. However, the Queen Locust, Myrrah, escapes, and vows revenge for the destruction.
Gears of War Ultimate Edition Remastered
Now jump almost 10 years into the future (on Earth lol) and now we have The Gears Of War Ultimate Edition beta! A full remastered and improved version of the original. Full 1080p 60FPS gameplay with tough, unforgiving gameplay. The multiplayer is rewarding with gnasher (lever action shotgun) rendering enemies into satisfying little chunks. See it for yourself here!