Gears of War Triple Pack spinning Feb. 15

Epic's stop-and-pop shooter series, including original, sequel, All Fronts Collection, arriving on Xbox 360 next month for $30.

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Epic Games has already offered gamers one make-good for delaying Gears of War 3 beyond its previously announced April 5 release, offering a guaranteed multiplayer beta test slot to those who pick up the Epic Edition of its other shooter, Bulletstorm. Now, gamers also have an easy way to bring themselves up to speed on the series prior to the third installment's release with the Gears of War Triple Pack.

Announced today, the Triple Pack will be available to Xbox 360 gamers beginning February 15 for $30. Within the package, gamers will find Epic's highly acclaimed original stop-and-pop third-person shooter, released in 2006, as well as its 2008 sequel, Gears of War 2.

The Gears of War Triple Pack starts turning next month.

The trio is rounded out with the Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection add-on. Released in July 2009, the add-on includes the bonus campaign Road to Ruin, as well as 19 additional multiplayer maps. All said, the package includes 38 multiplayer maps. (Epic notes that five multiplayer maps from the original game as well as the Hidden Fronts pack are not included on the disc but can be acquired through Xbox Live free of charge.)

Gears of War 3 is due out for the Xbox 360 this fall. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

72 comments
Linkari
Linkari

Good thing I found this article. I was going to buy the games used.

TheRedChannels
TheRedChannels

@foxhound_fox I completely agree. This is the pricepoint these compilations should go at all the time. I beat both games but never got around to owning them. Just pre-ordered my copy with same day delivery on Amazon.

GearSparks
GearSparks

Gears of War 2 multiplayer is awesome, because it has the offline option that you can play with friends, I mean, REAL friends.

foxhound_fox
foxhound_fox

At least it isn't $60 like these other "GOTY Editions." This is what these compilations should cost. Even if one can't access the DLC content, these two games for $30 is a pretty good deal. New and used versions of the games go anywhere between $10-20 these days, each. I'll rebuy this just for the bot-multiplayer in Gears 2. I put at least 150 hours into it alone... and never went online once.

TheRedChannels
TheRedChannels

Bulletstorm and this in the same month? Epic is making my wallet a little lighter this February :)

X-7
X-7

Now I can get the games again. :D

advocacy
advocacy

Sad and disappointing that all of that bonus content is on a voucher, and not on a disc, as it should be to warrant that price.

Alex_09
Alex_09

@HypnoDirge Or you encouraged 60 dollar game prices. I do appreciate it though :D

campbell153
campbell153

I cannot wait for Bulletstorm! One sick looking game!

Jurassic85
Jurassic85

Go figure, a franchise comes out with the first game in 2006, then 2008, then 2011. The Call of Duty franchise could really learn a lot from these guys, no need for a new game every single year.

childe_roland
childe_roland

Wow, what a great move on Epic's part, talk about pre-release marketing, this'll really help them dig their heels in and acquire an even larger fan-base for the release of the conclusion. I'' certainly be picking it up.

RadicalToenail
RadicalToenail

Release it on PC and I'll fork over my money the minute it comes out. No 360 anymore since it RROD'd, but my PC runs great!

HypnoDirge
HypnoDirge

Man, what a drag it is that those of us who buy this stuff as soon as it comes out don't get to take part in these kind of sweet deals. Oh well, I guess it does give me a warm feeling to know that by paying top dollar originally, I helped to make life a little more enjoyable and affordable for the next guy.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Would pick this up day one just because I don't own either game, but MvC3 will take up most of my time for a bit.

oneligas
oneligas

i like the value but i would rather it cost 20

makchady
makchady

anyone who doesn't own this already BUT IT...that is all

a_sektor
a_sektor

I thought when they said Triple pack, they meant Gears of war 1, 2 and 3...!!! (to surprise us..!) Actually it's a Double pack not a Triple pack.

Rasputin2011
Rasputin2011

this is a MUST for any shooter fan who owns an XBOX 360 and is out to lunch for not having all of this already! Solid value! I LOVE GEARS!!

fede_pyro
fede_pyro

i've already got gears of war 2 special edition (the one with the steelbox)...but the original one just played it on pc and i don not have a hardcopy...i'm getting this anyways

DavidBrookes
DavidBrookes

So does this mean that it includes in one form or another all of the DLC content for both Gears of War and Gear of Wars or should I buy the GoTY editions of both games?

Docky2k6
Docky2k6

38 maps? Jesus. Insane value.

ACx7
ACx7

Such a great deal. If you have an Xbox 360 and do not have Gears... Well first of all, wtf is wrong with you? Second of all this is WELL worth the 30$ price tag. Go pick it up when it comes out.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Not a bad deal if people don't have them already

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

one of two reasons to own a 360. Gears of war and fable.....that is it, end of debate its that simple.

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

Wait, is the all front collection free for everyone now or just the people who bought the new triple pack?

srauchfuss88
srauchfuss88

You guys clearly dont realize that triple pack doesnt have to mean game it could mean it includes three items which it does and if you dont own em get em at this price

zzamaro
zzamaro

Awesome deal and just like most people here, I also have them ^^

steelmouth
steelmouth

just how is this a peace offring, all of us who are awaiting the realease of gears 3 already have those and have played them 2-3 times already gr8 deal tho for x360 newbies,but its not for gears fans we'v been there done that, didint the pc vertion of gears1 have extra content that x360 didnt have? if yes maybe we can have that instead for free (that would be awsome)

drokmore
drokmore

Nice idea, but I own them all. Still fun games the old GOW.

majinstrings
majinstrings

Aw, I just bought both games a couple weeks ago! Oh, well...I guess I saved $5...

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

My least favorite troll word that ISN'T a word? "Meh"

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Great price and a great collection. And an excellent addition to any Xbox 360 owner's library.

coylenintendo
coylenintendo

well that'd be awesome if I didn't already own both games lol

silverdoe
silverdoe

so no pc? all hopes are lost now! lol

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

Triple pack implies 3 games... There are definitely two and one add-on. FAIL

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

It's called a Deluxe Pack. Not a TRIPLE pack. Fire the marketing team who did this.

Hunterjuggz
Hunterjuggz

38 multiplayer maps,.. how many shooters can boast with that as an opener? VERY FEW! Once again, great work Epic,. now hurry up with gears 3. ;)

X-RS
X-RS

meh. id pay more for a port of jazz 2...

adventurer360
adventurer360

Good opportunity for me to finally buy the games.

fkbwii
fkbwii

If you don't have these games (your pretty dumb :P), you should pounce on this opportunity!

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

30 bucks for 2 and a half games is a sweet deal

Indyskater
Indyskater

Gears 1 awesome, Gears 2 meh..hoping Gears 3 is as good or better then 1. Don't care for this pack but good for those that haven't played yet.