PC Gears of War golden

Epic Games' brutal sci-fi shooter now menacing factories in anticipation of November 6 release.

Having sold more than 4 million copies worldwide and being the recipient of numerous awards, including GameSpot's 2006 Game of the Year, Epic Games' Gears of War isn't a game that needs much of an introduction. Suffice it to say, Microsoft announced today that the PC version, announced during this year's E3 Media and Business Summit, has gone gold and will be churning the retail cogs on November 6.

As with its Xbox 360 counterpart, Gears of War on the PC features Marcus Fenix and his merry band of thick-necked brutes saving the planet, one eviscerated Locust at a time. The PC version adds five new levels to the original game's campaign, as well as three exclusive multiplayer maps and a game editor for creating user-generated levels.

The PC version also includes the seven multiplayer maps and annex game mode released as downloadable content over Xbox Live. As a Games for Windows - Live title, it will also feature achievement points and online matchmaking for Gold subscribers. Unlike other Windows - Live games, it will be able to run on both the Windows XP and Vista operating systems.

Gears of War for the PC is rated M for Mature and will retail for $49.99. For more on the new additions to Epic Games' shooter, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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236 comments
RanchN
RanchN

lol...yeah, I'm sorry...the paddle thing...I meant a controller...gamers paddle...I don't know...I was tired when I wrote it :-)

somecrazykid10
somecrazykid10

what the hell is a paddle?...I mean this isn't pong anymore...gg

shawnhao
shawnhao

Com'on M$...give us paupers a little demo so we can have a taste of the game before shelling out our hard earned $50.... ALthough I heard that it is a great game on 360...but after the Halo2 example, it is no longer for granted that a good 360 game makes a equally great PC transplant....really want to see the demo before purchase.... But according to fileplanet, it seems that the demo is not likely to come out before the acutaly game, in which case will make the demo absolete for the review would be up on GS.....but still...better know what you are buying....for who knows what's going to be in that fancy big GoW box...hehe......

RanchN
RanchN

now here's the thing? am I going to need a paddle to play, or will my handy dandy mouse do all my shooting. I was sorely disappointed when I had to use a paddle for Res Evil 4 for pc...it would have been so much cooler with a mouse to shoot with...that's why I like FPS for PC better.

rocky_aj17
rocky_aj17

I hope it will not demand for a High quality Rig as required in crysis

ByReckon
ByReckon

No PC Demo?¿? Let us have a taste before buying!!!!!

WhtPowRngMHF2
WhtPowRngMHF2

Im so gonna get this the day it comes out! =P

mysteriousminds
mysteriousminds

if it had came out on pc along with 360 in the first place it would have looked so much better. cant say i'll ever get it on pc but definatly will on xbox360. if thats AU$ 49.99 on pc that is a great price though...

bharath_yp
bharath_yp

yahooooo.....finally nothing lack even if u dun have xbox360

yaabnaze83
yaabnaze83

NOVEMBER!?, damn it!, it's only three week more.

nhatnheo
nhatnheo

oh boy oh boy I am crazy about it

pidow
pidow

I am looking to see how this game plays.......a lot of hype so far.

Holysapyn
Holysapyn

I just hope they put all the new content on xbox live. I really want to fight the brumack

raiden_mgs2
raiden_mgs2

Wow great finally Gears of war for pc, good for all the none 360 owners out there. Can't wait!

vahid_xbox_360
vahid_xbox_360

gears of war is gears of war . the best third person game of the world is the best third person game of the world.

theseeker348
theseeker348

Finally, the wait is coming to an end! I've heard a lot of good things about GoW and I'm very curious to see how it will perform on a PC!

guitarfreak846
guitarfreak846

im thankful i have a 360 + live, and an amazing pc that can run this!!!!

CYSYKO
CYSYKO

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mrperkins
mrperkins

dude, i so cant wait to hop on that game editor.

UnchainedPsYcO
UnchainedPsYcO

LAST CHANCE EPIC!!!! GIVE US THOSE MISSIONS!!!!!!!!

joesmith123
joesmith123

Thats right 360 fanboys... all your base are belong to us (PC folk)!

rockatanski
rockatanski

Long live the PC!!!! Though I must admit it is an expensive toy.. especially today with all these incredible games coming out.

Soulglove
Soulglove

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Geminidevine
Geminidevine

This game came out for the 360 & the game was a success. Now PC gamers are going to get an even greater experience with the addition with a bonus level & boss unlike the 360 version. I myself never owned a 360 nor the games. PC GAMING ROCKS and Gears of War is finally going to hit the PC realm. Now of course people are going to have to upgrade the PC's to keep up with their gaming. It may seem expensive at first to just go out and purchase a brand new spanking PC it's worth, including building it yourself. Gears of War is a graphical tour de force.

lacrimosamo
lacrimosamo

Damn, I would like to buy this game but my current PC is not good enough to run it. I already have my 360 GeoW but I want to play the new five levels.

tclvis
tclvis

Sweet. And I'm building a new PC, so now I know how to christen it! I really don't understand the fanboy thing; if it's a great game, why wouldn't you be thrilled that more people can play it? I prefer FPS and RPGs on the PC; I like action games on console. It's just a matter of preference and affordability. Get over it. I have a 360; I'm getting GoW for PC, because that's where I want it. To daveg1: Every game released under the Games for Windows banner is programmed to work with a 360 controller, which is part of the label's requirements, along with the Live multiplayer capabilities.

Tommi88
Tommi88

damn i cant afford a new pc right now!

spuddyt
spuddyt

for whoever it was that said you have to upgrade a pc every 2-3 years, you're wrong. I'm expecting my mid range pc (which costs a damn sight less than a high end one) to last me for that long

bunyipbrown
bunyipbrown

Very nice game, not as good as "Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing" but close. AHHHH aha

CYSYKO
CYSYKO

@ soulglove You've obviously never built your own PC

devil_dude1986
devil_dude1986

hope they fixed the glitches...knowing epic, probably not

drifter_basic
drifter_basic

Fan-freakin-tastic, another made-for-console game lovingly ripped onto my PC. Thank you Microsoft for buying all the good developers so that I can struggle with controls not made for my keyboard, but hey I could always buy an Xbox controller for my pc!! What a great bloody idea. Well having blown off some steam at least I enjoyed playing this title on my friends 360 so I have some hopes for a decent build.

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

Unfortunately, as bugged as my XP/Vista partition is, I'm be getting it for XP. I'm not shelling out to get a better processor just becuase Vista and GFW drains my CPU to awful levels. The sad thing in itself is that if I had better knowledge of the source code and acess to it, I could probably make Vista and GFW more effecient. But the only way to do so is to work for Microsoft, and I don't want to go to hell.....

ldonyo
ldonyo

My gaming rig smokes my 360, so I may have to buy this version and sell my 360 one.

cayne_phoenix
cayne_phoenix

the game is being released in 2 weeks, i dont think there is enuff time to make and release a demo...

Sandro909
Sandro909

Excellent. I hope they release a demo so I can see how it plays on my PC. :)

bboycookie2
bboycookie2

For you 360 owners you know M$ makes windows right? So why not get a good game out to people who also use that too? hmmm? stop being but hurt. Just cuz your PC sucks dont come flaming over here.

ocdog45
ocdog45

i jsut want to play the extra things in the game on the 360

kratos_karmakar
kratos_karmakar

im tired of saying stuff about this. epic just do watever u want. u lost my trust.

korpdawg
korpdawg

The extra content can't be released on Live because the pc version is using a different engine. They'd have to reprogram the new content. I think they said the new content can't be on the engine the 360 uses.

TheCrapp
TheCrapp

Ok, so, GoW for PC reached gold, now a demo release doesn't sound interesting, eh Epic? or Microsoft?

okassar
okassar

Gears of War kept me busy for a LONG time on Xbox Live, the only reason I stopped was because of Halo 3's launch, I had some good time with GoW and it's cool that they made a PC version.It would be nice if Epic released the extra content on Live:)

m1lkshakes
m1lkshakes

When I commented earlier, I said this was GoW 2, and I din't mean to. If they did make a GoW 2, then that would $UCK!!