when gears of war came out it was really good. it had a great story that could be done coop with two people over xbox live or split screen and great multi-player. the graphics are awesome but they look a bit cartoony at times because of there big feet on the characters and the ai is good. but then some **** found glitches and everyone start doing them and it spoilt the whole game because i had already finished the campaign. i can't wait until gears of war 2 comes out it will be mint. with new maps and new story. and hopefully bigger multiplayer.