How to Get Free Xbox One Copies of Gears of War 2, 3, and Judgment

Play Ultimate Edition by New Years and you'll get backwards compatible versions of Gears of War 2, 3, and Judgement.

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Microsoft has announced a nice new incentive for the upcoming Gears of War Ultimate Edition.

Everyone who plays the Ultimate Edition before New Years will receive a free copy of every other Gears of War console game released to date for play on Xbox One via backwards compatibility.

That means the Ultimate Edition, if you buy it soon enough, actually comes with these four games.

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This is part of the Ultimate Edition's $40 price tag; it doesn't cost extra. It sounds like a nice way to catch up on the story so far in the run-up to Gears of War 4's launch next holiday.

Gears of War 2, 3, and Judgment are not remastered, however. You're getting a copy of the game made playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility, just like the "hundreds" of other games that will be available this fall when the feature rolls out to all Xbox Live users. It's currently in test for select users.

For lots more on the Ultimate Edition, be sure to read GameSpot's just-published interview feature with The Coalition producer Rod Fergusson.

Microsoft acquired the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games in January 2014 for an undisclosed sum.

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watersports2001

like other have said i have the disks so when backward compatibiliyy comes out I should be good to go. I was still waiting to see if theyd give you special stuff in GOW4 when ever that comes out.

can you still imagin how many freaking achievements you need once they roll out the others on xbox one so you can get in game items for 1-3. First one to finish gets a hat LOL.

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dark_princess29

they should all be on the disk

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spanky0071

How can I get on the preview program if I could get on there that would be amazing my gamer tag is spanky0071

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spanky0071

How can I get on the preview program

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VakarianGirl

I own all the GoW games except Judgment, but I'm going to wait to play through any of them on backwards-compatibility until I know/see if we're going to get achievements all over again for it. I screwed up on that with Mass Effect 1 in my......excitement! :-P

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hazy33

@VakarianGirl: you won't. Anyway just plat games you want to play. Don't be distracted by cheeves. When you look back on your time gaming are you more likely to say i wish i got more cheeve points or I wish i'd played that game i never did because i was chasing point on games i'd already completed?

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VakarianGirl

@hazy33: Actually, they have already laid the groundwork for backwards compatible achievements. I think you will.....

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hazy33

@VakarianGirl: we didn't get them in Rare Replay for the 360 games. So you could only get more cheeves for the ones you didn't get first time round. I also think business wise it would be a bad move as all the acheivement whores would buy shed loads of second hand 360 games to earn those and neither MS or the original publishers would earn any money. But I could be wrong. We shall see come November.

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watersports2001

@hazy33: I think with the game achievement and saves I wouldnt have expected that. The Halo MCC was the first game I noticed this on and I still would have been happy to have had a "compared to xbox achievment" list like uplay's app will at least let me compare how far I went on my last play. I was at least happy pinball fx even let me import some of my purchased tables to the xbox one

if you want the unedited with achievment on the xbox your going to have to buy the games seperate on the 360 and hope they work as planned in November.

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wadedward

That's an amazing deal for those that don't already own those games.

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g1rldraco7

Oh damn that;'s amazing, need to reserve my copy now!!!

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Lach0121

My only question about this is will I be able to play through the campaigns of all those games Co-op (Online/LAN) on two separate Xbox One consoles with my GF?

Or will we run into servers shut down, and no LAN implementation even considering that the servers are shut down?

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SuplexKirby

This is very good deal

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FatalScorpion

Dang. Never played any Gears before but now it looks like I might have to.

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Pyrosa

I don't care who you are -- THAT is a good deal.

(Granted, I already have both the physical and GwG versions, but it's always good to have extra options...)

Would love to see this w/KZ & Resistance series, or something like it this Holiday on PS4... Never finished all of either series.

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Pyrosa

I don't care who you are -- THAT is a good deal.

(Granted, I already have both the physical on GwG versions, but it's always good to have extra options...)

Would love to see this w/KZ & Resistance series, or something like it this Holiday on PS4... Never finished all of either series.

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Pyrosa

I don't care who you are -- THAT is a good deal.

(Granted, I already have both the physical on GwG versions, but it's always good to have extra options...)

Would love to see this w/KZ & Resistance series, or something like it this Holiday... Never finished all of either series.

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senorbusyman

sweet

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brian419

This is awesome! So glad I have it pre-ordered!

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Razik

I can play all of Gears multiplayer on X1 good stuff, soon I can get rid of my X360

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BDRTFM

@razik: Noooooo! Put it in storage if you need the room but, don't get rid of it. Backwards compatibility is great but, I wouldn't get rid of my 360. Heck I still have 2 Original Xboxes.

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j1965

@bdrtfm: me too love the old games!

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FatalScorpion

@bdrtfm: I still have my original as well as my dreamcast.... I foolishly sold my Sega Nomad and Genesis at a yard sale. BIG MISTAKE! I miss those things :'(

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BlasterS33

@bdrtfm: His choice > Your opinion
What good is a console if you can play every single game you own on another, better one? I'll sell mine for at least $200 with all the games I have and I'll still have them all on the Xbox One. So I'm making about $160 profit. Seems pretty reasonable to me.

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PutASpongeOn

@BlasterS33: "every single game you own on another"

Um, backwards compability is VERY limited.

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MigGui

@BlasterS33: you'll need the discs to play the games you own, even though they're completely downloaded into the one. unless your collection is completely digital, your idea won't work.

and if it is digital, I don't know if it would work anyways :P

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bentleyj10

@BlasterS33: After seeing what older consoles and games are selling for nowadays I'm thinking of never getting rid of my old rigs again.

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subsided94

@BlasterS33: probably because "every single game" is far from reality and in reality i doubt anyone would give you anywhere near $200 for your xbox 360.

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BlasterS33

@subsided94:

Guess again.

1: Every singe game I have is on the backward compatibility list.

2: I am part of a selling group online and they sell for $150 with 5 games, and I own a lot more.

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subsided94

@BlasterS33: clearly you still have tons of games to play for the Xbox 360 if you own every game on that week list. Also no no one ks buying it for $150

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BlasterS33

@subsided94: "Also no no one ks buying it for $150"
You are right on that, they are buying it for $200. Don't make assumptions about the price of another country, the US is not the only country in the world you know, and each country have different prices.

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subsided94

@BlasterS33: price of another country isn't in $ smart one

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BlasterS33

@subsided94: That is the dumbest thing I've ever read... Educate yourself by Googling the $ symbol...

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BlasterS33

@subsided94: Only Americans would think that. It's the universal dollar sign, not the "US only sign". I'm from Canada, where we use that sign too you know, so my "educate yourself" still stands you close minded f**k.

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BDRTFM

@subsided94: I sell consoles in my shop in Ontario. And I keep an eye on the competitions prices. A 120GB Phat Xbox 360 goes for $80 with a game of choice. A slim 250GB goes for $110 if its in great shape and 2 games. Right now you can get a brand new 500GB latest model 360 with 2 new games for $249. Good luck with getting $200 for a used system. You'd have to find the idiot of the decade to pay that price.

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PutASpongeOn

@subsided94: Just let him do it and then regret it, maybe he'll off himself.