Gears of War 1 and 2 are the best TPS games of all time.

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Posted by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) 4 years, 4 months ago

Poll: Gears of War 1 and 2 are the best TPS games of all time. (158 votes)

Yes I agree, it's the best franchise in the genre presently 22%
No 46%
Clearly Uncharted is better because Cow go moo. 17%
It's one of the best, But I would not say it's the greatest. 15%

Here's one more interesting thing I found to be quite surprising. Apparently according to GR and MC with the universal critics WW, Gears of War 1 and 2 are the best third-person shooters of all time.

Now this was something i was not expected although i did believe the first one would be high on the list for it inspiring the majority of TPS this gen but I am amazed that Gears 1 and 2 are considered the peak and cream of the crop. (MC has RDR accidentally labeled as a TPS for some reason)

http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/genre/metascore/third-person/all?view=condensed

http://www.gamerankings.com/browse.html?site=&cat=80&year=0&numrev=0&sort=0&letter=&search=

Do you AGREE?

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#1 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

no way buddy! killzone 4 is easily the greatest jrpg off all time, gears of war doesn't even come close to it's jrpgness

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#2 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

since when is The Longest Journey a TPS

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#3 Posted by ImBatman- (1279 posts) -

Awful damage control for the 360's terrible year.

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#4 Edited by I_can_haz (6511 posts) -

@ImBatman-: Indeed. Times are really hard for lems.

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#5 Posted by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

@ImBatman- said:

Awful damage control for the 360's terrible year.

This doesn't even make sense, how about posting on topic instead of trolling xbox 360 users in all unrelated threads.

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#6 Posted by trugs26 (7497 posts) -

Why isn't there a "show results" button for the poll. I don't want to vote because nothing applies to me, but I'm still interested in the results.. Unless I'm missing the "show results" button somewhere?

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#7 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

wait, isn't Uncharted 2 a third person shooter?

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#8 Posted by rjdofu (9171 posts) -

Gears 1 maybe, but gears 2 LMAO!

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#9 Edited by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

I played those games a lot, heaps of fun.

Best TPS of all time? Don't know or care.

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#10 Posted by ImBatman- (1279 posts) -

@Jakandsigz: You made 2 topics in the past 30 minutes talking about old 360 games. Gears is from 2006, this is 2013. If that isn't a sign of desperation, I don't know what is.

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#11 Posted by MonsieurX (36997 posts) -

Are you going to do a thread about each genre possible?

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#12 Edited by lundy86_4 (48721 posts) -

Did the thread limit rule get lifted? If so, then jakandsigz, this is what your whole life was running up to! Do it, son!

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#13 Posted by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

@ImBatman- said:

@Jakandsigz: You made 2 topics in the past 30 minutes talking about old 360 games. Gears is from 2006, this is 2013. If that isn't a sign of desperation, I don't know what is.

Two topics of old 360 games that are on MC and GR has nothing to do with desperation, you are clearly mentally ill and most attack whenever someone says "360" in any form whatsoever.

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#15 Posted by lundy86_4 (48721 posts) -

@Jakandsigz said:

@lundy86_4 said:

Did the thread limit rule get lifted? If so, then jakandsigz, this is what your whole life was running up to! Do it, son!

Do you have nothing better to do but be an idiot? Two whole threads! AMAZING!

Calling me an idiot, does not make it so. Sorry.

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#16 Posted by Flubbbs (4907 posts) -

the Uncharted series and Max Payne 3 are all way better imo

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#17 Edited by PyratRum (778 posts) -

No. Gears of War 3 shits all over both of those, especially 2. My God was Gears 2 a terrible game.

Best TPS of all time is Max Payne 3.

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#18 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

No way. I much prefer max payne 1 and 2.

Now those were some damn good games.

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#19 Edited by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

Vanquish and Max Payne 3 curb stomp every shooter this gen.

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#20 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

when you play a Gears game you don't even feel you're controlling a human character it's more like a tank. Movements and everything are sooo limited it feels really outdated.

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#21 Posted by lundy86_4 (48721 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

when you play a Gears game you don't even feel you're controlling a human character it's more like a tank. Movements and everything are sooo limited it feels really outdated.

I disagree. The sprinting is limited, but that's about it. It's designed to dart from cover-to-cover.

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#22 Posted by blamix (384 posts) -

Gears 1 s great.. But the rest, toinkz..

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#23 Posted by KellyKelly (386 posts) -

Don't even compare that garbage to the amazing masterpieces called Uncharted and TLOU

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#24 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

@Gue1 said:

when you play a Gears game you don't even feel you're controlling a human character it's more like a tank. Movements and everything are sooo limited it feels really outdated.

I disagree. The sprinting is limited, but that's about it. It's designed to dart from cover-to-cover.

I've always hated that stupid roadie run.

That and the weapons never felt satisfying to use, nothing had that OOMPH I crave. The lancer felt like a toy when shot, wasn't a fan of that.

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#25 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

Gears, mechanically speaking is the best TPS, whoever said Max Payne is clearly using criteria other than gameplay to make their argument. Lol, Max Payne is a better TPS because he wears a suit ! Lol.

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#26 Posted by lundy86_4 (48721 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@lundy86_4 said:

@Gue1 said:

when you play a Gears game you don't even feel you're controlling a human character it's more like a tank. Movements and everything are sooo limited it feels really outdated.

I disagree. The sprinting is limited, but that's about it. It's designed to dart from cover-to-cover.

I've always hated that stupid roadie run.

That and the weapons never felt satisfying to use, nothing had that OOMPH I crave. The lancer felt like a toy when shot, wasn't a fan of that.

The run I hated. but the weapons I enjoyed. Not that I was any good. I was pretty terribad when playing with GUFU. Aljosa was God.

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#27 Posted by Basinboy (13268 posts) -

Hardly

Gears 1 & 3 are good. 2 was terrible. Even Judgment is better than 2.

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#28 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ KellyKelly

Actually no. Both those games feature optional stealth segments, Uncharted and TLOU couldn't beat Gears at its own game so they spliced two genre mechanics together. Its a Third Person Stealth optional shooter, but as far as the actual "shooting fuckers in the face" goes, Gears Of War does that the Best.

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#30 Posted by freedomfreak (50007 posts) -

The entire trilogy is amongst the best. It is my favorite TPS franchise. Not to mention it bleeds content.

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#31 Posted by YoshiYogurt (6008 posts) -

God they are all horrible. Can hardly finish 3 because of how bad they are...

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#32 Posted by KellyKelly (386 posts) -

@Mkavanaugh77 said:

@kellykelly said:

Don't even compare that garbage to the amazing masterpieces called Uncharted and TLOU

How is Gears, a AAA series garbage?

Im pretty sure, gears 1,2 and 3 scored 9 or better while TLOU scored a 8

Howabout they are all great games.

sucks to be a fanboy

Sorry, Metacritic is the industry standard.

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#33 Edited by uninspiredcup (25649 posts) -

MDK 1/2 are the best, most creative and visually stunning third person shooters. Gears of War is a bunch of Jocks the xbox userbase aspires to be.

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#34 Edited by joel_c17 (3206 posts) -

Lol - 1 was good. 2 Sucked donkey balls.

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#35 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@lundy86_4 said:

@Gue1 said:

when you play a Gears game you don't even feel you're controlling a human character it's more like a tank. Movements and everything are sooo limited it feels really outdated.

I disagree. The sprinting is limited, but that's about it. It's designed to dart from cover-to-cover.

I've always hated that stupid roadie run.

That and the weapons never felt satisfying to use, nothing had that OOMPH I crave. The lancer felt like a toy when shot, wasn't a fan of that.

The run I hated. but the weapons I enjoyed. Not that I was any good. I was pretty terribad when playing with GUFU. Aljosa was God.

I actually did like the shotgun, lol.

Moreso for it's cheapness if anything.

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#36 Posted by lundy86_4 (48721 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

I actually did like the shotgun, lol.

Moreso for it's cheapness if anything.

Shotgun was pretty God. Same with the sniper rifle :P

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#37 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

I actually did like the shotgun, lol.

Moreso for it's cheapness if anything.

Shotgun was pretty God. Same with the sniper rifle :P

I love the shotguns in any game, but damn was it godly in TLOU.

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#39 Posted by foxhound_fox (96914 posts) -

Shadows of the Damned and Vanquish disagree.

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#40 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

Shadows of the Damned and Vanquish disagree.

Blech, I hated the shooting in shadows of the damned.

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#41 Posted by handssss (1907 posts) -

@Mkavanaugh77 said:

@kellykelly said:

@Mkavanaugh77 said:

@kellykelly said:

Don't even compare that garbage to the amazing masterpieces called Uncharted and TLOU

How is Gears, a AAA series garbage?

Im pretty sure, gears 1,2 and 3 scored 9 or better while TLOU scored a 8

Howabout they are all great games.

sucks to be a fanboy

Sorry, Metacritic is the industry standard.

Cool, Gears 1,2 and 3 are AAA on metacritic as well

Uncharted 2 and 3 are AAA not the first one though so gear seriess beats Uncharted series there and beats uncharted on G as well

Last Of Us flopped here and scored much lower than Gears series. On metacritic it is only one point higher than the first Gears Of War (nothing to brag about)

Metacritic says Gears OF WAr series is better than Uncharted series and that The Last Of Us is a whole ONE point higher than the first Gears Of War game, but all three Gears games are AAA which I would think having 3 AAA games on your system is better than having one AAA game that only has a point higher.

Just because a game came out first doesn't exclude the fact another game scored higher. On Metacritic, Uncharted 2 is higher than both Gears 1 and 2. UC 3 is higher than Gears of War 3.

And the game that really drags the whole Gears franchise down is Judgment which didn't even manage an 80 whereas even the Vita Uncharted game was able to.

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#42 Posted by foxhound_fox (96914 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@foxhound_fox said:

Shadows of the Damned and Vanquish disagree.

Blech, I hated the shooting in shadows of the damned.

I didn't. I thought it was as good as RE4. And the gameplay ideas with the darkness were quite creative.

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#45 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ Mkavanaugh77

Judgement brought plenty new to the series, people just weren't ready for a change. they weren't ready for campaign handycap challenge modes, and merging beast with horde mode and classes in the multiplayer. Mechanicly speaking Judgment is a fantastic game just as good as the trilogy.

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#46 Posted by John_Matherson (2085 posts) -

I see three possible scenarios here.

1. TC is a fakeboy trying to stir up an argument between cows and lems,

2. TC is clearly an idiot.

3. Lemmings are just at an all time low.

Oh, and Joel, Nathan Drake, Old Snake, and some other friends wanted me to say hi to you. Thanks and bye.

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#48 Posted by NoirLamia777 (3177 posts) -

While the games were solid, I hated the art direction so much it took away from my enjoyment of the games.

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#49 Posted by madsnakehhh (16259 posts) -

Gears who?

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#50 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

I say Vanquish is the best.