Gears of War: Judgment is a prequel that takes you back to the events following Emergence Day and the trial of Kilo Squad. We have our characters Damon Baird and Augustus Cole who are being accused of treason following the battle in Halvo Bay against the Locusts. Players have the ability to play as all of the main characters with new weapons and equipment.
The first downfall of Gears of War: Judgment is the new scoring system which places too many restrictions on the player to the point of wanting to pull out your hair. The game's missions are extremely short and uneventful and tend to focus heavily on the simplest of objectives. You will basically be tossed into areas and told to hold off as long as possible against hordes of enemies. Players would expect extravagant storylines and intricate missions for a game with the Gears of War title but this isn't what is delivered with Judgment. The game's story is almost nonexistent. The story is so badly-written that it is something you would expect out of a fourth grader which leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste long after you quit playing.
Gears of War: Judgment does have impressive graphics and superb sound quality that makes points of utter disappointment a little more bearable. However, a good-looking game does not mean that it plays well, and the gameplay is found to be rather repetitive and stale. Players will finish a mission and then look over their scores. Once this is finished then you go back to the grind doing the exact same things over and over again. Players will feel like they are playing a piece of DLC instead of an entire game with Judgment. The game doesn't have the feeling that it is progressing and you feel as though you are stuck at a standstill.
Gears of War: Judgment is now available for the Xbox 360 for $59.99. Gears of War: Judgment is rated M by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence & Strong Language. For more information on the game, check out the official Gears of War: Judgment website.
- Online Multiplayer
- DLC Support
- Trophy/Achievement Support
Developed by: Epic, People Can Fly
Published by: Microsoft
Available for Xbox 360 (reviewed)
Release Date: March 19, 2013
Score: 5.5 out of 10