In Gears of War players assume the role of Marcus Fenix, a former war hero who seeks for personal redemption while leading a fire team against the nightmarish warriors. The game utilizes the state-of-the-art Unreal Engine 3, which creates realistic high detail graphics and intense horror atmosphere. Gears of War combines next-gen graphics technology with traditional horror themed storytelling and unique tactical combat system.
All of the game modes in Gears of War are designed for cooperative fire team play. The Gears of War AI teammates move intelligently, take orders effectively, and seek cover and defend themselves when necessary, and therefore are indiscernible from human players.
Gears of War takes full advantage of Xbox Live with individualized matchmaking, player statistics, player achievements, customizable games, and gamer profiles.