|Gears of War|
|Publisher:||Microsoft Game Studios|
|Release date:||November 11th, 2007|
|Game modes:||Campaign Mode, Multiplayer|
|ESRB rating:||Mature (M)|
|Platform:||PC Windows XP, Direct X10|
Gears of War was recently ported to PC. It includes new maps, as well as a Map Editor, which has the ability to make new missions. It was not ported to Vista as Halo 2 PC was, but rather to Windows XP instead. With DirectX 10 the effects will be better than the Xbox 360, with sharper particle effects and clearer images, as well as more significant shapes and outlines. It is also a Games For Windows Live title, meaning mutliplayer is done via live gamertags and it has achievements.
In the PC version of Gears of War, there are 5 added chapters. In one chapter, the player fights a Brumak; the Brumak will "be stalking you, and there is no chance of pressing Q or X as you will need all the time to Roadie Run away, and any cover you posses will be demolished by the Brumak". It also has a map editor which has the ability to make new missions.
In addition to the 16 multiplayer maps already available for Gears of War, the PC version includes three new maps: Courtyard, Sanctuary, and Gold Rush.These three maps are also now available on Gears of War 2. Gears of War PC also comes with a Map Editor with the ability to create new maps. It does not cross-platform play between the PC and Xbox 360, however.