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Impasse is the first chapter of Act 5 on Gears of War for the PC. It is an added chapter that expands on Act 5: Desperation and is not available for the Xbox 360 version.


Out of sight...

Marcus Fenix reports to Control that they made it out with the mapping data as Delta enters Timgad in the APC. Anya then informs Delta that the Lightmass Bomb is on a train and heading their way, which surprises Marcus. Anya informs them that Command found an Imulsion sinkhole, so the train is going to deliver the bomb, and the targeting data will do the rest.

They drive on as Anya tells them that they are to rendezvous with the train at Timgad Station, but then Delta is forced to stop as a raised drawbridge is preventing them from continuing forward. Marcus and Baird try to bring the bridge down before a Brumak that has been pursing them catches up, but Baird discovers that there is insufficient power to lower the bridge as they are ambushed by Drones.

After Delta wards off the ambush, Baird realizes the Locust were waiting for them, and therefore they must know what they are doing. Marcus asks Control to advise on the situation, informing her they need to return power to the sector to get power back to the bridge. She tells them to find downed electrical lines on the other side of Nassar Memorial Park and repair them.

Marcus tells Dom to come with him, leaving Baird and Cole to guard the APC. Baird objects, but Marcus pulls rank on him to enforce the plan. Marcus and Dom start going through the city and have to ward off Wretches. However, as they are about to reach Nassar Park, Anya informs him that the place is crawling with Locust activity. She informs him there is an alternate route, but they will need to backtrack to get to it. Marcus realizes there is not enough time to do that, so he orders Baird and Cole to coordinate with Control to get to the lines while he and Dom clear the park.

Marcus and Dom clear out part of the park, and then meet Baird and Cole, who are in a tower. Marcus asks if they can see anything, and Baird says he thinks he can see the downed lines just past the theatre. Marcus tells them to move out as he and Dom are attacked by more grubs.

After clearing out the park, Dom and Marcus go through a building, leaving the park, and starting the next chapter: Comedy of Errors.

Gears of War Walkthrough
Gears of War Act 1: Ashes · Act 2: Nightfall · Act 3: Belly of the Beast · Act 4: The Long Road Home · Act 5: Desperation
Act 1 14 Years After E-Day · Trial By Fire · Fish in a Barrel · Fork in the Road · Knock Knock · Hammer · Wrath · China Shop
Act 2 Tick Tick Boom · Grist · Outpost · Lethal Dusk · Dark Labyrinth · Powder Keg · Burnt Rubber · Last Stand
Act 3 Downpour · Evolution · Coalition Cargo · Darkest Before Dawn · Angry Titan · Tip of the Iceberg
Act 4 Campus Grinder · Bad to Worse · Hazing · Close to Home · Imaginary Place · Entrenched
Act 5 (PC only: Impasse · Comedy of Errors · Window Shopping · Powers That Be · Jurassic Proportions) · Special Delivery · Train Wreck · Pale Horse