It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, to celebrate the ninth anniversary of Gears of War 3 (Sep 20, 2011), we're looking back at the series' rich history on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.
There have been seven games released for these platforms over the past 16 years (eight if you include the Ultimate Edition of the original game), and we want to know your favourite of the bunch.
Remember you can only pick one!
Let's take a look at what we're working with:
Gears of War (2006 & 2015)
The Locust Horde has risen, and they won’t stop coming. They won’t stop killing. The Coalition is desperate for soldiers. The sick, the wounded, the imprisoned are all that remain. An inmate named Marcus Fenix, once left to die, is now charged with keeping humanity alive. He can take comfort in but one fact: The human race isn’t extinct. Yet.
Gears of War 2 (2008)
Winter approaches. War rages on. Entire cities are sinking, swallowed by a new threat from below. Soon humanity will have nothing left to defend. Only one option remains: an all-out attack on the Locust Horde.
Gears of War 3 (2011)
Eighteen months after the fall of the last human city, the war against the Locust rages on. Meanwhile, deep beneath the surface, a fearsome new threat is infecting the planet from within. With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race.
Gears of War: Judgement (2013)
In the immediate aftermath of Emergence Day, the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of young COG lieutenant Damon Baird and his team - Kilo Squad. As the world of Sera is destroyed around them, Kilo must rise up, break the rules and take the fight to a horrifying new enemy.
Gears of War 4 (2016)
A new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy.
Gears 5 (2019)
The world is crumbling. The Swarm has corrupted the Coalition’s robot army and is descending upon human cities. With danger closing in, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself.
Gears Tactics (2020)
Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game set 12 years before the first Gears of War. Play as Gabe Diaz, recruiting, equipping and commanding your squads on a desperate mission to hunt down the relentless and powerful leader of the Locust army: Ukkon, the evil mastermind who makes monsters.
Let us know which of these Gears of War games is your favourite below.