Gears of Wars' 11 Most Memorable Moments

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Gears of War is known for its bulky bros and over-the-top action, but across four games the Gears’ stories have pulled off much more than they often get credit for.

Bombastic battles will always be part of the Gears repertoire, but through excellent use of smart enemy design, comic relief, and defying player expectations, the franchise’s developers have created some of the best moments in any shooter. From all four games, here are the top 11 Gears of War campaign moments.

Full spoilers follow for Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War: Judgment. You’ve been warned!

An ancient worm nearly 10 miles long is burrowing beneath the last remaining human cities and sinking them into the ground. It must be stopped. But what kind of weapon could possibly harm such a monster? This is Gears of War, so the answer is, as always... a chainsaw.

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