takes a look inside the 320 pages of Ballistic Publishing's new The Art of Gears of War 3 book featuring hundreds of pieces of concept and production art along with commentary by Epic Games Art Director Chris Perna.

The RAAM's Shadow DLC was released for Gears of War 3 just a couple of weeks ago. It's said to be the biggest and best add-on for a Gears game ever but is it worth paying $15 for?

"Didn’t get your fill of blasting Locust forces in Gears of War 3? Me neither. Luckily Epic decided they’d give the people more of what they want by releasing the RAAMs Shadow DLC. Is it actually what we want though?"

Default Prime reviewer Lucas Stephens romps through part 3 of the famed Gears of War trilogy only to find that he has happened upon the absolute best of the series, and a deserving conclusion.

Cliff Bleszinski and Epic Games have tweaked and improved every cog and gear in their latest and final chapter to the Gears of War franchise. Check out Senshaitian's review at to see if it ends with a bang.

MP1st reviews Beast Mode in Gears of War 3, a sub-category of Horde Mode. This mode allows you to put on the boots of the locust and insert it up the rear end of COG soldiers.

MP1st's multiplayer review of Gears of War 3. It covers all the details and the nitty gritty of the competitive multiplayer, including balance, depth, community, and how could we forget: the gorgeous graphics.

"Epic Games has taken nearly 3 years to craft this gaming masterpiece after deciding to push the release date back from April 2011 to September 2011; to their credit this move probably made the game much better and definitely not worse. The first game established the franchise and introduced gamers to the characters in the Gears Universe, but lacked a truly compelling story as admitted by Epic Games; does Gears of War 3 deliver on everything fans have been waiting for, hit the jump to find out..."

OXCGN often does a 2 part take on reviews or BETA releases, so that our readers get 2 takes on the topic in question. This time of course it's the hugely sought after Gears Of War 3 Multiplayer BETA, the first of which was published last week, and you'll find the results at:-

OXCGN’s Gears of War 3 Beta Play
A great leap forward, not just over chest-high walls

But in the mean time, here's Arthur's take on the BETA; let's see what he has to say on the matter