A game worth waiting for

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The Gears of War series has (in our humble, button-bashing opinion) been one of the Xbox 360's great achievements - a sprawling, bloody bromance with big guns and great hordes of antagonistic aliens. Annoyingly, the third and final installment will not see the light of day until the end of 2011, but in the meantime here's an atmospheric reminder of what to expect this time next year. (FYI, the excellent soundtrack is Heron Blue, by folk rock balladeers Sun Kil Moon.)

Words by Henry Farrar-Hockley