In with all the genre categories is today’s pick, my favorite Third-Person Shooter. It was a relatively simple choice for me since I don’t typically play a whole lot of Third-Person Shooters. Though I typically hate to break First-Person and Third-Person Shooters up since to me a shooter is a shooter, but apparently most people think of them as different genres so I did it anyway. My favorite Third-Person Shooter is of course:

Gears of War 3


Gears of War 3 is the stunning conclusion to the Gears of War series, the series starring Marcus Fenix that is. I adore this series, but when coming up with which game in the series was my favorite, I felt that Gears 3 was the obvious choice. Not only was the campaign compelling and fun, the multiplayer is something I have put over 400 hours into. One of my favorite thing about the Gears games, mainly Gears 3, is the characters. As I stated on day 1, I just love Marcus as a charcter. I also really like the others though, Dom is a great character and so are Cole and Baird. I really thought Anya being on the squad in Gears 3 was super cool, since it’s the first time a girl has been playable in the campaign. There is also Sam, who is cool I guess but Anya is better. Back to the campaign though, this game is non-stop action. I laughed, I cried, and I felt accomplished at the end. Hears 3 is truly a great game in many ways.


I mentioned the mulitplayer since I really like it, it’s one of my favorite things about this game. The customization is subtle and simple, but it doesn’t need to be more. It was weird to have to pay for weapon skins, but oh well. I actually told myself I would never pay for weapon skins because that would be stupid, but two skin packs later my opinion has changed. There is also co-op multiplayer in the campaign and much like yesterday’s pick my boyfriend and I co-oped all three Gears games as well. Again, I love split screen co-op or gameplay in general. It’s such a great addition to any game. Gears 3 also had some cool DLC, like Raam’s Shadow, which allowed for more gameplay but also added some cool things to the multiplayer such as new character skins to choose from.


I still play this now and again, and I constantly crave playing the multiplayer. I’m not even good at it, but it’s fun to play it. I like the excessive gore, to be honest. It’s just fun to blast a grub’s entire body into little chunks with a shotgun or take the head off Marcus with a sniper rifle. Fun stuff. Anyway, all the things listed above and more are the reasons why I picked Gears of War 3 as my favorite Third-Person Shooter.

Honorable Mention:

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron