I have played and beat Gears of War. I believe this is a great game on the Xbox 360... maybe the best. I love the story line and the game play is great too. Those who haven't had a chance to play this game are missing a lot. Its also a great game to play for all of those waiting for Halo 3 to come out in Nov 2007. The gameplay makes you feel as if you are actually fighting in a real war. And the rodeo run, covering fire, and duck and cover really add to the evironment and feel to the game. I think the game could have been longer. I think that the game developers may have ended the game too soon. Either way, Gears of War is one of the best games to come out since Halo and Halo 2.