Gears of War 3 3D Graphics Look Terrible

Towards the tail end of our Gears of War 3 hands-on experience, we were given a chance to sit down with some fancy-looking 3D technology and try out the game‘s 3D graphics mode. In a word, it was awful. The 3D treatment seemed to cause an anti-aliasing nightmare, surrounding character models and objects with ugly, jagged outlines. Also distressing was the effect it had on color, bleeding the life out of even the most vibrant golds and reds.

For a cover shooter like Gears of War, you’d think a technological improvement that makes it easier to see what’s in front of what would be a big step forward. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong — instead of enhancing the game, 3D’s biggest impact is to blunt the effect created by the game’s impeccable art, level and character design, and animation. For more information about Gears of War 3′s other, better features, check out GameFront’s coverage of the game’s Easter Eggs, the return of Dr. Adam Fenix, the difficulty level adjustments, the new co-op features, and the intriguing campaign “mutators.” We also have a video interview with Executive Producer Rod Fergusson available for your viewing pleasure.

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10 Comments on Gears of War 3 3D Graphics Look Terrible


On August 15, 2011 at 6:32 am

All Gears of War games are is bland browns, silvers, and reds. Besides it’s not just the 3D that sucks but the game series in general.


On August 15, 2011 at 9:10 am

Gears is fantastic I dont know what kind of crack induced world you live in, Aids. The fact that they couldn’t get the 3d right just means they need more time to perfect it, but than again some games just dont like 3d.


On August 29, 2011 at 11:00 am

3D is is pointless anyway
it doesnt improve gaming in anyway…

Gears one of the best xbox titles out there
and it poops on most ps3 exclusives.

if you don’t like gears its probably because
you haven’t taken the time to play it. or your just bad a 3rd person shooters.


On September 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm

AIDS, you are either a PlayStation fanboy or either you just don’t like shooters in general. Or maybe your just as thrown off as your name suggest. The Gears series is the best cover shooter series ever made. The firefights are intence and really are epic. When your playing the game on insanity mode and your fighting for your life in the most amazing shootouts you can imagine, who is gonna be looking around complaining that they used too much brown? Who gives a about its colour palate. Maybe your just more of a Mario type person.


On September 25, 2011 at 8:06 am

whoever wrote this review is a douche retard.gears 3 in 3d with a real 3000 samsung 3d tv with the highend 3d power on glasses is in insane…looks like your in a damn fishbowl.god im sick of all the haters…people hate 3d cause they cant afford it.


On September 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I agree with vinchenzo, playing the previous gears games was always a bit meh to me, fun but nothing to write home about. However I have a samsung 3d tv and playing gears 3 is a whole new level of awesome. You have to turn the brightness up a bit due to the glasses being darker, you do get a tiny bit of anti-aliasing but seriously, who gives a sh@#, it’s not noticable enough to bother about. The 3D in the game is done better than most movies out there. Hater’s always gonna hate.


On September 29, 2011 at 7:26 am

Gears of war 3 in 3D is freaking sweet. I’m absolutely loving it. Love the series and love the 65″ 3D TV LG Cinema 3D. Even my wife thinks it’s sweet lol. So, there ya have it. I just love 3D in general… 2D blows… 3D football is money too. I’m never going back.


On October 9, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I just go a 3d 60 inch samsung plasma and it is flipin amazing. never had so much fun. never played 3d but its so much fun im crazy for not getting one sooner. Anyway i just figured if anyone like me was not sure about getting it, u wont be disapointed, its rad.


On October 9, 2011 at 12:11 pm

hey bm, what samsung did you get, cause there is no hazing on mine at all, jsut sweetness. even my ps3 pal says hes going to get an xbox simply for gears 3, and now iwth this 3d the dude is speachless. so clear and leveled. im so happy its sick


On January 4, 2013 at 11:14 am

I have to agree that the 3D is quite disappointing. Firstly, it’s SBS and not frame sequential so you have to manually set your display to handle it, and the loss in resolution is very noticeable. I can see if you are playing on a smaller TV it’s not noticeable, but on a large screen it’s quite noticeable. The 3D effect is cool, but it’s just not worth it when the graphics get so much worse.