Five Reasons to Purchase Uncharted 3 over Gears of War 3


Both Gears of War 3, and Uncharted 3 will be without a doubt amazing games, and will both revolutionize the third person shooter (TPS) genre. While they are both similar games, in that they both have a great cover system, both follows protagonists shooting and fighting their way though levels. However, there are a few key differences that set Uncharted 3 apart from its direct competitor.

5) Replay value

If Uncharted 2 is anything to go by, Uncharted 3 will have a very long lasting single player mode,  with tons of unlocks and things to find along the way. Assuming the campaign is similar in scale to Uncharted 2 single player alone should last easily 15-20 hours, far surpassing any of the previous Gears games. This continues into the multiplayer with loads of different competitive and co-op modes, as well as many unlocks for the player to achieve. Uncharted 3 will have significantly more replay value than Gears of War 3.

4) Fewer glitches in multiplayer

Gears 2’s multiplayer was a mess, do you really expect epic games to make up for their mistakes in Gears 3? Sure Gears 3 will probably have fewer issues, but I highly doubt every single one will be ironed out. Gears 3 may have dedicated servers now, but that only fixes the lag issues. Glitches and more have become common place in previous Gears games, and I would be highly surprised if everything is fixed for the third installment. Uncharted on the other hand has had no record of major issues plaguing the game, making it the safer bet.

3) Better Technology

A good year before Uncharted comes out and the game already blows people away. The graphics are better than we have ever seen on consoles, far surpassing what Gears has to offer. Visuals are crisp, animations are fluid, and environments are interactive. The game engine showcased a whole level being tipped upside down on a cruise ship with water gushing around the player. The technology in Uncharted 3 is absolutely stellar, and Epics dated Unreal Engine doesn’t even get close to its capability’s.

2) Better Single Player

Trust me when I say, Uncharted has mastered the single player. The pacing is perfect, there are no loading screens, and the story will keep the player interested all the way though. Uncharted 3 is looking to be no exception to this statement, with vastly varying landscapes and environment, and a plot line that has me interested from simply reading the description. Gears has had a decent record with its Single Player, but still doesn’t get close to the story Uncharted offers.

1) You own a PS3 and don’t own a 360

Lets face it, this will be the determining factor. If you only own a PS3, why would you even bother getting Gears 3? If you only own an Xbox 360 why bother getting Uncharted 3?

Actually, it’s more than that. If you took the time to read my article all the way though, you have now reached my primary point in writing it. Good Job! This is a clear example of a blatant Fanboy article focused on attacking the other platform for no good reason at all. Why do we gamers always have to argue about which game is better? If you own only one system, get the one on your system and live with it. The other game shouldn’t even concern you. If you own both systems, stop fighting and get both games. Cant afford both games? Pick the one YOU think is better, and buy the other at a later date.

We all have an opinion, but don’t go acting like that choice means you should ridicule the other. Both games have unique aspects, both have ups and downs, and one being better than the other is just an OPINION, lets not start a flame war over it, and anyone who takes this article seriously didn’t read it all the way though to the end.

Oh, and did I mention that both games will be fun? Just play the games.

 

Feel free to read  the counter article brought to you by our friends at Planet Xbox 360, here.


Jidery
Hi I’m J.D. but most people know me as Jidery on the inter-webs. I want a way to express my opinion and show the world what i think about gaming. Gamer tag: Jidery
62 comments
Kosky1992
Kosky1992

I think all fan-boys of PS3 only are great but i'm a fan to PS3 is because the XBOX 360 is a bootlegged piece of shit that's fun to play but to expensive game wise i can get new releases bootlegged in another country for 4 dollars and even less that seriously means the content on double layered DVDs is ridiculously valueless but PS3 games where can u get a new release for less than 40 dollars on sale well u cant unless you have more luck than Ireland and when it comes to comparing these two games well only a Xbox fanboy would disagree UNCHARTED is a better series than GEARS OF WAR it's more real, more a man's game, a game you don't feel embaressed playing in front of company or girlfriend, it's stunningly beautiful. every man would love to be nathan drake i doubt that of GEARS main protagonist seriously XBOX fanboys accept that the PS3 is lucky to have the best modern video game series on deck exclusively. UNCHARTED 2 was perfect so will UNCHARTED 3 and im not a fan boy, i know the XBOX has the best graphics for multi-platform games but PS3 has the best exclusive game graphics we've got GRAN TURISMO, RESISTANCE 3, KILLZONE 3, INFAMOUS 2, RATCHET & CLANK ALL 4 ONE, and of course UNCHARTED 3, XBOX 360 has HALO, GEARS OF WAR, LEFT 4 DEAD, FABLE and FORZA. I believe my PS3 list squashes the Xbox 360 list but remeber i accept multi platform games are better on XBOX 360 but remember i can get them for 4 dollars so PS3 wins!!!

horizon011
horizon011

they need to create a game for PS3 that instantly kills the PS3 user the moment its played so we can avoid bad games like the PS3 exclusives.. Long Live Halo!

facts
facts

the people who played the uncharted beta logged over 100 hours more than the gears beta (which was available for a much longer time) and even though they both had a similar number of players people still wanted to play the uncharted beta more. the facts dont lie people. stop being fanboys and just appreciate what you want to appreciate

Pecker
Pecker

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Patrick
Patrick

I don't get this seriously gears has better multilayer i spent so time on the beta theirs nearly no glitches in a beta 5 months before lunch and i played uncharted beta and it sucks and feels horrible to play in the coop section gears wins too with horde and 4 player coop thorough the whole campaign. oh not to mention a huge gears community 1.21 million copy reserved 10 weeks before with and estimated 7 million total sales 7 times more than black ops sold on ps3 if black ops cant bet it uncharted cant

yeah...
yeah...

All you bitches be crazy. PAY ATTENTION TO THE END OF THE ARTICLE AND WHAT ITS TRYING TO KEEP YOU FROM DOING. NAAAAHMEEEEEN??????

Edgar
Edgar

I'm pretty sure both games are going to kick ass, so I'll just pick them both up.

nasim
nasim

i wanna piss on that suck box 360..7 years since inception and still no game that runs at 1080p on that suck box..even worse not even Gears 3 look marginally as good as Uncharted 1 let alone 3 that suck box 360 should be banned worldwide3

youguysareretards
youguysareretards

seriously guys pull your fingers out of your asses and move on. uncharted single player is and always has been incredibly enjoyable and varied whereas gears campaign is the same mundane repetitive formula. granted gears had a fantastic multiplayer but naughty dog has seriously stepped up to the plate with u3 and the beta is a clear indication of that. I sunk many hours into the u3 beta and can say that it was prettymuch gtlich free for the entire time and if there were glitches then they didnt detract from the enjoyment of the gameplay. uncharted3 with a mate is some of the best fun i've experienced on a console this generation and it sickens me that you guys are determined to act like fanboys all the time. Stop being fickle and realise how you're giving us gamers a bad reputation

thesimpsonz
thesimpsonz

Uncharted is just way more varied...vertical gun shoot-outs, platforming, puzzles, stealth gameplay, melee attacks that dont involve the same 3 chainsaw prerendered videos...I guess the weapons are more futuristic and enemies are more varied in Gears but that never really bothered me in Uncharted...I hope the supernatural twist that inevitably comes with every Uncharted game is introduced sooner in the game...hopefully it will be something with Nazis again!!

Adam
Adam

I find the fewer glitches in multiplayer a completely idiotic thing to include, especially judging it on past games and not on the actual gameplay from the two betas of which would, you know, be the logical thing to judge on. Also replay value I find highly dubious as a reason, as I know that I have replayed the Gears games quite a number of times for various reason, and I'm sure there will be some people who don't even replay Uncharted once they finish it. Not that the same can't be said for gears. Point three is really up to the individual also, as lets face it the world was a much better place when there wasn't fanboys arguing over what looked better. As long as both games visually work, you can tell whats what, and it looks ok in the process that should be all anyone needs. Again better story is a question of the person, because again lets face it there are some people in the world that thought transformers 2 and 3 had a brilliant story, so opinions will always differ. The last point made is really the only logical one in the article, so kudos to you for that. Fanboys, I look forward to your emails.

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Man all you Gear of War 3 fanboys must be still in elementary school still, first of all you immature babies aren't even supposed to play this game because your still to stupid and cant take the criticism, it's like your parents buying you beer and porn and letting you have it. So check your feelings before going on the internet. Besides GOW 2 was FULLLLL of glitches and they will still be present in GOW 3 and Uncharted their had glitches like GOW 2, gears graphics have never surpassed Uncharted in any game, If you honestly think it has than you need to get that ball sack off your face. Hey everybody, GOW fans are just so ignorant, they know that Uncharted is better and just don't want to face reality, so lets just let them think what they want so they don't end up on the news about the young boy who killed his parents because they said Uncharted 3 looks more exciting.

mmmm
mmmm

OMG, this is worst then the "Y U should get GEARS3 and not U3" shit! this aritcle is stupid, so was the first one, but this is like special 6 grade stupid! BTY, besides 2# there was nothing you wrote that had any base or relvense to the subject, whice is gears3 VS u3, not GEARS2 VS U3! but seriusly, replay value? geras2 had co-op and insane dif' which could take 12 hours if not more, while U2 was an amazing 11-12 hours top!!!!!!!!!! U2 had no replay value, and the co-op was fun to an extant!

Jeff
Jeff

I own both a ps3 and a xbox 360, but most of my online time is on the 360 on gears when I had just a ps3 I only bought the ps3 for uncharted they are both are great games period ok I love gears but uncharted is sick as well thats it dont make this a flame war

PS3fanboysaredreaming
PS3fanboysaredreaming

Bashing a game and developer throughout the article and then saying "Oh I was just messing" does not make it any less of an idiotic article. If you wanted to get that message out, you would dedicate an article to it. Instead you bash Gears all the way through and then say you're neutral. That doesn't make it okay.

Pesico
Pesico

Very cool article. Thought it was a fanboy peace until I got to the final point. Uncharted is my favorite franchise, but that's beside the point. Play what you enjoy and don't bitch about what others prefer.

PS3fanboysaredreaming
PS3fanboysaredreaming

Jesus fucking tap dancing christ. You fucking morons are at it again. This article is nothing but a sad attempt to "counter" the article planetxbox posted. No where in that article did they bash Uncharted, nor did they bash Naughty Dog. Here, we have an incompetent moron who apparently fails at writing, gaming, and life. You fucking pathetic droids WILL NEVER get a game with the magnitude of Gears. No matter how much you cry, whine, or lie to yourselves, Uncharted will NEVER be as good as Gears. Everyone is sick of it. Every time the PS3 has an exclusive coming out, you fuckers cling to it in hopes it will justify your purchase. You tried this fucking bullshit with Resistance 2, and now you're trying it again. You cannot compare Uncharted's multiplayer with Gears of War 3, because Uncharted is ONLY good in single player. You fuckers will NEVER get Gears, you will NEVER win this generation, and you will NEVER get an exclusive as big as Halo or Gears. Move on, faggots.

horizon011
horizon011

the reviewer who wrote this should be punished haha clever writing jidery i was moments away from also writing something directed at you ;)

masa2009
masa2009

Uncharted 2 certainly didn't last 15/20 hours. More like 10. Actually I'd say that Gears 2 was a bit longer than Uncharted 2. Replayability? Both are extremely linear games. Uncharted's hidden collectibles might be a bit more concealed than in Gears 2, but they are not in separate rooms or anything. They are never very far. You will not discover any new place on a second playthrough. A bunch of statues 10 feet apart from the main path doesn't qualify as replay value. Gears 2 has the same pointless collectibles, and a few branching paths at specific points. Not enough to really justify a second playthrough though. So both games are linear shooters of average or slightly above average length, and both campaigns fail to offer rich enough gameplay to qualify as genuinely replayable. I don't see a decisive advantage for either game here.

Bas
Bas

I'm what you'd call an Uncharted and probably a PS3 fanboy, and I don't have a 360, but you are wrong on some points. 5- 15-20 hours? Yeah right. Uncharted 1 was around 8 hours, and Uncharted 2 was around 10 hours, depending on what difficulty you were on, if you got stuck on the few puzzles (I did the first time on both games a lot), and if you played the singleplayer before. I'm guessing UC3 will be 12 hours at the max, otherwise 10ish hours. If it was too short like Killzone 3 that's obviously a bad thing, but if it's too long they could mess up the pacing of the game. Both Uncharted campaigns have some of the best pacing in any singleplayer ever. A perfect mix of shooting and action, climbing and parkour, and a few easy puzzles thrown in. I doubt they'll mess up on the pacing, NaughtyDog is an amazing developer, but 15-20 hours? HELL NO. 4- Glitches I'm not sure of between the two but the fact that Gears has dedicated servers, well, not that it makes it better online, but let's just say less frustrating. UC3 is on the same peer-2-peer system Uncharted 2 is on and Call of Duty is. You see the lag when, for example, you are getting shot, go behind cover, then a second or two later you die. I experienced this multiple times in the beta and of course in Uncharted 2 and it is one of the most annoying problems in Uncharted online. After the game was announced, lag and no dedicated servers was the biggest concern of mine about the WHOLE GAME, and it still is after the beta. Otherwise you are right on #3 and #2, but my determining factor is #1 of course. If I had a 360 (and paid for Live...grumble...grumble...) I would most likely get both. If you have to choose only one, I would say graphics and story and singleplayer definitely go to Uncharted, and that leaves you to decide whether you like Gears' multiplayer and coop more or vice versa. But most importantly, don't let some random article you read by SOME GUY YOU DON'T KNOW confuse you. If you played both betas you should most likely have made your mind up, and if you didn't, well save another $60 genius.

Raged Red Fiber
Raged Red Fiber

All I can say is, Fuck Sony and Uncharted and this article is complete fanboys BS! So this is my anti-fanboy fanboy reply: "Gears of War 3 will destroy Uncharted 3 in sales and the amount of people playing. Their open beta barely surpased a very closed beta of GoW3 and the multiplayer in Uncharted is just GARBAGE!" Suck it piece of shit 3 fanboy for making an even more stupid counter article to the one from PlanetXbox360. It just goed to show how pathetic you puny pauperstation fanboys really are!

Wowfacepalmwhat
Wowfacepalmwhat

Every single one of those reasons is false... Not one good reason at all..... Utter fanboy garbage.... And then trying to hide your fanboyish ways with that last paragraph.. Facepalm.. 5) Gears will be played for way longer, 4 player co-op campaign and has mutators (arcade mode), Horde mode, Beast mode, multiplayer with dedicated servers! 4) The Gears beta proved how smooth and glitchless gears3 is.. U3 beta has more glitches than gears3 at the moment. Both betas were 5 months before retail release. 3) Go look at gears3 beta vids and u3 beta vids and look at them with your eyes open. U3's single player is where the graphics are good because it doesn't allow co-op and is very strict on what goes on on-screen. Don't look at biased comparison vids. 2) This one comes more to preference, I will like gears3 campaign mode more because it has 4 player co-op, mutators, and I want to see how the story ends. 1) Buy a 360 and gears3?? Buy a ps3 and U3?? These are system sellers!!

AirborneGamer
AirborneGamer

Well put sir, your insights into the topic blow my f'n mind!

nasim
nasim

Gears never had anything good Gears 3 has horrible graphics and gameplay and ofcourse garbage story as welll EPIC should can te Gears series

nasim
nasim

Gears 3 has bad graphics. Uc3 has the best on consoles Gears 3 has no relay value...UC3 has much better MP Gears 3 has no story or SP mode and sucks dick like all EPIC games UC3 will win almost all GOTY awards from all publishers

Zedef
Zedef

Lol. U are crazy XD. I am lucky enough to own both consoles and i have to say, gears is TOO FUCKING REPETITIVE. All you do is shooting shooting shooting. And the multiplayer is UNPLAYBLE. You gotta move a huge ass dude (who manages to barely move) and stay in cover for like 29 hours before you get tired and go on a suicide mission hoping that your opponent will die first. No skill. Uncharted is much more fluid and enjoyable. The single player lasted longer (12 hrs vs 8 of gears). Plus, gears on metacritics: 93. Uncharted 2 on metacritics: 96. Btw, i'm gonna buy both games, but i will not spend any extra money to buy xbox live gold to play a fucked up multiplayer. Thank god the psn is free. Ps: i bought halo 3 and halo reach: what is so special about it? I havent even finished them! Horrible graphics, dated gameplay, awful enemy design.... WTF? (yes, i enjoyed killzone 2 and 3 more. I think that the absolute best title the ps3 doesnt have is SPLINTER CELL CONVICTION, a must have for the stealth action games. But that's it, really.

nasim
nasim

Gears 3 didnt even have a story. UC2 is the best game this gen and worn oever 150 GOTY awards . the Gears series has yet to win GOTY from any site UC2 has 96 at meta and miless ahead of any suck box 360 game in graphics and gameplay..GEars 2 and 3 have one thing --RROD

Bassett
Bassett

SOMEONE didn't read the article the whole way through.

Gamer3476
Gamer3476

since when do sales mean anything to a game or how many people play it. If 3 people bought and played Halo (I'm using a title you probably love) would it remove from the quality of the game? Okay then. Gears 3 will sell better, have more players, but at the end of the day, Uncharted 3 will be superior in graphics, gameplay, replay-ability, and more importantly, story.

nasim
nasim

UC2 sold more than Gears 2 Gears 2 mega flopped all around the world except USA motherfucker MS sucks dick and i piss in ur mother's mouth for producing a suck box 360 fanboy

AirborneGamer
AirborneGamer

@ Raged Red Fiber -- It's fairly obvious that you don't know how to read sir.

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Your bashing this article when you yourself came and clicked on it and opened it, you sound like a professional moran and hypocrite, now what will your xbox orgy partners say when they hear about this?

Bas
Bas

What the hell is a pauper? And I'm guessing you did NOT read the whole article. Genius alert

HolyMolin
HolyMolin

Haha I get to play both Gears & Uncharted! The 'pauper' around here is you, because your poor ass can't afford 2 consoles.

Gamer3476
Gamer3476

sorry to re post, but you are the fanboy if you think Gears 3 will beat Uncharted 3 in single player and replayability. The fewer glitches is arguable, and with blu ray and the ps3 being slightly stronger, Uncharted has the room and ability to be stronger than Gears 3. It's even arguable that Uncharted 2 and 1 will still have better tech than Gears 3, but since I don't spend my life on my computer, I'm not going to look it up.

Gamer3476
Gamer3476

I don't see how you can compare games by their betas. I understand they are both 5 months before release (I didn't do the actual calculations, I'm just assuming you are right.) To counter #2, anybody can say they want to see how __ will end. That doesn't add to anything. 4 player co op vs 3 player co op. Not much of a difference. I'll probably be playing 2 player split screen myself. #1 is the only thing I agree with. I myself bought a 360 just for the gears saga (as I am not a fan of Halo or Forza). Both will be AAA quality at the end of the day.

Raged Red Fiber
Raged Red Fiber

Why? Apparently more gamers than pauperfanboys like you buy the Gears of War games than Uncharted, so you're in a F-in minority now aren't you. Just like your name sugests. Piece of shit!

rocky321
rocky321

Gears of war 3 has better lightning and better textures than Uncharted 3... It is one of the best Third-person shooters of all time.. And has a better story then Uncharted 3 as it is the end of a trilogy.. now go fuck yourself..

Raged Red Fiber
Raged Red Fiber

How do you know? Gears 3 isn't even out yet. Typical FUD from the typical IQ-less PoS3 fanboy.

Raged Red Fiber
Raged Red Fiber

Yeah, but the last (or was it first) point is just a poor ruse. This entire article is nothing but a pathetic attempt to discredit the PlanetXbox360 one.

Raged Red Fiber
Raged Red Fiber

Haha, no because I have both, all 3 of the current gen to be exact. Poor boy, how it could have ended differently.

Wowfacepalmwhat
Wowfacepalmwhat

Uncharted 3 doesn't have co-op for the main campaign, sorry. It's more like select levels from the campaign and you go through them with a buddy or 2, which looks really cool from what I've seen. It does have it's own "story" though if you want to call it that.

Rocky321
Rocky321

U bloody fanboy., did u even saw a screenshot of gow 3.. If u will c it then u will piss in ur pants... An im proud to have an Xbox360 though I also have a PS3.. and u should be banned from all gaming sites.

Raged Red Fiber
Raged Red Fiber

Haha, no! I don't hate Uncharted but it is nothing but a Tomb Raider rip-off and guess what: The new Tomb Raider is set to take it's crown back. This is an attack on the typical PoS3 fanboy, not the game.

HolyMolin
HolyMolin

Haha your a terrible liar. Btw I own a Buggati Veyron & a Gulf Stream Jet. (I typed it, so it must be true). A liar & a fanboy is a bad mix. No owner of 3 consoles, would harbour such petty resentment towards one of this gen's best franchises. Uncharted & Gears are both great games.