Story winner for Gears of War 3 vs. Uncharted 3

By Posted 11 Sep 2011, 20:52

Not that many people have the option to buy both Gears of War 3 and Uncharted 3, thanks to GoW 3 being an exclusive for Xbox 360 and U3 only for the PS3. If you’re like most people and are tied to just one games console, then it’s not that hard of a choice as both games are going to be extremely good and worth buying.

Some people still want to compare the stories and graphics of Gears of War 3 (a release date of September 20), and Uncharted 3 (release of November 2). Without getting into the graphics, let’s look at the stories for both of these franchises.

One author on Velocity Gamer feels that GoW has a lot better story lines, and explains, in their blog post here, that the shooting mechanics are better in Gears while the graphics are better in Uncharted, but how did they get to the story conclusion?

They found that the games are pretty even when it comes to acting, even though Gears has a lot of cursing, which is seen as justified when you’re battling a monstrous enemy. We’ll have to agree that “less” can be a lot more, and that the Gears of War 3 trailer said more in the quiet moments like when Dom lays back with his eyes closed ready to give up, and then Marcus saves him as if to say get up and fight, all without a word being said. If the full game continues with this approach it will mean a lot with how the feelings of the game are passed on. Most players will already prefer the stories of their favorite game, and as such will have a favorite in Gears of War or Uncharted.

Other opinions we’ve heard include feelings that Uncharted 3 mainly has just graphics going for it, and the franchise is one of the most overrated. Which game do you think will have the better story, Gears of War 3 or Uncharted 3?

  • uncleniccius

    i’d day uncharted stories are better… i have both, and i don’t like the slow running of gears! so irritating.

  • Beautiful Katamari = WTF?!! ^^

    I have to luxury of both consoles. I played the beta for GOW3, and going by that, I’d say it rules supreme in the graphics department. However, the story thoughout the series is just plain tacky. Maybe it’s due to the genre of the game, but in terms of story,, Final Fantasy 7 it isn’t.

    Uncharted may not have the most compelling story either, but it’s certainly much better than the dirty dish-water diharia that we are forced to endure whilst playing gears.

    Either way both games are great fun to play, and awesome to look at. Makes you think, if they can produce these kinds of graphics on 5/6yr old consoles with only 512mb ram… imagine what they’ll do with the next gen with 4+GB ram.

    • http://www.facebook.com/skytom Thomas Smith

      You’re kidding about Gears having better graphics aren’t you, i mean you know the 360 isn’t capable of producing the graphics uncharted 3 has on PS3

      • Ilfirin_2

        Anyone that is making a comment about the controls in gears being superior has never played Uncharted. Almost every review for U1 gave props to them for taking the gears control scheme and making it more fluid and tight and they improved it again in 2. In terms of story, everyone has a different preference when it comes to story so you cant really say one is better then the other. In terms of originality, uncharted is hands down the better story, again……how many sci fi plots have you played with the same premise in Gears? 

        If you want a fair win for gears over uncharted your comparing the wrong area. Gears wins in the survival mode play. I have yet to play a co-op survival mode as intense as hoard mode in any game including uncharted 2s survival mode.

        And when it comes down to it..it really doesn’t matter because gears is a Microsoft and epic game…it will get 9.5 and up reviews off that alone regardless if its good or not.

    • http://www.facebook.com/skytom Thomas Smith

      You’re kidding about Gears having better graphics aren’t you, i mean you know the 360 isn’t capable of producing the graphics uncharted 3 has on PS3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000752483694 Valentyn Lyevyentsov

    Uncharted all the way! The story, the gameplay and the graphics match up perfectly.

  • Anonymous

    As far as me personally, I have to go with Uncharted.  Love the how the story, cinematics, and gameplay all mix together quite fluidly.  I can’t really speak for Gears myself, unfortunately none of the friends I know who own 360′s are fans.  They, like myself, are PC gamer’s though, so that could be a contributing factor.

  • Throw34

    I don’t know why you are comparing stories of two games that are not out… It would make sense if you compared Gears 2 and uncharted 2.

  • T2k123

    Wow cos your not a gears of war 3 fanboy lol prick

  • T2k123

    Wow cos your not a gears of war 3 fanboy lol prick

  • Ifyouwantpeaceprepareforwar

    wow just wow lol.  I have both and the facial animation and voice acting is much better in uncharted.  The normal talking in the background while just fighting and explore is significantly better in Uncharted.  The shooting mechanics i don’t see a clear winner the only bonus gears has in its combat is the chainsaw, but movement between cover is superior in uncharted.  There’s a reason why it scored so high you idiots.  As for story I stick with ign’s comment it has possibly the perfect story.  I don’t remember gears of war taking home over 50 game of the year awards.

    • http://twitter.com/kacboy Mblackstock

      200+ game of the year awards*

    • Ilfirin_2

      qft

  • http://twitter.com/kacboy Mblackstock

    Are you freaking retarded!? Uncharted is highly underrated as it is! And shooting mechanics are equal between the games. And story!? Really!? Gears of War (1-3): Humans are at war with aliens. I think I’ve heard that before… >.> Uncharted: Finding legendary treasures, plot twists. Surprising creatures which don’t turn out completely farfetched in the end. You are a retarded 360/Gears Fanboy

    • Lopezjlo09

      Your stupid bro gears 3 was good but it doesent beat uncharted 2 at all… and uncharted 3 is gonna blow it out of the water… gears my friend is over rated lol but is a good game.. unlike uncharted2 and 3 is beautiful in anyway…. I have both systems and let me tell u I play xbox more but I haven’t seen any game that has such a deep story and action as uncharted

  • Lhill8181

    Before I start I will say , I own a PS3 , 360 and a Wii , I own both U1and 2 , and GOW 1and 2 , I love both games, So come on GOW has a better story, how many shooters have we all played about a alien species trying to take over the earth, boaring, thats the story lime on 90 % of shooters, Game play for a 3rd person shooter is good, a bit slow for my liking, Now U2, better shooting mech then Gears, Talking about Story, were on a treasure hunt all over the world , with so many swists and turns along the way its crazy, lots of villins, lots of women, best of both worlds, So I truly love both games, but as a gamer U2 the series has a much better story line, and Graphics, its not even a comp, U2 hands down, and thats not to say gears is not a great looking game, it is but just does not compare to U2, So not as a Fanboy, but as a gamer Uncharted 2 is the winner in everyway.

  • Lhill8181

    Before I start I will say , I own a PS3 , 360 and a Wii , I own both U1and 2 , and GOW 1and 2 , I love both games, So come on GOW has a better story, how many shooters have we all played about a alien species trying to take over the earth, boaring, thats the story lime on 90 % of shooters, Game play for a 3rd person shooter is good, a bit slow for my liking, Now U2, better shooting mech then Gears, Talking about Story, were on a treasure hunt all over the world , with so many swists and turns along the way its crazy, lots of villins, lots of women, best of both worlds, So I truly love both games, but as a gamer U2 the series has a much better story line, and Graphics, its not even a comp, U2 hands down, and thats not to say gears is not a great looking game, it is but just does not compare to U2, So not as a Fanboy, but as a gamer Uncharted 2 is the winner in everyway.

    • CG

      Do you know how to spell? Lol! Anyways…Uncharted isn’t like Gears where it is one huge overarching story, so each game has more details squeezed in because each game is a story onto itself. Uncharted, in my opinion, is the biggest overrated game ever. Gears cover/shooting mechanics are better but Uncharted has better graphics. Voice acting is the same for both, both are good. Though Gears is the only series that has always played with my emotions in the fantastic way it has. Gears of War is epic and is original. Btw, They are on Planet Sera and the Locust are not Aliens, they have lived on Sera their entire lives. They are not trying to conquer for the sake of conquering, they are escaping the Lambent Threat and had no choice but to destroy the Humans because of the Pendulum Wars. Uncharted is about a never ending series of treasure hunt while Gears is about an epic struggle for survival with a long history of events that led to present circumstances in the game. Gears multiplayer is VERY fun, more fun than Uncharted. I put down Black Ops and Reach several times just to get back to Gears 3, it was just that much fun! So don’t tell me how inferior Gears 3 is to Uncharted. I see Gears as Uncharted’s Equal.

  • Lhill8181

    Before I start I will say , I own a PS3 , 360 and a Wii , I own both U1and 2 , and GOW 1and 2 , I love both games, So come on GOW has a better story, how many shooters have we all played about a alien species trying to take over the earth, boaring, thats the story lime on 90 % of shooters, Game play for a 3rd person shooter is good, a bit slow for my liking, Now U2, better shooting mech then Gears, Talking about Story, were on a treasure hunt all over the world , with so many swists and turns along the way its crazy, lots of villins, lots of women, best of both worlds, So I truly love both games, but as a gamer U2 the series has a much better story line, and Graphics, its not even a comp, U2 hands down, and thats not to say gears is not a great looking game, it is but just does not compare to U2, So not as a Fanboy, but as a gamer Uncharted 2 is the winner in everyway.

  • Gow483

    I have both systems and they are both great games, but I think Gears of war has a better story. The acting and voice works. They both have there big moments like the speech at the beginning of gears of war 2.
    Graphics: Gears of War, the snow level in uncharted is the best looking in the game.wile in gears every level looks good.
    This is just my opinion.

  • Gow483

    I have both systems and they are both great games, but I think Gears of war has a better story. The acting and voice works. They both have there big moments like the speech at the beginning of gears of war 2.
    Graphics: Gears of War, the snow level in uncharted is the best looking in the game.wile in gears every level looks good.
    This is just my opinion.

  • GOW3

    LOL you are the biggest XBOX/GEARS FANBOY out there

  • Gravebelly

    Most people do not buy shooters for story line.  However GOW 3 will be very interesting on how it end.  UC will be good as well.  I am a online player and Horde 2.0 and the other gametypes online is what has and will make this game great for 2 years to come.  Nothing this year will compare to Skyrim this year as far as story goes.  If you are buying a game for a story go Skyrim with hundreds of hours of play to come!