Face-Off! Xbox 360's Gears of War vs. PS3's Uncharted

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Back in 2006, the Xbox 360 was a new console and it needed a new IP to really grab gamers. The IP that became their boon was Gears of War. And its sequel, 2008's Gears of War 2, also proved to be a huge factor in building the Xbox 360 fanbase.

Back in 2007, the PS3 also had their big IP, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. That well crafted and well liked title was only eclipsed by the stellar performance of its sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves last month. With the redesign of the PS3 into the PS3 Slim, a reduced price, a bigger hard drive, and an extremely popular title, Sony's console-that-could have only begun to catch its stride.

So whose series is better: Microsoft's Gears of War series or Sony's Uncharted series? GamingBolt, a popular gaming website, did their own side by side comparisons.


Verdict: Although both characters are my personal favorites. But when it comes to intense level of bad-ass-ness, combined with sheer level of believability and sense of charm-ness, Nathan Drake gets our nod. He is without any doubt one of the most lovable characters this generation.

Sales and Figures:
Verdict: Uncharted 2 has just released so it’s a bit unfair comparing its sales with Gears of War but still there is no doubt its highly unlikely that it will outsell Gears. So Gears of War with average Meta of 93.5 of both titles up against Uncharted’s 92, and far above all time sales means Gears of War takes this part of Face-Off fair and square.

Overall Package:

Uncharted: Naughty Dog created an amazing new PS3 IP in the shape of Uncharted. It boasted amazing levels of graphics with the original title but it sky rocketed to new heights with the recently released sequel. Uncharted 2 raised the bar so high, in terms of production values, that it almost abused it. Everything from story, voice acting and presentation to non-stop action was of Hollywood standards. With multiplayer added, it’s one of the most complete gaming experiences out there in the market.
Verdict: Although Uncharted 2 released almost a year after Gears 2 so it’s a bit unfair to compare them in terms of visuals but what Naught Dog was able to pull off with Uncharted 2, we highly doubt even the might of Epic Games isn’t in the position to compete right now. So Uncharted gets our nod again on this scale too.
Final Verdict: Uncharted wins Hands-Down!!!