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Gears of War 3, Horde Mode

For gamers in the know Horde mode is essentially survival is survival mode. Hmmm. Anyway, I've been playing alot of Horde mode with a friend of mine and we've reached level 29 (we've only played sporadically over roughly a week in a half, about an hour each day for 3 days) and have had a blast. In order to advance you really need to strategies or you will get burned. Horde mode (in the later stages) greatly prevent you from being able to "run and gun" (which Gears has never really been that style of shooter, but I think you have the idea).

Once you reach a tenth (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50) level in Horde you fight the stage's boss battle. Of course you don't only fight a boss (think Corpser, Brumack, Berserker, etc.) you will also have to deal with Boomers, Grenadier Elites, Grinders, Drones and more. Surprisingly the Brumak battles seem to be the easiest of the battles. Mainly because they are so big and slow it allows you to move around the map without too much problem (at least once you clear out the other pests that appear).

I fully see this mode getting more play time from us once the Command Post DLC releases for Horde and also after we complete to campaign on co-op (will play and finish Act IV the next time we play)