Gears of War 3 is almost out, and reviews from professional game critics are coming in droves. Giant Bomb and Joystiq awarded the game a perfect 10 score, with the latter website calling the game a "powerful elegy, a close to a series that has done much to define this console generation."
On the lower part of the review spectrum, Escapist Magazine gave the game an 8.0 score and panned it for its "lingering flaws" like the lack of variety and depth among characters. They also said that its monotonous tone "holds the game back from being as great as it otherwise might have been."
Fans of the game needn't worry, however, as it surpasses every single standard set by the previous games in the epic Gears of War series.