Gears of War 3 (4 of 5)There's a lot to recommend Gears 3. It improves on Gears 2 in pretty much every way: graphics, gameplay, storytelling, pacing, variety. The improvements are all incremental, but they're worthwhile. I don't really care about any of them though. Being a simple, shallow man with NO TASTE, the thing that made Gears 3 for me was the Retro Lancer.
The Retro Lancer is a bayonet with a semi-superfluous automatic rifle attached. I charged into so many guys with that bayonet. And because you can't charge guys around corners, I kept the regular chainsaw around as well. I would occasionally get to an ammo box and realize I didn't need any because I hadn't killed anyone with with boring old bullets for a good long while. That's doing it right. :)