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Brute Force - Microsoft Game Studios

Brute Force had the potential to be the Gears of War of its day on the Xbox with the keyword being “potential.” Even after breaking the console record for first week sales, which was previously set by Halo, the game developed a hype that seemed insurmountable upon launch. Still, the squad-based third-person shooter reached moderate success due to the console’s lack of exclusives, but mostly because of its multiplayer action and tight control scheme that borrowed cues from Halo. Introduce a sequel with GOW mechanics and the end result will be far better second time around.

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