If you are a Gears of War fan, this is a great little untold story in the timeline of the series and when you throw in new characters and weapon skins for multiplayer, this is a must have for all fans of the series and is most definitely worth the price tag.
We sure hope Epic Games will continue to develop more singleplayer DLC for Gears of War 3, because RAAM's Shadow was an absolute blast. It is everything that the Gears of War singleplayer fan could hope for. It's unfortunate you will see the credits in less than four hours, but the high replayability makes up for that.
RAAM's Shadow is a must download for every Gears of War gamers, and although the five acts will be finished in two or three hours, the RAAM's portions of the game are interesting from a conceptual point of view.
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It's not bad by any means, it's just a shame none of it feels like something you need to experience; instead, RAAM's Shadow ends up feeling like a bland desert after an incredible feast.
Sustained by the strength of the moment-to-moment play, this add-on packs a punch. While Raam's abilities are arguably too straightforward to sustain a full game, they fit a shorter DLC mission perfectly. Meanwhile, the structure that has you switching between two warring sides as they close in on one another is interesting and well executed, resulting in a strong, worthwhile expansion.
Clocking in at just two and a half hours, Raam's Shadow is quite brief for its $15 price tag. The intense tried-and-true gameplay is there and it has some fun moments, but the story feels insignificant, and it's over before you know it.
A good addition to the Gears of War universe and offers three to four hours of new content. While the dialogue isn't great, new weapons appear in the past, and we've battled countless wretch attacks before, when the credits roll this was a journey worth taking.