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Compare Gears of War: Ultimate Edition's facelift to the original game

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It's easy to let nostalgia distort what the games we played almost a decade ago looked like. The most recent example of a possible victim of this tendency would be The Coalition's upcoming Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.

While Ultimate Edition isn't a fully new game, it's not just a cleaner, sharper version of the original. The Coalition and their partners at Splash Damage have gone to a lot of trouble to bring Gears of War into the modern era in a way that doesn't look jarringly different, while also making concessions to the expectations of modern audiences.

Below, you can see for yourself, using our slider tool to see the original Gears of War, in 720p on Xbox 360, and in 1080p on Xbox One after the Ultimate Edition treatment.