Meaning no disrespect to People Can Fly's Gears of War Judgment, the arrival of Gears of War 4 feels like much more of an event than its predecessor.

That may be down to Gears 4 not focusing on Baird - easily the franchise's most irritating character - of course, or at a push one could claim it's down to this release being a numbered sequel and not a spin-off. Doubtless for a lot of fans, however, the main appeal of Gears of War 4 will stem from the return of the much celebrated Horde mode.

Horde 3.0 is by all accounts rather different to previous incarnations, including barrier placement and character classes for the first time. Eager to check it out - and, apparently, to show ourselves up - Ian and I took to Horde 3.0 in order to test our mettle against countless waves of enemies.

Well, I say countless - what I really mean is seven. We gave up on wave seven. And we were playing on casual. Nonetheless, this video should give you a decent feel for what Gears of War 4 has to offer. We'll have lots more to show off later this week, so keep your eyes peeled.

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Johnny is one quarter of the Eurogamer video team - specifically the part that looks like it comes from East London. He loves pen and paper role playing games, his dog Watson, and pretty much any video game with a bit of grimdark to it. You are almost certainly pronouncing his surname incorrectly.