Gears of War 3: Raam's Shadow Review

.box_heights { width: 610px; margin-bottom: 30px; }

Release Date: 20/01/2012

Raam's Shadow was released on the 13th of December 2011 and puts you in Llima City, before the events of Gears of War 1, shortly after E-Day as the Locust Horde sweeps aside all human resistance.

What's in Raam's Shadow?

Raam's Shadow contains both the COG and the Locust perspective, on events within Llima city and the events that unfold there.

  • The COG - Reuniting you with some old (younger looking) friends in the form of Tai Kaliso and Lt. Minh Young Kim, and introducing Michael Barrick from the Gears of War comics and a new lady-gear Alicia Velera to complete Zeta squad. You're currently tasked with evacuating civilians out of Llima City, before the Kryll (yay Kryll!) eat everything!
  • The Locust - You are General Raam, and this DLC really puts you firmly in his wall smashing, car hurling boots. You have a swarm of Kryll at your disposal and (in our opinion) the most brutal Execution, we've yet done, and in the violent universe of Gears of War that's a decent Exectuion. As Raam, you lead a covert team (read: big stompy Maulers) under simple instructions from the Locust Queen Myrrah, Summon seeders, and fill the sky with black ink and Nemacyst and block out the sun, to allow the Kryll to attack with impunity, and ravage the city of Llima.
General Raam Executes a Gear of the COG in the latest Gears of War 3 DLC Raam's Shadow

How does it play?

Raam's Shadow feels like all the good bits of Gears of War 1, but with all the tweaks and crisp visuals that Gears of War 3 gave us, along with the four player co-op and the new weaponry such as retro lancers and one shots (watch out Raam).

Much of the gameplay is like GoW1, surrounded on all sides, in a urban environment leaving you fighting for your life and the next check point it's a refreshingly enjoyable experience. But then it mixes it up with really interesting Wretch and Ticker levels that will offer a challenge to anyone.

Raam's Shadow is around 3 hours in length and also offers an extremely atmospheric experience, that is only heightened by the inevitability of the outcome, we know that the city will die, right from the very beginning and watching Zelta squad battle their way through Llima, knowing how events will unfold in the later games add a real sense of tragedy to the proceedings.


3 hours of campaign play, additional multiplayer character & weapon skins as well as access to General Raam, the biggest baddest boy in Sera! A great atmospheric, story-based experience and one that no Gears fan should miss! Out now for 1200 Microsoft points, pick up your points, grab your DLC and enjoy totally new Gears of War 3 experience.

General Raam in the latest Gears of War 3 DLC Raam's Shadow
Show more Show less

Pegi Rating:

Suitable for people aged and over.



Customer Rating:

No rating yet



Our Warehouse team are working hard to process all orders whilst operating in line with strict guidance on social distancing. Once your order has been processed and is ready to be shipped delivery timescales will apply. You will receive notifications on the progress of your order by email.

Please note: Click & Collect is currently not available in England or Wales.
We have a wide range of Delivery options, please see the table below.

Delivery type Delivery Time Cost
Standard Orders 2 working days** £4.99
Pre-Orders 1 working day** £4.99
Priority Insured* Pre-orders For Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S 1 working day** £19.99
Console Pre-orders For Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S 1 working day** £14.99
Console Pre-orders For Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S 2 working days** £9.99
Next Day incl. Saturday (Royal Mail Tracked 24) 1 working day** £7.99 per order
Next Day (DPD Tracked) 1 working day** £9.99 per order
Next Day (pre 12pm) (DPD Tracked) 1 working day** £11.99 per order
Saturday (DPD Tracked) 1 working day** £10.99 per order
Click & Collect 1-2 working days £4.99
(Pay online, delivered to store, plus receive a £5 voucher to spend in store when you collect)
Click & Collect Console Pre-Orders PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S 1-2 working days £9.99 per order
(Pay online, delivered to store, plus receive a £5 voucher to spend in store when you collect)
Click & Reserve 2 hours from order FREE
(Order online, pick up and pay in store)
For items ordered from Marketplace sellers, please refer to their specific delivery types, times & cost

Small Print


• Order up to 4pm for next day delivery and up to 7pm for same day dispatch


• Orders placed before 7pm receive next day dispatch. Monday to Friday, except on Bank Holidays.


• Orders placed after 7pm Friday to 1pm Sunday will be dispatched Sunday


• Whilst we will do everything we can to meet the delivery times above, there may be factors outside of our control and we cannot guarantee delivery within this timeframe


• Working day definition: Monday-Friday (Excludes Weekends and Bank Holidays)


• Digital purchases are excluded from the total order value for tracked courier services.


*Subject to customer submitting a Royal Mail Lost in Transit claim via GAME customer services and Royal Mail validating such claim, Priority Insured Delivery entitles customer to either;

a) a free of charge replacement console, and a partial refund of £50 to the original method of payment; or

b) a full refund of the price paid for the console ordered and the £19.99 delivery charge (payable to original method of payment), together with £50 compensation (payable at customer’s choice, either by BACS, Cheque or onto a GAME Gift card).

Please note that Royal Mail’s Lost in Transit claim procedure can take up to 21 days to complete.

**Remote Area Delivery Times


• Deliveries to non-mainland UK addresses and remote locations (such as the Scottish Isles, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands) may take longer to reach you.


To see all of our delivery options click here

Sign up for a GAME Reward Account online for FREE, via the GAME App or in your local store.

Earn points whenever you trade-in or buy at GAME. Use your points to save on the stuff you want in-store.

Join Today - £3 per Month

Join GAME Elite today and earn up to 10% points back with GAME Elite - Our exclusive membership service from GAME. With extra points and more cash to spend, this deal is seriously on point.

Our promise to you - you can’t lose – join today and if you receive less points back from purchases than the fee you have paid for your membership for 12 months, we will give you the difference back in points.

Receive exclusive deals and offers and we will even send you a gift around your birthday.

Key Benefits:
  • 10% points back on all physical games, merchandise and accessories
  • 2% points back on all consoles, PC, VR, phones and tablets
  • 2% points back on trade-in and digital
  • Exclusive deals and offers
  • Birthday gift
  • Our promise to you – you can’t lose

    Terms and conditions apply

    Please note: You will not receive Reward points for your purchase of GAME Elite Membership