The always-entertaining crew at YouTube channel Honest Trailers (aka Smosh Games) has been skewering popular video games for almost a full year now. They've hilariously brought light to the most ridiculous features of major franchises like Mass Effect, Grand Theft Auto, Minecraft, Destiny, Skyrim and many more.

This week, they uploaded their latest masterpiece: an Honest Trailer for the Gears of War trilogy. Video game franchises don't get any more beloved-yet-criticized than Gears of War, so this one is long overdue. Do yourself a favor and set aside four minutes of your day to give this video your undivided attention.

If you've played Gears of War, you'll recognize everything the narrator describes as painfully true. Of course he takes a swipe at the series' despised lack of a "jump" ability, but it's been a few years since the third game ended, so you may have forgotten some of the things about Gears that defied all common sense. If you've never played the series, this trailer will tell you everything you need to know.

There's a bit of colorful language and quite a bit of simulated blood and guts from the game, so it's mildly NSFW:

What can we say? Sometimes, the truth hurts. My only complaint is that the trailer never addresses the series' story, which was rather confusing at times. (It got better by the third game, but I'm still not even sure there was a story in the first one.)

A few choice quotes:

"[It was] so successful, it turned every other game into a third-person shooter starring a big, dumb bro taking cover in a world the same color as Taco Bell poops."

"Delta Squad... are so weighed-down by armor and muscles, they can't even jump — but can somehow still dive-roll like a jaguar ballerina."

"Sera... a world besieged by the Locust — subterranean beasts who are only slightly uglier than Delta Squad. Kill them without mercy for the crime of trying to protect their fuel source from human invaders."

Watch more Honest Trailers on the Smosh Games channel.

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