Gears of War is one of the most brutal and at times grotesque of the big-budget AAA shooter market. Gnarled chainsaws strapped to guns and gory creatures exploding in blood after being cut in half… It makes a perfect franchise to combine with the bleakest and and most brooding brand to hit the collectible plastic tat market… Funko Pop.

Gears Pop! was inevitable. It has long been foretold that the sun would eventually die and the earth would grow cold, but instead Funko rose from the earth's crust, heating the temperature of our atmosphere rapidly until we all die in an inferno. Hey, I'm not saying Funko are causing climate change with their figures, but is there a correlation between global temperate rise and their popularity? Absolutely (probably).

Anyway, the Gears Pop! game is pretty good, here are some tips on how to get access to, and win, in Horde mode.

How to access Horde mode

You won't have access to Horde mode immediately, because unlike the other modes in Gears Pop, you actually need to team up with a co-op partner. In order to do that, you'll need a team.

You can create your own team for the cost of 1000 coins (and if you do, please feel free to include your team name in the comments below!) or you can join the team of someone else. Joining a populated team is certainly the fastest way to get to a point where you can join in with horde mode.

Once you're in a decent team, you will need to invite a party member who is online. All online members will get a notification that you want to play, and the rewards are often too good for team mates to resist, so you should hopefully soon be able to get a partner willing to play through the waves of enemies.