Gears of War - The Minesweeper plays quite similarly to its namesake, but instead of avoiding mines you would have to actively engage locusts in battle and taking damage for points. You recover a little health for every turn you take, and the strength of a locust determines how much injury you are to receive in each random encounter.

Occasionally you will also come across special items that can restore your health or turn the tide of battle, but a soldier is only allowed to carry one of these at any time. Clearing out an entire area of locusts can be rather difficult, though players can choose to retire with their current score at any time with no penalty for quitting early. The only thing you will be missing out on is the chance to score more points by taking out other locusts.