What Grinds My Gears! – Gears Of War 2: Reviewed (360)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: It’s been a 2 year gap since the first Gears hit the shelves to much critical acclaim. The story was entertaining, if not a little short. The multiplayer was enjoyable, if not lacking a little in variety and substance, but that didn’t stop Epic’s first major foray out of their Unreal comfort zone from becoming a fast selling and much loved hit.
Conclusion: In summation, Gears of War 2 is as good a shooter you've played all year. In fact, it's as good as any shooter you've probably played to date. With its stunning graphical presentation, varied level design and enemies that never get boring are all the ingredients of a game that every Xbox 360 owner should own, and every fan of a shooter should seriously consider investing in.
Conclusion: If you've forgotten just how much fun Gears' 2 multiplayer can be, whether co-op campaign, Horde mode or straight-up ranked play takes your fancy, now would be the time to step back into the fray.
Excerpt: The way that the developer went on about the story of Gears of War 2 you would have thought it was the deepest thing ever, well the reality is very different, as whilst it’s an improvement over the original, it’s not exactly vast enough to announce it from the rooftops with great enthusiasm.
Gears Of War 2 - DLC - All Fronts Collection Review
14 October 2009
Summary: At first glance the latest batch of Gears of War 2 downloadable content ( All Fronts Collections ) may seem a little expensive at 1600ms points but once you realise that it is in fact all previous packs combined into one then it seems to be good value.
Excerpt: It was an escape so close you could practically feel the wind from the passing chainsaw. About two-thirds to three-quarters of the way through , lovable manly men Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago are considering the outside of an underground Locust city. "You know, old sport," reflects Marcus, quite possibly not in a caricatured English accent. "I dare say I've found a way to enter yon heavily guarded edifice undetected.
Conclusion: For a game like Wolfenstein it certainly has the unfortunate problem of having to live up to its legacy. While the single-player is pretty decent experience to have for those looking for a different kind of World War II shooter, the multi-player is a very lackluster affair that probably should have never been added on to the game. Fans of Enemy Territory should stay clear but the game is definitely worth a weekend rent.
Pros: Good campaign to play through, open world gameplay.
Summary: Overall, I found there were a great variety of maps included in Dark Corners and the All Fronts Collection is a mighty sweet combo pack. These 7 maps bring a new flavor to the Gears world of online play. Road to Ruin is not a strong chapter and it’s clear it was deleted for a reason.
Pros: New deleted chapter, every map pack released to date, great maps.
Cons: For those who already purchased any/all of the map packs, All Fronts is not for you.