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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: Name: Gears of War 2 Genre: Third-Person Shooter Platform: Xbox 360 Check out the Video Review. I’ll admit it, I hated on the original Gears of War a little bit when it was released. I just didn’t get why it was so popular, but after putting more time into it I realized its brilliance, mainly from the cooperative play. The graphics were outstanding for its day, and still hold up against most shooters.
Excerpt: Gears of War rocked, Gears of War 2 rocked even more and now gamers must wait until Gears of War 3 until they receive their next science fiction adventure that pays homage to movies such as Starship Troopers and Aliens.