Summary: My main gripe about this game is it's notorious tendency to cause an open tray error on an XBOX 360. I had never heard of or run across this issue until I bought and returned several copies of this game thinking they were defective. It got so bad I had to physically dismantle my machine and adjust the lasers inside and several other games have gone wonky on me, I blame it all on this title, I swear it has to be cursed.
Summary: I didn't buy this game I just wanted to say this copy is not that rare, i have the same game and like 10 other of my friends also have the same one, the non platinum hits version. even for a "first day print" the price is not worth it. You can find a non platinum copy any where, just because it says first day print that doesn't make it special enough to keep it at the release price 5 years after the game came out.
Summary: I bought this exact Zune, the third in our family, almost exactly a year ago. Unfortunately, I got the dreaded Contact Support error 5 message (look it up, it's a doozie!), and the thing is toast. So i went online to Microsoft to register it (I know, I should have done it last year when i bought it) only to find out that my warranty had expired A YEAR BEFORE I BOUGHT IT.
Summary: I was a huge fan of the first gears of war, and while the campaign is more engaging it's much shorter and not very challenging at all. The MINOR gameplay enhancements are welcome, things like planting grenades as motion tripped mines is neat. The new characters didn't add anything of value to the game. The new weapons are interesting, but everyone still uses the old ones with the exception of the mortar, and very very rarely the grinder.
Buyer Beware- extra content is given through DL code not disc
E. Segal, Amazon
10 September 2009
Summary: Microsoft has pulled a bait and switch or perhaps just really dirty advertising. Either way those of you expecting this to be the Gears 2 version of the 2 disc Gears of War 1 edition; watch out. The game is just a regular cd of Gears 2. All the extra content must be downloaded via live with a code.
Summary: I'm not going to say anything about the game itself. It surely is great and needs no further reviewing. My point is that buyers will have to download the additional content, extra maps etc. (over 800 MB) via an included redeem code - it is not included on the DVD which I find rather disappointing for a "complete collection". Furthermore this download is not available in Germany (or for german IPs) which is even more disappointing for me.