Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)

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AKA: GOW2 - Genre: Shooter - Third Person Shooter - Publisher: Microsoft - Developer(s): Epic Games - Age Rating: 18+

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Excellent

Magnificent game, crisp graphics, intense action, ...

Hardcore action may deter some

Gears of War 2 (or GoW2), the creatively named sequel to Gears of War is a computer game available on PC and Xbox360. Both games are essentially science fiction action thriller's tinged with horror, suspense and adrenaline. The game is uses a combination of forst and third person viewpoints in...

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Excellent

“Top Gears (ouch)”

published 17/11/2008

Brainless shooter with incredible production value...

All the originality of a ham sandwich

As much as I enjoyed the original Gears of War, it was kind of like an interactive Steven Segal film; juvenile, exaggerated, and preposterously macho. I half expected meat-headed hero Marcus Fenix to spring out during the closing credits dressed as a Red-Indian Chieftain and belt out YMCA with...

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Excellent

Great gameplay, brilliant multiplayer modes, wide ...

Storyline is on the weak side

Story Gears of War 2 takes place a few months after the Lightmass Bomb was set off at the end of the first game. After a brief period of stability humanity is back in trouble when some of their few remaining cities sink into the ground, with no other explanation the finger is pointed squarely at...

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Excellent

Game graphics, Lightning effects, Improved In-Game...

This game utilises all of my free time. Fast paced...

Gears Of War One word review = Fabulous Sorry to disappoint you people but one word description is just not sufficient enough. I played this game which my friend owned for 4 complete days in both single player mode and co-op mode and i must say that both versions of gameplay simply rocks, but...

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Excellent

Goriness, Explicitness and Rawness

You Guessed it...None!

Everything you could ask for in a game. Very difficult game which combines tactics and skills with an 18 rated onslaught of gore, violence and adrenaline. I awaited the release of this Game on the edge of my seat and basically, I'm only reviewing it now because i've been playing it so much. The...

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Excellent

Same exciting Gears action you know and love.

Fiddly controls in vehicular sections

Epic's first Gears of War was a breakout success and its stop and pop game style and incredible graphics gave it immediate status secured it as a triple a franchise. A sequel was inevitable, and while Gears of War 2 doesn't really change the wining formula that much, the shier scale of the game...

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Excellent

Very replayable

Killed too many times by that darn chainsaw

I was scared to play the original Gears of War: I will admit it. I saw footage on YouTube; I heard about all the accolades and awards the game won. I also heard that the game was a "tactical shooter". In my mind the term means strategically tapping buttons and having hundreds of different...

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Super

Some hugely enjoyable missions, well-designed sett...

2D characterisation, nonsense plot, some samey gam...

One of the things that immdiately makes Gears of War 2 stand out among other run-of-the-mill shooters is its high level of gore. This game pulls no punches - grenades will literally destroy you or your enemies and the frequently helpful chainsaw bayonette will saw your enemies into bits amidst a...

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Super

Great fun to play, high detail graphics, some good...

Almost exactly like the first gears of war

Gears of war 2, what's changed? Gears of war 2 is a third person, futuristic, blood thirsty, shoot 'em up. Featuring very high detailed graphics and great sound effects. The game starts with the lead characters Marcus and Dom from the original Gears of War. But this time you are joined by a new...

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Super

Jaw dropping cinematics and gripping story with a ...

Creates more questions than answers about the stor...

"Gears of War 2" is the sequel to one of the Xbox 360's best selling first person shooter, Gears of War released in 2006. Finally after much anticipation number two is out, but I'm still not quite sure if I like it. The Story Ermmm. I'm not actually quite sure but here's what I managed to grasp...

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Super

“Tom's Reviews”

published 02/03/2009

Graphics, Style of play, Character development.

maybe a little short

G.O.W.2 when i first played it was such a fluent game in many aspects and had much more of a emotional side to it, especially as watching the adverts on television with the amazing visual and audio representation. originally i thought this would be excactly like the first one and with not many...

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Super

“my gears of war 2 review”

published 01/12/2008

great graphics, Fun

Slow matchmaking

Campaign I really enoyed the first campagin but as money reviewers stated it was quite short and the ending did annoy some. Thankfully the story is much better off this time round. The story follows macrus and dom on an emotional story to finish off the locust and find doms wife maria...

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Excellent

“Can't get enough Gears”

published 09/12/2008

Campaign, online, graphics, experience

None

Gears of War, burst upon the scene with a groundbreaking TV advert. With a character who I found out later to be Marcus Fenix being chased by a huge spider thing which turned out to be a Corpser. All of this unknown to me before the release of Gears of War 1. Also unknown to me was the fact that...

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Excellent

Superb graphically, Gameplay

Occasionally suffers from lag online

After the first installment that was the brilliance Gears of War, much hype and pressure was placed upon this second installment to release a second masterpiece. And Gears of War 2 hasnt just prevented itself from falling at the second hurdle, its leaped over and chainsawed this hurdle and...

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Excellent

Good plot, graphics, polished gameplay

None

Gears of war 2 is the long awaited sequel to the massive game which helped give the xbox 360 some valuable points in the console war. Years later the sequel does the same where everything has been improved The story is very good by game standards as a professional writer has come on board just...

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