Gears of War 2 for Xbox 360
Xbox 360

Gears of War 2

Nov 7, 2008
8.96
playscore
Good
14th of 1221

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Epic Games
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

The gears of war continue to turn as Marcus Fenix and his squad of Cogs go back into action in the sequel to Microsoft and developer Epic Games' blockbuster action title. Gears of War 2 continues the story of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad, locked in an increasingly desperate battle against the nightmarish Locust Horde for the survival of humanity. The game promises to be an epic saga of survival, loss, and retribution. Just as Gears of War set the standard for high-definition visuals, Gears of War 2 raises the bar even further with the amazing technological advances of Unreal Engine 3, delivering a bigger, badder, and more intense experience as the story continues.

Gamer Reviews

253489 Reviews
8.99
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0 review
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Jan 27, 2021
Expanding on the first game in meaningful and exciting ways, "Gears 2" is a fast-paced, brutal, and exciting shooter. It's "cover shooting" mechanic is influential and remains a fun experience.
Feb 29, 2020
Even though Gears of War 3 is the best entry in the series I liked this one the most. The story and gameplay is simply amazing.
Kamil Jakubowski

Kamil Jakubowski

Mar 25, 2021
9.00
Kishore Sainath

Kishore Sainath

Mar 14, 2021
8.80
Logan deDelley

Logan deDelley

Feb 20, 2021
7.00
Yannis Spirou

Yannis Spirou

Jul 2, 2020
9.10
Ronan Gilfillan

Ronan Gilfillan

Dec 23, 2020
8.50

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

14 Reviews
8.93
9.50
Nate AhearnNov 06, 2008
It has non-stop action, fresh gameplay, varied environments, an engrossing storyline, multiplayer that will have people busy for years to come, and some of the nastiest and coolest kills I've seen in a videogame. It has its flaws when it comes to the technical side of multiplayer and the last act of the campaign and the voice acting might turn some off. Still, none of that comes close to holding back Gears of War 2 from its destiny: being one of the best games available on the Xbox 360.
Jeff GerstmannNov 03, 2008
It's clear that no one set out to break things that worked before, and the most dramatic steps were taken in an effort to widen the game's appeal to players who might not be good enough to play it, otherwise. But it takes on this task without dumbing itself down and alienating the people who already liked the first game. Academically, it's interesting to see this balancing act in motion. But all you really need to know is that Gears of War 2 is a terrific, kick-ass shooter with enough stuff in it to keep you busy for a pretty long time.
Jim SterlingNov 10, 2008
Gears of War 2 is a game that actually accomplishes what most sequels strive to do, which is to be better than their predecessors in every way possible. Gears 2 is a thrilling experience that does all the right things. It has an engaging shooting mechanic, excellent presentation, and a hard-hitting demeanor that both excites and delivers. The multiplayer mode will easily keep you engaged for many months to come.

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