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

253496 Reviews
8.99
whatoplay
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.
Yannis Spirou

Yannis Spirou

Jul 2, 2020
9.00
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
Ronan Gilfillan

Ronan Gilfillan

Dec 23, 2020
8.50

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

14 Reviews
8.93
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.
Tom OrryNov 03, 2008
Some people will no doubt criticise Gears of War 2 for what it's not. It's not as emotionally deep as other games on the market, it's not a 30 hour + epic and it's not art in video game form, but is arguably the greatest action game ever created. In a year full of incredible games, Gears of War 2 sits triumphantly at the very top.

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