Gears of War 2 Image
Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 90 Critics

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 2557 Ratings

Summary: Gears of War 2 builds upon the gameplay of the first title in every way. First, the scope of the action is bigger: new characters, more weapons, nastier enemies, bigger vehicles, and grander locales offer more action, more emotion, and more thrills. Next, every major aspect of the game has been refined to create heightened, more immersive experiences. Finally, the overall tone of Gears of War 2 is more badass: replete with new weapon-specific executions, chainsaw duels, and shocking boss fights. Gears of War 2 raises the graphics bar for next-generation games through its breathtaking visual effects, which are made possible through advances in Unreal Engine 3. New visual effects include ambient occlusion, dynamic shadows, improved character lighting, the ability to render hundreds of on-screen characters simultaneously, improved water physics, additional blood and bullet decals, advanced destructible environments, new weather effects, and the introduction of fluid objects. When combined with the sweeping vistas and evocative locales in the world of Sera where the Gears of War 2 story unfolds, these additions help make this the most gorgeous game available this generation. Gears of War 2 continues to push deep, immersive storytelling in video games to greater heights. Humanity's epic battle for survival is felt on both the personal and epic levels as you explore multiple story arcs that introduce new characters and flesh out the histories of familiar ones. A new in-game conversational camera system also helps bring the compelling story to life in a cinematic fashion. [Microsoft]
Rating: M
Official Site: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/splash/g/gearsofwar2/
Developer: Epic Games
Genre(s): Other Shooters
Number of Players:1-2 Players
ESRB Descriptors:Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Offline Modes:Competitive, Cooperative, Team Oriented
Connectivity:Broadband Only
Online Modes:Competitive, Cooperative, Team Oriented
Resolution:1080i, 1080p, 720p, Widescreen
Number of Online Players:10 Players Online
Cast Credit
Cliff Bleszinski Lead Designer
Carolyn Seymour Voice Of Locust Queen (Myrrah)
Ray Davis Lead Programer
Nan McNamara Voice Of Anya Stroud
Jamie Alcroft Voice Of Victor Hoffman
Carlos Ferro Voice Of Dominic Santiago
Lester Speight Voice Of Augustus Cole
Courtney Ford Maria Santiago(Voice)
Rob Fergusson Sr. Producer
Robin Atkin Downes Voice Of Minh Young Kim
John DiMaggio Voice Of Marcus Fenix
Fred Tatasciore Voice Of Damon Baird
Michael Gough Voice Of Anthony Carmine
Michael Gough Voice Of Anthony Carmine
Dee Bradley Baker Voice Of General RAAM
Peter Jason Voice Of Dizzy Wallin
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