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Gears of War 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and usability. The design and gameplay are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the size and controls. There are some mixed reviews about the single player gameplay.

graphics, gameplay, design, usability, price

story, controls, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Gears of War 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 123 reviews)

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Gears of War 2

 

The throne of the best first-person shooter has long been occupied by Halo 3, but Gears of War 2 is the usurper for 2009at least for those who can handle the extra blood and the sometimes melodramatic back story. You play a gear (marine) leading a team...

Dizzyingly beautiful video-game violence, backed by an actual story line for the campaign. Multiplayer options

Halo lovers will need to learn new controls

The hokey and gory moments in Gears of War 2 don't take away from great game play.

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Gears of War 3: Raam's Shadow DLC review: Raam some COG with the best Gears DLC yet

 

The latest Gears 3 DLC turns back the continuity clock for an all new post E-Day adventure, starring Zeta squad and the notorious General Raam

Even though it's short, pricey and put together by some sort of writing B-team, Raam's Shadow is the best Gears of War 3 DLC yet. It's as dense and athletically paced as the best moments of the series, and offers something entirely new in the form of...

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Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow DLC review [Xbox 360]

 

Set back in the city Ilima, Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow follows the journey of Zeta squad preceding the events of the original Gears of War. Taking place shortly after Emergence Day, the Locust are confident and aggressive, burrowing topside from...

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Gears of War 3 Weekend Event Details

 

Have you been enjoying the weekend events coming from Gears of War 3? Good, this weeks event arrives in the form of the ?Blades and Nades? playlist

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Gears of War 3 Review

 

This game is a must-have for fans of the series, but keep away if you haven't been fond of the first two. While new features are lacking, overall refinement and polish make this game great in almost every respect.

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Gears of War 3 is the “Fastest Pre-Selling Xbox Exclusive”

 

Microsoft have revealed the pre-order numbers for Xbox 360 exclusive Gears of War 3 and they're not surprising anyone. The game has currently sold 1.3 million pre-orders and according to Microsoft, this gives the game the title of fastest pre-selling...

The season pass overall will cost 2400 Microsoft points and will be available September 20

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Gears of War 3 Achievements Officially Revealed

 

It appears the achievements for the fast approaching Gears of War 3 title have been revealed today through 360achievements website

Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement

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Gears of War 3 preview

 

The locust mode is reminiscent of the Half-Life (1) mod Natural Selection, at least to me. The concept of playing as aliens who level up to become more powerful against space marines is already a tried and true formula so I expect this will be no...

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Gears of War 2 Reviewed for Xbox 360

 

Most of the controls like the original are contextual, a is rodeo run, a is cover, a is pick up a locust, y is execute (which confused me for a while!) the game modes expand on the game with a horde mode where you have to survive wave after wave of...

The first game had an amazing soundtrack which to me really stood out, the sound is very good and all the familiar noises are there but to me personally the score doesn't seem as refined as the first.

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GOW Online Play not Perfect but Damn Good!

 

The online play is basically what makes this game. This title is still beautiful and interesting and can be challenging in its campaign mode but playing this game without Xbox live with human backup and human enemy is like playing halo without master...

Well I think that just about covers the online stuff, See you on the battlefield.

Product Specifications

Gears of War 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the 4.7 million-selling blockbuster third-person tactical action game, and one of the most popular Xbox 360 games in history. Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of Gears of War, and thrusts you back into a deep and harrowing story of humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. Gears of War 2 is developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360. Continue the story of Marcus Fenix, a reluctant war hero, as he leads Delta Squad on a series of perilous and adrenaline-pumping missions. Gears of War 2 blends a best-in-class third-person shooter with unsurpassed high-definition visuals, all layered on top of an engaging story of survival, loss, and retribution.

Game

Context:Science-fiction
Elements:Action - third person tactical shooter
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
Online Play: Yes
PEGI Content Descriptors:PEGI Online
PEGI Rating:18+

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Model:2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gears of War

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Distribution Media:DVD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:Microsoft Xbox 360
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action

Software Family

Microsoft Family:Games