GamePro writes: "Released in 2006, Gears of War became the first bonafide smash hit for the fledgling Xbox 360. It instantly popularized an aggressive new breed of shooter, one in which finding cover and laying down suppressive fire are just as important as shooting straight. With its elaborate graphics, gushing gore, and pin-prick precise combat, Gears of War quickly inspired a wave of similar shooters, inferior though they were.
Now Gears of War 2 is planning a full-scale blitzkrieg on the Xbox 360 this fall, and I got an exclusive opportunity to play through the first of five acts. And I'm happy to report that what I played was astounding."