OXM UK has reviewed Gears of War 2 and given it 9/10.
The review is in the latest issue of OXM UK, which has gone on sale today, and they say "we reckon it's the biggest blockbuster you'll see this year."
9/10 from an Xbox magazine for Gears2 isnt looking good.
....to say exactly the same thing when resistance 2 launches. OXM give honest reviews in my book, and 9/10 is an excellent score. I dont know what your idea of a good score is.
I recall people saying that Resistance 2 wasn't sh!t compared to Gears 2, and that Gears will pwn all this holiday. A 9/10 for Resistance is just proving you Xbutz wrong. For such a big title, the flagship title for the 360, this score is disappointing. Not even a 9.5,9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4?? LOL LMAO X-butz, assed out, again. Gears 1.5 confirmed. Note: I am in the Resistance 2 beta, and it rocks! Fun competitive online and co-op. The campaign will be the iceing on the cake, baby. Can't wait!! Bigger improvement over Resistance 1. The weapons and gameplay are much more refined and FUN. @dro: Nah. Eurogamer gave the first one an 8/10. So, Gears 2 will probably get the same score or a 7. LMAO. @Sena Kobayakawa: Do you remember all the 10's Halo got? I sure do. Anything less is a disappointment, especially for a flagship title. Don't forget, this is also the OFFICIAL XBOX MAGAZINE.
i was expecting a 10 from them!!!! this shows gears wll be getting loads 8 from reviews. but eurogamer will give it a 10
Take Notes people. sonyrep wrote: "For such a big title, the flagship title for the 360, this score is disappointing." 9/10 is dissapointing now WTF is going on in your head? this isnt even funny , I dont feel like writing the MAX SPEED line on this one
...the P.C version out next year will get a 10/10!!! ;-D
I'll wait for the Better P.C version!!!;)
(Saying that the Videos i watched made me feel ill, the camera jerking alover the place, it didn't do it for me really, i'll pass on this one!!!)
You'll pass on it because it's not like you'll be able to play it anyway, moron.
the bots are in fully damage control mode today xD
Shiatass ending. Honestly who the hell does cliffy turd now thinks that he is. He was biatchslapping how MGS4 is slow and all but his game is even slower. MGS4 gave us the most epic 2 hour ending of the current gen. GeOW2 has a shiatas ending which is the exact same as GeOW1. The game is ridiculously glitchy and its clear that the game is not DONE. They pushed this game in November release so they could benefit from the holiday sales but what they are doing is actually screwing consumers. And then the multi player. Damn, ridiculously slow. I cant see how anyone can play that and enjoy themselves after COD4. Its just not hectic, intense, chaotic and warlike enough. Should have known when its 5v5.
Well well well!
Oh hell, look what youve done, u made Sena mad! Jeez, spoiled all my fun. NO MAX SPEED THIS TIME MAKES ME SAD. OH YEAH, THAT WHAT YOU ALL WANTED? MAKE CLOUDSEND SAD? OH YEAAAH SURE! CMON! Jeez i gonna buy it anyways.. I love to chop those f*cking Locust with my Lancer... IM GOING TO ANOTHER THREAD MAX-CONFUSED BOUT 9/10 BEING A BAD SCORE!
Gears 2 is not coming to PC Also a 9/10 is not bad at all, better than what I can say for Haze.
The whole point is that Gears1.5 SUPPOSED to be XBOX360 SAVIOR this year since all they have is "FLOPS" arcoss the board, ZERO AAA - NOT EVEN FABLE2 Add to that, LBP getting 10s and 95/96 meta-critic arcoss the board 9/10 FOR A FLAGSHIP GAME = HORRIBLE, get it? You lose, bots. You can rub all the flops PS3 has but REMEMBER, XBOX360 has FLOPS too Flops don't define a console, GREAT AAA games DOES!!!!!!!!!! And what do you know? PS3 this year has MGS4 and LBP already, all way above 90% FABLE didn't relieved (<90% meta critic, NOT AAA) and Gears1.5 received a 90% EXACT in the XBOT MAGAZINE, it's pretty much NOT GONNA GET AAA STATUS with more REVIEWS (LBP received 6 perfect 10s before the first none perfect score, btw). Of course, BOTS will still buy this game BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE DUHHHHH all great EXCLUSIVES (highest scores) BELONG TO THE ps3 this year. You lose, BOTS.
Interesting, let the flaming begin, omg it didnt get a perfect 10. Im actually impressed with OXM lately, they do give good reviews. I predict mostly 9s and 9.5s. Average of about 9.2
Waiting for other reviews.
No game is perfect, the highest I would have rated a game this year is 9.8. Regardless its still a great game, lately reviews have been better and not everybody is caught up in the hype anymore.
EDITED: No game deserves a 10.9.8 would be the maximum i would give a game because no matter how good you feel a game is there is always a way to improve it.
This little place they call the third rock from the sun, a score of 9 is very good if not awesome. Looks like this will be another great game to add to the pain my wallet is going through right now. lol
It's good to be a gamer!
interesting boobs indeed
Dead space received a 6.5 from OXM. ENOUGH SAID. And haha another 360 exclusive receives a 9 from OXM. WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED!!!! Interesting how Fallout 3 received a higher score and interesting how GeOW2 didnt got a 10 from the OFFICIAL xbox magazine. Rofl I fear that GeOW2 is truly an overhyped piece of POS.
On a side note...hahahahahaha! "a piece of pos".... Do you know what the p and the o stand for?or do you just like being redundant? This website doesn't care about your opinion. Try and stick to one user acccount.
No game is perfect. That doesn't mean no game deserves a 10.
A 10 is for a game being the best it can be at this point in time.
The year later than might only be worth a 9.5.
If the gaming experience is a 10 out of 10, then the game is a 10, even if there are minor things you would like to see changed.
Didn't they also give Fable 2 and 8.0? Are they sure they're the Official Xbox 360 magazine?
I agree with OXM's score. The game is a 9/10. Doesn't deserve any less, but unfortunately doesn't deserve more. Great gameplay, graphics are excellent, characters as crazy as ever, but storyline is good not amazing. First day Purchase (even though I beat it already)
OXM is pretty HARSH on them 360 games these days man...
I aint no fanboy but i am glad i chose the xbox360 this holiday.. Fable, Gears, Banjo..
And I own a ps3 ;) .. i have the Resistance beta.. but that looked pretty ugly (same as part 1) and is pretty boring..
Though imma get LBP maiin.. i would at least like tot try that game .. cuz my ps3 has been eating dust for a year now xD becuz i hate MGS xD sooo no much choise
G 1.9 marinelife9 OXM gave the game a 9.5/10, OXM UK gave it a 8/10
opm is same way. They give low score but they are very detail in reviews. They don't hide fault. I like both OPM and OXM. IGN is another reliable source for me.
Let the flaming begin?
You posted first setting that tone, only one type of fan would make a big deal of it.
Spare us your predictions lol.
It's a 9 because they expected to see a bigger jump. Epic kind of outdone themselves with Gears 1 visuals and now the 2nd comes out with the same Unreal Engine 3 it isn't all that groundbreaking or different compared to the 1st one. Alright Fable got a 9.5 from the same magazine and only has a metacritic of 8.9 the last time i checked, so if that's any indication Gears 2 is going to get around a 9 as well and maybe even lower.
Official PlayStation Magazine was honest and gave HAZE a 3! I still don't trust any of the consoles "official magazines" though. My most trusted are: IGN, EuroGamer, and sometimes XPLAY(I like to hear why they gave something a certain score before I trust their reviews). GameSpot gave R&C Future: ToD a 7.5! Like WOW WTF?! IGN is by far the most trustworthy but still not 100%. The gave GTAIV a 10 overall and a 10 in graphics...are you fvcking kidding me? The pop-in on the 360 version of GTAIV was absurd and even though the PS3 version ran slightly smoother with less pop-in, the graphics were no where near a 10! They gave everything in GTAIV a 10! The sound was not amazing and the story was pretty good but not as good as the reviewer said - "the story is Oscar quality"...wow! GTAIV getting a 10 made MGS4s 10 not look as amazing. IGN was clearly paid a little something under the table.
i cant stop looking at your avatar Deee187 lol
ON TOPIC: as long as its just as entertaining as the 1st one, then its a perfect 10 for me. I mean if gears one kept ppl playing since 2006, then i know this will do the same more than likely. an it may not be a HUGE improvement graphically but it damn sure isn't ugly, add hours of non stop fun online and I say it deserves a 10.
BTW I wasn't serious about trusting EuroGamer! They are so inconsistent and almost alway have an opposite opinion to everyone else! IGN FTW!
And ur a noob, glad we got that out of the way.
Aw, look at the little badass.
9/10 is far from the flop a few people were predicting this game to be. Fanboys just stop the wreckless bashing. I know true gamers will enjoy the game and even if they dont like it as much because its not their type of game they will atleast give the game props it deserve Im of to another thread with my MAX SPEED! edit: Funniest thing about the peope who are pressing the Disagree button you all own a PS3.
I'm a ps3 fanboy but Gears 2 is my most wanted game then LBP. Some people just can't like a game because it's on another console.
It's good to own both consoles.
I clicked the agree button and I own a ps3 ONLY. Suddenly I regret my choice.
Who in their crack head minds said Gears 2 will flop? Even if Gears 2 was Gears 1.00009, it'd still sell millions and people will still enjoy every bit of it. Though it's not perfect, it's still a must have 360 game.
Gears2 will be a great game and 9/10 isn't a bad score at all but after they gave farcry a 7 I really don't trust their reviews.
You don't trust them now y'say?
It's a conspiracy ay?
nice biggest blockbuster of the year? i dunno about that, but it'll be good
In terms of sales it probably will be the biggest. I still think I'll get more enjoyment out of LBP and Fallout 3 than anything though.
Dont forget we had GTA this year...that will probably win in sales. Gears will very likely get 2nd place. (im not counting the Wii Fit)
i bet sony boys are gonna be comin soon sayin this is a flop.... but really come on. A 9/10 is excellent. but ofcourse they have 2 rebound cuz socom did bad...so thet gotta trash on sutin...plus this game is goin down in history rite bside halo 3
No need to get defensive and bring up socom brotha, 9/10 is a good score and like chuk5 points out, they gave gears1 the same score. Let's just all be happy that it doesn't suck ass and that it is all we expected it to be.
but 9 is a good score. It ALWAYS was a good score. Ill let you decide who I personally think started this score crap this gen. Ill give you a hint: they quote a lot of metacritic like its the be all and end all of gaming. Its not easy to surpass the original WOW factor that new ip's have; that given this is a very very good score and reflectively better than the first because they were up against it this time with so many quality games including its own predecessor to be compared to.
Why the hell would a 9 be a flop! It's massively higher, it's 9/10 of the way to full marks. If I got that kind of percent in my exams I'd be a very very *Gasps for air* very very happy man. People are just overcritical. The only good score anymore is above a 10.
...I even said it was a good score. 9/10 is a damn good score. Why should it be called a flop?
Im a massive gears fan and i only own a 360 but i find the statement "the best blockbuster you will see this year" a bit strange considering it only receieved a 9, i have no doubt it will be sh1t hot but for it to be the biggest blockbuster surley a 9.8 at least is required
So now we regard 9/10 as only.
The correct quote is: "biggest blockbuster you'll see this year". Not best, biggest. As for it being the biggest blockbuster of the year there really is no doubt that it will be just that, the best selling exclusive game on consoles. If you disagree with this comment please explain why. EDIT @ below: Exactly, I'm talking mostly about sales, but obviously marketing and media presence is part of it as well.
Milo - How do you define "biggest" blockbuster?
Biggest marketing push i.e biggest media presence?
I'm guessing you mean sales...?
Not a perfect game after all...
dumbasses they couldn't give it a 10 and maintain their credibility, so they gave it a 9 to seem like they weren't paid by M$. funny, if they gave it a 10, how all u moron droids would have called that one. "derrr derrrr of course it's a 10 derrrrrrrrrrrr M$ pays their salary!!!111 teh celll!!!! face it. gears 2 will be goty. if not game of this generation. it gears 2 gets a 9, expect R2 to get a 4.
Gears 2 sales = X
LBP Sales = Y
Resistance 2 Sales = Z
X = Y + Z
Well, I must admit, I didn't expect less (or more) from Gears 2. After all the videos I've seen, it looks more or less the same, and since the first game was hit, then the second would be too if they kept the things that made Gears 1 such a popular game. And this is coming from a "sony boy".
More of the same greatness that we know and love. and if you're bored: http://www.newgrounds.com/p...
Let it be known that they gave gears 1 a 9/10
But then what did the famous B,B and B quote from cliffy mean?
Standards have been raised since the first gears, so for it to achieve the same score today it would have to be B, B, and more B. I guess.
I've only finished the first chapter, but based on that Id say a 9 is pretty fair, it's an excellent game which is only spoilt by it's predecessor, Gears 1 made such an impact it's difficult for the sequel to do the same.
So many great games over the next few month. We're really being spoilt.
you dirty pirate! ahah nice to hear its going good regardless
Ha, no, it's my friends, he brought his console and the game over.
@ Final RPG, we'll all be buying retail copies upon release also.
Breaking News: It's OK to pirate games! Just as long as your friend does it for you.
I'm with Fishy on this one, I beat the game with my friend's pirated 360. But I'm going to buy the full retail copy. This game deserves it. And I agree with you Fishy. Gears 1 blew my mind away with it's intense graphics, gameplay, and just overall badassness. But you're right, we're so spoiled from the last one. Gears 2 just didn't have the same impact. It's a lot of the same with different environments. Nonetheless, as I keep saying again and again to the haters. It's still a must-buy 360 game.
Oh cmon Sena, let those people be! Dont get on their Niveau. YOU ARE MADE FOR BETTER THINGS! DO SOME TOUCHDOWNS BABY!
after the first gears, i am expecting more in terms of story,graphic(epic said that they were rushed the first time around and that this is what gears1 shoould have been" and the amount of "enemies that really counting on screen" fighting against you. i seen a lot of videos on this game and it is not the leap of faith that i thought they were going to take with this game in part two..
the horde mode
i watched the horde video. the five cog could stayed in the bacony and reached level 100. all they had to do is drop the shield by the stairs and use the hammer of dawn on all the enemies below with suppressing machine gun fire ect.... i only seen about 5 enemies at a time charging the 5 cog players... the locust queen looks like the ice princess in the movie narnia. there is more to talk about but that is all the time i have right now. okay two more last things.. lol
The faculty monster at the end is just lame!!! epic should wait for the next xboxs or switch consoles because something is wrong here!!!! a quick fix is to make the game and online game only and keep the story mode in the "trash" for the next gears... i just being honest...