Split-Screen writes: "Gears of War 2 has been criticised for being a half update, but the game is actually far more than that, and a true continuation to the original, even though it doesn't change the game much. It takes and refines almost everything from the original game, and improves upon it through small, yet significant changes. If you like Gears of War, you will like Gears of War 2. Or rather, if you like either Gears of War, you will like the other, too. But there's been enough tacked on to the game to make it a must have for people with the original game."