Wayne Julian writes:
"Blood and guts aside, there's something very special about the way Gears 2 plays that will just lure you in, and keep you coming back for more. Yes, popping your enemies head off with the Longshot Sniper is most certainly addictive, but it's just the fluidity in the motion, the sound of the head popping off and the quick squirt of blood before your enemies body stumbles to the floor. That's one scenario of an example of what Gears of War 2 is all about. It's simply the gameplay, graphics and sound all being at an incredibly high level and it all seemingly complimenting one another to create one of the most satisfying sci-fi/action experiences currently available in gaming."