While Gears of War ended far too abruptly and left PEOWW rather disappointed with the length, the sequel is quite the opposite. In creating Gears of War 2, Epic have taken on board every criticism of the previous game. It's the perfect length, the set-pieces are stunning and Horde mode provides hours of fun with friends. At times it makes the original feel like a mere tech demo and is without a doubt one of the best games available on the 360. This is a lesson to other developers on how a sequel should be.