Gears of War 2 is about as Hollywood-tier as your going to get in the shooter genre. The effective updates of the Unreal 3 Engine make it more realistic. One can only wonder where the 3rd sequel to this franchise will take the Gears. Gears of War 2 shows that it has depth and isn't quite as shallow as skeptics may claim it to be. The dark nature of the story helps convey some of the emotion of the characters making them more human. Once again, Epic Games has shown that its top franchise is a well rounded game that can easily stand the test of time.