Dan Webb writes:
"If Gears of War 2 shipped with Horde alone, I'd buy it. All you need to do is get a decent crew of friends together and this is possibly all you'll ever need. Horde however is only a small fraction of what Gears of War 2 has to offer and it makes the game a more complete package and now seems to boast a mode for every mood. The new weapons and maps that we managed to get some time with were fantastic and Bleszinski even spoke briefly of an avalanche level that sounds utterly destructive. Check back in November to see what we think of the finished product, but for now, get prepared to lose a few hours in November trying to get to wave 50 on Horde."