YahooGames writes: "Hands-on time with the newest Gears of War proves this episode to be more brutal and generally bad-ass than its forerunner. And we have Epic Games' guarantee that it'll last a lot longer this time. So… hooah!
If you ran a mile from the teenage kicks offered in the first Gears of War you'll catch an express train to avoid the sequel. But those of us who loved the overblown comic violence of Gears, the sheer animal spectacle of it, will want to marry GOW2."