When I first got my hands on Gears of War 2, it didn't really feel like a dramatic leap above or beyond the original game. It lead to one of those satisfied feelings of "OK, good, they didn't screw anything up." Then I went back and popped in the original Gears of War for a quick comparison, and that's when I realized how much better Epic's new game was than the last one. Gears of War 2 offers refined gameplay, a better and more interesting campaign, expanded multiplayer, and significantly improved graphics. In short, it's just about everything you'd want out of a sequel.