Gamespot: Gears of War 2 Review

Gears of War 2 has a lot in common with its predecessor, but the new environments, darker storyline, and epic scale certainly have a lot to offer fans. The new weapons, melee attacks, and co-op options make for a campaign that you'll want to complete a number of times, and the new multiplayer modes give the game variety and longevity. Simply put, Gears of War 2 is a superior shooter that no action fan will want to miss out on.

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tocrazed4you4036d ago (Edited 4036d ago )

Its very similar to its predecessor hence the minus 5 points or 6 off the first one. Nice review about time they get something done right.
One more review to come in for the resistanceeee before this place explodes

Now Loading4036d ago

They deducted all those points cuz the sequel ain't sh*t

C.I.A4036d ago

It just doesn't have the ''Wow!'' factor the first one had,that's why it's not getting 10s from the big dogs

Shaka2K64036d ago

For shame microsucks and failepic there goes your change of getting a candidate for GOTY you had to screw everything up like always HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHA!

chaosatom4036d ago

The score is coming from one of the most biased site towards 360.

As a ps3 owner, I thought they give it atleast a 9.5.

Danja4036d ago

Ever since that whole Kayne & Lynch debacle Gamespot has really gotten it's act together...

For the most part they have started to give very fair reviews , so I wouldn't label them biased 360 reviewers ne more , in 2007 they were though can't argue that.

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sonarus4036d ago

Scored lower than the original

HighDefinition4036d ago

Why do you care, that he cares.

sonarus4036d ago (Edited 4036d ago )

Because that means the game is worse than the first:D

I am buying the game but i just want to know if its worse than the original and from what i am seeing its mostly 9/10 the original was mind blowing in every me anyway...there were certainly big shoes to fill and epic couldn't fill them:(

Silellak4036d ago

Why do you care that he cares that he cares?

And the endless cycle continues.

Silellak4036d ago

IGN rated Gears 2 higher than Gears 1, so what does that mean?

No media site is going to tell you if it's better than the original. Just buy it or rent it, play it, and find out what you think.

Forget media reviews.

Breakfast4036d ago (Edited 4036d ago )

-boo sonarus...

just boo.


Danja4036d ago

Great Score , good review and the score reflects what was said in the review...

DarK-SilV4036d ago

it seems every major site has given Gears2 a 9

DiabloRising4036d ago

Sonarus, don't add to the fanboy problem, please?

Fable 2, Gears 2, Resistance 2, Motorstorm 2 all scored lower at one site then their predecessor, yet in the exact same review was said to be better in every way when compared to their originals.

Yet people still listen to review scores... why?

HighDefinition4036d ago

You wrecked it for me, I was gonna say that next.

Danja4036d ago

They dont listen to reviewers they just look at the score !!!

SuperM4036d ago

Believe it or not, R2 is getting 9.5 from gamespot. Wait and see :P

badz1494036d ago

Gamespot will will give R2 anything higher than 9. but seeing as they rated Gears2 a 9, I think the'll somehow find a way to justify a lower score for R2. but this is no R2 topic so I'm gonna go back to the topic. nice score for Gears2. but this is GS and I was actually expecting a higher score from them. but maybe this time around, the bar has been raised and spewing 10s here and there will totally make them look like too CHEAP!

Hershy9994036d ago

If a sequel to a game came out that was the exact same as it's predecessor except with improved graphics, more maps, and improved gameplay, should it get a better score than its predecessor? No, I think that's what Gamespot thinks of Gears 2. (I haven't played Gears 2 so I don't know)

Bnet3434035d ago

LAMESPOT. Another Lamespot review. They can't review games properly. Gears 2 should of scored higher.

bpac1234567894035d ago

To be honest from what ive seen Gears of War 2 looks better than Resistance 2 (graphics wise). Resistance also has little atmosphere affects and seems to be a little behind when it comes to graphics.

JokesOnYou4035d ago

"Simply put, Gears of War 2 is a superior shooter that no action fan will want to miss out on." -Gamespot

-enough said=


deeznuts4035d ago

Gamespot never has reviews up before a game releases or even on the day a game releases.

What gives? why do they review this one so early?

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vhero4035d ago

terrible score considering gamespot are a 360 biased site. Guess they trying to prove something by giving it lower than 9.5 they lost credibility a long time ago and are trying to gain it back.

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Maxned4036d ago (Edited 4036d ago )

For Gamespot, thats a really good score.

Edit: Yes... MGS4. I thought you ps3 fanboys were challenging Gears of War 2 was worse than Resistance 2. Now that you see that isnt going to well, you just switch to MGS4.
Fine then, as a wii60 gamer, I'll switch to Super Mario Galaxy, the best game of this generation. How about that?

Just stop changing the subject please, ps3 fanboys. Its called avoidance. Avoidance of losing.

sonarus4036d ago

You mean the same gamespot that game MGS4 10/10 yea its a good score...i guess:D

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sonarus4036d ago

I never said Gears was worse than R2 but i said i would LMFAO if R2 reviews surpassed Gears 2. You better pray this doesn't happen or i will LMFAO

There is really no competition anyway between MGS4 and gears.

Maxned4036d ago

Super Mario Galaxy has the highest average score of this generation, and is the second-highest rated game of all-time. PMGSH UBER PWNED! Loser.

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LightningPS3PS34036d ago (Edited 4036d ago )

give it 10/10, Like Gaint Bomb. The site of that fatass who got fired from Gamespot.

ngg123454036d ago

The game is great. It deserves all the 10s and 9s

TiberusX874036d ago

I think you should actually read the rating system description for giant bomb as 5 stars does not mean it is a perfect game.

They've gone away from numbers and just use stars to show how much they would recommend the game. 5 stars just means that it is a must play, read the written review if you want to know more.

Don't go knocking Jeff, he got fired for having integrity, he rated a crap game the way it should have been, now his new site doesn't worry about numbers, just how much they would recommend and everything you need to know.

Now Loading4036d ago

Gears 2=9.0/10 at Gamespot

Do you know what they call a sequel that fails to deliver?

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jack who4036d ago (Edited 4036d ago )

diff time diff Standard ....9.5 2 years =/= 9.5 this year

Cheeky Gamer4036d ago (Edited 4036d ago )

Yes. Resistance 2.