The second installment in Epic's dark and brutal sci-fi shooter justifies the incredible hype surrounding it.
With Gears of War 2 carrying the incredible weight of hype and expectation upon its impossibly large shoulders, it was always going to face a huge amount of scrutiny. Gamers and critics will pore over every inch of Epic Studios' well-oiled war machine, looking for the seams, seeing if the boughs will break when given a hard enough prod.
Bigger, better and more badass? You'd better believe it.