NZGamer writes: "One of the year's biggest action games, Gears of War 2, has finally landed, and we've taken on the Locust with Delta squad to see how it fares. Straight off the bat, you'll recognise this as a Gears of War title. The game looks, feels, and plays the same as the original Gears – and that's not a bad thing. The main characters Fenix, Cole, Dom and Baird are all back to reprise their roles, alongside a couple of newcomers in Ben Carmine (Anthony Carmine's brother), and Tai.
The story is set six months after the events of the original Gears, where the lightmass bomb used underground to eradicate the Locust has brought about a sickness called rustlung to the above-ground population. A renewed resurgence of remaining Locust have taken the fight to a new level, very quickly threatening one of the last safe-havens - and home of the COG – the Jacinto Plateu."