Alan Stonebridge writes:
"Well-practised fans would do well to start on a higher than normal difficulty level, as it took us only a day or so to barge through the single-player campaign, and skilled players are likely to shave off further time. I thoroughly enjoyed Gears 2, even if the storyline didn't advance quite as far as I hoped. Even so, there's still the multiplayer and wave-structured Horde mode, in which up to five players can test their skills, which will keep fans busy as they wait for an inevitable third game. Here's hoping it doesn't take too long to arrive, although I'd gladly wait another two years if Epic is able to crank up the action even further."