"Gears of War" was a game that achieved amazing success in 2006. The game took third-person shooters to a new level of solid gameplay and refined the idea of avoiding enemy fire until it became a central aspect of the title. "Gears of War 2" simply cannot recapture that magic. But that doesn't mean it is not a solid title in its own right.
The other big addition to multiplayer is Horde, a mode where a team of five players takes on wave after wave of enemies where the only mission is to survive. Horde mode is great fun - at first. However, even the camaraderie of smashing enemies begins to wear on gamer stamina at Round 20, and by the time you reach 50 - one of the achievements - it would be surprising if gamers ever wanted to play Horde again. There is not enough enemy variation in the whole of "Gears" to keep wave after wave of enemies from becoming monotonous.
Overall, "Gears of War 2" is a disappointment to gamers who hoped for a better, faster and stronger "Gears," but for everyone else, it's still a great time."