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Gears Of War 2

by Microsoft
Xbox 360
 Ages 18 and Over
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • Unparalleled gameplay. "Gears of War 2" takes the award-winning gameplay of the original and improves upon it in every way. The genre-defining cover system is further refined, making the "stop and pop" gameplay more intuitive. Dynamic cover is given new meaning as downed opponents can be picked up and used as shields. The intimate violence of the battlefield is heightened when combatants engage in chainsaw duels. Destructible environments and vicious new finishing moves add to the over-the-top experience
  • Jaw-dropping visuals. "Gears of War 2" continues to raise the graphics bar through its breathtaking visual effects, made possible through advances in Unreal Engine 3
  • Engaging experience that pulls you in and won't let go. "Gears of War 2" takes deep and immersive storytelling in video games to greater heights. Players connect with humanity's battle for survival on a personal level as they move through a story that introduces new characters and sheds light on the histories of familiar ones
  • Expanded cooperative play. Team up with a friend to fight through the harrowing story of Delta Squad in the enhanced campaign mode, now featuring drop-in/drop-out gameplay, as well as individual player difficulty options. Or recruit four friends to battle in the new game mode "Horde," where you'll fight together to fend off a seemingly endless onslaught of Locust forces to attain the highest score
  • Fierce and varied competitive multiplayer action. "Gears of War 2" features eight distinct multiplayer modes,2 including the new Wingman, Guardian and Submission modes, where up to 10 players choose a side and pit their courage and battlefield mettle directly against others. In addition, multiplayer bots are available to sharpen your skills offline or to fill out your online private matches on Xbox LIVE
  • Party system and skill-based online matchmaking. New to "Gears of War 2" is a party system that allows players to form a full or partial team with friends and continue together from match to match without the need to reform after each game. "Gears of War 2" also supports a skill-based online matchmaking system, powered by TrueSkill, which groups players of similar skill level together in competitive multiplayer matches.

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Edition: Special Edition
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  • ASIN: B001BYINUS
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 14 x 2.8 cm ; 340 g
  • Release Date: 7 Nov 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,600 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Edition: Special Edition

Amazon.co.uk Review

The Locust Horde is back and only you and your squad of elite soldiers stand between them and the death of every human being on the planet Sera. In Gears of War 2, entire cities are being destroyed in single attacks, and you must take the fight to the Locusts by battling them in their own underground lairs.
You can play the whole of story mode with a friend
The Boomer enemies are back in many different varieties
The game’s ethos of “destroyed beauty” is still in full effect
Shoot the Ticker enemies before they explode in your face

The bestselling third-person shooter is back: bigger, better, and gorier than ever before. But you can't just blast your way through it--this game requires far more tactics and cunning than your usual mindless shooter. A refined cover system means you can use the enemy as “meat shields” as well as hide behind the fully destructible scenery.

The graphics are looking better than ever, and the game is purposefully more bloody and violent than before. The story and characterisation has also been improved, making this an action game sequel with brains as well as brawn.

Key Features
  • Brothers in arms: Have a friend join or leave your single player game whenever you want, and even battle together on different difficultly levels.
  • Evolving enemies: You finally get a chance to take down the giant Brumak enemies, as well as even larger monsters and new creatures, such as the explosive Ticker.
  • Practise makes perfect: Practice the multiplayer mode on your own with computer controlled “bots”--then use the new matchmaking system to find a real opponent of the same skill level.
  • Chainsaw massacre: If you loved the chainsaw bayonet in the original game, you now can duel computer or human opponents with gaming’s messiest weapon attachment.
  • Hordes of options: Try the new five-player Horde mode, where you all face off against an unending wave of enemies, or any of the seven other multiplayer modes.
About the Developer: Epic Games
Based in North Carolina, Epic is well known for games such as Unreal Tournament and Gears of War. They also make the Unreal Engine graphics technology, which is used by many other companies in many different games.

Box Contains

  • Beneath the Surface: An Inside Look at Gears of War 2, a 48-page hardbound book including character profiles, exclusive concept art, and foreword by Design Director Cliff Bleszinski
  • Bonus DVD including exclusive making-of-the-game video footage; design galleries with audio commentary by Epic Games; and promotional videos, including the E3 2008 trailer
  • Photo SteelBook DVD case
  • Exclusive Xbox LIVE code to unlock a gold-plated Lancer Assault Rifle for online play

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars COMMENTS ON LIMITED PACKAGING ONLY 11 Nov 2008
Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Unfortunatley Epic Games decided to change the packaging of the Ltd Ed from the Original Gears of War Ltd Ed. Unlike Gears 1 Big Metal Case with Plastic Slipcase you get a cardbored box which houses a steelbook case for the game and making of video disc and a art book. (Also code for Ltd Ed online Gold Lancer)

This package looks great but it would of been nice if it had the same package as the 1st Limited edition for collectors!

(Also you cant rewind or skip the making of dvd! just able to pause?!)

Overall

Game = 5star
Package = 4 Star
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Game EVER! 9 Nov 2008
Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have waited a long time for this game and it is so worth it. New everything, xbox live is much better and if you dont have live you can play with bots or do coop live and have bots. Love it, great price too i got it straight away and love it to pieces =P
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game 12 Sep 2009
Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My son never seems to be off this game. It must be the best birthday present ever
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A very good sequel, but... 21 Mar 2009
Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
... but a tons of bug in solo and on line. A THIRD patch is still required and we are not even sure it will resolve all the bugs and exploits.

However if you liked the first GOW, then you can buy this sequel eyes closed.

Next time they should take the time for debugging their product!

The collector version is quit nice, especially the art book. The DVD bonus is fun but you won't learn more things then in the solo campaign.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GOW 20-"Just play it" 5 Feb 2009
Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It's hard to describe the feeling you'll get after finishing Epic Games' highly anticipated Gears of War 2. For the best part of ten hours you'll have had barely a moment's peace as Marcus and co pummel the seemingly unstoppable Locust army with a ridiculous amount of lead. The more sedate moments would be the climax in lesser games, with the many show stopping set pieces and events setting a new bar for interactive entertainment. Following the most successful original Xbox 360 game of all time was going to be hard, and it seems Epic wanted to make sure no one was left disappointed.

Some people will no doubt criticise Gears of War 2 for what it's not. It's not as emotionally deep as other games on the market, it's not a 30 hour + epic and it's not art in video game form, but is arguably the greatest action game ever created. In a year full of incredible games, Gears of War 2 sits triumphantly at the very top.from Tom videogame, just what i want to say^^!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 11 Jan 2009
Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Yeah All I've Got To Say Is If You Liked Number 1 You HAVE To Buy This. Fantastic Gameplay, Weapons, Enemies And Graphics. Can Say No More Than Well Done To The Makers!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly astonishing.... 6 Nov 2008
Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
After having this game for a few days now I can definitely say that this game certainly lives up to the hype.

The single player is truly outstanding. The graphics are the best I have ever seen in any game. They have kept the same basic cover,aiming & shooting system, but tweaked it very slightly which makes the cover system a vast improvement. (no more getting stuck on walls etc!)

The scale of the single player campaign is increadable. Gears 1 was very compact and based more on small fire-fights, not so in gears 2. You will face massive battles against some truly massive new locust and there is more of a sense of being a part of a massive army, rather than just your own squad.

The story line is absolutely epic. It really has to be experienced. there are some truly fantastic moments throughout. The music is also brilliant, some of the best I have ever heard in a video game. The whole general presentation is outstanding. The single player is worth 40 alone.

On to multilayer, which I'm sure will be the most popular part of this game. I have to say I agree with all the critics in horde mode (where you take on up to 50 waves of very increasingly difficult enemies. It is sooo much fun! Up to five player can play on any of the 15 maps and it is the most addictive multiplayer mode I have every played!

Other game modes vary from standard warzone, submission, annex etc. which are all very solid. The introduction of a party system makes joining games so much easier, and now you can jump in with friends very easily.
I'm sure this will be the most played game on live for quite some time.

Over all I can hardly find any faults with any part of this game. This is truly the best game I have played, ever. Believe the hype, even if you didn't buy the 1st one, if you have a 360, buy now!

10/10
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 18 Mar 2014
Edition:Special Edition|Verified Purchase
Very cool Game!!!!!! For xbox 360 it's a must have! Graphics perfect! Story perfect! Handling perfect!
Play and enjoy it...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Game!!!
One of the best games i have ever played!!! The limited collectors edition is a must have for one who loves Gears to bits and looking for something different to add to their game... Read more
Published 5 months ago by andyxxx
4.0 out of 5 stars Gears of War 2 Collectors Edition
Gears of War 2 follows hot on the heels of Gears of War 1. With the lightmass bombing failed, Delta Squad and the CoG army must strike the Locust where they live in hope of pushing... Read more
Published 6 months ago by potatoes351
1.0 out of 5 stars Warning
Word of warning to anyone buyin this game DONT the game play is for a better word CRAP. EPIC Game made a epic gears one but ather that it went way down hill. Read more
Published 6 months ago by peter kucyk
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome for the collector!
GoW2 CE is a kind of plain compared to GoW3 CE but well worth its money!!
I'm very pleased to own all collectors edition in the GoW triology!
Published 16 months ago by Niclas
5.0 out of 5 stars Gears of war 2
I would recommend this games to anyone that likes gun games or the gears of war series this ism great game
Published 18 months ago by luke mark seymour
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice
it had everything that i had expected, except and bit of the art book was ripped, but except from that it was a.ok
Published 19 months ago by Bender from futarama
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfaction guaranteed
I was very happy with my product it was bought second hand and matched the description perfectly ticked all the boxes for me,and was very happy with the service and will be buying... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Mark robinson
3.0 out of 5 stars Bang
What a limited edition collectors item and game for eight pounds,need i say more?
Game is great,i got no downloadable content but i have all the pieces needed to make the... Read more
Published on 4 Jun 2012 by marly
4.0 out of 5 stars Gears of war 2
product took a long time to get to my hands.
The condition of the package of the game was poor, dick was in alright condition but had a couple of scratches....
Published on 31 May 2011 by hizzy
5.0 out of 5 stars Raising the bar again
When Gears of war 1 hit the shelves it was an instant hit, everyone wanted to be a part of its gruesome, dark, gothic inspired world and once again Gears of War 2 provides us with... Read more
Published on 21 July 2010 by P. Shepherdson
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