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Gears of War 2

Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad continue the vehement battle with the Locust Horde in a desperate attempt to keep mankind alive.
Platform:Xbox 360
Genre:Third-Person Shooter
Official Site:Gears of War 2 Homepage
Release Date:7 Nov 2008
Developer:Epic Games, Inc.
Publisher:Microsoft Game Studios
Tags:Gears of War 2, Gears of War 2 Xbox 360, GOW 2, Marcus Fenix, Delta Squad, Locust Horde, Gears of War
Gears of War 2


Gears of War 2 is the eagerly anticipated sequel to the 4.5 million selling blockbuster third-person tactical action game that became one of the most popular Xbox games in history. This time, Marcus Fexis and Delta Squad are poised to deliver a bigger and more intense experience than ever before.

The gears of war continue to turn as Marcus Fenix and his squad of Cogs go back into action in the sequel to Microsoft and developer Epic Games' blockbuster action title. Gears of War 2 continues the story of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad, locked in an increasingly desperate battle against the nightmarish Locust Horde for the survival of humanity. The game promises to be an epic saga of survival, loss and retribution.

Just as Gears of War set the standard for high-definition visuals, Gears of War 2 raises the bar even further with the amazing technological advances of Unreal Engine 3, delivering a bigger, badder and more intense experience as the story continues.
  • Improved 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 experience.

  • Great visuals. Gears of War 2 continues to raise the graphics bar through its breathtaking visual effects, made possible through advances in Unreal Engine 3.

  • 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 gamers will fight together to fend off a seemingly endless onslaught of Locust forces to attain the highest score.

  • 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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