First of all, to all the uninformed out there, this is not a game for the weak at heart. You've got blood, gore, guns and bullets! And not necessarily in that order! But if you want a game that just does all of this stuff right, then Gears of War 2 is for you! And now with that out of the way, let's get to the nitty-gritty!
To everyone that played the first Gears, you will love this one even more! The game has even better graphics than the first! It has more guns than the first one! About the only thing that the game does not have is a G-rating! If you have a weak stomach and cannot stand the sight of blood, then this is not the game for you! There are more guns, the enemies are smarter and more options in the game!
The online component of the game is even better with the addition of the "Horde"! What is the Horde you say? The horde is a game in which you and your buddies have to fight off a "Horde" of locust, starting at level 1! I don't know how far the levels go up to, but I've gotten to level 22 with the help of some friends! This new addition to the online component of the game makes the game so much better because the Locust horde keep coming and you keep on firing!
There are various new weapons and old favorites from the first Gears! Now you can saw your enemies from the bottom up! Yeeech! Like I said before, real bloody! But if you decide that you don't want to go online then you will be more than satisfied with the offline story mode! The game hints around at the origins of the war and how the main character, Marcus Fenix's father is involved.
If i had to give this game a rating I would give it a 10 out of 10! Because it does what it does very well and you will not be disappointed! Matter of fact, I rented the game from Gamefly back in the beginning of December and I haven't returned it yet, I will most likely buy it and keep it! Right now at Gamefly.com it says I can buy the game for $47.99! Great price for a practically brand new game! go to Gamefly now and check out their long list of games that you can rent AND buy at reduced prices! Check it out!