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posted by Benjamin94 (DELAND, FL) Nov 6, 2008

Member since Aug 2005

64 out of 96 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

This could very well be the Halo killer we have been waiting for. First the story, Much deeper than the first and its my opinion but there are many tear jerking moments in the game with much better voice acting. The game play, It may not show at first but you will notice improvements in the cover mechanic and new features like taging walls, meat shields, new weapons and the much needed stopping power game play will be more tactical than running straight up the middle. Graphics, hard to believe that EPIC could raise the bar but they did and rather impessivly well. All enemys have a gore skeleten, soft bodt physics allow the chunks of fallen enemies to move around more realisticly. More saturation making the games visuals pop out even more. Vehicles are also more abundent in this game too. Like the Derrick, Sentar Tank, Reavers, and yes a brumak, the only problems with the driving is that the sentar controls are a bit hard to get a handle of and one last thing there one part were you have to control a crain to drop explosives on some locusts wich is kind of silly, and when you switch to crain controls your not given controls on how to work it. So I give it a 10.

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To Halo Fans:

posted by Athena22 (STEGER, IL) Apr 13, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

10 out of 14 gamers (71%) found this review helpful

Normally, I play RPGs and racers; I don't normally care for shooters, and Halo 3 (or any of the Halos) didn't do it for me, but then I decided to give Gears of War 2 a try when I felt the desire for something new.

At first, I found that this game felt heavy and slow, much resembling the heavy armor that the characters were in. I put the look and target sensitivity on high, and this helped enormously with maneuvering and shooting. Furthermore, the A-button was essential--it can mean the difference between slow and clumsy versus ninja.

Yes, I may be a female, but I loved the game's brutality. Besides the extra damage on headshots, the blood gushing out out was probably exaggerated, but it made them satisfying and worthwhile. Really, the graphics were absolutely stunning. I stopped to gaze in the glimmering puddle, shot at everything in the environment just to see the effects, and used the sniper scope to really see how ugly the horde were.

The characters were memorable, distinctive, and had some great personality. Story progression was unique and blended in well with gameplay. Through the whole game I cried, laughed, and smiled.

I had the most fun during the Horde multiplayer mode trying to do 50 waves. I enjoyed listening to what the characters had to say. Each character had something different to say on a reload or type of kill, but all in all, made me laugh.

For example, my favorite is from Cole Train. When he chainsawed a victim, he often said, "Yeah, I know that's gotta hurt...Look at your legs, they're hangin' off!"

The music was memorable, too. There were times when the Gears of War theme song played during cutscenes, and I felt that same magical feeling as when I first heard the Star Wars theme song--I was in heaven!

No, Halo 3 never made me so happy about playing a game. Cheers to the day when Gears of War 3 blows Halo 3 out of the water.

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game is good

posted by TheDym (CHARLOTTE, NC) Mar 13, 2010

Member since Mar 2010

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

This game is amazing but the online gets pretty annoying. you shoot the other person like 20 times and then they turn around and kill you in one shot. This game is still good and hopefully they fix it but overall this game is amazing!!!!!

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