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Gears of War 2

a.k.a. GoW2

published by Microsoft Game Studios in 2008-11, developed by Epic Games, running on Xbox 360
type: action/reflex
genre: Science Fiction
series: Gears of War
setting: Future
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
game engine: Unreal Engine 3
languages: eng
4.4/5

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Official description
Gears of War 2 builds upon the gameplay of the first title in every way. First, the scope of the action is bigger: new characters, more weapons, nastier enemies, bigger vehicles, and grander locales offer more action, more emotion, and more thrills. Next, every major aspect of the game has been refined to create heightened, more immersive experiences. Finally, the overall tone of Gears of War 2 is more badass: replete with new weapon-specific executions, chainsaw duels, and shocking boss fights. Gears of War 2 raises the graphics bar for next-generation games through its breathtaking visual effects, which are made possible through advances in Unreal Engine 3. New visual effects include ambient occlusion, dynamic shadows, improved character lighting, the ability to render hundreds of on-screen characters simultaneously, improved water physics, additional blood and bullet decals, advanced destructible environments, new weather effects, and the introduction of fluid objects. When combined with the sweeping vistas and evocative locales in the world of Sera where the Gears of War 2 story unfolds, these additions help make this the most gorgeous game available this generation. Gears of War 2 continues to push deep, immersive storytelling in video games to greater heights. Humanity's epic battle for survival is felt on both the personal and epic levels as you explore multiple story arcs that introduce new characters and flesh out the histories of familiar ones. A new in-game conversational camera system also helps bring the compelling story to life in a cinematic fashion.
# 2009-09-20 00:30:18 - official description
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2008-02-20 Announced
Sanguine # 2008-02-21 11:16:00
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External reviews (2) - average: 94%
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IGN2008*9.5/1095%
Metacritic2008*93/10093%
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