Big-name games don’t come much cheaper than this! The award-winning sequel to the award-winning original, if you like your men big and packing huge guns – both the shooting type and the arm-shaped type – Gears of War 2 is for you. Only just over a year old it’s now available for under a tenner from Gameplay.co.uk, a pound cheaper than nearest rivals Game and Gamestation are currently selling it for.
The original Gears of War was a must-buy, A-list title from Microsoft and this sequel doesn’t put a foot wrong. Building upon the first in both the story and gameplay, the game once again follows the trials and tribulations of the beefcake Marcus Fenix and his trusty Delta Squad, doing what they do best - saving the planet.
So the plot is the usual ridiculous sci-fi fare, but it is better constructed than the first game and makes a modicum of sense. As much as any plot about aliens sprouting out from inside the earth can! More impressive are the huge new levels that actually manage some colour over the original’s brown, brown, brown theme.
As usual you might come for the single player game, but you’re definitely going to stay for the multiplayer. All the usual game-types are in there with all-new maps, plus a host of new modes, our favourite being Horde which is a seemingly endless assault of action. So no matter if you love single player or multiplayer, this is one game you need to add to your catalogue.