Sometimes you just want to sit around with a couple of friends drinking a nice cold beer out in the garden as you watch the world go by, other times you fancy dealing out a ridiculous amount of punishment to a group of human hating aliens by frantically tapping the buttons on your controller, and Gears Of War 2 definitely lands in the latter category.
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Players jump back into the fray with Marcus and Dom, a few months after the events of the first game, as they continue to fight against the locust horde in a desperate attempt to save humanity. This instalment of the series feels a lot more cinematic, so you can expect to find more cutscenes and some brand new characters as you make your way through the story.
As with the original, the best experience the sequel provides occurs when you join forces with a friend for some crazy, fast paced co-op action and it's definitely a bonus to have a real person watching your back rather than an AI controlled companion.
A couple of improvements have been made to the gameplay, and my favourites would have to be the inclusion of moveable cover, which includes the bullet riddled corpses of your foes, and the new melee duals that add a bit more of a challenge to slicing and dicing hostile forces with your chainsaw bayonet.
GOW2 is another sequel success story and you'll love the adrenaline fuelled battles, which let you run in guns blazing before sliding behind a bit of well placed cover to reload before you continue to rain down terror on whatever assailants are approaching your position.
Thanks to christopherguy25 @ HUKD