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Gears of War 2 - Game of the Year Edition -Xbox 360

by Microsoft
Xbox 360
Mature
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

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Edition: Game of the Year
Game of the Year
  • Jaw-dropping visuals
  • Engaging story
  • New gameplay features
  • New and updated weapons
  • Co-op campaign
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Edition: Game of the Year
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002GN8HU4
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 1, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,671 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Edition: Game of the Year

Gears of War 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the 5 million-selling blockbuster action game, and one of the most popular Xbox 360 games in history.

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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great GAME, Extras are downloadable and not on disk September 23, 2009
By EU
Edition:Game of the Year|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I love this game (glad I waited to buy with all the extras thrown in).

Seriously, the game is better than the first one and the free maps put the icing on the cake.

The maps are not on the disk (you get a code to download the maps) but this is not a problem for me.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect evolution of the franchise December 27, 2009
Edition:Game of the Year
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Gears of War was a breath of fresh air when it came out. It had amazing graphics, unique and perfectly refined combat, and an online combat that is hard to beat. So all that was required with the sequel was to refine the first, and make it more refined. In this, the game succeeds. The levels have improved the "get stuck in one area and bombarded by bad guys" issues that were so constant throughout the first game. Not only is there a longer and more interesting campaign, there's more to do, and a new variety of actions. The graphics have been updated, and I must say, this game is far more fun with a friend through the campaign than on its own, though that is pretty fun as well. An A-List title that is great fun.

As to the game of the year edition, there's no reason to get it if you own the game already, as all you get are some codes to download the extra content. However, if you don't have it, then this is the edition to get, as the down-loadable content is almost as much as this full game. Overall its one of the best games you can get for the xbox 360, and a worthy edition to your collection. Highly recomended!
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST GAME THE 360 HAS TO OFFER December 5, 2009
Edition:Game of the Year|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The original Gears of War wasn't the all mighty game that a lot of people claimed it to be, it had dozens glitches and was a short game that didn't offer much replay value.
However, with the sequel, these problems are unseen. The game is three times longer than it's predecessor, has a steady frame-rate, even better online multiplayer (but still has lag problems, unfortunately), and to top it off, truely amazing graphics.

STORY: The sequel picks up a couple of months after the original, the locust have returned with a force even more agressive than before and have begun to sink entire cities.
On a side note, the game contains a very intresting sub-plot, Dom (Marcus' best friend and brother in arms) is searching for his wife Maria throughout the game. This was a great decision on EPIC's part to include this in the game because it gives you a reason to like the main characters even more and also gives you an even better reason to hate the locust.

GAME-PLAY: While still heavy and sometimes clunky, it is even more violent and in your face then any game out there. It plays nothing like the original, in my opinion anyway. This game has set the bar for third person shooters in almost every way possible

GRAPHICS: Polished to near perfection, with minor pop-in and frame-rate issues, this is the best looking game on the xbox 360. (At least for the time being)

GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION: This edition of the game includes all the downloadable maps. These maps are the selling point of this edition (but you must have xbox live to download them), plus "The Road to Ruin" deleted scene is a lot better than parts of the regular game.

THE VERDICT: If don't already own this game, then this is the perfect package.
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap way to get the extra maps and mission September 29, 2009
Edition:Game of the Year|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This edition is exactly the original game, shrink-wrapped on it's own, same UPC code/SKU/part number. The card with the download key for the extra content is separate from that shrink-wrapped package, outside the original game, and the two pieces -original game and download card- are packaged again, with the GOTY packaging.

So you could buy this for the extra maps and mission alone, and resell (or even return) the game CD itself, as the standard GOW 2 product.

Oh, yeah, great game.
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only buy if you don't own it already September 19, 2009
Edition:Game of the Year
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I own Gears 2, but not any of the DLC packs. When I found out about this edition I decided to trade in my copy of Gears 2 and purchase the Game of the Year Edition. This way I could play and get achievements for all the content I haven't downloaded. Well, I'm glad I looked it up online and found out that it comes with everything I already have, just with a code to download all the crap I don't. This is lazy on Epic part. Can't they just put it all on the disc? I mean, come on. I don't want to fill my hard drive with DLC.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first Gears October 8, 2010
By Jereth
Edition:Game of the Year|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Gears of War 2 game of the year edition is a very good value. I purchased mine when it was on sale, but it's still cheaper to buy this version than everything separately.

The maps are provided via DLC, so you won't be able to "pass" the maps to your friend to borrow. Your friends will also have to have the extra maps in order to play together, which is a common sense.

I love the running and shooting part of the game, but the flying and driving part of the game was very frustrating and annoying. Me and a friend finished the whole campaign together the hardest difficulty, and we got stuck on a few parts of the game for hours.

I recommend playing the game on normal or easy if you just want to enjoy the storyline.

The graphic is very good. If you played the first Gears, you need to play this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lacking!!! October 30, 2011
Edition:Game of the Year|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Visually the game's amazing and has good variety of missions but something is missing! Comparing it to the original, it doesn't seem quite as exciting and the ending in my opinion was really lame! Hope the third installment is better!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good price; fast deliver.
Published 22 days ago by Ismael Agosto
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first Gears of War
I purchased this for my daughter and her friend since they finished playing the first Gears of War. They started playing it this week and remarked how much better it is in... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Teddy Mendoza
5.0 out of 5 stars why not
I bought my nephews the game and they asked me for more games so this was it didn't have to travel out of my bathtub
Published 1 month ago by Walled Saadi Yaghmour
5.0 out of 5 stars good story
I really like the Story fro the Gears of war games I do not care for online competive of the multiplayer but doing the game in co-op awsome!
Published 1 month ago by M. Hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's to Gears!
The game's been out for a while, so I'm not going to review it. As for the actual purchase - the price was decent, the game rocks, and it was a great purchase that helped me avoid... Read more
Published 6 months ago by heyimjason
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money, get GOW 3
Terrible game and I LOVED GOW 1. They ruined the game with this edition and went back to their roots in Gears of War 3. Which is a much better game. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Brandon L. Held
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GAME !!!
Great game, the graphics are good, the music too, and the gameplay is awesome, i recommend to everybody, buy this game !!!
Published 8 months ago by Fabio C. Degrossi
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
this is a Christmas gift for my friend's daughter. She loved the first so i am certain she will like this one as well
Published 9 months ago by Veronica Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars sick game
gears of war is one of the best if not the best game series for single player. not much else to say
Published 9 months ago by Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars As Described
The next game after the first GoW. Great fun, can't wait to crack into it and finish it so I can play Gears 3.
Published 12 months ago by Anonymous
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