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- Jaw-dropping visuals
- Engaging story
- New gameplay features
- New and updated weapons
- Co-op campaign
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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.
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!
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.
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
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.
I found that GoW 2 was rather buggy at times. The NPC may not always come to help you in the right spots, and I was stuck in a few instances where the enemy doesn't show up to advance the level. Sometimes weapons would disappear when dropped or would fall into a spot that prevents you from picking it up.
The controls felt cumbersome, like Marcus weighed 800 lb and reacted slowly to your inputs. The running was frustrating because Marcus would immediately sprint in a direction that may not coincide with where you're facing, and he isn't very maneuverable in this mode.
GoW2 had a great storyline, stunning visuals, excellent audio, and decent controls - it certainly was easy to pick up and play. Nothing was too gory or scary, although the language may not be suitable for minors. The one thing that really got to me was Maria. She resembled a woman that was fighting a losing battle against the last stages of cancer, probably one of the scariest and darkest things to endure and observe.
Overall: 4/5 stars, they need to make the game a bit more stable and fix up some of the bugs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It followed the first gears storyline to a T while submersing the gamer further into the GOW story. Bravo to Unreal games.Published 3 months ago by Brock Ebbing
You won't go wrong if you pick up a copy of this game. Great game for the money.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer