Players continue as Marcus Fenix; a reluctant war hero and leader of Delta Squad; six months after the events of Gears of War. The last cities on Sera are sinking swallowed by a new Locust threat from below. A massive counterattack is humanitys last hope for survival.
- Unparalleled gameplay. Gears of War 2 takes the award-winning gameplay of the original and improves upon it in every way. The genre-defining cover system is further refined making the stop and pop gameplay more intuitive. Dynamic cover is given new meaning as downed opponents can be picked up and used as shields. The intimate violence of the battlefield is heightened when combatants engage in chainsaw duels. Destructible environments and vicious new finishing moves add to the over-the-top experience.
- Jaw-dropping visuals. Gears of War 2 continues to raise the graphics bar through its breathtaking visual effects made possible through advances in Unreal Engine 3.