Gears of War 2

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Gears of War 2
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Developer(s) Epic Games
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Designer(s) Cliff Bleszinski
Composer(s) Steve Jablonsky
License Proprietary
Series Gears of War
Engine Unreal Engine 3, PhysX
Platform(s) Xbox 360
Release date INT 2008-11-07[1]
Genre(s) Tactical third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer, co-op
Rating(s) ESRB: M (Mature)
PEGI: 18+
BBFC: 18
Media 1 DVD-DL
Input methods Gamepad


[edit] Plot

With the COG army continuing to lose large numbers to Locust raids, the COG plan a counter-attack against the Locust by sending troops in Grindlifts deep below the surface to attack the home of the Locust, the Hollow. Though they suffer losses due to the leader of the Kantus monks, Skorge, the human forces continue their plan. After their descent, Delta squad, consisting of Marcus Fenix, Dominic Santiago and Benjamin Carmine, later joined by Augustus Cole, begin to search the Hollow and discover that the Locust are taking prisoners, as they managed to save Damon Baird from imprisonment. Delta squad finds another imprisoned squad member, Tai Kaliso, who has suffered wounds inflicted by the Locust while torturing him. Though Marcus tries to arm Tai for a fight, Tai instead commits suicide, the physical and emotional trauma too much for him to bear. Delta squad continues to search the Hollow and discovers that the Locust are using a giant Riftworm to eat away at the rock structures at the outskirts of Jacinto in hopes of sinking it into the ground. They try to evacuate, but are swallowed by the Riftworm. The squad manages to kill the worm from the inside, but Carmine is killed by parasites.

Delta squad manages to escape to the surface only to be given orders to investigate a nearby abandoned COG outpost where they encounter experimented creatures and learn of a back door entrance to the Hollow in the nearby Kadar Mountains. The team fights its way to the caverns in a Centaur tank and discovers that some Stranded have taken shelter near the entrance. Marcus orders Cole and Baird to evacuate the Stranded while he and Dominic search further. They find more prisoner cages and Dominic convinces Marcus to help him seek his wife. They manage to find her, but the Locust torture has left her too traumatized and unable to communicate, so Dominic chooses to euthanize her. Marcus and Dominic continue their assault on Nexus, the Locust capital, and are soon joined by more COG forces from the surface, including Cole and Baird. They discover that the Locust have messages from Adam Fenix, Marcus' father, that suggests an alternate way of ending the war, in case they can't take out the queen; to sink Jacinto in order to let water flood the Hollow and wipe out the Locust. They learn from the Locust queen herself that she is pursuing the same plan not only to wipe out the humans, but to also destroy lambent Locust that have been exposed to Imulsion and are attempting to overthrow the queen. Marcus realizes that humans must sink Jacinto first, before the Locust mobilize and escape to the surface.

Delta squad escapes the Hollow on a pair of Reavers, defeating Skorge and his Hydra, and then return to Jacinto where a mass evacuation is underway. The COG have decided that they can sink Jacinto using a Lightmass bomb and Delta squad is ordered to clear debris out of the way in the main sink hole, allowing a helicopter to safely transport the bomb into the caverns. Marcus orders Cole and Baird to assist with the bomb, while he and Dom manage to kill a Brumak driver, hijack the Brumak, and use it to arrive at the Hollow and fulfill their objective. As the helicopters arrive, the Brumak, exposed to high levels of Imulsion, begins to mutate. As it changes, it attacks the helicopter transporting the bomb, which falls into the Imulsion. With the Lightmass bomb lost, Marcus comes up with a plan that includes killing the lambent Brumak as a replacement for the bomb. He uses the Hammer of Dawn to kill the Brumak, which explodes, taking out the last supporting structures of Jacinto which sink it, flooding the Hollow with water. As the COG forces and civilians evacuate, a voiceover of the Locust queen talks about unintended legacies.

[edit] Cheats

[edit] Beating the game on Insane difficulty

There is an easy way to "finish" the game on Insane difficulty: after having unlocked Insane difficulty, start each chapter on Casual difficulty. Then, before reaching the final checkpoint of each chapter, switch the difficulty from Casual to Insane. Then finish the chapter. The game will record that you’ve completed the chapter on Insane difficulty, even though you played it mostly on Casual.

[edit] Game tweaks

on the level pavillion if you grab the sheild and place it up against the door (if its closed) you can jump over it resulting in you going through the door

[edit] Most common problems

lag is a common problem it occurs on games when one or many people have bad connection to the game this usually results in shots not being registered appearing in a different location or players freezing

[edit] Screenshots

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[edit] Videos

[edit] Trailer

[edit] Cinematic

[edit] Gameplay

[edit] External links

[edit] References

  1. IGN - E3 2008: Gears of War 2 Dated
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