Gears of War 2

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Gears of War 2 is a military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360.wikipedia
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Gears of War

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It is the second installment of the Gears of War series, with lead design by Cliff Bleszinski.
Two subsequent titles, Gears of War 2 (2008) and Gears of War 3 (2011), continued Fenix and humanity's ongoing conflict with the Locust Horde and Lambent forces.

Gears of War (video game)

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The game expands technically on the previous game by using a modified Unreal Engine 3 engine.
Its success led to the development of the Gears of War franchise, including the sequel Gears of War 2 in 2008, its follow-up in 2011, Gears of War 3, a prequel in 2013, Gears of War: Judgment, and its latest installment in 2016, Gears of War 4.

Marcus Fenix

Sergeant Marcus Fenix leads Delta Squad into the depths of the planet to try to stop the Locust during the assault upon Locust territory.
He cripples the Locust Horde in Gears of War 2 by flooding their subterranean civilization.

Cover system

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Gears of War 2 is a third person shooter with an emphasis on the tactical use of cover, and retains much of the same gameplay from the first game.
This excludes the exclusive use of portable shields as a cover system, though they may often be used to supplement a stationary source of cover, as seen in video games like Army of Two, and Gears of War 2.

Gears of War 3

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It was followed by Gears of War 3 in 2011.
Epic announced that players must hold on to their beta saved file for their unlockables to appear in the full game. It was also confirmed on June 24, 2011 that completing required achievements from Gears of War and Gears of War 2 will earn the player new weapon skins and medals in Gears of War 3.

Cliff Bleszinski

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It is the second installment of the Gears of War series, with lead design by Cliff Bleszinski.
Gears of War 2 (2008)

Rod Fergusson

Senior Producer Rod Fergusson says "In order to save Jacinto, [the COG] have no choice but to take the war to the Locust."
2008 – Gears of War 2

Red Line (album)

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A second trailer, entitled "Rendezvous," was made available on July 14, 2008 as a part of E3. The Joseph Kosinski-directed trailer, which features the Trans Am track "Diabolical Cracker" from the album Red Line, takes its title and spoken words from Alan Seeger's World War I poem I Have a Rendezvous with Death.
The track "Diabolical Cracker" was used in the Joseph Kosinski-directed Gears of War 2 trailer, entitled "Rendezvous", that debuted during E3 2008, with a shortened form of Alan Seeger's World War I poem I Have a Rendezvous with Death recited alongside.

Joshua Ortega

The development team brought in comic book writer Joshua Ortega to help write the plot for the game.
Joshua is also being credited as a writer for Epic Games' Gears of War 2 as well scripting the Gears of War comic books.

John DiMaggio

The campaign features a deeper story with new characters, new weapons, and new enemies according to John DiMaggio, the voice actor for Marcus Fenix.

List of Unreal Engine games

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In October 2010 TriOviz for Games Technology has been integrated in Unreal Engine 3, allowing to easily convert in stereoscopic 3D, numerous past and upcoming games developed with this engine.

Game Critics Awards

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Game Critics Awards gave the game Best Action Game of E3 2008.
2008: Gears of War 2 (for Xbox 360)

Epic Games

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Gears of War 2 is a military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360.
In 2008, Epic Games acquired Utah based Chair Entertainment and released Gears of War 2, selling over three million copies within the first month of its release.

Spike Video Game Awards

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Gears of War 2 also won Best Shooter and Best Xbox 360 Game at the 2008 Spike Video Game Awards.
Hosted by Jack Black, the show featured previews of Brütal Legend, Dante's Inferno, Fight Night Round 4, Gears of War 2 "Combustion" map pack announcement and trailer, God of War III, Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, Mafia II, Pearl Jam's album Ten for Rock Band, Terminator Salvation, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Watchmen: The End Is Nigh.

Official Xbox Magazine

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Also, even though the new plot was praised, critics such as Official Xbox Magazine scrutinized the game's middle acts saying that most of the plot "falls flat."
The OXM Report on Inside Xbox featured similar video content to the original video podcast, but with more timely information on games such as Gears of War 2 and Mirror's Edge It was posted on Xbox Live every other Sunday.

Military science fiction

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Gears of War 2 is a military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360.

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Gears of War 2 is a military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360.

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Gears of War 2 is a military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360.

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Gears of War 2 is a military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360.

Unreal Engine

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The game expands technically on the previous game by using a modified Unreal Engine 3 engine. In October 2010 TriOviz for Games Technology has been integrated in Unreal Engine 3, allowing to easily convert in stereoscopic 3D, numerous past and upcoming games developed with this engine.

Sergeant

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Sergeant Marcus Fenix leads Delta Squad into the depths of the planet to try to stop the Locust during the assault upon Locust territory.

Human shield

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New weapons and gameplay mechanics such as "chainsaw duels" and the ability to use downed foes as "meatshields" were added to the game.

Third-person shooter

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Gears of War 2 is a third person shooter with an emphasis on the tactical use of cover, and retains much of the same gameplay from the first game. Gears of War 2 is a military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360.

Assault rifle

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Each weapon can be used for normal fire as well as for melee attacks; the game's signature Lancer, an assault rifle mounted with a chainsaw bayonet for its melee, can be used to instantly kill foes.