Before you dismiss this review, bare in mind it was written by a hardcore Gears fan. Gears 2's campaign is simply awesome, I doubt very much there will ever be an equal for it for some time, if at all. There are loads of new weapons, enemies and different experiences from the first Gears, such as riding a Reaver to name one. Even done in Co Op makes it twice as much fun, it is worth buying just for that. What lets it down is the new multiplayer system, and oh man, is it a let down. To get a game going, you have to wait whilst other players are selected, you then have to vote on the game type you want to play, and what map you want to play it on, baring in mind you will probably not get what you want a lot of the time. There is a lot of Lag on occasion, which is a problem you would have thought they had fixed by now, but the problem most of us Gears fans have hated, is that the weapon blasts, a good example being the shotgun, have been dumbed down way too much, add this up with Lag, and there are times you get a very bad game. Some of the new online modes are a very welcome change (Wingman) whilst others are very frustrating (submission) and one just won't go away (Annex). All in all, the game has been made TOO user friendly, Gears 1 sorted the men from the boys, Gears 2 is like telling the men they have to play in the boy's playground. Shame.