It's like GRAW . . . but better. A lot better. A whole host of new weapons, better rocket launchers, a better cross-com system, better multiplayer and better assets.
It is a graphical masterpiece. Most levels are very consistent and make full use of the improved engine with HDR lighting, advanced shadows and very high resolution textures and polygons. However, physics has yet to be implemented properly in the Xbox 360 version.
The game is an aural sensation. All the weapons have distinctive, accurate sounds, choppers chop, tanks rumble and jets roar spectacularly. A range of music is in game to accompany different situations, so a stealthy section will merit a suitably subtle piece of music.
The famous gunrides are no longer just filler content - they are nowhere near as tedious and look absolutely spectacular.
Multiplayer is a real blast. You can jump into a much wider variety of matches with the whole range of campaign [and other] weapons. It also makes full use of the game engine, whereas multiplayer in GRAW had some problems with framerate and antialiasing; GRAW 2 has no such problems.
Overall, this game merits 5 stars for a thrilling campaign, fantastic graphics and a highly addictive and tense multiplayer mode.