Thursday, October 16, 2008

Gears of War Mongering

Start revving up your Lancers now, gearheads, because Gears of War 2 hits store shelves on November 7. Gaming blog Kotaku went hands-on with one of the game’s most talked-about online multiplayer modes and, yes, there is no way that I could possibly want to own this game more than I do right now.

The mode in question, Horde mode, sends wave after wave of enemy troops (for the uninitiated and probably more attractive and popular, they’re called Locusts), and it’s up to you and your friends to mow them down. The idea of a mode based solely on cooperative survival and teamwork is intriguing, particularly since playing the campaign cooperatively in the first Gears was far more satisfying than duking it out in the competitive modes. Those are all there too—with some cool-sounding new ones thrown into the mix—but I know I’ll be playing Horde extensively as soon as I work my way through the single-player campaign.

Click here for more Gears 2 coverage from Kotaku, and be sure to reserve a copy of the game for yourself at your local retailer and plan your sick days accordingly.

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