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consists of 13 releases.
Released Nov 07, 2008
A form of maneuverability that allows the player character to swiftly turn 180 degrees, now facing the opposite direction.
An AI companion is a computer-controlled ally who follows and aids you through your adventures or who requires your protection. The AI companion's survival is often essential to game and story progression.
For certain achievements, a progress bar is kept and periodically pops on screen to show the player progress.
Gears 2 will have X amount of achievements.
Present in most action games, where people can say cheesy stuff and get away with it. Usually spoken by the hero, before or after wasting a dude.
Players can do an active reload on certain weapons. When reloading, a slider will go across a strip, If the player hits reload on a tiny, bold part of the line, they get a temporary bonus such as increased damage.
Used by protagonists when opening a door that is locked, or just for looking really cool.
Players in Gears 2 are tasked with defeating an alien species known as Locusts.
Alternative blood is blood other than the usual red variety.
Ambient Occlusion attempts to realistically depict the way light reflects off surfaces and radiates throughout an area.
In games, the player is usually the ambushee, not the ambusher, but certain multiplayer and open-world games give players a chance to try this sneaky tactic themselves.
Dom's anguish over his wife's tortured state
Usually refers to the end of the world.
Archery is the practice of propelling arrows with use of a bow. Throughout history, archery skills have been used in both hunting and warfare. Today, it is also a sport and recreational activity.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, commonly refers to the programmed behaviors of NPCs in a game, whether it's the fact that a soldier takes cover behind a wall in Gears of War, or that townspeople cheer upon your arrival to their village in Fable.
Gears 2 periodically saves itself after a predetermined amount of time.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Usually caused after a fatal blow, when a character is bleeding out they will have only a limited amount of time to live as their health slowly depletes. They must quickly seek assistance or die.
When behind cover, players can shoot from behind cover. When blind firing, your accuracy is severely decreased, but you wont take damage for your not actually going out of cover.
There is plenty of blood in Gears 2.
When blood will splash textures on walls or floors and even roofs.
Many Horror and adventure games use blood trails to either signify that something especially violent happened that spot and/or that following it will progress the narrative.
Bloodmounts are creatures that come from the Hollow. They are enslaved by the Locust and ridden into combat. They are notably the only creature from the Hollow to be tamable.
Games that are based upon books or novels.
A Boomer is a larger, more powerful variety of the standard Locust Drone. The standard Boomer uses a Boomshot, but other varieties include the Grinder, Mauler, Butcher, and Flame.
Bosses are enemies that fight you at the end of a level or at a significant point in the story.
There are a few boss fights in Gears 2.
A long, usually ominous hallway leading into a boss fight.
When playing campaign alone, players have an AI partner. Players can also play against AI bots in multiplayer.
Games featuring quotations on their cover, often from well-known game publications that place the game in a positive light.
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