I played the first Gears game, and I beat it on Insane difficulty back in 2006. I was very happy when Gears 2 came out. Gears 2 is awesome. The chainsaw duels add a nice twist, and I love Horde mode. I can play this game for hours, and never get bored. Even my girlfriend loves to chainsaw the enemies, or blow of Locust heads with the sniper. This is all around an awesome game.