Gears of War 2 Xbox Series X vs Xbox 360 Comparison

April 5, 2021 at 1:09pm
By Jason Stettner

This is a technical analysis and breakdown of multiple options going up against one another. Here you can see the Gears of War 2 Xbox Series X vs Xbox 360 comparison which will provide a direct visual showcase within the video. This is then filled out with the text based information detailed further down in this article.

This is to provide easier options for viewing, and context for when wanting to find out what exactly is going on between the various selections being shown upon the video. Mostly you get a visual display, and if you’d prefer to just read what’s present you can also see that in action which is a good mix of choices.

There’s not only a quick body of information text, but also a quick table area to provide fast details if you’re not wanting to dive deeply into the topic. With that, you can watch the video presentation right here, or head further back to find out more about what’s being displayed.

Xbox Series X

Resolution Native 4k (3840x2160)
Frame Rate 30fps
HDR (High Dynamic Range) No

Xbox 360

Resolution 1280x720
Frame Rate 30fps
HDR (High Dynamic Range) No

Side by Side Comparison Technical Notes
This is a fairly straight forward comparison, we’ve got the original Xbox 360 version for Gears of War 2 going up against a resolution boosted Xbox Series X version.

It inherits the Xbox One X enhancement for a 4k resolution with no changes to the frame rate across either of the games. It’s also worth noting that auto HDR is not applied in this situation, which is a rarity on the console.

That aside, it’s a fast visual boost increasing the clarity of the scenes, decreasing the blur effect so that textures come alive and smoothes out the jagged edges around the characters. It seems that some cutscenes may be pre-rendered and not have this effect to them which is rather interesting.

This is the epic continuation for the Gears of War franchise that provided a much larger sense of scope for the story. This included massive scenes of Locust armies going up against large scale machines or even beasts.

The narrative here dug deeper into the fight to save what remains of humanity, while also touching upon elements of Dom’s wife. It was a deeper look at Delta as they aimed to take the battle to the heart of the Locust horde alongside many others of the COG army. It was all in a bid to save their last primary beacon of hope, Jacinto.

This was rounded out by a robust horde mode that became an industry standard for quite awhile after this one alongside a very intense large scale multiplayer experience where players could earn their wings if they ended up grinding enough to reach that point stats wise. Definitely a large scale offering for the platform at the time, growing the franchise a ton.

Hopefully the comparison was helpful in understanding the changes that are being presented between these options. It can help greatly to have a quick visual presentation that’s lined up for a faster viewing.

This side by side comparison should really provide all of the info you need to know when it comes to matching up these choices and giving you the quick facts to see why they’re being placed up against one another. You can read a review of a related title below, or check out a game hub for further coverage as well. Don’t forget to check out the video content to see the experience in action.

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Gears of War 2 Xbox Series X vs Xbox 360
Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner