Rated 8 out of 10 by ChemLord Fun Co-op, but it is too short!
Me and my friend are on a mission this summer to play lots and lots of co op games together since I might not be around again for a while. Army of Two: The 40th day was our first pick up. This game is a GREAT 2 player co-op game and requires working together to an extent that a lot of games don't require. There are a lot of different scenarios and locations in which fighting occurs and fights seem fairly unique and each has its own strategies you need to overcome.
My problems with the game is the floppy story. I care about story a lot and this one was not really fully fledged and didn't have a lot of substance, it was just kind of there. Also, I wanted the campaign to be a little longer then it was. I was also unimpressed with the competitive multiplayer (plus there aren't too many people playing it anymore.) Ultimately, after finishing it we didn't feel like playing it again.
However, despite these couple faults this is a MUST HAVE for people looking for a solid Co-op game.
~Keep gaming my friends~
Rated 0 out of 10 What a joke!
Im not sure about anyone else but this game looks like it could have been for the original xbox. I played the demo, first off you couldn't play by yourself, probably because they didn't fix the terrible teammate AI. I didn't have anyone one to play with at home so I went online, it took about 10 minutes to find someone(nice servers, ha). Finally I get in a match and we start playing, I am introduced to to crappiest looking playstation 1 cutscene. Then there is an ingame cutscene, the character models look worse than in the first game, I can seen the polygon points sticking out under the horribly designed texture map. All the guns look like they are made of stone and don't even sound close to realistic. I hope that everyone working on this game is embarrased when nobody wants this game because it sucks. I was really hoping this game would be awesome because i was waiting for at least a year for this then it turns out is totally sucked before even came out.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Only hours remain... Rental material.
I remember playing the origional AO2 back when it first came out. It was a decently entertaining romp through a riddiculous world filled with wise cracking masked frat boys and annoying AI enemies. Even with all the problems, I had found a small amount of enjoyment to be found so I was a litte exited to try TFD because of all the suposed upgrades that EA talked about. What we are left with is more of the same. AO2 TFD will not dissapoint if you are a massive fan of the original. However, if you are new to the series or you werent a fan of the first, this one won't do much for you. The gameplay is semi entertaining, although repetitive. Played in the third person you will gun through hordes of enemies to accomplish your goal. What is your goal. This is where the game dissapoints, basically the story is escape the city, why.....who knows. Plus, its short, i beat it in one sitting.The only thing i really liked about the game was the customizable guns, but they arent enough to make this game anything more than a rental.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Japanese Steel Casual Review
The first army of two was a pretty good game. When i heard about a sequel coming out I thought the game would be amazing. I played the demo and as I always assume the demo never does the real game any justice. When it came out I picked up my copy and played it non-stop for about 5-6 hours. I first realized that a major thing about the game is that it worked very much like gears of war. You run to an object, hide behind it for the longest time and then move to another one further up. I wasn't a big fan of that but it was still a fun game. Next was the weapon customization. I thought it would be cool to finally put something different on my gun either than flat out upgrades... too bad there was a "best" attachment for most guns. Running through the game I barely used my own gun because i always ran out of ammo even when i was headshot hunting. I would always get low ammo drops and more cash drops. It is a good game, I just didn't think it was the greatest.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Jadel Great co-op game
Ok alot of the reviews people are writing say the game is either good or bad but they dont explaine why. I personally think this game was very good. I love co-op games and this game is specificly designed around co-op game play. If you like 3rd person shooters and you like to play with your friends then this is a great game to get. Now the only downside to the game is it could have been longer. I got the game and beat it in a day. If you get the game and beat it you can always go back and beat it on another difficulty. Also in the game there are parts were you and your partner have to make choices that affect the outcome of your gameplay. Based on the choices you make effect how the story unfolds so like i said before if you beat it once play it again and choose a differnt choice than you did before and check out the difference in the storyline, I would recommend this game to anyone who likes 3rd person shooters, co-op gameplay, and a great storyline.
Rated 10 out of 10 by DarknessIncarnate Definetly worth buying
So the first Army of Two brought new meaning to the phrases teamwork and co-op being possibly the best co-op game ever. The 40th Day lives up to that reputation and adds in a few new and awesome features such as weapon customization where you can change each part of your guns and how they look except for the pistol which only has suppressors and decals. Also, if you sign up with EA.com and link your GT/PlayStation ID to your EA profile, you can create and wear your own mask/armor. This game may only have a few levels but each level takes at least 20-30 minutes to complete and the enemies aren't complete pushovers. Another new feature (as far as I can tell) is you can make moral decisions regarding capturing enemies and whether or not to save civilians. The graphics (at times) don't look too good but that still doesn't take away from the fun this game offers to players. Overall, if you liked the first Army of Two game then you need to buy this one.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Sarhtaz Alright.
The game is alright, it could have been much better. In this sequel to the hit third-person teamwork-based shooter. Army of Two: The 40th Day reunites Salem and Rios as they're forced to survive in a city under siege. The sequel includes more co-op moves for players to use at any time, which will allow for completely different strategies and options in battle, adding up to a bigger, more organic and immersive co-op experience. The story of The 40th Day places Salem and Rios in the middle of Shanghai, China, as a disaster of epic proportions strikes the city. While they happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, they are the right men to react to the chaos. As they fight their way through ruined districts of the city, they discover more and more catastrophes are being orchestrated to devastate Shanghai piece by piece. It's up two Salem and Rios to uncover the secret of the 40th Day and survive the chaos. It's a fun game to try.
Rated 0 out of 10 by firedwheelman I cant wait till the second game
I cant wait till the second army of 2. the first one was awesome because of all the gun customisation. but the up close hand to hand combat was just alright because if you run up to someone and try to hit them you half to pull the trigger which is the same as shooting so sometimes you end up shooting instead of hitting which can get a little frustrating. but I heard it was going to be better in the second one. I don't know how they can make the co-op any better in the second one.The story was good to. the graphics in the game is unbelievable in a good way:).some reviews on it only gave it like a 6.5 but that's because they compared it to halo 3 or gears of war. but the co-op campaign is totally different because you half to play strategically with your partner. unlike halo 3 where one man can do all the work while the other stays in a good re-spawn point. the army of two x-box live is fun to because it is two on two rather than five on five in halo and gears. in army of two live you even halve missions to do. it is the best game I've ever played.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Ebony Blood Awesome Game!
I waited a while for this game and was very happy with it. The AI was great and posted a good challenge but not so much that it took away from the fun. The story was a bit confusing until I listened to the radio logs which tells bits of the story that helps tie it all together. But I am most impressed with the weapon customization, it is the first shooter that I have played that allows you to customize your weapon to the exact way you play and shoot. The new scope attachments is a plus too. I would recommend that you play with a friend, although the AI of your computer partner is better it promotes a greater challenge to not play with another human player, plus it just makes it more enjoyable to play with friends. I didn't really have any problems with the game, none that i can think of that wasn't my own fault at least. So i would definitely recommend this game to anyone who likes shooting games and co-op/multiplayer games.
Rated 8 out of 10 by bLacKLabeL 856 Very Upsetting
Army of Two is a very good game. It's fun to play with your friends and the mask creator is rude. The only problem with it is that it disconnects you from the game. I mean maybe because it just came out, but it randomly says " the other player left the game," when in reality, we're both still there saying why did you leave? It makes no sense at all whatsoever. Also, this game is IMPOSSIBLE. In most normal games it goes like this. You fight large amounts of enemies, then end up with a mini boss or a boss. This game does that too; the only problem is that you almost get NO CHECKPOINTS. My friend and I killed 72 people a piece, and then a boss came out. He instantly killed us with his grenade launcher and we died. We would have laughed about it until we realized that we just spawned at the beginning before we fought the 140 guys. This game is great, but that in itself makes me mad. I suppose you should get it if you don't suck.