Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Let’s applaud the development team over at EA Montréal. They’ve made many changes and added new things to please fans as well as the non-believers without destroying the essence of what makes an Army of Two game. Still, the game could do some things better, but, so long as improvements are being made, the Army of Two franchise will be around for another go.
  2. Army of Two: The 40th Day is dumb, goofy fun, but sometimes that’s just what the doctor ordered.
  3. The feature-rich, action-packed gameplay—co-op and solo—is a blast, but it’s the explosive presentation, that literally sees Shanghai falling to flaming pieces all around you, that steals the show and will have you watching your—and your buddy’s—back.
  4. EA Montreal delivers a rich, over-the-top buddy experience that provides intelligent choices and a tough but fun Die Hard-like vibe that helps lighten the game's dark, gritty atmosphere. [Feb 2010, p.80]
  5. It has evolved, and although maybe regular fans of the genre would wait for more new features, it is true it contributes with enough of them to catch our attention, entertain and make us enjoy.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Dec 13, 2011
    6
    This game has a good idea: A game that is designed for Co-op play. The first game was rather ok but lacked in gameplay and fun. This one works a little better in all sides. Playing alone this is boring, co-op is OK and online has a few decent modes. The big thing here is that there are better co-op games there. But this one is a decent co-op shooter game. Just make sure your partner really knows how to play shooters, it's not the easiest game to learn. Full Review »
  2. Mar 27, 2013
    5
    Army of Two: The 40th Day has the exact elements of a popcorn action flick. The story is almost no where to be found, unless you listen to the radio messages. There are also unnecessary choices throughout the campaign that feel out of place. Salem and Rios still give there corny one liners that are amusing from time to time. The presentation is cool using some sort of camera system that ties into the campaign. The graphics are good, they will not blow you away. The gameplay is still as good as the original and needs to be played with a human partner instead of AI. The aggro meter returns and really make Army of Two unique, as the 3rd person shooting is not all that unique. The multiplayer is not that standout, except for one mode, Co-op deathmatch. Which puts Army of Two's spin on the deathmatch game mode. So Army of Two plays well, but when it comes to story it's all about the action. Full Review »
  3. Jan 24, 2012
    5
    Army of two 40th day
    I played the original army of two game and i liked it like 6 out of 10 stars so i thought i would give this game a try
    and i got really disappointed. This is a pure linear game ( like the first one) but this game looked worse graphic wise, and the enemy AI was a little retarded and the game in general was just repetative and boring. The only decent thing was the weapon upgrade system with a good variety of upgradeable and stuff to add to your weapon. The story is not bad but it is not good either, you don`t really get interested in it. The voice acting is mediocre and the overall game play is mediocre. Full Review »