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  • Summary: Players assume the roles of mercenaries battling a Mexican drug cartel in the town of La Puerta in Army of Two The Devil’s Cartel. This third-person co-op action-shooter utilizes the new Frostbite 2 engine for optimal destruction. You and your partner shoot and destroy anything and everything in your path to bring down a violent drug cartel that’s taken control of Mexico. In partner-based missions, each player has to take on and meet individual objectives to achieve a common goal. The more effective your teamwork, the greater your combined reward as the new Overkill mode thrusts devastating power upon you for truly grandiose mass destruction. Play as you will in 2-player local split-screen or online co-op. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 6 out of 27
  1. Apr 10, 2013
    Provides co-op fun in its purest form. But the game not only scores with its fantastic co-op mode, but also with the variety of playable weapons, the sound and its thrilling atmosphere. The only minor disappointment comes from its visual realization, which appears a little bit antiquated. Nevertheless this is another superb entry in the Army of Two franchise.
  2. Apr 1, 2013
    Surprisingly fun, this Army of Two is likely to go unnoticed because of all the games launched these weeks. However, it delivers what it promises: loads of fun.
  3. Apr 8, 2013
    Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel is a worthy addition to the Army of Two franchise. Third person shooter fans will feel right at home here and as a fan of the series I enjoyed the story. There are some issues with the game and it lacks replay ability other than to unlock more gear or playing on higher difficulty settings. The Devil's Cartel is a solid shooter with some key differences from most other shooters on the market.
  4. Apr 3, 2013
    Comfortably familiar game-play contrasts against badly written and possibly fan-upsetting story. A bit too buggy and repetitive and loses much of its charm when playing without a human partner. Sadly, the best parts by far are the mask-painting tool and the possibility to play it with a friend.
  5. Apr 15, 2013
    A decent action game that entertains for the moment. There are mechanics that encourage cooperation, but other than that there's not much to praise as characters, level design and AI (amongst others) are sub par.
  6. Mar 30, 2013
    The elements that made its predecessors interesting have been all but destroyed, making Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel a functional shooter but little more.
  7. Apr 1, 2013
    We'd have hoped that if a third iteration in the series was done, it was with the overall goal of surpassing the quality of the two average previous games. But the Devil's Cartel ends-up being a sub-par TPS, bugged, limited, uninspired and even lazy in its game design.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Mar 30, 2013
    great game, graphics, destructible areas, awesome design 4 lvls, like a methlab n grow warehouse, realistic explosions decent campaign lenght 8hours, i'd give it 8,5 but since some are giving it low, i think it deeserves a lil high, most important this game is fun Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2013
    Greatest game in the poop ppwodspodpsodspdospopdospopfopfopfodpfopfodpfospfosdpfosdpofspdfosdpfosdpfosdpfospdofpdofspofpdofpdofpdsofpdsofpsdofpdopfospofp just making chartes Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2013
    I give this game a 9 only because of it's couch co-op play. There isn't too many couch co-ops that exist like they did back in the old days. I like how you can work together as a two man army and give cover fire for reach other. I think the graphics are great, the story is full of excitement kinda like watching a crazy action movie. The ability to customize your guns, armour, and mask are a huge plus and make your characters unique. If you have a buddy, a family member, or a friend who you would like to hang out with and play an awesome game together, then you must buy this game! If you are solo and want the online option, it may or may not be worth the money. Expand
  4. Jun 24, 2013
    The game seems slightly underrated to me. Apart form the fact that it relies solely on its 6-10 hour campaign, it has a good amount of action, destruction and fair plot with funny dialogue. While some cliches are at it in The Devil's Cartel, without any, you'd be playing a strange game. I understand that it's not the type that critics or some users like because of it's action, it's really what most shooter games center on. What some games excel at, others beat them in different categories. Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2013
    A really fun game for one or two walkthroughs with a friend. Story is really nothing to write about, somewhat like any generic hollywood blockbuster movie about good guys shooting tons of bad guys. It's a shame, as if the story was anything like Spec Ops: The Line, this game would really be great. The sounds are somewhat lacking, you don't really feel most of the guns kicking, anything else about sound is nothing really to write about as well. Graphics are quite decent, not as enjoable as Uncharted 3 could pull off on ps3, but well... It's on par with most of multi platform games coming out. The real fun beings with gameplay. Lots of the surroundings is destructible, the enemies can be ripped apart, in overkill mode you have infinite health, infinite bullets, and enemies disappear in red clouds with occasional limbs flying out. It is indeed fun game for two players, especially considering there aren't that many coop games coming out. Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2013
    Knowing the first two games I can tell you this: you NEED to play this game with a friend on the couch. That's the only way any three Army of two game is worth playing.
    That being said, this third one has improved on some things. It's made to play in short bursts. Missions are around 20 minutes long (not including retries off course) which is a good thing when playing with a friend. The other most noticeable thing about this game is the destrutable enviroments. Your cover gets shot the whole time.
    Now for the bad: the controls are not very intuïtive but they are do-able, the game gets repetitive pretty fast, the buying off weapons and the balance is pretty stupid (the last guns you unlock are not good at all and the you can just complete the whole game easily with the first standard weapons, gold color is the last thing you unlock, I actually didn't even unlock that color even though we completed the game on the hardest difficulty), lots of bugs (for example: when a car explodes beside an ememy he dies, when it explodes besides you, not much happens)...

    En yet, despite all off this I still recommend to play this with a friend in short bursts because there aren't a lot off alternatives for it and it's still a fun game.
  7. Mar 28, 2013
    EA is at it again. This game requires that you sign in to Origin before you are allowed to play it. If you have lousy internet you will not be able to play this mediocre title, so maybe that's actually a good thing (unless you already paid for the damn thing). Gameplay is always linear; AI is watered down, even on the hardest difficulty. The only way to enjoy this game is with a friend and while you both are intoxicated. Otherwise the game is unchallenging, unimagintive, and the repetitive. Oh and did I mention the story was written by a 12 year old. Skip this one and invest the money you save on a worthier title. Expand

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