Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. A surprisingly good story leads you through a hell of an experience starring Shanghai as a metropolis of war and corruption. Don‘t hesitate if you‘re looking for a good arcade-like shooter game you can enjoy with a buddyl - but the single players should better be warned: The AI sucks: Sometimes.
  2. Fast action and story, a easy to play shoot-em-up.
  3. 64
    Army of Two: The 40th Day is a fine game on the PlayStation 3, but on the PlayStation Portable it is poor. The biggest problem is the linear gameplay and the bad level design. Graphics and audio are pretty good, but the gameplay isn’t and that’s a shame [ipv sad].
  4. 50
    Lackluster action sequences, brain-dead AI and limited gameplay features really cripple the port of Army of Two: The 40th day on the PSP. While the game does feature morality moments, good dialogue and a variety of environments to fight through, the action is so basic and repetitive that the fun is completely missing.
  5. In its portable version, Army of Two: The 40th Day delivers good graphics and some classic shoot'em-up action. However, the gameplay suffers from a mediocre AI and the six stages are too short to last more than four hours.
  6. 50
    But for the most part the technical and visual achievements that make this title tick on consoles are all but absent here, leaving PSP players with a broken bro-mance.
  7. All the charisma of the protagonists is not enough to make up for the lack of substance. The gameplay tactics are primitive, and there is no feeling of fellowship that made Army of Two so fun to play.
  8. Completely useless A.I. makes playing this game by yourself absolutely infuriating, but if you can find a friend to play with, it at least becomes playable. Then it is simply just boring and repetitive.
  9. Merely a shadow of its console-based self. [Mar 2010, p.72]
  10. Pure thrash and a perfect example of how NOT to create a conversion. Buggy and depraved little brother of the great shooter is total crap and a waste of time. [Feb 2010]
  11. 25
    I was initially excited about the prospect of a top-down shooter to play on the go, but my excitement quickly turned to disappointment and frustration. EA tries to stuff too many peripheral gameplay components into The 40th Day, which loses focus of the point of the shoot-em-up genre. Coupled with the extremely poor AI, there just really isn't much to recommend about this game.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Feb 21, 2011
    10
    I think many people compare this game to the Xbox/PS3 version. It is a psp, it doesnt has the same capabilities as the other consoles mentioned, but it's portable, and has this awesome game. In my opinion, this games captures everything that made Army of Two: the 40th day a different shooter. From the Aggro to the weapon customisation. It is a very easy game to pick up and play. If you ask me, it is a good game to buy, if you dont want to carry around a PS3 or an Xbox 360 in a trip, or want to play at your break in school/work. I have played both versions. But if you don't travel a lot, have one big console and don't mind traveling with it (if you go somewhere), buy the other version. Full Review »