Army of Two: The 40th Day Xbox 360

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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 126 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 126
  2. Negative: 17 out of 126
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  1. Apr 16, 2011
    3
    If you played the first AOT, you will most likely HATE this version! It truly seems as if this one should have been the first one. It plays more like an arcade whereas the first one was more true to life. The enemies are all darkly clothed and most of the backgrounds in this game are dark, so, you have a hard time even seeing what you should be shooting at. The graphics are so muchIf you played the first AOT, you will most likely HATE this version! It truly seems as if this one should have been the first one. It plays more like an arcade whereas the first one was more true to life. The enemies are all darkly clothed and most of the backgrounds in this game are dark, so, you have a hard time even seeing what you should be shooting at. The graphics are so much less realistic, at least in single player mode (I haven't done multiplayer yet). Then, there are the endless staircases... why have you waste time on traversing staircases if nothing surprising ever happens? Plus, you can't skip the storyline cutaways... a complaint I have about the first one, too. Very disappointed in this game. Expand
  2. ShawnW
    Feb 17, 2010
    3
    Army of Two: The 40th Day is an interesting shooter. Weapon customization and making your own masks. But after a few fights and moral decisions, you realize this is just another repetitive shooter, with only the weapon cust and the masks. (Yes, I'm also talking about MW2.) Also, believe it or not, the campaign is soooooooo short. The multiplayer is also very laggy. It's fun with Army of Two: The 40th Day is an interesting shooter. Weapon customization and making your own masks. But after a few fights and moral decisions, you realize this is just another repetitive shooter, with only the weapon cust and the masks. (Yes, I'm also talking about MW2.) Also, believe it or not, the campaign is soooooooo short. The multiplayer is also very laggy. It's fun with a friend, but soon, you'll find it's just a repetitive shooter with some extra touches. My suggestion: fun to rent and play with a friend, but you may regret it later when you bought a pretty dumb and short game for 60 dollars. Expand
  3. AndyM
    Feb 1, 2010
    4
    Note: I played this co-op via local split screen. First off, I didn't rent this game for the story, so its quality wasn't important. That said I found myself caring so little about the characters in the game that I at times wished I could just skip the cutscenes. Skipable cutscenes would have also helped since you had to rewatch them every time you played a stage again after Note: I played this co-op via local split screen. First off, I didn't rent this game for the story, so its quality wasn't important. That said I found myself caring so little about the characters in the game that I at times wished I could just skip the cutscenes. Skipable cutscenes would have also helped since you had to rewatch them every time you played a stage again after dieing. The gameplay is a mix of every third person shooter on the market. Problem is, while it borrows from everyone, it doesn't do anything particularily better or even at times as well. The mapping of the "A" button is broken. You will find yourself vaulting across cover more often than locking in behind it. Worst of all, the "revive" mechanic is mapped to the same button. I can't even count the number of times I would start sprinting (also mapped to the "A" button) instead of reviving my partner. Also, you don't crouch when you're reviving your friend, so expect to die many times because you're both stuck in an animation while being fired on. Bosses in the game are typically easier than the common enemies. Every one is the exact same stradegy, one person fires from the front (in cover) and gets all the agro on him while the other player moves to the back and kills the boss. While the weapon customization is cool I never felt like I was actually making my gun any better (just marginally). Furthermore, player two gets completely thrown under the bus. If you don't beat the game in one sitting the next time you load your game player two's guns will be completely gone (along with everything back to being locked). While that angered me I settled back down assuming that I could just reunlock everything (getting money is 2X as easy compared to the first game), but no, for the rest of the game only player 1 unlocked weapons. Overall it just left a bad taste in both of our mouths, and since the story wasn't at all involving we quickly decided to go do something else. Army of Two: 40th Day is a fun rent for an evening of gaming, but beyond that its a game that is actually inferior in every way to its predecessor. Expand
  4. CyprianL
    Jan 25, 2010
    3
    Really poor game. Ending is the worst nightmare for all players. This should be first game not a sequel.
  5. jayh
    Jan 18, 2010
    2
    I agree that alot of the improvements in this installment like the graphics, and lots of different custom options are very much a welcomed suprise. The thing that makes me give this such a low score is the fact that this game is advertised as a co-op stlye game, but yet , the co-op and multi-player functions are all but broken and unplayable.Freezing up in the same spot for well over a I agree that alot of the improvements in this installment like the graphics, and lots of different custom options are very much a welcomed suprise. The thing that makes me give this such a low score is the fact that this game is advertised as a co-op stlye game, but yet , the co-op and multi-player functions are all but broken and unplayable.Freezing up in the same spot for well over a half hour and another hour of lag deaths breaks this game for me. These "features" are the whole reason I purchased the game in the first place. To launch a game with these faults is inexcuseble. For all its improvements I cannot advise anyone to buy this game. Rent or stay away. Expand
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 79 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 79
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
  1. Games Master UK
    85
    Army of Two: The 40th Day has taken past criticism on the chin. Salem and Rios have evolved from disagreeable meatheads into entertaining anti-heroes while the setting is now much more befitting to the gameplay. If you're looking for an intense but concentrated gaming experience, we think the masked mercs deliver. [Jan 2010, p.68]
  2. 85
    A disaster movie in a game package, Army of Two: The 40th Day capitalizes on its co-op play to deliver an awesome action experience that's incredibly fun to play. Co-op moments feel more natural.
  3. The interaction between the two main characters extends beyond the trivial buddy moves from the first game and becomes an integral part of the journey. Marry that to some satisfyingly chunky gunplay and the odd spectacular, building-levelling explosion and you have an action game that is far more fun than it has any right to be.