Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 55
  2. Negative: 11 out of 55
  1. May 13, 2013
    40
    There’s no creativity here, no passion. What’s more, developers decided to leave out most of the interesting elements from the previous games of the series. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.66]
  2. Mar 28, 2013
    40
    Buggy, unnecessary, and outstays its welcome before the credits close...Army of Two has never been an especially bad series, it's just never been an especially good one. The Devil's Cartel is the ultimate example of this. Is it bad? Not especially. But it's a far, far cry from good.
  3. Apr 2, 2013
    40
    It’s simply baffling that it manages to make so many mistakes within such a well-worn template.
  4. Apr 30, 2013
    40
    If I had to sum up The Devil’s Cartel in a few words, I’d say it’s all style and no substance. Whereas its predecessors at least tried to be mildly entertaining, this entry has no problem tossing waves of faceless goons at you until you either mow them all down and proceed to the next level or give up and play something else. With this game, I recommend choosing the latter.
  5. Apr 2, 2013
    30
    Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel is an underwhelming third-person shooter that is a clearly a half-hearted cash-grab by Electronic Arts. If you're looking for a game in this genre, I suggest you turn to Gears of War or any number other titles of this ilk. Seriously, this game isn't worth your time. It isn't broken, it just isn't good either.
  6. Jun 9, 2013
    35
    In the end, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel is a boring, meatheaded slog through about ten or so hours of predictable situations and sub par dialogue, and if someone told me that the development team had simply been handed a bit of cardboard with the words "sink this series" emblazoned across it as a design document, I'd believe it without hesitation.
  7. Apr 19, 2013
    40
    The third adventure of Army of Two is the weakest of the series, sending the player on a cliche-ridden journey through a boring Mexican landscape. Even in co-op, the gameplay is often monotone, focusing on all to familiar action with weak AI.
  8. 30
    The original Army of Two really wasn't that bad. This seems like an unnecessary reboot sent to die halfway through the development cycle when EA realized it was going to be a sh.tty game anyway.
  9. Apr 4, 2013
    42
    In the end, Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel has nothing to do with the previous two entries, does little to invite gamers back, and does even less to really excite anyone for a future title.
  10. 40
    The lack of challenge only adds to the boredom. In every way, Army Of Two: The Devil’s Cartel is an embarrassment to videogames...Not just boring, but exactly the kind of ‘violence for violence‘s sake’ dross the anti-videogame lobbyists dredge up at the arrival of each new atrocity.
  11. Apr 5, 2013
    45
    Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel is a prime example of a series that has a lot in its way. Nothing here drives the experience forward, and instead leaves most of what makes it special behind.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 167 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 49
  2. Negative: 7 out of 49
  1. Mar 26, 2013
    7
    Amazing co-op gameplay (like always) and awesome weapon customizations, although the game lacks some rich stories. But still, a great game to play with friends. Full Review »
  2. Mar 26, 2013
    8
    It's not a perfect game by any means. The cover system tends to be sticky, there are some graphical issues like screen tear and texture pop, and it tends to be a little glitchy. Lack of polish aside, the combat and game feel are still nice, and I still had a fun time with it over all. Pretty good, but not spectacular. Full Review »
  3. Mar 29, 2013
    9
    I cannot understand why critics are not in favor of this game, it's incredible. Everything from the amazing customization (masks, load outs, etc.) to the insane destructible environments, provided you use the brutal overkill mode, is just breathtaking. Its not a masterpiece, by any sense, the story and characters are pretty mediocre and there are some graphical glitches throughout. These cons however, are vastly overshadowed by solid controls, equally up to par co-op action, and countless ways to differentiate your T.W.O operative. Overall a great entry in a ridiculously fun series. Full Review »