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  • Summary: When a disaster of epic proportions strikes Shanghai, China, Rios and Salem find themselves right in the middle of it all - the wrong place, the wrong time, but the right team. A carefully orchestrated series of mysterious catastrophes is dragging Shanghai to the brink of ruin, and now theWhen a disaster of epic proportions strikes Shanghai, China, Rios and Salem find themselves right in the middle of it all - the wrong place, the wrong time, but the right team. A carefully orchestrated series of mysterious catastrophes is dragging Shanghai to the brink of ruin, and now the Army of Two must fight their way through ravaged city districts as they try to beat the odds and uncover the secret of the 40th Day. ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY features a bigger playbook of new co-op moves that either player can use at any time, opening up new strategies and countless choices for both players. The result is a bigger, better, more organic and immersive co-op experience that lets gamers put their best two-man tactics to use whenever and wherever they want. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Play Magazine
    95
    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.
  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. A solid, not groundbreaking, action experience for its fans. If you like to shoot stuff, and your friend does too, you've got a winner.
  4. It has some issues that at this point in a generation are pretty much unforgivable, but if you are willing to look past them, you’ll find there’s a decent cooperative shooter there.
  5. Army of Two: The 40th Day doesn’t hide that it's all about the cooperative game mode. But for a purely cooperative game, it is quite low on content. The other game modes might be decent, but have been done better by other games many times before. Army of Two: The 40th Day could have been the ultimate cooperative game, but failed because it wanted to be everything else as well.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    70
    It's still dumb but a lot tighter and more fun than the original. Just make sure you play it in co-op, okay? [Mar 2010, p.74]
  7. Pass on this title and save your money for the better games coming out this year. There will be no lack of them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. Sep 9, 2020
    10
    10/10 better than it's predecessor AND successor.
    the 40th day had an amazing story, different choices that made an impact on the story and
    10/10 better than it's predecessor AND successor.
    the 40th day had an amazing story, different choices that made an impact on the story and how the game will end. Though one thing I don't like is the limited weapon customisation and selection, kinda worse than the first game and most definitely worse than The Devil's Cartel.
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  2. Feb 2, 2011
    9
    the game story is interesting. it didn't treally build off of the 2nd one. so it's not a sequal to the first. this game is very fun. thethe game story is interesting. it didn't treally build off of the 2nd one. so it's not a sequal to the first. this game is very fun. the combat system and the AI are superb. it is short but that makes it more replayable. this game is a treasure for shooter fans. if you liked the first one you should love this addition. although even on the easy levels you are still challenged and medium and hard a almost impossible. great game. Expand
  3. Sep 18, 2011
    9
    this is hands down the best game out there if you want to play with a friend or you have a sibling that you fight with about who gets to play.this is hands down the best game out there if you want to play with a friend or you have a sibling that you fight with about who gets to play. ill start off by saying that you must play this game with someone else or you wont enjoy it as much because your partner in single player is pretty stupid. this game has so much replay value since it also has online mode as well my only problem with the online is that you cant play split screen on that as well. the story doesnt really pull you in and the characters you meet are forgettable but it has good graphics amazing sounds and enough people to shoot at that you will play it over and over again as well you can invite a friend through playstation network and you can play the campaign and online with them. if you have a sibling or a friend to play this with then this game is a must have especially since the price has dropped down to below 20$ Expand
  4. Jun 21, 2014
    7
    Jut fished this lovely game. I in general love action third person games like gears of war. This game has a lot of positive vibe in it self.Jut fished this lovely game. I in general love action third person games like gears of war. This game has a lot of positive vibe in it self. A lot of pure action, where your partner and you cooperate to eradicate the enemies ( by the way , I don't know who those enemies are , only that there are a lot of them and that they wore red. I think there are five or six types of enemies. Cooperation with your partner is actually very functional, and i like how the aggro system function. I played alone, but my AI companion was smart i can say.
    About the story, i know nothing,(some guys in red attacks Shanghai and two of us are trying to extract our selves and during the course we killed all invading force:).
    But what matters to me regarding this game is very fluid action, functional cooperation with partner ( off course weapon modification system is great). Level designs can vary but all in all i found sometimes atmosphere very enjoyable and immersing.
    Graphics are very good and very fluid.
    This game is not excellent it lacks personality , maybe a little short, but it was very fun an enjoyable experience.
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  5. Apr 25, 2018
    7
    Is a game to play with a friend on your side, a single player campaign is not so attractive, but the graphics are good, the story is littleIs a game to play with a friend on your side, a single player campaign is not so attractive, but the graphics are good, the story is little short and week, the mechanics are ok, the game has nothing special, but if you have someone to play with is a good catch Expand
  6. Jul 9, 2014
    6
    Army of two is a pretty basic 3rd person shooter with no real innovative feature, BUT it can be a lot of fun if you are playing with a friendArmy of two is a pretty basic 3rd person shooter with no real innovative feature, BUT it can be a lot of fun if you are playing with a friend and looking to kill some time. The best parts about the game are the weapon customization and the sections where you and your partner take different paths. Overall a simple but fun game to enjoy with a "bro" Expand
  7. Jun 27, 2022
    4
    A boring mess. The franchise consistently manages to remain average and not take any jumps to be inventive.

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