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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: 41 out of 79
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
  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. Overall, Army of Two The 40th Day is a much more polished experience than the first game and greater care was exercised in trying to address the concerns everyone had from the original title.
  4. 75
    This is a beefed-up version of the original game, and still stands as one of the most impressive co-op shooters available. If you have a friend to play with this is one of the best experiences you can have with this type of game. But if you intend to fly solo this is definitely not the game for you. The campaign is short, the helper AI seriously has some faults and the game just wasn't designed to be played alone.
  5. Many of the issues with the original title have been addressed, but the brevity and lack of replayability make this co-op third person shooter a strictly-for-hire title.
  6. The 40th Day is just far too inexcusably frustrating to heartily recommend, but if what you're looking for is a hefty serving of disposable, bombastic fare, then this will be right up your street.
  7. Army of Two: The 40th Day is a big disappointment in so many ways. The first game had it's flaws, but was a good game for it's time. These days we expect more from a game, and this just doesn't cut it. An all to short campaign still feels repetitive, an multi player-component that lacks a distinctive feel. But worst of all is the controls, which will give you headache for a very long time. A swing and a miss, EA Montreal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 38
  2. Negative: 7 out of 38
  1. Feb 23, 2022
    10
    this game is not that bad and is the best in the series. the fact that this game got so much hate is crazy the story not only is good but thethis game is not that bad and is the best in the series. the fact that this game got so much hate is crazy the story not only is good but the gun play and set pieces as well Expand
  2. FoolsGold
    Jan 13, 2010
    10
    A truly terrific game. If you love high energy action, this is the game for you - a great disaster setting, fresh lead characters and great A truly terrific game. If you love high energy action, this is the game for you - a great disaster setting, fresh lead characters and great combat make this a better game than Gears in a lot of ways. I also liked the fact that the moral decisions you make in the game don't have a clear good or bad outcome - really makes a difference, especially if you're playing with another human being and not the AI. Expand
  3. May 4, 2011
    10
    This game is so much underrated, its sadning. Army of Two: The 40th Day is my favorite shooter and one of my favorite game ever. I reallyThis game is so much underrated, its sadning. Army of Two: The 40th Day is my favorite shooter and one of my favorite game ever. I really loved the first game, put this second installment is a great improvement Army of Two. The disaster setting is great and the gameplay is just fantastic and thrilling, and it controls very well. The characters are interesting, fleshy, and funny at times. I kinda miss the first game's humour. Playing this game alone is amazing, put playing with a friend is a real blast, the best fun I had playing a videogame! Expand
  4. NFOxDevilseedx
    Jan 14, 2010
    8
    How can you rate a game based on a DEMO? The demo ONLY allowed co-op, no multiplayer, no solo, no mask customization, no in depth upgrades. How can you rate a game based on a DEMO? The demo ONLY allowed co-op, no multiplayer, no solo, no mask customization, no in depth upgrades. This game is pretty dang good in my opinion. It looks better, runs better and has a multiplayer I can enjoy for hours on end. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2014
    8
    Playing on your own isn't much fun, the AI on your companion that you have through out the game is not great. But, the co-op is great! ThisPlaying on your own isn't much fun, the AI on your companion that you have through out the game is not great. But, the co-op is great! This game isn't very long but it can provide some great sofa entertainment on a weekend. If you have a friend willing to play it: buy it, if not: Don't Expand
  6. Jun 4, 2013
    6
    It was good, but it was also disappointing. The customization was a bit pointless and your choices had the impact of a rats ass. If you likeIt was good, but it was also disappointing. The customization was a bit pointless and your choices had the impact of a rats ass. If you like Army of Two, you'll like it, but I can't recommend it. Expand
  7. 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 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

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