Tuesday, January 12

Army of Two: The 40th Day Review

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, and whether you’re playing by yourself or with friends, you’ll enjoy the fast paced action that doesn’t seem to slow down, even when you’re in the middle of a cutscene. The improved Aggro system (thanks to the inclusion of the GPS feature) and expanded weapons customization strengthens the tactics on the battlefield, which are much deeper than the previous title. Even multiplayer reinforces the co-op nature of the game, and its modes will keep you playing for a long time. The morality moments could have posed larger dilemmas and the AI still stumbles at times, but overall, The 40th Day is a great game to blast through.

IGN Ratings for Army of Two: The 40th Day (X360)
Rating Description
out of 10
8.5 Presentation
An interactive disaster movie from start to finish, The 40th Day throws Rios and Salem in a fight for their lives as an entire city falls around them.
8.5 Graphics
From the particle effects to the animations of Rios and Salem, The 40th Day is visually appealing. Texture pop-in and some camera issues hold it back from being outstanding.
8.5 Sound
Voice acting is excellent once again, although there should be more dialogue during the game. Sound effects are rich and vary based on modifications to firearms, giving the sound of a warzone.
8.5 Gameplay
Single player is stronger thanks to improved partner AI. Co-op is improved this time around, and just about every feature from the first game has been amended. The morality system could go farther.
8.5 Lasting Appeal
Again, co-op play makes this game engaging, and with a stronger set of multiplayer modes you’ll blast through Shanghai over and over for a while.



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