Platform(s): XBOX360, PS3
Genre: Third-Person Shooter
Army of Two markets itself as the first 'fully co-op game'. Wow, them's fightin' words! I'm not totally convinced; Halo has a co-op game, Rainbow Six: Vegas has a co-op game - actually, most shooters these days have co-op. So what do they mean?
Well essentially what they mean is you play one of two characters who never separate, throughout missions. The other can be played by the computer, your buddy online or in my case, my very uninterested girlfriend - she loves date night!
It works, but I don't really know why; it lacks the ability to move between characters, which I think would have been nice. But the commands are easy to use, and unlike other games you don't end up getting shot while searching for a command button.
AGRO is the kind of gimmicky idea I normally abhor, but again it works - and it works because you can ignore it if you want (but I wouldn't). The cut scenes, too, are magnificent. I would happily watch movies rendered like this. Please, someone make a movie rendered like this.
The only fault with this game is that it's just too darn short. If you're looking for a good online shooter, buy this. Looking for a single player game? Rent it.
Replay Value: 2/5
Overall rating: 3.5/5
Review by Eamonn Cleary