Format: Xbox360 , PS3
Genre: Third person shooter
Army of Two: The 40th Day is a third person shooter set during an invasion in Shanghai China and a sequel to the patchy 2008 release.
The game, which was developed by EA Montreal, follows mercenary soldiers Tyson Rios and Elliot Salem as they try to escape the city after a job goes wrong. It builds on the successful implemented co-op features of the original and feels 'inspired' by the last Gears of War title.
This time round there's a morality system which rates how players make crucial decisions, such as killing hostages, and which has an impact on how the story unfolds.
The aggro system from the first title is back with improvements - one player can draw the enemies fire and the other can hide, play dead and flank the attackers. Once players have waded through the seven to ten hour hour campaign there's the usual versus and co-op multiplayer modes to master too.
The game is far more playable than the first but it's no masterpiece. The graphics look a little dated for a new release and the control system is not without its quirks. Solo play is also a little boring; it's hard to get excited waiting for your computer controlled buddy to lower a bridge.
Still 40th day is an enjoyable enough shooter and all the more so when played with a human buddy.
Rent or Buy: Rent
Replay Value: 3/5
Reviewed By: Bryan Collins