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11:20 AM on 08.13.2009

Army of Two: The 40th Day slated for January

Remember how much we all hate it when videogames get released during the end of the year and it's virtually impossible to play all of the good ones? Do you also remember how companies are afraid to put out their games during ...

Jordan Devore





6:20 PM on 06.23.2009

EA wants you to design weapons for Army of Two: The 40th Day

Calling all creative types: EA Montreal is putting on a second weapon design contest, this time for Army of Two: The 40th Day.Starting today, users can submit an image of their original weapon to be implemented into "a f...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 06.03.2009

E3 09: Army of Two: The 40th Day still rocks the destruction

I’ve already seen Army of Two: The 40th Day. A few months back, I got a hands-off demo of the game, and came away pretty impressed. Too bad EA is pulling a fast one, and the only thing we got to see of Army of Two: The ...

Ben Perlee

8:40 AM on 05.28.2009

Metal Gear Solid 4 among six new PS3 'Greatest Hits' titles

This morning, Sony has announced a new batch of “Greatest Hits” titles that will be hitting retail on June 16. Because these releases are hitting shelves after E3, we predict that at least five or ten minutes will...

Nick Chester

11:00 PM on 05.26.2009

Here are some new Army of Two: The 40th Day screenshots

Army of Two: the 40th Day isn’t exactly the Army of Two you remember. The fist-bumping, butt-slapping behavior of the two protagonists -- Salem and Rios -- has been greatly reduced to match the game’s new, more se...

Brad Nicholson

9:00 AM on 05.01.2009

Worst. Zoo. Ever. New Army of Two 40th Day trailer

Later this year, Electronic Arts will be releasing Army of Two: The 40th Day, the sequel to its popular third-person buddy shooter. Today, they've released a trailer, all of which EA claims is in-game footage. In it we s...

Nick Chester

7:00 PM on 03.06.2009

Is Army of Two: The 40th Day the sequel to EA's buddy shooter?

Publisher Electronic Arts has already confirmed that it will be announcing a new game from its Montreal studio this coming week. There's been some speculation as to what the title could be, but there's little doubt it's actua...

Nick Chester

1:23 PM on 10.24.2008

Army of Two getting a movie

Just like in Brokeback Mountain, the two buddies in Army of Two just can't quit each other. In addition to an upcoming sequel to the game, it looks as though a movie incarnation is on the horizon. Variety is reporting that th...

Brad Nicholson

1:48 PM on 10.23.2008

EA craves sequels for Dead Space, Army of Two, and Battlefield: Bad Company

EA has surprised more than a few people this past year with a slew of new IPs and an improving image in the eyes of many, myself included.However, you have got to make sequels to fund these new properties, and you better beli...

Jordan Devore

9:28 PM on 04.19.2008

New Army of Two DLC coming out next week

New content for Army of Two will be coming out next week for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. The Security and Strategy Corporation (SSC) Challenge DLC will contain a new challenge mode and new maps for the challenge mode...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:34 PM on 03.17.2008

Genocide for fun and profit: horrific irony in Army of Two

In my Army of Two review, I promised to talk in greater detail about the game's moral and political implications. That's what I'm fixin' to do right now, with some mild spoilerage.Army of Two may be one of the most contempora...

Anthony Burch



Destructoid review: Army of Two
by Anthony Burch

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Why aren't there more co-op games? Why are so many modern titles focused either on only singleplayer campaigns and multiplayer deathmatches, with multiplayer co-op often acting as nothing more than an afterthought? The act of going through an entire campaign with the help of a close friend or online stranger can, in theory, combine the best aspects of both single- and multiplayer modes; the player still gets an interesting story and level design catered specifically for the players' enjoyment, but with all the fun social networking that a pleasant multiplayer game can afford (when played with friends, that is).

Because of this, I was reasonably excited for Army of Two. This third-person shooter was built from the ground up with cooperative multiplayer in mind, and only cooperative multiplayer in mind. Many other reviewers have docked points from the game's score simply because the singleplayer is bland, but that's not the goddamn point. Army of Two is a multiplayer cooperative game, and should only be played or judged as a multiplayer cooperative game. 

Still, though, does Army of Two succeed in what it sets out to do? Does it craft a fun, engaging cooperative experience in which teamwork is required rather than a gimmick?

No.

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5:47 PM on 03.06.2008

EA needs a geography lesson

Polish gaming Web site Polygamia tells us that the Army of Two street date was broken over there, but that's not the real news item. Our focus here is on a bit of history that Electronic Arts seems to have missed.When street ...

Dale North

8:50 AM on 02.12.2008

EA : Xbox 360 is Army of Two's leading platform, but don't worry

EA is claiming that their upcoming game, Army of Two, will offer up an identical experience on both consoles, but I'm trying hard to suppress that uneasy feeling after learning that the Xbox 360 is the lead platform for the g...

SRVSLPS

6:09 PM on 10.22.2007

Hands-on with Army of Two

Nuzzled deep in the inconsequential city of Millbrae, CA, EA hosted a hands-on trial of their much anticipated co-op game Army of Two at the Bay Area Paintball facilities. Press was greeted at the door with an onslaught of hi...

Tiff

8:28 AM on 09.19.2007

Nevar Furget: Army of Two's 9/11 trailer is good stuff

EA's Army of Two is not a game one might expect to court controversial subjects with any degree of class and grace. It's a big, dumb action game with two meatheaded mercenaries that drown in their own testosterone. That said,...

Jim Sterling