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Army of Two: The 40th Day

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
74
4.0
Xbox 360
75
3.9

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 7 4.0
Xbox 360 6 3.9
Combined MobyScore 13 3.9


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PlayStation 3Game Shark
There is enough in this new instalment to make it worth your time and money, despite the quick and dirty campaign mode. Playing through said campaign with a friend is definitely the way to go, but you won’t be disappointed if you want to jump into the action by yourself. Army of Two: The 40th Day is dumb, goofy fun, but sometimes that’s just what the doctor ordered.
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PlayStation 3GameFocus
Development studios that are truly willing to listen to feedback and accept criticism are rare. While the first Army of Two game wasn’t incredibly flawed or boring, there was lots of stuff that needed improvement. Let’s be honest, hardcore gamers ask for a lot of “innovation” but they don’t want their games to change too much from sequel to sequel. Keeping the balance is tough nowadays. I have to applaud the development team over at EA Montréal. They’ve made many changes to please fans as well as the non-believers without destroying the essence of what makes an Army of Two game. Still, the game could do some things better, but, so long as improvements are being made, the Army of Two franchise will be around for another go.
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PlayStation 3Vandal Online
Y a partir de aquí, Army of Two: The 40th Day se desvela como un juego de acción heredero de su predecesor, pero con entidad propia, y una calidad que lo sitúa en la vanguardia indiscutible de todos los que busquen una experiencia de multijugador cooperativo francamente intensa. Igualmente, cuando estamos en solitario, la experiencia es buena, el comportamiento del compañero controlado por la máquina no reviste mayores inconvenientes, y se nota que se ha hecho un gran esfuerzo por corregir los defectos que se detectaron en la primera entrega. Ha evolucionado, y aunque quizás los aficionados más habituales al género esperasen un conjunto de novedades más sustanciosas (que el juego ofrece sólo parcialmente), lo cierto es que aporta suficientes novedades para divertir, captar nuestra atención, y hacernos disfrutar.
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PlayStation 3GamingXP
Die eingängige Steuerung, jede Menge Action, sowie die taktischen Möglichkeiten machen „Army of Two - The 40th Day“ zu einem gelungenen Koop-Titel. Im Einzelspieler Modus sind die Möglichkeiten aufgrund des rudimentären Befehlsmenüs zwar ein wenig eingeschränkt, aber Spaß macht er trotzdem.
85
PlayStation 3IGN
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.
85
Xbox 360IGN UK
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.
85
PlayStation 3IGN UK
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.
84
PlayStation 3Multiplayer.it
Army of Two:The 40th Day è finalmente un videogioco completo e ben congeniato sotto tutti i punti di vista. Al comparto grafico molto migliorato si affianca un gameplay collaudato e funzionante al quale sono state aggiunte molte possibilità. Peccato per le nostre scelte morali che potevano essere sfruttate meglio e qualche svarione della CPU che in alcuni casi passa facilmente da un estremo all'altro. Un titolo assolutamente da avere per tutti gli amanti degli sparatutto e per chi si vuole godere un'avventura sempre a fianco di un amico, visto che in due ci si diverte davvero tanto.
83
PlayStation 33D Juegos
Táctico, espectacular y aparatoso: The 40th Day es la segunda parte del fantástico Army of Two, y como tal tiene el acierto de corregir los errores del original y, al mismo tiempo, de potenciar sus virtudes. Nueva experiencia cooperativa a seguir por los fans de este tipo de jugabilidad, y un videojuego más que notable para los que opten por disfrutarlo en solitario.
82
PlayStation 3Middle East Gamers (MEgamers)
Army of Two: The 40th Day is quite a decent follow up to the original, and includes some much welcomed improvements. The morality system is the only thing I find puzzling about the game, so you’ll really want to think twice before making your decisions. The decent multiplayer options will keep you going for a good stretch, and with two DLC packs there’s certainly quite a bit to keep you coming back for more.
81
Xbox 360Level
Deși nu este ceva cu adevărat nou apărut pe firmament, jocul celor de la EA surprinde prin gameplay-ul său proaspăt și bine pus la punct. Este o adiție excelentă pentru posesorii de console, mai ales dacă ai pe cineva lângă tine care să îți acopere spatele.
80
PlayStation 3Everyeye.it
Army Of Two: Il Quarantesimo Giorno è senza dubbio un must have per tutti gli amanti della cooperazione, soprattutto se veicolata dall’online gaming. Grazie ad un level desing studiato appositamente per l’azione simultanea, ad un’intelligenza artificiale quasi sempre sopra le righe e, volente o nolente, anche ad un comparto audio-visivo di assoluto rispetto, questo sequel, a differenza del suo illustre predecessore, risulta appetibile anche per il gioco in single player. La varietà di situazioni e l’apporto significativo della CPU non solo per quel che riguarda le linee nemiche contribuiscono infatti a rendere l’esperienza appagante e inaspettatamente longeva (e rigiocabile) anche per chi non amasse particolarmente socializzare.
80
PlayStation 3Darkstation
Army of Two: The 40th Day is bigger, badder, and better then the games first outing. The gameplay mechanics are more refined, the graphics are greatly improved, and the experience is a lot more fluid then the first game. With that being said the game still has growth areas that still need to be addressed for this game to make it to the elite status and I would imagine that even greater things are still to come from this still rather young series.
80
PlayStation 3Game Over Online
Overall, The 40th Day, which is an awful name by the way, is actually a great game. Is it as much of an improvement over the original as we might’ve hoped? Not really, but there is a ton more content including a hefty arsenal of weaponry for you to pimp out and an expanded multiplayer that makes this game well worth playing.
80
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
All the major draws of the original Army of Two have found their way back, weapons customization, partner tactics, aggro, etc., and many have been improved. The controls are familiar to fans and accessible and natural to anyone who's played a shooter on a next-gen console. All in all, EA delivers a solid, not groundbreaking, action experience for its fans. If you like to shoot stuff, and your friend does too, you've got a winner.
80
Xbox 360GamersHell.com
When it comes down to it, if you were a fan of the first Army of Two, there's no doubt you'll appreciate and love The 40th Day. There isn't any depth to its storytelling, but its technical execution passes muster and even excels in some areas, leaving it shoulders above its predecessor. Two-man battles make the game's online component especially interesting, but it's distressing to not be able to drop in to a friend's campaign.
80
Xbox 360Play.tm
Anyone who found themselves enjoying the original, or any pair of gamers who fancy another fairly entertaining co-op shooter to get them through the first half of 2010, will find themselves suitably smitten by EA Montreal's competent return to the franchise: it's far more than an ersatz Gears of War, but is hardly an essential purchase. Its high production values don't help the game's longevity, either, which will ultimately make it difficult for the game to compete with the other co-op experiences on the market. Fun, then, but heaven forbid you play it by yourself.
80
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Tout en conservant un gameplay pratiquement inchangé, EA Montréal a su apporter les changements nécessaires à Army of Two, notamment une progression moins lourde, plus naturelle et profitant d'une mise en scène chaotique qui nous fait assister à la destruction quasi totale de Shanghai. Alors certes, l'IA déraille encore un peu et certaines redondances se font sentir mais on traverse la campagne, malheureusement trop courte, seul ou à deux en en prenant plein la tête. Une copie revue et corrigée avec brio.
80
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Tout en conservant un gameplay pratiquement inchangé, EA Montréal a su apporter les changements nécessaires à Army of Two, notamment une progression moins lourde, plus naturelle et profitant d'une mise en scène chaotique qui nous fait assister à la destruction quasi totale de Shanghai. Alors certes, l'IA déraille encore un peu et certaines redondances se font sentir mais on traverse la campagne, malheureusement trop courte, seul ou à deux en en prenant plein la tête. Une copie revue et corrigée avec brio.
79
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
So, the foundation remains solid, but the execution also remains a bit dull. Sure, you're going to have a great time with the game for a few hours, but that'll quickly wear thin on you. Though I do suggest this: if the fun begins to wear thin, finish playing the story in co-op, or hell, play the entire story in co-op mode. I still firmly believe this would've made for an amazing full-blown multiplayer shooter, but alas that's something we may have to wait for in the inevitable third game. Army of Two: The 40th Day is a solid action shooter that makes many improvements over the original, but it still needs to diversify itself to be a real stand out.
78
PlayStation 3Spazio Games
Questi elementi contrastanti fanno di Army of Two: Il 40° Giorno un titolo da consigliare agli appassionati di shooter che vogliano provare un’esperienza diversa dal solito “spara e corri” offerto dalla maggior parte della concorrenza accettando qualche compromesso qualitativo, ed ovviamente ai fan del predecessore, che troveranno sufficienti novità a soddisfarli; a qualunque categoria apparteniate, cercate comuqnue di godervi le imprese di Tyson e Elliot in rigorosa compagnia di un amico. Per quanto superiore al predecessore, rimane comunque un leggero rammarico per un titolo che avrebbe potuto aspirare ad una fascia più alta con qualche accorgimento produttivo in più.
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PlayStation 3XGN
Army of Two: The 40th Day is zeker beter dan het eerste deel. Maar dit betekent nog niet dat het een topper is. Grafisch voelt het spel gedateerd aan en de vernieuwingen in de game zijn ook niet overweldigend. Daar tegenover staat echter de goede en sterke co-op gameplay, die jammer genoeg niet lang meegaat. Het verhaal heb je namelijk al in minder dan tien uur uitgespeeld en een hele grote multiplayer biedt de game je niet. Als je opzoek bent maar een co-op game, is Army of Two: The 40th Day een must-have, maar anders kun je het spel beter pas na de veertigste dag uit de budgetbak vissen.
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Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Army of Two: The 40th Day is a huge improvement over its predecessor and EA Montreal should be commended for the work they’ve done. Unfortunately the praise will be short lived as you’re constantly bombarded with bugs and minor annoyances that are with you from start to finish. Not enough to break the game, but enough to hamper the experience. The 40th Day is a fun co-op shooter with a great cover mechanic, but it’s as frustrating as it is fun. So just be warned.
75
Xbox 360411mania.com
Unfortunately continuing the summer blockbuster comparison is accurate when it comes to the rest of the game. Sure the explosions are cool, and watching Shanghai crumble around you is pretty excellent visually – but you won’t spend much time (or any time) dealing with things like “storyline,” “plot progression,” “character building” or “depth.” Instead what you’ll get is one liners, fist bumps and rock, paper, scissors games between explosive shootouts.
75
PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain
Army of Two: The 40th Day is certainly not trying to disguise itself as the next great single-player action experience. 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. When you work together however, it is one exhilarating experience after another from beginning to end.
75
PlayStation 31UP
Which brings me to what I mentioned in the beginning: even though I think they ultimately contributed to the Army of Two's inconsistent tone, which moves from "flippant" to "serious business about how messed up people can get," the morality moments are what I'll remember most about The 40th Day. Not the solid cooperative play, nor the snazzy graphics where buildings fall apart, nor even the little flaws that still annoy me at times; but whether or not I chose to look the other way when that one guy closes the door in that one place.
75
PlayStation 3Gamernode
Even with all of the good things it does, at the end of the game I still felt like I was playing the same thing over again. Unfortunately, with such a major saturation of shooters available, only those that add a lot to the basic formula (or have the name Call of Duty in front of it) will garner the best recognition. While it is good for a quick playthrough of shooting bad guys, Army of Two: The 40th Day is certainly not a revolution in the shooter genre. If you don't mind redundancy, give it a shot. Otherwise, stick to Domination and Team Deathmatch in Modern Warfare 2, because you won't be missing too much over here.
75
PlayStation 3NZGamer
Despite the intense, but short-lived story mode there is also multiplayer deathmatch gameplay where four two-man teams go up against each other in an online bullet frenzy. There is little doubt that The 40th Day packs in a barrel load of action and is an ideal way to bond with a male friend over a couple of beers and some beef jerky. Fans of the original game will definitely appreciate the gameplay improvements and the sequel even looks better in the visuals department. But for those looking for more than a testosterone-induced rampage with guns and things that blow up had best look elsewhere.
75
Xbox 360GameSpot
Army of Two: The 40th Day is a very appealing shooter, and it looks great to boot. Diverse, ruined environments, cool enemy equipment designs, and nice animation touches make the action that much more lively. It has its fair share of issues,and you'll spend most of the game not knowing why buildings are falling and men are shooting at you. But there's a lot of fun to be had in both the campaign and the online multiplayer. With entertaining action, great visuals, surprising replay value, and the ability to play rock-paper-scissors while standing over the corpses of your enemies, The 40th Day is a fun way for shooter fans to start off 2010.
75
PlayStation 3GameSpot
Army of Two: The 40th Day is a very appealing shooter, and it looks great to boot. Diverse, ruined environments, cool enemy equipment designs, and nice animation touches make the action that much more lively. It has its fair share of issues,and you'll spend most of the game not knowing why buildings are falling and men are shooting at you. But there's a lot of fun to be had in both the campaign and the online multiplayer. With entertaining action, great visuals, surprising replay value, and the ability to play rock-paper-scissors while standing over the corpses of your enemies, The 40th Day is a fun way for shooter fans to start off 2010.
74
Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Army of Two: The 40th Day ist ein gelungenes kooperatives Actionerlebnis. Das Spiel begeistert mit seinem Spielgeschehen, den tollen Team-Möglichkeiten und der starken Partnerverbindung. Bestimmte Situationen wie zum Beispiel das Vortäuschen des eigenen Todes oder aber das Beschützen des Kameraden lassen euch nicht nur mit eurem eigenen Helden eins werden, sondern vermitteln ein starkes Teamgefühl. Das Waffensystem ist auch eine runde Sache und die lineare Spielmechanik geht durchaus in Ordnung. Zwar fühlt ihr euch hin und wieder erneut in der Steuerung etwas eingeengt, aber dies kommt zum Glück nur äußerst selten zum Vorschein. Ebenso halten sich die Einbrüche der Framerate in Grenzen und die teilweise schlechte Lippensynchronität ist schnell verziehen.
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PlayStation 3Gamervision
While it’s true The 40th Day didn’t live up to my expectations, I still had a pretty good time playing through the game. It has some issues that at this point in a generation are pretty much unforgivable, but if you are willing to look past them, you’ll find there’s a decent cooperative shooter there. Like the first game, Army of Two: The 40th Day puts forth some interesting ideas that just never get off the ground, and despite needing some more polish, it's a great way to spend a weekend.
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PlayStation 3Eurogamer.pt
Army of Two: The 40th Day é um jogo divertido, nunca nos deixando respirar. Não existem momentos monótonos, sendo que a acção é uma constante. Perde o seu valor, devido à sua linearidade e à falta de personalidade. Senti que foi aplicada uma reciclagem de características de alguns jogos de topo, de onde se destaca a série Gears of War. Algumas delas muito bem conseguidas, como é o caso do sistema de protecção, e ligação com o nosso parceiro. Embora Rios e Salem sejam uma dupla de peso, falta algo, principalmente se quisermos sentir mais as personagens. Mas em suma, é um jogo que cumpre, que nos diverte e que acima de tudo é sólido na sua execução.
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PlayStation 3Extreme Gamer
EA Montreal has pumped up the action to the absurd making Army of Two: The 40th Day slightly more entertaining than the first time around. Those who enjoyed the first Army of Two title will feel right at home as you fight to survive a crumbling city of faceless enemies. Army of Two: The 40th Day has improved, although it feels a little rushed as a number of glitches become unavoidable. The design also feels a little lazy with little all around variation. After you look past the shortcomings, the new multiplayer modes, customizable options, and excellent co-op gameplay starts to push their way foreground. This makes The 40th Day an excellent game to play online with friends, or even the old school way, in split-screen. Army of Two: The 40th Day is not going to be to everyone’s taste, but for those who enjoy the purist elements of third-person shooters, “shooting”, you fill find enough enjoyment here to fill up a couple of days of explosions.
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PlayStation 3Strategy Informer
EA Montreal's efforts in improving Army of Two in virtually every conceivable department is to be commended, but there's no escaping the numerous irritations that plague the game and spoil what would have otherwise been a really excellent and effortlessly entertaining third-person action shooter. As it stands though, 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.
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PlayStation 3Destructoid
Army of Two: The 40th Day is a good, but entirely forgettable experience. It's worth a quick play if you've got nothing else to do, and a weekend rental would serve you very well. However, it's definitely not something you'll want to keep on your gaming shelf for very long.
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PlayStation 3PSFocus
Army of Two: The 40th Day is een game waar we ons flink mee vermaakt hebben, wat voornamelijk komt door de vele mogelijkheden tot samenwerken. De singleplayer is een leuke ervaring voor iedereen die van lekker knallen houdt. Wel is jammer om te ontdekken dat het verhaal niet echt belangrijk is, de game visueel achterhaald oogt, de laadtijden lang zijn en zo kunnen we nog wel even doorgaan. Als je het voorgaande deel tof vond, dan zal je dit deel ook erg leuk gaan vinden, maar houd er wel rekening mee dat bepaalde aspecten niet heel goed zijn. Aan de andere kant krijg je wel weer een hele hoop opties om je wapens de customizen en dat is natuurlijk ook niet verkeerd. Army of Two: The 40th Day: een aardige titel, maar had zoveel malen beter kunnen zijn.
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PlayStation 3videogamer.com
Army of Two: The 40th Day is a solid, entertaining third-person shooter, best played with a friend, but it's not quite the big advancement over the original it could have been. It's a more cohesive game, thanks to its location and more believable main characters, but the AI still disappoints at times and the new morality system misses far more than it hits. It's also incredibly short, and without a top-tier multiplayer component to turn to, your fun will likely be over very quickly. Good, but still not the blockbuster franchise EA no doubt wants it to be.
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PlayStation 3Gamer.nl
Army of Two: The 40th Day is een uitstekende coöperatieve shooter, die echter niet genoeg te bieden heeft om de ultieme game in dat niche-segment te worden. Daarvoor heeft EA op teveel paarden tegelijk gewed. Had men zich volledig op de coöp gefocust en gekeken hoe dat zo goed en uitgebreid mogelijk kon worden, dan was het de onbetwiste keus geweest voor wie eens lekker samen wilde gamen. Nu overstijgt de coöpmodus eigenlijk maar nauwelijks die van games zoals Gears of War, die wel een uitstekende singleplayer ernaast hebben.
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PlayStation 3TotalVideoGames (TVG)
Army of Two: The 40th Day's qualities come from unusual areas. Although the Agro system underpins the overall co-op gameplay sufficiently, the lack of imagination prevents the game from pushing forwards the co-op experience. Instead there's more satisfaction gained by the subtlety that EA Montreal has brought to the series; something we never imagined ourselves to say about the antics of Rios and Salem.
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution
So invite that special someone over for a candlelit cheesesteak dinner and a couple tall boys, get cozy on your couch, and fire up Army of Two: The 40th Day. The game itself is mostly forgettable, but the fluttery feeling you’ll get when the two of you bump virtual chests isn’t. Remember, what happens in Shanghai, stays in Shanghai.
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PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
With so many great co-op experiences available to gamers, it’s tough to recommend The 40th Day. Lacking a cohesive story, solid controls, key multiplayer features, and polish, this sequel fails to close the gap of mediocrity running through its core game design.
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PlayStation 3PlayLipse.fr
Dommage que l’humour soit plus lourd et que le frame-rate soit aussi instable puisque dans l’ensemble la réalisation est plutôt satisfaite et les effets visuels permettent d’assurer le spectacle. Le jeu est plus fin et plus détaillé, la personnalisation des armes et masques est plus complète et le titre reste très fun, surtout en coop. Enfin, les choix moraux offrent une certaine replay value pour les curieux et le multijoueur, bien que très classique, suscite l’intérêt pour quelques parties, le temps de deux ou trois bonnes soirées avec des amis ou en ligne avant de passer à autre chose.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
Not that the team at EA didn't try to improve some of the things people complained about the first time around. The upgrading mechanic -- wherein you use the money you obtain to buy all kinds of useful upgrades for your guns -- can now be used at any time, and usually on a host of weapons, thanks to the ease with which you earn cash. Moreover, the addition of the new Extraction multiplayer mode -- where you cooperatively take on waves of AI enemies to see how long you can hold out (think Gears of War 2's Horde Mode or Halo 3: ODST's Firefight) -- adds some fun to the otherwise fairly boilerplate multiplayer modes. Still, even with these improvements, The 40th Day can't pull itself from the realm of mediocrity it seems so entrenched in, and I'm not sure any amount of fist-bumping, guns-blazing teamwork can change that.
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PlayStation 3DarkZero
Ultimately, I came away from The 40th Day feeling pretty much the same way I did with the original. It’s a decent game overall, one that’s not going to offend anyone with what it does, but also one that’s not in any way remarkable. The long list of fixes on show tidy up the messy nature of the first game, and as a result make The 40th Day a better title than its predecessor, but in turn this also leads to the game feeling like a series of fixes to a broken formula instead of a quality piece of entertainment. To play The 40th Day in single player exposes a multitude of flaws the core game has, with AI mistakes particularly running rampant throughout. Co-op does a lot to mask these annoyances, but it is still not enough to push the game into the realm of a ‘must buy.’
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PlayStation 3TheSixthAxis
Ultimately, with so many games around at this time brimming with originality and quality, it is easy to overlook this game and the experience left me feeling a little hollow. But if you have time, then pop this in your rental queue and you might be pleasantly surprised.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy
Not that the team at EA didn't try to improve some of the things people complained about the first time around. The upgrading mechanic -- wherein you use the money you obtain to buy all kinds of useful upgrades for your guns -- can now be used at any time, and usually on a host of weapons, thanks to the ease with which you earn cash. Moreover, the addition of the new Extraction multiplayer mode -- where you cooperatively take on waves of AI enemies to see how long you can hold out (think Gears of War 2's Horde Mode or Halo 3: ODST's Firefight) -- adds some fun to the otherwise fairly boilerplate multiplayer modes. Still, even with these improvements, The 40th Day can't pull itself from the realm of mediocrity it seems so entrenched in, and I'm not sure any amount of fist-bumping, guns-blazing teamwork can change that.
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PlayStation 3Giant Bomb
The 40th Day has a couple of technical glitches, and the 360 version of the game locked up on me a couple of times. But for the most part, it's a technically competent shooter with co-operative play. For some, that's plenty. But if you're more discerning about your shooters, you'll probably get bored of this one before you've seen the end credits.
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PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
It’s just a shame that the solid fundamentals laid out by the original Army of Two couldn’t be built on in this sequel. The story is an improvement only in its “less is more” execution, but the gameplay has remained mostly the same with no improvements to the systems already put in place or the design of its missions. It gets far too repetitive far too quickly so Army of Two: The 40th Day should be viewed as a rental at best. With a friend it can be fun for a while, but anything else and it outstays its welcome.
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Xbox 360Blend Games
The 40th Day has a lot of new features that the original Army of Two didn't so in theory it seems like a proper sequel. However, there are plenty of problems still present from the first game, such as the short length and uninteresting enemies. EA should've tried to fix them rather than simply paper them over with a mixed collection of additions.
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PlayStation 3GamingExcellence
Unfortunately that's about all the game really has going for it to make it different from the previous title. The exchange for this is that you lose out on the globe trotting, co-op parachuting, vehicle segments and a lot of the variety in the game. All you get is a slog through a game with uneven difficulty and a number of technical issues that drag it down so hard it leaves an impact crater. This would normally make a perfect rental since it's only about seven hours long but with all of these issues it's hard to suggest even that. Pass on this title and save your money for the better games coming out this year. There will be no lack of them.