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Army of Two (PlayStation 3) review


"I am quite surprised to see that nobody has written a review for this game yet. Where to begin; this game does not take place in the present day, it starts in 1994, when private militaries start to take a stronghold in wartime affairs. The story quickly moves forward into the war on terror that started in 2001 and from there things get interesting, focusing on the problems of the day while adding a litte twist to the events and throwing in some humor. The characters are well put together and are..."



I am quite surprised to see that nobody has written a review for this game yet. Where to begin; this game does not take place in the present day, it starts in 1994, when private militaries start to take a stronghold in wartime affairs. The story quickly moves forward into the war on terror that started in 2001 and from there things get interesting, focusing on the problems of the day while adding a litte twist to the events and throwing in some humor. The characters are well put together and are fun to listen to, and they are well established in the beginning and they stay true to it.

The controls aren't very complex for the most part. The cover system isn't what you would expect; you don't have to press any button to enter cover. If you are near a wall and come to a corner, then you are in cover. The system recognizes where you and your crosshairs are, so if you are aiming at an enemy around a corner and you fire, your character with blind fire. After playing Gears of War this took some getting use to, but you will appreciate the simplicity of the system.

Your partner's AI isn't the best, but when is it ever? He'll get the job done, but you'll still have to do a good bit of work, even with the partner command system. Your best bet is to play with a friend. This is one of those games where you will enjoy it the most with someone else. Cooperative play is really where this game shines. Deside who is going to sneak around while one person fires randomly, drawing the enemies attention, or who is going to cover the other while they carry an NPC.

Although the game is a lot of fun there are a few issues. Playing this game alone is just not as engaging as it should be, the story is good but playing without someone else just feels incomplete. The online co-op system works, but has a few problems when trying to invite or join on occasion. In fact, it took about 15 minutes of trying to get connected with my friend, but once we got going there was no lag.

After all is said and done the game is a blast, after the campaign is done you might play the multiplayer modes for a while but they are not that thrilling. You might even want to go through the story again to try some new tactics with different weapons. This is deffinately something that you should try if your a fan of shooters. Army of Two gets a solid 8 out of 10. Looking forward to the sequal.

Rating: 8/10

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Community review by TomatoMan (October 26, 2009)

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