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Following the release of Army Of Two onto the Games On Demand library, I decided to offer my thoughts of a game which I feel deserves more praise than it appears to have previously gained.

The game itself consists of two Mercenaries who are thrown into Afghanistan following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Once you reach this perilous warzone, you will face a range of enemies including kamikaze style suicide bombers, regular rifle wielding goons and dangerous foes armed with rocket launchers.

To complete the campaign, you will need to duck, cover, blind fire and even shield yourself (using objects such as car doors) to make your way through the missions. This game really is not simple even on its easiest difficulty setting, yet what made it so playable for me was the co-operative gameplay. It really does pay to work together and to promote this, the game uses a system called 'aggro'. If your partner has a bigger gun than you, or if he is surpressing the enemy in question, he will be the focus of the enemy gunfire, giving him the 'aggro'. Whilst your friend is under pressure, you can flank the terrorists' postition and take them out, which is surprisingly satisfying.

Another great feature of this title is the weapons upgrade system. You will often be prompted to enter 'mid session shopping', which happens during and in between missions. Using money gained by completing both optional and compulsory tasks during the missions, you can upgrade the stock, shield, grip, range, sight of your weapon to name but a few. You can even 'pimp' your weapon, which considerably improves the appearance of your gun by showering it in gold and platinum plating. There are plenty of weapons to choose from catering for all different types of gamers, which seperates Army Of Two from many of the other shooting games on the market.

This really is a game I would recommend everyone to give a chance. It has its flaws, namely its average graphics, but it offers an intense, fun and challenging gaming experience. Definitely worth a try.

Overall: 8/10
 

Comments
tbh i never really got into this game when i purchased it plus my disc had its flaws aswell where as it only worked when it wanted to and quite often then not id have to play the game with the screen completley black cus ea fucked up around 20% of the discs they shipped.

I just didnt like h ow the game played and thought it could of been alot better then it was and its fair to say that i probably wont be buying army of 2 2.
x2i
Administrator
10 years ago
I couldn't get into this game... I played it with ChuckyKillinit and just kept getting killed as the concept of aggro was beyond me. Still my dad liked it and so it can't be that bad of a game, just not in my opinion.
i expected so much more from the game i got near to the end of the game and jacked it in in the end i couldnt take no more it was like torture
woodmeista69
Member
10 years ago
Tapout, I understand you disliking the game with the disc being crappy. I had the same problem with Saints Row and hated it from day 1 because of the disc quality.

I think it's the co-op experience that did it for me. I haven't touched the single player yet and I imagine I would find it pretty dump.
x2i
Administrator
10 years ago
But surely just because the disc is crappy doesn't affect the quality of the game lol.
woodmeista69
Member
10 years ago
Not the game itself just your personal experience of the game. With Saints Row, every time I entered a car the whole map disappeared and I was just left zipping round a blue screen. I haven't played the game since, even on a functional disc lol.