A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The protagonists' main focus is killing for money. However, as the story unfolds, you see these characters eventually develop a conscience.
Violence & Scariness
Players kill enemies with an array of firearms, including machine guns, shotguns, and grenades. Expect to see plenty of blood.
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The F-word and s**t appear regularly in the dialogue. Online options pave the way for potentially more foul language.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a gritty and violent co-op military shooter. Players use the standard array of firearms and grenades to kill opponents, often with bloody results. Characters blur the line a bit between good and bad. They're mercenaries who mostly care about money, but ultimately prove to have somewhat of a conscience. Between the dialogue and online capabilities, brace for pretty strong language.
Is It Any Good?
While team mechanics are intuitive, the game's potential is wasted on an average campaign and erratic artificial intelligence (AI). Although enemy intelligence is rather impressive -- they flank, use cover, and work vigorously to flush you out into the open -- unfortunately, when the computer controls your partner (versus another person when playing multiplayer), he's often inconsistent. He seemed best-suited for holding position and boosting Aggro while you quietly picked apart enemies. Otherwise, he'll lunge into combat exposed. Firefights are sometimes intense during campaign mode, but levels lack punch, often fizzling out in the end.
As you complete objectives, you'll earn cash to spend on Army of Two's spectacular customizable arsenal. But the ability to upgrade in the heat of battle feels a touch unrealistic. Multiplayer salvages the game somewhat, since you can rely on a human partner instead of one controlled, in part, by the computer. Modes are unique, focusing more on accumulating money than kills. Co-op fans will enjoy the unique experience, but the campaign and inconsistent AI hampers what could have been a phenomenal title.
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