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Army of Two: The 40th Day

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody shooter provides plethora of moral choices.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 16+

Getting better

Bloodier than its predecessor but not gory. Blood stains and tracks on enviroments and there is bloody but not gory decapitation. Several areas with sometimes bloody dead civilians. Less profanity though. More polished and robust game features.
age 15+

Good for older kids, but not for tweens

My husband and I have played this game multiple times. It really is a fun game. Would I let a 7 year old play it? Absolutely not. But if my son were 15 or 16 I'd have no problem letting him get it as long as I was positive that he knew this isn't how you act in real life and that it is simply a game, made for enjoyment and entertainment. Nothing more.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (10 ):

The original Army of Two was a commercial success but received lukewarm reviews from the press, who criticized the game's artificial intelligence and middling co-operative mechanics. It seems Electronic Arts has taken these criticisms to heart, because the sequel is a fun, witty, Hollywood-style action adventure that outdoes its predecessor in almost every way. The co-op play in particular is terrific. Players must work together to provide covering fire and achieve flanking positions, and the creative level design -- one scene actually has players running across the face of a building that has toppled into another -- often lets each player forge his or her own path.

To top it all off it has an excellent blend of humor (the subjects of jokes between our two leading men range from Bruce Willis to bestiality) as well as some more sober narrative sequences in which the player must make hard moral decisions. Do you enlist the aid of a nearby boy to get a much needed sniper rifle lying nearby? Do you execute the man who led you safely through chaotic streets just because you were ordered? You might be surprised at how much this action game makes you think.

Online interaction: Players can play co-operatively or against each other online. Open voice chat is supported, which raises the potential for players to share personal information. It also means that players may be exposed to inappropriate language, ideas, and verbal abuse. Common Sense Media does not recommend online play for pre-teens.

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