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Parents' Guide to

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Dissatisfying shooter with strong violence, profanity.

Game PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 2013
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

More violence, less effort.

Unlike the previous entries; dismemberment, decapitation, disembowelment, gibs and knife butchery are non stop and very messy.; and so is the profanity. The increased gore and destruction is fun; but the levels, mechanics enemy variety and writing are stale.
age 10+

this game

i think its iffy but its a really good game my son says.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Army of Two has never been overly innovative, nor has it offered deep ideas for players to chew on, but this third entry is particularly uninspired and shallow. With the exception of a new "overkill" meter that allows players to become extremely powerful and more or less invincible, combat feels much the same as the previous game -- save that the series' memorable, cinematic back-to-back team sequences are sadly absent. A finicky cover system and some frustrating glitches -- we encountered an especially egregious one that literally erased our final boss battle victory -- don't help much.

The new heroes, meanwhile, are bland soldier-of-fortune stereotypes -- men with no real back story and whose only interest seems to be bloody combat. The story occasionally touches on meatier issues, such as the morality of mercenaries and the camaraderie of soldiers, but never to any real satisfaction. It might make for an okay time-killer played with a pal in the same room over a weekend, but don't expect much more.

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