As the ground crumbles around them and people drop to the ground dead in a hailstorm of bullets, Rios and Salem need to discover who's behind the latest wave of destruction so they can put them out of business once and for all.
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The original game was pretty good fun if you were playing co-op or multiplayer, but it wasn't a game that I'd personally pick up again. Luckily, the developers built on some of the more memorable aspects of the game and added in some new features that make the experience much more enjoyable.
The enemy AI has been improved as has that of your computer partner if you're playing through the game by yourself, which means you don't have to constantly stop to make sure your comrade in arms isn't being torn to pieces and also the battles are much more rewarding because you actually have to think a bit more tactically rather than simply emptying clips in your enemies direction as your accomplice moves forward for some close encounters.
There's a much greater level of weapons customisation than we saw in Army of Two, and you'll also be able to steal cash and parts for your beloved guns from your assailants supply crates, provided you can reach them before they permanently lock.
New to the series is the morality system, which alters the outcome of certain situations depending on whether or not you're playing through honourably or as a renegade that's gone off the deep end blasting everything that comes into sight.
As with the original, The 40th Day is a great game to carve your way through and you'll love watching Shanghai fall to pieces as you fight your way to the end.
Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD