Army of Two: The 40th Day is a third person shooter which focuses on cooperative two-player play and sequel to 2008's Army of Two.
If you're after a copy of this game then your best bet is to head to Cool Shop who are selling it for £32.99, the next best price being an extra two pounds - £34.89 from Simply Games (it's worth noting that if you want a 360 version of the title then Simply Games has the best price of a retailer with stock).
The 40th Day begins a few years after the end of the original game and stars Tyson Rios and Elliott Salem as a pair of self employed private military contractors who run the company TWO (Trans World Operations). What should have been a routine mission to Shanghai soon goes disastrously awry, leaving Rios and Salem in a battle for survival. To be honest the plot is little more than a vehicle for some brutal and very enjoyable gun-totin' action.
Army of Two feels like an epic disaster/action movie come to life and so is an awful lot of fun to play, if somewhat lacking on brain food. The highly customisable weapons, described by the official Army of Two blog as "like Lego with Guns" is nice touch and adds to the tactical elements of battle. Unfortunately the campaign is a tad on the short side and online play suffers from some irritating lag issues. There is a morality system at work that is interesting but frankly bizarre at times with what seems like the morally correct choice leading to fairly grisly results. All in all this is a solid shooter package that offers a fun way to kick off the year.
Thanks to amibees at Hotukdeals!