Rios and Salem's jolly boys' outing to Shanghai may have gandered a mixed critical reception, but it's certainly a solid shooter that has finally reached the magical sub-£10 price bracket courtesy of Blockbuster. They're currently retailing at £9.98, which will save you £3 (compared to 365games) for the Xbox 360 version or £5 (compared to Amazon) for its PS3 counterpart. If you've been waiting for change from a tenner, now's your chance!
- Click here to buy Army of Two: The 40th Day for £9.98 from Blockbuster (PS3)
- Click here to buy Army of Two: The 40th Day for £9.98 from Blockbuster (Xbox 360)
Army of Two: The 40th Day delivers a leaner, meaner and much more capable offering than its predecessor. Whilst I make no bones about loving the series to bits (being an avid local cooperative fan), the original was a mechanically-flawed title that had a lot to sort out. The rejigged cover mechanics, aiming, AI, weapon customisation and sprint feature elevate Army of Two: TFD to being an excellent shooting experience rather than a co-op novelty; with the new darker tone and setting making for a much more mature game this time around.
Unfortunately, this has resulted in the loss of several features that made the original stand out from the crowd in the first place! Whilst TFD is a capable shooter, it's completely homogenized with the removal of the tandem paragliding sections, hovercraft and the series' trademark Back to Back segments. Basically, it's just a good (albeit fairly short) shooter that's better played with a friend rather than a full-on cooperative showcase. Still, at least the cool new range of new appreciation expressions give us entirely new (and totally heterosexual, honest) ways of telling our bro that we cherish his friendship. Nothing makes you feel wanted like a firm open palm slap on the ass.
Thanks to striker33 at Hot UK Deals