Army of Two Review

army-of-two-review

You and your faithful partner


After an extremely long waiting period, EA has finally released Army of Two. Originally hyped during last summer as a hot Christmas title, Army of Two missed the holiday season and was slated for a spring release date. This highly anticipated co-op shooter has finally arrived… was it worth waiting for? You bet your sweet ass it was…

Army of Two is an innovative shooter that requires the use of a partner to complete the missions. If you don’t have a friend, Xbox Live, or Sony Home, you can play by yourself and the computer assumes the other player. Utilizing two-man strategies is essential to completing the missions and earning some cash. Not only are these tactics awesome, but they can save your skin if your timing is good.

Description

Army of Two throws gamers into hot spots ripped from current day headlines where they will utilize unique two-man strategies and tactics while seamlessly transitioning between playing with intelligent Partner AI (PAI) and a live player. When one man is not enough, it will take an army of two to fight through war, political turmoil and a conspiracy so vast it threatens the entire world.

Unlike other co-op games, Army of Two not only focuses on winning, it’s about getting paid. As ex-Army Rangers now turned contractors for a Private Military Corporation, players spend their hard earned cash on more accurate and deadly customizable weapons. Players can use special co-op features to complete their paid missions including the new and unique Aggro feature that ensures their partner goes unnoticed when approaching enemies. Dependent on the intensity of their gun fire, distance, line of sight and type of weapon, players can put the enemy’s attention on one player while the other plans a sneak attack to take them out!


Features

  • “Two Man” Gameplay – Co-op is no longer a mode, it’s the game. Team up with a live or AI partner on two-man missions using two-man tactics to ultimately create an advantage that no enemy can withstand
  • Partner AI – ARMY OF TWO delivers intelligent partner AI (PAI) that interacts, adapts, collaborates and learns from their human partner. The PAI will also react and adjust to the gamer’s ability and how they play the game by taking the lead or following, driving strategy or taking orders. It is the dream of the human machine
  • Customizable Weapons – Customize and upgrade dozens of deadly weapons and share them with your partner off or online
  • Dynamic Environments – EA’s Montreal studio pulled out all the stops to deliver realistic character and environmental effects including fluid dynamics that showcase open-ocean water-wave simulation as well as High Dynamic Range (HDR) lighting
  • Contemporary Storyline Ripped from the Headlines – ARMY OF TWO will captivate gamers with a politically charged storyline, centering on the impact and ethical issues of Private Military Corporations
  • Online Gameplay – ARMY OF TWO redefines TWO MAN online gameplay with players seamlessly moving from PAI to live players as they make their way through the game