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GF Rating
7.4

1021 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Run of the mill shooter offers nothing new

posted by tjsmoke (NORTHAMPTON, PA) Mar 28, 2013

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Member since Dec 2008

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

NOTE: This review is of the solo campaign only, as the co-op requires an online pass.
"Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel" is the third game in this series. This time out the main characters of the two previous entries, Salem and Rios, are replaced by the more generically named Alpha and Bravo. The game centers around the fight against a powerful drug cartel in Mexico, but it's not a story you're likely to care about, as it's one we've seen many times before. The dialogue isn't the greatest, though there are some okay attempts at humor. It's a shame better lines weren't written, because the voice acting is actually quite decent. The shooting is your standard fare, with moving forward behind cover taking out waves of enemies (which at times seem to be unending). Shooting and aiming work fine (though no auto aim) but the cover system can be a bit clumsy to use, often placing you on the wrong side of a barrier, if it allows you to get into cover at all. Glitches abound, with characters running in place, game freezes, and your partner just standing there when you're wounded instead of helping. The AI is mostly competent, but it can fail at the worst times. This and glitches often lead to some cheap deaths or mission failures without any clue as to why the mission failed. The enemy types aren't all that varied, as you'll see the same ones over and over, and respawn until you move forward to a certain point. The graphics aren't bad, but you've seen better in other shooters. Invisible walls in the environment are problematic as well, blocking your progress or forcing you to wait until lagging characters catch up. The Overkill meter is a nice touch- once unleashed it grants brief invincibility and your guns do extra damage. The scenery is fun to blow apart, but it's nothing we haven't seen before. In fact, the whole game just has that sort of "been there, done that" vibe. If you're a big fan of the series, you may enjoy this. For everyone else this is a rental at best.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

good game

posted by azmo (COOKEVILLE, TN) Apr 19, 2013

Member since Apr 2013

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I have plaied all of the army of two and the third one was the best by far. The overkill mode is better then the back to back and a good co-op game. my only problem with the game is that it is short but wroth the play throught.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

ignore bad reviews

posted by DeepWoods (FRESNO, CA) Apr 9, 2013

Member since Feb 2012

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

this is a fun solid co op game. i fully recommend it! its cover system is flawed, and has a few visual issues, but its so much fun youll overlook its minor flaws. i really enjoyed this game. thanks

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