NZGamer: Army of Two Review

NZGamer writes: "Army of Two is, at heart, a fairly standard action game that is saved from mediocrity by some fun co-operative gameplay. If you don't have a friend to play through this with, you may as well stop reading right now.

If you've played Gears of War on the Xbox 360, you'll have a good idea of what to expect here. Army of Two is a third-person shooter that follows the exploits of two mercenaries employed to take care of situations that the US Army can't handle.

The gameplay is built around teamwork – so much so, in fact, that the hidden motto of this game must surely be 'If you work together, you can achieve anything!' While other games have offered two-player co-operative play before, Army of Two takes it one step further, and features a good handful of abilities that must be used in tandem with a partner. Such moves include hoisting your pal up a ledge and having him pull you up afterwards; moving forward with a riot shield while the other player stays close behind and provides cover fire; and building up your 'aggro' amongst the enemy so that they focus on you, and not the ally who is sneaking around behind them. Beyond this, the very nature of the showdowns with numerous bad guys encourages you to work together with your teammate – if you head out on your own, you're going to get killed."

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