Hampered by some poor characterisation and dull gameplay, the original Army of Two came and went with little more than a whimper. As such, expectations were low for this 'more of the same' follow up. However, by listening to the first game's critics, EA has produced a defiantly strong sequel. Army of Two: The 40th Day rights many wrongs of its predecessor and manages to stand on its own two feet in an intimidatingly high profile genre. While not in the same league as the 'triple A' cover based shooters -such as Gears of War or Uncharted- The 40th Day does what it does extremely well: put you in control of an armour clad hulk, give you the biggest, baddest machine gun going and let you unleash hell on an army of foot soldiers.