Army of Two: The 40th Day

For Tyson Rios and Elliot Salem, war is strictly business. After their arrangement with former P.M.C. SCC came to a sudden and bloody end, Rios and Salem work for the only people they still trust - each other. However neither their experience as Army Rangers serving in Mogadishu nor their work with SCC has prepared them for the kind of war they'll face in Shanghai.

Overview

Army of Two: The 40th Day, sequel to Army Of Two, was developed by EA Montreal. Like its predecessor, Army of Two: The 40th Day focuses heavily on co-op play either with a human or an A.I. controlled partner. The game follows the continuing misadventures of Salem and Rios now running their own private military corporation, Trans World Operations (T.W.O.). Counter to the variety of worldwide settings of the first game, Army of Two: The 40th Day is set entirely in Shanghai to create a more believable experience. This squarely puts the player(s) in the midst of the outbreak of war in Shanghai.

Gameplay

The game added a new feature called "two-man tactics" to give players a greater amount of choice as to how they will tackle each challenge in the game. Other new features are an overhauled A.I. system, new co-op partner controls, a realistic materials system that allows shooting through walls. Also the weapon customization has been upgraded; now you can put any part of a weapon onto another weapon, which changes both the look and stats.

Plot

At the end of the first game, Salem and Rios took down the SCC corporation, thus making them start their own private military organization called TWO (Trans World Operations). There is a cutscene with Rios and Salem in a helicopter along with Cha Min Soo and Viktor Roshanko, weapon and armor dealers, and their investors. They ask Alice to be their contract filer and she agrees. In this second installment in the series, Rios and Salem travel to Shanghai for a reason that is "yet unknown". As the two are there, the city turns to chaos and an unknown army has attacked for an unknown reason. It is the choice of Rios and Salem to fight their way out, or to discover the mystery of the 40th Day and save the city.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack is composed by Tyler Bates:

  1. Introduction
  2. What Else Could Go Wrong?
  3. Highrise
  4. Embassy
  5. Descent
  6. Bossa China (Interlude)
  7. Vertigo
  8. Can Your Contact Hear Me?
  9. Highway
  10. Free Murray
  11. Get To Ground
  12. A Few Extra Bullets
  13. Zoo
  14. Cages
  15. Hospital Streets
  16. Auditorium
  17. Breznev
  18. Back To Back
  19. Bund

Downloadable Content

So far they have released one DLC add-on named Chapters of Deceit which adds 2 new campaign levels: The Assassination and Collateral Damage. It is $9.99 on PSN and 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Arcade.

Xbox 360 Game

Installation on the Xbox 360 hard drive takes up 6.0GB of space.

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