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Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel reviews are go, all the scores inside

Thursday, 28th March 2013 10:49 GMT By Dave Cook

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel is out already on PS3 and Xbox 360, but reviews are coming in late. It’s similar to what happened with The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, but the scores are nowhere near as low.

When I last played the game I found it to be very uninspiring and pretty bog-standard, but the reviews below suggest it’s not as bad as the section I played. There’s hope yet. Check out my hands-on impressions here.

Now then, those review scores:

Eurogamer – 5/10
NowGamer – 6/10
OXM – 7.5
GamingBolt – 7/10

Got a score we’ve missed? Chuck it at us below and we’ll add it when we can.

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22 Comments

  1. OmegaSlayer

    Masterpiss.
    I’m Italian, please mind my English, did I spell masterpiss right?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Karooo

    One more Cooko 7/10 – http://gamingbolt.com/army-of-two-the-devils-cartel-review

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Deacon

    @1 – Spot on!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @1 Hah! :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    The days that Army of Two was actually decent are gone. I am not surprised one bit, saw it coming last year at Gamescom when they showed the demo and it looked meh.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. OmegaSlayer

    I didn’t even had the guts to download the demo.
    I love to keep and collect the games and…
    Army Of Two is the only game I sold this gen…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. The_Red

    What is going on in EA’s mind? I’m not a fan but this game has come out without much marketing or hype. If they didn’t care, then why make a modestly expensive threequel in the first place. If they DID care, then where are the ads?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. mistermogul

    @1 – Hello, I am from Russia. No I think it’s spelt mastershit…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Digital Bamboo

    I find myself strangely drawn to this game, not that I would buy it now, but if I ever saw it in a bargin bin for $10 I might give it a shot. I don’t play a lot of shooters, so the unoriginality doesn’t really bother me. Ignoring everything else about the game, does it actually play well?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. viralshag

    I’ve already picked up my copy, just now in fact. Army of Two is like my crap-to-average game guilty pleasure. I enjoyed the other two and I have a feeling I will enjoy this one, scores be damned.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. TimX93

    Did someone really expected this to be a hit? I think that the gamescom-demo was really boring and uninspired and so seems to be the whole game.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @10: Yep, same here. Will probably rent it today.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. viralshag

    The fact that I liked the demo just added to my decision in getting it. I actually think this series offers some of the best 2P co-op going if I’m honest.

    It’s not everyone’s cup of tea and it is a very bro-hellz-yeah game but it’s so much like that for me it tips from being too cheesy and loserish into stupid fun.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    Clever pun:

    Not ‘Army Of Two’, but ‘Army Of Fucking Shit’.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. solsticegamer

    One more here – http://www.indianvideogamer.com/reviews/review-army-of-two-the-devils-cartel/19275
    6/10

    #15 2 years ago
  16. gamer-le-derp

    They should rename this game to Army of Two pile of Crap. LOL This game is not worth the full retail price. I borrowed it from a friend and I can tell you there are a lot more other TPS games out there both old and new that have WAAAAAYYYYYYY better TPS gameplay and overall experience than this game. I am glad I didn’t buy this game.

    For once, a review from eurogamer that is actually quite good (the review for army of two devil’s cartel). Not hating on eurogamer but many of their reviews are terrible.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. YoungZer0

    @13: Played it today. It really is enjoyable. There is shitload of destruction and a lot of customization, which is something I always like.

    The gameplay is as solid as ever.

    Back-to-Back is gone, replaced with something different called ‘Overkill’.
    Kill enough enemies and you can activate the overkill mode, which allows you to create maximum damage. Everything you shoot get blown into pieces, you have unlimited ammo and don’t need to reload. If your partner activated his overkill at the same time, the overkill mode is longer and in slow motion.

    It’s insanely fun.

    One minus here is that the game doesn’t seem to spawn enemies fast enough so you can’t kill too many enemies.

    Then you have the fact that the game looks like shit. The characters look terrible. You can barely keep them apart. Salem and Rios look sooooo different from the previous games. Gone is any kind of personality. If it wasn’t for the size you’d know who’s who.

    The games color palette can also be summed up in grey, brown and orange. A lot of the personality and color from 40th day is gone. The story tries to be edgy and serious, but it fails. It’s filled with comedic badguys and a plot-twist you can seen miles away.

    Alpha and Bravo are as boring and shallow as they can be. Most of the time I don’t even know who speaks. If it wasn’t for the fact that Alpha wears a patch, you wouldn’t recognize him. There is nothing interesting going on in his face. Bravo looks like a poor guys Benicio Del Toro, yet he’s not mexian, which seems like the biggest missed opportunity here.

    Instead he’s a complete moron, a total bro from start to finish. You and your team mates (in the course of the game you meet many other TWO Members) have some nice homophobic chatter and a whole lot of unfunny ‘yo momma’ jokes.

    There is a lot of them and none are funny.

    Again a lot of the personality gone.

    Even with the customization and the Overkill mode, the game is a step down from the previous game.

    Still enjoyable though. IMO Army of Two has some of the best 2P coop gameplay.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. SplatteredHouse

    4/10 Destructoid: http://www.destructoid.com/review-army-of-two-the-devil-s-cartel-249904.phtml

    #18 2 years ago
  19. noamlol2

    #1 amazing pun

    #19 2 years ago
  20. SameeR_Fisher

    5/10 IGN http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/29/army-of-two-the-devils-cartel-review

    5/10 GameSpot http://www.gamespot.com/army-of-two-the-devils-cartel/reviews/army-of-two-the-devils-cartel-review-6406201/?tag=Topslot;ArmyOfTwoTheDevil039sCartelReview;ArmyOfTwoTheDevil0;FullReview

    #20 2 years ago
  21. SplatteredHouse

    6/10 Gametrailers http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/bhcyfu/army-of-two–the-devil-s-cartel-review

    My own thoughts are that this game’s giving every impression of being left lacking, nudged up by some redeeming qualities. I am certain there’s better for the money, and in this genre. Try 50 Cent, head into Saint’s Row or look at most of the instant-action indie selection for similar kicks.
    The original mercenaries, Salem and Rios got out at the right time. I think GT’s being kind, here. Because based on what they show, Dtoid’s score fits far better. Two words that stuck out: Danger Close.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. viralshag

    @YZ, I just finished this today, I was happy with it. There’s a few things I miss from the previous games. The characters are definitely a step down from the original Salem and Rios.

    I thought the story was passable and the action makes up for a lot of it. I think as Die-Hardish games go, this is a OK edition to the genre and to this particular franchise.

    I would say it’s a fun 6.5. Not bad but not memorable either, sadly. I would like to see this franchise continued, I still think there is great potential for good (or better) gameplay and some decent story.

    #22 2 years ago

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