One Paragraph Review: AoT: The 40th Day

by Timothy J. Seppala

Shanghai’s skyline explodes within the opening minutes of Army of Two: The 40th Day.  For reasons unexplained, a rogue force invades the city and starts punching babies and killing civilians.  Why?  Who knows.  The story is as inconsequential as many of the moral choice moments littered throughout the game; it barely serves as reason for the scenery changes.  But, unlike its co-op brethren Left 4 Dead and Borderlands, the game doesn’t feel hollow when played solo.  As a whole though, there’s very little to see here that Gears of War didn’t do better, especially the multiplayer.