Army of Two (series)

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This article is about the video game series. For the first game in the series, see Army of Two. For other uses, see Army of Two (disambiguation).
Army of Two
Genres Third-person shooter
Developers EA Montreal
Visceral Games
Publishers Electronic Arts
Platforms PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360
First release Army of Two
March 4, 2008
Latest release Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel
March 26, 2013

Army of Two is a third-person shooter video game series developed by EA Montreal. The first game in the series was released on March 6, 2008 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. Focusing on cooperative strategies, Army of Two's main feature is the necessity to use coordinated teamwork to accomplish the game's goals. While the game is meant to be played with another human as a partner, a "Partner Artificial Intelligence" (PAI) is also included and programmed to follow the player's strategies. Dependence on a partner (whether human or PAI) is so pronounced that most objectives are impossible to complete without it. A sequel, Army of Two: The 40th Day, was released on January 12, 2010 in North America and January 15, 2010 in Europe.[1] The third game in the series, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, was released on March 26, 2013 by Electronic Arts for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.[2]

Games[edit]

Aggregate review scores
Game GameRankings Metacritic
Army of Two (X360) 74.56%[3]
(PS3) 74.31%[4]
(PS3) 74/100[5]
(X360) 72/100[6]
Army of Two: The 40th Day (X360) 74.13%[3]
(PS3) 72.39%[4]
(PSP) 46.40%[7]
(PS3) 74/100[5]
(X360) 73/100[6]
(PSP) 49/100[8]
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel (PS3) 56.25%[4]
(X360) 54.24%[3]
(PS3) 58/100[5]
(X360) 54/100[6]

Army of Two (2008)[edit]

Main article: Army of Two

Army of Two: The 40th Day (2010)[edit]

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel (2013)[edit]

Characters[edit]

Character Game
Army of Two Army of Two: The 40th Day Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel
Tyson Rios Russell Hornsby Jonathan Adams David Sobolov
Elliot Salem Josh Ryan Nolan North Joe Flanigan
Alpha   Zack Ward
Bravo   Emerson Brooks

Other media[edit]

Graphic novel[edit]

Army of Two: Dirty Money, written by John Ney Rieber and illustrated by Brandon McKinney, is a 2008 graphic novel[citation needed] which follows Rios and Salem through some of their earliest missions together working as private military contractors up to the War in Afghanistan in September 2001. The plot follows the corruption of the private military company that they work for as private military contractors. Rios and Salem work together as an 'Army of Two', trying to stay alive and uncover the conspiracy within the company that employs them.

Comic[edit]

A six issue miniseries called Army of Two: Across the Border was also released and the events of this story take place after the first game and before the second game.[9]

Film[edit]

On October 23, 2008, Variety magazine reported that Universal Pictures had picked up film rights to game,[10] citing Universal's desire to "fast-track the project to begin production in 2009," hiring Michael Mann to write the script and direct.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ron Yatco (2009-08-13). "Army of Two: The 40th Day Announces Its Ship Date". ArmyofTwo.com. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  2. ^ Goldfarb, Andrew (2012-11-01). "Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel Release Date Announced". IGN. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  3. ^ a b c "Army of Two for Xbox 360". GameRankings. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  4. ^ a b c "Army of Two for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  5. ^ a b c "Army of Two for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  6. ^ a b c "Army of Two for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  7. ^ "Army of Two: The 40th Day for PlayStation Portable". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  8. ^ "Army of Two for PlayStation Portable Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  9. ^ "EA AND IDW LAUNCH ARMY OF TWO AND DRAGON AGE COMICS". October 5, 2009. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ Fritz, Ben; Fleming, Michael (October 23, 2008). "EA's 'Army of Two' joins Universal". Variety.