Though series' veterans Salem and Rios are still featured as key parts of the storyline in Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, players will control two newer members of the Trans World Operations group codenamed Alpha and Bravo. The two rookies aren't nearly as immature as the previous protagonists, but players will still find plenty to laugh about despite a grittier approach to the series' storyline. Alpha and Bravo find themselves in a massive battle against the Mexican drug cartel known simply as the La Guadana after accepting a mission to protect a politician named Cordova, who is said to be trying to take down the dangerous group to free the country. The group is soon ambushed, and a quick backstory is given to Alpha, Bravo and their involvement with the T.W.O. organization and Salem and Rios. Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel provides one of the best storylines in a series that isn't always known for its superior narrative, and players will be rewarded with a good ending for sticking with the game until the credits have rolled.
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel is now available from all major retailers for the MSRP of $59.99 and can be purchased for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel is rated M by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence & Strong Language. For more information on the game, check out the official Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel website.
Developer: Visceral Games
Platforms: PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 (reviewed)
Release Date: March 26, 2013