Army of Two is the latest battlefield game to chime in on how America conducts itself militarily. It reminds you of how we've signed up private contractors to carry out all sorts of missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The privatization of the real Iraq war has led to scandals and disasters. But in Army of Two, Salem and Rios are super-skilled guns-for-hire bent on doing the right thing for their nation, as long as they collect big cash. They gripe about how they don't get credit for killing enemies, while government grunts take the honors.
The gaming is solid, allowing you to shoot enemies in desert terrain and caves. Army of Two's real strength is the cooperative mode, where you team up with a friend for a split-screen experience. If you get shot, you press a button, and the other guy pumps you with some kind of magical first aid potion that brings you back to full health. You can do the same for him.