Army of Two: The 40th Day

Army of Two: The 40th Day Achievements


You need to save every hostage    

You have to save all of these hostages in 1 playthrough, reloading the chapters after you completed the game will not work (reload the checkpoint if you fail to save a hostage). You will know when you need to save a hostage because there will be a small cut scene showing you the hostages and the enemies (with the exception of the 3 listed above). There are basically 2 different ways to do all of these hostage situations. Method 1, Gunz-a-Blazin! Method 2, Eye for an Eye!

Gunz-a-Blazin is to just kill all of the enemies as quickly as possible, starting with the guy or guys who are the biggest threat to the hostages. This works well when the enemies are bunched together and few in numbers.

Eye for an Eye just means, they have a hostage so you take a hostage. If your hostage is a superior officer over the other enemies, they will put their hands in the air and surrender. To check their ranks, hit . To grab a hostage, sneak up behind him and press .

If you mess up and a hostage dies, just immediately reload the last checkpoint. It tells you at the end of each chapter how many hostages you saved. Every hostage has an ID card, viewable in the start menu.

This will unlock in chapter 5 immediately after saving the single hostage in front of a very large yellow construction vehicle.

Notes on 3 hidden hostages
#1 - There is 1 hidden hostage on chapter 2. By hidden I mean, you will not get a cut scene or an objective for him and it will not show in the mission summary at the end. He's in a room on the bottom floor where you kick open the door and directly in front of you is an enemy looking at him. he's sitting against a pillar across from the door you come in. You have to go up to him and tap A to save him.

#2 - There is also a hostage on chapter 3, after you rescue the zoo keeper and he opens the gate. There will be 6 guys standing around him. You have to go up to him and hit A to save him but its not an objective.

#3 - And the final hidden hostage is on chapter 4 in the hospital. After you save the first hostage in the hospital, walk back through the door to this room and a guy comes stumbling through a door followed by an enemy. Kill the enemy and press A on the hostage to save him.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Dante Felix
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 04:46:16 AM

can this be done over multiple play throughs???

Comment #2 by Kunnin Wayz
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 10:47:26 AM

I believe so yes. Atleast, that's how it seemed to work for me.

Comment #3 by BCNinja82
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 @ 12:43:46 AM

Me and a buddy have played through this game twice, once as good people and
once as bad people...we saved every hostage both times and he never got this

Comment #4 by Carrotcat II
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 02:22:16 PM

I have played it through 3 times now saving every hostage and it still refuses to pop up...

Comment #5 by xHostlexSovietx
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 12:57:01 PM

Guys try not 2 play with cheats always turn them off if they r. I've killed 15,475 people and missed the Beast cheevo because of this.

Comment #6 by Ms.Finny
Saturday, June 04, 2011 @ 02:17:40 AM

BCNinja82 and Carrotcat II, did you get the three that didn't have cut scenes before them? Two are pretty easy to see, but the one in the consolate building looks like he's dead against a pillar. We played through it twice and got the achievement about half way through the second time, not even on hostages we had missed the first time through.

Comment #7 by crh0069
Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 04:51:24 AM

switch off all cheats and play the game on easy I got this on my own on my second play

Comment #8 by LucasFTW
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 07:12:56 PM

"hidden hostages"
fucking stupid. not playing this game again

Comment #9 by I go ape
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 02:12:42 PM

We've got this pretty easy. Often the best solution is to sneak up and grab the enemy with the highest rank. You can find him if you look through your GPS, he'll be the one with the highest amount of golden v's above his head. Once you do that the other once will surrender and you can tie them down, or hit them if you need the melee achievement.

Also, remember to run up to each civilian and press A (save) otherwise it's doesn't count as a save!

Comment #10 by DeltaUk
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 03:13:57 PM

Make sure you get the hostage during mission 2 just after the moral decision (locker room where you take the weapons from the guard), I missed this one and had to replay to get it. Hes sitting leaning against a pillar so is easy to overlook.

Comment #11 by nbsnBOSS
Saturday, June 23, 2012 @ 06:17:17 AM

I can confirm that you can get this throughout different playthroughs and loading checkpoints does not affect it. I just got it from saving the hostage next to the crane in chapter 5 in my second playthrough.

Comment #12 by DestroYerr11
Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 04:10:00 AM

got it first time playing, difficulty contractor, single player,no cheats, if u cant save someone just reload checkpoint and of course u got to press A to save them after u clear the room

Comment #13 by Dojan
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 11:25:41 PM


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Game Info
EA Montreal
Electronic Arts


US January 12, 2010
Europe January 15, 2010

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