- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10(With Boosting) 8/10(Without Boosting)
- Offline: 800 + 250 (DLC)
- Online: 200
- Approximate amount of time to 1250 : 40+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2
- Number of missable achievements: Humanist, Heartless, and Purist
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No cheats.
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes. Softcore, Hardcore, and Unbreakable.
- Glitchy achievements: All DLC achievements (See Step 5)
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra Equipment Needed?: Boosting partner
I have given this game a 8/10 because of the online achievements. The online service is pretty shabby and has a lot of connection issues, which can negate achievement progress. Due to this it often makes the achievements hard to get and can be quite frustrating. There are no glitches but the achievement criteria can be a little unclear, but the achievement guide will detail everything for you. Owning the previous game in the series 'Army of Two' and having a valid save will unlock the AS-KR1 and Sniper Launcher for purchase in The 40th Day.
Step 1 – Lowest Difficulty + Positive Choices + Saving Hostages + All Collectibles
For the first step you will be playing on the lowest difficulty and making all the positive morality choices, whilst saving the hostages and obtaining the radio’s, the weapons and weapon parts and the Maneki Neko cats. In the achievement guide there is a combined list of all the collectibles (Cats, Weapons and Radio’s) and also a list of all the hostages. At some point in each chapter you are given a morality choice, in this playthrough you should make positive choices and must make positive choices all through this playthrough. Providing you have followed all the collectible lists and saved all of the hostages, you should be on a minimum of 230 , but you will pick up some other miscellaneous achievements along the way.
Step 2 – Contractor Difficulty + Negative Choices + Good and Bad friendship
For this step you will need to play through the game again but be on Contractor difficulty. Also note that if you are playing with a friend you must both be on Contractor difficulty. Similarly to Step 1, in Step 2 you will be given the same morality choices, but this time you must choose the negative or ‘bad’ ones.
Step 3 – Future Visions + Full Arsenal
To get the future visions achievement you must play as the opposite character that you played with when you done the first playthrough. Then just load the last chapter and get to the end of the game and then choose the option to shoot your partner.
For full arsenal you must buy every weapon and every weapon part. Assuming you have followed everything correctly up to this point then all you need to do is purchase the weapons.
Step 4 – Mop up Single Player + "The Beast"
There are dozens of miscellaneous achievements in this game which mainly require you to kill enemies in a certain fashion, kill them with a certain weapon or even play rock, paper, scissors. Most of them will unlock without you trying for them too hard but each achievement is explained in detail, in the achievement guide. Now it’s time to grind out The Beast achievement and kill thousands of enemies. Don’t be put off though as there is an easy place to get it as pointed out in the guide.
Step 5 – Chapters of Deceit Downloadable Content Pack
Chapters of Deceit is the only content pack for Army of Two: The 40th Day, the add-on has eight new achievements totaling 250 and costs the standard 800 Microsoft Points. The achievements can all be gained offline in single player mode or online/split-screen, it’s entirely up to you. Depending on what achievements you have unlocked from the original retail disc, it is a possibility that all of the Chapters of Deceit achievements could be severely glitched and not unlock for you.
*Avoiding the glitches – Important Please Read*
The achievements tied to this DLC pack will not unlock if you have already gained an achievement which requires an online connection from the retail disc. The ratio of the achievements not being unlocked is 1:1, this means if you have unlocked an online achievement then one achievement from the DLC pack will not unlock, the achievement that will be glitched will be random. In the same vein if you’ve unlocked six online achievements then six achievements from the content pack will be rendered useless and unlockable. With that in mind let’s get on to the achievement hunting.
The Chapters of Deceit content pack adds two new levels to the campaign and no achievements are technically missable as you can replay the chapters/checkpoints. There is an alternate ending and there are two achievements related to this, one for saving Meilin Ju and the other for killing her. These achievements are Good Fellas and Good Guys, you will know when you reach this part as it is the only point where you have to make a decision. I would suggest that you pick any decision and then when the achievement unlocked pause the game and reload last checkpoint, then choose the opposite decision and you should have both achievements, and now continue with the game.
Five of the last six achievements are story related and cannot be missed, the only achievement you need to watch out for is Men of the People, in which you need to save all the hostages. See the related achievement in the guide for details. The rest of the achievements will unlock when you finish protecting Dr. Wu, find a new mask, Kill Jonah and finish each chapter.
Step 6 – Multiplayer Achievements
At this point you should be at around 20 hours of gameplay and have most of the achievements under your belt. This is the last part and is the most time consuming and irritating. To survive in multiplayer you must use teamwork and as many people in the online community do not want to cooperate or speak then your best bet is going to the achievement trading thread and finding a member from this site, or even a whole boosting group. See the Helpful Links at the beginning of the Roadmap to find boosting partners and a guide on how to start your own game lobby.
There are only three missable achievements which are "Heartless", "Purist", "Humanist". Failing to get these achievements in one playthrough means you will have to play through the whole game again, sorry folks. Apart from that there are no other missable achievements but if you are missing any you can always reload certain chapters and the online service is always there.
x360a would like to thank Agent Aero for this road map