Excerpt: The premise of Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is to put you and your friends in the lead roles of a classic monster movie. A massive force of insects has invaded and while Tokyo was the first target, now the bugs want the entire world. And that means even New Detroit is on the menu.
Excerpt: While I can’t say I’ve ever seen a cheesy ‘50’s B-movie, I’m pretty sure I know what to expect after playing Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. Ridiculous monsters, convoluted plot, over the top action—yes, I’m confident that the team over at Vicious Cycle Software watched just a few too many...
Pros: Run ‘n’ gun fun, new multiplayer modes and classes
Cons: Short campaign, bad weapon management system
Excerpt: Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon is one of those games that will take you back to the era of arcade gaming, an era long gone where games didn’t feature incredibly deep narratives or complex gameplay mechanics; back then games were just fun.
Review: Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (Microsoft Xbox 360)
9 October 2011
Summary: : Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon carries on the tradition established by Earth Defense Force: 2017 well enough to be a worthwhile purchase for fans and newcomers alike, and while it’s not a fully faithful effort, it’s still a fun and well designed product.
Unique but uninspired shooter has loads of fantasy violence.
Common Sense Media
9 October 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is a first-person shooter with lots of alien blood, frenetic gunfire, and frequent explosions. However, the action is fantastical.
Excerpt: It's hard to pinpoint, to convey in words, exactly what makes Earth Defense Force a good game when it screams of inadequacy. The graphics are rudimentary, the fonts are horrendous and the script is laughable, but despite all of this, or perhaps even because of it, it remains great fun.
Conclusion: All of the weapons feel like you're shooting spitballs, taking almost five minutes of uninterrupted gunfire to take down any of the major enemies. Everything about it feels too long and too weak, and it will leave you pining for the first one at almost every turn.
Conclusion: Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is one of those titles that are obviously made for a certain audience. Being a budget title, it’s a rare find. Very few budget titles look the part, play the part and are actually loads of fun.
Summary: Picture this: you're walking down the street one day, minding your own business. The sun's shining, everything is perfectly normal. Then all of a sudden, you're surrounded by giant bugs. We're talking ants, spiders, and a couple others, and I'm not talking a few feet tall here, I mean huge.