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GF Rating
5.8

2636 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Kicks Butt!!

posted by ZuluMan (CHICAGO, IL) Apr 2, 2007

Member since Dec 2005

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is not the most sophisticated title for the 360, but for shear blasting madness it is a awesome. Great game for when you want to just have some alien butt-kicking fun!!

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GF Rating
7

Good

Laugh at the flaws and enjoy the rest

posted by GesusFish (Worcester, MA) Jul 5, 2007

Member since Jun 2005

9 out of 10 gamers (90%) found this review helpful

I saw another review hit it right in their title; "Don't Dismiss this game". This is not Gears of War. This is not Oblivion. If you get this $40 budget title expecting that level of depth in gameplay then you are going to be disappointed. However, what this game has it delivers on to make this a game worth playing, if not buying. (I clicked "keep it" after the first level)
For those of you not familiar with this game it is a 3rd person shooter with giant insects, giant-er robots, and even hugigantor-er drop ships (they really are friggan huge). The missions (and there are 53 of them) are short (about 5-7 minutes or less) and basically consist of kill anything that's coming at you. There are 5 levels of difficulty (beating each one is 5 of the 6 achievements) and a ton of weapons to pick up (there's the last achievement). There's really no more depth to the game than that. But don't underestimate the fun of blowing up giant robots just yet.

Graphics: This is where a lot of the flaws come in. When you kill the giant ants they will go flying through the air in one piece (haha, physics engine) and sometimes stuff gets stuck in walls. But if you ignore the occasional moment of cheesiness everything else looks very pretty. The robots are especially impressive.

Control/gameplay: the gameplay is fun but repetitive. You just shoot and kill everything you see. You can blow up buildings easilly, and pilot tanks, mechs, helicopter, etc. It also allows you to do this with a friend in split screen only offline play. It may be a lot of the same thing, but that thing is pretty dang sweet.

Sound: Nothing impressive here. AI comments are stupid and repetative, and the music and explosions are nothing special.

Story: it's 2017 and aliens are attacking the earth with robots and giant bugs. Kill them all...there, now you know the whole story.

Overall: I truly enjoyed this game. It's a fun, simple co-op game that the 360 needed. give it a chance, you may just join the force.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Massive battles and explosions...

posted by raynes (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Mar 28, 2008

Member since Aug 2007

7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

This game is about one two things. Killing HUGE bugs and blowing up giant robots. If this sounds fun to you, you will like this game.

In reading the reviews the major complaint seems to be about the graphics. I honestly don't see what the complaint is. Many people have said this game is last gen. I completely disagree. I can't think of one last gen game where there where 20-30 120-150 foot tall enemies attacking you at one time. The enemies are detailed too. There might be only about 10 different types, but trust me when you have a swarm of 100 foot tall red ants attacking you, variety really doesn't matter.

One of the things that I haven't seen mentioned is how really grand the battles seem. I've been playing video games for almost 30 years now and I can never remember a game that made me feel like aliens were invading Earth. Wave after wave of giant aliens. And let me tell you when you hit one of the 100 foot tall alien robots, there isn't a tiny explosion. The entire screen shakes and you see nothing but a wall of fire covering everything.

Is there a whole bunch of depth? No. Asking this game to have depth would be like asking for Galaga to have depth. The game is about mindless shooting and killing of monsters. Go in expecting that, you will be thrilled. Go in expecting more, you will be disappointed.

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