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GF Rating
6.4

1556 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

EDF! EDF! EDF!!!!

posted by HrdcrGamr (HIGLEY, AZ) Jul 7, 2011

Member since May 2010

26 out of 30 gamers (87%) found this review helpful

This entry into the series is made by Vicious Cycle instead of Sandlot, who worked on the other games of the series. But, they have done an excellent job of keeping the spirit of the other EDF games alive.

You still fight hordes and hordes of enemies ranging from giant ants, spiders, and wasps, and mechs, to screen filling mecha-mantis, daddy long legs. While you take them out with your choice of hundreds of weapons while being able to destroy nearly everything in the environment But they have improved on few things, for example, the vehicles in this game control MUCH, better then the previous games. Making using them a much more viable option.

They have also added online play along with split screen. So you can play the campaign with 3 other people or survival mode with up to 6 players.

There are multiple battle armors to choose from. All of which act differently and get their own unique set of weapons. You have:

Tactical armor which uses subweapons like turrets, proximity mines, and radar dishes.

Jet armor which works like Pale Wing from the EDF games on the PS2. They can fly around and are incredibly mobile. They are also masters with the Sniper Rifle and specialize in energy weapons.

Battle Armor which is pretty much a walking tank. You get the most damaging weapons in the game and can use a shield that can block damage and as you level can cause huge explosions killing of pretty much anything near you or frying bugs with electricity.

Trooper which works pretty much like the player from the other EDF games. He can equip any weapon type and can run faster and revive faster then other classes.

Pros:

Vehicles are greatly improved
Online works surpisingly well
Over 100 weapons to colllect
Love the new armors

Cons:

Glitches(Sound bugs/Enemies getting stuck outside of battle arena)
Levels are not very varied
Disappointing final level

I personally still enjoy 2017 a bit more, but IA is a great entry in the series. It is good bug killing fun!!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Very basic

posted by Ekuriox (FORT WORTH, TX) Jul 11, 2011

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Member since May 2003

6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

This game could/should had been a E rating... The game is pretty simple and basic. You fire, reload... Rinse - repeat. The game plays a lot like crackdown 2 but a simpler version of it... Without a true freeroam ability.

There is an alien invasion of--what appears to be--ants & bots. You play a EDF soldier... various classes to choose from. There isn't much of a storyline. Ants attack with some robots and you have to destroy them.

I think this title could have been better if they would have made it a more cartoon approach.
The graphics are pretty basic... They have a few neat effects but the futuristic-realism they attempted to aim for kinda makes you feel like you are playing an old-school arcade game.
Textures and models are pretty limited... You see the same thing constantly and there isn't any shadow renders.

Kids would love this title... Its easy, fun, and just a numerous ways to play and it also supports split screen.

I don't completly hate the game, but being an adult--I like a good storyline and with some neat concepts and/or gameplay... So if you are 16 and older you most-likely put this game down... Unless you like repetitive instances.
There is no real skill, strategy or concept... Language is pretty limited... I don't think there was any blood... So I'm not too sure why they didn't place E on the title...

I hope they make the next title more cartoony with unlimited ammo insane gun fireing mechanics...

You could rent this for a 8yr old... They would love it.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

EDF: Insect Armageddon Delivers

posted by Boneyard425 (LYNNWOOD, WA) Jul 9, 2011

Member since Jun 2011

6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

Never played the other EDF, but dove right into this one for almost non-stop entertainment! If you hate bugs, and would love to destroy some very big, very nasty ones, with some fire power, this is the game for you!
Open world, destroy anything...awsome!

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