Amazing improvements over the first EFD game:
--Three person online co-op campaign (full version, no cheap cut-down version)
--4-character classes to level up, each with special traits and abilities
--Six person online survival mode (horde mode)
Unlimited ammo and unlimited friend-respawns just like the former EDF game, also has an alternative option to replay the campaign called campaign remix - which varies the maps essentially giving you infinite levels in addition to the 15 core missions.
Warning, if you're sick of all the hack games out there that use cheap tricks to make the game last longer (i.e. limited lives, limited ammo, etc.) this game may spoil you!!!
posted by Markus1142 (SOMERVILLE, NJ) Jul 14, 2011
Member since Oct 2010
EDF: Insect Armageddon is a splendid budget title. At $40, it's 2/3 the cost of most other releases. It recaptures a lot of the tongue-in-cheek B movie cheesiness of the original, while still offering gratuitous (if slightly repetitive) alien blasting fun.
The game has some flaws; there are only 15 missions (although you can play "re-mixed" levels after completing them all,) and even then the limited number of aliens leads to a lot of repetition.
Multiplayer matchmaking is a mess; many games time out, or fill all three player slots before you can join. Offline co-op is fine, but ca sometimes slow down when there's a lot going on.
That said, it's still a blast to play. There are four distinct armor types, each of which is levelled up independently of the others, each of which has its own weapon selections and abilities.
It's not perfect, but it's a pretty good model to follow - a lot of fun at a lower price.