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In Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon players take on the role of the world’s elite soldiers, who will engage in nonstop bug filled arcade action with over 150 weapons and four upgradeable armor sets. The game features a six-player Survival mode that pits a human squad against a nonstop onslaught of the largest enemies the aliens have to offer. Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon also provides players with an online co-op experience in Campaign mode, which lets up to three players team up online. Taking place in the fictional city of New Detroit, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is a completely new game developed by Vicious Cycle that takes on the concept of Earth Defense Force 2017 (Japanese Title “Earth Defense Force 3” developed by SANDLOT). Insect Armageddon continues to follow the rich history of casual fun and addictive gameplay that made the franchise a cult classic. Insect Armageddon also adds a new aspect to the Earth Defense Force series that was born in Japan, with additional elements for all EDF soldiers to experience. The Campaign mode that lets up to three players team up online to battle the insects and aliens across a completely destroyable city. Every EDF soldier is armed with over 150 weapons and four upgradeable armor sets and engages in nonstop arcade action that is the fastest and deadliest in the series. In addition, the game also features a six-player Survival mode that pits a human squad against a nonstop onslaught of the largest enemies the aliens have to offer. New Detroit’s giant bug problem is unavoidable, and mankind’s last hope lies with the Earth Defense Force to defend the world from the insect swarm, even if it means blowing up the entire city as part of the extermination process.

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Review

To dwell in the shadow of a game like Earth Defense Force 2017 is a sort of thankless position. How do you follow up a game that's loved for the same reasons it's hated and bad for the same reasons it's good? The fact that Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon not only lives but thrives in this position is a testament to a developer that “gets it” to an astounding degree. The point of the EDF games is to shoot giant bugs and robots using a multitude of weapons all while laying waste to the very same city you're trying to save. 2017, the last entry in the series by Japanese developer Sandlot, presented a cheap, cardboard city with giant ants that were tossed around like beach balls at a Bon Jovi concert. Everything crumbled under the weight of your... Read Review

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