Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Up to this point, it appears Insecticide is a reasonably good game unnecessarily sliced in twain.
  2. 75
    You can tell these people love the adventure genre enough to want to update it with action elements for the new generation. Unfortunately, the action segments of the game, while not terrible, aren't seamlessly integrated into the game which makes Insecticide feel like a mixed bag.
  3. Insecticide is an enjoyable, but short experience that you'll finish in five or six hours.
  4. Amusing insight to the world noir of insects where murders occur instead of pollination. Insecticide is bit short for its price but if you like humorous games (“Hands up!” “All of them!!”) you will not be disappointed. [Sept 2008]
  5. Insecticide can't decide whether it wants to be an adventure or a platformer, so it does neither particularly well.
  6. There are certainly some positive elements in Insecticide that make it worth a look, mainly in the classic "adventure" half of its action-adventure gameplay. The trouble is, that’s only half of what is only half a game to begin with.
  7. Considering the budget price, you could do a lot worse on your quest to find an original adventure game this summer. [Oct 2008, p.65]
  8. Comparisons with adventure classic "Psychonauts" are unfavourable. [Oct 2008, p.78]
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. S
    Jul 6, 2008
    3
    Mediocre, short, and not very detailed. Good atmosphere. Not impressive. The game was meant for the DS. It was obviously ported to PC, and has graphics comparable to a mobile game system, which is not very good for PC. The action gameplay is basic, the voice acting is acceptable, and the "detective" sequences are basic "click everything" with minimal actual puzzles. I ran through in a very short period of time, then uninstalled, as it has zero replayability, and rather want the time and money back. The film-noir that it clings to is all that makes it tolerable, the game fits the word "mediocre" quite well. I've gotten more enjoyment for less money from MANY other things. Full Review »
  2. Oct 7, 2013
    4
    The game itself is fun to play. The art is fun to watch, but graphically it's a mess. Game stutters from time to time like some flash game. There's no support for widescreen displays either. In general, this game feels like a worked up flash-based game. Full Review »