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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 45
  2. Negative: 4 out of 45
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  1. Jul 27, 2011
    4
    The more I play and think about this game the less I like it. This game takes more steps backwards than forward for the series while losing the heart and soul that 2017 had. From 2017 you sacrifice varied environments, collecting, awesome bosses, epic battles, LOTS of levels, and more bugs (double entrentre- zing) for better graphics, better controls, "classes", revives, and online modeThe more I play and think about this game the less I like it. This game takes more steps backwards than forward for the series while losing the heart and soul that 2017 had. From 2017 you sacrifice varied environments, collecting, awesome bosses, epic battles, LOTS of levels, and more bugs (double entrentre- zing) for better graphics, better controls, "classes", revives, and online mode which seems silly as the winning formula of buddy/s+beer+edf does not require internet. The new controls, "classes", and revives are welcome, but the spiffy new graphics come at far to high of a cost. I would gladly have traded the crysis-esq way buildings collapse for some cave levels or the fluidity of my character's movement for a few more baddies on the screen or even the carefully crafted detail of my weapon for a level that isn't a series of checkpoints. Ultimately this game probably has more mass appeal for being as halo as it is 2017, but will never be as beloved by anyone as its predecessor. Expand
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68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 40
  2. Negative: 3 out of 40
  1. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Aug 15, 2011
    58
    As much as we love EDF's template, the sequel needed to impress more than this. [Oct 2011, p.88]
  2. Aug 11, 2011
    75
    Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is a fun game, especially with the armor system they implemented.
  3. Aug 9, 2011
    50
    Fair is fair, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is a game of below average quality. But because it doesn't pretend to be anything more than that, we'll let that slide. But even for a game in which simplism is the main attraction, it still does too many things wrong. That makes EDF: Insect Armageddon entertaining for an hour or two (possibly longer in coöp), but the lack of any variation makes you want to put it down rather sooner than later.