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  • Summary: Stand and fight for humanity. This arcade shooter takes place in the year 2022, as the Earth Defense Force fends off an all-out attack by unknown life forms. Become an EDF soldier, battle against endless hordes of immense enemies, and restore peace to the earth.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 11, 2019
    Earth Defense Force 5 is very familiar, but it's the best game in the series and a huge amount of fun. Fans of action games will find a whole lot to enjoy with this one.
  2. Aug 23, 2019
    Like its predecessor, Earth Defense Force 5 is a fine jumping-off point for newcomers to the series. The shooting remains as solid as ever, and the concept of mixing in loot drops with blasting large enemy hordes remains enjoyable, even if the whole package isn't as polished as expected from something with a cult following. However, EDF5 doesn't surpass the heights of EDF4.1 due to its flaws detracting from the progress of its improvements. The deeper combat thanks to some new enemy types only comes after spending the first two levels doing nothing, and the game is now more stable, but PC fans who've waited this long still have to buy the extra missions via DLC. Nevertheless, this is a treat of a game that actions fans will love.
  3. Jul 15, 2019
    Earth Defense Force 5 doesn't do much to get away from the series standards of campy story telling and underwhelming graphics, but does improve upon the series' unique appeal by reducing grind, increasing enemy variety and giving soldiers some new tricks to get around the battlefield. There's nothing quite like EDF and this is the definitive entry in the series.
  4. Jul 23, 2019
    Earth Defence Force 5 is yet the best game in the series. It offers just more of everything in comparison with its predecessors.
  5. Jul 15, 2019
    Earth Defense Force 5 is yet another iteration of a series that embraces the repetitiveness of the action to make it its own main strength, thanks to an enviable amount of unlockable content and an immediate gameplay formula capable of entertaining for tens, if not hundreds of hours.
  6. 60
    Quirky and deliberately cheesy, Earth Defense Force 5 boasts hours of enjoyable if straightforward content.
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  1. I am going to give it a “Holy gherkins: It’s got couch co-op!” award, because couch co-op is a beautiful feature that deserves nothing but praise, in a thoroughly confident and largely successful game that seems solely designed for you and some mates to laugh with it, at it, and at yourselves until the frogs come home. It’s camp, sure, but as Susan Sontag put it, “Oh no! The bugs, they’re everywhere! The frogs! They’re too big!”
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Sep 4, 2019
    Look at those two morons that have never played an EDF game before, they must be giant insects
  2. Jul 16, 2019
    absolute crap port, riding the fact that pc users always forgive edf, but this is unacceptable. It hangs, freezes to the point YOU HAVE TOabsolute crap port, riding the fact that pc users always forgive edf, but this is unacceptable. It hangs, freezes to the point YOU HAVE TO HARD RESTART YOUR PC, complete and utter sh!t as usual from this company. In 2019 this is no longer tolerable. When it runs, those few times, the 15 fps gives you the perfect console subhuman experience Expand
  3. Aug 29, 2019
    This one would have made for an average game in 2005. Now, 15 years later, if even fails to translate that into nostalgia.