Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jun 7, 2021
    85
    Earth Defense Force: World Brothers is not only the best Earth Defense Force spin-off but one of the best games in the series with its fun gameplay, loads of customization options, solid PS4 Pro and PS5 performance, and varied roster.
  2. Jun 10, 2021
    83
    Earth Defense Force: World Brothers could have gone horribly wrong. I mean, yes, the series was starting to feel a little stale, but at least it was comfortable. Trying something so new could have been a huge misfire. In this case, though, it’s not. World Brothers takes the series in a somewhat new direction and it mostly succeeds in what it wants to do, which means that it’s worth playing whether you’re a newcomer to the series or a grizzled EDF vet.
  3. May 30, 2021
    81
    Just when I thought Earth Defense Force was becoming stale, World Brothers came along and renewed my faith in the franchise. Its bright voxel visuals act as the perfect reflection of its improved and varied gameplay as well as its excellent sense of humour.
  4. Sep 2, 2021
    80
    Overall, Earth Defense Force: World Brothers is a fun remix of the Earth Defense Force formula. Not only is the art style almost entirely adorable, but the way the gameplay has been split across your team members keeps the game fresh and fun.
  5. Jun 25, 2021
    80
    Even if World Brothers were just a quickie distraction meant to tide fans over until the post-apocalyptic madness of EDF6 it would still be worth a look. It manages to be so much more than that, though — the huge cast, constantly surprising powers, humorous writing and huge numbers of classic enemies and heroes all combine to turn this into a celebration of the franchise. Earth Defense Force: World Brothers is a love letter to one of the craziest videogame series ever, and its simplified look and gameplay ironically make this unbelievably niche title one of the best jumping-on points the series has ever offered.
  6. 80
    The latest Earth Defense Force spinoff is the perfect introduction to the series for your kids, your younger siblings, or anyone who's always wanted a more cartoony approach to alien extermination. It doesn't rewrite the EDF playbook or attempt too many new things, but it's still very much an Earth Defense Force game at its voxelized heart.
  7. Jun 7, 2021
    80
    If you want to just not think and shoot the big bugs into little square bits and pieces with a library of characters and weapons, EDF: World Bros. might be just the comfort food you need.
  8. Jun 7, 2021
    75
    Earth Defense Force: World Brothers is a good spin-off for the series, thanks to a nice graphic style and a simple but fun gameplay. The lack of variety is the only important issue to keep in mind.
  9. Jun 4, 2021
    75
    Earth Defense Force: World Brothers offers enough zany action to shine through any flaws presented during the hectic missions. The story keeps itself in the absurdity of Tokusatsu that sells the overall experience. Still, the combat system can be frustrating, which shows up more given the enormous amount of playable missions, but it’s undeniable this content will keep you playing for hours to come.
  10. Jun 18, 2021
    70
    Earth Defense Force: World Brothers is a great entry point for those looking to get into the long-running series, and one that’s more accessible than ever thanks to an aesthetic that makes it more suitable for younger players. Throw in new features like the character switching mechanic and you have a game that’s a blast to play in small doses when alone, but really shines when played with others. Ultimately though, repetition is still an issue, as the gameplay never really evolves as you move through the lengthy campaign.
  11. Jun 4, 2021
    70
    Ultimately, World Brothers is a good introduction for newcomers that’ll appeal to long-time fans too. It’s not especially deep and solo play can feel slightly repetitive in longer stints, but if you gather a few friends, you’ll have a lot of fun with this colourful spinoff.
  12. PLAY
    Jul 5, 2021
    60
    Although the effort to make the series fresh and accessible is admirable, it’s backfired. Fans will be disappointed, newbies will wonder what all the fuss is about. [Issue#3, p.144]
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  1. Sep 6, 2021
    5
    Game is fun but there are 3 major problems. 1. There is one particular level with waterfalls and a rainbow bridge where an enemy clips in aGame is fun but there are 3 major problems. 1. There is one particular level with waterfalls and a rainbow bridge where an enemy clips in a wall and is stuck inside it. Normally you can't finish missions until you kill everything so if an enemy gets stuck you'll likely won't be able to kill it. Forcing you to restart the entire mission over or spending loads of time trying to kill it. This unfortunately happens often in this level
    2. One enemy called saurous lags the game exponentially when it uses its fire breathing to the point the game doesn't register inputs making you stand still as you life drains in 3 seconds. Thankfully it doesn't appear in to many missions
    3. RNG is the worst I've ever seen in any game. Say you want a rocket launcher, you'll need to find the Character that holds it in a mission and rescue them. Doesn't sound bad right? Unfortunately, no. First you have to hope to RNG that the character spawns in a level and hope to rng that, if you do rescue them, they have a weapon. If they don't good luck finding them again. Then be disappointed they don't have it once more. Also the one level that all characters are guaranteed to spawn at some point is the one level dedicated to saurous
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  2. May 31, 2021
    5
    A cheerful, simplistic, awkward, colourful children's game. Fans of the series should be warned: this is more Lego than EDF.