It's Left 4 Dead with aliens down to the very core, but a flattering rendition of the formula that's worth playing with friends.
Parts of Earthfall present a certain charm, and the co-op shooting experience could certainly be fun with the right group of friends. But it's hard to get away from the fact that Earthfall is a lesser incarnation of a decade-old game, with fewer modes and missions, at a higher price.
A pale imitation of its influences, Earthfall is mostly functional but shows little sign of life
Earthfall is too derivative to stand out and too disappointing to inspire repeat trips through its 10 mediocre missions.
I'm all for taking the spirit of a beloved classic and bringing it up to date, but you have to be prepared to be judged utterly against that original game. Under the right circumstances Earthfall is capable of capturing the frantic teamwork of Left 4 Dead, but there's too much wrong here to maintain it for long.
Unoriginal and with dull gunplay, Earthfall should only be considered if you plan to play it online with your friends.
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Earthfall: Alien Horde attempts to fill a spot still left absent by L4D3, but unfortunately fails to capture the magic or atmosphere of the genre's best.
An uninspired, unoriginal Left4Dead clone that suffers from wishy-washy shooting and a lack of polish
Earthfall is a cooperative FPS with a few interesting ideas that it fails to deliver on. Built on a poor foundation of unsatisfying combat and repetitive mission structure, every aspect of the game is mediocre at best. With some serious retooling, its light building mechanic could be an interesting twist, but there's little reason to play Earthfall in its current state with so many better examples of the genre already out there.
Offering a ton of fun at an affordable price point, Earthfall is a game you shouldn't miss.