Earth Defense Force 5 Reviews

Earth Defense Force 5 is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

Earth Defense Force 5 is a shallow entry in an enjoyable series that's reliance on older mechanics in and of itself has become outdated.

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8 / 10
Dec 11, 2018

Earth Defense Force 5 is the best episode of the franchise. The game is always very fun, with a lot of monsters and spaceships to destroy, alone or with friends. There is a lot of content, and despite graphics that feels old, and a lot of repetitivity, it's still a very good an satisfying game !

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8 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

Earth Defense Force 5 is absolutely, thoroughly, another Earth Defense Force. If you know what that is, you know what you're in for. It's the first one built for modern hardware, which means more stuff happening on screen, but it's not an upheaval of the formula, nor is it a magical facelift.

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Alexkayl
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2019

Earth Defense Force 5 is the sheer definition of a cult classic, but it doesn't break new ground. It's more of the same, just bigger and better. It's a brash, dumb, guilty pleasure that is best enjoyed with friends. It will never be the game of the year, but it could turn out to be YOUR game of the year. When all is said and done, that is what really matters.

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8 / 10.0
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.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2018

Earth Defense Force 5 is a great game for folks who don't need any good reason for just wanting to blow up a lot of bugs with a lot of guns.

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Gamersky
Top Critic
6.8 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2018

It's hard to believe that EDF 5 is a decent game because of the poor graphics performance, dull story, and repeated gameplay. But still, as a fan-based game, it's the best one in the franchise, and fans of the series definitely can find a way to enjoy it.

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4.5 / 5.0
Dec 7, 2018

I'll admit that I went into Earth Defense Force 5 a little concerned about series fatigue.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

Earth Defense Force 5 takes what the previous games in the series were known for; Classes with huge customization, large-scale battles, and a story about mankind defeating enemy forces. If you're looking for a third person shooter that you can keep coming back to for different experiences, EDF 5 will keep you entertained for hours.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

Earth Defense Force 5 mixes a compelling sense of power and powerlessness, creating chaotic, overwhelming battles filled with laughter and drama that make it hard to put down.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2020

Earth Defense Force 5 is an immensely generous package that is bursting at the seams with content. Fans of the series will be undoubtedly satisfied with the all-you-can-eat-buffet approach to the range of options and playability. Newcomers will also find this latest entry the best place to start, as it is the best representation of what the series has to offer.

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7 / 10
Dec 13, 2018

Despite our issues regarding player progression, Earth Defense Force 5 largely delivers on the promise of over-the-top bug shooting action. It may not have the same depth as many other titles, but there are more than enough moments of big stupid fun across its 60 hour campaign to make you want to give it a go.

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8 / 10.0
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.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

If you like watching B-movie's with friends, but would rather play them instead, then yes, Earth Defense Force 5 is the game for you. If you just want to blow shit up, then there are more entertaining games out there.

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7 / 10
Jan 16, 2019

Earth Defense Force 5 is a blast through and through. Blowing away insects and spaceships with a shotgun or energy blaster never gets old, and the various classes are diverse and worth trying out to see which one best fits your play style. Admittedly, 110 missions of non-stop shooting does get a bit tiresome, but just when you think you've seen it all, the game introduces a new enemy type or throws in a big set-piece level to shake things up. Even with the added improvements and changes, though, this is still a typical Earth Defense Force. Besides, who needs plot when you have giant mechs fighting giant monsters?

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7 / 10.0
Jan 4, 2019

Earth Defense Force 5 is a tried-and-true entry in the franchise. It's cheap, cheesy, low-budget, and a ridiculous amount of fun. All the same flaws and foibles from the previous games are still present and accounted for, but some of the additional polish makes the game more enjoyable for casual play. All in all, EDF5 is a completely by-the-numbers offering that delivers exactly what it says on the box. If you want to experience the franchise for the first time, EDF5 is a great place to start. If you're a longtime fan hoping for something new, you might want to wait for a price drop.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Earth Defense Force 5 by far is the best installment in the EDF series and it has everything that a fan of series want to be in an EDF game. EDF5 is a high quality mixture of improved elements of previous games and some new mechanics that lead to one of the most fun shooters of these years, specially if you play it co-op. With amazing amount of contents, more than 100 missions to play and so many equipment and weapons, Earth Defense Force 5 absolutely worth your time and money, either you are fan of EDF or not. Hurry up and Join the forces of earth to save our beloved planet from giant bugs and monsters!

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80 / 100
Dec 19, 2018

Earth Defense Force 5 impresses by its scale with hundreds of enemies in each stage, several weapons to test and the courage to make the player learn their particularities to eventually cause destruction according to their wishes. This is certainly one of the most special titles of the year.

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the_nmac
85%
Dec 25, 2018

Slay giant bugs, huge monsters, aliens, and robots and save the world as a member of the Earth Defense Force. Learn more in our Earth Defense Force 5 review!

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8 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2018

Earth Defense Force 5 stands in the face of pretty much every game released these days. It’s the game that doesn’t bother trying to keep up with the Jones’ because it’s happy doing its own thing and being just what it wants to be.

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