Earth Defense Force 5 Reviews
All of these elements together make this game easily the best in the series thus far and is something I can happily recommend for anyone that enjoys large explosions and destroying giant aliens en masse.
I'll admit that I went into Earth Defense Force 5 a little concerned about series fatigue.
For all its nonsense, giant monsters, and ever-escalating explosions, there's also a sense that this EDF, moreso than its predecessors, has also remembered that something can be B-grade, and still convey some kind of message of worth.
Earth Defense Force 5 is one of the best action games released on PC this year, and a must-have for fans of the franchise looking for a new fix after finishing EDF 4.1.
Earth Defence Force 5 [EDF 5] is a satisfying genocide simulator where you eradicate the world of Giant bugs and Frogmen. Even though the game has taken a step back from its EDF 4.1 60fps gameplay, as it drops back to 30fps, there are more creatures on screen than ever before and the physics push the game to its very limits. This is evident by the screen tearing, slowdown and frame drops, but it’s not a common sight on the PS4 Pro, especially when comparing it to EDF 4.1 on the base PS4. With the choice between four classes, a multitude of weapons and support items, vehicles, and even up to four player co-op, EDF 5 is a bloody amazing game.
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Earth Defense Force 5 is brash and outlandish, making for an absurdly fun action shooter.
Earth Defense Force 5 is as video gamey as they come. No frills, just kills. If you want to unwind after a long day and just blast some baddies and see explosions until your eyes go red, you can get no better than this game.
Earth Defense Force 5 is a fantastic games for fans of the series and a great starting point for newcomers looking for a B movie like experience with addictive gameplay.
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.
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.
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 !
Review in French | Read full review
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.
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.
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.
Earth Defense Force 5 doesn't shake things up, but it presents a fun and highly customizable arcade shooter perfect for co-op play.
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.
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.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
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!
Review in Persian | Read full review
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.