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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

D3Publisher
Apr 11, 2019 - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

39%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7.2 / 10
Easy Allies
6.5 / 10
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Game Informer
7 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
USgamer
3 / 5
Game Revolution
2.5 / 5
Destructoid
7.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

IGN

7.2 / 10.0
IGN

As flawed and as fun as ever, Iron Rain doesn't dull the core pleasure of EDF, but doesn't manage much more either.

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Metro GameCentral

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4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A more grounded approach and a fresh coat of paint fail to address the series' inherent flaws, as the cheesy charm of fighting giant insects is lost in the process.

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Iron Rain provides plenty of content, but Yuke's EDF debut doesn't change much

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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain makes a few much-needed tweaks to the old formula, but it's still just another bug hunt.

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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain plays around with the concepts players have gotten used to with previous EDFs. Classes are open, and the new Prowl Rider offers a new flavor of play that hasn't been seen in the franchise before. Weapons are open, giving more player freedom in terms of character loadouts. But Iron Rain loses some things from the main series, notably the huge swarms of enemies in favor of larger, more meaningful enemies. It's a fine entry in the EDF franchise, but it doesn't step far beyond its predecessors sadly.

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Everything about it makes sense, and it’s a better game at the end of the day due to the added polish. However, it’s not nearly good enough to get recommended with the games it’s now competing with and has lost much of its original appeal along the way.

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And that's pretty much it. Despite the marketing of a more "serious" tone this is still very much EDF - a bug-shooting Dynasty Warriors-esque hack and slash at heart. Given that it's a standalone game you can also just jump right in (not that you'd need to keep up with EDF lore regardless).

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