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POSTED 27/2/14


EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 2025

D3 Publisher
PS3 (also on Xbox 360)

EDF! EDF! EDF! If this chant means nothing to you then, well, itís treat time. Assuming that you like saving the Earth Ė and if you donít like saving the Earth then you must be a terrorist. Weíre dobbing you into Jack Bauer.

Anyway, single or multiplayer third-person shooty-shooter Earth Defense Force 2025 is full of bugs. You also have heaps of the fuckers to shoot... Itís not the slickest game that youíll ever see, and itís not the slickest game that youíll ever play. But it just might be one of the most entertaining.

Hang on, didnít we eradicate íem all back Ė erm, forward - in 2017? Yeah, thatís what they wanted us to believe. Sneaky bloody bugs. They actually took a hot tip from Ben Folds and naffed off underground, breeding their arses off (perhaps, weíre not entirely sure what anatomical bits space bugs bonk with) until deciding that Earth was ripe for another assault. Together with their moon-based Ravager bosses, they rain icky-creepy-buggy war on our troops. But hey, EDF! EDF! EDF!

So, you pick one of four soldier types and enter battle armed with two weapons Ė unless you pick the Fencer, who can have four. Theyíre all balanced differently Ė some can fly, some are more gruntbuggly. Youíll soon find your preference. The frayís subsequently entered on any of five difficulties, with varying amounts of, and types of, bugs invading. But youíll fight them on the beaches, in the streets, in the caverns, in the air Ė and also experience copious amounts of glee (sans singing) from levelling buildings. EDF! EDF! EDF!

The EDF games have always been about big, dumb, joyful B-movie fun, and 2025 doesnít break anything. To be honest itís not particularly different, but if it ainít broke, donít fix it.

Well, unless itís a bug, whereby you should fix the living suitcase out of it. EDF! EDF! EDF!

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