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Parents' Guide to

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Unique but uninspired shooter has loads of fantasy violence.

Game PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 2011
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Common sense media does not make common sense!

This game is a part of a M rated series but do not let that turn you off. This game does use guns, but you do not shoot humans. The "Ravagers" as they are called are mutated bugs mixed into robots that do emit a bit of orange and green blood but it is quite noticeable. There is a little bit of language such as " I used to want to live in Detroit Damn, not any more!" but it is hard to hear it.
age 15+


A fun, indie shooter for those who love games that are pretty much a giant horde-mode.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon scores points for having a unique concept; after all, how many games are there about an invading race of giant alien insects? However, the action -- including gameplay and battle controls -- is rather uninspired, leaving players with little strategy other than to shoot enormous bugs, ants, and cockroaches until they die. The mere fact that the enemy force is different than what we see in standard first-person shooter fare may pique players' curiosity, but those hoping for a fulfilling gameplay experience may end up feeling largely underwhelmed.

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