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Earth Defence Force 2017

Released on 30 March 2007

Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

4.0 out of 5 (37 customer reviews) | Write a review

New from £16.95

Planet Earth is under attack from alien invaders, and the EDF is our only chance for survival. Grab your gun, join your squad and repel the attacking forces in this action-packed, arcade style shooter exclusive to the Xbox 360. You are Earth's last line of defence!

Epic Battles Against Hordes Of Alien Invaders: Players will face off against a wide variety of attackers ranging from giant ants and spiders to robots and monsters standing more than 20 stories tall. With non-stop swarms of literally hundreds of enemies on screen at once, these chaotic battles are like nothing you have ever played.

A Mighty Arsenal Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction: You will be armed to the teeth with 7 types of destructive weapons with more than 150 variations - assault rifles, rocket launchers, flamethrowers, grenades and more.

    More Than 50 Missions: Engage the enemy in more than 50 all-out battles. Battle alongside your EDF squad through city streets, underground caves, coastal zones and more to repel the alien attackers on all fronts.

      Powerful Military Vehicles At Your Command: Take control of battle tanks, armoured mechs, attack helicopters and hover bikes to help complete your mission.

        No Man Fights Alone: Though the odds may seem impossible, you are not alone. Fighting by your side are your AI controlled EDF teammates. This crew of soldiers will fearlessly charge into battle and assist you throughout the game.

          Team Up For Victory: Join-up with a friend in co-op mode and work together to battle your way through the alien swarms.

            Completely Destructible Environment: As you battle the alien invaders stray shots will bring down skyscrapers, bridges and other structures.

            customer Reviews

             Average rating (37 reviews)

             Pure and simple fun

            | | See all JohnMcL7's reviews (5)

            On paper this game looks rather weak - you run around similar environments blowing up large numbers of aliens, consisting of robots, giant ants and spiders. I have to say though this has been one of my favourite games for a while now, I've finished the first three difficultly levels and struggling through the 'hardest' settings.

            As you go through the game killing enemies you gain armour and weapon unlocks which apply universally which means if you play through on easy and then start medium you're in a better position than if you went with medium at the start as you'll have more armour and weapons. This is what really keeps me coming back, I know there are more powerful weapons out there which I'm eager to get my hands on plus the fact I don't really like to be beaten. Weapons are broken down into different groups (Assault rifle, shotgun, rocket launcher, grenades etc.) with large amounts of variation between them - each variant has the same model but they can be massively different in use. For example the Air Tortoise fires off a huge, slow rocket leaving a colossal smoke trail as it leaves the launcher which then takes up to ten second to reload. However, the Fork-TW fires something like 20 small rockets simultaneously which then reloads in a couple of seconds.

            The lower difficulty levels don't provide much challenge but the higher difficulties are significantly tougher with enemies that move extremely quickly and inflict a large amount of damage. This can be frustrating as it forces you to 'farm' levels - doing them over and over again to build up more armour and hopefully unlock more powerful weapons. The game is pretty much identical in single player and co-op which can make it difficult (and pretty much impossible on the top difficulty level) if you have no-one to team up with.

            There's not much variety in the environments you fight in although they are a reasonablly large scale, combined with some huge enemies, large numbers of giant ants and lots of explosions rocking the screen Earth Defence Force can look more impressive than expected for the budget price.

            If you're looking for a game you can just drop into it and have a blast, I'd highly recommend this especially for its budget price. However if you're looking for more depth in a game to play for extended periods of time this is not it.

             What a great game

            | | See all jazzym's reviews (4)

            I love this game I'm so glad i brought it i cant stop playing it its so addictive & excellent on 2 player co-op. I only wish there were more games like this one.

             BEST GAME ON 360!!!!

            | | See all L3MOND's reviews (1)

            Game designers had forgotten the simple pleasures of just running around with no regards to stealth or your own characters health with guns blazing, untill now. in this game the world is under attack by a seemingly unending supply of GIANT INSECTS, TOWERING ROBOTS AND VARIOUS UFOs.Fight your way through 54 levels on 5 difficulties with an evergrowing arsenal of weapons.
            However the highlight of the game is the fact that it will make you andyour friends cry with laughter, It is THE BEST GAME EVER if you are playing the co-op mode, once you are further on in the game you will get closer to the weapons that just simply take the mik. Think about running around a city with a rocket launcher capable of taking down a football stadium sized spaceship in a single shot, or a rifle which can send an enemy flying into the horizon, a missile that when fired travels slower than the speed you walk but when it hits an enemy delivers so much damage its like shooting an ant with a tank.This game is pure genius, the 2D pickups bring you back to the days of retro gaming and simply enhance your gaming experience, by providing a challenge in trying to collect them all before the final enemy is taken out or just making you and you friends burst into tears of laughter at the sight of them.
            If its achievments your after this game can offer you 600G.

             Addictive yet average shooter

            | | See all TonyHiles's reviews (7)

            £18 for a new 360 game is no bad thing. But it does give an indication of the quality you should expect. This game is strangely addictive and yet does so many things halfheartedly. The graphics are generation 1 XBOX and PS2 standard. The music is instantly forgettable and the the pick ups, left behind when you shoot enemies are static sprites and really look odd on the 3D levels. However all that said, the game has something. For a start it is big, 53 levels in total. It's spread over 5 difficulty types with an achievement unlocked for completing each, the sixth achievement kicks in when you unlock all the weapons. There are 170 of those spread over about 5 categories. Sniper rifles, missles, grenades and shotguns are some of those on offer. The higher the difficulty, the better the weapon obtained at the end of the level. There is no depth here however. It is blast all that come your way and proceed to the next stage. The levels themselves rotate between the same tunnels/city scape/beach area but really it doesn't matter. For complete switch your brain off, trigger happy action it is essential. This harks back to the days of the arcade blaster and at £18 is well worth a look.

             love it

            | | See all aidanchaplin's reviews (11)

            Classic shooter my favourite game on xbox sence cod 4, shame u cant play it online then it would be fantastic,enemys are good and lots of levels never got bored ,took for ever to complete and very adictive , buy it now cheep but worth it.

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            Rating12+ (PEGI)