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Earth Defense Force 5

The fifth major installment of the popular Japanese third-person science fiction shooters by Sandlot. The story of Earth Defense Force 5 continues the storylines known from its predecessors. The Earth is attacked by aliens again, and the players, who represent the eponymous organization, have to repel the invasion. Mechanics-wise, the title doesn’t deviate from the typical formula of the series. The action is presented from the third-person perspective. At the heart of the gameplay is elimination of enemies with the use of a varied weapon arsenal. Our targets are, first and foremost, all kinds of oversized insects, and the key to success is to devise the right tactic. For exterminating enemy forces, we are awarded points that can be then spent on various bonuses. Compared to the previous installment of the series, the modernized graphics are a breath of fresh air. Moreover, the enemies on the screen are more numerous than ever before.

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Sony PlayStation 4
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Earth Defense Force 5

Earth Defense Force 5 | PS4

Action, TPP, science fiction, multiplayer, TPS, co-op

Companies responsible for Earth Defense Force 5

Sandlot | game developer

XSEED Games | publisher   Official website

Earth Defense Force 5 release date for PS4:

game language:
English

07 December 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 6.7 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.  

Earth Defense Force 5 for PlayStation 4 is a production that continues the storylines of the previous installments of the series. The Earth is attacked by aliens again. The players, as members of the eponymous Earth Defense Force, have to repel this invasion. The special military unit was formed in order to protect the planet from threats from the space which, as the story told in the series shows, was a successful investment. The title was announced at Tokyo Game Show 2016.

Mechanics

The gameplay of Earth Defense Force 5 doesn’t deviate from the formula to which its predecessors got us used to. Therefore, it is still a dynamic third-person shooter. At the core of the game is elimination of enemies using a varied arsenal. There are machine guns and sniper rifles, laser weapons, explosives, and a rocket launcher at our disposal. Access to a given type of weapon is determined by the character class we’ve selected. These are enriched in terms of specialization, equipment, and other options available on the battlefield. It’s also worth mentioning that military vehicles, including tanks, choppers, and mechs, also take part in combat.

Our targets are mostly oversized insects: hornets, spiders, and ants. However, there are other opponents in our way, too, including well-armed lizards. The key to success is to device a unique tactic. The points we’ve earned for exterminating enemy forces can be spent on various bonuses, such as the possibility of summoning reinforcements.

Game modes

Similarly as before, the game offers a single player campaign divided into missions as well as multiplayer variants of gameplay.

Technical aspects

Earth Defense Force 5 for PlayStation 4 is powered by the technology created for the purposes of the previous installments of the series. However, the modernized graphics as well as the increased number of enemies visible on the screen are a breath of fresh air. The game also features a soundtrack that brings B horror movies to mind.