Review by Matt S.
Earth Defence Force 5 (EDF 5) is spectacular. As a lifelong fan of the humour, entertainment value, and aesthetic of B-grade science fiction and horror from the glory days of the cinema, I have always loved how the EDF series has tapped into that, providing ridiculous action, hilariously bad voice acting, and completely balls-to-the-wall plots. The series has also played in a way that matches its B-grade theme, and that's typically been the series' Achilles heel, but here's the big secret about EDF 5… it's not just pure B-grade entertainment. It's also a genuinely good game.