The importance of the EARTH DEFENSE FORCE games having a presence on PC cannot be understated. While the PlayStation 4 versions have proven to not only be successful, but also very good, their performance has been a bit lacking. EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair set the tone for what this series can do on PC, and conceivably introduced a whole new group of people to this series. And EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 5 is no different, offering 60fps in any resolution for b-movie schlock with blockbuster entertainment. “C’mon you apes, you wanna live forever?”
There is only one other Earth Defense Force game has been on PC, EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair is the one that gets it right: 1080p, 60fps, and even anti-aliasing. While the game itself isn’t a visual powerhouse, this is the best a Earth Defense Force game has ever looked. EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair is also the best-playing game of the series – combine this with the ability to play cooperatively online with a friend, and you’ve got magic in the making. EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 is not technically or visually impressive, but it makes a case for unadulterated fun being core to a game experience over the latter.