Chaotic Wave Shooter ‘Earth Defense Force 5’ Out Now Worldwide for PC

D3 Publisher has announced that the insane wave shooter, Earth Defense Force 5 (EDF 5, for short) is available now worldwide for PC-via Steam. Those that have yet to join the Earth Defense Force in this game, and truly want to, should take advantage of the special 20% off discount (regular price is $59.99) for the first week of the game’s release.

The EDF series is a fan favorite for many, and the last release on PC, Earth Defense Force 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair has been well-loved as the title is currently rated as overwhelmingly positive. Fans have been patiently waiting for a PC release of EDF 5 ever since the game launched over here in the west on December 11 for the PlayStation 4, but now, the wait is finally over.

Developed by Sandlot, EDF 5 continues what made the series so popular in the first place. That said, it’s quite different from the recently released EDF title, Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain, which we reviewed, and also gained more insight behind the game’s development in an interview with the game’s producer. Anyway, since EDF 5 first launched in 2003 for the PlayStation 2, the EDF series has been known and loved for its fun third-person wave shooter gameplay with tons of enemies on-screen, its wide array of unique classes, weapons, loadout combinations, and of course, its charming B-movie dialogue and settings with cities under siege by giant creatures.

If this is going to be your first-ever playthrough of EDF 5 expect to find a ton of content, like hundreds of missions and weapons, along with various classes, to enjoy. Also just to let you know, the game is pretty hard to put down — trust me, it’s very addicting, especially when playing with friends. On that note, there are multiple options for multiplayer for EDF 5 as it offers up to four-player online co-op as well as offline couch co-op, supporting up to two players via split-screen.

Regardless if you’re jumping into the game for the first time, the tenth time, or even for the hundredth time, go ahead and check out the trailer and screenshots below:


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Brad Crespo

Editor-in-Chief - On a quest to play as many new games as possible while trying to finish an endless backlog.