Few things can beat the arcade-y fun of the Earth Defense Force series, and the fifth numbered entry is better than ever. The co-op experience is unrivaled, requiring a mix of tactics and quick reflexes as you take on increasingly ludicrous hordes of giant insects and aliens as the game reaches its exciting crescendo. The writing is pure cheese and the spectacularly corny voice acting brings it all together. The true gem is the weapon variety. You can tackle the same mission in any number of ways with different loadouts. It’s uncomplicated but undeniably fun, both solo and with friends.