English Title: Simple 2000 Series Vol.81: The Chikyū Bōeigun 2
Japanese Title: SIMPLE2000シリーズVol.81 THE地球防衛軍2
Publisher: D3 Publisher
Developer: Sandlot
Genre: Action
Released: Jul. 28, 2005
Product Codes: SLPM-62652 / JAN 4527823993174

EDF! EDF! Proof positive that a game doesn't need a lick of polish in graphics, sound, programming, design... well, any kind of polish at all ...to be an awesome freaking game. While the first one was good, this is the game that really put fledgling studio Sandlot on the map as masters of scale, which is doubly impressive given it's a budget release. Giant alien bugs and robots have invaded Tokyo! Go forth with guns, lasers, rocket launchers and jetbacks, and obliterate them! One of the purest forms of action gaming joy. Also, Pale Wing is awesome.

The series has since found worldwide cult success, moving up from its budget roots but still retaining the rough, raw, straightforward formula that proved so successful. Well, except Insect Armageddon, but we don't talk about that one. Saw a PAL release as Global Defence Force, but the series didn't make it to the States until EDF 2017 on the Xbox 360.