Earth Defence Force 2017: fun, if you like that sort of thing. And I do

If you fancy some big dumb fun on the Xbox 360, Earth Defence Force 2017’s worth a punt (it’s going for £18 on Amazon). It’s essentially Space Invaders given the FPS treatment, and if you turn off the voice acting and music it’s an utter hoot. Particularly when you fire at a big bug with your rocket launcher, miss completely and realise that every single building in the city is destructible. So far I’ve killed about three aliens, four hundred and thirty skyscrapers, six bridges and a thousand trees. Heh heh heh.

The trailer’s on, but don’t let its soundtrack fool you: the music in the game itself is bloody awful.