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Starship Troopers: Extermination Review


Harper Wilson

Vanguard to the Rescue

The universe of Starship Troopers has captivated fans since the release of Robert A. Heinlein's original novel in 1959, through the 1997 film and several subsequent adaptations. Now, the battle for humanity's survival continues in "Starship Troopers: Extermination," a co-op first-person shooter that plunges players into the heart of the fight against the Arachnids. 

Developed for fans and newcomers alike, this game offers a thrilling ride through chaotic battles, strategic base-building, and intense objective-grabbing as you take on the role of a member of the elite Deep Space Vanguard. Join us as we discuss the game's story, graphics, and features, as well as our overall impressions.

The Story: Valaka, Planet of Peril

Planet Valaka, a deep-space mining colony, has been ravaged by a catastrophic Arachnid infestation. It's up to you and your squad of Vanguard Troopers to reclaim the fallen colony. Throughout the game, you will face waves of bloodthirsty bugs, protect critical points, and secure key objectives—a feat requiring not only the might of your firearms but also the strategic building and upgrading of defenses. As you progress, you will uncover the horrifying truth behind the Bug menace, ultimately culminating in a frenzied final battle against the Arachnid Queen.

Immersive Graphics: A Visual Feast on a Hostile World

The graphics in Starship Troopers: Extermination bring the chaotic world of Valaka to life, from its rugged, alien terrain to the swarms of chitinous Arachnids. The attention to detail effectively tells the story of a once-thriving mining colony in ruins. The stylized in-game designs strike a balance between realistic elements and more exaggerated sci-fi vibes, adding to the game's immersive atmosphere while satisfying genre fans. Furthermore, the smooth, responsive animations and satisfying special effects make each battle against the Bugs an exhilarating and visually stimulating experience.

Features: An Arsenal of Tools and Tactics

Starship Troopers: Extermination provides players with a wide array of tools for both offense and defense. Standard and more advanced weapons, such as the Morita Assault Rifle and the Nuke Launcher, help to repel the relentless Arachnids. Meanwhile, building tools and defensive structures allow players to construct bases and outposts as a strategic component of the game. This mix of genres facilitates more engaging and dynamic gameplay, as players must balance resource management and strategic planning with the visceral thrill of battling the Bug menace head-on.

Impressions: Trudging through the Trenches

Starship Troopers: Extermination delivers an adrenaline-pumping, cooperative experience that remains faithful to its source material. The game's ability to blend elements of first-person shooters, base-building, and strategy results in a unique and captivating gaming experience. The thrill of fighting off waves of Arachnids alongside your squad serves as a constant reminder of what's at stake and keeps players invested in the game long past the final credits.

The Last Stand for Humanity

In conclusion, Starship Troopers: Extermination succeeds in delivering an intense and memorable gaming experience centered around humanity's struggle against the Bug menace. The game's unique blend of genres, immersive graphics, and focus on cooperative play make it an entertaining and challenging addition to any gaming library. While there are a few minor drawbacks, they fail to overshadow the overall quality of the game. Whether you're a die-hard fan of Starship Troopers or simply looking for a thrilling first-person shooter, Starship Troopers: Extermination is well worth your time.


  • — Pulse-pounding, immersive gameplay;
  • — Visually impressive graphics and animations;
  • — Engaging a mix of shooting, base-building, and strategy;
  • — A wide array of weapons and defenses;
  • — Cooperative multiplayer options.


  • — Potential for repetitiveness in gameplay mechanics;
  • — The steep learning curve for base-building/navigation;
  • — Limited variety in Arachnid enemies;
  • — Lack of competitive multiplayer modes.


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