Enter the fast shooting world of INSECTICIDE as hot shot rookie Detective Chrys Liszt and help solve a crime of epic proportions. Lead your team on a bug hunt, collecting clues and solving puzzles. Use old-fashioned street smarts, unique insect abilities and an arsenal of ingenious bug weapons to confront your suspects.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (285 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 27, 2008

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Enter the fast shooting world of INSECTICIDE as hot shot rookie Detective Chrys Liszt and help solve a crime of epic proportions. Lead your team on a bug hunt, collecting clues and solving puzzles. Use old-fashioned street smarts, unique insect abilities and an arsenal of ingenious bug weapons to confront your suspects. Explore a futuristic world of mutant insects and uncover the truth in a city infested with corruption.

It won’t be easy solving this mystery, but some buggy’s got to do it!


    Action Detective Shooter

  • Real-time 3D third-person view combines action-based platforming with weapons-based combat.
  • Use specialized bug weaponry and unique insect abilities.
  • Adventure Detective Puzzles and Crime Solving

  • Put your detective skills to the test and lead a crime investigation in a futuristic world of mutant insects and film noir locations.
  • Collect clues to solving a gripping mystery brimming with twists, turns, and double-crossings. Interrogate suspects, interview witnesses, and play good cop/bad cop to get the info you need.
  • An immersive story worthy of the best detective flicks

  • A cast of nearly 30 unique characters woven into an addictive plotline where each clue reveals a deeper part of the mystery.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1.5GHz processor or better
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Graphics: 16-bit Graphics, DirectX 9 (shader 2.0) compatible video card, 64 MB minimum video memory
    • DirectX Version: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB
Helpful customer reviews
25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Background: Picked up during the summer sale for pennies. Apparently it's an upgrade of a 2008 DS game with improved visuals and audio, part 2 was never released but you can complete the story on youtube via officially released cinematics.

The Good:
* Great story and plotting that mix things up
* Characters and voice acting are fantastic
* Self-aware quips make the characters stand-out
* Fun mix of gameplay styles show depth right from the start

The Bad:
* Looks dated, the pixelated cut-scenes especially
* Awkward controls for interacting with characters but you get used to it
* Mismatched lipsync is distracting
* Combat is simplistic and weapons lack impact
* Half a game that stops just as things are moving

Impressions: Looks dated with low-rez cutscenes, awkward controls and mismatches mouth to voice work.. but in the first 10 minutes I was impressed by the story-telling, characters and gameplay. Reminds me of the first time i played Sam & Max.

Recommended for: Noire detective fans who don't mind some run n gun n puns.

Conclusion.
7/10. Shines through its limitations to be memorable and a lot of fun.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Come on guys all of these bug puns ant gonna fly 'round here; you moth do better.
Seriously wasp's the point of hating this game? It's un-beelievable.
The bee character kept droning on and on at some points.
Driving the Volkswagen Beetle was fun.
Great soundtrack including Bee-toven and Sting.
The bugs got into great anticks.
And such a great game? Long time no flea.
It's pretty great.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I would recommend then game, it is cute, fun and interesting.
But as a warning there is no other parts
ask the wiki stats
"The PC version was to be released as two downloadable episodes with a retail version following soon afterward, but the second episode never materialized due to Gamecock being acquired by SouthPeak Games in 2008 and the latter deciding to cancel the inherited title"
it was later released on the DS as a full game, heavily scaled down.
"In order to complete the story for PC gamers, Crackpot expressed a desire to upload the cinematics for Part 2 (as well as Part 1) on their official YouTube page, "
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
It's like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare... but much better. would pre-order Insecticide - season pass.

I'm not kidding

10/10 - IGN
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
It is the best game in the world. Everyone should play this game because it is awesome and makes me feel like I'm at home, eating my watermelon on a summer's evening
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Helped me fight with my fear of ugly bugs
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
11/10 would Insecticide again,
I don't see why this game did not get part 2!
I cri evea tim thinkin that teh neva maed da pate 2
Wellll shucks, looks like this game is full of bugs, 0/10 would never Insecticide again
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
So the game itself is pretty decent and VERY much reminds me of the amazing Psychonauts BUT sadly this is only the first half of the game, meaning it has no conclusion. Because the game HAS no ending i really can not recommend, also the combat is rather bland, sadly this game will never be finished :(, it had a lot of potential to.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
it is ♥♥♥♥
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I've never played a more perfect game this is a 100% buy
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
What happens when you see a game with a very low price?

You buy it and regret it.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
This is Bugs Life meets Call Of Duty
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
Terrible just terrible how other detective games comapre to this game. With its super realistic and relatable characters I dont understand why they arent charging full price for this game. At the low price of 3 dollars you get a great storyline, Interesting potaganist, hot fast action, hillarious jokes and great puns. With its compelling storyline you become compleetely emerged into the story and actually feel like you are a bug and you want to rome the streets fighting crime for great power comes great responsibility. I have to say there will never be as good as game as Insecticide except part two of course, I wonder if they will ever release it on PC.


10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
The Detective parts was so ♥♥♥♥ that it made the ♥♥♥♥y shooting part amazing

11/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Reminds me of a low budget classic Xbox game. Meh. 5/10 is ok
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
A film noir homage in the vein of Pixar and Dreamworks 3D animated movies that combines platforms, action and point & click mechanics with uneven results. It plays as a Nintendo Gamecube title featuring: a colorful and charming art style; a jazzy soundtrack and better voice acting than some triple A titles. Unfortunately, Insecticide Part 2 was never released; so you're left with an incomplete story and an unfinished game.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
This game has a lot of bugs.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
This game is like Dora the Explorer
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
i got this game for 27 cents... who gives a flying ♥♥♥♥ if its bad

11/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Playing Insecticide Part 1 was and is a cult classic games to enjoy. It has a plot cheesy plot points. Main character with a mysterious past, nostalgic plot twist, and a 90s point and click interface feel. the only downfall of this game is that, it only has part one. when playing this game, is like playing Monkey Island in 3D.
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