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 (259 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
3.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 6
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1.8 hrs on record
i spent almost an hour on the first puzzle because i'm probably ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Posted: October 12
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6.9 hrs on record
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, "
Posted: October 13
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295 of 342 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
I'm only 9 minutes in and I've probably encountered about a dozen insect puns.

It doesn't bug me at all.
Posted: June 9
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43 of 60 people (72%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
There is no Part 2.

Part 1 isn't bad, is actually pretty decent...but the fact that you are only getting half a game will bug you.
Posted: June 13
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
I bought this game for $0.29 (on sale) and I enjoyed it more than CoD: Ghosts which I bought for 60 dollars, enough said.
Posted: June 20
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
It's like Bug's Life with guns! -IGN
Posted: June 10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Helped me fight with my fear of ugly bugs
Posted: July 3
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Insecticide Part 1. More like Insecticide Part 1 and never get to see Part 2. It's not the developer's fault in that regard, as Part 2 was cancelled.


The first problem is that this is a flippin' Nintendo DS port. It clearly shows, as it's a combination of poorly done shooting, platforming, and point and click. There is not much for any type of help in the game (the 2nd mission took me the longest, with the final taking me the second longest due to lack of telling me what to do other than a vague sentence).

The controls were awkward, the difficulty was random if it was Easy or Hard. The FMV sequences were also horribly compressed compared to in-game mission audio. The game is also only 5 missions long (4 technically since ONE IS A CUTSCENE).

I'm glad I bought this when it was about 40 cents. It's not worth anything else.
Posted: May 6
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 12
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Game makes me want to do meth and kill thousands of bugs.
10/10
Posted: June 20
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
If you're a masochistic basement dweller then this game is perfect for you.
The gun mechanics is better than in Call of Duty + still ♥♥♥♥ though.
This game is not even worth it when it costs $0.29.
It's a piece of crap.
1/10
Also, i don't know the backstory of the protagonist, but everyone treats her like ♥♥♥♥.
I'm currently debating on whether i should kill my self or not, the bloody tape recorder is nowhere to be found.
Posted: June 23
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
This is Bugs Life meets Call Of Duty
Posted: August 31
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Who wouldn't want to be a 4-legged, detective. A fun little time waster.
Posted: June 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
this game really bugged me.
Posted: June 22
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Best Game ever. I just love it. It needs no scopes though. It is bout a badass bug on the run against cockrotch
Posted: June 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
after gambling my life away i love it
Posted: June 14
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
11/10 would possibly play again.
Posted: June 14
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
You know those movie tie in games for kids films that were like, incredibly mediocre platformers that were about an hour or two long?

That's Insecticide only it's not based off some movie.
Posted: August 17
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
15/10 made me want to slit my throat and cover myself in the blood. PRAISE THE LORD SATAIN ASHDBAISDKHALBBCDHOICbAIDPCBNAO:JEfN:AOJFBAPEHFBASOEUFCHLFSBVPIHDBvSPLBVLSKDHbVSLKDFCB SIDHVBS:KDVBSK:DBVPISDVBS:KVBEK:HB:EJFGBSD{OGBSDGBSHGLKHBGPD:FBSDBFHSBLDFSLDBGLKHDBGHIGBSPEHGBIEPWHBFGSIPHEgb
Posted: June 14
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