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.
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Mostly Positive (364 reviews) - 73% of the 364 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
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Mostly Positive (364 reviews)
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Notice me Senpai
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
Forget about Judy Hopps. Chrys Liszt is the real deal.
waifu with 4 sexy legs, 10/10
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4NG3R
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
idk why i bought this lol
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Phoenix
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
I'd say this game is kind of mediocre. Its gameplay is split up in 2 parts: jump'n'run'n'shoot á la Ratchet and Clank and "investigation mode", which rather plays like a point and click adventure game. It feels more like a console game than a PC game as you not often require the mouse, just while interacting with a scene during investigation mode and in the menus, furthermore the cutscenes (which seem kind of compressed along with its audio) and the overall graphics seem pretty outdated, considering the game came out in 2008.

But now let's get more into detail:
The combat/jump'n'run sequences is/are okayish. Every weapon is kind of viable, even the weakest one is still usable against the toughest ones, and also every weapon is usable against every weapon, and there isn't much tactics involved. You can dodge bullets, but some parts make it impossible to do so, as some corridors are too narrow to strafe. Fall damage is kind of an odd deal, as you either are fine or die, making you restart from a checkpoint (which feels kind of weird, as it just quickly fades to black and then fades into the last saved position, however sometimes the checkpoints are placed rather inconvenient, since some are around enemies, and while you figure out where you are now after respawning you propably will take a hit or two.

The investigation parts play alot like point'n'click adventure games. You walk around, press spacebar when you are near an interactive scene and take items or use items from your inventory on other items. The first and second one are kind of tough, as the rooms are pretty big, and you don't get much hints on what to do, also items that have no more use doesn't always dissapear from your inventory, making the parts even more tedious to solve with. The third one (and last one) is incredibly easy on the other hand.

Overall the game is, as said, mediocre. It isn't that bad, but also not a masterpiece. The price is kind of justified, considering the quality and the length of the game. However this game is only part 1 of 2 parts, however part 2 will propably never come out as a game (although all remaining cutscenes are on youtube I heard), so it should be kept in mind that this isn't a 'full game' as in a game that has a clear ending. So I reccommend it rather to those who like odd jewels (if you want to call it that) than to those who actually want to buy it and hope to get a good game in the traditional sense.
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Gradius
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
Endearingly awful.
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DeepShit
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 26
ajelee
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The Ballerina
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 3
Ho-ly crud is this a great game. Now, I'll get the one negative out of the way right now: part 2 is not on PC, only on DS. And that sucks.

But the GAME. Oh, it's amazing. Most fun I've had in a long time, and I finished it in one five hour sitting. Couldn't put it down. It takes a classic detective setting, and throws it into a completely unique world of bugs. I loved the protagonist straight off the bat, all the characters had their own quirky charm, the voice acting is fantastic, the lines were witty and made me chuckle often, and there was something kinda charming about the older graphics too.

Do I recommend this game? Oh fudge yes.
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JonesR
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 3
Regrettably, Insecticide is a Part 1 of 2 series that will likely never be able to be finished as part 2 is not available. You can do some research on your own if you want to know the whole story of why.

Part one provides a hybrid gameplay style consisting of action blasting platforming with point-and-click detective work. The mix of the two elements is done well and there are several cinematics that provide a game feel very similar to Psychonauts.

As a stand-alone game, it is decent. But without a part 2 to compete the story, it feels half-baked.

If you do play through this one and want to find out more of the Part 2 story, the developers posted the cinematics from the sequel on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1YaC3ngiYs&list=PL963FBBF618092865
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ryvrdrgn14
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 3
To be clear, I bought the game to see the female protagonist in action. She's a bug but I like her style being a female lead in a Noir-type setting. It's quite unique. Despite all the negatives I am listing below, I still don't regret getting the game while it was on sale.

The game does have some issues for me though so here we go:

1) Screen resolutions. It has oddball resolutions and none fit my screen. Best to play it on windowed mode if you're out of luck in their limited selection.

2) Setting mouse sensitivity all the way down will actually disable your mouse.

3) You need to save the changes before changing tabs in the optons menu. O.o;

4) No tutorial I think.

5) You have a double jump. I wish I knew that before the first platform leap (which you can't do without double jumping).

6) I feel that the ammo recharge is pretty slow.

7) You can just double jump from behind cover to pop the AI enemies hiding behind cover while in mid-air.





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Chaython
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
Cutscense / intro video super low res, please don't pre-render. :/
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
707 of 870 people (81%) found this review helpful
198 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2014
This game is full of bugs
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386 of 468 people (82%) found this review helpful
79 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
I'm only 9 minutes in and I've probably encountered about a dozen insect puns.

It doesn't bug me at all.
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500 of 625 people (80%) found this review helpful
89 people found this review funny
Recommended
7,628.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2014
After losing my savings in bitcoins, this was the only game I could afford.
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113 of 131 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2014
I have no idea why this game gets such bad reviews. I had a lot of fun with it, never expereinced any bugs, played it to the end, and was really impressed overall. Is it a AAA-quality title? Of course not. Is it a very inexpensive, fun little hybrid action/adventure game with clever dialog, fun story, and good-enough gameplay. IMO, yes!

Really the only problem is that the game is only Part 1 and there will apparently not be a Part 2.
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55 of 62 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
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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54 of 65 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
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.
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72 of 106 people (68%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
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.
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51 of 71 people (72%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
Being a platform-shooter/point-n-click detective game it is interesting to say the least. I picked it up for cheap during the holiday sale soley based on the fact that it kinda looked like Psychonauts and I have a soft-spot as well as a hard-on for platformers. Unfortunatly this game completely comes off as unfinished and under budget. It has the means to be an ok if not a good game but the bugged controls, fairly crappy graphics (ESPECIALLY during cutscenes), and flat out lack of quality sadly pretty much ruins it. Coulda, shoulda, and probably woulda did things differently if they could have, maybe if someone tested and polished it, maybe, who knows. Definatly worth trying if you can get it cheap (I got it for $0.74) or if you like point-n-click puzzle/detective games...
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
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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30 of 40 people (75%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
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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