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 (312 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
44 of 49 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
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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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
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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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
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
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
Reminds me of a low budget classic Xbox game. Meh. 5/10 is ok
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
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Ratings-
Overall: 6
Gameplay: 7
Addictiveness: 4
Play Time: 4
Plot: 8
Characters: 7
Graphics: 5
Audio: 6
Music: 7

Insecticide combines the Sleuthing side of a point and click mystery with the action of a third person, 3d shooter/platformer. While it excels at the former, it falls a little short in the latter. That being said, the game plays very well and is very entertaining. The plot and characters are engaging and well written, but, unfortunately cut short, as this is the first half of an incomplete series.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
It has about 3 bug puns which the character cycles through every minute.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Pro:
Good story
Good voice acting
To me it's a fun looking game
Inexpensive
Low system specs needed

Con:
The controls just aren't good
After a while it just isn't punny anymore ... it's irritating
Cut-scenes are sub-par ... even for this game
Short
Incomplete since part 2 is DOA

Overall:
If you can get this for $2 or less, give it a try.
I got more than $2 worth of fun out of it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Went into this game with low expectations
-Amazing and extremely funny bug puns
-Engaging fetch quests where you look for items
-Amazing gunplay
-Fantastic story
-Well developed characters

11/10
Final Verdict
I went into the game without autism, but do not know if i received it after the worst fetch quest.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
64.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
I like nothing about this game 0/10
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
Why did I ♥♥♥♥ing buy this
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623 of 739 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2014
This game is full of bugs
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336 of 387 people (87%) found this review helpful
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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427 of 511 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4,674.1 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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96 of 109 people (88%) found this review helpful
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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45 of 51 people (88%) found this review helpful
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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50 of 69 people (72%) found this review helpful
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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