Earth Defense Force 2025 Walkthrough

Table of Contents

  • Getting Started – Beginner’s Tips
  • Best Weapon Farming Methods
  • Missions 1-10
  • Missions 11-20
  • Missions 21-30
  • Missions 31-40
  • Missions 41-50
  • Missions 51-60
  • Missions 61-70
  • Missions 71-80
  • Missions 81-85

  • Missions 81-85

    Mission 81: The Threat

    Weapons: AF20 (Lv46) / Cascade 2 (Lv31)
    Enemies: Ants, Red Ants, Spiders, Bees

    Like Inferno or any of the other missions in the wasteland, be prepared for a grueling fight. Waves of ants, red ants, bees and spiders will appear in the distance.

    Wreck the hordes from a distance, you’ll need to do as much damage as possible before they close in. The battle really gets tricky near the end, when three waves appear and surround you.

    Choose one of the waves and rush forward, wiping it out before the other two groups crawl all over you. Earth Eaters will appear, but they won’t attack.

    Mission 82: Battle to the Death

    Weapons: AF20 (Lv46) / Cascade 2 (Lv31)
    Enemies: Argo, Advanced Transports, Scout Drones, Hectors

    The Argo is already transformed, waiting to fight on the beach with transports, and drones at its back. Don’t try attacking the Argo head-on, its twin cannons can kill you in one hit.

    Destroy the drones, then pick off the transports when they open. Try to save the giant Argo for last.

    Mission 83: Massive Mobilization

    Weapons: AF20 (Lv46) / Cascade 2 (Lv31)
    Enemies: Advanced Transports, Hectors, Advanced Hectors, Scout Drones, Ants, Spiders, Deroys

    More long fights against hordes of enemies! Bring weapons to take down the Hectors and transports before they even get close. Scouts are annoying, but they’re easy to pick off with a good assault rifle.

    It’s easy to get overwhelmed early on as every transport drops its payload of enemies. Keep running away from the transports, and try to position yourself in front of them. Even from the sides, you’ll usually be able to shoot through the panel armor if you’re very careful.

    Split time between whittling down the enemy hordes and shooting the transports as they open. The faster you bring down the transports, the more manageable this mission will be.

    Mission 84: Scorching

    Weapons: AF20 (Lv46) / Cascade 2 (Lv31)
    Enemies: Ants, Red Ants, Spiders, Scout Drones, Hectors, Bees, Advanced Transports

    Yet another grueling mission in the wastelands. This time, the bugs are joined by Hectors and Scout Drones to make the fight even harder. After the first few waves, three Advanced Transports will teleport onto the scene. Pick them off to complete the mission.

    Firepower is the name of the game here. If it becomes too brutal, just lower the difficulty down to Easy. After unlocking a level, you can replay it at any difficulty level.

    Mission 85: Star Eaters

    Weapons: AF20 (Lv46) / Cascade 2 (Lv31)
    Enemies: Brain, Earth Eaters, Advanced Earth Eaters, Mutant Earth Eaters, Drones

    This is it, the final battle against the Brain. This is easily the longest battle in the game, so strap in and prepare for a long one.

    At the start of the fight, the Earth Eaters are your standard variants. Target the massive red cores to knock groups of the panels out of the sky, exposing the brain. Don’t forget to blow open any enemy spawning hatches, too.

    Once the Brain is exposed, blast it with everything you’ve got.

    There are three distinct phases to this fight, and after damaging the Brain enough, it will instantly destroy every Earth Eater in the area so they can be replaced. Don’t bother hunting down and destroying every Earth Eater, shooting the brain will do it, too.

    Try to keep your health full before entering the second phase of the fight. The Earth Eaters are always at their most deadly right when they appear.

    When the Advanced Earth Eaters appear, destroy as many of them as you can, as fast as possible. Target the giant red cores to drop the conjoining panels out of the sky, shoot the hatches as they open, and always target the largest turrets first.

    As the second wave of Earth Eaters appears, take note of the reverse-pyramid shaped blue gun panels. If they open while you’re underneath one, you’re dead meat.

    With the Brain exposed a second time, keep pelting it with rockets or sniper file until the final phase begins.

    The Mutant Earth Eaters are almost as big as the Brain itself. They don’t cover the Brain’s weak point, but you’ll want to destroy them quickly anyway. Just as they descend from space, look directly above. If you’re standing underneath one, move away.

    The circle of Mutant Earth Eaters spin around the Brain, firing panel-sized blasts of explosive plasma. Don’t get caught standing underneath one of these. Luckily, the new Earth Eaters have no specific weak point. You can shoot the sides the bottom – any part of these red Earth Eaters is vulnerable.

    Shoot them down and move out of their line of fire. When you’re in a safe place, deal the final blow to the Brain and save the Earth. EDF! EDF!

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    2 Comments on Earth Defense Force 2025 Walkthrough

    Cody Dudash

    On October 30, 2014 at 7:19 am


    I would like to use your tips and level walkthroughs in my EDF 2025 guide on As long as I specify that the tips and level guides came from this site, would I have permission to do so? I would very much appreciate the ability to be able to use your tips, as they are very good and can be very helpful to new players.

    Cody Dudash

    On November 2, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks for mentioning the death queen that comes during the second wave on level 84, that came as a real surprise -_-