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8:30 PM on 01.21.2014

Here's 30 more seconds of PvZ: Garden Warfare

PopCap's released a new video for its upcoming third-person shooter take on the much loved tower-defense franchise, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. It's short, and really only exists to let everyone know that they can no...

Harry Monogenis

1:15 PM on 11.22.2013

Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play

From its description as a "tower defense-inspired puzzle game," Block Blocks doesn't sound amazing, but in motion it looks like it could be quite hectic, and it almost has an early Bit.Trip aesthetic to it. The gameplay is e...

Darren Nakamura

5:00 PM on 10.29.2013

Defender's Quest II looks prettier and has a turtle-tank

I'm unsure how many of you played Defender's Quest. Yes, it wasn't pretty to look at -- but it was a rather excellent tower-defense title, one that featured rock-solid mechanics and a commendable attempt at telling an engagin...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 10.18.2013

Angry beards: CastleStorm coming to PS3, Vita

Vikings versus knights. That's the conceit of Zen Studios' CastleStorm, which our own Ian Bonds enjoyed well enough when it original launched on XBLA. It's a much more in-depth Angry Birds of sorts, with real-time strategy a...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 10.08.2013

MOBA aspects of Dungeon Defenders II removed

There was backlash when Trendy Entertainment announced Dungeon Defenders II. While the game was always going to retain its tower-defense foundation, the studio was planning to add a competitive, MOBA-style mode. That didn't ...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 09.26.2013

Humble Mobile Bundle 2 debuts Star Command on Android

The Humble Bundle people are at it again, with the second official mobile bundle, though they have had other Android-based bundles before they started numbering. This is the standard Humble Bundle affair: pay what you want, ...

Darren Nakamura







FPS and tower defense hybrid Sanctum 2 hits PSN today photo
FPS and tower defense hybrid Sanctum 2 hits PSN today
by Steven Hansen

Sanctum 2 came to PC and Xbox 360 earlier this year. Our own Patrick Hancock reviewed it, ultimately enjoying the colorful sequel, which trends more towards first-person shooter than its tower defense leaning predecessor. Which sounds good to me because I shrink a bit at the mention of tower defense these days.

A friend of mine keeps bugging me to play Sanctum 2 with him, but I haven't found the time. Has anyone been waiting on a PSN release? It's available for $15, the same price it currently sits on Steam and XBLA.

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The offensive leads to the defensive in Toy Rush photo
The offensive leads to the defensive in Toy Rush
by Brett Makedonski

One of the cutest-looking games that I saw at PAX Prime was Uber Entertainment's Toy Rush. Don't let the cuteness deceive you, though. Toy Rush is shaping up to be a surprisingly deep and fun title. 

The developers most often recognized for Monday Night Combat put a bit of a twist on what they know the best. Toy Rush is a tower defense title that tasks the player with focusing on an offensive or defensive approach depending on whether engaged in single- or multiplayer.

Actually, single-player could probably be considered a training grounds of sorts for the multiplayer. The 50 level single-player campaign is oriented around working your way toward destroying the enemy's base by strategically releasing your different foot soldiers. Each level completed earns you tickets, which in turn are used to buy booster packs of cards.

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6:00 AM on 08.26.2013

Alien bugs want you dead in PS4/Vita RTS Final Horizon

One of the many indie developers currently working with Sony is Eiconic Games. They're calling their RTS Final Horizon, which apparently takes cues from Space Invaders and Aliens, "the evolution of tower defense." More tower ...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 08.15.2013

Uber is trying its hand at tower defense with Toy Rush

The next game from the makers of Monday Night Combat and the upcoming Planetary Annihilation is going in an altogether different direction. Toy Rush is a card-centric tower defense title built for mobile devices. If, like me...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 08.02.2013

PixelJunk Monsters headed to Steam with online co-op

Even though I'd rather get my hands on PixelJunk Inc. than double dip on yet another Q-Games title, PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate is tempting. It's coming to Steam on August 26, 2013 with local and online cooperative play, game...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 07.17.2013

PS Vita gets PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD on July 30

Double Eleven is giving PixelJunk Monsters a fresh coat of paint for PlayStation Vita later this month. PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD will launch on July 30 and July 31 for North American and European PlayStation Network us...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 07.12.2013

Orcs Must Die! 2 adds Steam Workshop support

While I didn't stick around with Orcs Must Die! 2 like I did with its predecessor, it still provided some decent action/tower defense gameplay. In a move that will hopefully breathe new life into the title on PC, developer Ro...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 06.25.2013

PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD announced for Vita

This is the exact news I was hoping I'd get to cover following word of Q Games' collaboration with Double Eleven. The latter studio is indeed porting a beloved PixelJunk title to PlayStation Vita. PixelJunk Monsters: Ult...

Jordan Devore



Review: Go Home Dinosaurs! photo
Review: Go Home Dinosaurs!
by Casey Baker

Go Home Dinosaurs! is a game that will draw immediate comparisons to Plants vs. Zombies. From its cutesy art style, to its carefully constructed tower defense-based gameplay, much of this iPad experience will recall hours playing the beloved PopCap title.

Fortunately, the similarities work in its favor. What comes off initially as a casual experience for younger gamers soon reveals itself to be a challenging and fun affair that will test both your careful planning and your quick reflexes with its active tower defense gameplay style.

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Review: CastleStorm photo
Review: CastleStorm
by Ian Bonds

Hey kids! Do you like smashing stuff in Angry Birds, but wish it was just a bit more...medieval? How about a bit of troop management? Spells? Swords? Sheep? Less birds, more beards?

All this and more await you in CastleStorm!

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