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Orcs Must Die! board game

Orcs Must Die! takes tower defense to the tabletop arena


Even plastic figurines of Orcs Must Die!
Apr 13
Orcs Must Die! has truly made it. After a few entries in the main series, the scrappy little tower defense from Robot Entertainment now has a board game in the works, designed by Petersen Games. Orc Must Die! The Boardgame c... read
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Defend your dungeon

Stop home invaders with traps and towers in Dungeon Warfare


It's doing the Steam Greenlight thing now
Feb 03
These past couple weeks, the time I would normally spend reading right before bed has gone toward Kingdom Rush and its sequels. Those stars are throwing off my sleep schedule in a major way, and I can't deny it any longer: I... read
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The PC version's ahead by a light-year, though
Trendy Entertainment has already bestowed Dungeon Defenders II upon its most invested fans. In fact, they've had it for more than a month now. "Invested" is the only way to describe those people -- both financially and m... read feature

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PlayStation Plus

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut free with PS Plus in December


Injustice on PS4 and Hitman HD Trilogy on PS3, too
Nov 26
A whole new audience is about to experience the delightful oddities of Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut (PS3) once it joins PlayStation Plus. They don't know what they're in for, Zach. Hitman HD Trilogy (PS3), which inc... read
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Defender's Quest

Defender's Quest HD coming as free update


Great game!
Nov 05
Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is one my favorite tower defense games, right up there with Immortal Defense, but I haven't gone back to play it again. That'll have to change soon -- there's an HD re-release with ne... read
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Dungeon of the Endless

Dungeon of the Endless leaves Early Access


Let the tears of joy flow
Oct 27
French independent studio Amplitude's Dungeon of the Endless is leaving Steam Early Access today. Staying true to its roguelike nature, if you picked the game up during the Early Access phase, your progress will be wiped and... read
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Hands-on with an early build
Leading up to PAX Prime, Clapfoot released a trailer for its base defense shooter Fortified. It caught my eye for a few reasons, notably the '50s sci-fi movie theme and its general resemblance to Double Fine's Iron Brigade (f... read feature

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Toy Soldiers

Toy Soldiers: War Chest is my kind of tower defense


I keep forgetting this isn't an Xbox exclusive
Aug 25
The Toy Soldiers games were a blast on Xbox Live Arcade and I'm expecting more good things from Toy Soldiers: War Chest, coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One early next year. My favorite tower defense titles are the ones that let... read
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Defense Grid 2

Get your tower defense on this September with Defense Grid 2


Mah towers are restless
Aug 18
505 Games and Hidden Path Entertainment have announced that the sequel to the 2008 tower defense hit Defense Grid: The Awakening will launch on September 23. Hidden Path Entertainment hosted demos of Defense Grid 2 during gam... read
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Toy Soldiers

Oh hell yes: There's a new Toy Soldiers for PC, PS4, and Xbox One


Toy Soldiers: War Chest
Aug 11
Signal Studios' Toy Soldiers games -- particularly the second, which let you run around and blow up tanks as a Rambo-esque action figure -- were loads of fun. Think tower defense, but with living toys, and you can take activ... read
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Sly

Over The Top Tower Defense coming to PC, Mac


Stallowned
Aug 06
It seems odd enough to do a sequel to Over the Top, the 1987 film starring truck driver/competitive arm wrestler Sly Stallone trying to win a life for him and his son. It's even weirder that it would take the form of a tower... read
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Dungeon Defenders

Dungeon Defenders Eternity is out, is sort of like a GOTY edition


Bundles all previous content
Jul 23
If Dungeon Defenders is your thing, or you always wanted to dive in but never found the time (it's been on sale for like, $1 constantly on Steam), you have the option of checking out Dungeon Defenders Eternity -- a ... read
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Aegis Defender

Aegis Defender is a sweet looking 16-bit tower defense platformer


A Kickstarter is happening to fund this PC and Mac title
Jul 22
A lot of the time, all it takes to make an interesting game is to tweak an existing formula or to just mesh two separate mechanics and concepts together. Case in point, Aegis Defenders, a lovely looking homage to the 16-bit ... read
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Freaking Meatbags

Freaking Meatbags is tower defense with a unique style


All hail our new robot shift managers
Jun 30
"Meatbags." There are few more apt terms to represent the views of a theoretical intelligent robot than the word Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic's HK-47 used to refer to people. Considering its timelessness it's actual... read
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1,000 reserved just for our Huge members!
Update 2: Codes all gone! If you're a Huge member and didn't get yours, email me and I'll send you one. Everyone else, better luck next time! Update: Damn, those codes went FAST! Luckily, we've just received another batch of ... read feature

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Fight back against filthy human invaders in Anomaly Defenders


You play as the aliens this time
May 30
Anomaly Defenders is now available through Steam and Games Republic for $9.99. This time the tower defense/offense/whatever sees you playing as the aliens, defending their homeworld from humans looking for revenge. This also... read
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PS Plus

This week's PS Plus freebie is PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD


Clear some space on your PS Vita
Apr 21
Tomorrow is PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD day for PlayStation Plus members. They're getting the game for free on PS Vita once the PlayStation Store update rolls out. This is a tower defense game -- among the best, if you as... read
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Defense Grid 2 hands-on

Defense Grid 2 will welcome user-created content


And it's not hats!
Apr 17
Hidden Path Entertainment sure does know how to make some good videogames. Defense Grid and its expansion are a blast for any tower defense fan, but they've also done Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Age of Empires I... read
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Anomaly

Anomaly trilogy to close with Anomaly Defenders


Third game features alien perspective
Apr 03
I loved the first two Anomaly games for how they turned traditional tower defense mechanics on their head to make something fun and different. I'm not so sure about the announcement of the series' final installment, rev... read
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Defender's Quest

Composer Nobuo Uematsu joins Defender's Quest II


That's even cooler than the turtle-tank
Apr 02
There's really nothing more that needs to be said about Defender's Quest II: Mist of Ruin for me to be interested in it -- that's how much I liked the last game, which remains one of my favorite tower-defense titles. Today's ... read
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These dungeons aren't gonna defend themselves
For those of you who missed it, despite it being on almost every platform imaginable, Dungeon Defenders is masterful mixture of co-op, RPG, lootfest, tower defense action. Seriously, you can play it on your phone or it's fre... read feature

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CastleStorm heading to mobile devices


For iOS and Android
Feb 18
CastleStorm came out for Xbox Live Arcade, PC, and PlayStation Network last year and we overall liked the game. Well now it's coming out for iOS and Google Play devices as CastleStorm - Free to Siege. The mobile version, as y... read
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Legendary Wars

Legendary Wars marches on to Android


It's about time!
Feb 15
It's been three years, but one of my favorite mobile strategy titles, Legendary Wars, has finally come to Android, via the Google Play Store. In this RTS-RPG hybrid you directly control an ever growing army of knights, wizar... read
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Plants vs. Zombies

Here's 30 more seconds of PvZ: Garden Warfare


Dolphins
Jan 21
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... read
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Block Blocks

Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play


Minimalistic tower defense-esque puzzling
Nov 22
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... read
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Indie

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


And that's all I need to know
Oct 29
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... read
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CastleStorm PS3/Vita

Angry beards: CastleStorm coming to PS3, Vita


XBLA tower defense hybrid jumping ship
Oct 18
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... read
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Dungeon Defenders

MOBA aspects of Dungeon Defenders II removed


Trendy is 'focusing on what fans really want to see
Oct 08
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 ... read
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Humble Mobile Bundle

Humble Mobile Bundle 2 debuts Star Command on Android


Time Surfer also debuts, Punch Quest is as good as ever
Sep 26
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, ... read
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Sanctum 2 PSN

FPS and tower defense hybrid Sanctum 2 hits PSN today


Sanctuary!
Sep 11
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. Wh... read






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