dark        
 
 

#tower defense


 photo

Path of Exile's new league has tower defense mechanics

Path of Exile's 3.8 content patch goes live today, and brings with it the Blight Challenge League, introducing a surprisingly refreshing league mechanic (for an ARPG, at least): tower defense. Throughout the league, players will be fightin...

 
 
 photo

Orcs Must Die 3 will be a Stadia exclusive (Update)

[Update: A Robot Entertainment representative has reached out to clarify that Orcs Must Die 3 isn't a total Stadia exclusive -- which is frustrating because that's the exact language that was used in the pre-recorded presentation...

 
 
 photo

Here's our first real look at Plants vs. Zombies 3

We'll always have the original Plants vs. Zombies. I'm just putting that out there now. This week, PopCap and EA began testing Plants vs. Zombies 3 with a pre-alpha version available to Android users. You'll need at least a Galaxy S7 runnin...

 
 
 
 photo

Contest: Win a Switch copy of X-Morph: Defense

Conquer the Earth with today's contest for a Switch copy of X-Morph: Defense. Honestly, every video game is about saving Earth. Why? Earth kind of sucks. I mean, would any smart planet allow the state of Florida to exist? I highly doubt it....

 
 
 photo

Contest: Win a copy of Hell Warders

Fend off the minions of hell with today's contest: Win Hell Warders for Switch, Steam, or PS4! I don't know about you, but I certainly do my best to keep hell from invading the Earth. Like, I pour salt around my house and say my prayers and...

 
 
 photo

Contest: Win a copy of Genesis Alpha One

Get some creepy space scifi with our contest for Genesis Alpha One for PC, PS4, and Xbox One! Space is big. There's lots of weird shit out there -- so much, that it'd probably crush our feeble minds if we saw even a portion of what the big ...

 
 
 
 photo

Contest: Win the Sleep Tight Monster Box!

[Winners are being drawn tomorrow, so get your entries in now!] As a big fan of monsters, spooky things, and pillow forts, I'm excited about this one: The fine folks over at We Are Fuzzy have given us one of their exclusive Monster Box edit...

 
 
 photo

You play as the bad guys in the new Kingdom Rush

I'll always have a soft spot for tower defense games and the Kingdom Rush series is one of my favorites. It just really suits mobile well. After working on the real-time strategy title Iron Marines, developer Ironhide Game Studio is now ret...

 
 
 photo

Review: Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers

This review nearly had a completely different tone. Halfway through my adventure, as I prepared to go into another tower defense battle against the series antagonist Grocks, I ran into a bug. A terrible bug. The type of bug that makes the g...

 
 
 photo

Review: PixelJunk Monsters 2

It feels like it's been ages since Q-Games dabbled in tower defense with the original PixelJunk Monsters. The studio has taken quite a few detours since then, all of which have have been interesting in their own right, but the time has fina...

 
 
 photo

Contest: Win ZAMB! Redux for Xbox One

Hey Xbox One owners, we've got a contest for ya! Nano Games has given us fifteen copies of their upcoming game, ZAMB! Redux, to give away to Destructoid readers. Who doesn't want a free game?

 
 
 
 photo

PixelJunk Monsters 2 has a short but sweet demo on PS4 and PC

I was delighted to hear that Q-Games was making a sequel to PixelJunk Monsters. I like the whole PixelJunk line, but Monsters is a particular highlight -- it's one of my favorite tower defense games ever. The studio has released a demo for ...

 
 
 photo

PixelJunk Monsters 2 is set for PC, PS4, and Switch

At long last, we're getting a full-fledged, honest-to-goodness PixelJunk Monsters 2. I'm thrilled! The tower defense sequel sports a new look and it's heading to PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Q-Games and publisher Spike Chunsoft ...

 
 
 photo

Defender's Quest is just as easy to love on consoles

It might look unassuming at first glance, but Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is not so secretly one of the best tower defense titles in recent years. It's way up there. The game tells a fairly compelling story, it's mechanically ...

 
 
 photo

Review: Aegis Defenders

The simple addition of an RTS Use Map Settings (UMS) toggle helped kick off entire genres, including tower defenses and MOBAs. There was a time when the former genre was king, a golden era, if you will. But in recent years it faded into the...

 
 
 
 photo

Review: Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder

When Rock of Ages 2 releases on August 29, it'll be almost exactly six years since Jordan reviewed the first Rock of Ages, way back on my birthday in 2011. Back then, it was a quirky palate cleanser from the almost aggressive weirdness...

 
 
 photo

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder looks wild

Either I've been asleep at the keyboard or ACE Team and Atlus haven't had much to say about Rock of Ages 2 as of late, because I completely forgot this game was happening. That's maybe for the best, though -- the sequel looks as weird as ev...

 
 
 photo

For better or worse, Fortnite seems like a real time sink

At E3, I was reunited with Fortnite, Epic's long-in-development-but-almost-there game about gathering resources, building out fortified bases with traps, and gunning down and/or slicing up the incoming zombie horde. This was my third time p...

 
 
 photo

Epic's Fortnite will be entering paid early access next month

Epic's craft-a-thon Fortnite will be releasing into paid early access next month on July 25. The game will then become a free-to-play title at some unspecified time in 2018. Surprisingly, the game is now slated to hit consoles in addition t...

 
 
 photo

The first ever manga is now a video game

The Choju-jinbutsu-giga is an ancient set of picture scrolls drawn around the 12th or 13th century Japan, also known as the Kamakura period (when first Shogun took over the country). The images of frolicking animals are considered by schol...

 
 
 




Got news?  [email protected]

         

Reviews   filter by...

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot"Previously on...Your Childhood"

 

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Rise of the Phoenix"A lukewarm pot of gumbo, chere"

 

SuperMash"We're using the GOOD potatoes"

 

Wattam"'So I just did me some talking to the sun'"

 

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries"Mech, mech, goose"

 

Tools Up"Good bones"

 

Shovel Knight: King of Cards"Also, some thoughts on Showdown"

 
 
 

Community Blogs | expand

 

Quickposts expand | +quickpost

A Luigi Fanatic

Zesty takes: Links Awakening HD looks awful and is horrendously optimized, the Sonic franchise is overhated, I feel physical pain when people call Minecraft music parodies nostalgic, Pokemon shouldve scrapped the National Dex a long time ago

 
kevlarmonkey

A very old friend sent me these Cant wait to dig into them!

 
ScionVyse

Spicy take: Any character creator that doesnt allow and encourage creating inhuman monsters is a bad character creator, because character creators shouldnt really be taken too

 
Virtua Kazama

Its really cold outside and Im thinking that theres nothing cozier than playing some more Hollow Knight on stream! Lets continue, shall we?

 
Parismio

Pringus Mcdingus did a very cool thing regarding hands of Tweet

 
Shoggoth2588

Spicy Take: The DS Legend of Zelda games are unplayably Duke Nukem Forever is the best game to come out of The Wii U still has better exclusives than the PS4 and Death Stranding would actually be good without enemy

 
taterchimp

Hot Take: Untitled Goose Game is a meh game that is more fun to watch and describe than it is to play, but you should still buy it to support the creativity the devs had to make it

 
GoofierBrute

Spicy take lighting round: Star Fox Zero is the second best Star Fox game, Color Splash is good, Yakuza is better than Shenmue, DKC 2 is the best DKC game, Fates are pretty good games, and the Uncharted games arent the greatest thing

 
Dere

Spicy take for Majoras Mask is Not a top 5 Zelda game for Twilight Princess is however better than Majoras Mask and a top 5 Zelda game

 
Chris Moyse

gonna spend the next hour trying to do some Persona Dancing shiznit on Twitch, if you like Persona music stop by and watch me butcher it/play in background link in comments

 
 

Upcoming

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 
 
NEXT