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Defense Grid: The Awakening

Variation on the popular strategy game Tower Defense. This time, however, in 3D graphics, with eye-catching environments, spectacular explosions and graphic effects, and a dynamic and energetic soundtrack.

Strategy | science fiction | RTS | tower defense | indie games

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Defense Grid: The Awakening is a unique spin on tower defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels. A horde of enemies is invading, and it's up to the player to stop them by strategically building fortification towers around their base. Beautiful environments, spectacular effects, and a dynamic, engaging soundtrack bring the world to life. The controls are intuitive and the gameplay is deep — the special attacks and properties of each tower work together to provide many ways to succeed.

High Replayability

There are approximately 8 hours of gameplay in the main storyline, and many hours of play in challenge modes that give players unique starting conditions and objectives. Each game level is very replayable, and can be solved in many different ways, with increasing rewards for improved efficiency.

Wide Variety of Enemies

Over the course of the game, players battle 15 different enemy types that become increasingly stronger, and employ a variety of strategies in an attempt to bypass the player's defenses. As the levels progress, the enemies become tougher and more difficult to defeat.

20 Unique Levels

Defense Grid: The Awakening has 20 unique environments, each with a different placement of roads, tower build locations, and open areas to plan a strategy around.

Numerous Tower Options and Upgrades

There are 10 different tower types with 3 levels of capability each. Each tower has unique trade offs that affect ideal placement, such as line-of-sight attack or ballistic trajectory fire. Some towers improve other nearby towers, and some are ideal at specific locations, such as a rear guard tower that unleashes a devastating attack.

Steam Achievements

Successfully completing each level provides a bronze achievement award. Additional goals provide silver and gold awards for a particular level. A novice player may be able to survive the onslaught, but only an experienced player will be able to get all of the gold achievements.

Last updated on 11 December 2008

Game mode: single player  

User score: 7.7 / 10 based on 154 votes.

PEGI rating Defense Grid: The Awakening

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Defense Grid: The Awakening System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
  • 1
  • 5 GB RAM
  • graphic card 256 MB (NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or better)
  • Windows XP/Vista
  • 1 GB HDD
Microsoft Xbox 360

Xbox 360

  • Uses:
  • Xbox Live
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