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Orcs Must Die! Deathtrap Catapults Onto PC and Xbox Series X|S Next Year

Robot Entertainment has announced a new installment in its Orcs Must Die! series. Orcs Must Die! Deathtrap will offer four-player co-op, specialized classes, and improved combat, and it's due to…

July 17, 2024 | 11:05 EDT

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Manor Lords Publisher's RTS Cataclismo Delays Release, Adopts Early Access

Cataclismo, an upcoming RTS from Manor Lords publisher Hooded Horse, has been delayed by a few days, and the decision has also been made to release the game in Early Access. In a Steam news post…

July 1, 2024 | 11:36 EDT

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Outpost: Infinity Siege Release Date Officially Unveiled for March [UPDATED]

Team Ranger and Lightning Games have announced the Outpost: Infinity Siege release date. The ambitious base-building FPS hybrid will arrive on March 26th. It was originally slated to launch in the…

January 19, 2024 | 10:00 EST

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Touhou Danmaku Kagura Phantasia Lost Release Date Revealed, New Touhou Project Game Unveiled

A new Touhou Project game has been revealed by developer and publisher Unknown X, and rhythm-action game Touhou Danmaku Kagura Phantasia Lost has a release date. Per a press release, Touhou Danmaku…

August 7, 2023 | 09:45 EDT

Outpost: Infinity Siege

Ambitious Base-Building FPS Outpost: Infinity Siege Delayed to 2024

Team Ranger and Lightning Games announced that their ambitious FPS and base-building/defense Outpost: Infinity Siege has been delayed.  The game was expected to come this year, but it'll now launch…

August 6, 2023 | 02:21 EDT

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Outpost: Infinity Siege Trailer Reveals Release Window For Ambitious FPS

Team Ranger and Lightning Games have released a brand new Outpost: Infinity Siege trailer, showing off the ambitious FPS action we can expect from the game. The trailer also reveals a release window…

January 12, 2023 | 08:37 EST

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Dungeon Defenders Going Rogue Update Adds New Character and Features

Prepare yourself to reach new heights and take on the most massive of hordes, as the Dungeon Defenders Going Rogue update is live. The developers at Chromatic Games have decided to bring back a fan…

September 2, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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New Diplomacy Is Not An Option Update Adds New Units And Building

A Diplomacy is Not an Option update has just arrived, bringing with it five new units, a new building, new skills, and much more. There's a lot to get into, so let's take a look at the new A …

August 1, 2022 | 09:51 EDT

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Dwerve is a tower-defense RPG where you play as the titular Dwerve, who must defend his ruined kingdom using powerful contraptions. Turrets and traps are the only weapons that Dwerve has against the…

June 24, 2022 | 03:49 EDT

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Dwerve Review

I’ve never been a huge fan of tower defense games, and if I’m being honest, I don’t know anyone who is particularly devoted to the genre. There are certainly some games in the genre I’ve enjoyed in…

June 1, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Co-Op Action Defense Shooter 'Sentry' Arrives 2023

If you like tower defense games and first-person shooters, you'll want to check out Fireblade Software's Sentry game when it launches in 2023. Tower defense games and action-defense games…

April 21, 2022 | 05:22 EDT

Dungeon Defenders: Going Rogue

Dungeon Defenders: Going Rogue Revealed and Available Now

The long-running Dungeon Defenders series has just received a new entry in Dungeon Defenders: Going Rogue. Up to four players will be able to unite in the latest ARPG tower defense in a free-for-all…

March 29, 2022 | 11:19 EDT

The Riftbreaker

Riftbreaker Roadmap Revealed In 2022 State of the Game

The Riftbreaker, an indie strategy tower defense title, has been worked on continuously since its October 2021 release on Steam. Since then, it's sold over 350k units and generally been extremely…

February 23, 2022 | 12:06 EST

Diplomacy is Not an Option

Diplomacy is Not an Option Roadmap Revealed

Diplomacy is Not an Option is a tower defense sandbox where players are placed in the boots of a feudal lord that has to protect their castle from a horde of enemies. It's done quite well for itself…

February 11, 2022 | 09:32 EST

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Diplomacy is Not an Option is a Seriously Challenging RTS

RTS games are a bit out of fashion, but colony sims are blowing up. Diplomacy is Not an Option is an ambitious new game that tries to do both, and I wanted to see if it could pull it off. …

February 12, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Diplomacy is Not an Option

As a feudal lord, ordinarily diplomacy would be one of your tools in your toolkit. In Diplomacy is Not an Option, you have no choice but to fight over ten thousand enemy units that are assaulting…

January 17, 2022 | 09:52 EST

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The Riftbreaker Sales Hits 350K, Next Update Teased

The Riftbreaker sales have crossed 350,000 units sold and EXOR Studios has revealed some details about what players can expect to see in the next The Riftbreaker update. Last year was…

January 4, 2022 | 02:45 EST


The Riftbreaker Co-Op | Can You Play With A Friend?

The Riftbreaker is out today, the latest base-building RPG from EXOR Studios. With a detailed sci-fi world and plenty of customization options, it’s a game that’ll keep you busy for hundreds of hours…

October 14, 2021 | 09:48 EDT

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Legion TD 2

Beginning life as a Warcraft III custom game back in 2009, the original developers have put in the work to make Legion TD its own standalone game. With Legion TD 2, they've been able to implement…

September 29, 2021 | 11:30 EDT

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The Riftbreaker

The Riftbreaker puts you in the shoes of a commando with an advanced Mecha-suit, tasked with landing on a strange planet to harvest resources and survive long enough to build a new rift back to Earth…

September 29, 2021 | 08:56 EDT

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Legion TD 2 Review

Warcraft III is without a doubt one of the most influential games of all time, leading to the creation of the world-dominating MOBA genre and the much humbler tower defense. With hundreds of…

October 1, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

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Toy Soldiers

Toy Soldiers was one of the first large hits of the Xbox Live Arcade when it was first introduced to players in 2010. This action/strategy video game has a campaign mode where players fight waves of…

June 11, 2021 | 08:59 EDT

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Toy Soldiers HD Brings Little Figures and Big Ambitions

Toy Soldiers is back with Toy Soldiers HD, a remaster of the game to run on the current offering of consoles. A game that was originally one of the breakout hits of the early Xbox LIVE Arcade Games,…

June 11, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Tower Rush

Battle your way through waves of enemies in a non-stop effort to destroy the opposing enemy towers! Tower Rush is packed with unique elements of recruitment and battle mechanics as you progress…

June 8, 2021 | 05:02 EDT

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Tower Rush Combines Medieval Tug of War and Unit Upgrading Gameplay

Megaglope Studios' sole developer Ivan sat down with me this week to let me try his upcoming game, Tower Rush. Tower Rush is a tower defense game where you summon a series of units as you slowly…

June 14, 2021 | 03:45 EDT

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Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break

Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is a quirky tower defense game that lets players build their own levels, destroy enemy castles, and laugh along to Monty Python-eque humor.

July 21, 2020 | 12:38 EDT

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Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break

The developers of Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break refer to it as a tower defense game, but this is ultimately a game that transcends genres. One minute it feels like a normal tower defense game, and…

July 24, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

Orcs Must Die! 3 Review

Orcs Must Die! 3 Review

The world of fantasy has it out for Orcs. Ever since Tolkien bought the term into common parlance, we've been committing fantasy genocide against them. If there's a series that embodies that, it's …

July 14, 2020 | 02:00 EDT

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Orcs Must Die! 3

Orcs Must Die! 3 is the latest entry in the long-running Orcs Must Die! series. Return to the ranks of the Order and do battle with the evil hordes of marauding orcs, ogres, and other beasties.…

July 14, 2020 | 01:47 EDT

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Empires in Ruins

Empires in Ruins is a tower defense with elements of 4X gameplay. In Empires in Ruins you can expect to defend your lands in the tower defense portion of the game. In addition Empires in Ruins adds…

February 17, 2020 | 11:00 EST

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Battle Ranch Review - Plants vs Boar-dom

In terms of hybridity, few genres have received as many variations, mutations, and germination as the humble tower defense game. Beginning as relatively simple takes on real-time strategy staple…

February 2, 2015 | 12:00 EST

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Get Off My Lawn! Review

Get Off My Lawn! is not the type of game that I would have ever expected to find myself playing, given the stigma of ‘cell phone style’ titles. However, I decided to give the game a chance for as…

November 18, 2014 | 03:00 EST

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Deadstone Review Average Exploding Zombie Dogs

Deadstone isn't a head-turner, nor will it be fondly remembered several years down the road. The game has its strengths, with most of them lying in the gameplay category. For fans of the top-down…

November 12, 2014 | 02:00 EST

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Defense Grid 2 Review - Definitive Tower Defense

One of the many voids in gaming at the moment is in the tower defense genre. Very few games in the genre are ever developed, and those that do are mediocre at best. That may be because while the…

September 23, 2014 | 10:00 EDT

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First Free Xbox Games with Gold Program Game is Out

Xbox's Major Nelson has reminded everyone that Microsoft's new loyalty program, Xbox Games With Gold, will be releasing its first free game later on today. Defense Grid: The Awakening will be free…

July 1, 2013 | 02:44 EDT