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I need tower defense!

NaloutoNalouto Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Games and Technology
So, I've burned through a lot of good games this year, but I am wishing to waste time this winter in a more primal manner. I'm looking for a game (it can be for my xbox, pc, ds, psp...) of the - build defenses/towers/turrets - slaughter hordes of waves of enemies - profit .... type games.

I love me some Onslaught or desktop Element TD when I'm bored, Warcraft III based TD maps are also something I love but I really don't want to re-install frozen throne for an eleventh time.

What is the rage in tower defense these days? I was playing mount & blade for a bit last month and it almost scratched the "hordes of enemies" itch, but not quite! (I already have EDF for 360, and yes, that is *sort of* the kind of thing I am talking about...)

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    FaffelFaffel Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Starcraft had some good tower defense.

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    RaereRaere Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    http://www.towerdefence.net/

    Vector Tower Defense is my favorite, by far. You'll have to play through the later maps a dozen times to work out the perfect strategy.

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    EggyToastEggyToast Jersey CityRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Lots of people here dig Pixeljunk Monsters for the PS3. It's on the PSN for cheap, with DLC that includes an entire new island. A nice console take on it, as it adds a nice time element to moving around the map.

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    McAllenMcAllen Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm in the same boat as Nalouto, but only for free or cheaply priced PC games.

    http://armorgames.com/play/522/antbuster

    Is what I used to play. I thought it was pretty fun and wasted tons of time.

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I've been playing Eternal Red most of the morning. A bit on the easy side for a TD game, but it's fun if you play it on hard mode on the shorter levels.

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    scootchscootch Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    locks quest and ninja town for Nintendo DS and Pixeljunk monsters for the ps3

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    There's a game coming out on Steam called Defense Grid that looks like a tower defense game. I don't know if it is and I don't know if it's any good but I just thought I'd bring it to your attention.

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    Mustachio JonesMustachio Jones jerseyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I cannot recommend Lock's Quest for DS enough. The gameplay is split into two stages: first, you build walls and turrets and such, then the action stage comes where the enemy tries to ruin your beautiful creation and take whatever objective you're defending. Lock runs around repairing his buildings and fighting the enemy with his giant fucking wrench and some pretty cool powers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qmmDDzxa6I

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    glithertglithert Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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    Phoenix-DPhoenix-D Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Harvest: Massive Encounter

    PC game, fairly cheap. Its a bit different from most tower defense games in that the enemies can kill your towers. They aren't trying to get to the end, just wipe you out. Add a few inventive mechanics like power (all towers must be powered by sparks that are transmitted from power plants along power nodes) and tower linking (the laser towers can be joined together for a more powerful, longer-ranged but less efficient blast) and it gets hectic fast.

    It also features absolutely ridiculous enemy counts. There are times in the wave mode where you can't see the ground because its carpeted in targets!

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    FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Defense Grid is coming out on Monday. I heard good things about it at PAX so it might be one to watch for.

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    http://defensegrid.hiddenpath.com/

    edit: Beaten by Darmak

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    EndomaticEndomatic Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Vector TD is pretty hard! I like the second one.

    Eternal Red is pretty bad.

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    NaloutoNalouto Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    ooh. defense grid looks very promising...

    also, thanks for lock defense, I had no idea there was a portable TD like that available. I'll pick that up ASAP.


    I wish Starcraft 2 would come out sooner so I could play TD with it... Starcraft 1 just doesn't do it for me anymore.

    TD always needs more laserbeems.

    someone needs to mod Left4TDead. mi rite?

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    DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    scootch wrote: »
    locks quest and ninja town for Nintendo DS and Pixeljunk monsters for the ps3

    Lock's Quest is also 19.99 at Best Buy next week starting Sunday.

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    METAzraeLMETAzraeL Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Archgarth wrote: »
    scootch wrote: »
    locks quest and ninja town for Nintendo DS and Pixeljunk monsters for the ps3

    Lock's Quest is also 19.99 at Best Buy next week starting Sunday.
    gah, these holiday deals are making me buy things when I shouldn't. Thanks for mentioning this.

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I really like GemCraft from Kongregate games... Link: http://www.kongregate.com/games/gameinabottle/gemcraft

    I was playing the HELL out of this for a week or so.

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    play an engineer in TF2

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    The NDS has been getting some good Tower Defense lately:

    Lock's Quest

    and

    Ninjatown

    have been getting good reviews. Both are cheap now too.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Man I just wasted way too much time playing vector TD. I'm seeing cross eyed now.

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I came in here to plug GemCraft, but I see that urahonky beat me to it.

    Whiteboard Tower Defence has a certain charm.

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    TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Onslaught 2 is better than your girly-man tower defense.

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    greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'll second PixelJunk monsters... I loved that game, even better coop. And once you've gotten perfects on all the levels you can try the trophy challenges.

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    ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    play an engineer in TF2

    So that's why Engineer is my most played class... D:

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    it's the ultimate, purest form of tower defense. you only get one tower.

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    theclamtheclam Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Immortal Defense
    http://studioeres.com/immortal/

    It's not free, but the demo is like 2-3 hours long. Very fun, more depth and length than most tower defense games.

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    CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Ninjatown for DS!

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    Vi MonksVi Monks Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    So that Defense Grid was released today. Anyone try it out and able to comment? I'm still on the fence, personally.

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    devoirdevoir Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Really enjoying Gemcraft. Repeatable missions, saves, upgrades, very neat.

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    FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Vi Monks wrote: »
    So that Defense Grid was released today. Anyone try it out and able to comment? I'm still on the fence, personally.
    There's no demo so I'm waiting as well. It'll be on XBLA soon anyway.

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    devoir wrote: »
    Really enjoying Gemcraft. Repeatable missions, saves, upgrades, very neat.

    Glad you like it devoir :P I played that game for DAYS. I can't believe it's free! Mannn. I may have to go back and try it. :P

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    FreddyD wrote: »
    Vi Monks wrote: »
    So that Defense Grid was released today. Anyone try it out and able to comment? I'm still on the fence, personally.
    There's no demo so I'm waiting as well.

    What these two said.

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    Vi MonksVi Monks Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    subedii wrote: »
    FreddyD wrote: »
    Vi Monks wrote: »
    So that Defense Grid was released today. Anyone try it out and able to comment? I'm still on the fence, personally.
    There's no demo so I'm waiting as well.

    What these two said.

    One of us must take the plunge!

    If only I hadn't already bought a hojillion games this season.

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    sgt robsgt rob Pure Rock Fury Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    FreddyD wrote: »
    Vi Monks wrote: »
    So that Defense Grid was released today. Anyone try it out and able to comment? I'm still on the fence, personally.
    There's no demo so I'm waiting as well. It'll be on XBLA soon anyway.

    Is the XBLA version going to have some form of co-op?

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    truck-a-saurastruck-a-sauras Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    for anyone looking for online tower defense, kongregate.com is a good place to look.

    I highly suggest "Super Energy Apocalypse"

    fight pollution and monsters.

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    XNA 360 Community Games has two tower defense games already: Tower Revolution & Endless Swarm. I don't know how well they compare to other tower defense games out there since I haven't done much research into the genre, but I thought both were fun games and might buy one or both of them.

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    NaloutoNalouto Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    woah. Immortal defense looks fucking hot... has anyone tried anything beyond the demo?

    shots like this have me tempted.
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    Josiah_9Josiah_9 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Vi Monks wrote: »
    subedii wrote: »
    FreddyD wrote: »
    Vi Monks wrote: »
    So that Defense Grid was released today. Anyone try it out and able to comment? I'm still on the fence, personally.
    There's no demo so I'm waiting as well.

    What these two said.

    One of us must take the plunge!

    If only I hadn't already bought a hojillion games this season.


    I did, played for an hour. Doesn't really seam to be worth 20 bucks, and I like TD games

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    devoirdevoir Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Regarding Defense Grid, check out this thread on SA for a lot of praise and a developer posting quite frequently. Aside from a few technical issues that look like they are being swiftly resolved, it seems like a real crowd pleaser.

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    theclamtheclam Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Nalouto wrote: »
    woah. Immortal defense looks fucking hot... has anyone tried anything beyond the demo?

    shots like this have me tempted.
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    I bought it and beat it. Some of the later levels and bosses are pretty cool, with enemies that can only be hit from one angle, others that teleport, bosses take up the entire screen, etc.

    The plot is pretty damn good as well, more interesting than most RPGs.
    Your character eventually starts to go insane and you can't tell whether or characters are telling you the truth, lying, or even exist at all. Eventually you may go to the afterlife and there are secret levels where you assault hell.

    It's one of the most stylistically innovative games that I've ever played. The graphics actually change in later levels to reflect the emotional development of your character. It's much like Rez in that it has elements of synesthesia.

    The developer is just one guy, who's still supporting the game. Patch 1.1 just came out which has support for a level and campaign editor.

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    Mustachio JonesMustachio Jones jerseyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Speaking of Immortal Defense, if I remember correctly from the last Tower Defense thread, our very own Fyrewulff is partially responsible for that gem.

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