This content requires the base game Defense Grid: The Awakening on Steam in order to play.

User reviews: Positive (18 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 7, 2011
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This content requires the base game Defense Grid: The Awakening on Steam in order to play.

Buy Defense Grid: The Awakening DLC: You Monster!

Packages that include this game

Buy Defense Grid: DLC Bundle

Includes 6 items: Defense Grid: Containment DLC, Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 1, Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 2, Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 3, Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 4, Defense Grid: The Awakening - You Monster DLC

Buy Defense Grid: Containment Bundle

Includes 7 items: Defense Grid: Containment DLC, Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 1, Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 2, Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 3, Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 4, Defense Grid: The Awakening, Defense Grid: The Awakening - You Monster DLC

 

About This Content

In this first full-story expansion to the award-winning Defense Grid, GLaDOS, the menacing AI from the awesome Portal franchise, guest stars and shakes up the Defense Grid world. Players will battle not only alien hordes, but the deviousness of GLaDOS as she tests the player’s skills and changes all of the rules that you have come to know. Can you protect the cores in spite of her intrusive testing?
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.

Key features:

Defense Grid: You Monster adds:
  • 8 new maps with an all new story.
  • 35 challenge missions.
  • 7 new achievements.
  • Over 15 hours of new gameplay.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows XP, Vista
    • Processor: 1.8GHz CPU or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard disk space: 1GB available space
    • DirectX version: DirectX 9.0c or higher, June 2008 version or later
    • Video: Video: DirectX 9 video card with shader 2 support such as the following:
      ATI Radeon 9600 or newer (9600-9800, X300-X1950, HD 2400-HD 4870)
      NVIDIA GeForce 6100 or newer (6100-6800, 7100-7950, 8300-8800, 9600-9800, or GTX 216-280)
    Recommended:
    • Supported OS: Windows XP, Vista
    • Processor: dual core 2.0GHz CPU or higher
    • Memory: 1GB RAM XP, 1.5GB RAM Vista
    • Hard disk space: 1GB available space
    • DirectX version: DirectX 9.0c or higher, June 2008 version or later
    • Video: DirectX 9 video card with shader 3 support and 256MB VRAM such as the following:
      ATI Radeon X700 or newer (X700-X1950, HD 2400-HD 4870)
      NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or newer (7600-7950, 8300-8800, 9600-9800, or GTX 216-280)
    • Controller: Optionally supports Microsoft Game Controller for Windows
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 12
This DLC adds excellent levels and GLaDOS (and all the heckling that goes along with that)!

The combination of the Portal (game by Valve) graphics and GLaDOS voice/character into the Defense Grid world was excellent. While the DLC on the whole is really very good and recommended, the DLC needed some level-balancing...the very first level took me about 5 tries to find a path/solution that would even remotely work and, for me, was by far the toughest map of the entire DLC. A couple other maps in this DLC gave me challenges too, but that's part of the fun; only that first map, I thought was too tough, especially for a first map of a DLC.

This DLC is also unique in that it would come up with 'twists' during the level...it would remove a couple towers, or not allow you to build a certain type of tower, or only allow you to place command towers while it placed all other turrets, etc. This DLC made for unique set of challenges and a lot of fun.

Despite the 8 maps, however, this is a short DLC taking only roughly 2.5hrs to complete the campaign and that's including my struggling on 2 of the levels.

Not quite as good as the Resurgence DLC set (my favorite), but certainly a very nice DLC indeed. 8.5 out of 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 28
Innovative twists introduced by GLaDOS make each new level of this DLC something unique, as what you thought you knew about the 'rules' changes each time. Heartily recommended.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 2, 2012
I just finished the story modes of this new DLC and cannot recommend it enough if you already like Defense Grid. And if you are a Portal fan (who isn't?), then I recommend it all the more! This DLC is different from all the previous ones (aside from the Portal theme), in that every level throws in some new and interesting twist unlike anything seen in the main game. I guarantee you will be surprised at some of the unique wrenches GLaDOS throws into the works. It's really fun, and also challenging. Definitely pick this one up if you already own DG, or maybe even if you don't. And now, if you'll excuse me, I must get back to playing all of the alternate game modes :) ...
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 12, 2012
Thankfully, not just "more of the same"!
The new missions successfully shake up existing strategies, at least on the first playthrough. The enemy waves are also more challenging - definitely not DLC for beginning players.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 15, 2012
A great addition to the already outstanding Tower Defense. GLaDOS will be mocking and taunting you throughout all the levels, as you cope with the alien invaders. The missions themselves are pretty varied; you will be dealing with arbitrary 'tests' GLaDOS imposes on you. She'll sell your towers, ban certain tower types, change the rules and generally behave like an ♥♥♥.

It doesn't take too long to finish the DLC, but it's really worth the money.
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