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User reviews: Mostly Positive (347 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 16, 2012
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New Features:

  • Level Editor including level creation, sharing & favourites - Yes Finally!
  • Soon to be hundreds or thousands of user levels to play
  • Brand new music tracks with custom music theme selection options per game mode
  • Local Mayhem games versus Bots (no need for online connectivity at all)
  • Random tower placement option in defense (unlocked per level by getting platinum)
  • Reverse tower placement in Skirmish mode (local and online games)
  • Brand new music tracks with custom music theme selection options per game mode
  • New volume controls for Music and SFX in game options and in game
  • Level Theme skinning gallery

About This Game

Cubemen is a fast paced, action packed, original 3D Tower Defense game that mixes TD with RTS in
single player & online multi-­player awesomeness! Get ready for some crazy Cubemen action!
It’s the age old struggle between Good vs Bad, Blue vs Red, Little men vs Little men. Use your own
little Cubemen to defend your base from other little Cubemen that are trying to run it over. It’s the
usual story, but with many very interesting twists.

Play a purely defense game in various modes on a sweet selection of levels, or go into Skirmish
mode and play a new type of TD game against either the computer or another human opponent.
That’s right.. Two way REAL-­TIME TD against the computer or a real person!
It’s TD like you’ve never seen or experienced before.

Key Features:

  • 35 local Single-player Defense levels in ranging difficulties from beginner to insane
  • 25 local Real-time Multi-player Skirmish levels (play One v.s One against AI or another Human)
  • 9 local Real-time Multi-player 6 way online Mayhem levels
  • No static towers... Your towers are actually Cubemen. Place them and move them around at will.
  • Real 3D environments with Height, Cross overs, bridges and floating platforms.
  • 6 Single-player Defense modes to choose from with local and online leader boards
  • Online Leader-boards and Statistic tracking
  • 41 Achievements to earn
  • Clean, rich and simplistic visuals that keep the focus on the strategy

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS:Windows XP, or later
    • Processor: Intel or AMD
    • Memory:1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 120MB
    • Video Card: Nvidia 8000, Radeon HD3000
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Sound:any
    • OS:10.6, or later
    • Processor: Intel Only
    • Memory:1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 120MB
    • Video Card: Nvidia 8000, Radeon HD3000
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Sound: any
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or above
    • Processor: 2Ghz Indel or AMD
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible. ATI, NVIDIA or Intel HD.
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB HD space
    • Sound: OS compatible sound card.
    • Additional: No GMA series Intel video card support.
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I got this in the Humble Bundle and thank GOD I didnt pay full price for this.

The game just falls into repetition after repetition, all three game types are the same, but with more people and different maps, that is literally it.

The supposed "open endedness" of the game is one of its main downfalls, since instead of the standard tower defense multiplayer formula "Here is your end, you cant place anything in the other players end, but theres a no mans land thats all yours if you can fight for it" the game does this:

You can place Units anywhere! (that we've set) even next to the enemy spawn point!

Thats it, and that makes it frustrating, it takes all the fun out of the usual cunning and strategy of a game like this, and instead the only way to win is just spawncamping/killing

Thats it, thats the only way to win and the AI knows it, as thats the only tactic I've ever seen it employ.

This is made even worse by the fact that when a Unit is going towards a spot, no-one else on any team can go to that spot, even if they would beat them to the spot by miles, making defense of your base harder, and spawn killing way easier.

I LIKE tower defense games and I LIKE RTS games... but I simply dont like this as everything is the same, and the only way to win is to be totally unfair.

To top it all off the AI is so incompetent it hurts, as in it hurts my head from how many times I smashed my head into my desk after seeing my units attacking someone who they were missing continuously, who was also very far away, and wasnt even attacking me, instead of the units right next to him that were actively shooting him!

To end this review professionally: The AI is rubbish, the game is boring and repetitive, and the only way to win is by being a complete c*nt, DO NOT buy this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
In my opinion, Cubemen is a ludicrously underrated game. It is incredibly simple in concept but it is executed incredibly well making it a huge amount of fun, the really simple but highly polished graphics also give this game a great charm to it.

Cubemen is a blend of Tower Defense and Real Time Strategy, something that can be very difficult to balance but Cubemen does it relatively well. There are a nice variety of units to chose from and an eclectic selection of official & community-made maps that give this game a lot of playability in both single and multiplayer games, this is a great game to play either alone or with friends.
Another thing that I love about Cubemen along with it's simplistic but great graphics is the brilliant soundtrack, it may be minimal in variety and some tracks sound like remixes of others but there are some really good pieces that fit perfectly into the games art style.

The hardest thing to achieve in any Strategy or Tower Defense game is balance, and even though Cubemen does it fairly well, it also has some unfortunate flaws; they aren't necessarily global flaws as the problems only seem to occur on certain maps, but the issue is still there. This is the fact that there is one particular strategy that works 95% of the time said maps, mainly some of the earlier ones but is also prominent on the later/more advanced maps too. If you rush the enemy spawning towers with basic infantry early on, it can be incredibly easy to dominate the rest of the game by pumping more and more infantry to that location. Like I said, this doesn't happen on all maps, just a handful, it is also my only real problem with this game.
Another flaw is that some infantry can feel fairly redundant such as Freds or Sids whereas other infantry like Grills, Flints and Rickys can dominate the grid most of the time in large numbers. This is again the balancing issue that lurks in these kind of games, it's a very difficult thing to overcome but non-the-less, it is nice to have a selection of units to chose from, especially since it doesn't clog up the interface and use minimal space.

So as this game is fairly cheap and is practically given away during sales, I would suggest trying it out if you're a fan of Tower Defense or RTS games. I believe some of the reviews that this game has recieved are relatively harsh and undeserved, sure, it has some issues but what game doesn't? This game and it's sequel are a lot of fun so if it's going for cheap or is in a bundle, I highly recommend it! I'm looking at you, my Command & Conquer buddies.

Also, for the record, those of you that call this game a "Minecraft ripoff" are clearly morons.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
It’s not a *bad* game. The concept is novel, the graphics feel pretty polished, and the team obviously cared about the game they were building.

But the sign of a great strategy game is balance. Unfortunately Cubemen lacked this in 2 important ways.

1) The strategy to beating every Defense level is the same. I thought the game was extremely hard at first when I was trying to sit back and defend, but then I discovered that if you rush the spawn point with the 2 basic units, you can win nearly every Defense level. A few of the 35 levels did require some thought, particularly the last one, but really only in the early game. But even these ultimately came down to the same strategy, it was just harder to do immediately: surround the spawn point, then wait for the win.

2) The wide variety of units doesn’t really matter. This piggybacks off #1. You can win every level (except the last one) with just Grills and Flamers (maybe even just Grills). If you have enough to build Rickies, you probably are going to win anyway. This made the game fairly one-dimensional.
I think this aspect actually drives people away from the multiplayer; they get a sour first impression and can’t get over it.

Best of luck to the team in their future projects, at any rate! I know there has since been a sequel; I may give that a spin to see if some of these things are addressed there.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Cubemen is a decent RTS/Tower Defense game that does well with what little it contains. This is a great little game and well worth the couple bucks it costs.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Had a bit of fun with this.
But its just another tower defence game.
6/10
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
A epic combo of RTS games and tower defense games, really fun to mess around with. Sadly, nobody is usually on multiplayer, but still really fun.

I'd reccomend this to people who like RTS games OR tower defense games.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
47.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2012
Cubemen was a strange experience for me. Somehow I had gotten myself a little excited about this game, not sure why, it didn't exactly have much of a hype going for it. But there I was, actually looking forward to this game. And boy was I disappointed.

Cubemen is a Tower Defense game. You place your towers, or cubemen on the map and move them around as necessary to shoot the enemies who will come at you from a multitude of spawnpoints on the map. They use a variety of weapons who's damage potential, type of damage and accuracy varies decently. Unfortunately several easy strategies exist to completely overpower the enemy early and take command of the game to the point where any challenge disappears out the window.

The random accuracy does provide some problems though as an early rush strategy that sometimes wins you the map with no casualties will other times make you lose without killing a single enemy. This randomness, combined with the reliability of camping the enemy spawns makes the strategy very shallow. You never have to spend much time contemplating unit placement or even which units to purchase beyond the first 2 minutes of a map.

The problem is that Cubemen is a very, very simple game. It'll take you five minutes to learn how to play it and ten to master it completely. The economy questions are virtually nonexistent, all enemies and maps can be met with the same strategies and the is virtually no challenge to be found in the game.

Despite the multi-player being cross-platform with mobile devices it is almost completely dead which is probably not a bad thing, considering the broken balance.

It is a game that gives you no reason to continue playing once you've done the first 30 minutes. Only the achievements exist to keep you playing but even that is just a mindless grind.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
One of my all time favorites, no doubt 'bout it! Haven't played it in a bit, getting back to it and I realize what I've been missing. A great action/tower defense game. Although, the player base is kinda dead, real shame. But if you've got some friends (you do have friends right..?) get them together and hop into an online match. Its that simple foo!

But for-real, this game is def worth the few $ it costs, and the developers (based off their interaction on the forums) are real peeps, support em!
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Cubemen is a fan tactical stratergy game which is highly addictive and simple to play. I reccomend this to anyone looking foor a good startergy game
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
A fun little game that you can spend time trying to beat your friend's score with. The stategy element involves buying block people which represent different classes like grunts with rifles, flame-throwers, morters, grenaders, lasers, snipers and so on. The idea of the game is to win at a war of attrition by beating the enemy's waves in a tower-defence kind of way.

It's a fun little game and fun to compare your score to other's online but beyond that I don't know much.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2013
Joy and simplicity³
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2013
Cubemen is a decent RTS/Tower Defense game that does well with what little it contains. The use of "cubemen" instead of towers and their ability to move around on the battlefield can make you rethink your strategies, especially since they can be destroyed by the enemy that is approaching you. The oncoming enemies can also pack weaponry so strategic selection and placement of your cubemen is critical for your success. In skirmish mode the game becomes even more entertaining with the addition of an enemy commander which will command it's own tower-like cubemen. You also get the basic foot soldiers that will mindlessly attack the enemy base every round. The wide variety of maps make up the majority of the difficulty differences, along with a couple other changes. This is a great little game and well worth the couple bucks it costs.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Now let me be honest here. I am not the best gamer when it comes to strategy, but even with that in mind, this game is bloody hard. Before I get to that, I will say that the graphics and music of this game are fun, and enjoyable. But; the gameplay is slightly unbalanced, call me a whiner, but in the early levels of the game, grenedeirs (excuse my spelling) Totally out-gun you. You really don't stand a chance, however, the freeplay matches are actually somewhat enjoyable.

On to the multip- wait, what multiplayer? No one plays this game online, really, no one. So I wouldn't bother.

The level creator is fun, and is well deisgned, I would reccomend making some of your own levels for gameplay, although no one is going to play them online, seeing my above statement on multiplayer.

Overall, the game is fun and challenging, to good generals this would be a fun and replayable game, I however, out of personal taste, don't like the game all to much.

Overall 6.5/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
This game is amazing.Theres no lag in multiplayer,graphics dont matter,and the game is so easy to learn.The only 2 problems are that no one plays multiplayer (suggest u have a friend get it to like i did) and the computers dominate in easy.Overall its a good ofline and online game that doesnt get old. i rate it a 9.5/10
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
its like sims but better since they can fight so top score from me
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2012
GG Tower Defence ... Love It <3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2013
Cubemen has unique gameplay. Speical single play campaign which is Tower Defense and even then it is fun to play. Up to 8 player to play online with skirmish or mayhem modes. Tired of default maps? Make your own and share with friend to have even more fun. Even then game gets boring after you have done with solo gameplay and earned most of achievements. I really hate last "Warrior Legend" achievement which is complete time wasteful. Since sequel is released there is no one who plays it thus game gets boring very fast.

Score: 5/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
For the price, worth it if you have friends to play with and you are into this kind of thing. Level editor and skins are nice features as well.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2013
Decent tower defense game but the interface lets it down. e.g. unlike in most RTS games where you select units with a left click and move/order with a right click, here you do both with the left button. Sometimes you need to give a lot of orders quickly and it's too easy to end up misclicking.
The right mouse button is used to move the camera, but this could easily have been put on the spacebar or some other key.

The balance between the different unit strengths, their cost etc. is interesting enough, and there's a broad range of difficulty available - some levels are dead easy, others are diabolical. Will probably only keep your interest for a few hours unless you're really into it and want to push for achievements/high scores.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2013
Very unbalanced, can be hard to frustrating or boringly easy. The way of winning is pure Domination with no real mid-section. You either win by spawn-camping or you lose and it decides very early in the game. Looks good, was no fun, even with a friend.
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