Fieldrunners is now available on Steam! Download it now to play the hit tower defense game critics and fans have been raving about. Descend into the world of Fieldrunners, the most anticipated and visually stunning game in tower defense history!
User reviews: Mixed (124 reviews)
Release Date: May 24, 2012
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Fieldrunners is now available on Steam! Download it now to play the hit tower defense game critics and fans have been raving about.

Descend into the world of Fieldrunners, the most anticipated and visually stunning game in tower defense history! Defend and control the field using a diverse selection of upgradeable towers in a limitless adventure, using a wide array of tactics and strategies against countless waves of unique land and air combatants! Hours of entertainment and replayable challenges! Do you have what it takes to dominate the Fieldrunners and rise to the top as the ultimate Tower Defense master? Find out now!

Key Features:

  • Includes all 8 original maps, each with unique challenges and environments!
  • 10 devastating weapons to stop your enemies with style!
  • Beautiful, hand painted artwork!

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 285MB Free Hard Drive Space
    • Video Card: hardware and driver support for OpenGL 3.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Mac Intel
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 285MB Free Hard Drive Space
    • Video Card: hardware and driver support for OpenGL 3.0
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
I'm in your base, killen your dudes! This is a very simple and shallow tower defense game with a cartoon look and characters that look straight out of Team Fortress 2. For those that don't know, it has no affiliation with TF2. The game is basically a wide open empty map. You start with a certain amount of cash to buy your towers. You can place these towers anywhere, well almost anywhere. The enemies don't attack, they just run from their starting gate or gates all the way to your base. The game says your base, by base, I assume they mean your gate, because you don't see a base. These are basically open courtyards. If enough enemies get into your base, you'll lose the game. The limit is 20. Each game has at least 100 waves of enemies, so in 30 minutes you can get through 60 or so waves. Its very easy, it just takes a long time to make it through, but luckily when you quit it saves the game.

You're tasked with arranging these towers, making walls of towers, and making a winding path for enemies to follow. Basically make a maze of towers. Can you plug a gap and make an unsolvable puzzle? Nope. The enemies will plod through from left to right. If something blocks their way, they'll path around it, but not intelligently. They'll chose a path that can end up having more of your towers. There is a wide variety of enemies, standard soldiers that look like TF2's soldier character, a heavier character, that looks like TF2's heavy, they'll eventually get jeeps, motorcycles, tanks, helicopters and giant robots. What do they all do? Just walk. Again they don't attack you. The helicopters and planes will at least fly over your towers in a straight line headed for your gates. Your job is to destroy them before they enter your gate. Since every map is just an open courtyard, you can just make the same maze over and over again.

Now that we've covered the enemies, let's talk about the towers, there are a few types of towers based on what mode you're on. Classic mode has only 4 towers on every map. Extended adn endless mode have 6 towers. Gun towers with short range, goo towers, that have a longer range, but will shoot goo to temporarily slow enemies down. Next up there are long range missiles, which are great to have. For the fourth tower in classic mode, there is some sort of electro tower. You don't unlock any new ones. In extended and endless modes, there are flame towers and minimum / maximum ranged giant bomb spitters that are pretty expensive. You can upgrade each and every tower by right clicking it and selecting to upgrade it for a price. Do you want to know which towers do the most damage? The stats are in the help menu item, but they should be hover items that just appear when you go to select which tower you'd like to place. The tower guns turn, but the electro towers don't turn and you'll pay extra for it. You can hit the space bar to pause the game to plop down towers, but there are only two speeds, normal and fast.

The big issue that I have with this game is that its dull. There are far better and deeper tower defense games out there. This game throws 100 waves of enemies at you. It shows you a list of what enemies are coming next and where.... which is good, if I didn't have to click on it to open it up each time I wanted to see the list. Other wave based tower defense games simply have a list of what's next, like how Tetris would show you what block is next. Then the fact that each level / map is 100 waves. That's just far far too many. The game gets dull and boring long before you're done with 100 waves. If you beat 50 waves, then you unlock new maps. But really, the maps are all the same, entrances and an exit. The only difference is how it looks. If you get past 100 waves then it unlocks new modes for the map. The modes are painfully the same, just longer! After 90 waves I didn't even have to touch the keyboard anymore. I just watched the game play itself. There are also three difficulties for each mode if you dare.

When you die or beat a map, it lets you enter a high score with leader boards for your friends and all of Steam. The sad part is the score system is flawed. When you defeat an enemy, you get X amount of points, so if you have a perfect game where you kill everything.... you'll get the same score. It should have been time based. Kill an enemy quickly, get more points. Another problem that I have with the game is the fact to move the map around to see everything, you need to click and drag, but for the most part maps are the size of one screen, so you don't even really need to move the map, except for when a helicopter gets past you.

A lot of people on the forum complain about mouse lag, but really I don't notice it that much, other than in the menu, but its a game breaker for some. Another headache of this game is when you lose, you need to exit out of the level, then play it again, select the level and wait for it to load. A restart button after losing would have been appreciated.

Maybe this is a great mobile game, but for PC and Steam, there are better tower defense games out there. This one is just forcefully long, boring and offers no depth or variety, but at least there are nearly 100 achievements. You can tell how dull the game is when you look at the achievements, there are 85+ easy achievements that only 15% of people have unlocked. Go buy Field Runners 2.
Posted: June 13
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Youll probably have more fun playing free TD flash games on the web than you will playing this.

Not worth the money, generic 4 tower criss cross pattern TD game.
Posted: June 8
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
A good time waster but you won't need any stratedy to play. This game was made for tablets, albeit the commands were adapted to mouse and keyboard, it is an extremely simple TD game which can become boring quite quickly. Any TD game you find on Kongregate is deeper than this one, so if you want some challenge, try more evolved TD games.
Posted: June 7
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Can range from simple to challenging. Worth the $$ IMO. I and my young son get enjoyment out of it.
Posted: June 27
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
33.4 hrs on record
Playing this game years after its release and it is still solid and will continue to be worth my time.
Posted: July 14
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
It's just not that original and i am sure there are more FREE games like these that are better. i played it for 3 hours and got extremely bored.
Posted: June 14
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
101.0 hrs on record
Very fun and addicting tower defense game! The enemies reminds me as mini Team Fortress.
Posted: August 12
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0.2 hrs on record
Fieldrunners is a standard Tower Defense game that does nothing special. The gameplay is neither bad or great. But it does the same all the other Tower Defense custom maps and games do. What makes the game unplayable is that the game has an input lag bug that the developer can't fix.
Posted: May 9
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1.0 hrs on record
This is a solid tower defense game. It gets the job done, anyway. However, it's a bit limited compared to the sequel. Most of the levels are of the "build your own maze of guns" variety, as opposed to td games that have you place towers along a predetermined path.

Fieldrunners is a good value, but if you don't mind paying a little more, skip this one and buy Fieldrunners 2 instead. There's nothing in 1 that isn't done much better in 2.
Posted: June 8
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26.8 hrs on record
Cartoony tower defense. Relatively open builds, limited towers. A classic easy to learn, hard to master kind of game. Definitely worth $5 if you like TD games.
Posted: May 15
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0.8 hrs on record
Got this game for free somehow. Played it for 10 minutes. Its pretty good for a free game.
Posted: May 25
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0.4 hrs on record
Yes. . . Just Yes. . . Buy this game!
Posted: June 24
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16.0 hrs on record
Epic Game :) super gameplay the best TD ever :)
Posted: July 10
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11.0 hrs on record
Fun tower defense with ground and air units, but sometimes doesn't feel fair - to you or the mobs. Its easy to build a map that makes a loop, and swapping two towers makes ground units stop and turn around to save them from exiting the level. Air units move quickly from entrance to exit, and some you have to build your maps with them in mind so you can stack air defense towers along their path. Also gives no starting resources so you have to build like a tower per round and slowly build up to make the starting maze.
Posted: July 1
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55.6 hrs on record
Rating: 7/10

What is it?
Standard Tower Defence Game

The Good:

+ 8 maps

+ 7 modes with each map, including classic, extended, endless, sudden death, time trial, combo tower 1, combo tower 2

+ Good variety of towers each with their own strengths and weaknesses

+ Maps offer some variety with different entry and exit points, unique enemies

The Bad

- Does absolutely nothing new, its a port from an IOS game and is very basic for a tower defense game

-Has the exact same problem as any other tower defense game, once you figure out the optimal maze for the map you really don't need to do anything else.

-Achievement difficulty does not stack, you have to replay each map 6 TIMES to get all the achievements for each map.

- Other achievements require significant grinding.


I Still recommend the game as a tower defense game. You can have fun finding the right maze for each map to win however don't expect anything new and exciting with this game.
Posted: August 6
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11.2 hrs on record
Great game, highly recommended!
Posted: July 28
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1.0 hrs on record
Fieldrunners is a pretty simple tower defense game that suffers from levels that are way too long, a lack of anything telling you what anything does and numerous balance/ramping issues. Graphically it is not very impressive, though as a positive note the design has a consistent theme and meshes together well.

There are much better TD games to play, and a lot of them can be found online for free. You can afford to skip this one.
Posted: July 14
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0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
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10.6 hrs on record
It's a tower defense game. That's really all there is to say, it's relatively shallow. It's not terrible or game-breakingly bad, but there are better examples of this genre available (probably for free). The old Warcraft 3 customs were better than Fieldrunners.

Wouldn't recommend it - I'd suggest picking up a different tower defense game unless this one is going to cost you next to nothing. Defender's Quest is a better title, but for a more traditional example Defense Grid was a much better tower defense game.
Posted: August 11
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483.1 hrs on record
Great tower defender. Sometimes it is nice to just chill on this title. Choices are a little lacking, but entertaining all the same. Runs good on low performance computers.
Posted: August 18
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