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!
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Mixed (172 reviews) - 63% of the 172 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

Windows
Mac OS X
    • 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
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Overall:
Mixed (172 reviews)
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Bacon Champ
( 34.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Fieldrunners (and its sequel) are phenomenal tower defense games. These are the best tower defense games I have played. If you enjoy pure tower defense, then these games will not disappoint!
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^7ja^1co
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Game is not that bad, some people will enjoy this. I do no as it has too long matches, game modes have to be unlocked. This seems like they wanted to artificially extend the lenght of the game.
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Sarkoth
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Badlooking tower defense. No map variety and mobile port effects.
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Your Father
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
Poor tower logic, direct port from phone and limited towers makes for a lack-luster experience.
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Ingenium
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Purchased as part of a mobile bundle, excellent port from Android, fun, and well worth a dollar or two for the time killing trap setting and many maps
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Hapankaali
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Mobile game. Big noup - despite getting it for free.
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Wedge
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Bought this game, realized I’m terrible at this kind of game.
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Rook[y]
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Cool game, that used to play ages ago on my old iPhone in release day. My first tower defender game!
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MexiCanti
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 14
It's just a tower defense game. There's not even much of a twist to it. There's an open field, Enemies will run across it, you have to place things to shoot them and force them to take a longer path. Unless there's a big twist later on, I've seen everything I need to.
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Avenger8
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: November 25, 2015
Meh, less than average tower defense game. Not much fun in it. I like more of a Kingdom Rush style game.
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42 of 54 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
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.
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
If you are a fan of Tower Defence Genre, this game is only ok.
There's only a few towers and upgrades, but there are modes and three difficulties for each, along with several levels.

The AI isn't as good at TD as those in Warcraft III but it's addictive and fun for one evening.

You will be done with the game in just some hours. It's a nice game, but it would be better if it's longer and a better graphic would be good (it is an android game first).


Its a pretty good game to get in a bundle (with android-version!) or in a very very cheap steam sale.

If you want a good strategy TD, get Defense Grid: The Awakening or other TD-games.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Fieldrunners should have just stuck with the mobile platform. Compared to other tower defense games, Fieldrunners lacks a lot of depth. However, the main reason I cannot recommend this game is because it is just a lousy and lazy port from their mobile version. This game will not support 99.9% of today's widescreen monitors. If you do have a large monitor, the game will look pixelated and blurry. The developers will not fix this so please avoid at all costs!
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
80.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
Simple-seeming tower defense. Easy to start and hard to stop.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Fun but simple tower defense game. Feels like a port from Android. Still fun though, especially if you like TD games.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Meh. I really can't recommend this game, there is nothing terribly wrong with it, Its just if your a fan of tower defense games, there are much better free ones. $5 is way to high of a price for a game like this. Perhaps if its part of a bundle it may be worth playing once or twice. Other than that, your money is better off elsewhere.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
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.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
It's a classic Tower Defense game. You have a field crossed by minions and must kill them all before they reach the other side of the map. You have diferent kind of towers (slow, rockets, laser, etc) and can block them so they have to go through the path you make.

A really simple to learn game and quite fun if you like this kind of game. Worth the money.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
72.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
I quite enjoy this simple tower defence game. There is not a whole lot to this game but some of the levels are a lot of fun and the game gets difficult enough to keep you going for a little while. I don't think this game will be to everyone's taste due to its simplicity but the graphics are fun and it makes for a fun break from playing more intense and complex games.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2012
It's been out a couple of months now and the mouse lag still hasn't been fixed making this game impossible to play.

[Rating: 62/100]
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