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Setting the bar as the definitive tower defense game, Defense Grid 2 introduces new worlds and threats to test your tower placement strategies. With a bold new look and the addition of new game modes, player-versus-player and multiplayer co-op, every play-through brings fun new opportunities and challenges.
Release Date: Sep 2014
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Reviews

“Defense Grid 2 Reminds Us Why We Love Tower Defense”
Game Informer

“Hidden Path Entertainment sure does know how to make some good videogames.”
Destructoid

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Everyone gets 10% off DG2 Pre-Order plus immediate access to the DG2 Beta
The Defense Grid 2 Beta is currently for Windows only,

Tier 1

Receive the Containment expansion to Defense Grid: The Awakening and a digital copy of the Original Defense Grid Art Book. All content is giftable. The Containment Expansion Pack requires Defense Grid – The Awakening to play, and is for Windows only.

Tier 2

Everything Above, Plus: A free immediate copy of Defense Grid: The Awakening for Windows and a 50% off coupon for Hidden Path’s new social sandbox game Windborne (currently in Early Access). All content is giftable. Defense Grid: The Awakening and Windborne are on Windows only.

Tier 3

Everything Above, Plus: “A Matter of Endurance” a new original audio story to be written by Hugo Award Winning Author Mary Robinette Kowal and performed by the English voice cast. This content will be delivered to your Steam account on or before the launch of DG2.

Special Edition

The Special Edition of DG2 will include all unlocked tiers from the pre-order rewards. Special Edition purchasers will also receive the digital book, The Art of Defense Grid 2, plus the ebook, The Making of Defense Grid 2: The Complete Story Behind the Game by Russ Pitts.

THE ART OF DEFENSE GRID 2 digital art book celebrates the talents and efforts of the people responsible for creating the visuals of the game. It is an insight of the concepts and variable directions that the team explored during the game's creation. The journey in visual exploration is a winding and strange path at times. This book revisits that journey, come along and enjoy it.

THE MAKING OF DEFENSE GRID 2 brings you behind-the-scenes of the creation of a modern video game.
Over nearly two years and hundreds of hours of interviews, veteran video game journalist Russ Pitts (Polygon, The Escapist) has been given total access to every stage of development, and dives deep into the technological innovation, creative artistry and hard-nosed business that combine over weeks, months and years to make a game.
From moments of startling inspiration to times of crushing stress, the author has been present for every aspect of production — major milestones, critical beta tests and sometimes contentious design meetings.
THE MAKING OF DEFENSE GRID 2 is based on the article series written by Pitts for Polygon, with expanded interviews and never-before-seen material. The result is a look unlike any other into the hidden world of game development and the high stakes gamble of making games.

About the Game

Defense Grid 2, DG2, is the highly-anticipated sequel to Hidden Path Entertainment’s 2008 Defense Grid: The Awakening. Setting the bar as the definitive tower defense game, Defense Grid 2 introduces new worlds and threats to test your tower placement strategies. With a bold new look, a compelling single-player campaign, and the addition of new game modes, online player-versus-player and multiplayer co-op, every play-through brings fun new opportunities and challenges.

DG2 comes with a story campaign featuring 21 stunning maps, dynamic level movement, an expanded story and cast of characters, hundreds of challenge mode experiences, new multiplayer modes, a procedurally driven audio score and the ability for players to build their own levels. DG2 also introduces players to DG Architect, a level creation tool set connected to Steam Workshop where players can create their own unique levels to share and possibly even sell if selected.

DG2 for the PC was funded in part by Dracogen, a private investor after a 2012 Kickstarter campaign funded the original game's DLC, Defense Grid: Containment. DG2 is developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and published by 505 Games.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.0, Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Dual core CPU 2.0Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 video card with shader 4 support and Passmark Video Benchmark of 160 or above such as the following: ATI Radeon HD3650 or better (HD3650-HD8000, RX200-RX300+) (Radeon HD 4200 and HD 4250 not included) NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or newer (8800, 9600-9800, or 100-700+) (GeForce 8600M not included) Intel HD Graphics 2500 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: DG2 requires a multi-core processor and at least 3 GB of RAM on your computer to run. DG2 relies on a DirectX 10.0 or later graphics engine which means it runs on Windows Vista, Win7, Win8, and Win8.1. DG2 will not run on Windows XP. DG2 requires a video graphics card or chipset that supports DirectX10, video cards made with current technology after November 2006 (up to 7 years old). Compatible graphics cards include any AMD Radeon graphics card with the "HD" or "RX" designation (HD2000-HD8000, RX200-RX300+), any NVIDIA card after and including the 8000 series (8000, 9000, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700+ series), and any Intel graphics chipsets released on the GMA X3100 (2007) architecture and later (GL960, GM965, B43, Q43+, G41, G43, G45, GL40, GS40, GM43, GS45, Core i3 integrated graphics or later, Intel "HD Graphics" or later). DG2 requires Steam to run.

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX Lion (10.7.5) or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 2400/GeForce 8600/Intel HD 3000 256MB+
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: SteamOS Machines
    • Processor: Dual 2.0Ghz CPUs or better 64-bit capable processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA, AMD or Intel graphics card with Open GL 3.1 or higher drivers for SteamOS
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: UEFI boot support
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25 products in account
1 review
1.9 hrs on record
Classic Defence Grid

There's only a couple of levels available at the moment, but it's Defence Grid through and through. Every good thing you could say about the original can be applied to what I've played so far. The thing that sets the DG series apart from other tower defence games is the ncredibly fun and fair level design. You have a failsafe button, much like other tower defence games but it never feels like you have to use it. With strategic tower placement you should, in a good tower defence game, be able to win fairly.

What I'm really excited to play around with is the malleable levels too. The one we're given access to here pulls it off incredibly well. You're given just enough space so that when the alien horde feels like it's about to overwhelm you an addition portion of the city rises out of the ocean just in time to save you. Great stuff.

I'm intentionally not going to mention and graphics or sound because whilst all of those things are fine for now at its core Defence Grid is all about the gameplay and as I said, what we've got so far is stellar stuff. Get your money down and if you already have Defence Grid 1 and the 2nd tier goal is met, do someone a huge kindness and gift it to them. I'm sure they'll thank you for introducing them to the pinnacle of the Tower Defence genre.
Posted: July 29th, 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
61 products in account
1 review
28.7 hrs on record
The first defense grid was one of my favorite games for the longest time...looks like this one is shaping up to be a worthwhile sequel...definitely my favorite tower defense game.
Posted: July 28th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
22 products in account
2 reviews
4.1 hrs on record
Yes, Yes, and YES!!! Once you start, its boring. But as you play it gets much better. For example, I played for an hour, and had an army of missile turrets firing all over the place! Better dan Bloons, ho ho! Worth $22! Support it.
Posted: July 29th, 2014
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
80 products in account
7 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Cool Tower Defense game, if you like the tower defense games, you will like this. Good towers and upgrades, Good Game!
Posted: July 29th, 2014
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2 reviews
2.0 hrs on record
I have like tower defense games, this is a great one! DG2 has upgraded graphics, new weapons and aliens.
Posted: July 30th, 2014
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82 of 112 people (73%) found this review helpful
11 products in account
1 review
0.2 hrs on record
Defense Grid 2 Review beta:

IF you like tower defense games buy it
Defense Grid is a strategy game where you spend resources on building towers that destroy waves of incoming enemies. As you kill more enemies, your resources grow. It’s a combo of strategy and puzzle play, and because the game is balanced just right, there are a million different ways you can beat a level so your solution is truly your solution.
This game is awesome the graphics is nice you can upgrade towers and more...
The community is active and nice there are also lots of events and i like it.

I do recommend for you to play this game.
Posted: July 17th, 2014
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Awards

Editor's Choice Award at PAX East 2014 from Destructoid