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.
User reviews: Very Positive (508 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 23, 2014

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September 19

Mac & SteamOS versions now final by October 14th.

When you purchase Defense Grid 2 on Steam, your key works for Windows, Mac, and SteamOS/Linux. If you wish to check out the SteamOS & Mac versions prior to October 14th, you will receive access to early-but-not-complete versions of Defense Grid 2 that are lower in performance than the final game will be, and which still have some bugs and issues that will be updated and resolved in time for an October 14th ship. We apologize for not having all 5 platforms that we targeted ready for September 23rd, but Mac and SteamOS are very close and will be final soon.

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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

Pre-Purchase Rewards

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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 This 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.

System Requirements

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    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.
    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
    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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Its Defense Grid, so if you liked it before then you'll like it now. The towers look different and theres some new mechanics to spice things up, but its the same thing: a solid and professionally made tower defense game.

There are more characters than the previous game and their strengths lay in making humorous quips at each other. They're only mildly annoying, but I wish I could skip their dialog sometimes.
Posted: September 21
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
One of the best tower defense games around! DG is pretty much my faveroute TDG next to Sol Survivor and the sequel bulldozes what the orginal had in terms of content, new features such as MP/Co-op and soundtrack and user-created content! The voice acting sounds a little over-done but it's still quite good quality.

If you're a tower defense fan, you need this game!
Posted: September 22
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
The best gets better. Defense Grid:The Awakening was a high point of tower-defense games and Defense Grid 2 only adds to the greatness.
Posted: September 21
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Not a bad tower defense game. In my honest opinion it is fun buy not worth $25
Posted: September 22
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
62.7 hrs on record
Any fan of Defense Grid will enjoy this version Twice as much. DG2 with the Boost Towers are a fun addon, three different versions of the tower. Story mode was fun. Lots of snarky comments from the AI. The game is so large you could spend over a hundred hours playing, and still not reach all of the games.
This game is so worth the price. I recommend a buy. Plus there are plenty of achievements that are easy to get.
Posted: September 22
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141 of 177 people (80%) found this review helpful
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 17
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