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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 23, 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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Well Done hidden path, not only did you make an awesome tower defence game known as defence grid but you've also pulled off what appears to be a succesful sequel. There are two single player levels available in the beta and so far thats all i've played neither were much of a challenge but both were extremely enjoyable. Can't wait for the full release but i spose i'll have to
Posted: September 17
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
nice! now with MP
Posted: September 17
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
your going to want to wait on this one for a while after release... glitches, bugs, and a ton of issues currently.

settings arent fully enabled yet.
graphics arent really better than the 1st game.
issues with towers stop working or become inaccessible on moving platforms.
plus a ton of other things that are annoying currently.

content is also lacking in beta, even though more content has been promised for months...
Posted: September 18
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129 of 165 people (78%) 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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61 of 68 people (90%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
The original is my favorite tower defense game of all time. I have access to the beta and can tell you it's every bit as fun, but they've also added new mechanics. Defense boards that can change during play, and they're adding customization of your loadouts to expand upon the original. Choose from new commanders with different abilities, and tool your towers to develop them to your preferences.

PS - Multiplayer co-op game modes too!
Posted: July 17
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Awards

Editor's Choice Award at PAX East 2014 from Destructoid