Fight off hordes of monstrous mutants created from a strange cataclysmic event in the new tower defense game, Prime World: Defenders. Join a group of exile treasure hunters who have ventured into the capital of an ancient empire, vast with mystery and danger.
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Very Positive (635 reviews) - 85% of the 635 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 5, 2013

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May 30

Defenders 2 available on iOS and Android!



Nival officially announces that long awaited sequel of Prime World: Defenders is now available on iOS and Android!
Defenders 2 - continues the best traditions of the original collectible tower defense game, which attracted more than 6 million players worldwide. The player's task, acting as Stalker, to complete the entire collection of cards, fighting against the bloodthirsty monsters and bosses, and exploring the world of Primezone defeating other players.
There are over 60 unique towers & spells cards, different types of monsters, bosses, changing weather conditions, great AAA-class graphics, PvP and one-hand gameplay optimization.

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"Prime World: Defenders is a must play for any tower defense enthusiast."
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danieltack/2013/05/07/prime-world-defenders-is-prime-time-tower-defense/

"Nival has nailed the core concepts of the genre."
http://www.gamingnexus.com/Article/Prime-World-Defenders/Item3989.aspx

"Prime World: Defenders is a fantastic game with an astounding amount of content for the price."
http://pixelsordeath.com/features/prime

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Nival officially announces that long awaited sequel of Prime World: Defenders is now available on iOS and Android!


Prime World: Defenders 2 - new TD strategy game in the legendary Prime World series with unique combination of the tower defense and collectible card game!
Enter a mysterious and magic land stricken by a cataclysm and now thriving with powerful artifacts and immense treasure guarded by furious monster hordes. Build up your defense and fight against the waves of evil with magic and tower power! Let the world knows who is the real TD master here!

Key features:

  • Collect all 40 unique towers and 20 deadly magic spells - the ultimate TD arsenal;
  • Customize your tower and spell collection with powerful Runes;
  • Use your defenses to crush Underground, Intelligent, Swarming, Exploding, Phantom and 20 other monster types and 29 unique bosses!
  • Play the game the way you like - find the unique combination of tower and magic arsenal to build the superior defense!
  • Fight with other players to pump up your tower collection into monster-slaughtering war ma-chines!
  • Used to good weather? Test your defense with survival night levels filled with tornado and storm power challenges!
  • Different TD game modes - Hunt, Raid and Assault levels and the rule-them-all Hard mode for truly tower defense fans!

Try it today!

Play Defenders 2 on iOS

Play Defenders 2 on Android

About This Game

Fight off hordes of monstrous mutants created from a strange cataclysmic event in the new tower defense game, Prime World: Defenders. Join a group of exile treasure hunters who have ventured into the capital of an ancient empire, vast with mystery and danger.

Prime World: Defenders merges classic tower defense gameplay with collectible card mechanic. Your towers, your spells, your traps - all are magic cards, that you can collect and upgrade. You'll have to develop your own strategy, because you'll get your random set of cards after each battle.

Freeze, burn, poison, explode and slash countless enemies that will try to stop you from gathering artifacts of old kingdom. Choose your cards carefully, play them strategically and expect some heavy resistance along the way – from small and almost harmless mutated fungi to powerful giant goblins and nagas.

Did we mention? In addition to story-driven single-player campaign Prime World: Defenders has randomly generated missions, newly added endless mode and New Game Plus!

Key Features

  • A mix of tower defense strategy with collectible card mechanics!
  • No micro-transactions or additional payments!
  • Random cards drop means different strategy for every player!
  • Several game modes, including heroic mode and two special endless maps!
  • Upgrade and mix cards for maximum destruction!
  • Custom deck lets you pick perfect cards for each mission!
  • Perk system for your hero!
  • Story-based campaign with 23 missions!
  • Mission generator offers infinite replayability!
  • Enemy buildings in game heal and buff attacking creeps!
  • 24 towers, each with up to 25 upgrades!
  • 13 magic spells that can be upgraded too!
  • 38 types of enemies!
  • Bosses, mini-bosses and huge bosses.
  • Flying battleship!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2
    • Processor:2.4 GHz double core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 9500 GT or equal
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:1500 MB HD space
    • Additional:Please note that Unity engine might be detected as virus on some Windows 7 64 bit systems with antivirus software
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Please note that Unity engine might be detected as virus on some Windows 7 64 bit systems with antivirus software
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6.6 or later
    • Processor:2.4 GHz double core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 9500 GT or equal
    • Hard Drive:1500 MB HD space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
WARNING
It is currently impossible to earn steam achievements in this game, as the devs have appeared to take the servers offline (been that way for a few weeks now). Also, the store daily specials do not update, and there is no daily login reward.

I will update this review should the developers change this, but as of this moment, that is a gamebreaking bug for me, and I'd never be willing to put my word behind a broken game.

Please mark as helpful so that others can see before buying.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Feel the free to play

It's obvious this game was built around an economy that intended this game to be a mobile free to play game. There is no micro transactions here (that I've noticed), so don't worry about that, but you will notice how grindy this game is, and the multiple currencies required to shop and progress skills, which are ubiquitous in mobile f2ps. It feels very hard to progress without MASSIVE amounts of grinding, and feels as if they made it that way, intending to give you motivation to buy the special currency and speed things up a bit. I typically love a little grinding to get an advantage in games, but this is ridiculous. Also, the forging and evolution parts of the game are a little clunky and confusing.

You may love this, but while I intend on finishing it, I can't bring myself to play more than a few minutes at a time. I don't hate it, I just don't think it's more than a decent mobile game on your desktop. Buy this on a massive sale only.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
This game was abandoned on Steam, check out the free to play version on mobile if you want to give it a try.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Prime World Defenders is a good game in it's base but is unfortunately crippled by it's progression system making it an absolutely unrewarding grind to play.

When completing a mission (the first time) or playing one of the "random" side mission you are rewarded an item card, this can be a tower, a spell, an item that is a tad better for upgrading, or one of the game's currencies.
The issue with this system is that you getting the cards you need is completely random, so you can find yourself in a situation that you do just not have the cards you need. And even when you get the card you need, it will be so underpowered in comparison to the cards you started upgrading that they are pretty much obsolete. Speaking of obsolete, some towers even when fully upgraded get straight up outclassed by the "rarer" ones, that is after you started upgrading those repeating the cycle.
It's a horrible system that turns the game from enjoyable to frustrating.

Unfortunately that is not the only issue the game has. The magic system for example (again cards you need to upgrade) is completely useless since the spells do not scale with the waves, hardly making a dent some waves in.

There also is the issue that there are no fine controls in the game for the towers, you can not set a tower to attack the enemy the furthest along, or maybe the weakest. This adds another layer of frustration especially with the boss fights where towers tend to lock on to the boss and les all the weaker minions pass.

It is a shame really, the base game is good and with some minor tweaks it could have been darn solid. But do yourself a favour and don't loose yourself in this frustrating mess.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
169 of 194 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2015
Having paid for the Steam version of this game feels like an EX slap in the face with a trout by a troll.

It is free to play (with microtransactions) on Kongregate, Facebook and mobile devices. The Steam version does not get updated, it's at version 1.2. The F2P versions get frequent updates and are currently version 1.7.3.

A borderline criminal business practice. On Steam, if you buy the game, they already got your money so why update the game eh ? And likewise on F2P, its of course very important to constantly update it with new things to spend money on. Disgusting.

Seriously Nival? You gave us the wonderful Homm5, and then you do this, why? :(

Its not even a bad game, its a very functional and decent looking TD with a unique CCG flavour, its actually well worth checking out. Just.. don't be a fool like me and purchase it here, play the F2P versions instead.
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120 of 130 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Great game, upwards of the top of nice tower defense games, however, the devs of this game abandoned it on Steam, they dumped all thier paying customers in favor of a tablet F2P version that is both updated regularly and (of course) Pay to win and full of microtransactions. So, if you want to play it, just go play it on a tablet and refuse to pay anything, the game will still be higher version even if you don't spent any money. But, on the moral side, just skip this AND the tablet version and go play the many other nice TD games. I suggest Gemcraft, Defense Grid, Ancient Planet and quite a few others. Don't support Devs like these.
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44 of 50 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2015
It is a fun TD. However do not buy this game. There is a free version out there that is better. The steam version is outdated. In addition after a while the game just gets repetative and there is a ton of grinding you need to do to progress
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45 of 52 people (87%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 1, 2015
Adding grind to tower defense is like adding salt to the sea. It already has too much and the end result is crusty.
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72 of 96 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
76.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2013
Metascore 58?! Are you kidding me? I just don't get it. My only complaint with this game is that it's too grindy at certain points, and with not so many maps it can make the experience somewhat repetitive. Aside from that, the upgradeable trading cards meets tower defense idea here works surprisingly well, and above all it's fun. If you're a fan of tower defense, I say go for it. It's one of the best in the genre (up there with defense grid, plants vs. zombies, etc.). 8/10
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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
47.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2014
I really wanted to like this game because of the whole tower defense thing and how nice the game looks, but it is VERY, VERY, poorly executed. It starts off fun for the first half... You get to upgrade towers and combine powers and unlock new abilities... All very nice...

BUT...

The baddies are in a constant state of "better than you can ever be" near the middle of the game. As you are upgrading towers, like in other tower defense games it should be EASIER to take out baddies so they just throw more baddies at you so you can then upgrade towers more, but in this game they not only throw more baddies at you but the baddies are near invincible and require HOURS AND HOURS of grinding to finally beat. Even with upgrades and such, the starting "prime" money/resources at the begining of each level is insanely low for the amount of powerful baddies that show up even in the first wave... The amount of prime you get from each kill does not go up with the difficulty increase and health increases the baddies get as the game progresses, so it makes it even harder to upgrade towers and such without pointless hours upon hours of grinding. Also, the types of towers that show up after the midpoint are completely random, so you may get some decent towers in a playthrough or you may never see those towers at all! It just feels like a poorly executed port from a mobile platform "free to play, but pay to win" type game at that point. I mean I had towers upgraded that could do 5000+ damage in a single shot and it couldn't take down the weakest swarmers.

I really cannot recommend this game because of the insane difficulty curve that spikes in at the midpoint of the game; it goes from being fun, to being a decent challenge, to being an automatic rage quit. Maybe I will revisit the game and give a better review if the devlopers ever fix the balancing issues. (DEVS? If you are reading this, play the game 'Defense Grid" that is how a tower defense game should be done.)
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fau $ tas
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 30
7/10
This game is good strategy !
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SnackBar
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 22
cool
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Sythierius
26.9 hrs
Posted: September 12
Prime world defenders combines the addictiveness of leveling, card collecting, and tower defense all into one game. I loved this game and I'm loving the sequel on mobile.
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Necriptos
3.8 hrs
Posted: September 5
a pretty solid and addictive TD. it even allow mazing on some levels.
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Vumli
13.6 hrs
Posted: August 16
The game's highlight is by far its rpg and collectible card game elements. It features tower, spell and item cards that you can fuse or upgrade and you can get them either by winning battles or purchasing booster packs at the store. The game is pretty challenging if you want to get all 3 stars and 2 achievements in every level which gives it its replay value. The high quality graphics, appropriate music, and above average voice acting combine to add a nice atmosphere. This game does require a lot of grinding to be able to rack up money, exp, and stars, but that's where the fun comes in. To sum up, the game may not be the best tower defense out there but its unique gameplay makes it worth playing.
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Seneschul
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 1
Very.. vanilla.
Nothing particularly awesome or exciting. Meh story, meh mechanics.
The graphics are nice. The story is Ok, the gameplay is good, but.. it's all so very "already been done".
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