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.
User reviews: Very Positive (540 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 5, 2013

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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

Update Notes

Prime World: Defenders has just been updated to Version 1.1 with tons of new free content - New Towers, Spells, Monsters, Maps, Heroic mode, Endless mode, reworked interface and balance tweaks based on your feedback!

Also, Steam Trading Cads!

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
Helpful customer reviews
93 of 110 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
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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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
If you are into this type of games - tower defence - this is the one you definitely wanna try.

Prime World: Defenders makes you think how you could beat AI better, quicker and cheaper. Every tower has its price and costs an amount of "prime", which you are lack of and it makes levels hard as hell so this is the reason why you need better towers which you can achiev by buying new cards and playing almost same levels again and again which sometimes makes this game really boring. You can improve your cards by evolving and fusing them. It's the biggest minus that I see in this game, it takes really long to have powerful and useful defence against all types of monsters so if you are not patient this isn't game for you.

Not very impressed by this game but neither disappointed.
6/10
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
60.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I bought this game just for a 2€ last week and fell in love with this so much since the first launch. For dat price I got lots of fun :) The game offers lots of achievements, different quality of towers (normal, rare, unique...), artifacts, magic, store where you can buy random towers, awesome storyline with side quests, random tower drop after finishing a mission, exp, leveling, skills and much more! Really dudes I am so addicted :(
Anyway The most disadvantage of this game is a random tower drop (ironically). Because in later levels you should get the lighting tower and if not you will have to reset the whole game (account) and start over again... Dat was my case bcs i did not get dat tower :(

For me 8/10!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
The game leaves a bitter-sweet taste of unpolished product with a potential to be great but also lack of attention to details and way to slow of a progress. The game simply does not feel rewarding.

Pros:
- cards mechanics
- in the sea of many FPS/TD hybrids, this one falls quite close to a regular TD game

Cons:
- no enemies in current wave amount indicator
- hard to select towers
- unresponsive keyboard shortcuts (sometimes they work, sometimes you need to press them twice)
- slow progress
- repetitive maps
- too much grind

Perhaps try it..
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
86.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
70 hours in and 4 achiefments left to get about time to write a review i thought

this one hooked me from the start i love the cradting system it has, when i first started i played too far too fast so i ended up restarting a few times before i caught up with the crafting system turned out you should play the easy medium or hard challenges on each level you need the extra's from it too get further developed towers, as a rule i found if you can beat the hard it's time to move on (tip you can use evolution on a lev2 with a lev2 for 5% bonus effect)

some of the reviews i see are about the crafting calling it a grind i personaly find this not to be treu, i think compared to other tower defence games where you just eather win or loose here there is a sence of progress all the way to the end.
You might just be using the wrong tower i found the overhyped lightning tower to be more and more useless in later levels myself

so what do you get for your buck?
23 levels on normal mode and once completed you can try the same on heroic mode
2 250 round survival rounds in normal and heroic (these are way to easy)
a 3 tier crafting system, tier 1 can get 5 upgrades in crafting tier 2 15 and tier 3 25 (you use artefacts to upgrade stats and evolution for making towers able to goto level 2 and 3)
good quality sound and video (also enough options for me)

cons? i sat here thinking for 5 min and i cant come up with one but i gues its a matter of taste :)

9.3/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
This game is not worth neither your time nor the money.

It was supposed to be free to pay probably according to some game mechanics (two types of ingame currency, daily rewards, random loot, lots of grinding) and is simple not enjoyable enough as regular stand alone game.
If you have no luck with cards, you will have to spend insane amount of time grinding 3-4 same maps for better cards (towers are cards, upgrades are cards, magic are cards) or money, or both. You need cards and coins to upgrade anything, so you will repeat same 3 maps all the time. And that is no fun.
I gave up.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
♥♥♥♥ I don't think tower defense was in maplestory.........ummmm...




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just kidding you ♥♥♥♥ing idiots of course maplestory had tower defense
GET REAL NERDS!!!!!!

7/10 DECENT GAME
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Really good Tower Defense game, recomended for anyone that likes TD games or even card games as the mechanics are card based. A bit of grinding may be needed at some points but the random generation of totems on maps makes it fun to replay levels and you can always speed up the game and call waves early to fly through any level.
The only downsides seems to be that the Steam version appears to have been abandoned by the developer as it has not received any updates compared to the iOS or Android versions and some achievements appear to be bugged so if you are an achievement hunter you may want to look into this before buying.
Overall a great TD game, but until the devs release some updates maybe buy it only on good offer or in a bundle.

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
102.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
A decent tower defense, with some interesting gameplay elements like card upgrades. Bosses require special tactical thinking. Gets kinda boring towards the end. Warning! Very buggy achievements (even with the latest patch).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Meh. That is all.

I know you're thinking card packs, intense randomness, exciting gameplay..... but it's not there for you to find. What you'll get is some above average voice acting, a storyline you don't hate but don't feel invested in, and cards that secretly have no randomness and just uphold what every mediocre tower defense has already done.

6/10, could have been worse.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Too much grinding.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Positives:
* Probably the most fun TD game I have played so far. Lots of tower variety that lets you pick your strategy.
* I like the concept of using cards to help your towers get better. Fusing cards to upgrade towers and their abilities. Would love to see this aspect evolved more in a future game to create whole new towers.

Negatives:
* Small map selection leads you to play the same maps repeatedly.
* Overall map size is fairly small. Sometimes I wish for bigger map sizes like in Defense Grid where you can make the enemies choose the path.
* No ability to go back a wave or two such as in other games like Defense Grid. This means if you mess up tower placement or something else you have to restart the entire round.
* Developer seems to have abandoned the game for the android/facebook platform. As such the main story leaves you hanging with a very incomplete ending to the story.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Can't stop playing!
10/10
Worth to buy. Quality game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Do NOT buy this game. It is avalible for -FREE- elsewhere. This version also apears to be out of date and seems to have been abandoned by the developer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Decent tower defense, but ruined with grinding and rpg mechanics that just dont fit in a strategy type game. If you can just grind untill you win, it is not a strategy game. This ends up ruining the experience.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
This game expects you to replay the same levels, to grind gold, to upgrade towers and buy new cards ( towers ). You have stupid, in-game grind achievements like "sell tower 3 times to get 25 silver" or "only use one fire tower". This game is like a tedious, Korean, F2P MMO grinder and I simply can't bring myself to play it ( the official metacritic reviews are correct ). As exciting as washing dishes or doing laundry. The art direction is ugly. This game makes me want to play Defense Grid 1.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
91.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Too much grinding.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Pretty decent tower defense. It took me while to realize you need only a 3 attack towers and 2 utility to win every mission. All other towers are totally useless. You have to grind hard from the start to upgrade towers using cards but then it is easy game. You can just one shot every mission including heroic mode.

The game is ported from mobile devices and sometimes it have very bad controls and I don't even talk about hotkeys layout. Which can't be changed ...

+ It tries to tell a story ...
+ nice idea with cards system and upgrading towers outside of missions
+ nice graphic and music

- grind, grind, grind, grind ...
- horrible hotkeys layout
- too easy
- dumb achievements ... 10000 towers and 500 wins, like really? I manage to complete a game with like 3k towers and 2 hundreds wins. Grind, grind, grind

I will recommend the game but I played much better tower defense games then this one. If you are searching only for some time consuming game it is game for you, but not recommended for hardcore tower defense fans.
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