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 (636 reviews) - 86% of the 636 user reviews for this game are positive.
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!

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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
61 of 68 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2015
Prime World Defence
Rating: 7.5/10
Overview: Isometric Tower Defence


The Good:

+ Nice Detailed Graphics

+ The game features solid tower defence mechanics. You have tower and magic cards and you can only select a handful before each level. You can collect new towers and magic by completing levels and/or purchasing them in the shop using in-game currency. If you have two or more of the same tower cards you can combine them to increase the stats which also allows you to upgrade the them in battle. You can also further increase the stats of towers and magic by using any unwanted cards and combining it with the cards you want to upgrade. All of this leads to a somewhat addicting quality of the game of completing levels and collecting tower and magic cards and making them stronger as you play.

+ Variety of different towers, enemies and levels. Typical of any tower defence game, certain towers are more useful in certain situations than others, some towers can only target land while others can only target air etc. Enemies are pretty typical as well, you have groups of easy to kill enemies, slow but hard enemies and everything in-between. Its very well done and strategy is required to make it through the level but if you've played tower defence games before nothing here should surprise you.

+ Upgrading towers and magic is very rewarding

+ Permanent passive upgrades used with in game currency to further increase stats and bonuses


The Average:

There is a story but it really isn't the main selling point of the game. It certainly doesn't take anything away from the game but it doesn't add anything to it either. You could easily skip the story and nothing of value would be lost.


I found the levels to be well done but also very standard. Compared to other tower defence games in the market it seems like a real missed opportunity to try some creative things in each level. I wish the levels got more complex in terms of enemy paths, in most of the levels you have very little control in how the enemies reach the end. In most of the levels, especially in the beginning, everything is pre-determined especially enemy paths and tower placement.

The game has some bugs but nothing that ruined the game for me

Lacks different game modes and options present in other tower defence games


The Bad:

This game requires significant grinding in order to advance. If grinding out levels is not your thing then you should avoid this game at all cost. In order to complete some of the more difficult levels you not only need better towers but you also need to level them up. The tower and magic cards you get for completing a level is randomized which means it could be awhile before you finally get the tower card you need to upgrade it. This should not be surprising once you realize there is a free version that has micro transactions to speed up the grinding process. The free version has also received a lot more updates than the steam version.


Conclusion:

I've played a lot of tower defence games and I put in a lot of time with this one. Its very well polished but other than its upgrade system it doesn't really provide anything new to the genre. The more I played the game the more I realized just how 'safe' it was in terms of its design. The game is lacking in game modes which hurt it and the game can start getting frustrating when you reach a level that becomes way too hard to complete without grinding. Most people who are not tower defence enthusiast would probably stop playing at this point. If you love the genre than this is a game worth checking out.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Mobile game on pc. Grinding. Bad managing of speed up.

Buy only at BIG sale for achievements but still....
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Achievements don't work and i cant sync the game online
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
100.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2015
I'm still playing the game, but it features a pretty manipulative game device to make you grind the same levels over and over. Like all card games, getting powerful cards is low probability. But this game makes it worse by requiring you to get 3 copies of rare towers to evolve them to red to get past the later story missions. Only by grinding extra "optional" hard missions endlessly can you do this, which is pretty tedious and it's very frustrating (another manipulative device to keep you playing). If you prefer new content and meaningful puzzles to solve, don't get this game.
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