All About Tower Offense vs. Tower Defense Anomaly 2 is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Anomaly Warzone Earth. Maintaining the core elements of the original, Anomaly 2 adds new features to the single-player campaign and finally puts your skills to a test in a completely unique experience: the dynamic tower defense vs.
User reviews: Very Positive (332 reviews)
Release Date: May 15, 2013

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"Going back on the offensive for another round of mechanized tower thrashing still offers a fun challenge. The multiplayer is a new way of experiencing."
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11 bit studios' Anomaly 2 is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Anomaly Warzone Earth. Maintaining the core elements of the original, Anomaly 2 adds new features to the single-player campaign and finally puts your skills to a test in a completely unique experience: the dynamic tower defense vs. tower offense multiplayer mode. This new update delivers Philips’ Puzzle - brand new PvP Multiplayer map and a set of functionalities that enable players to customize the parametres of each multiplayer battle. Now you can play battles on different conditions - from minimum resources to total war and annihilation strategy.

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All About Tower Offense vs. Tower Defense

Anomaly 2 is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Anomaly Warzone Earth. Maintaining the core elements of the original, Anomaly 2 adds new features to the single-player campaign and finally puts your skills to a test in a completely unique experience: the dynamic tower defense vs. tower offense multiplayer mode!

In the years following the invasion of Earth in 2018, the planet is overrun by alien machines. Humankind is on the verge of extinction. Banded together in huge convoys, they search the frozen tundra for food and supplies. Since the war, the roles have been reversed: now our species seems to be the Anomaly on a machine-controlled planet. Your convoy, Commander, is called Yukon.

Anomaly 2 takes the RTS tower-offense concept from Anomaly Warzone Earth to a new level. The core elements of the original – tactical planning and the on-field Commander to support troops in combat – are spiced up by a number of important new features.

Key Features:

  • Morph your troops into war mechs to discover the new face of strategy: each unit has a different mech form with various abilities to help you overcome specific combat situations.
  • Engage in a multiplayer experience unique to Anomaly 2: tower defense vs. tower offense. Play as the towers and destroy the humans or lead the humans to annihilate the alien towers.
  • Fight across a post-apocalyptic world in a new single-player campaign that offers a more intense strategy experience than the acclaimed original.
  • Carve your own path to victory and create your ultimate battle squad. With over million tactical combinations to build your squad, your options in combat are nearly endless.
  • Dive into a beautifully rendered world, thanks to the team’s upgraded and improved visual engine.
  • Experience alternative endings dependent upon your approach to enemy machines in the campaign.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3 (32 bit) / Vista
    • Processor:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000, Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770, 1024 MB, Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6
    • Processor:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000, Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:Integrated
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.6
    • Processor:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770, 1024 MB, Shader Model 3.0
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:Integrated
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000, Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770, 1024 MB, Shader Model 3.0
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Anomaly follows up the story of Anomaly Warzone Earth. Earth's been invaded by aliens, you're going to lead a bunch of vehicles to blow up towers. If one has ever played custom maps of Tower Defence in Warcraft 3 or what me not, you'll find it pretty similar.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=294231543
Except this time, you're on the attacking side.

Units can morph about, giving more depth in the strategy used to blow up the towers. For example, a unit has 2 attack modes now and can be given the ability to switch between either mode at any time. Each mode has their own respective advantages and disadvantages and can be combined with the original Anomaly strategy of unit swapping, and throwing in special abilities such as smoke, repair or decoy.

The soundtrack is in my opinion, way better than the original. But then again, Anomaly had a great soundtrack to begin with.

The graphics are great, both the friendly and enemy unit designs looks really good, the weather effects and the explosions look awesome. The soundtrack doesn’t really stand out, but the sound effects really heighten the intensity of the carnage even further.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=294883094
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=294661539

IF you haven't had enough of Anomaly, there's always Anomaly Korea, the original Warzone Earth and even the mobile campaign on Steam to purchase!
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Short answer, is it worth your money? If you like tower defense, yes. If you don't, I'd try the original cheaper (and very good) version first.

Long answer, it's the first game, with a pithy little story, hilarious voice acting, gorgeous graphics, and nicely polished gameplay over the first. Each unit actually feels useful, the transformations are genuinely good, the maps are challenging and reward twitch gameplay.

The not so good would be that the game can move faster than you can move your character around. More than once I dropped a repair node or decoy to dart back for a powerup, only to have my squad plow into death. the ability to stop your units seems like it would help tremendously. I also just don't feel like it has much replay value. Something needs to be done with regard to multiple game modes and assault types
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
This game is a unique little thing. It's a bit like an anti-tower defense where there are multiple paths to take and you can shoot at the towers, but also a bit like a tower defense game where your enemies can go wherever the hell they want and shoot at your towers. The story is just a sliver below average, and really only there so players won't complain about there being no story.

The game (or series, rather), is in a class by itself, and, in my opinion, deserves a look.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Firstly, I would like to mention that I personally enjoy the Anomaly Series and I would definitely recommend it to my friends. Anomaly 2 is a Tower Offense game, instead of the traditional Tower Defence games. This makes the Anomaly Franchise stand out of other games.

With that said, I do miss the voice acting in Anomaly: Warzone Earth and the distinct British accent. However, in Anomaly 2, it is replaced by an American accent. For the Anomaly Franchise, I would prefer a British accent, as that was the voice acting style in Anomaly: Warzone Earth and Anomaly Korea, and I felt that the American accent in Anomaly 2 made the gameplay inconsistent with the overall gameplay of the entire Anomaly Series and the American accent does not live up to the original style of the Anomaly Franchise. I would also like to mention that I had only played the Single Player Campaign. However, the overall visual experience of the game is still great and I would still recommend this game to my friends.

+ For graphics and overall visual experience
- For inconsistent voice acting throughout the Anomaly Series
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Anomaly 2 is the sequel to the innovative 2011 Anomaly: Warzone Earth. It’s a reverse tower defense game or tower offense in which you protect the attackers and destroy the towers. The premise of the game is simple – alien machines have invaded and Earth is in ruins. You are the only hope to reach the titular anomaly and destroy them. Regrettably, Anomaly 2 has more story exposition than its predecessor which wouldn’t be a bad thing if it wasn’t very poorly written and voice acted. You have all sorts of terrible cliches including hillbilly marines, an elderly German scientist and a younger female doctor all with equally horrible accents. At least you can skip all the cutscenes.

Anomaly 2 is all about the gameplay and that’s where it shines. The player takes over the role of the Commander unit which is tasked to protect and guide the military unit convoy. You can choose your route on the fly and you can buy, sell and upgrade units at any time. The novelty in Anomaly 2 that provides a pretty big twist is that you can morph any of your units to suit the challenges of the current battlefield. For example, the armored vehicle with a long range gatling gun morphs into a robot with devastating short range flamethrowers. The morph mechanic does a great job at keeping you on your toes as different situations require different tactics.

Your convoy can only consist of up to six vehicles and you only have five unit types (ten if you count the morph ability). The enemy towers are more varied than that. Apart from the low level towers, there are also big boss towers which deal great amounts of damage, predator towers which only appear as you’re already passing through, hacker towers that form a disruption field in which your units will attack your Commander unit and so on. As the Commander, you have four different abilities – repair units, launch a decoy, target a selected enemy and disable enemy tower. All of these enemy towers and the morph and Commander abilities come together to create a a very dynamic and at times extremely intense experience.

The campaign goes on for 14 missions across a slightly disappointing variety of environments. The first half of the game takes you across a frozen United States mid-west and New York City whereas the other half you’ll be fighting through the jungles of South America and Rio de Janeiro. Even though each mission is different enough, it all kind of boils down to snow levels and jungle levels. It also feels too short, the game only starts to really get going and then pretty soon after that it’s over.

The graphics are great, both the friendly and enemy unit designs looks really good, the weather effects and the explosions look awesome. The soundtrack doesn’t really stand out, but the sound effects really heighten the intensity of the carnage even further.

Anomaly 2 successfully manages to carve out its own place in a rather saturated genre thanks to its new ideas and interesting tactical gameplay mechanics.

7 OUT OF 10 (VERY GOOD)
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