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Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal is a unique tower defense game/RTS that is more tower offense than defense, something I haven't seen before. You are a captain of a ship who has just woken up after a very very long time in cryo sleep and in the time you have been gone humanity has vanished as all the civilasations that once were have been wiped out by the creeper, a strange organism which destroys everything it touches. At the time of writing this review I have only put in three hours and have barely scratched the surface but as you can see from other reviewers' play time there is a lot to this game and a lot of replayability.
+Nice pixel graphics
+Simple UI and great controls
+A very interesting story
+Interesting concept, instead of building towers in the path of an oncoming enemy you create networks of towers and take the fight to the enemy. There are small enemy towers which emitt the creepers which gradually spread across the map, using towers you have to beat back the creepers until your network of towers is close enough to use a special offensive tower which destroys the emitter. The gameplay is quite hard to explain and I probably haven't done it justice so it's best to watch some gameplay videos.
+Your towers can be moved as the creepers are beaten back out of range of your towers
+It's challenging without feeling too difficult or unfair
+The mission menu is an interactive starmap and you get to see your ship travel from one planet or star system to another
+Can be paused at any point during a mission
+You can create and share your own levels
-Either some people are god-like at this game or the leaderboards have been cheated
-If you make any mistakes with what you build early on in a mission it usually ruins your chances of winning, for example if you don't build enough reactors at the start and you run low on energy later in the game you will most likely be destroyed. It adds another layer of difficulty but it can be pretty annoying
An absolutely brilliant game that is more like an RTS than a TD with an impressively good story, a must buy for fans of either genre.