Fight off troops of droids for freedom and honor in this new tower defense game - RoboWars! Lead the forces of the Solar Union to protect the peaceful planet of Praymos from the aggressive Trade Confederation.
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Mixed (28 reviews) - 53% of the 28 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 24, 2014

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About This Game

In the near future, mankind has opened the way to the stars – made possible through the use of droids, able to operate in the hostile environment of the deep space. However, both spaceships and droids are dependent on ‘Neonium’ for their power. However, this new source of energy was only found in the moons of Pluto and deposits are very limited, so the search started for a new supply.

Scouts ships discovered that a distant planet known as Praymos has rich deposits of Neonium. The only trouble is Praymos is not only inhabited but has a technological civilization similar to that of Earth of the second half of 20th century. The result was a battle not just for control of the resource, but the entire planet.


RoboWars is easy to play yet difficult to master. Each level has its own unique set of tactics – master the tactics and push on to victory! Select your cards wisely – deploy them even more carefully. Build your defenses to prevent the capture of your flags by the enemy. Place your units or set your traps; earn the right special abilities. In between attacks, construct new defenses. Manage your supplies of Neonium well – the more you have, the more special abilities cards will be available. The cards allow you to build battlefield towers, units and traps or to activate abilities. Build Neonium production plants for even more special ability cards. Destroyed enemy units will sometimes drop money, which can be used to buy units, traps, and attack cards.


  • More than 50 types of units, towers, abilities and powerful bosses!
  • Story-based campaign with 55 missions.
  • Casual-hardcore game: easy to learn, hard to master.
  • Old-school 80’s style sci-fi design
  • Each level comes with bonus goals – complete to gain bonuses and improve your ratings. Improve your ratings and get access to even more special ability cards and missions.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium IV 2.6Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
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57 of 80 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
A Plants vs Zombies rob job that completely falls flat, partly due to having none of the charm of the original, but mainly because it tries to differentiate it'self by going for fast gameplay, a decision that doesn't gel well with it's having a really laggy and unresponsive UI.
Seriously I've played browser games that are better than this.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
Like most other reviews say, it's pretty clear the devs took Plants vs Zombies as a major inspiration for Robowars. So much that it feels more like a buggy reskin of the game instead of its own. The lanes, the resource gathering, multiple types of enemies, even the units are all copied from there, but with hardly the same amount of polish that PopCap used on their title. And to boot, while PopCap is still an active dev, at the time of this writing the dev for Robowars hasn't signed onto Steam in a year. An entire YEAR.

I tried making a profile, made a male one. Wanted to see the female, a text box in Russian pops up. Try entering a name, nothing happens. Game is essentially locked up, had to restart.

Upon entering again, we're given cheap dialogue with grammar errors abound, followed by gameplay that barely explains its quirks and mechanics. There's no details, no stats. No way to tell other than looking at life bars how much damage a turret does. Or how much we heal for.

There's no explanation for how to activate some things, like the tower that supposedly powers up your turrets. Or how long it works. Or if it's even passive. Same with the PvZ Garlic clone; no telling HOW to activate it, so enemy soldiers took it down and kept going.

The windowed / full-screen button is in the level hud right above the Repair / Dismiss / etc functions, not in the actual menus. The pause button is over there, no ESC key here.

There's no reason given for why some units cost money, while others are from the resources you collect. Or if you get them back at the end of the level. Which, if they're destroyed, creates a limited economy that threatens you to conserve them, or just not use them otherwise.

That's a problem in itself, though, since you're barely given enough time to start a defense layout (unlike PvZ where the ramp up was well done) before enemies swarm you. So you HAVE to use your limited use units, from your extremely small (5 cards up to the 9th or 10th stage before I quit) selected hand to take down waves that don't stop.

Eventually you can get up a defense, but at that point the game becomes a Repair spam city as your turrets and units do mystery damage to enemy units whose own details are scant at best. And all of this is wrapped up in a sci-fi military tone too blasé to care about.

Do yourselves a favor, Comrades. Skip Robowars, go get PvZ if you haven't already, and play a good tower defense game.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2015
Calling it "in the vein" of Plant vs Zombies is an understatement

it's basically PvZ but with robots instead of the original aesthetic,
I was quite surprised how everything is basically PvZ, the income system, the lane system, even showing the enemies in the beginning, AND even the warnings

my issues:
like usual, clunky interface, can't change option during battle, can't pause(there's a pause button in the menu but it's gibberish?), no window mode
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2015
Aspects of the game arent explained, like how you need to purchase units. And that these units will only be around for 1 battle. So you spend a few thousand to buy units and beat the level which gives you a thousand, surprising you without those units next battle. Thanks, but no thanks.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Robowars is fun and as many reviewers have pointed out its like Plants v Zombies except it's with tanks and robots. It's not the best in it's genre, but its fun. It's definitely not worth $15 more like $5, so wait until it's on sale or get it in a bundle like I did.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
Basically a mediocre Sci-fi themed lane defense. Think of Plants VS. Zombies but with robots. There is nothing really original about this game, the game mechanics are directly lifted from Plants VS. Zombies, including manual pickup of a resource that pops out of the reactor (sunflower). This game feels as if the developers spent half an afternoon wondering which game they could rip off and almost 20 minutes on the story, and 15 minutes coding this.

It tells a lot about this game that the first time I tried this game I was able to break the tutorial level because I did not place my towers exactly in the designated spot and the only way I could exit the game was ALT+F4. The game has many bugs like that where the player is able to break the appallingly poorly scripted "missions" and end up stuck with no other option than to quit the game.

Now, the graphics are not terrible but they are mediocre at best, and the enemies are uninspired and dull. The talking heads narrative is stereotypical and dry, and the dialog is badly written and rife with spelling errors and broken sentences. The story is the typical "They found some magic mineral on planet X and now they are at war!"-tripe and it feels like it was written by a third grader. The grammatical errors in the game are just embarassingly bad and stick out like a sore thumb. While I understand that the developers may not speak English as their native language they should have at least TRIED making an effort.

I think that for the asking price of €12.99 this is straight up robbery. Only buy this if you get it 90% or more off.

An overpriced, weak, unfinished and buggy scifi-themed Plants VS. Zombies clone.

3/10, would not recommend.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2015
A clone of Plants vs Zombies that didn't bother with any change or improvement relevant enough to note.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Hard game, like it says itself very similar to "plants vs. zombies" but with sci-fi elements. No listing, encyclopedia, etc. to know which units are better armored or how much firepower they have. Massive amount of typos. The game ends after lvl. 55 midgame. That really sucked. The game shows that it's only half finished.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
Unfinished game with a lot of obvious bugs. Basically a reskinning of Plants and Zombies, done very badly.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2015
Decent game,nothing special, not bad either.
Definitely not worth the current price (12.99). If you can get it for up to $2 then buy it.
Game is probably a mobile phone port from the looks of it. It is worth spending a few hours playing it if you like this sort of games
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1.8 hrs
Posted: October 2
Cannot recommend this game.
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15.5 hrs
Posted: August 23
I love this game but it's boring!
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7.6 hrs
Posted: July 15
Product received for free
It start like a regular PvZ clone. Most of the enemies has similar abilities, etc. But after 20+ levels the balance is getting pretty bad:
- You have less then 10 different types of towers, so in most of the levels the strategy is quite the same;
- Units are much more powerful then towers and they are cost money. If you lost a couple - you need to return to previous levels to get more money. In my opinion it's a bad way to increase game time;
- You don't have any information about damage and defense of towers and units, so it's hard to think about some strategy before level starts.

As a result I have no enough patience to finish this game. If you are looking for tower defence game - probably you should skip this one.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: March 16
Terrible mobile port that had an obvious pay2win aspect to it, causing gameplay to be unbalanced and unfair.

Terrible graphics, cheap repetitive sounds, based on plants vs zombies, gameplay gets extremely difficult on level 7, placing buildings and units feel sluggish, hotkeys don't work for placing infantry and tanks, poor grammar, missed translations, no esc button during gameplay, you exit during a level by pressing the retreat button, editing profiles is bugged (you have to alt-f4 to get out), incomplete explanation of gameplay, repair button does not work (you don't actually need it; you highlight and click on buildings and units to repair), and health bars are impossible to see once you fill up the battlefield.

Lastly, in order to beat any level past 6 you have to use units, which costs premium cash. You do get cash at a fair rate during each level, but the game doesn't tell you that any vehicles and infantry used can be REFUNDED BACK INTO YOUR STOCKPILE. This is necessary to know in order to progress.

I got this game for free, I played it for the cards, and I still felt this was a waste of time. In another time, this would have been a browser game.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: February 8
One of these keys are for this game (Robowars). I got 2 and cannot return 1 of them and I forgot which key I used. One of the keys is not used. Have fun:


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0.4 hrs
Posted: November 26, 2015
Kind of a gimpy deck building game. Not tower defense, at all.
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