Anomaly Defenders is the closing installment of the Anomaly series. The original incarnation of the Tower Offense sub-genre had players controlling humans fighting alien invaders. Now, the tables have turned. The human counterattack is underway and the alien homeworld is under threat.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (77 reviews)
Release Date: May 29, 2014
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"Another amazing game from the Tower Defense series. Unfortunately, this game isn't as popular as it should be. Highly recommended! "
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About This Game

Anomaly Defenders is the closing installment of the Anomaly series. The original incarnation of the Tower Offense sub-genre had players controlling humans fighting alien invaders. Now, the tables have turned. The human counterattack is underway and the alien homeworld is under threat. Defend the planet from the human scum in the final battle of the series.

Anomaly Defenders is a fast-paced Tower Defense game where attacking human troops can damage and destroy your defenses. You have to react and counterattack enemies on the battlefield at all times. Each time you start a campaign, the unique tech-tree technologies can be tailored to your needs. Killing humans is easier due to 8 upgradable towers and special functions: repair your towers, make them go berserk, sacrifice them in explosions that are harmful to nasty humans, and use other tricks. This is the final battle against the humans. For the Hive, Commander!

Key Features:

  • Functions to fix and boost your towers: Repair, Rage, Explode and others
  • Full-blown tech-tree to tailor unique strategies
  • Attacking forces can damage and destroy your towers - watch out!
  • Outsmart humans by deploying towers that force them to change their movement path
  • Fight the humans on the orbital stations and undiscovered lands – 24 unique levels are waiting for you to protect them
  • 8 unique, upgradeable towers
  • Three difficulty levels adjusted for both new and hardcore players

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: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 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: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    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: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 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: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    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: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    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: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
It's a decent TD... not a great one. It is a shame since the previous title for really stands out with their different take of TD. This game is like other TD out there with no interesting appeal to me. I only play this game because it is ANOMALY.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
A very decent TD

Anomaly Defenders is not a great game but was very fun to play. The mechanics are easy to understand. On easy mode this game is... well, easy, but still fun. Would recommend if it is on sale and you enjoy a casual tower defense game.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
+ Graphics
+ Tech tree
+ Challenging
+ Plenty of maps
+ Energy bar is an interesting concept and requires more tactical placement of your towers

+/- Some of the towers look too similar, can be confusing if there's a lot of action going on
+/- Clicking on energy orbs doesn't always register properly

- Can be a bit hectic during the bigger battles
- Adds nothing truly new to the tower defense formula

[Rating: 78/100]
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1, 2014
11 bit studios are at it again and this time, they switched the roles back to the classic defense in the gameplay from the previous Anomaly. They definitely made a good job out there and I hope they continue to expand their series and perhaps into something that next-gen players will look forward to...

This game was never a waste, the whole story of Anomaly was worth it, even their in-game music blending was superb. Players out there, I would definitely recommend this game. Don't think twice anymore.
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42 of 73 people (58%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
Anomaly Defenders is a nice little game. I've played through 7 of the 24 levels, all on Medium difficulty (there is also Easy and Hard). Can't really compare it to other full-fledged TD games since I am not much of a fan of the genre, but all I can say is that it is a good TD representation of the Anomaly series.

The towers and the human units would be familiar if you've played the previous Anomaly games. Defenders builds upon that, and you have abilities as well (similar to the previous games, again). You can upgrade units, and sell them on the fly. There is a skill tree too that uses points you accumulate after every successful mission, where you have some amount of freedom to chart your way forward.

One nice feature is that you can pause the game to strategize, and also build towers, apply abilities and upgrade all while the game is paused...too many TD games are just so action-packed you don't have time to think at all.. But that's not the case here.

It's kind of obvious Anomaly Defenders had less work put into it compared to Anomaly 2 judging by the graphics and the lack of story, but the good thing is the gameplay doesn't seem to have been truncated and the price is at least reflective of the smaller effort put into the game. 24 levels seem quite a bit, and you can replay earlier levels on harder difficulties when you've unlocked better upgrades in the skill tree.

Overall, if you were a fan of the Anomaly games prior to this, I'd recommend Anomaly Defenders. Decent amount of content, strong gameplay (even if it starts off too easily) and a reasonable price-tag.
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