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: Positive (41 reviews)
Release Date: May 29, 2014
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September 29

Anomaly Defenders Update!

Hi there strategists! Recently we've updated Anomaly Defenders. Here is what's new:

- Added English voice overs for a lot of in-game texts
- Switched male tactical messages for female voice
- New cool intro!

Additionally we've made some minor improvements and bug fixes :)

Have fun and remember, for the Hive!

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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

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    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
40 of 55 people (73%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 29
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
+ 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]
Posted: June 13
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 1
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
So long I'm really enjoying this game. What you get:
- 24 missions
- tower defense where you not only need to destroy enemy units - these units fight back, so you often must be really carefull and do some micro-manage
- cool graphics! game looks really great
- tech tree you must invest into to get new towers, powers and buffs; technologies you pick up have real influence on gameplay
- different difficulty levels - and medium is not too easy :)

I didn't encounter any bugs or issues so far and game works fine on my PC, which is little outdated now (Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, mediocre graphic card).
Posted: May 30
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
On a scale of 1 to 10, I'm leaning towards a 6.5. It's certainly a polished game - the sound and graphics are pretty appealing. It just doesn't feel like there's a lot of variability to the play style, even with the tech tree. It feels like it's a TD game "on rails". I'm not sure I would recommend it for the ~$10 price, but on sale it would worth a few hours of play time.
Posted: June 3
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