Dungeon Defenders Eternity is the definitive version of the original tower defense action-RPG! Now featuring a rebalanced endgame, all new missions, secure online play, links to Dungeon Defenders II and more!
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Mixed (1,595 reviews) - 52% of the 1,595 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 22, 2014

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About This Game

Dungeon Defenders Eternity is the definitive version of the hit tower defense action RPG! Slice, shoot and pulverize your enemies, or build defenses to do the dirty work for you. Grab three friends and build a team of heroes from twelve different classes, each with their own defenses and abilities. Then embark on an adventure to defend Etheria from the Old Ones’ army!

Eternity boasts all new missions, new features, a rebalanced endgame, secure online play (no more hacking!), along with a wide selection of content from the original game. Now is the perfect time to experience Dungeon Defenders and its expansions the way they were meant to be played!

Key Features

  • Defend with towers
  • Four-player online co-op
  • Ground-breaking story about a group of children who try to save the world
  • Level up 12 different hero classes
  • Argue about which hero is the best on our forums
  • Kill an Ogre with a chainsaw sword
  • Fight a gigantic dragon (Spoiler!)
  • Put some wings on your heroes and dye their clothes pink -- because you can
  • Look up the best map builds online; pass this knowledge off as your own
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What's New

New Content:
  • 5 campaign missions including Embermount Volcano with an all new Boss Fight & cinematics and Omenak with an all new Boss Fight
  • 2 new bonus missions and a new challenge mission
  • A new community made mission (Moonbase)
  • Visible armor system with 70 new armor pieces
  • 10 combat consumables (throw grenades, summon lightning storms, instantly heal your defenses, and more)
  • Amulets that let you find and equip unique hero abilities

New Features:
  • Secure dedicated servers for anti-hacking protection
  • Dyes that allow you to customize costumes and visible armor
  • Crafting system to create and modify high tier items from blueprints
  • Pet hatching and growth system, with activatable abilities
  • Dashing and manteling systems for better mobility
  • Weapon swapping between two weapon sets
  • Community tavern, where you can talk and trade with up to 16 other players before starting a mission
  • Private tavern, where you can start missions with just yourself and your friends
  • Quickmatch feature where you can quickly join a mission with other players (optional)
  • Cross-Platform play with PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile all playing on the same servers
  • One Dungeon Defenders account, with your progression accessible from any account. Playing on supported Android devices requires purchasing the game on Google Play.
  • Transmog System which allows you to change how your visible armor looks (or make it invisible!)
  • 34 new equipable emotes (not included with purchase of base game)

Rebalanced Gameplay:
  • Rebalanced missions for shorter match times, less farming, and more interesting enemy clusters
  • Rebalanced stat system, so increasing stat points in the end game has a larger effect
  • Rebalanced, instanced loot system that drops less loot at higher quality
  • A revised Survival Mode, with shorter play times.
  • A revised Hardcore Mode with better rewards
  • A revised User Interface

What's Returning


Our favorite Dungeon Defenders content:
  • All 12 Dungeon Defenders heroes
  • All 12 original Dungeon Defenders campaign missions and challenge missions
  • All 5 Quest for the Lost Eternity Shards campaign missions and 7 challenge missions
  • 5 bonus missions (Glitterhelm, Karathiki, Tavern Siege, City In The Cliffs, Tinkerer’s Lab)
  • 2 community made missions (Akatit Jungle, Palantir)
  • 22 original Dungeon Defenders hero costumes (found in your item box and equippable as a costume item)

Coming Soon: Begin Your Dungeon Defenders II Experience!


Check out the Tavern’s new Hall of Triumphs where you can unlock unique items, titles and pets for Dungeon Defenders II!

Important Notes:

  • Dungeon Defenders Eternity is rebuilt from the ground up for security, so you will not be able to continue your previous Dungeon Defenders saves.
  • Dungeon Defenders Eternity requires an internet connection to play online. There is a offline mode beta, where after updating the game you can play offline with separate heroes.
  • Dungeon Defenders Eternity requires you to create a playverse account.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 Ghz Dual-Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card with Shader Model 3 support, 256 MB video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound device
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection is required to play.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2Ghz Dual-Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card with Shader Model 3 support, 512 MB video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound device
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection is required to play.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Lion 10.7, or later.
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 2.1 / Shader Model 3 capable graphics card with 256 MB video RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection is required to play.
    Recommended:
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection is required to play.
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DasOdom
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
it sux ♥♥♥♥
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Boodaflow
156.9 hrs
Posted: August 4
Dungeon Defender 1 with a shiny new word "eternity" after it.
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mysticalyale
19.8 hrs
Posted: August 2
Played the orignal dungeon defenders and really enjoyed it, but this version feels way "too balenced".
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JackEpic
14.1 hrs
Posted: July 23
I dont recommend this game because noone actually plays it I have a few other reasons but if theres a team game with no team you already know whats going to happen.
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thez2224
19.0 hrs
Posted: July 22
I cant even open the game
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Rayneko
18.7 hrs
Posted: July 18
It's actually Dungeon Defenders with all the DLC and in a ****** overlay (but seriously, I don't like it).
It's better to get the original game with all the DLC.
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ShapeShifterZX
17.4 hrs
Posted: July 11
For the horde ETERNITY EDITION ZUG ZUG X9000
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[FragSoc] Carnage
166.1 hrs
Posted: July 10
Honestly, lost interest in this game when they broke it with a total "re balance". The original was much better; should have just sorted out the issues with high level gear not generating correctly and solved the item hacking problem instead of trying to make the same game all over again. . .
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
67.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Do you base a good review of a game on how many people are logged in to the game?
Do you base a good review of a game on how similar it is to another game?
Do you base a good review of a game on how often the developers update the game?
Do you base a good review of a game on what they could of done with the game?
Do you base a good review of a game on what others think of the game?

Or do you base a good review of a game on what that game actually is?

This game is fun, bottom line. Even if nobody plays it anymore, it doesn't mean that it's not fun. You can compare it with DD1. And yeah, there are some similarities. The maps, and the characters. After all, it is the Definitive Version of the game. But that's pretty much where the similarities stop.

I'm like others when they say that they will defend this game till the end, because there's nothing wrong with it honestly. This is the Definitive Version, and it is a little tougher than DD1. You cannot just blow through it like an insane mad man like you could in DD1.

I just want to point out a couple of really nice things they accomplished with making DDE.

1)They made it more of a challenge.
2)They made it cross-platform.
3)They made it run on just about anything imaginable.
4)They made it to where you cannot cheat (online of course) like you could in DD1
5)In some ways, they made it more fun.
6)They made it to where you get all the DLCs that you have to pay for in DD1, in DDE

I'd like to get all you naysayers out there, to really look at this game for what it is. Not for how "DD1 is better than this" point of view. I'll admit, DD1 does have some things that are better, like the private tavern, and the various level item drops. But there are several things that DDE has that DD1 just didn't.

And what I hope more people will do, is not trash one game because another that is like it is better, but instead, look at that game alone and figure why it is good, or why it is bad. That may be a dying hope though, because most of you seem to be on the bandwagon and you may be riding it with too much pride. Heh
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
I will defend this game to the end of time. That's not to say its good but its definitely better if you actually know the game. Whenever I played it on launch almost everything was changed and was lacking a tutorial or any proper functions and bad queue times. The game improved and added more content and steam workshop content was added. Trendy avoided this game later on and gave away collections of DD1 ( Which is arugably better ) and didn't update it. Onto the actual review. The game plays really well for veterans of the series, not so much for newbies. They introduce new items which I honestly didn't use and regret that. The game looks well and has a more cartoony vibe this time with a little more cell shading of sorts. All characters are available for free, which was a problem of the first game but not really if you wait for a good sale on it making the collection about 7 or 10 bucks. Really I would go more indepth but this game isn't worth buying but if you do buy it, it's still a good experience. TOO BAD NOBODYS PLAYING IT. 3/5 Would only recommend to Veterans like myself.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
492 of 551 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
300.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Important Note
The final decision to not recommended Eternity reflects my personal experience about the original Dungeon Defenders and my personal preference of gaming.

Incorrect Reviews
There are a lot of negative reviews about Dungeon Defenders Eternity which are incorrect. Let's talk about the most false and improper negative reviews I've read. They include one or more of following statements:
  • This game is advertised as 'definitive' but it is an 'Early Access'
    A lot of people use the word 'definitive' in a wrong context. Eternity is just the definitive version of Dungeon Defenders 1. It is the final product they made based on DD1 and there will be no other version anymore which is based on DD1 (so close). Nor it implies that all content known from DD1 is included in Eternity neither everything is accessible right now.

  • The store page of Eternity is incorrect
    That's simply wrong. Anyone who has read the store page carefully will agree here. Every single statement came true. Trendy has even tweaked the store page to describe things in-depth for whose who were confused for any particular reason. We could only debate if they did their job well.

  • This game is 'Pay2Win' since micro-transactions are implemented
    Meanwhile micro-transactions are implemented the shop only provides cosmetic items. Cosmetic items doesn't affect the gameplay in any way.

  • This game is a mobile port
    No, it isn't. They designed the game for multiple platforms (mainly PC) with the focus to keep the GUI (Graphical User Interface) for all platforms equally. Not a bad move at all. Though there is a lot room for improvements.


My Review
It was clear to me that Eternity will have bugs, glitches and exploits like every other PC game but I never mocked about it like others because it was obvious that Trendy will work on fixes. A lot of users were complaining about the broken stat progression after Trendy has fixed an exploit which has given way overpowered gear. I appreciated the fix since I was still able to reach 2k and higher stats in order to beat the game easily. People were just too lazy to invest time to build a set and to upgrade their stuff. The game was still fine and I liked it a lot.

Then they released Content Update #1 and 'Nightmare' difficulty. I still was able to beat most content with gear which I've collected during the 'broken stat progression' but even on Deepers Well on Nightmare difficulty (the easiest - first map) were dropping stuff with stats way better than mine.

The hardest part of the game now is to reach the required Hero Level to be able to equip this stuff in order to get 4k+ points in multiple stats. Makes the whole game pointless - DD was about grinding - take it away and there are no goals anymore. You are able to reach up to 10k points in a very short time to cover huge maps with a single aura stack and a Buff Beam and you still beat the map without any further defenses. (In the meanwhile they have added enemies which are immune to elemental damage regardless of using a Strength Drain Aura, so you have to put up some more defenses now.) 'Nightmare' turns into 'Laughable easy'.


Recommend or not?
This depends on two questions. If you answer both with yes then go ahead and buy this game.

Do you like to play solo as in the community is extremely small?
Do you play more casually as in grinding XP and gold will be your only issue?

I hope this review was more helpful and informative than others.
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237 of 268 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2015
Devs just gave out free Dungeon Defenders Collection gifts to all people who own Dungeon Defenders Eternity. This means the devs are abandoning support for this game and want you to go back to Dungeon Defenders 1.

If you want Dungeon Defenders, get the first game instead. DDE was a failed attempt to re-release DD1 with some upgrades.
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200 of 237 people (84%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
402.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2015
It's mindblowing that people still buy this game.

It's buggy, unfinished, and abandoned by its developers.



DO NOT BUY.

EDIT: Yes, I have 400 hours in DDE. I paid for it so I played it until they broke the game so badly that 20 people were logged in at a time.

Game is complete ♥♥♥♥ and so bad that they gave everyone who bought it a complete edition of DD1.
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99 of 112 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2015
Sounds like as of this week, the developer is giving up on Eternity, pushing a few more updates to the original game, and then leaving it in the hands of the players to work on. Seems the community moved back to the original anyway for the most part, as Eternity was just a pointless rebuild of a game that was fine to begin with. If you're going to play, I'd bet on the original game being the one with staying power. Don't invest in this one.

You can read this to understand the difference between the games, besides just the UI:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=290092757

Yes, it does seem like Eternity has more content overall. Maybe someday someone can port some of it down to the original. Until then, it seems like people are willing to live without it. I just checked the player counts right now. The original has 825 and Eternity has 53. It will only become more lopsided in the future.
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89 of 102 people (87%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2015
This should not be for sale anymore. They took the first game and added a lot of the DLC. That was nice. They also updated the textures. That was nice too. They they ruined the leveling, the multiplayer and just about everything else. Also made it so you have to create another account an top of all the accounts you already have. And now it's abandon. Also if you like to use a controller only vs ASWD you'll really need to use a mouse at times. Some people will say that you can just use the R stick. But it's to "laggy".
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85 of 98 people (87%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2015
Imagine a really good game, with a new re-release coming out, and it looks promising! Then once it came out, really sucked, and it wasn't fun. Thats what this game is. If you wanna get Dungeon Defenders, get the first one. Not this.
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1,500 of 2,182 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
((Instead of reading my rant, just head over to this amazing guide http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=290092757http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=290092757 to see a good comparison of DD1 and this.))

No single player, no cards, no workshop, no split screen, in game real money store, and ten other loads of all ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t

Don't buy or you'll regret it.

Edit: Ohhh, looks like they're trying to back themselves out, finally removed "Single-player" tag from the game.

MORE edits: Now they're adding single player and private games, I mean I thought this was a finished product, not an early-access, shouldn't it just have been in the game to begin with? May as well mark my review as "constantly in development".

More editsv2: Private games are in, just from a few minutes into it, I'm already displeased, what with a huge latency issue in the game, makes it dramatically worse when you're just moving around, and then suddenly get shoved back half a second later. They seem crazy about keeping the game "secure", but at woof cost? Though the new equipment system is fun to play around with, but I had trouble paying attention to it, what with hundreds of other new things going on, it's just too much too quickly. Still siding with DD1 over this currently.
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1,863 of 2,735 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
This game is absolute garbage, its an insult and offensive. Its a mobile version of Dungeon Defenders that is ported to pc. It should have a disclaimer on the page saying so, but instead it misleads with info about new features, but doesnt tell you what it really is. . . a mobile app. It also has a cash shop, which just pisses me off even more. I own the original and a bit of the dlc, and i never minded most of the dlc or prices on it, but this is misleading and offensive. TERRIBLE play by trendy.
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