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!
User reviews: Mixed (1,361 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 22, 2014

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"Fantastic 4 person co-op defense game. Tower building, character building, loot, it's got everything. Great fun with friends."

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October 20

Patch 5.4 Released

Balance/Features

  • The Player AFK Auto Kick timer has been reduced from 30 minutes to 10 minutes
  • Increased the enemy levels on two maps for Nightmare difficulty:
    • Buccaneer's Bay: enemy levels range from 2866 to 3443 (was 2595 to 2880)
    • Coastal Bazaar: enemy levels range from 2896 to 3451 (was 2730 to 3315)
  • Players can now drag skills onto the HUD while in Overlord Mode
  • Coastal Bazaar: Increased the Orb’s red beam damage
  • Removed the 60 Second Leave Timer on Hardcore Mode
  • The Pixie Pet active ability now only affects players

Bug Fixes
  • Fix for some public tavern sessions getting stuck in a state where players are unable to join
  • The tooltip for creating any new Hero in Offline Mode appeared as: "Add New Squire," the tooltip now states the correct hero names
  • Heroes can now move after selecting the upgrade ability, once a defense has been chosen for an upgrade they must remain stationary
  • Coastal Bazaar: Further collision and pathing tweaks
  • Players will no longer get stuck in Phase Shift if they activate Heal Self immediately
  • Minor UI fixes to the Item Box/Shop interfaces

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October 15

Patch 5.2/Hotfix 5.3 Released

Server Support

  • New server region: Added a server location in Western Europe, resulting in lower latency and lower lag for players in this region


Balance/Features
  • Rebalanced auto sell for excessive item drops; a single map will have a max number of the following at any one time, destroying the lowest quality of each category:
    • 35 - Normal equips (excluding amulets, boosts, and pets)
    • 5 - Amulets
    • 5 - Boosts
    • 5 - Pets
  • All end of map rewards have been improved in quality
  • Summoner's Spider will no longer target poison affinity enemies

Bug Fixes
  • Added potential fix for profile save rollback issues
  • Monk Auras have had their collision adjusted (in an effort to correct aura lag), so you must now select near the core of the aura to sell/upgrade/move them.
  • Fixed an issue on Sky City when the Goblin Airship enters Auras. (This is a potential fix for the lag problem with auras.)
  • Upgrading a weapon in the item box no longer drops the frame rate
  • Keybinds now work when sending items to the Playverse Inventory
  • Improved the visuals on scaled up Monk Auras
  • Fixed an issue where Summoner Archer Minion can't hit targets at max distance
  • Embermount Volcano pathing has been improved so that smaller enemies don't get stuck on rocks on the path from the near side eastern spawn
  • Coastal Bazaar: Adjusted paths and collisions
  • Defenses can no longer be built outside of the gameplay space on Magus Citadel
  • Portal Minimap icons on Cystalline Dimensions will now scale properly
  • Enemy spawn timers in Crystalline Dimension have been sped up; several enemies (such as Djinn and Copters) were spawning too slowly and causing delays
  • Fixed an exploit to make the world of Dungeon Defenders Eternity a better place
  • EV Beams can now be built around the crystal in Alchemical Labs
  • Players can no longer place towers on roofs in Arcane Library
  • Added recommended levels to Embermount Eruption Challenge

Hotfix 5.3
  • Added an additional exploit fix

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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
  • What's New

    New Content:
    • 4 campaign missions including Embermount Volcano with an all new Boss Fight and cinematics
    • A new challenge mission
    • A new community made mission (Moonbase)
    • Visible armor system with 56 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
    • 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.
    • 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 and perma-death
    • 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.
    • Dungeon Defenders Eternity requires you to create a playverse account.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    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.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2 GHz CPU
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2400 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600, equivalent or greater
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection is required to play.
    Recommended:
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection is required to play.
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
217.1 hrs on record
At first, there are a lot of negative reviews about Dungeon Defenders Eternity which are incorrect. Although I'll end up with a negative review I think this is a more justified review. The final decision to not recommended Eternity reflects my personal experience about the original Dungeon Defenders.

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.

Now, let's talk about my reason.
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. 'Nightmare' turns into 'Laughable easy'.

Screenshots of broken gear of the second exploit: #1, #2, #3 (in the meanwhile this exploit got fixed, so instead of 50k points we are back at 10k points)

Sad, that Trendy had to nerf stats on a previous update to (quoting) 'not letting stats out-of-control'. Even more sad they haven't fixed this ridiculous inflation with Content Update #2. [sarcasm]At least they made the new Hardcore mode easier with ♥♥#2.[/sarcasm]

So the question is; Are you a casual player? If so then Eternity is definitely entertaining you. For all other players, who are not scared to invest a bit more time (not like me several thousand hours but still an enjoyable amount ^^) , I strongly advise to play the original Dungeon Defenders (preferably on a windows machine). It's also frequently on sale.

I hope this review was more helpful and informative than others.

TL;DR:
DDE is made for casual players.
DD1 is made for players who like this genre.

Edits:
October 6th - typos
October 14th - added screenshots of broken gear
October 26th - the exploit which caused up to 50k points got fixed
Posted: October 6
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
90.9 hrs on record
Played the first game quite a bit on my 360 years ago, found this gem after buying the original on sale. Don't believe what you read in some of these negative reviews. The game is fantastic just like the original, only with more content a la amulets, pet hatching, new levels, dash ability, etc, etc, etc. Not to mention that Trendy(Nom Nom) are very responsive to criticism and are actively altering the game to please the fans!

That said, I do have a few gripes, (1) the item system (while extremely good and efficient) is ridiculously confusing when first starting the game. I really wish they would streamline the system in someway and remove the mass of unnecessary clutter. (2) with this game being always online there is a certain amount of lag that you can expect (its occasional for me, but i do play in the dead of the night).

All in all Id rate the game 8/10 (possible 10/10 with further patching addressing the issues I mentioned, and late game balancing)

BUY THIS GAME!!
Posted: October 9
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
190.9 hrs on record
Even though the developers have screwed a lot of things up, many have quit this game, it still is enjoyable to play. Especially now that there are steam achievements it actually feels like there is something to do after you reach end-game. I have played this game for 150+ hours and still having fun doing it.
Posted: October 8
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
245.0 hrs on record
Though I was an early adopter of this new version and can understand the frustration many experienced, a few months have passed and I can say I am enjoying this game much more than than the 1st time around due to all the new features.

While everyone is of course entitled to their own opinion, please take into account when all reviews of this game were posted, and look for what issues have already been addressed in the content updates.

As of the month of October of 2014, this game is very much enjoyable. Looking forward to further content updates!
Posted: October 8
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
40.5 hrs on record
I am having alot of fun with this game. They are good at making updates and i like the fact that you can not hack it so easily like the last dungeon defenders. the playverse can be slow at times but its not a big issue. all in all its a fun game to just play.
Posted: October 8
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
I bought this game years ago on my xbox 360. (The original game) I thought it was a fantastic game. This game saves you a lot of money. You get all the dlc from the original game which is amazing (obviously). They are adding new features into the game all of the time so if you have ever loved the dungeon defenders games then you will like this. Forget about all the negative reviews. Most of the things people have been complaining about have already been fixed. :D
Posted: October 10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
42.3 hrs on record
Well it sorta got me to play Dungeon Defenders again. Luckily survival is tiring here (not divided into waves, so you can't really take breaks; also don't see any pause option anywhere) since you have to sit straight for an hour, so hopefully I won't nolife as hard as I did with the regular DD (those ~700 hours happened in the first two, perhaps three months after release... yes, it was that bad). Still, it's entertaining and occasionally makes me go "AH SHINY!" which is what I want from such a game.

Regarding the "but you're paying twice for the same game" - well, quite a few things changed (some for worse, sadly, like the inventory UI), some new got added... and it was cheap, so whatever. :3
Posted: September 27
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
While much of this game is the same as the first, there are a significant number of differences for me that make it worth getting, not the least of which is the level of Dev attention it is getting, which has fixed a number of starting problems, including many with the Summoner class (which stuck out for me as it is my class of choice).

The inclusion of most of the DLC content (the holiday packs and such don't seem to have made it) is something that stands out for me, especially given the price. This also means most new players will likely go for the DDE over DD1 (dungeon defenders eternity/one). New levels have been made and more to come, including one in the campaign (so far, I have not made it too far as I have been enjoying the social aspect, and testing out the classes), pets now come from eggs that hatch simply by having them on your person and you never know what you will get.

Also, gear now appears on your person in a physical way which is fun, especially when you get the full set of something. Mana is no longer the currency, coins are, which drop from creatures just like mana, and are used to upgrade your items. However you can no longer buy weapons or pets from the barkeep (as of yet). There IS an ingame cash shop, but the only thing in it is emotes for your characters at a dollar each. Dyes are also available now with the barkeep, as well as a new crafting system.

For crafting, recipes drop from mobs, and materials seem to only drop from chests (though I could easily be wrong, i tend to get caught up in the action). You can choose to join your own private tavern, or a public one with other people milling about. There are even more new features that I could mention but I am sure you could find more complete lists out there.

IN CONCLUSION:

I find this game to be quite a bit more fun than the original right now given it is easier to join people of my own level, there is more details on the games I am joining, I can host private if I really want to and only invite my own friends, and it has stopped me being booted out for not having that one awesome piece of gear or whatever other reason people saw fit.

The only downside I saw, no offline play, which I do hope comes later, but I understand why not if it doesn't.
Posted: September 27
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
29.4 hrs on record
Just enough new bells and whistles to make me want to play through it again.
Posted: September 29
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
84.2 hrs on record
At first the game had quite a few bugs and missing content not mentioned on the store page. Since then the developers have continually updated the game with more content and revised a lot of things that bugged the community. Overall it adds more features compared to the original which blend in nicely and add to the overall gameplay.

My only complaint now is that there is still content from DD1 that is missing, but they are patching that (along with new conent) in over time.
Posted: September 30
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
402.1 hrs on record
It's still technically early access but with regular free content updates it's now in a state that I'd recommend it.

The new content is really good and very enjoyable, amulets and Embermount Volcano especially.

It's got a long way to go but it certainly has the potential to be everything it claims, it just needs time and support.
Posted: October 3
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
All the fun of good old Dungeon Defenders with all the privacy of your local public bath house!
Posted: October 9
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
I Aprove everything and everybody should buy it. The end
Posted: October 12
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
317.7 hrs on record
What is there to say about DDE? If you love character customization and by that i mean choose everything from whether you want to fight or let your towers kick ♥♥♥ to making your fat cat with a propeller bright pink just cause it makes you look like a badass.

Dungeon Defenders combines Tower Defense and 3rd person combat in a sexy way! I could tell you everything epic about DD but it's better you find out for yourself. They have regular updates that are persuaded by you, yes you choose what you want to happen on DDE and they make it happen. People wanted private taverns and the developers made it, people wanted Nightmare mode released but more of a challenge and the developers made it. People now want DDE to create their Hardcore mode WITHOUT perma-death and the developers have listened and are in the process of making that happen.

Enough said, now buy it!
Posted: October 2
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
145.1 hrs on record
Don't listen to the reviews posted the day the game came out. They have fixed almost every problem in those reviews. The game is really fun now and there's a lot more things to do. Nightmare mode and hardcore mode is out and a crap ton of other things. The game is great.
Posted: October 4
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
149.0 hrs on record
As A Huge Fan Of The Base Game Dungeon Defenders This Game Is Really Fun, Theres Just One Issue, The Servers On This Game Sucks, Other Than That It Is A Great Game.
Posted: October 5
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
After the little troublesome start you guys got it up and running, which is splendid. Great upgrade to the first game, a lot of new game elements and and overall better look to the game. I salute you Trendy. Totally worth it!
Posted: October 5
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
cant seem to find out y it wont work. men i know this was gonana hepped this game and Terraria wont work :c sigh. wish steam word fix this some how i cant.
Posted: October 5
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
To be honest, I really like this game! Those may be offended who bought the first one, because it IS the first one, with some more improvements. I don't have the first one, but I think it worth every cents I spent on this game. Right now I am a level 31 with the Warrior.
Posted: October 23
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
41.0 hrs on record
It's a great game, super fun to play, and it is always being worked on!
Posted: October 23
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