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 (1,370 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 22, 2014

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October 30

Content Update 3 Released

Note: We believe we have made major improvements to the lag in this patch. Please let us know how these fixes are working for you in the comments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2FayLRz5zs&list=UU6rak1lOnwEAvajI5QY65nQ

New Features & Content

  • Nightmare Survival is now available on all non-Halloween Campaign and Bonus Maps.
  • Nightmare now has new Ethereal enemies who are immune to physical damage.
  • New Map: Omenak. Featuring: A new enemy, the Siege Mech, and a new boss, the Flying Goblin Mech!
  • Halloween has returned to Dungeon Defenders with three Halloween maps:
    • Spooky Ramparts
    • Eerie Endless Spires
    • Creepy Buccaneer's Bay
    • Complete each one for special rewards!
  • 3 DD1 Pets return: The Djinnlet, the Monkey, & the Goblin Cupid
  • Improved Item Comparison Overlay that displays stats in three categories: Primary stats (resistances and weapon), Hero stats, and Tower stats
  • All maps have had a major post-processing pass. (Look! No more Vaseline.)
  • The Djinn and Dark Elf Archer have an all-new look!

Balance Changes
  • Bosses now take 50% reduced damage and have had their hit points reduced by half.
  • All build timers on every map now start at 120 seconds.
  • Barbarian Lightning Stance: The enemy stun buff duration now scales from 1.5 seconds to 8 seconds.

Bug Fixes
  • More lag fixes. Let us know how it plays now!
  • The 'Report Bug' button is now hidden in Offline Mode.
  • Fixed pathing issues on Karathiki Jungle.
  • Fixed a terrain display issue in Alchemical Laboratory.
  • Fixed achievements not properly being rewarded.
  • Enemies on the boss wave of Embermount Volcano no longer drop loot.
  • The portals in Portal Defense now have an icon that correctly teleports with the portal.
  • Square graphical glitches no longer show up when placing towers near the spawners on Deeper Well.
  • The water volumes during the Aquanos boss fight now turn off when the boss dies, canceling the debuff.
  • Skins now properly apply towards the Puttin on the Ritz achievement.

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October 27

Content Update 3 Preview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2FayLRz5zs

Greetings Defenders,

Content Update 3 is upon us! Here's what's coming in this month's update:

Nightmare Survival

Bring your best loot if you wish to survive. Face off against harder Nightmare Elite enemies and discover even better loot rewards. As an added touch for Nightmare: Some enemies now spawn with Physical Damage Immunity!

Halloween Updates

Buccaneer's Bay has been given a scary makeover, and we’re also bringing back the Halloween themes for The Ramparts and Endless Spires. Look out for some ghoulish new items only found on these maps!

New Map: Omenak

Cower under the Gothic architecture in the new map, Omenak. Run in fear from the new enemies, the Siege Mech and the Flying Goblin Mech boss!

And More!

Content Update 3 also brings item comparison changes, lag solutions, three pets (the Djiin, the Monkey and the Goblin Cupid) and more!

When can you play Content Update 3? Stay tuned for more information!

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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:
    • 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

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
89 of 106 people (84%) found this review helpful
217.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
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
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
90.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
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!!
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
190.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
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.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
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.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
246.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
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!
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
402.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
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.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
145.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
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.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
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!
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
All the fun of good old Dungeon Defenders with all the privacy of your local public bath house!
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
127.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Most of the cons that the others have listed, have been added to the game. There is an offline mode, private taverns, cards, and steam achievments. Everything you have asked for has been added. About the online item storage, it prevents people from duplicating items/hacking items so you should be happy that has been fixed.

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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I have only played a small amount of this game compared to the 300+ hours I put into the original game but still easy to compare the two. I would recommend this game to anyone who doesn’t own the first one. The first question I asked when playing this game is it better than the original, I would say no it is not. They made some good improvements to the game but they left out of the things I liked about the old. The graphics are better and the game itself seems to run fairly smooth. I do like the fact that they made changes to the currency which a lot better than the mana crap from the first game. I'm still up in the air about the gear changes, while it’s nice to have my character appearance change with the gear, about 50% of the time gear looks really stupid when you have it all on. I wish they would just let me toggle the gear appearance on or off like other games instead of making buy items to make them invisible. I have never been a fan of having to connect online all the time to play a game. When it works it’s not a problem but I get a lot of random lag spikes in this game even when doing a private session, which I would never see in the first when hosting my own game. The whole time I play this game it makes me just want to go back and play the original, I want to like this game as much as the other one but just not as good. While this game does feel less slapped together as it did when it was released it still missing something, not sure what that is. Even with the problems I have with this game it still can be really fun, if you have never played the original this is a good game to get into the franchise.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
334.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
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!
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
149.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
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.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
The game is a really good deal, getting all the DLC (with the exception of the holiday maps, not the characters from them) and some new content. A lot of people complained about bugs from the launch version of DDE, but the bugs have been fixed. The only bad thing I could say about it is the character creation system was changed, and I think they should bring back the original.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
I Aprove everything and everybody should buy it. The end
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
has only properly worked once, other than that i cant connect to online taverns unless i play in a private one. since this game doesnt even really work and its been out for a while i do not recommend it. Also the user interface for the menus is worse than the original dungeon defenders why couldn't they just leave it the way it was atleast that one worked.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Like Dungeon Defenders? Like in-app purchases? Like reduced content? This game is for you!
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
It's a great game, super fun to play, and it is always being worked on!
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