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 (1,584 reviews) - 53% of the 1,584 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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Overall:
Mixed (1,584 reviews)
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The Drifter™
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Was kinda disappointed that this was a stand-alone remake, rather than really adding anything new, nor did it port over your old characters so that was a big restart.

If you haven't played Dungeon Defenders or don't mind starting new with more polished graphics and some extra missions, I'd suggest grabbing this, but only on sale.
If you already own the original, I'd save the money and just skip to DDII.
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Xilo The Odd
( 70.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
more of a buisness practice complaint than anything against the game itself.

just let it be known the developers behind this title basically wanted to shut down wild card studios, developers behind ark, for very petty reasons. dont believe me? read up on Kotaku about Trendy Sueing Wildcard studios.

as a result of such a silly legal case, i may never buy from trendy again. grow the hell up.
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steveyos
( 29.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Do you recommend this game?
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dbrad154
( 208.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Great game...
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Wiz0ut
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Bad game. The original is the best. You know what these hours are from? Trying to launch the game. I spent almost ten hours trying to play it, then realized: It's not even good. Don't buy this, it's not worth your time. Go buy the original.
When I was able to launch it, there were too many graphics glitches to see, and it crashed roughly 5 times in 30 minutes.
Once again, it's a waste.
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logical
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
I think this game being on Alpha too long. You would think they have sorted it out by now.

http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2016/03/23/game-studios-enter-legal-battle-over-the-making-of-ark-survival-evolved
I am going to boycott this company.
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Mordius
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
Decent game ruined by a bad studio. Would not recommend.
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Futureborn
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
So this game. I was very excited when it came out, with all of the features that it advertised. Then I started it up, and realized something. They removed local co-op. THEY REMOVED LOCAL CO-OP. The best feature of the first game, and this was supposedly a remake that made every feature better. My brothers were so excited when they heard about the game, and now, they are just upset.
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Shawn
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
Just buy the first one
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dune dune
( 1,092.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 2
Best RPG Strategy Game I've ever played
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Ðea†hme†aL
( 49.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
The real difference between DD:E and DD1 is the security, I was able to hack and mod weapons in DD1, but in DD:E I can't because it is strictly online, in DD1 you can play offline.

There are some added features and balances, but not enough to say it's a different game, the developers just wanted to make sure people can't hack and mod.

DD1 and DD:E are fun tower defense/RPG level up games.
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I <3 the Biebs
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
Never wrote a review before but they took out local co op with controllers, can't play with friends unless there is like 2 accounts on 2 different machines. All the things that made Dungeon Defenders 1 great are not in this game. Horrible, bought it to support trendy, but this game is so horrible, no split screen no support, just bad
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DarK KnighT
( 32.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
have some problems but there are minimal , if we examine general its good
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LuthrinAkaster
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 12
I suck at writing reviews. This game sucks at being good. That about sums it up.
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7hawk77
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 11
They made it look nicer, also making it way worse than the original.
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JTE
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 10
A pointless money grab with no intention to follow through. This was like, an engine test for Dungeon Defenders 2.
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SteadFastLee
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
Taverns and lobbies are ♥♥♥♥ed over.
Everything was ner... I mean balanced to ♥♥♥♥.
Play the original with all the DLC as it functions properly.

No, just no.
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FreckledTerror97
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 28, 2015
Great game, 10 out 10. Play with friends for a better experience.
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41149512 11913
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 24, 2015
Waste of time and money
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Bad game. The original is the best. You know what these hours are from? Trying to launch the game. I spent almost ten hours trying to play it, then realized: It's not even good. Don't buy this, it's not worth your time. Go buy the original.
When I was able to launch it, there were too many graphics glitches to see, and it crashed roughly 5 times in 30 minutes.
Once again, it's a waste.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Decent game ruined by a bad studio. Would not recommend.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
They made it look nicer, also making it way worse than the original.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Never wrote a review before but they took out local co op with controllers, can't play with friends unless there is like 2 accounts on 2 different machines. All the things that made Dungeon Defenders 1 great are not in this game. Horrible, bought it to support trendy, but this game is so horrible, no split screen no support, just bad
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
So this game. I was very excited when it came out, with all of the features that it advertised. Then I started it up, and realized something. They removed local co-op. THEY REMOVED LOCAL CO-OP. The best feature of the first game, and this was supposedly a remake that made every feature better. My brothers were so excited when they heard about the game, and now, they are just upset.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
I think this game being on Alpha too long. You would think they have sorted it out by now.

http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2016/03/23/game-studios-enter-legal-battle-over-the-making-of-ark-survival-evolved
I am going to boycott this company.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Just buy the first one
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
I suck at writing reviews. This game sucks at being good. That about sums it up.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
I do not recommend buying because the game was abandoned.

This was intended as an udated version of Dungeon Defenders with all dlc in and some new stuff. There are new maps, and they're cool, and there are some balance changes. Originally the interface was absolutely horrid, forcing the player to redownload the entire game on every update. That interface was removed when the game was abandoned.

It's probably a solid game but the interface and then the dev's just giving up on it ♥♥♥♥♥♥ me off.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
Really amazing piece of kit. Great game to play, really fun. Great sense of progression, lots of customization options for gear.

Unfortunately, it'd seem I've purchased a multiplayer game that lacks multiplayer capabilities, or they've hidden it well enough that I can't find it. Good job you guys!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
game is ok but its dead, developers practically abandoned it already
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
A pointless money grab with no intention to follow through. This was like, an engine test for Dungeon Defenders 2.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Taverns and lobbies are ♥♥♥♥ed over.
Everything was ner... I mean balanced to ♥♥♥♥.
Play the original with all the DLC as it functions properly.

No, just no.
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450 of 506 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
228.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
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. (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'.

Screenshots of fresh farmed armor sets: #1, #2, #3, #4

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 CU#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
December 9th - added screenshots of fresh farmed NM gear
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223 of 251 people (89%) 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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186 of 218 people (85%) 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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92 of 103 people (89%) 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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83 of 92 people (90%) 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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82 of 93 people (88%) 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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1,496 of 2,178 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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