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 (1,359 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
14 of 16 people (88%) 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 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: #1, #2, #3

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
Posted: October 6
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
198.0 hrs on record
Less features than the previous game.
This "definite" edition is totally broken. Even months after (not early access!) release there are bugs which worked within the first Dungeon Defenders.

Even 2 months after release the Crystalline Dimension (THE boss stage) is broken.
Lots of frustration.
Posted: October 21
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Wow, this game is terribly dissapointing!
The promos all look very good, right? New features, new interface, all the DLC character packs, new levels, etc.
But oh boy is that ever not what you get.
There are some improvements, definately, and it is nice to have a version of the game that runs stably on Mac (original DD has lots of unresolved crash bugs on Mac). I like the new money system (gold coins instead of mana points), and new types of equipment (like talismans which give you special abilities), and I like how they've done the pets (they start in eggs now! You don't know what it will be until it hatches!), but the overall experience of the gameplay is miserable. It is very laggy and the controls are poorly responsive. Enemies attack while stunned, which makes short ranged attacks pretty much worthless. You can't play through the campaign be progresing through levels in a story-like format, you have to return to the tavern after each level. Final waves don't sell junk automatically, so if you want the points for it you have to collect it all and sell it back manually, which is a real nuisance.

Dungeon Defenders (the original) is an exceptional game, and as this one is basicaly a redesign of that, it is a fairly good game as well. But I will be sticking with the original. I just wish I could have the improvements of DDEternity with the smooth controls and gameplay of classic DD.
Posted: September 28
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
366.6 hrs on record
Bugs, glitches, etc. etc. etc. I was hoping another patch would fix the current issues but every patch just seems to add more and the latency, oh god.... I stayed true to the game as long as I could bare being a fan of the original but I can do it no more. I strongly recommend waiting on DD2. Maybe Trendy will can come back like Firefly did with Stronghold Crusader 2 after a flop, which DDE is. I won't kick it anymore but if you get this game, just remember, I warned you.
Posted: October 4
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
267.6 hrs on record
If you own Dungeon Defenders and all the x-pacs there is no need to buy this. In its current state it is more of a Beta than anything so don't come expecting it to have everything in it that is advertised. That being said I still enjoy and I do own DD1. DDE has a long road ahead of it and I can only hope it gets better.
Posted: September 24
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
This game is broken and will not even launch on other operating systems. The developers are incompetent and clearly lack som fundamental system skills.

To finally "fix" the game they took a messy and half-broken work-around, in the form of a script (made by the community), and put it as a launch option in Steam. This took them months to do and it would have taken me about 10 minutes. They did this instead of building the game correctly.

Incompetens and stupidity. The worst part is that litterally every other cross-platform developer on Steam could do it better and that should not be the case.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
153.3 hrs on record
I will say this might become a great game one day, however after even after 2 major patch updates, the game is still at best a beta. The game was advertised as "Dungeon Defenders Eternity is the definitive version of the hit tower defense action RPG! " yet it still isn't even close, the game is incomplete with tons of missing content, I personally got over that and tried to treat the game as an alpha, but still even after 2 major patches we are still far from a complete game.. even with a very small player base the servers contantly lagging. I guess you could play offline but I prefer to interact with other players. While I logged many hours and did have fun, I find myself more fustrated than having fun now. I couldn't recommend this game to anyone, I am uninstalling it for now and possibly giving the game a shot when the community (not trendy) can tell me the game is completed and fixed and the enormous lag problems are cleared up.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
If you are a Linux user, don't buy this, it doesn't even start.
Posted: September 28
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
get the original, or wait for the sequel. do no buy this mobile port garbage.


Linux users especially be aware, the game port is pretty much unplayable.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
74.4 hrs on record
Lots of negative reviews, so here is a positive one. I have 100s of hours into the original DD and all of the DLC. DD is one of my favorite Co-Op games.

PROS: DD Eternity is a nice refresh of the original. I felt it had enough new stuff to offer to feel like a fairly fresh experience. It's still the same game for the most part, but has a bit of a facelift. There are a few new boards, tons of new gear, more gear sets, and special items that boost loot quality, stats and other things. There is also a lot of new character cusomization. I really like that all of the characters no longer look identical. The biggest pro is they are continuing to update and add to the game, giving you more to look forward to. Also, the issue with taverns not being private is fixed.

CONS: IT's the same game. If you are looking for an ALL new experience, you won't get that here. The game is very Internet-reliant. if you have a poor connection, you will have issues. The updates take a long time to download and apply. The balance is a smidge off (The first few waves are easy, then oh-my-gosh!) I'm not crazy about the Playverse interface, I much prefer Steam (though they are adding some Steam integration) Most of the issues I have are minor quibbles.

If you enjoyed DD and haven't played in awhile, you will enjoy this game.
Posted: September 23
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
70.0 hrs on record
Similaire a la version sortie originale DDE nous revient avec quelques changements bien attendu coome une difficulté balancée ansi qu' une amélioration du loot. Le meilleur tower defense en attendant la suite :)
Posted: September 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
62.5 hrs on record
Dungeon Defenders Eternity is basically a repackaging of the original Dungeon Defenders. They cleaned it up, balanced it, added visually appealing armor, heaps more armor sets(besides the leather, chain, plate and pristine that they used to have), and cleaned up the multiplayer to further prevent hacking or save editing. This game is worth the money, because it packages the best dlc and challenge maps together in one game so you don't have to download every dlc or shift through forums to find which are the best ones, all while offering itself to you for a lowered price. A lot of people complain about the game, but that is just them looking for some attention; People who complain about getting a more cleaned up version of a great game for 4 dollars.

Posted: September 25
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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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