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 (1,594 reviews) - 52% of the 1,594 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.
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mixed (1,594 reviews)
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DasOdom
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
it sux ♥♥♥♥
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Boodaflow
156.9 hrs
Posted: August 4
Dungeon Defender 1 with a shiny new word "eternity" after it.
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mysticalyale
19.8 hrs
Posted: August 2
Played the orignal dungeon defenders and really enjoyed it, but this version feels way "too balenced".
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Blathrs
14.1 hrs
Posted: July 23
I dont recommend this game because noone actually plays it I have a few other reasons but if theres a team game with no team you already know whats going to happen.
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thez2224
19.0 hrs
Posted: July 22
I cant even open the game
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Rayneko
18.7 hrs
Posted: July 18
It's actually Dungeon Defenders with all the DLC and in a ****** overlay (but seriously, I don't like it).
It's better to get the original game with all the DLC.
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ShapeShifterZX
17.4 hrs
Posted: July 11
For the horde ETERNITY EDITION ZUG ZUG X9000
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[FragSoc] Carnage
166.1 hrs
Posted: July 10
Honestly, lost interest in this game when they broke it with a total "re balance". The original was much better; should have just sorted out the issues with high level gear not generating correctly and solved the item hacking problem instead of trying to make the same game all over again. . .
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legacy? DéRiksus | kickback.com
2.0 hrs
Posted: June 26
Loved Dungeon Defenders 1, hated Dungeon Defenders 2 and now also hate Dungeon Defenders Eternity. Still going to play Dungeon Defenders 1 though :P The UI in this game is just not right, some features are missing from the original game, no one plays this game and the multiplayer is dead. I like the new features for showing better loot, but that is about it. Also this game features microtransactions in form of cosmetics while the original game only has paid DLC. I must say that the new visible armor looks nice and has a nice touch to the game.

Pros:
  • Visible Armor
  • Better Loot Sorting
  • No Hacked Gear
  • Crafting Gear
  • Same graphics as the original game

Cons:
  • Worse UI
  • Multiplayer Dead
  • Microtransactions
  • No Private Shops?
  • Long join time, even for private sessions
  • Now introducing coins instead of mana as currency

So overall a negative experience.
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GamerDB5
79.3 hrs
Posted: June 10
I love this game with a pasion I bought it when it very first came out and i really love the grind on this game. I have always been a dd fan and I played dd2 and with in the first minute or even gameplay I saw I knew I would hate the gam and I do so I came back to play this game it is very fun!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
484 of 543 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
300.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Important Note
The final decision to not recommended Eternity reflects my personal experience about the original Dungeon Defenders and my personal preference of gaming.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

I hope this review was more helpful and informative than others.
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235 of 266 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2015
Devs just gave out free Dungeon Defenders Collection gifts to all people who own Dungeon Defenders Eternity. This means the devs are abandoning support for this game and want you to go back to Dungeon Defenders 1.

If you want Dungeon Defenders, get the first game instead. DDE was a failed attempt to re-release DD1 with some upgrades.
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197 of 234 people (84%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
402.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2015
It's mindblowing that people still buy this game.

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



DO NOT BUY.

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

Game is complete ♥♥♥♥ and so bad that they gave everyone who bought it a complete edition of DD1.
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97 of 110 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2015
Sounds like as of this week, the developer is giving up on Eternity, pushing a few more updates to the original game, and then leaving it in the hands of the players to work on. Seems the community moved back to the original anyway for the most part, as Eternity was just a pointless rebuild of a game that was fine to begin with. If you're going to play, I'd bet on the original game being the one with staying power. Don't invest in this one.

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

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

Yes, it does seem like Eternity has more content overall. Maybe someday someone can port some of it down to the original. Until then, it seems like people are willing to live without it. I just checked the player counts right now. The original has 825 and Eternity has 53. It will only become more lopsided in the future.
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86 of 98 people (88%) 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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83 of 96 people (86%) 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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1,497 of 2,180 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
((Instead of reading my rant, just head over to this amazing guide http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=290092757http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=290092757 to see a good comparison of DD1 and this.))

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

Don't buy or you'll regret it.

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

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

More editsv2: Private games are in, just from a few minutes into it, I'm already displeased, what with a huge latency issue in the game, makes it dramatically worse when you're just moving around, and then suddenly get shoved back half a second later. They seem crazy about keeping the game "secure", but at woof cost? Though the new equipment system is fun to play around with, but I had trouble paying attention to it, what with hundreds of other new things going on, it's just too much too quickly. Still siding with DD1 over this currently.
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1,861 of 2,733 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
This game is absolute garbage, its an insult and offensive. Its a mobile version of Dungeon Defenders that is ported to pc. It should have a disclaimer on the page saying so, but instead it misleads with info about new features, but doesnt tell you what it really is. . . a mobile app. It also has a cash shop, which just pisses me off even more. I own the original and a bit of the dlc, and i never minded most of the dlc or prices on it, but this is misleading and offensive. TERRIBLE play by trendy.
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680 of 990 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2014
Time to review this with a Pros and Cons list...

CONS:

1. Public Tavern = People everywhere whining and asking things like, "How do you play?" and "Why does this game suck so much?" And there is always a hoard around the forge and tavern-keep that makes walking around hard.

2. Requires constant internet connection = All file are on their servers, not your computer. This means if your internet goes out, you can't do a thing. And it means long wait screens while it downloads the map you just tried to enter. If you have slow internet or frequent outages, this game is not for you.

3. Summoner = The Summoner no longer uses his own pool of Defense Unit points (Minion Units). Instead, he draws from the same DU as everyone else. This makes him a character that is now a builder like any other except that he can't attack. Two pets doesn't really make up for this and minions are not good at being the only thing on the field. He is most pointless now that he costs other builders their points.

4. Costumes = Completely pointless. Armor is visible and that cannot be turned off. So what you look like under all the cool little helmets and masks and shields seems almost pointless by the end of even the first level.

5. Eternia Crystals = The crystal is now no longer customizable. Only look it has is the default look. Sad. Really, really sad.

6. In Game Store = Yes, there is a store in the game that costs real money. Yes, it is just for cosmetic items when you are playing on Steam. Yes, it still stinks. In-game stores that use real money on a game you already paid real money to buy is dumb. It's tied on annoying level with Release-Day DLCs for me. I already gave you money to buy the game and now it's "Oh, wait, you wanted the entire game? That'll be an extra $20."

7. Perma-Death = Perma-Death in Hardcore??? Why? Just why? Never playing that mode.

8. Two friend systems = o.O If you play on Steam, please note that there are two social systems in the game: Steam and Playverse. This gets confusing fast... "Wait, I just added that person, how do I have a friend request from them. Oh, this is Steam that is Playverse." "Why aren't they showing up in my friends or this group?..." Etc.

9. Tooltips = There are none. Happy button-guessing folks!

10. Tutorial = My sister had not a clue what to do as a first time player and I had to show her everything. A tutorial to do that would have been really nice...

11. No Split-screen = I used this all the time on the old game and I have actually already missed it. Please patch it in.

12. Box System = They made it worse. I didn't know that was even possible. It's like an apps touchsreen now with a bad PC overlay on it.

PROS:

1. Single or Multiplayer Missions = I can play with random people or just my friends. A welcome early patch that was really, really needed. Works great now.

2. Visible Armor = This is awesome. Sure, for most of the game you will look like you covered yourself in hotglue and rolled around in a junkyard... But once you hit max and get a real set of armor that all matches: You will look awesome.

3. Dyes = They now sell dyes of different colors at the Tavern-keep's place. And most items have 5 to 6 dye slots for colors on it you can change. Yes, for people who like micromanaging every little detail of your character (aka: people like me), this is awesome. They are low in price so you can change colors a lot. :)

4. Pet hatching = You get eggs and weight for them to hatch as you run around and do things. AKA: Pokemon eggs. It is actually quite fun to see what will pop out of each egg. Awesome system.

5. Coins = MANA IS NO LONGER MONEY!!! You no longer have to try and use Mana for everything and worry about lost Mana all over the map. Gold coins enemies drop last longer than Mana and you don't have to feel bad burning through thousands of Mana a battle in the later stages with you skills.

6. All DLCs built in = ...need I even say why this is nice and awesome?

7. Dashing = You can dash! ...four times... ...than your meter needs to recharge over-time...

8. Two weapon slots = Switch out to a different weapon quickly when they are resistant to your main one. Very, very nice.

9. Graphics = Slow to load, but once they do, they are awesome!

10. Fun = The first Dungeon Defender was fun, this one is fun. They are the same game though.

11. Co-Op Awesomeness = Grab a few friends and go to town. Just plain more fun with more friends.

12. Loot system = Fewer drops of better quality? Individual loot? Both very nice.

OVERALL:

This really just seems to be you paying money to help them test PlayVerse...

Not seeing enough new content here to warrant a re-release of the same game. I guess the balancing issues and hacking are reasons they are saying that this came out, but I see no real reason to buy this if you own the original with all DLCs. Dungeon Defenders (Original version) was and is a great game... Stick to it if you own it. Though if you don't own it, this might be a great one to pick up.

Only reason I like this game over the original? You can put shiny armor on and dye it a bunch of different ways.
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63 of 77 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2015
What was originally a somewhat iffy re-release of Dungeon Defenders, with some added content and some missing content, is now plain dead in the water. DDE will never get the missing content from DD1, DD1 will never get the new content or DESPERATELY needed rebalances from DDE. Now pretty much all that's left is to wait for DD2 and hope they don't manage to completely ♥♥♥♥ it up a third time.
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