Rescue the Christmas trees from swarms of ravenous insects.
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Positive (8 reviews) - 87% of the 8 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 9, 2015

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About This Game

Winter is hibernation time for insects, but not in our garden! It will be hot here again this winter, and beetles are launching a full-scale offensive against the Christmas trees – on Christmas Eve! All garden dwellers are ready for the defense, and it is up to you to get into the thick of the battle and head the "Green Resistance". Earn new bonuses and win trophies as you help the plants stop the beetles from taking revenge for their recent defeat in Garden Rescue: Christmas Edition!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 1000 Mhz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Simple and very fun TD game.

I've played most of the TD games on Steam and I won't claim that this is the best. But when you factor in the price it provides a lot of bang for the buck.

I also find it enjoyable to relax with a very simple game once and I while. Nothing complicated here just pure strategy. There are three difficulty levels (I play at the middle one and aim for three stars) so there should be a challange for most players.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Same fun as the original version, Only replaced with Christmas themed items and maps. I'm unsure if they're new maps or the same redone. Either way they're basically new to me. Since i've forgotten the many map layouts. Cheap price, Highly recommend if you enjoy basic tower defense games.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Pretty awesome game for the price. It does not have alot of depth but you can certainly find a challenge here. If you prefer a more casual game, you can always play on easy mode. For 4 dollars you cannot beat this.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
It's Garden Rescue with Christmas graphics, new maps, a few new bonuses, and some minor UI improvements. I'm not sure if it's actually easier than Garden Rescue, or if I've just gotten better at playing. Overall I found it challenging on higher levels, but not frustrating.

It's a pretty basic tower defense game, so people with more experience in the genre might not enjoy it as much, but it's cute and fairly priced.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
Fun Game for this price :) No problems playing it , its very slightly different to Garden Rescue,
enemies can drop extra coins which is helpful.
Just a fun TD :)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Typical tower defense game (load of crap).

Around the 3rd or 4th map, the last wave had a single enemy with massive amounts of armor, that prevented it from receiving very much damage. Thus, it simply goes for a Sunday stroll right to the target and, instead of picking it up and going back through all of the towers again, it eats its target and you get defeated.

And if you do get past this part of the game, eventually you will get to a map that has no room for any more than 4 towers that when attacking, will be able to actually reach the target enemy. Upgrading them would help, howeveer you NEVER have enough money to actually do so. Also, you need twooers for ground and air, so that makes it two towers each, unless you try to use the tower that is supposed to hit land and air target, but again, you never have enough money to but this!

Game developers are totally clueless these days. Why bother making a game with difficulty levels, if the easy level is so hard that you lose casual players. You may as well just have hard mode and label it as such for HARD CORE PALYERS ONLY, that way the casual players will not waste time and more importantly money!

If you really must buy this crap, ensure you check out the youtube videos on how to complete the levels. Showing such tactics as selling towers to make money and room for different types of towers, only to sell these to go back to the original type of towers. If you have to resort to this type of tactic when playing in easy mode, then the game is just pathetic.

So, as for me, the developers can stick this stupid game up their rear end sideways!

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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Haiku Review ~♪

Lo, garden menace: /
Prepare for Darwin's lecture /
Face the wrath of plants!

Quite the solid and challenging Tower Defense. It manages to stay true to the quintessential roots of the genre. Do not expect any groundbreaking twists.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8

Ah, just the sight of the ol' Christmas corn really gets the holiday spirit bubbling up inside. Yet it's never that easy, our lot of trees are besieged by evil bugs who've declared war on Christmas in worse way than saying 'Happy Holidays' or less festive paper cups.

As a bland uninspired tower defense game that fails to properly tie in it's thin holiday reskin. Random candy canes and hats don't make up for the poor mechanics and weak tower design.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
Save the Trees.
Tower Defense game that is light, easy and runs well.
Plays EXACTLY like you would expect from this style of game.
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35.9 hrs
Posted: October 18
I play lots of TD, and I like hunting achievements to 100%.

Garden rescue is a good but not great tower defense. Without looking at the pricetag and can't remember how it got in my library I'd say its worth $5-$10 (but everyone's wallet is different). The levels are very nicely balanced on harder difficulties but failures can be rage inducing since rounds are slow and the differences between 2 and 3 stars earned is miniscule.

* No keyboard shortcuts. (Pfff. is this a PC-game or what?)
* The speed up button is not doing enough.
* Tower Upgrades/routes are lackluster at best. No meta-upgrades or meta-game at all.

* The powerup system works well, and it's almost a puzzle game more than anything else in how to use/abuse items so you can use your money on the "income-towers" as early as possible.
* Nothing is left up to chance. Every round is identical down to the last pixel. Often there some elements of chance in tower defense, When you get that last monsters last 3 hp seemingly by luck just before it exits tower range? Here it can always be reproduced - and it's very satisfying to find "the perfect build" for the first few rounds. (Not that I think RNG is bad for TD's generally but the fixed numbers works very well for this game.)
* Very challenging (on hard and sometimes for 3 stars on normal).
* I think the length of the game was just right as well - more and it would have gotten obnoxious.

Achievements however can all be taken on easiest setting, so no thrill there.
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2.3 hrs
Posted: September 8
A cute but difficult tower defense game with a christmas theme. It looks and feels like the mobile port it is. You don't place towers, you drag them into position. The maps are designed with a lot of micro-management involved, simply placing towers isn't enough, you may need to sell them to get money, which then allows you to place another tower elsewhere. You need to time the placement, upgrading, and selling of towers, with the amount of resources you have to ensure you have enough free resources to place the exact tower you need to beat/finish off that particular wave. (It's actually simpler than I'm making it sound here.)
What is tricky is the timing, which you only achieve through experience. Your defences might have held against the previous wave, but even just upgrading what you have might not beat the new one. You might have to sell some towers and/or exchange them with others depending on the wave.

Overall, I didn't particularly enjoy the micro-management and found it frustrating to get a long way into a level, only to lose because I messed up the timing or placement of a single tower. However, the graphics, sound, and gameplay were solid and it's very cheap. If you like micro-management and time management, then the game might appeal to you, but check out the gameplay on youtube first!
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0.5 hrs
Posted: March 12
Go play a browser game.
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38.6 hrs
Posted: January 18
More standard TD. Same game with different skin and a cactus tower. Fun for awhile. Borderline tedious but was just enjoyable enough to complete and get all the achievements.

If you are playing on the hardest difficulty you will need to use your items strategically as well as manage your spending to get all three stars. I didn't bother trying the lesser difficulties after the second level.
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