In HERO DEFENSE, you must defeat Count Necrosis, the world’s most powerful vampire. A team of slayers must impale, slash, tear and burn through legions of undead hell-bent on world domination.
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Mostly Positive (58 reviews) - 70% of the 58 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: May 31, 2016

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July 26

Heroic Strike

Today, a Heroic update strikes!

For those of you wondering what else is on the horizon, there isn't long to wait.

Here's a rundown of today's main changes:

  • Multiplayer: We've added the Heroic Strike rune!
  • Bug Fix: Heroic Strike works as intended across all game modes

Those of you with a keen eye for detail can digest the full Patch Notes in the usual place.

/Happy Tuesday

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July 19

Update 1.2.4

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

We’ve prepared another update for you guys today with improvements for multiplayer. Here’s an overview of the main changes:

  • Various Campaign and Multiplayer Bug Fixes
  • New difficulty levels added to Multiplayer
  • Multiplayer: losing a creep to the barricade = game over!

The adjustment to the barricade in multiplayer will enable Rush Builds to emerge - giving you a greater scope of gameplay strategy.

Another quick reminder: if you haven’t yet left a HERO DEFENSE review on Steam, we would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to share your experiences!

More details on our plans for gamescom, Co-op and multiplayer will be announced shortly.

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“HERO DEFENSE is a very refreshing entry into the “Defense” genre, and one that I truly enjoyed.”
4.5/5 – Angry Centaur Gaming

“HERO DEFENSE это самый динамичный и нелинейный Tower Defense из числа тех, что я имел возможность попробовать.”
90% – Blast Games

“Für Fans des Gernes, aber auch für Neueinsteiger ist der Titel zu empfehlen”
80/100 – Game Contrast

About This Game

HERO DEFENSE challenges fans from MOBAs, RPGs and Tower Defense games to strategically manoeuvre their upgradeable heroes to destroy hordes of sinister creeps.

Take charge of five unique heroes that battle their way through various arenas to defeat Count Necrosis.

In order to destroy the world’s most powerful vampire, your team of slayers must impale, slash, tear and burn through legions of undead hell-bent on world domination.
Customize your heroes through a deep RPG layer featuring upgradeable weapons and rich character skill trees.

A long lasting multiplayer experience gives enthusiasts the possibility to dominate the worldwide ladder for loot and precious runes.

  • Liberate your island, assemble your team and enjoy hours of a narrated story
  • Replay procedurally generated enemies and endless mode challenges
  • Succeed over bosses that possess special abilities

  • Kill creeps fast to punish the enemy in an innovative mix of MOBA and Tower Defense
  • Battle other players in ranked or unranked matches
  • Defeat opponents with strategies or brute force to earn unique runes

  • Gather Achievements to show your friends your gaming prowess!
  • Save to the Cloud. Never lose your savegames and play on all your devices!
  • Trading Cards – Gather the set for HERO DEFENSE

  • Modify weapons by collecting and socketing powerful runes
  • Customize rune builds for devastating combos and skill-synergies
  • Build hero shrines to empower your characters during battle

  • Gain XP to access and level up each hero’s individual skill tree
  • Gather loot and equip spells that freeze, burn and poison the undead
  • Rebuild your town and unlock new buildings

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.8GHZ or Single Core 3.0GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows Vista and better
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.66GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Mostly Positive (58 reviews)
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( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
If you liked classical Tower & Hero Defences in warcraft 3 you will like this one.
The style is not outstanding but fitting.
Sadly no players online in PVP
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( 38.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Very Fun and have full control over your characters. What's cool is that your able to add this runes and level your characters up.
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( 45.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Hero defense haunted island is easy play game whit a lot of interesting mechanics. I realy like thah I can move my towers (heroes) and improve they abilities tnx to runes.

Campain of this game have interesting character development in the end (Campaign end when you defend Jack Father on insane difficulty in Castle map) .

After finishing the campaign you can play endless mode, PvP or co-op game (currently PvP and Co-op have straggle little bit whit lower player base but I think it will improve).

Over this game is nice way who you can spend free time.
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( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
The game is very good ... I wish I loved her development where to stay best game defense ..

Imaging which is excellent and the music is very impressive, the entire board in the second world does not want to get out of the game this gorgeous and spirited Shi.
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( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
bugs, very simple tower defense game (actually pretty lame), long lasting loading time, confusing game structur, regret buying this game
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( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
It is a hallow version of a few games like it in this genre, Last Hope comes to mind. Though it lacks a lot of content it does have enough merit on its own to be a pretty fun game. It has charm and I enjoy the characters. It is a very basic story but that just means it isn't over complicated and hard to follow.
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( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Product received for free
I recommend this based by standards

[SPOILER] Story: I give it a 2/10 the story seems so rushed and no kind of emotions were actually interesting, death scream? Pretty poorly made, the characters are totally forgettable, I barely remember everyone problems and what happen to them, there was no character development, was pretty boring for me, not sure if it is my chemistry or not

2D designs (pictures basically): 9/10
3D designs + Animation: pretty clunky and made me think I have 12 fps, seriously I can't handle looking at them without thinking how ♥♥♥♥♥♥ is my PC

Bugs: 2/10
There is many of them, like the girl with the baseball hitting froze in its place to some shots don't count on damaging the enemy, game crash frequently, not to mention the low frame rate on the final level.

Map and camera: I give maps a 10/10, good design for the levels, thte camera i give it 6/10, because of all the blurish effect that makes my eyes hurt, pretty annoying.

I am also not pleased with these popped up annotation about livestreams and that stuff, kinds annoying, not everyone is gonna like these, also "like us on Facebook"? What the hell is this? Just place it in the corner of the menu, I have this getting up for more than ♥♥♥♥ing 9 times and totally ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off, I don't want to like a page just I play a game.

Please don't go Apr ♥♥♥♥ about it, it's just a based of standards I expiernced in the game, thank you.

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( 30.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
I haven't reviewed many tower defense games, but after chatting with the devs on twitch and playing through the campaign I can say this was certainly fun and a worthy variant to the tower defense genre. I would advise you to get it if it $10 or less if you are on the fence.

TL;DR The devs are cool and made a fun game.
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( 32.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Interesting game, kept me entertained for some time. I would recomend it even to non-TD fans.
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( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Product received for free
A nice-looking tower defense game, fun and easy to play. Certainly one of the bests in the genre!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Tower Defense is by far my favorite genre. Therefore I've played already a couple of games, knowing different concepts and ideas.

Hero Defense - Haunted Island is (somewhat) unique to a regular tower defense. Instead of building different towers you gain the control of up to 5 heroes. Defending several lines, you have to move appropriate heroes across the map to fight incoming enemies.

The heroes itself can be leveled-up on the map, activating runes (boosts), once you've earned enough orbs by killing enemies. Beating a map you will be rewarded with gold and gems, which will be used to unlock more powerful boosts and to upgrade different buildings and weaponry. Unlike a few negative reviews mentioned, it isn't an endless grind, for my taste way too short (15-18 hours playtime).

No worries if it sounds weird to you, the tutorial is a prime example of how a tutorial has to be. Many developers can take a leaf out of this book. Very detailed and on point while you are playing the story mode - A+.

A short summary

  • unique concept / idea
  • nice graphics, perfectly fits into the game
  • A+ tutorial, detailed and on point
  • RPG elements, build your hero to your liking
  • different lines to defend
  • fast forward feature

  • overall too short (for me as TD fan... 14 maps, 4 difficulties)
  • bonus map (after defeating 'count') rewards way too much gold, decreases replay value of other maps and massively decreases time needed to level-up buildings and heroes.
  • too small playerbase for pvp/coop, played just 2 matches yet (for whose who like to pvp/coop)

Final thoughts
Get it, definitely worth the money. Just a bit sad that it is so short. :)

Edit: Some Screenshots (compressed by Steam Client -.-)
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Well, what can i say...
Game isn't that bad. But for the last 5 years i haven't seen more bugs in ANY other game! I could accept this, if it was an early access. It all started from the main menu. There is some sort of global event going at this moment and almost every second when someone gain item, on your screen apear a message about it. And when it does, you can't click anything, you cant start a new game, you cant check options, or anything like this. You need be precise and click in a moment when message dissapears. Well, ok.
When you complete lvl, there are stars that show you progress. If you quit game and return - most of those stars not active untill you play some lvl. Sometimes you cant upgrade your weapon, button is not active, until you exit to main menu and start again.
There was a lvl, when wolfman didn't do damage at all!
Oh, almost forgot - i bought this game to play co-op. Well, there is NO co-op. so called co-op here is - 1 (one) map. And there is no balance. Not in co-op.
When friend invited me to play co-op, i had just finished a tutorial, but didn't repair 1st building when accepted invite. Well, after i returned to single campain, it was not active and i could not do anything. Only to start a new game.
Next was pvp, and it's broken, i won to a friend who did 5-6 times more damage, killed 10 times more crips. how did i won? His characters just attacked my crips. And some other small glitches.
Update - Just remembered, last mission is broken too, it can be done in 3 minutes and i got about 27k gold and 25 gems.
And another - you cant start more than 2 waves earlier, and due to this, you can't get one achievement.
If you want to waste some money - buy it.
Excuse me for my english.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Hero Defense: huanted Island is a very fun and laid back game...when it wants to be. There are maps that kick your butt and keep you on edge the whole time. This is mostly because your heros are not yet developed enough in their skills and or dont have any good rune sets yet. Soon enough you will sink 20+ hours into the game and be ready to take on the hardest challenges each map has.

While the rewards for some of the maps are..mehh..most of the satisfaction is from finding that right build to inilate the enemys and beat the map. The REAL tand TRUE challenge this game has would be the Survival maps. This is where you will need to try multiple ways to implement what runes to use and when, what heros to build first, which towers to use and then to change later on because they are no longer effective. DO NOT go into a survival game looking to last long if you didnt come prepaired with a few thousand gems to build and rebuild shrines. otherwise you are toast my friend!

I would say MULTIPLAYER is challenging, but only trying to find a game is the challenge. Soo little of people who play, actually play online. There can be many reasons for it, possibly they also gave up trying to find a match and after a few tries they gave up for good. But who knows.

I would reccommend this game to anyone who likes tower defence games as this is one of the better ones there are out there. This is not a perfect 10/10 title, nor do i think it trys to be..but i do feel there are many things planned by the devs in the future (either it be dlc or a sequal) that show this series can indeed one day be a 10/10. Dont get this and expect hundreds of hours of gameplay in the single player modes because you wont get it, unless you have no life and no other games to play...or maybe you think Jane Doe is fine as h3ll...then you just need therapy.

I rate this title
9/10 for createiviaty
7/10 for Depth
6/10 for replayability
9/10 for graphics
8/10 for overall
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
The whole game feels inconsistent. There's some great ideas but it's like they had a mixed team of greaat devs and poor devs. The artwork is a mixed bag. The 2D art is great. The 3D art is very low rez and feels poor and hazy. The UI feels clunky. It looks good but if doesn't feel right. The gameplay feels good but there's so many little control issues. Overall the game feels feels mediocre and hard to recommend unless you are a real TD fan.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
It is a hallow version of a few games like it in this genre, Last Hope comes to mind. Though it lacks a lot of content it does have enough merit on its own to be a pretty fun game. It has charm and I enjoy the characters. It is a very basic story but that just means it isn't over complicated and hard to follow.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
This game took me completely by surprise!

It's great fun and it's easy to pay but difficult to really master.
The atmosphere is awesome and sp are the graphics!

The game has some simple "levelling up" of the characters you get to play with - that part of the game is simple and fun as well.

All in all a little gem - highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
If you like tower defence and micro management this game is for you !
don't listen to the bad comment that say its not a tower defence because there is no towers, its a new way to play tower defence, devs are very actives to fix bugs and are playing with players
about the difficulty its hard enough to manage 5 heroes + spells and thinking at the same time about the next wave kind/buffs/direction etc.
Theres multiplayer + PvP and i hope more to come !

Keep up the good work guys.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
It's fun, for a while...

Graphics are nice, sound is nice, gameplay is pretty nice. It's all nice. But after you bear the "story" (and it's pretty easily done) there really is no point in continuing to play the game. It just becomes this grind to get xp/gold/daimonds to upgrade your chars/town so you can beat ever level on the highest difficulty. But there is no point in doing it, there is nothing more to unlock and even for a competionist, if feels unrewarding. I can't even be bothered with the achivs since so many of them are tied to multiplayer and some really crazy grinding.

Get it when it's on sale for a few hours of fun. But it's not the new Defense Grid for me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
178.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Great TD game! There are some new, interesting game mechanics in this. The weapon/rune system is a great idea, and with swapping out some of the runes, you can totally change the dynamic of a fight. The dynamic of moving your "towers" is fun, and handled well.

I highly recommend this game for TD fans, and those who are on the fence about TD but want something more dynamic/interactive.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Interesting game, kept me entertained for some time. I would recomend it even to non-TD fans.
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