Create a hero from one of four classes to save Etheria in this 4-player coop Tower Defense Action-RPG. Includes Steam exclusive Portal gun & TF2 familiars!
User reviews: Very Positive (8,018 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 18, 2011

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Includes 24 items: Dungeon Defenders, Dungeon Defenders - Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards Part 4, Dungeon Defenders - Etherian Holiday Extravaganza, Dungeon Defenders - Karathiki Jungle Mission Pack, Dungeon Defenders - President's Day Surprise , Dungeon Defenders - Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards Part 1, Dungeon Defenders - Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards Part 2, Dungeon Defenders Anniversary Pack, Dungeon Defenders Halloween Costume Pack, Dungeon Defenders Halloween Mission Pack, Dungeon Defenders Lucky Costume Pack, Dungeon Defenders New Heroes DLC, Dungeon Defenders The Great Turkey Hunt! Mission & Costumes, Dungeon Defenders Warping Core Challenge Mission Pack, Dungeon Defenders: Assault Mission Pack, Dungeon Defenders: Barbarian Hero DLC, Dungeon Defenders: City in the Cliffs Mission Pack, Dungeon Defenders: Etherian Festival of Love, Dungeon Defenders: Jester Hero DLC, Dungeon Defenders: Penny Arcade Character Pack, Dungeon Defenders: Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards Part 3, Dungeon Defenders: Series EV Hero DLC, Dungeon Defenders: Summoner Hero DLC, Dungeon Defenders: Talay Mining Complex Mission Pack

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Includes 27 items: Dungeon Defenders II, Dungeon Defenders, Dungeon Defenders Eternity, Dungeon Defenders Halloween Costume Pack, Dungeon Defenders Halloween Mission Pack, Dungeon Defenders: Penny Arcade Character Pack, Dungeon Defenders The Great Turkey Hunt! Mission & Costumes, Dungeon Defenders New Heroes DLC, Dungeon Defenders Warping Core Challenge Mission Pack, Dungeon Defenders - Etherian Holiday Extravaganza, Dungeon Defenders - Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards Part 1, Dungeon Defenders - Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards Part 2, Dungeon Defenders: Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards Part 3, Dungeon Defenders - Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards Part 4, Dungeon Defenders: Assault Mission Pack, Dungeon Defenders: Barbarian Hero DLC, Dungeon Defenders: Etherian Festival of Love, Dungeon Defenders - President's Day Surprise , Dungeon Defenders Lucky Costume Pack, Dungeon Defenders: Series EV Hero DLC, Dungeon Defenders - Karathiki Jungle Mission Pack, Dungeon Defenders: City in the Cliffs Mission Pack, Dungeon Defenders: Summoner Hero DLC, Dungeon Defenders: Talay Mining Complex Mission Pack, Dungeon Defenders: Jester Hero DLC, Dungeon Defenders Anniversary Pack, Dungeon Defenders - The Tinkerer's Lab Mission Pack

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Includes 6 items: Dungeon Defenders - Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards Part 4, Dungeon Defenders - Karathiki Jungle Mission Pack, Dungeon Defenders - Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards Part 1, Dungeon Defenders - Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards Part 2, Dungeon Defenders: Assault Mission Pack, Dungeon Defenders: Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards Part 3

 

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"Game is fun, but you gotta get all the dlc or you will just feel leftout. Standard towerdefence type game like orcs must die."

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April 29

Thank you for your support!

Greetings Defenders,



We’ve just updated Dungeon Defenders II Early Access with two of your most requested features -- pets and a boss! We’d really love feedback on these new features from owners of the original Dungeon Defenders, so for a limited time you can log in to DD2 to receive:

$6 premium in-game currency
“Veteran Defender” Title

We thank all of you for your support and look forward to your feedback. You might see our faces around here a bit more in the coming weeks, with some nifty news relating to the original Dungeon Defenders.

-Pmasher

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Reviews

“…raises the bar for downloadable titles.”
9.5/10 – Destructoid
“...countless hours of entrancingly addictive gameplay”
85/100 – http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1211303p1.html
“Blend DotA-style crystal defending with the strategic building of a tower defense title and the loot-whoring aspect of a Diablo-like action-RPG and you have a genre fusion that will keep you coming back.”
4.5/5 – GamePro

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Steam Exclusive Offer

  • The Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device for the Huntress hero class. Constantly consuming energy when active, this device allows it’s user to open portals from one location to another and can be used to greatly extend a trap’s range, quickly teleport across the map, or confound enemies!
  • Four Team Fortress 2 Familiars:
    • The Heavy: Uses his Gatling gun to shoot at enemies from afar.
    • The Engineer: Repairs groups of nearby towers while you’re on the offensive.
    • The Medic: Heals a group of nearby allies amidst battle.
    • The Pyro: Uses a flame-thrower to set your foes on fire.

About This Game

Dungeon Defenders is a Tower Defense Action-RPG where you must save the land of Etheria from an Ancient Evil! Create a hero from one of four distinct classes to fight back wave after wave of enemies by summoning defenses and directly participating in the action-packed combat!
Customize and level your character, forge equipment, gather loot, collect pets and more! Take your hero through multiple difficulty modes and challenge/survival missions to earn more experience & even better treasure. Join your friends with 4-player online and local (splitscreen) co-op to plan your strategies together or compete in PvP Deathmatch.

Key Features

  • 4-player Online and Local Co-Op - Team-up with up to 3 friends to defend cooperatively, with character classes that support each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Dynamically combine local (splitscreen) and online players and leave/join any time, so that the game’s always full.
  • Tower-Defense Meets Action-RPG - Choose your class, customize your character & equipment, strategically assemble your defenses, and participate directly in action-packed battle to preserve your castle against the invading horde!
  • 4 Distinct Character Classes - Each character class has a different skill tree, set of towers, and even basic attacks! You can choose if you want to play stealthy, turn invisible, and plant traps behind enemy lines with the Huntress or go all out, block off choke points, and brutally beat your foes into submission with the Squire!
  • Loot and Level-Up - Grab the mounds of money and items that your defeated foes drop and trade them or store them for later use in your Item Box! Getting kills and completing waves earns you experience points, which can be used to upgrade your characters, skills, equipment, and towers on a per-statistic basis. Do you want to enhance Hit Points, Attack Rate, Damage, etc? The choice is yours... Store your massive overflow of money in the 'Mana Bank' and then spend it to improve your equipment or trade with other players. Proudly show off your best equipment in your own 'Adventurer’s Tavern', without fear of item theft!
  • Tons of Enemies and Huge Boss Fights - Over 100 simultaneous enemies will attempt to tear through your defenses and gigantic Boss Monsters will appear to rain down havoc upon everyone. Only by employing the most effective defensive strategies, teamwork, and strong characters will you defeat such devilish foes! Many enemy types run the gamut from big dumb Orcs swinging huge axes, to lithe Dark Elves that strike from the shadows, to crazy kamikaze goblins! Can you defeat the epic boss battles and collect the special loot while still defending your crystals?
  • Mission & Game Play Variety - Each level has a different visual setting, layout, enemy types, traps, and distinct surprises. To collect all the loot and reach the highest levels you must take your character through 4 difficulty modes, survival missions, challenge maps, and more! Some maps force you to have mobile defenses, guarding a crystal which warps around the map. Others have YOU attacking enemy encampments!
  • Collect and Trade Pets Online - A variety of pets exist to assist you in the land of Etheria, each with distinct behaviors. These pets can be leveled-up and customized to match your unique play-style. They can even be traded online with other players!
  • Secure Trading System - Afraid another player won't live up to their word? Use our secure trading system to trade your precious weapons, armor, and pets with other players online! Watch your name and fame spread online, as people seek out the best pet raisers or item forgers!
  • A Mountain of Stats - Every shot you take, kill you make, and defense you build is logged and recorded for posterity. Pore over the voluminous charts and graphs at the end of each session to analyze your team’s performance, quickly review your best statistics for each level, and compare your data online with other players to see who is the greatest hero of all. Furthermore, your Achievements are visible for all to see within your very own Adventurer’s Tavern, and the highest scores for each of your heroes are ranked on the worldwide leaderboards!
  • Dungeon Defenders Development Kit - Dungeon Defenders includes a free development kit where you can create and edit new Dungeon Defenders missions and more utilizing all of the existing Dungeon Defenders assets. Download and share these user created levels via Steam Workshop for an endless Dungeon Defenders experience!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 Ghz Dual-Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2GB
    • Video Card: Graphics Card with Shader Model 3 support, 256 MB video memory
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectSound-compatible sound device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2Ghz Dual-Core CPU
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2GB
    • Video Card: Graphics Card with Shader Model 3 support, 512 MB video memory
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectSound-compatible sound device
    • Additional:
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
    • Video Card: Open GL 2.1 / Shader Model 3 capable graphics card with 256 MB video RAM
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard disk space: 6 Gb
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600, equivalent or greater
    • OpenGL: 2.1
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 59 people (85%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
611.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Literally destroyed my entire summer. 10/10
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Magic towers? Check. Defensive auras? Check. Bombs? Check. Barriers? Check. Huge weapons? Check. Hordes of monsters waiting patiently behind strategically placed doors until players are ready? Check! Action RPG and tower defence hybrid Dungeon Defenders brings all those things to the table, plus more. It may not be the sharpest looking, musically creative, or thoughtful game out there, but it makes up for all of that by just being a lot of fun.

Leaving their kids behind, the four legendary heroes of Etheria have set out to vanquish evil, loot caves and, if they're like most heroes, probably spend a fair bit of time in the local tavern. Their children, who had been content to stay behind and dream of adventure, accidently unleash an ancient power and soon find their castle surrounded by monsters. Crazy kids. True to their heritage, the young warriors take up their weapons and prepare to defend their home. The story is cute, but aside from a few brief cutscenes, largely irrelevant.

The premise of Dungeon Defenders is simple: protect your crystal against hordes of monsters by building towers. There are four classes you can choose to play: the apprentice, who summons magic-shooting towers; the squire, who builds fortifications and medieval-style weaponry; the huntress, who lays traps and snares; and the monk, who can create auras to aid friends and hinder foes. Each class is diverse in their skills and abilities, and can be further customised each time they level up by assigning points to them, their towers, or both. In addition, there is a plethora of loot dropped each level that can give your heroes an edge in a fight. Even pets can be obtained to help you out!

As you level up, new skill points are not your only advantage. All fortifications you build require mana for construction, which you can collect from treasure chests or fallen foes. Each time you level up, your maximum mana capacity increases. This allows you to store mana for repairs, upgrades and special class skills. Unfortunately, not all classes are created equal. As a team of four, the apprentice, squire, huntress and monk are a near unstoppable force of perfect complementary skills. Working individually, however, is a far different story. The apprentice and squire can hold their own, but if you prefer to play solo, you can say goodbye to much success with either the huntress or monk.

There are 13 campaign maps in total (plus more through paid DLC), and each requires a new strategy. Early maps tend to have few chokepoints and only one crystal to defend, while later maps are a veritable maze of potential enemy paths, and may have up to four separate crystals. Maps can support up to four players (six on some of the DLC maps), and enemy health is scaled accordingly. As a result, you can tackle missions alone or online with friends and enjoy a challenge either way.

Each set of maps has a unique feel. There are maps set inside servants' quarters, the throne room and the forge, while later challenges take you outside to the gardens or onto the roof. The cartoony, cel-shaded graphics are a delight and suit the light tone of the game well. Bright green gardens on one map are an excellent contrast to the dreary, rain-splattered turrets of another, and the diverse designs really set the maps apart from one another. Character faces look a little odd, but heroes are otherwise equally attractive; especially the apprentice, whose face is hidden beneath his pointy wizard hat. Unfortunately, different genders for each hero are only available as paid DLC. Bummer.

Between maps, you return to your own special tavern, in which you can buy and sell equipment, organise your inventory or admire any achievements you earned, which take physical form as trophies. You visit the tavern of whoever is hosting the current game, which means you can show off to your friends, too! A word of warning though: in-game trophies can be earned in any mode, but achievements can only be completed through ranked online play. Annoying, but a necessary precaution considering the game is open to modding in offline or non-ranked play.

Clearing all maps on medium takes around 15 hours, but there are three harder difficulties available (Hard, Insane, and Nightmare), complete with more powerful loot. Extra challenges are provided that mix things up too, such as a map where the crystal changes locations or where roles are reversed and you go on the attack. Many of these require multiple players though, so it's far more enjoyable if you can play with your friends.

Online play functions amiably, but some further polish would have been beneficial. Joining or creating a game is easy enough, but at higher levels, I was often kicked the second I set foot into a game without explanation. Unlike many other multiplayer games, there is no voting system to kick people, so if one person has a problem with you, you're gone. There's no loot designation system either, so it's a free-for-all on the best drops. That said, most players are relatively blasé about gear and leave it alone to be auto-sold at the end of the round. On the bright side, the game natively supports voice chat.

I may have initially been disappointed by the focus on online play, but these fears quickly passed as I discovered what an enjoyable game Dungeon Defenders is. 13 maps with 15-20 hours of play is a considerable amount of initial content, but the extra challenges and loot-hunting are what will keep you coming back. Working out strategies and tower placement is a great fun, and finally succeeding in your strategy is immensely satisfying. Some of the online features are a little rough, but if you enjoy a good tower defence game, then you should not miss this one.

Highly Recommended

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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4,390.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
This game has provided many hours of fun for many players. It is definitely worth a look and you should plan to get all the DLC if possible. It is a tower defense game that allows you to build DPS characters to aide your towers if you want. So if you like building or just the run and gun or both, it has something for everyone. Really high end stats and items can take a little time to obtain but it is a lot of fun playing maps over and over again to get those nice items.

Note: Tinkers Lab DLC is not included in the Collection so make sure to purchase it separately.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
353.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
One word: AWESOME. The Diablo 2 of first person tower defense games.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
48.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I spend most of my time trying to get to the loot before my friends. 10/10
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
I don't have this game, yet I can write a review. 10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
81.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
This game is awesome. If you haven't already bought it or played it, do it. I picked it up for $5 (with all DLC, aw yeah) and I can see myself putting hundreds of hours into it. If you get stuck, you could even join the group "DDFreeRunsByRequest" to help you out and get you on your feet. What are you waiting for?
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
456.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Best game ever, can't stop playing it. So fun playing with friends and even when you're alone.. O, wait! You're not alone! You're with orcs and goblins! :)

A must grab game and is always on sale. Need dlc for full game experience.
Very challenging and addicting!

Buy it Buy it Buy it and see you in game! :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
dude I don't even own this game wtf
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
157.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
I know this guide may seem a little late, but Dungeon Defenders is still on sale quite a bit! Anyways, I bought this game last month for about £5 off of a friend (many people sell it for 2keys now!) I originally bought it because I love tower defense game, and this one was in 3D! It has a wide range of characters, a huge loot system, and an awesome tavern where your achievements are turned into all sizes of trophies! I would highly reccomend this game, even all the dlc!

Overall Summary: A 3D Co-op, tower defense game that anyone who buy this game loves!

P.S If you love achievements like me you will love this game aswell!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
120.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Possibly the most addicting game I've played in a VERY long time!
So great I've played it on XBox360 and now on Steam! <3

Can't wait for DD2 to come out! (Hopefully with no bugs) (and hopefully with a good port to PS4!)
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Dungeon defender is a good game. I like to play as the monk lee sin. His special tower are energy field that either deals damage over time or slow, weakens or put salts on the enemy. There are also Vayne, Veigar and Garen as playable characters. Garen is a knight that uses medieval technology to rekt his enemies. vaynes use trap and veigar uses dark gypsie magic. Overall I give this game a 10 out of 10 out of 10 because the graphic is beautiful in it's own way. The uhh, only thing that I don't like about the game is that the storyline kinda suck and it's not very rewarding. like -spoiler alert- After you kill the evil dragon alduin the heroes just look off into the distance and I was like "What the hell are they looking at? their dead mentors?" because that was the most anti climatic ends ever. But, it's redeeming quality is the gameplay and that's where it's really shine. You defend this crystal thing that you can customize from the enemies/
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1,763.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
很耐玩的游戏,容易沉迷。还好我没怎么玩╰( ̄▽ ̄)╮
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
136.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
It was completely addicting at first, then all the DLCs came out and it felt like we had to either get it or be left out.
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
289.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
Too many hackers, too many problems and instead of fixing them trendy makes a seperate version and slaps another price tag on that version rather than supplying their loyal customer base with a free copy.

Having purchased the game upwards of 5 times (for myself, friends and wife) and almost all of the DLC as it came out I feel incredibly cheated by Trendy's business plan and cannot recommend anyone spending money with them in the future.

The game itself is solid, I love it, but I would recommend never doing business with trendy because they are not ethical and may well drop support for a game you paid for just to make a carbon copy of it and ask for you to pay again if things don't work out.
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
167.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
If you want to buy the game, be prepared to also buy all DLC, as without it game is totally incomplete.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Cool game my brother bought it for me and a few friends, we have a great time playing it together.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
A damn good game to spend time with your friends. Tower defence elements match perfectly with the combat mechanics for the players in this game. Diffuculty gradualy increases the further you progress in the game and it all goes by fluently. Deffinatly reccomend if you have some spare cash lying around.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Great team work game, DLC is a must.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Tower Defense.İs that what you want ? This is the game for you.İt'a a completely Tower Defense game.You can upgrade your items and buy better ones.Each waves becomes more difficult and excited.
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