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 (6,845 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 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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July 22

Dungeon Defenders Eternity Out Now!

Surprise! Today marks the release of Dungeon Defenders Eternity, the definitive version of the original Dungeon Defenders. Eternity takes the best missions from the original game and includes a host of new features, content and anti-hacker security as requested by our loyal Defenders!

Visit the Steam page to learn more!

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July 10

Dungeon Defenders II - The Ambient Sounds of Etheria

So far we’ve given you quite a bit of insight into how our levels are developed visually from start to finish. There is, however, one final element that greatly contributes to the atmosphere of our beautiful maps: audio. Once our level designers have finished building and scripting a map, and our VFX artists have gone through to make sure everything is appropriately shiny, it’s finally time to implement sound.

When a map is ready for sound, my first step is to generate an audio asset list for our talented sound designer, Afshin Toufighian. It is during this process that I decide which environment pieces and effects will require an audio element and which areas of the map will require their own stereo ambient sound waves.

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“…raises the bar for downloadable titles.”
9.5/10 – Destructoid
“...countless hours of entrancingly addictive gameplay”
85/100 –
“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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  • 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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
158 of 199 people (79%) found this review helpful
3,603.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Completely addicting. Can't stop. My friends are starting to wonder about my sanity. My life is Dungeon Defenders. My ringtone, my texts, my cosplay, my evenings, my Saturday Nights, my facebook...MORE. I NEED MORE.
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41 of 43 people (95%) found this review helpful
4,761.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
At first I was not interested into this game so I purchased it for my brother. Played once I had to purchase it for myself. I never have played an more addictive game, though I like the Tower Defense genre a lot. I don't think I need to write much more about the game due to my playtime of this game.

If you like Tower Defense then you have to play this game. It is frequently on sale so keep an eye at the stores of Steam, GMG, Humble Bundle and others.

Note: Be aware that the Linux and Mac version of this game has a few issues. I strongly advise to play it on a windows machine.
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
404.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Probably one of the most time consuming games I have ever played, and I mean that in the most possitive way possible.
I have put countless hours into playing this game and it was all well spent.

All the gameplay is smooth, each class helps out the other when you get to higher difficulties. HOW COULD I FORGET THE BEST PART, THE LOOT SYSTEM, you're always looking for better quality items for your hero, and it's actually a nice grind.

I am not going to make a huge paragraph about this game but all I can say is, it's worth every penny. Buy it.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
256.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Tower defense combined with third-person hack and slash. Creativity makes this game extremely fun. There are many different characters, each has other unique defences and abilities, a lot of interesting maps, challenges, opponents, equipment. Also the atmosphere of this game is fabulous. Music, graphics and game with your friends causing you want to return to it. Incredibly many well spent hours.
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36 of 53 people (68%) found this review helpful
839.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
A much better game in every aspect than Dungeon Defenders Eternity.
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26 of 38 people (68%) found this review helpful
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
After playing it for quite some time, the game is extremely simple, addicting and fun. It does look like Orcs Must Die 2 but this tower defense game is even better which is geared more towards multiplayer.

The good thing about this game is that it has a good community, easy controls, amazing gears although they look the same except for the weapons, and graphics are quite outstanding which is suitable for the game. I also liked the screaming kobolds the one with bombs rofl.

The only bad thing about this game is that I didn't really liked the mod which is in open/local It really does spoil the game, although you're not forced to use them in the game. So If you're buying this game make sure you start playing on ranked online and not on local/open.

A must have game. 9/10

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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
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, 9/10

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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
611.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Literally destroyed my entire summer. 10/10
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
113.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Not a game you'd want to play alone!

Dungeon Defenders is an amazing multiplayer game that combines both Tower Defense and Action RPG. The game itself is amazing, good graphics, pets, 12 classes (4 Base classes, 8 DLC's), and a good storyline. After you finish the campaign, the challenges that you unlock are really fun, their like minigames. As a bonus, the ~20+ DLC's for the game make the challenges endless.

Suggestions if you buy the game.
- Play with a friend!
- Controller, ( not required but preferred )
- Start with the character: Apprentice
- Have fun!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
145.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Dungeon defenders is a fantastic game with loads of content (though much of it is through DLC). The game contains several classes each with its own niche and special powers and towers. And even when you have beat the regular campaign the game has a massive amount of endgame content.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
You can easily killl hours upon hours with this game, especially with friends!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
54.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
I love towers. I love RPGs. I love cel-shaded graphics. I love pets. I love loot. I love the fact that this game exists. I love playing it.

9/10 (I don't love spiders)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
A cross between a RPG and a tower defense, the loot, the level, and the co-op fun.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
181.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
This was good once upon a time. Then came the broken end game. The mudflation-like stat growth. Endless waves of DLC. Poor management. Poor quality control. The final straw that makes me go back and not recommend this is the recent $20 paid patch known as DunDef Eternity. I no longer have any hope for TrendyEnt or any product they put out in the future.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
217.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
It was good for a while, but after all the extra content that they gated behind hours of tolling and grinding made it really unenjoyable. The difficulty jumps make it hard to prepare in any other way than latching onto a well geared player and letting them farm for you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
132.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
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! I 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 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
228.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Simply one of the best tower defense games I've ever played. I really like the fact that you can level up either your character, towers, or both...though you share points between the two categories so you'll need to consider what kind of character you'd like to be. Speaking of which, the game has four main characters plus plenty more via DLC (each of which has unique towers and abilities. If you enjoyed "Orcs Must Die" and "Sanctum", then this is a no-brainer.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
131.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
One of my favourite games, kept me entertained for ages.

Dungeon Defenders is a tower defense game where you play with 3 other people (Or by yourself) to defend the Eternia crystals.
What makes this game more fun than some ordinary tower defense game is that its creative. There are many different characters each with their unique towers and abilities, (Except the hero's from the more heroes pack.) many different maps and challenges, many different enemies and many different equipment.

The cons:
It can get boring if your stuck at a specific point.
Not many people play on it these days.
Easy to suck the game dry. (Not in that sense)

Other than that this game is very fun, but its more fun with multiplayer. 10/10.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
266.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Really good game. Tons of fun
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
521.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
I defended a Castle and not a Dungeon
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