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A next-generation tower defense game set in the rich fantasy world of Majesty, but with a twist.
Release Date: Mar 14, 2012
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Includes 3 items: Defenders of Ardania: Battlemagic, Defenders of Ardania, Defenders of Ardania: The Conjurer's Tricks

Buy Majesty Collection

Includes 11 items: Majesty 2, Majesty Gold HD, Majesty 2: Kingmaker, Majesty 2: Monster Kingdom, Majesty 2: Battles of Ardania, Defenders of Ardania: Battlemagic, Warlock - Master of the Arcane, Defenders of Ardania, Warlock: Master of the Arcane - Powerful Lords, Warlock: Master of the Arcane - Power of the Serpent, Defenders of Ardania: The Conjurer's Tricks

About the Game

Defenders of Ardania (DoA) is a next-generation tower defense game set in the rich fantasy world of Majesty, but with a twist. Besides the addictive core mechanics of placing towers to stop advancing enemy units, DoA also allows players to take on the role of the attackers seeking to conquer the enemy base.

DoA’s innovative new game concepts include light RTS elements, taking the popular genre to the next level. Players must oversee unit production and upgrades while assembling the most effective army from one of three playable races, each with unique locations, towers, and units. However, without magic, a fantasy game is little more than a toothless lion (or dragon, rather), so a wide range of spells will be available for players to decimate their enemies and protect their forces.

Although DoA includes a single-player portion, the focus of the game is undoubtedly multiplayer, where two to four players can take each other on or compete against AI opponents via Internet, LAN, or PSN. The multiplayer component offers three different game modes where players can assume either the defensive or offensive sides – or both!

Key Features

  • An intriguing new take on the massively popular tower defense genre: players lead both offensive and defensive operations
  • Ardania: the world of Majesty with three playable races and their unique environments
  • Defense: 24 different upgradeable towers to erect against the invading enemy
  • Attack: 24 varied units with diverse attributes to assemble into an offensive force
  • Strong multiplayer component with a variety of game modes for up to four players
  • Interactive environment that affects gameplay
  • A wide range of offensive and defensive spells

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • OS: Windows® XP / Vista / Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHZ, AMD Athlon 3500+
    • Memory:1 GB (Windows® XP), 1,5 GB (Windows® Vista)
    • Hard Disk Space: 1 GB
    • Video Card: 1GB, ATI HD3870, Shader Model, 512 MB (does not support integrated graphics card)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound:DirectX9 compatible
    • Additional: Internet or LAN for multiplayer
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
281 products in account
3 reviews
15.8 hrs on record
Poor AI; no solo play except for campaign; campaign levels have locked towers, units, upgrades and spells; campaign is fairly short and only one of the 3 races, so no chance to get aquainted with either of the others races before playing multiplayer; poor interface; poor response to input; poor unit pathing updates; maps are limited to the campaign maps.
Posted: February 17th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
125 products in account
4 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
One of the worst TD's I have every played, and I have been playing them since StarCraft 1 days. No imagination, no skill involved, the is not with $1 let alone its current price.
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
537 products in account
10 reviews
6.3 hrs on record
When I first heard this game’s title I immediately thought of Majesty 2, a medieval sim game that takes place in the land of Ardania. Though Defenders of Ardania is related to the Majesty franchise it surprisingly shirks its predecessor’s medieval sim genes and instead fits firmly in the tower defense genre.

Tower defense games have been around for quite a while and every year there are tons of them released as indie titles and mods. I was curious as to how developer Paradox Interactive would tackle this particular sub-genre of real-time strategy.

Like many such games, Defenders of Ardania has you slugging it out with an AI or human opponent to try to wipe out each other’s base. You set up towers to defend your building against enemy troops while simultaneously sending out your own armies to destroy the opposition.

Following in the vein of Majesty 2, Defenders of Ardania is filled with bright colors and has a nice style to it. But sadly the graphics aren’t that polished and the game seems to use the same engine as Majesty 2.

In addition to borrowing graphics, Defenders’ music also uses the same themes as that of its strategy-game counterpart, which was filled with sweeping orchestral pieces. The voice acting, however, is rather horrendous. Aside from your stalwart Advisor the characters, such as Kilia the Elf, will grate on your nerves. The character sounds like an old woman who talks rather slowly. In fact, if I couldn’t skip the dialogue at the beginning of each campaign I probably would have stopped playing.

Read the rest of my review at Press2Reset: http://press2reset.com/reviews/review-defenders-of-ardania/
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
304 products in account
95 reviews
7.0 hrs on record
A TD set in the universe of Ardania, fake Sean Connery included.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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3 of 26 people (12%) found this review helpful
255 products in account
47 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
It's tower defense, if you don't like tower defense, this game isn't going to change that.

Here's looking forward to Warlock 2.
Posted: January 2nd, 2014
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