Lead an armored squad through the perils of this reversed tower defense action-strategy game!
User reviews: Very Positive (3,306 reviews) - 89% of the 3,306 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 8, 2011

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Includes 6 items: Anomaly: Warzone Earth, Anomaly 2, Anomaly 2 Soundtrack, Anomaly Korea, Anomaly Warzone Earth Mobile Campaign, Anomaly Defenders

 

Reviews

11 bit Studios has created one of the most enjoyable strategy games in recent history.

Destructoid


Tower Offense Delivers Unusual Thrills. Well worth its $10 price tag.

Game Informer


You always want to see what happens next.

IGN

About This Game

Anomaly: Warzone Earth is an extraordinary mixture of action and strategy in a reversed tower defense formula. The game tasks you with saving a near-future Earth from an alien onslaught. The invaders have captured world’s major cities, building huge turrets that destroy everything in their path. It’s up to you to lead an armor squad through the streets of cities like Baghdad and Tokyo, planning the route and strategically choosing which units to deploy in order to crush the opposition. Take control of the Commander, whose special abilities and quick thinking will be vital in supporting the squad in its mission, as you engage in fast-paced, tactical battle across story campaign and two heart-pounding Squad Assault Modes.

Key features:

  • Enjoy innovative game play – mixing action and strategy in a reversed tower defense formula – you’re the attacking side!
  • Play the commander whose special abilities and quick thinking are crucial to support the squad in its quest for victory.
  • Think tactically and strategically, choosing the right squad and the best route for the mission.
  • Extend tactical possibilities by gathering resources to buy new units and upgrade your squad during a battle.
  • Play for hours on end in the engaging story campaign, as well as the two exciting Squad Assault Modes.
  • Immerse yourself in the game with great visuals and atmospheric audio.
  • Supports PC touch screens compatible with Windows 7! Tap the screen and enjoy full tactical experience.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP2/Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon 64 +2800
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon X1800 or equivalent
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compliant soundcard
    • OS: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon 64 +2800
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon X1800 or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1GB Memory
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11 - AMD/ATI SUPPORT UNSTABLE DUE TO DRIVER ISSUES ), OpenGL 2.1
    • Hard Drive: 4GB Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • NOTICE: THE GAME DOESN'T SUPPORT INTEL GRAPHICS CARDS
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
One of my Fav. TowerDefense game I have. It takes on a Sci-Fi atmosphere with unique way to play.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Interesting variety of tower defense genre. You're in control of "invading" units in pre-built maps. At the beginning of each stage, you select your squad based on money you have. You can set/change route of your squad any time you want, change their formation, upgrade their abilities, sell/buy units during mission. You'll have different goals like getting to the end point, destroying some towers along the route, escorting safely some unit to the end, etc. Enemy towers doesn't respawn (in most levels), nor upgrade, so you can plan your strategy ahead.

Besides your squad "on rails", you control the commander - unit which can freely roam the field. His mission is to provide help to your squad with healing, diversions and air strike. He can also be killed, but he respawns after several seconds, unlike other units. Commander is equally important as your other units, so you must learn to use him wisely.

Once you get familiar with game mechanics, you can finish this game with almost same unit formation every time on any difficulty, but nevertheless, game is addictive and very fun to play. I highly recommend playing in combination with steam achievements which adds interesting tasks to do during missions (which also makes the game more difficult).

Overall, if you like tower defense games, you probably won't regret getting this game.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2015
“Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes."

Anomaly: Warzone Earth (A:WE) is a hybrid reversed tower defense simulation crossed with a real-time strategy game by the company 11 bit studios with emphasis on combat and tactics.

Atmosphere & Details:

+ Creative gameplay concept, where the player leads his attacking units through static towers.
+ Impressive balance between strategy and action keeps up the motivation.
+ Well-done art direction and particle effects.

o Solid background music.
o Alien design is rather playful.

Combat & Tactical Gameplay:

+ Player escorts his convoy with an on-foot commander, who can collect and deploy tactical power-ups.
+ Coordination of the units, scouting out positions and deploying resources create a dynamic gameplay.
+ Strategic elements in form of route planning, convoy make-up and order of units.
+ Units can be upgraded up to three times increasing their effectiveness.
+ Additional spawning of enemy towers keeps the player on edge.
+ Challenging end boss fight.

o Column of vehicles is limited to six units.
o Game speed can be adjusted.

- Only six different models of enemy towers.

Characters & Story:

+ Good presentation of the original background story.

o Solid voice work.

- Limited identification of the player with the protagonist.

Summary:

11 bit studios succeeds in reinterpreting the traditional concept of tower defense games. A:WE offers a lot of fun in planning the most efficient routes, that will lead your convoy through the alien turrets causing maximum devastation in the shortest amount of time.
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Estimated time for 100 % completion: +20 hours

Most challenges are related to the campaign, just make sure to keep an eye on the "Destroyer" and "War Hero" achievements. In addition, there are three more digital awards outside of the campaign. The most interesting one is the "Neverending Legend" achievement.

There are no multiplayer achievements.

Initiate level of commitment (achievement difficulty: 3 of 10)

Destroyer [+1]
Neverending Legend [+1]
War Hero [+1]

A very good achievement guide can be found on the link below (thanks to DeathXIII).

http://steamcommunity.com/app/91200/guides/
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Anomaly Defenders (PC) - Tower defense simulation + real-time strategy
(Action / Science-Fiction) - 2014

Anomaly 2 (PC) - Reversed tower defense simulation + real-time strategy
(Action / Science-Fiction) - 2013

Anomaly Korea (PC) - Reversed tower defense simulation + real-time strategy
(Action / Science-Fiction) - 2012

Anomaly: Warzone Earth (PC) - Reversed tower defense simulation + real-time strategy
(Action / Science-Fiction) – 2011
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
nice game
a new touch
like playing in a TD the ''mostly'' losing side
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
A pretty nice game idea, playing like a reverse tower defence game, where instead of setting up towers and fighting off waves of enemies, you're navigating a small force of tanks and other vehicles into an enemy territory.

There's a lot of strategy involved here, as you must choose your routes carefully and to engage just enough towers at a time so not to get overwhelmed, whilst using abilities such as smoke screen and decoys to mislead enemy towers and protect your allies in the process. There are several different enemy towers, and each one can pose a serious threat if you don't approach it with good strategy. And in addition to encountering various tower setups, the game often throws other challenges your way too, such as needing to get across a bridge in the area before it gets destroyed, or having to evade powerful area artillery strikes from the enemy, and so on.

The game is really fun if you like tactical gameplay, but it's also pretty relentless and hard, even on Casual difficulty. If you're looking for a casual, relaxing game, you won't find it here. But if you're seeking a challenge, you'll be right at home. Unfortunately the game's checkpoint system can sometimes work against you. If you happened to reach a chekpoint when you're low on ability supplies and your vehicles are in poor shape, you might find yourself unable to make progress past the next area, and returning back to the previous section becomes impossible after a checkpoint. These times could cause you having to restart the whole level from the beginning.

In addition to the 14 campaign missions, you also get some bonus challenges (Baghdad Mayhem and Tokyo Raid) which you can try out, where you're given a series of tasks (not related to the story) in an area and you must complete them. Overall, the presentation is pretty good. Great visuals, adrenaline-pumping music, and nice voice acting. So if you don't mind some challenge, this game is worth getting.
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