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Lead an armored squad through the perils of this reversed tower defense action-strategy game!
Release Date: Apr 8, 2011
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$9.99

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Includes 4 items: Anomaly: Warzone Earth, Anomaly 2, Anomaly Korea, Anomaly Warzone Earth Mobile Campaign

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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 the 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.

PC System Requirements

    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    • 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

Linux System Requirements

    • 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
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
640 products in account
372 reviews
6.8 hrs on record
For the price, Anomaly: Warzone Earth offers a fresh and exhilaratingly fun strategy experience that only few titles can match.The graphics are smooth and exciting, the action is hectic and well-balanced, and the gameplay is truly like nothing else I've ever seen before.Despite the hazardous save system, Anomaly: Warzone Earth presents a fresh take on the Tower Defense genre. It's satisfying, but leaves a lingering hunger for a sequel - hopefully with a tighter save system and more units.Complemented with a solid plot and gameplay that finds a steady medium between strategy and action, Anomaly is a clever game that is sure to draw in tower defense fans.Anomaly is, above all, a very fresh and interesting game, with fun mechanics. It is a modest game which hasn't attracted much attention, but I am sure it will surprise many.If you're interested in strategy games, I highly recommend you pick this one up and keep your eyes on 11 bit studios in the future!
Posted: July 9th, 2014
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
32 products in account
4 reviews
10.3 hrs on record
First game that reverse Tower Defense into Tower Offense. It you think Tower Defense is hard, this game make you think back. So awesome game, worth any penny :D
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
143 products in account
6 reviews
48.8 hrs on record
As everyone else has already stated, this a 'Tower-Defense' game. But instead of playing as the Defending Towers, the player controls the attacking units. I'll be honest, I went into this game expecting to hate it. "Just give me my Steam Cards and get back into your (Backlog) corner!" I'm happy that I was wrong and I offer my sincere apologies to '11-Bit Studios' for doubting you! A respectful bow and a tip of the hat to you! :)

This gem flew under the radar for lots of people. If you're a fan of the genre, you'll not be disappointed! The UI is very slick looking and responsive. It's also easy to pick-up and play thanks to a simple control scheme and well-done tutorial system. You can feel the passion, time, and quality, that the developers poured into this game. The production values alone are impressive. What else, what else?...Oh, The Difficulty Settings! If you're just looking to have a good time and kick-back with a genre you know and love, stay the course! But If you've got a wii-touch of Sadism inside you that craves a seemingly unfair situation, like me, then the game has plenty of challenges to quench that hunger, too. Especially during that last couple of Campaign Missions.

That isn't to say, the game has no flaws. There are moments during the story, that are cliche and can be seen coming a mile away. While having a fully voiced cast can add a lot to a game experience, it only takes one person to ruin it. Certain cutscenes (seems like the unskippable ones?) move your camera/focus towards a scene on the other side of the map, without pausing the action. I've lost count of how many units have fallen in the line of cutscene-fire. A dislike of mine that probably doesn't bother anybody else, is the Commander's skill-set. The skills themselves are fine. It's the fact that the Commander is unable to offer any regular(gun) damage of his own. Even if it's just a tiny amount...every little bit, counts.

Since I don't wanna end this review on a sour note, I definatly recommend this game and I hope Tanaka (in-game character) will become a narrator that rivals Morgan Freeman!
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
723 products in account
58 reviews
11.2 hrs on record
Turret attack is a comparatively rare genre. Turret attack done well is even more so. Anomaly manages to pull it off with style and flair, from the balance of units and enemies to the presentation. The action is solid, the interface is intuitive and yet still effective, and there is just enough character to make you care for this rag-tag team without having too many cutscenes interfering with the flow of the game (although as a minor ♥♥♥♥le It's a bit like Spinal Tap where the accents are convincing enough but I don't quite buy the "Englishness" of the script)
All in all a sound beginning to a solid series.
Possibly even worth full price, but hey, this is Steam so who actually ever pays full price?
Posted: July 6th, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
56 products in account
5 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
This game is a combination of tower-defense action strategy with a somewhat unique tower-offense technique used most of the time. It will not give you many ways to accomplish missions, most of the times the scripted events are so obvious that you will know for sure when an ''anomaly'' hits the short route you decided to take, giving you only the choice to switch to the longer, more risky route.
Despite of these scripted events and a bit of failed voice acting from every character, this is a very good game. It's refreshing an old, almost lost genre.

Pros:
+ Tower defense at its best, plus somethig more
+ Suspanse at every corner, especially on higher difficulties
+ The AI is surprisingly good for an almost indie game
+ Nice and simple leaderboards display, depending on the difficulty you play

Cons:
- Short campaign; tiny fast-paced levels
- Scripted events will become obvious before they even happen, after 1h of gameplay
- The buy/sell/upgrade function is simple. Could've been added something more.
Posted: July 8th, 2014
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
711 products in account
101 reviews
18.2 hrs on record
ANOMALY WARZONE EARTH is surprisingly entertaining, with great tutorials. Its a top down somewhat tower defense game... only in reverse. You lead a squad of vehicles that must take clear cut streets through enemy defenses, but you select the route and your caravan just keeps following the path you set for them. So imagine a train that cannot stop on a tracks with multiple paths. If something blocks your train track, you divert your train at the next intersection by going to a tactical route map and just clicking on the intersection to point their next direction to head in. Its really as easy as that. You don't control the vehicles so much as just point out the route to take. There is a 'speed up / turbo' button to make the game go faster.

Since you're going through a warzone, the enemy has turrets, and other defenses setup to slow you down. So this is like you play the part of a GPS and they'll do the fighting as they come upon enemies. You can buy more vehicles for your caravan, upgrade current vehicles (for the same price as buying them new) and assign their formations. Like do you select a less defensive more offensive vehicle to go first or do you select a more defensive less offensive vehicle? Another thing to consider is range of attack. The 'attack crawler' vehicle has a longer range, but it is considerably weaker than the 'defender APCs.' Eventually you'll get shielders that will provide a shield for the vehicles directly in front and in back of them in the caravan train. There are also tanks that you will unlock later. In all the game's player vehicles seem limited in diversity.

As a commander, you have abilities that you collect. The first is to repair your vehicles in a radius of where it is used for a specific time as the train keeps rolling. Your player character isn't limited to staying with the caravan, he can go out and wander to find things. This is a very simple yet engaging. The only downside is the controls could be better. A lot of times my commander was accidentally walking all over the place when I wanted him to repair things. Just because you hit the abilities menu, then select the ability with the mouse. Well when you use the mouse it makes your player character walk. The other abilities are, smoke screens that will cover vehicles in a radius preventing some cannons from hitting them and then decoys that will attract larger cannons that would otherwise accurately hit your vehicles in a smoke screen. Finally, there is a bomb target to bluntly bomb enemies. It might seem cheap, but it is useful for wide beam cannons that keep streaming a draining vehicles.

Eventually the challenge outweighs the fun just gets too much on even the normal difficulty. When you have limited resources, money and enemies keep getting more and more powerful, such as giving enemies a damage radius to every bullet and enemies that ressurect destroyed towers. Once one of your vehicles is destroyed, I find myself wanting restart from the last checkpoint, because I know that one vehicle down will make my train too weak to beat later levels.

Each level seems healthy time wise and you get to select your level of difficulty. It is definitely worth a play. Good instructions, good voice work explaining everything in a simple manner.
Posted: June 26th, 2013
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