Lead an armored squad through the perils of this reversed tower defense action-strategy game!
User reviews:
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Mixed (34 reviews) - 67% of the 34 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,431 reviews) - 88% of the 3,431 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 8, 2011

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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 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
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Mixed (34 reviews)
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HudsonWolf
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
The quick way to describe Anomaly is that it's a reverse tower defence game, but to me that sells it a bit short by comparison - there's a lot more to the gameplay than in most tower defence games. Along with the expected concept of managing a troop of units past some towers, you have a 'hero' unit free to roam around the map, collecting and deploying special abilities (mostly defensive to protect your units or distract foes, but you get an airstrike later on to attack enemy towers), which adds a nice layer of depth. Additionally, you have complete control over the path of your units through the towers - levels are often set in city areas with many possible routes to take. New elements are added at a fairly consistent rate, so each level feels distinct, which is also helped by some neat unique features in certain levels (for a few examples, in one level, enemies try to destroy bridges to block your path, in another you have to 'escort' your transport flying slowly through the level by clearing the towers in its path). The plot is a bit generic and the cutscenes sometimes feel like they get in the way of the gameplay, but it gives an excuse for an excellent setting and overall style, so it's forgivable.

In short, Anomaly plays great and looks great, so if you want to flip the script and start knocking down some towers, give it a spin.
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All Might
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
A great tower-defense game with some decent graphics. :)
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Salarn
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
https://youtu.be/yOdXzl8n73A

Billed as one of the first entries in the 'Tower Offense' genre. Players take control of a commander on the ground guiding vehicles through twists and destroying enemy structures along the way.

As much as a puzzle game as it is a strategy game the hybrid combination created a overall enjoyable a fulfilling experience. The only negatives worth mentioning is that the units and especially their upgrades are rather bland.
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Anas
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Solid unique challenging tower offense game.
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Invoker | 4X | dA-KinG
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Product received for free
Yup ! Its A Pretty Cool Game So Far !
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hollisdoss
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Product received for free
fun game.
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tgurr
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Sadly this game is completely broken and unplayable on Linux since at least the end of 2015 and the developer doesn't seem to care.. For more information see one of the many threads about that problem in the discussion forums.
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zachariahhaywood
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Product received for free
fun game
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Light_MK ^v^
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Product received for free
Good game :)
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KEIN ABER
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Product received for free
Bundle games are crap #7
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
That game can make the time you spend playing it fun and quite addictive. That was a unique experience playing that game. I liked it, the game has a fine graphic and good gameplay, the soundtrack is cool.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Product received for free
Yup ! Its A Pretty Cool Game So Far !
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Product received for free
Good game :)
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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19, 2015
This a reverse Tower-Defense game, the player controls the attacking units. I'll be honest, I went into this game expecting to hate it. 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. 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
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2013
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. You do have a player character to control. 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.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2014
Anomaly: Warzone Earth is a reverse tower-defense strategy game, the first of the series.

The gameplay of Anomaly: Warzone Earth is very simple, yet needs lots of attention. You command your forces to destroy the enemy tower machine in your way. You will need to pick the best units combination then choose the best route for your troops to attack the enemy and then complete your objectives, but you can't just let your units attack alone like a rambo, your units are not in unlimited supply, you need to look after them. You can use some ability to help your troops destroy the enemy and survive the mission, like repair damaged units or call in airstrikes. Without these ability, your troops will surely get killed and you will fail, so keep an eye on them.

The graphics of Anomaly: Warzone Earth is beautiful, not so advanced, but very pleasing on the eye, perfectly crafted. From the UI to the battlefield, they're all good. This also comes with great performances.

This is one of the best tower-defense game I ever played. I recommend this!

Rating 9/10
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2013
Anomaly Warzone Earth is an indie game that has a surprisingly high production value. I was incredibly impressed. The menu and UI is slick, the control scheme is well thought out and plays almost entirely with the mouse right out of the box. It has controller support and touch control support (mobile game) and the backgrounds and models are beautifully rendered and look high quality. The gameplay is interesting too - it's kind of a reverse tower defense. I found it refreshing and fun, and the difficulty really ramps up in the later levels. I played on Casual, if you turn it up to really hard I'm sure it would knock your socks off. There are also online leaderboards and automatic ranking notifications, challenge modes, and it's fully voice acted. Everything in the game screams care and quality. No corners were cut and you could tell the developers spent the time to make sure things were done *right*.

Anomaly is good for pick up and play gaming, but I think grinding it out would get tedious after awhile - it's great for mobile gaming and to kill time a level at a time on the PC. I'd recommend picking it up if you're looking for something to play intermitantly or giving it a shot if you picked it up in an indie bundle and have it sitting in your library. B
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Blending fast-paced, explosive action with а tactical battlefield command, Anomaly puts players in charge of a military convoy tasked with fighting back against the mysterious alien war machines that have begun to spring up in many of the world's largest cities. Players take part in battles personally to support and assist a hand-picked armor squad, utilizing their top-down tactical view to plot each and every turn of the convoy. As they progress through the story campaign and challenge modes, players will unlock upgrades and new units to build their ultimate destruction squad. I had no idea this would actually be all that entertaining. I'm a big fan of tower defense games, and this is a pretty good example of it flipped over. The graphics are very nice, the only other TD game. The game is beautifully voiced. Has a typical, yet working storyline. The mechanics are very dynamic, fast-paced, yet easy to learn. The game is just pure fun, it is unique in its approach to tower defense, and intermixing strategy allowing you to determine the step you think is best suited for the situation at hand, great action. Really worth the time!
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