Lead an armored squad through the perils of this reversed tower defense action-strategy game!
User reviews: Very Positive (2,474 reviews)
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

 

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"A fresh, fun idea, beautifully and expertly made. Any game this inventive and clever is worth."
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11 bit Studios has created one of the most enjoyable strategy games in recent history.

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

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You always want to see what happens next.

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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
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Anomaly Warzone Earth treat to play from start to finish. I am not normally a fan of stratergy type genre, however this is more of a reverse tower defense game. The levels are well varied in type, as well as some interesting challenge mode to boot after you finish the main campaign.

Once you work out the optimum build order, you will soon find your self powering through the levels. I especially like how you control a commander, which helps out by using powerups, such as a repair or activate a shield around your convoy of units.

I can highly recommend Anomaly for anyone's time, with the addition of challenge modes, there is hours of gametime here.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
62.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
Anomaly: Warzone Earth is a RTS tower offense game (?) that takes place in a near future.

You are the Commander of the 14th Platoon and it’s your mission to investigate the anomalies that have appeared in some of the major cities in the world, after something crashed on them. As expected of any weird stuff that falls from the sky and breaks all communications within its impact radius, they weren't simple meteorites. Earth is now in danger, but what lies in the anomaly doesn't seem interested in an invasion.

What are they here for? How are you going to fight them? Why the hell do you feel like you’re the one invading a base?

★★★★☆ | Liked it
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Got this game for trading cards... Little did I know it was actually a good game... :)
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
To be honest, I have never expected a game like that ((Reverse) Tower Defence) to be near as interesting as this one. Graphics, story, performance, level design and the general idea is really great :D At some point, you really want to win the game, you feel like it's your duty! The concept of powerups and the commander running around his units is brilliant, thanks to that the game is never boring (it's sort of a game in a game, you have to play in sort of two seperate dimensions at once).
My advice: If you see this game with ~50% discount, take it :D
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
While diehard strategy fans may enjoy Anomaly's lateral approach to the tower defense genre, I could not get over the incredible amount of handholding and tedium in the game's first over-tutorialized hour.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
When I got the game I had some doubts about its general quality.
Graphics are really good for what I was expecting.
Storyline could be a bit more engaging, but even if you skip the scenes you still get an idea on what's going on.
There's a good variety of vehicles and each one has its own purpose and speciality.

Unlike others are saying, the game is not boring. If you feel like you want to speed it up a bit you can just press shift and let it flow.

10/10

It's a fresh and great looking game on the scene.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Overall Anomaly is good, but not great.

Anomaly: Warzone Earth is something like a "reverse Tower Defense" game in that you are the invading army destroying the stationary alien towers. But instead of using sheer numbers of invaders, you use strategy in selecting the path and deploy various diversions so the towers don't hit your few guys.

Nice graphics, voices, story, and controls (for the most part). However, I'm not entirely sure why you had to be a character running around at all. I'd periodically lose my little guy on the screen from all the action and it made moving/scrolling a nuissance at times as my guy would be stuck on the backside of building or something and not moving. Only in some of the later missions where I had the bomb/airstrike skill would I run ahead of my squad to destroy some particular towers.

An entertaining game, but I'm glad it ended when it did. (6.4 hr campaign) 7 out of 10.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
It's okay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
I got really excited when I frist heard about this "reverse tower defense" or "tower offense" game. I played the first few levels and then it took me YEARS between then and ever feeling motivated to play the game again. I finally did and finished it and to my surprise it's only a couple hours long. Even doing everything I wanted to (bonus missions, mission-specific achievements, etc.) did not add that much time.

But I'm thankful for the short length, because I did not enjoy it.

The game's concept is great, but the execution is not good. Despite the fact that the game keeps introducing new enemies and units right up through the last mission - which actually sucked because you never had the full system figured out until the very end - I found myself oscillating between two very undesirable points.

The first was more common: most levels were so easy as to be boring, even on higher difficulties. The second was shear frustration: getting stuck. The checkpoint system is totally inconsistent, as in some levels it will repeatedly reward you the same check point an infinite number of times, so that you can just get it as many times as you want, even every 10 seconds. But in other levels you'll go 15 minutes of gameplay without one and then have to reload. Frustraing. Annoying. And because of the set paths and limited resources if you do get a checkpoint late in a hard level where you don't have much money or health or abilities it might actually be impossible to finish the level and you have to restart. Accepting that is a painful process, but in some cases it's the only way forward.

So for such a short game with a cool concept I feel like I got disproportionately frustrated and annoyed.

The icing on the cake is that the story and the dialogue are abysmal.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Fun reversal of a tower defense game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Fantastic, loved this game. Voice over acting was awful, but it just gave it a B Movie feel. Great mechanics and some smart ideas. Light fun that does not demand too much of you. A great casual game to play in the side or to binge play over a weekend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
This is really great and I think that everyone who plays casual games must try this out. This is not for hardcore gamers. And this game has lot of fun to try out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Tower offense game. Haven't heard of that? Now's your chance to try it out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Love it because it's unique!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
good to play
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
so i imediatly started out on hardcore you know cause im billy badass at strategy games and i have to say i love how you control your units along with the map overlay and the healing specs its pretty damn fun
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Good game strategy
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
good
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
★★★★☆

Pros:
- Simple mechanics are easy to pick up
- The gameplay is very addictive
- Its challenging, I played on casual the lowest difficulty and found the later missions tough
- Actually requires strategy, you can try different tactics and setups to beat the game
- The game looks great
- Missions are rewarding and diverse, 14 means theres plenty of game time

Cons:
- The narrative is flat and tired
- The voice acting is extremely cheesy

Verdict: Anomaly is not the type of game I usually play however I got it for free, I then got so addicted that I now want to buy the sequel.
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