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

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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
73 of 82 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
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Graphics:
+ nice explosion and fire effects
+ pretty city backgrounds
- only one camera angle
- not too detailed

Atmosphere:
+ hectic playing
+ nice gloomy scenario
+ interesting locations
- thin staging

Sound:
+ great english speakers
+ passable sound effects
+ fitting soundtrack

Balance:
+ three difficulty levels
+ good learning curve
- at the end very crisp

Units:
+ six different units
+ upgrades

Campaign:
+ exciting and well-told story
+ pretty phrases
- low replay value

Game Size:
+ around 10 hours playtime
+ extensive main campaign
+ two unlockable additional modes
- overall a bit little

In Anomaly: Warzone Earth Baghdad and Tokyo are taken from wreckage of an alien spaceship. To the fragments are anomalies in which sprout from the ground turrets.
Instead of setting up defense lines for incoming crawler, you are the forces that must survive the gauntlet. The aliens have many different weapons with countless strengths and weaknesses, so that survival depends on your ability to get around (and out-think) these alien cutthroat.

Your convoy is does the damage, but you're down there frantically trying to keep it alive. You run around on foot to scout ahead, distract enemy turrets, and deploy weapons power-ups to keep them safe.
Additionally, you can bring up a tactical map screen at any point to adjust the travel route of your convoy on the fly or scope out the action ahead to concoct an battle plan.
Whatever route you end up with, it is inevitably littered with various types of enemy towers, each with different types of attacks, Planning or changing routes (enemy actions will often disrupt your carefully plotted strategy) is as simple as toggling directional arrows at each intersection through the available options by clicking on them.

There are a lot of strategic flexibility as you choose in most missions, deck out your convoy. A mixture of tanks, armored personnel carriers, missile launching robots, drones shield generator and other special vehicles can be purchased and upgraded. Another subtle balancing act that you, in your capacity as commander, you have to deal with is the decision between choosing the safest route or the most lucrative.
Anomaly can be very challenging on the "normal" difficult, even for experienced strategy players. They are found again from a checkpoint rather often in the later missions.

Anomaly: Warzone Earth even more exciting. It's surprising how much of a difference a few simple tweaks can make toward revitalizing a genre that has long grown stale for some players. For the price, Anomaly: Warzone Earth offers a fresh and exhilaratingly fun strategy experience that only few titles can match.

Score: 77 / 100
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10 of 10 people (100%) 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 12 people (92%) 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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6 of 8 people (75%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
Great reverse tower defense. Bash all those bullcrap towers 'till your hearts content. Not fun enough, upgrade the ♥♥♥♥ out of your units, use the motherfreakin' shield and change your squad's position on the fly. What the heck is not fun here?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
A straight forward tower defense strategy game.
Shoot, bomb, destroy and anihilate your enemies.
Upgrade your squad to its full potential.
All achievements are attainable.
Overall great game.

8/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Anomaly takes a different approach on the tower defense genre, swapping the roles so the player is the attacking party and the CPU controls the towers. The game is well-balanced and can be very challeging from beginning to end so you need to plan your strategy carefully using the various units and abilities at your disposal. It's a solid and fun experience, great game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Firstly, I would like to mention that I personally enjoy the Anomaly Series and I would definitely recommend it to my friends. Anomaly: Warzone Earth is a Tower Offense game, instead of the traditional Tower Defence games. This makes the Anomaly Franchise stand out of other games.

After getting all the games from the Anomaly Franchise, I do still feel that Anomaly: Warzone Earth has by far been the best Tower Offense game I’ve come across and is the first and only game in this series which lives up to the name of the Anomaly Franchise.

For those who are intending of getting the game, I would like to say that I do still feel that it is worth getting the game despite the game being out for a few years now.

As for those who are intending of getting the entire Anomaly Series or some of the other games from the Anomaly Series, I would not recommend doing so as I personally don’t feel that the sequels of this game is worth the money getting. That is unless you are a hard-core fan of the Anomaly Series, you have extra cash to spend on, or you like Tower Offense games and just want to continue playing Tower Offense games even after you had finished Anomaly: Warzone Earth.
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Another view to "tower defence" games - you should destroy towers instead of building them.
And it really cool for me as tower defence fan :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Wow! This is a great game. And this time I really didn't know what to expect at all from the game when I bought it. I just found the artstyle so appealing. I thought this would be another modern RTS game, this time with really stylish graphics that I'd enjoy to look at but never really gonna like to play ... but man was I wrong ...

At it's core Anomaly is a Tower Defense game. Only this time you're not playing the defending but the offending forces. So this time around you are playing a commander of a motorised squad that will attack the towers but can't be controlled directly by you. You can offcourse set the routes for your squad and you have some special abilities like repairing, laying smoke curtains to hide or placing decoys to protect your units and so on.

The style of the graphics, the sound, the music, the voice overs event the menus ... everything is blended perfectly alltogether to give a pretty unique gameplay experience of a sort I personally haven't encountered before.

This game sucks you right in from the first minute because of its very unique style and easy accessibility featuring perfect XBox 360 controller support. Even the story is nicely spread out through the campaign. On top of that it seems to feature a good portion of replayability by offering a ton of missions: First there is the story mode, then there are two campaigns based on locations from the story mode and after that you can still play on in some bonus missions with extra difficulty and slight twitches to the original gameplay mechanics.

I liked very much what I've seen unti now and I can wholeheartedly recommend you to buy this game, exspecially when it's on sale. But I must say (and I don't say this often) this game is even worth it's full price. So go on and get it if you're in for some thrilling action strategy sort of game you haven't seen anywhere else before.

@ngel
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
About 10 hours of gameplay. If you enjoy tower defense games youll love this reverse-tower defense. Graphics and effects are great and the gameplay is engaging. Game is not easy...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Cool game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
The game I found more or less fun, but also hard on some levels going through. I could recommend this game for any that love these type.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 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
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Anomaly is a reverse tower defense RTS game where you play a solder that guides amored vehicles through preprogrammed pathways to defeat the enemy towers. This game is pretty intense and every second matters. The game has multiple difficulty settings that fit all levels of player experience. Only complaint is they could have added more save points to make the game a little less frusterating but overall it's still a good and fun game.

Bonus: This game is also available for Android and iOS but you will have to pay for it a second time. I played the Android version and it played as well as it did on PC.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
First game of it's kind I've every played. It starts off slow in my opinion, but later on it shows its strength. A very fun game to learn and play, I recommend it for sure.
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