Lead an armored squad through the perils of this reversed tower defense action-strategy game!
User reviews: Very Positive (3,027 reviews) - 88% of the 3,027 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


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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

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
Helpful customer reviews
41 of 49 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Anomaly: Warzone Earth is a top-down Tower Defense type game, where you play as the commander of the 14th armor battalion, and direct your convoy of vehicles through streets, using various powerups and tactics, all in real time. You alone control a 14th Platoon soldier on foot who picks up decoys and smoke-screens, repair kits and uses these items to protect and heal the convoy. Your convoy is attempting to penetrate anomalous zones around the city, which surround parts of an alien spaceship that crashed to earth.

Visually the graphics don't look bad at all. There is alot of switching back and forth from your minimap as you plot course corrections for the convoy depending on what obstacles are thown your way in real time. The game feels like it may have been made for a handheld initially and then ported to the PC, but if that is true they didn't do a bad job. While not exactly a tower defense game, more of a tower attack game, Anomaly: Warzone Earth can be fun to play. There are multiple difficulties to choose from, so I recommend the most difficult for the best experience.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
At first when I found out it was a "Reverse Tower Defense" where you control the units, I thought it'd be just another spam units when you had the money sort of thing. But was I wrong! This is actually surprisingly well made and fun for the most part of it!

For the main game there is 14 missions and 3 side (Bonus?) missions. Now don't get me wrong that sounds like a small number but there is pleanty of awesome gameplay and things to do to keep you interested for hours! Hence, here is my thoughts on it:

♦ Great Graphics
♦ Amazing Voice Overs (Every game needs high quality voice overs like this one)
♦ Awesome Gameplay that is challenging at times and will take you hours to finish (It took me 12.5hours to get all but 2 achievements)
♦ Medals per level make the game that little bit more fun and challenging (This is an awesome concept that makes you want to keep playing to get them all)
♦ 44 Achievements with achievements per level (This is epic as there is not only gold medals to achieve but individual achievements per level for doing certain challenge type things unrelated to the levels main objects which keeps the levels interesting for a longer time)
♦ 3 difficulties per level (These add an even more challenging and fun aspect to the game)
♦ Steam Trading Cards
♦ Leaderboards (Even though some of the scores seem impossible to get, this is a nice addition as each level is ranked individually and you can compare your score to friends and the global Steam users which adds a nice competitive aspect to the game)

♦ Bonus levels Baghdad Mayhem and Tokyo Raid seem repetitive (This is bad as they are wave based and just seems like the levels were last minute as every wave is the same)
♦ Bonus levels are numbered weirdly (Levels 1 and 3 are in Baghdad Mayhem and 2 is in Tokyo Raid. IMO they should have made them seperate from each other as they pretty much are)
♦ Tokyo Raid's highscores seem unreachable (I destroyed almost every tower bar like 3 and was nowhere near number 1 highscore)
♦ The way you unlock some Medals seems unconsistant (For example Directiveness in one level may be really straight forward and then you do the same the same things you did in the next level to get the directiveness medal and it doesn't unlock which is really annoying)
♦ Story could have been better (Seemed kind of lame to me, some may enjoy it though)
♦ Some Cutscenes seemingly don't pause the game which is annoying as I've come back to the game to find my unit die due to the timing of the cutscene (Really annoying as you only have limited money per level!!).

Overall, for a Reverse Tower defense where you control the units the game is on par with many hours of fun, challenging and competitive gameplay to be had. Despite the repetitiveness of the Bonus levels and the bad Storyline the game is interesting, has many achievements and you will enjoy playing it and coming back to better your score or beat your difficulty or even beat your highscore or your friends! Well worth buying and playing if you are appealed by the concept of Reverse Tower Defense!

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Simply a well-crafted indie reversed tower defense action-strategy game! Great UI with no bugs whatsoever! Recommended for anyone that's a fan of the tower defense genre.
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