Orcs Must Die! Unchained takes the award-winning Orcs Must Die! action tower defense game to a whole new level with team-based gameplay! Bust skulls with your best pals in PvE co-op Survival, or put your teamwork to the real test in Sabotage Mode!
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Mixed (163) - 66% of the 163 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 19, 2017
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January 7

Orcs Must Die! Unchained Ceasing Operations

Hi all,

It's painful to even write this. We are sorry to say that we will be closing down Orcs Must Die! Unchained, Hero Academy, and Hero Academy 2.

Making and supporting a game is a long and challenging journey. Along the way, there are plenty of highs and plenty of lows. The communities who play our games join us on these journeys. We know this decision affects our players as much as it does us.

We've kept these games operating at a financial loss for many months. Unfortunately, it's no longer sustainable for us to do so. We must shift our focus to future games and make our investments there.

All three games will remain playable until Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (UTC-05:00). Commencing immediately, all players logging into Orcs Must Die! Unchained and Hero Academy 2 will receive a substantial free grant of hard and soft currencies to enjoy the remaining weeks of live play. You may have to wait up to 24 hours for the currency grant to arrive in your account. We do not have a way to immediately make the grants upon first login.

All of us at Robot would like to thank everyone who has played one of these games. We've loved interacting with you in game, on our forums, and at places like PAX. We hope you give us the opportunity to join you again in our future games.

Patrick Hudson, CEO


FAQ

What? Why?

Orcs Must Die! Unchained and Hero Academy 2 have been unable to maintain a sufficient player base to cover the operational costs to keep the games running. The original Hero Academy has been technically obsolete for a long time now. We could not maintain the pace of operating system updates from Apple. It was actually removed from the App Store in early 2018.

What happens to my game data?

After the games cease operations, all Robot-controlled data associated with these three games (such as player progress, inventory, player achievements, and including all Robot Online account information) will be removed and permanently destroyed per applicable EU GDPR and platform mandates. We will not be able to recover any of your data for OMDU, HA2, or HA after the shutdown.

When will the servers shut down?

10:00 a.m. Dallas (UTC-5:00) time, Monday, April 8th, 2019.

I've never played. Can I make a new account?

We will be removing the ability to create new accounts and download the game over the course of the next 90 days.

How do I get free in-game currency before the games shut down?

Just log in. It will not happen immediately or automatically. At least once per day, we will grant copious amounts of currency to all recently active players.

What's going on at Robot Entertainment?

We are working on two new games, and we're very excited about both of them. We don't have more to say about them just yet, but we hope to announce them both during 2019.
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Reviews

“Once you get pulled into Orcs Must Die! Unchained's gameplay then you may never want to stop!”
9.5 – BioGamerGirl

“This is a perfect game for coming home and getting in a few matches”
A – Gaming Age

“The tower defense core of Unchained seems deceptively simplistic but is ripe with complex mechanics that reward deep strategy”
9 – Gaming Illustrated

Just Updated

New Hero: Yi-Lin

Yi-Lin is a quick, melee hero who uses her twin swords to devastating effect. Her use of combos can deal devastating damage as well as provide regeneration making her a true force to be reckoned with. Yi-Lin, the Jade Sentinel has awoken to defend Centre once more against the hordes of orcs, soldiers, and her old enemies – the Wu Xing Dynasty.Learn more about Yi-Lin in the Designing Yi-Lin blog.

New Faction: The Wu Xing, Masters of the Five Elements

The Wu Xing are masters of the five elements. Deadly and resilient they make dangerous foes!
  • Wu Xing Soldiers: These soldiers come in four forms: light, medium, heavy, and ranged. All of the soldiers have magic armor, making physical damage optimal in defeating them.
  • Terracotta Giant: These slow-moving stone giants do not attack players. Instead, they perform a steady march to the rift, slowing any player that gets too close.
  • Red Panda: Despite being called the Red Panda, these minions are actually blue! Be careful, these minions cast a powerful speed buff on allied minions.
  • Water Dragon: This hunter minion focuses on players. Unlike other Hunter minions, this minion has a splash attack, damaging all players within a cone in front of him.
  • Elemental Mages: These mages throw bouncing orbs of elemental energy.

New Maps: Three Brand New Maps

Water Garden - Survival (Apprentice and Master)
The water gardens of the White Tiger Empire appear to be closest to the first attacks by the Wu Xing Dynasty. Defend three breaches to the best of your ability without too much help from wall traps.

Castle Gates - Survival (Master and Rift Lord) and Endless
Breaching the Castle Gates is a solid strategy for the Wu Xing Dynasty. Once inside, defending this open map will be a challenge. Funneling the front gates to one side is imperative.

Midnight Market - Survival (Warmage and Rift Lord) and Sabotage
These marketplaces of the White Tiger Empire are popular night spots. This seems to be exactly why the Wu Xing Dynasty has chosen to attack them so aggressively.

New Feature: Weekly Challenge Matchmaking

The community has requested this feature for quite a while. We are happy to deliver this highly anticipated feature!

Just Updated

New Feature: Fast Restart

A highly requested feature has finally arrived! We have added the ability for non-matchmade games to be restarted by the party leader (you cannot restart Chaos Trials or Sabotage games).

New for Endless: Four Endless Maps

Four new Endless maps are now available as part of the Endless Summer event beginning this Thursday!
  • Banquet Hall (Apprentice)
  • Thuricvod Village (War Mage)
  • Highlands (Master)
  • Avalanche (Rift Lord)

New for Sabotage: Map and Consumables

  • Temple Graveyard is now available in Sabotage (Master and Rift Lord).
  • Frost Giants are now a playable minion card.
  • Minions Drop Grenades Buff: Causes player sent minions to have a 50% chance to drop grenades on death.
  • Teleportation Staff: Drops a staff that will teleport players to a random location if they stay within its area for several seconds.

New for Chaos Trials: Modifiers

  • Guardians Damage Allies: Guardian Spin damages barricades and players.
  • Unstable Rift Polymorph: Failing to close an Unstable Rift will cause the entire team to be polymorphed.

New Vanity Items: Skins and Achievement Rewards

New skins are available for Smolder, Hogarth, Ivy, Stinkeye, Maximilian, Cygnus, Midnight, Gabbriella, Bloodspike, and Bionka. A number of avatars, backplates, and titles have also been added as rewards for earning in-game achievements!

Read the detailed patch notes and give us your feedback!

Connect!

Just Updated

New Hero: Deadeye


Deadeye is an infamous outlaw with a bounty on her head. With each kill, she becomes stronger and more infamous. Her dual crossbows and explosive arrows make her a force to be reckoned with.

Half elf and half orc, Deadeye was adopted into the elven community of the First Grove as a child and raised as Galadra the trueshot. Accused of her adoptive mother High Warden Naya’s brutal murder, Galadra was narrowly apprehended by Ivy, Warden of the First Grove, losing her right eye in the process and becoming Galadra the Deadeye.

Get the full details on her abilities and development in the Designing Deadeye blog!

New Feature: Community Challenges


Exciting news, War Mages! In-game events have been a frequent question and discussion topic within the OMDU community and this update finally delivers a lot of the technology we need to create fun in-game events.

We'll have a lot more to share about this in the coming weeks as we run a few smaller events before rolling out an Endless Summer event later this year. Well, later this summer to be more specific!

New Feature: Pause


A highly requested feature has finally arrived! We have added the ability for solo and non-matchmade games to be paused by any player. Due to the game being online, we cannot pause forever, but you have a significant amount of time to grab a snack!

New for Sabotage: Map and Consumables

  • Stables of Eventide is now available in Sabotage.
  • Polymorph Chicken: added to base set consumables, earned by achievement
  • Armored Satyrs
  • Control Resist Buff
  • Control Immunity Staff
[h1]New for Chaos Trials: Modifiers[/h1]
  • Health Drain (Master and Rift Lord only)
  • Mana Drain (Master and Rift Lord only)
  • Coin Drain (Master and Rift Lord only)
  • Minions Drop Grenades (all difficulties)
  • Periodic Healing Aura (all difficulties)

Read the detailed patch notes and let us know what you think!

About This Game



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“It’s Orcs Must Die! 3 and much, much more.” – Polygon

“Unfortunately for orcs, it’s better than ever.” – PCGames N

“Unchained undeniably felt like an Orcs Must Die! game.” – Hardcore Gamer


Orcs Must Die! Unchained takes the award-winning Orcs Must Die! action tower defense gameplay to a whole new level with 3-player team-based gameplay! But don’t get cocky, because the stakes are higher, the traps are bloodier, and the invaders are even more ravenous. You’ll need to bring your A-game and a couple of the biggest orc-haters you can find!

Orcs Must Die! Unchained is set in the familiar world of its hilarious fantasy predecessors, years after the finale of Orcs Must Die! 2. With dozens of new rifts and worlds beyond them, heroes have come from far and wide to wage all-out war for control of these magical gateways. In the years since Orcs Must Die! 2, Maximillian and Gabriella have done their best to rebuild the once-mighty Order. Their new enemy, the Unchained, is no longer the mindless horde defeated twice before, but instead an organized army led by its own powerful heroes.

Killin’ Orcs and Smashin’ Dorks


Orcs Must Die!’s classic white-knuckle witch’s brew of action and strategy returns, letting players team up with their friends to lay waste to millions of new invading monsters! Build an impenetrable gauntlet of traps to hack, grind, flatten, gibletize and incinerate foes before they charge into the heart of the rift!

It's Definitely a Trap


The only thing better than building traps for murdering minions is building more traps! Play to unlock traps, then upgrade them to be even deadlier. Players cover fortresses in gleeful torture devices and engineer a variety of hilarious and violent ends for invading minions. Customize a strategy for every battle. The hordes are no match for the powers of elements and physics!

Real Action Heroes


Are you mage enough to defend the rifts? A wide variety of unique and powerful heroes with deep gameplay options offer a plethora of painfully creative ways to stop orcs in their grimy tracks. Old friends Max and Gabriella return to fight alongside a cast of new heroes like Blackpaw, Hogarth, Stinkeye, and Bloodspike. Whether players prefer might and majesty or scum and villainy, there’s a hero for every type of orc-slayer around.

Your Favorite Ways to Slay


Survival mode lets players murder their way to the top of the orc pile in 3-player co-op defense gameplay that every Orcs Must Die! fan will love. Weekly Challenges and Daily Quests give players the chance to unlock extra traps and upgrade parts. Long-time favorite Endless mode has returned in Orcs Must Die! Unchained with expanded 3-player co-op. All new Sabotage mode sets up two teams of three to troll each other with spells and bosses in an action-packed race to the highest score.

All New Sabotage!


Gamers ready for a trap-snapping, spell-slinging, ogre-spudging good time can look no further than Orcs Must Die! Unchained's new game mode, Sabotage! This fast-paced mode is a totally new way to play. Players assemble a team to defend their rift, but at the same time another team is playing on the same map in some… spooky… alternate dimension or something. These other players can distract your team with spells, minions, and huge bosses to make you lose rift points. But of course, players can pay 'em back by doing the same! The team with the most rift points at the end of the match wins.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo 2.66GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space

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