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#1 Felix Saturnus

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 05:09 AM

So far the only tower defense game I've played is Besiegement. It's a lot of fun, but sometimes hard to figure out what weapons are most effective on what enemies.

So what other tower defense games should I look at - what is everyone else playing?

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:20 PM

I wish they'd do an iPhone/iPod Touch version of Savage Moon. I'm not normally that into tower defense, but I LOVE that game. I bet it'd work well with a touchscreen interface too.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:21 PM

Defense Grid is quite good. Not free, Windows only, but quality stuff.

For web ones, I like Vector TD (and the author's quasi-RTS followup "The Space Game"). Gemcraft is a horrible invention that sucked away too many hours of my life (i.e. add RPG elements to anything and it becomes super addictive).
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 08:04 PM

Agreed, vector TD and no. 2 is also great. The great thing is you are able to decide when the waves arrive, therefore far easier for the controls on the iphone.

By the way, I have not actually played it on the iPhone, I am just assuming.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:50 PM

I am also no much into defense game but geoDefense got me hook pretty good.

I guess mainly because of the  TRON-Theme and perfect vector eyecandy.
Itīs essntially stripped down to the bone.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:22 AM

I've been having a lot of fun playing TapDefense. Unfortunately its pretty quickly finished. :(
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 09:37 AM

Personally I like Retro Defense. It's a unique tower game. Try it out when you get a chance, it's pretty addictive.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 09:27 PM

I'll try geoDefense and TapDefense. I'm partial to a medieval theme, but I'll try anything. Thanks for the tips!

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:27 AM

Critical Thought has just released geoDefense Swarm, which is a nice new approach to the genre and a decent follow up.

I love it.

(But this OpenFeint BS really annoys me!)
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 10:41 AM

I really like geoDefense, so I'm probably going to pick up gD Swarm eventually.

Another very notable game in the genre is Defender Chronicles. It's a bit different from the usual TD fare, and it includes light RPG elements. I picked this one up a while back and it just keeps getting better.

Is Fieldrunners really as good as they say? I just haven't bothered with it so far as the former two have most of my bases covered as TD games go.

As a side note, an iDevice version of Hordes of Orcs is actually in development right now.
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:51 AM

View PostPegasus, on September 15th 2009, 09:41 AM, said:

I really like geoDefense, so I'm probably going to pick up gD Swarm eventually.
Is Fieldrunners really as good as they say? I just haven't bothered with it so far as the former two have most of my bases covered as TD games go.
Essentially gD Swarm is Fieldrunner is gD theme. So most advice will go that you donīt need Fielrunners AND gD Swarm.
Unless youīre a completest ;D
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 10:43 PM

Defender Chronicles and 7 Cities are great. Elemental Monster and GeoDefense are close runners up (some may even prefer them) and I'm just starting to get into a great-looking 3D pirate-themed one called Sweetwater Defense.

I have plenty more that I also play, and I wouldn't give up any of them :) Such asL Fieldrunners, Critter Defense, The Creeps, and Dragon Slaughter (IF I can figure it out enough to stop losing!)

If I could only have one: Defender Chronicles.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 07:13 AM

I am not a fan of tower defense games, thus I didn't look for a new one.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:41 AM

Plants vs. Zombies is basically a tower defence game too, just dressed up differently, no?

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View PostDaveyJJ, on October 5th 2009, 10:41 AM, said:

Plants vs. Zombies is basically a tower defence game too, just dressed up differently, no?
No, it's a tower defense game dressed up like a tower defense game.  And it's fantastic.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:12 PM

View PostPeopleLikeFrank, on 09 June 2009 - 02:21 PM, said:

Defense Grid is quite good. Not free, Windows only

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:54 PM

Wrong subforum, dude. Sheesh! Who's doing the hiring here anyway?
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:08 PM

View PostDaveyJJ, on 05 October 2009 - 08:41 AM, said:

Plants vs. Zombies is basically a tower defence game too, just dressed up differently, no?

I'm glad someone mentioned this because personally this is the only tower defense game I have gotten into.  :P
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:10 PM

View PostPegasus, on 06 July 2010 - 03:54 PM, said:

Wrong subforum, dude. Sheesh! Who's doing the hiring here anyway?

Not my fault, I'm only replying.  So there.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:09 PM

View PostPegasus, on 06 July 2010 - 03:54 PM, said:

Wrong subforum, dude. Sheesh! Who's doing the hiring here anyway?
Totally my fault, Eric seemed like a good idea at the time.
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