Defense Grid: You Monster Review

Defense Grid: You Monster Review

When you and your AI companion come across a seemingly abandoned scientific facility in need of defense from aliens, you begin building tower defenses as usual. However, as the alien waves keep coming your companion slowly finds itself being subverted by a strange rogue subroutine. Before you know it, you’re being “tested” by a new […]

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One of the Best Tower Defense Games is now one of the Best XBLA Games

One of the Best Tower Defense Games is now one of the Best XBLA Games

Even though tower defense games seem to be perfect for digital distribution platforms, Xbox Live Arcade only has one: the lazily-ported Crystal Defenders. Well, Hidden Path has more than made up for the genre’s poor showing on XBLA and delivered one of the very best strategy games around in Defense Grid: The Awakening. Available on […]

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Defense Grid: The Awakening and Containment (PC) Review

Defense Grid: The Awakening and Containment (PC) Review

Tower defense games have been around for over ten years now. They started as custom maps for the classic RTSs Starcraft and WarCraft III. Lately however, there have been a plethora of full fledged standalone tower defense releases. One such game is the 2008 release Defense Grid: The Awakening. Furthermore the developer, Hidden Path Entertainment, […]

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9.0 Editor’s Choice & Game of the Month

9.0 Editor’s Choice & Game of the Month

Michael Scarpelli: 10 Defense Grid is pretty much the apex of the tower defense genre. There might be games out there that have more clever gameplay hooks or better storylines… but I wager you’ll be exceedingly hard pressed to find a game that is the total package quite like Defense Grid. The graphics are superb, […]

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A Masterpiece is Born

Caution: Downloading Defense Grid: The Awakening could lead to laziness spent in front of the TV, video game addiction, desire to build a destructive tour and alien hatred. OK, those might not be all that bad, but one thing is for certain — this title restores what you originally thought about tower defense games. With […]

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Defense Grid: The Awakening Wins 2008 Game of the Year: Puzzle

Like with most good games, Defense Grid: The Awakening takes only a few minutes to learn, but much longer to master. The seemingly simple concept of defending ground against a hoard of aliens using towers is brilliantly created here, and it’s more than worth the low $20 price whether you need an afternoon distraction or […]

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Hidden Path Entertainment Interview – Defense Grid: The Awakening

Released three years ago, Defense Grid: The Awakening is still one of the best tower defense games ever to grace a PC. TPG had the honor of interviewing Jeff Pobst, CEO of Hidden Path Entertainment, and developer of Defense Grid. Jeff speaks on various issues in the PC gaming industry along with what it took […]

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Defense Grid DLC: You Monster Review (PC-Steam, XBLA)

Defense Grid DLC: You Monster Review (PC-Steam, XBLA)

Regarding spoilers: Unlike some Defense Grid expansions, You Monster has a significant storyline. Because a meaningful review must discuss at least the basic story tone and cover a few more noteworthy things these DLC stages do, the reader should keep this in mind. No specific story events will be mentioned, though certain stage stipulations will […]

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