The Best in Tower Defense

Defense Grid: The Awakening is the definitive Tower Defense Strategy game that’s easy to pick up, engrossing to play, and hard to set down. Strategically place your towers on the map to prevent alien enemies from stealing your power cores. Play just for fifteen minutes or several hours!

This award winning game includes 8-10 hours of story play with 20 unique maps in the Awakening campaign, a wide variety of tower and enemy types, an interactive soundtrack, plus over 60 unlockable challenge modes adding dozens of hours of additional fun. Protect the Cores!


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Defense Grid: The Awakening Features

Wide Variety Of Enemies

Wide Variety Of Enemies

Battle 15 different enemy types. As the levels progress, the enemies become tougher and more difficult to defeat.
20 Unique Levels

20 Unique Levels

Defense Grid: The Awakening has 20 unique environments, each with a different placement of roads, tower build locations, and open areas to plan a strategy around.
Achievements on Steam and Xbox LIVE

Achievements on Steam and Xbox LIVE

Successfully completing each level provides a bronze achievement award. Additional goals provide silver and gold awards for a particular level. A novice player may be able to survive the onslaught, but only an experienced player will be able to get all of the gold achievements.
Numerous Tower Options and Upgrades

Numerous Tower Options and Upgrades

Featuring 10 different tower types with 3 levels of capability each. Each tower has unique trade offs that affect ideal placement, such as line-of-sight attack or ballistic trajectory fire.
Defense Grid: Containment Expansion Pack

Defense Grid: Containment Expansion Pack

This expansion provides players with many hours of new content including 8 new maps, a new story, two new characters and 32 new challenge modes.
Defense Grid: You Monster Expansion

Defense Grid: You Monster Expansion

Defend your fortress from GLaDOS in this first full-story expansion to the award-winning Defense Grid! Includes 8 new Maps and 5 XBLA achievements or 7 Steam achievements.

System Requirements

Minimum PC:

Supported OS: Windows XP, Vista, Win7
Processor: 1.8GHz CPU or higher
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Hard disk space: 1GB available space
DirectX version: DirectX 9.0c or higher, June 2008 version or later
Video: Video: DirectX 9 video card with shader 2 support such as the following:
ATI Radeon 9600 or newer (9600-9800, X300-X1950, HD 2400-HD 4870)
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 or newer (6100-6800, 7100-7950, 8300-8800, 9600-9800, or GTX 216-280)

Xbox 360

Any Xbox 360

Game Info

Platform: PC / Xbox 360
Genre: Tower Defense
Release Dates:
PC: December 08, 2008
Xbox 360: September 1, 2009

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