Developer: Virtual Programming Ltd
Current Version: 1.0.5
Last Updated: 8 months ago
Download Size: 483.9 MB - Download
Defense Grid: The Awakening is the definitive 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!
Beautiful environments, spectacular effects, and a dynamic, engaging soundtrack bring the world to life. The controls are intuitive and the gameplay is deep - the special attacks and properties of each tower work together to provide many ways to succeed.
Defense Grid: The Awakening is a unique spin on defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels. A horde of enemies is invading, and it's up to the player to stop them by strategically building fortification towers around their base. Beautiful environments, spectacular effects, and a dynamic, engaging soundtrack bring the world to life. The controls are intuitive and the gameplay is deep — the special attacks and properties of each tower work together to provide many ways to succeed.
High Replayability. There are approximately 8 hours of gameplay in the main storyline, and many hours of play in challenge modes that give players unique starting conditions and objectives. Each game level is very replayable, and can be solved in many different ways, with increasing rewards for improved efficiency.
Wide Variety of Enemies. Over the course of the game, players battle 15 different enemy types that become increasingly stronger, and employ a variety of strategies in an attempt to bypass the player's defenses. As the levels progress, the enemies become tougher and more difficult to defeat.
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.
Numerous Tower Options and Upgrades. There are 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. Some towers improve other nearby towers, and some are ideal at specific locations, such as a rear guard tower that unleashes a devastating attack.
Achievements. 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.
Any Intel CPU
1GB RAM (1.5GB recommended)
GeForce 7300, Radeon X1600 or newer, 128 MB VRAM (Low-end video cards (GeForce 7300 and Radeon X1600) support only low and medium quality settings)
1.1 GB hard disk space
Fixes for Yosemite
Most Helpful Reviews
Great Except for Sound Cutting Out - The game itself is great, but the sound randomly cutting in and out is not cool. I'm on a 27" iMac with 12 Gigabytes of RAM and top-of-the-line specs so there is some bug in the code.
Unplayable - I have the base model 13" MacBook Pro and tried to run the game after seeing a really good video review of it online. Unfortunately, the game is completely unplayable. There is supposed to be some sort of pointer to place things, but that does not show up. I've tweaked settings, reinstalled the game, and tried numerous other things. Still didn't work. I contacted support and they said that it was a known issue and that they had been working on an update. That was a month ago. Total waste of money. DO NOT GET THIS GAME IF YOU HAVE THE 13" PRO. I want to be able to play the game I paid like 17 bucks for, but as of now, that was a total waste of money.
More Reviews for Current Version
v1.0.5 - Same audio bug as all previous mac versions - Version 1.0.5 “Fixes for Yosemite” contains the same frustrating audio bug as previous mac versions; sound cuts out completely early in the final level. 5 star game with a -2 star bug in the port.
Horrible - Unplayable… Terrible graphics. Interface is so outdated! Is this one of those "classic" games from 1989?
Lousy PC port - Game is dark and there is no brigtness setting, no healthbars over aliens option, laser beam doesn’t show, numerous graphical and sound glitches, overall quality lower than Windows version. But, for $5 I can kill some time.