Anomaly Defenders

Anomaly Defenders is the closing installment of the Anomaly series. The original incarnation of the Tower Offense sub-genre had players controlling humans fighting alien invaders. Now, the tables have turned. The human counterattack is underway and the alien homeworld is under threat. Defend the planet from the human scum in the final battle of the series.
Anomaly Defenders is a fast-paced Tower Defense game where attacking human troops can damage and destroy your defenses. You have to react and counterattack enemies on the battlefield at all times. Each time you start a campaign, the unique tech-tree technologies can be tailored to your needs. Killing humans is easier due to 8 upgradable towers and special functions: repair your towers, make them go berserk, sacrifice them in explosions that are harmful to nasty humans, and use other tricks. This is the final battle against the humans. For the Hive, Commander!

Key Features:

  • Functions to fix and boost your towers: Repair, Rage, Explode and others
  • Full-blown tech-tree to tailor unique strategies
  • Attacking forces can damage and destroy your towers - watch out!
  • Outsmart humans by deploying towers that force them to change their movement path
  • Fight the humans on the orbital stations and undiscovered lands – 24 unique levels are waiting for you to protect them
  • 8 unique, upgradeable towers
  • Three difficulty levels adjusted for both new and hardcore players
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP SP3 (32 bit) / Vista
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000, Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770, 1024 MB, Shader Model 3.0
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Minimum Requirements
OS: 10.6
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000, Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB
Storage: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated
Recommended Specifications
OS: 10.6
Processor: Processor:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770, 1024 MB, Shader Model 3.0
Storage: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 12.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000, Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB
Storage: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated
Recommended Specifications
OS: Ubuntu 12.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770, 1024 MB, Shader Model 3.0
Storage: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated
  • Anomaly Defenders is a good final hurrah for the tower defense series from 11 Bit Studios. It has gorgeous maps, fun and hectic gameplay, and a lot of strategic opportunities via the deployable powers and the complex tech tree. What's more, the difficulty modes that affect the layout of the maps are quite impressive.

  • Even though it's got a pretty traditional gameplay, Anomaly Defenders is able to entertain with a solid and challenging tower defense experience, enriched with great visuals, a sharp level design and a great to explore tech-tree.

  • A solid tower defence experience that really does raise the bar for the tower defence genre. It might still be the simplest example of strategy gaming out there, but at least this one has merit for long term play.

  • Although more traditional than previous games in the series, Anomaly Defenders provides a flexible and entertaining strategy-light experience. It looks great, provides multiple options for players and play styles, and is challenging enough to require forethought and adaptation.

  • CD-Action

    Not as innovative as previous games from the series, but 24 maps, 8 types of towers, 6 special abilities and 10 variants of enemies are enough to provide a couple of days of fun. [Sept 2014, p.70]

  • The last chapter of the series is, unpredictably, the most conservative one. And it's a solid Tower Defense: but it's just another Tower Defense.

  • Anomaly Defenders is an example of a good and solid tower defense game. The gameplay works, the maps offer a good amount of variety and the tech-tree is sublime. Because of this, it's a pity that the game doesn't offer a huge amount of troops and enemies, and that the frame-rate is unstable when a lot of human forces start to explode.

  • Defenders, unlike the previous titles, doesn’t do much to innovate or recreate the genre. Instead 11 Bit Studios decided to play it safe and gave us a basic, traditional tower defense game that is fun but doesn’t really do anything to set itself apart from an already flooded market.

  • A well crafted tower defense, with nothing particularly innovative gameplay-wise.

  • This is, probably, the worse chapter of the series. It has several good ideas but the gameplay is still too basic.

  • Despite being a deep, generally entertaining, and visually luscious tower defence experience, Anomaly Defenders doesn’t quite rank among the best in its category.

  • Bright, colorful, fun, but too simple.

  • A piece of solid workmanship and an entertaining tower defense strategy game at the same time which, however, does not bring anything new to the table, and eventually fall into stereotype one. The game may be recommended only to those fans who love its genre.

  • Earlier Anomaly games proved that a little innovation can go a long way, but you just don't see as much of that approach in action here, which results in an underwhelming and familiar return to the norm.

Anomaly Defenders
$9.99 $2.50
Title: Anomaly Defenders
Genre: Action, Indie, Strategy
Released: 29 May 2014
Developer: 11 bit studios
Publisher: 11 bit studios
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