Anomaly: Warzone Earth

Anomaly: Warzone Earth is an extraordinary mixture of action and strategy in a reversed tower defense formula. The game tasks you with saving a near-future Earth from an alien onslaught. The invaders have captured world’s major cities, building huge turrets that destroy everything in their path. It’s up to you to lead an armor squad through the streets of cities like Baghdad and Tokyo, planning the route and strategically choosing which units to deploy in order to crush the opposition. Take control of the Commander, whose special abilities and quick thinking will be vital in supporting the squad in its mission, as you engage in fast-paced, tactical battle across story campaign and two heart-pounding Squad Assault Modes.

Key features:

  • Enjoy innovative game play – mixing action and strategy in a reversed tower defense formula – you’re the attacking side!
  • Play the commander whose special abilities and quick thinking are crucial to support the squad in its quest for victory.
  • Think tactically and strategically, choosing the right squad and the best route for the mission.
  • Extend tactical possibilities by gathering resources to buy new units and upgrade your squad during a battle.
  • Play for hours on end in the engaging story campaign, as well as the two exciting Squad Assault Modes.
  • Immerse yourself in the game with great visuals and atmospheric audio.
  • Supports PC touch screens compatible with Windows 7! Tap the screen and enjoy full tactical experience.
System Requirements
OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP2/Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows 7
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon 64 +2800
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon X1800 or equivalent
DirectX®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 1 GB
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compliant soundcard
System Requirements
OS: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon 64 +2800
Memory: 2 GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon X1800 or equivalent
Hard Drive: 1 GB
System Requirements
OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04
Processor: Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
Memory: 1GB Memory
Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11 - AMD/ATI SUPPORT UNSTABLE DUE TO DRIVER ISSUES ), OpenGL 2.1
Hard Drive: 4GB Hard Drive Space
Sound: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
NOTICE: THE GAME DOESN'T SUPPORT INTEL GRAPHICS CARDS
  • There's not much to say in summary other than "It's a bargain!"

  • If you're interested in strategy games, I highly recommend you pick this one up and keep your eyes on 11 bit studios in the future!

  • Unless you hate strategy games or don't have a rig powerful enough to run this, you should not pass up Anomaly.

  • One of the best indie games you will play this year for sure. Rivals AAA games.

  • For the price, Anomaly: Warzone Earth offers a fresh and exhilaratingly fun strategy experience that only few titles can match.

  • A fresh, fun idea, beautifully and expertly made. Any game this inventive and clever is worth your £9.

  • Exciting, clever and ultimately addictive.

  • Despite the hazardous save system, Anomaly: Warzone Earth presents a fresh take on the Tower Defense genre. It's satisfying, but leaves a lingering hunger for a sequel - hopefully with a tighter save system and more units.

  • Game Over Online

    The graphics are smooth and exciting, the action is hectic and well-balanced, and the gameplay is truly like nothing else I've ever seen before. And, as I started out saying, this is a budget title. How much gameplay do you need for $10? I think for the money Anomaly: Warzone Earth is a fine bargain.

  • Going on the offensive for a change makes tower defense hybrid Anomaly: Warzone Earth a real blast.

  • PC Format

    The simplicity of the design is where the game really shines. [Oct 2011, p.105]

  • PC Gamer

    The TD genre needs more like this. [July 2011, p.77]

  • A pretty challenging strategy game. You are on the road to protect your tanks on a path that features many enemy turrets. The graphics and sounds are neat, whilst the gameplay is really entertaining.

  • Then again, strategy games don't require a good narrative to be enjoyable, and for $10 Anomaly is definitely worth your time. Whether you're a tower defense fan looking for something new or someone intimidated by the world of real time strategy, this game has a lot to offer.

  • Pelit (Finland)

    Proves that tower defence is as much fun in reverse. There's slick gameplay, nice visuals and a nice balance of action and strategy on offer here. Silly dialogues and story aside, the only real fault of the game is that it doesn't have that many missions or units. [June 2011]

  • LEVEL (Czech Republic)

    Anomaly inverts the genre of tower defense games upside-down and provides an excellent mix of tactical action and operational management. [Issue#204]

  • One of the more challenging and satisfying titles I've played all year. It cleverly side-steps the tower-defense bottle neck by throwing things into reverse, creating a wholly unique tactical-strategy experience.

  • Anomaly: Warzone Earth is seriously a great value at $10. You will get more time and enjoyment out of this fun and addictive budget title than you will likely have gotten from many full retail priced games.

  • I wish that the developers' creation becomes popular enough so that they can create a more complex sequel without looking at a budget. It could have some sort of a multiplayer mode - the game is lacking an opportunity to have a two player battle: one makes the turrets, the other tries to get through. But aside from that Anomaly is a very well made single player experience.

  • However, all of this comes under the unpretentious cover of a very self-conscious price: 9,99 Euros. And thanks to it, you can't really hold the length against Anomaly, because cost-efficiency didn't get left out. So I can only encourage its purchase if you're into sweet small deals with sweet small prices in sweet small packages.

  • A clever twist on tower defense that will rope back in gamers that think they've had enough of the well-worn formula.

  • Anomaly's short length doesn't make the time I spent with it any less amusing. The chance to explore this well-executed unusual concept is well worth its $10 price tag. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for this talented studio.

  • The new approach to the stale genre ensures a fun single-player experience, even if it is a bit short-lived.

  • Considering the value for money, Anomaly: Warzone Earth is without doubt one of the best PC strategy games in recent months. The idea of reversing the classical gameplay of tower defense games works great, the single player campaign is fairly long and the levels are quite challenging. Don't miss it.

  • The game is a gradual reconnaissance into your capabilities as a leader. The smaller battles hone your self-awareness and prepare you for those glorious life-or-death crucibles – there's at least one per stage – where the screen bursts into a Technicolor fog of war, with glowing power-ups layered on top of energy bars on top of exploding missiles.

  • These flaws are mere minor annoyances. Anomaly: Warzone Earth gives you a flexibility I've never encountered with tower-defense games, allowing you to determine the strategy you think is best suited for the situation at hand. The game is a lot of fun--and I hope this isn't the last we've seen of Anomaly from 11 bit studios.

  • Despite several irritations, there's a lot of innovation in this title, and a lot of fun to be had with enough varied mission designs to prevent it from getting stale.

  • Aside from the mediocre voice acting and shortness of the game I highly recommend Anomaly: Warzone Earth to everyone with a couple of hours to burn. You won't play through this game just once. You'll keep coming back just to make that one change to your route or upgrade to achieve that perfect score. The mayhem mode is a nice way to let us continue to get our fix after completing Tokyo's city story.

  • With a great design, varied missions and a very addictive gameplay, Anomaly: Warzone Earth is revealed as a great action-strategy title.

  • Anomaly is, above all, a very fresh and interesting game, with fun mechanics. It is a modest game which hasn't attracted much attention, but we are sure it will surprise many.

  • Did you spend countless hours with tower defense games? Anomaly: Warzone Earth turns the tables and offers tower offense. Presentation, controls and mission design are well done, so it's well worth the money.

  • Games Master UK

    Proves there's still plenty of room for innovation in a genre once thought spent. [July 2011, p.87]

  • GamesRadar+

    Complemented with a solid plot and gameplay that finds a steady medium between strategy and action, Anomaly is a clever game that is sure to draw in tower defense fans. It's a very interesting twist and breathes new life into what was quickly becoming a tired genre.

  • Quotation forthcoming.

  • Edge Magazine

    If, like us, you're the kind of nerd who gets worked up by good interface design, Anomaly's swiftly accessed tactical map and upgrade overlays may just leave you misting up your monitor or touchscreen. [June 2011, p.103]

  • It's impossible to take Anomaly: Warzone Earth seriously. It's a distraction for a couple of evenings at best, and I wish it had more emphasis on interesting gameplay modes than superfluous radio chatter. Alas, as soon you move on to skirmish battles, the game quickly loses its sparkle.

Anomaly: Warzone Earth
$9.99 $3.00
Title: Anomaly: Warzone Earth
Genre: Action, Indie, Strategy
Released: 8 April 2011
Developer: 11 bit studios
Publisher: 11 bit studios
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Leaderboards
  • Full controller support
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