Defense Grid: The Awakening
Defense Grid: The Awakening

Defense Grid: The Awakening is the ultimate tower defense game that appeals 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 defensive towers around their base.

Defense Grid: The Awakening

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Defend the cores!

Defense Grid: The Awakening is the ultimate tower defense game that appeals 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. 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.
Defend the cores!
PC Gamer Magazine Editor’s Choice Award (90/100)
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Replayability

There are approximately 8 hours of gameplay in the main story line, and many additional 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.

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.

Watch out for the 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.
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Tower 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
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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.

Leaderboards

Protect the cores and and you too can hold the top spot on the overall leaderboards or against your friends! Beware, the competition is fierce! You must optimize your strategy if you want to stay on top!
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Add-Ons

Specifications

Windows
Minimum
Recommended
OSWindows XP, Vista
OSWindows 10
Processor1.8GHz CPU or higher
Processordual core 2.0GHz CPU or higher
Memory512 MB RAM
Memory1GB RAM XP, 1.5GB RAM Vista or higher
Storage1GB available space
Storage1GB available space
Direct XDirectX 9.0c or higher, June 2008 version or later
Direct XDirectX 9.0c or higher, June 2008 version or later
Graphics ATI Radeon 9600 or newer, NVIDIA GeForce 6100 or newer
Graphics ATI Radeon X700 or newer, NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or newer
Languages Supported
  • AUDIO - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish - Spain
  • TEXT - English, French, German, Spanish - Spain, Italian
© 2008 Hidden Path Entertainment, Inc. Defense Grid™ and Hidden Path Entertainment™ are trademarks of Hidden Path Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.