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    Orcs Must Die!

    Game » consists of 3 releases. Released Oct 05, 2011

    Robot Entertainment's first original game, this downloadable-only title charges the player to defend their fortress from an overwhelming force of orcs and other baddies. Put simply, Orcs. Must. Die! or the fortress will fall

    dragonbloodthirsty's Orcs Must Die! (PC) review

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    Pretty Fun

    Orcs Must Die! is a surprisingly fun game. I picked it up on Steam while it was on sale and played it intensively for days and off and on since (a couple weeks).

    The premise of the game is that you're a warmage (dude) who sets up traps and/or uses your weapons and magic to defend "the Rifts" from orcs that want to get through them -- fairly standard tower defense fare, but with "traps" instead of "towers". The levels grow and become increasingly elaborate and interesting, and you're free to pursue whatever means you prefer for defending the rifts. It's a well executed and well polished addition to the genre. Certain levels have additional things you can interact with, like rolling logs which will squish everything beneath them, which was a nice added touch.

    I think the characterization of the game was part of its appeal too. All the characters (all three of them?) popped out at me. The story was generally not front and center, but I found myself thoroughly enjoying it in this game, and liking the warmage when I hadn't expected to.

    Other reviews for Orcs Must Die! (PC)

      The next level of tower defense 0

      While I can't say it factually, of course, I would like to think that the folks at Robot Entertainment spent countless hours playing numerous tower defense games to the point where they knew almost perfectly what works and what doesn't. I say this because Orcs Must Die! captures everything great about the genre while stripping away the bits that are outdated and cumbersome. Levels are short and varied and enemies never get more hp, run faster, or any of those usual tower defense tropes. In fact ...

      2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

      A title that once again proves that indie games should be taken seriously. 0

      Has there ever been a title that so fully explained what's in store for the player than "Orcs must die!"? They must, because should they not you will. Not-so-long story short, master wizard tripped, hit his head and is now dead, his not-so-bright apprentice takes over when it comes to stopping Orcs from entering the rift, some kind of magical kingdom or something like that, there's also a mad witch leading the Orcs to battle and you must stop them before everything goes to hell.It's pretty simpl...

      1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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