Excerpt: Taking the fight directly to the aliens! The words "tower defense" usually cause me to hesitate, but like any genre it has the potential for transformation and reinvention. Just ask 11 Bit Studios, the developer behind the Anomaly series.
Excerpt: Anomaly 2 has marched its way onto mobile platforms and I’ve spent the last several days immersed in one of the most gorgeous tower offense games of the year. I played the PC version earlier this year and was truly surprised at just how authentic this mobile version is.
Anomaly 2 Review: An Incredible Game With A Few Bugs To Hammer Out
20 November 2013
Excerpt: Humanity came out on top in the previous Anomaly games, but apparently that was just the beginning – a test invasion, if you will. The alien towers have returned with a vengeance in Anomaly 2 and the world is a little worse for wear. In fact, we kind of lost the war.
Conclusion: Anomaly 2 is more of the same, but there’s still nothing out there really quite like this franchise. 11 Bit Studios has added a greater focus on intense moment-to-moment strategy that adds on the original concept without straying too far from what made it’s predecessor excellent.
Summary: Earth Offense Force Don’t let the screenshots fool you: This isn’t the game you think it is. The first Anomaly was an unexpected sleeper hit that found a successful formula on flipping tower defense on its head by putting the player in the role of the invader.
Review: Anomaly 2 excels at taking the fight to Earth's invaders
20 June 2013
Excerpt: In 2011 the original Anomaly: Warzone Earth became notorious for literally flipping the tower defense genre on its head. 11 bit studios took the tried and tested formula, but the developer made the player the attacker instead of the defender, dubbing the concept “tower offense.
Excerpt: Since then, 11 Bit Studios has worked on a full-fledged sequel that not only introduces fresh towers, units, and a new story, but also a multiplayer mode that puts one player on the offense and another on the defense. Does Anomaly 2 have the winning strategy or should it choose a different route?
Pros: +Same great tower offense mechanic, +Lots of new units and enemy towers, +Varied single-player missions
Cons: -Multiplayer is hectic and unbalanced, -Some glitches in certain missions, -Bland story
Excerpt: The Good : Jazzier graphics engine. Units have new morphing ability. Now with multiplayer! The Bad : Short single player campaign. The Ugly : Multiplayer tutorial really insufficient. No multiplayer AI to practice against. Few people playing it.
Excerpt: Anomaly: Warzone Earth was the first game I learned about in the sadly under populated “tower offense” genre. Released in early 2011, Anomaly put you in charge of an ever-advancing line of armored vehicles as they made their way past a grid of alien towers.
Summary: Anomaly 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Anomaly Warzone Earth by 11 bit studios. The alien machine invasion from the original game has had its way with planet Earth, and humankind is on the edge of extinction. You play as Commander Lynx controlling one of the remaining convoys, Yukon.