Conclusion: Final Verdict : Robot Entertainment took the laundry list of fan complaints about Orcs Must Die! , addressed every one of them while polishing up the formula to an absolute shine, and threw in plenty of new content with the promise of more to come. If you liked Orcs Must Die! , the sequel is a must buy. If you’re new to the series, it’s certainly worth checking out the unique brand of trap defense gameplay that Orcs Must Die! 2 delivers.
Conclusion: There is a reason Steam sells this game with a two-pack option. For my money, there isn’t a better PC game to play through with a friend right now. Orcs Must Die! 2 perfectly combines the strategic thinking of tower defense games with the frenetic action of an old-school shooter, with plenty of laughs along the way. The later challenges are difficult to overcome by yourself, but comically violent Orc deaths are best savored with a friend anyway.
Conclusion: Orcs Must Die 2 may not be a full-fledged evolution of the original but it delivers enough improvements and new things that will entertain all sorts of people, from fans of the first game to those completely new to the action strategy series made by Robot Entertainment. New modes like the Co-Op or the Endless ones keep players hooked on the experience, so you’ll quickly find yourself spending many hours with the impressive game, especially if you keep on improving your...
Conclusion: Concept: The green hordes are coming, and you have to supplement smart trap placement with up-close and personal face-smashing to stop them
Graphics: The same charming cartoony style – heck, a lot of the same cartoony models – return from the original, but excellent animation takes the average visuals to the next level
Sound: The score, effects, and voiceovers fit the gameplay so perfectly that their limited scope is easy to forgive
Playability: The only issue is some...
Excerpt: Things don't usually go very well for game studios when they close. Usually a new studio forms, but it involves years of uncertainty and proving themselves to publishers again. Things went a bit better for the remnants of now-defunct Ensemble Studios, creators of Age of Empires . The biggest group that splintered off of this long-time PC developer formed up again as Robot Entertainment a few years ago, and their first independent game, Orcs Must Die!
Excerpt: The tower defense genre has always been one of my favorite ways to kill time when gaming. There’s something that is just so satisfying about building the perfect line of defense and watching your maze of death take care of everything. While this genre has previously been relegated to modifications and other derivative works (WarCraft III custom maps, etc.), now digital distribution services like Steam allow game developers to create fleshed out, full fledged titles.