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Old 08-27-09, 03:29 PM   #1
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What's the best, simple tower defense game?

I also think of Dune II as a tower defense game, if that matters. I need a relatively simple tower defense game. I like the collecting of money for better weapons, for building, etc. But I don't want to have to read some manual.

Obviously, liking Dune II, I have looked at the Comand and Conquer series, and they just do nothing for me.
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Old 08-27-09, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

pc or handheld or console?
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Old 08-27-09, 03:56 PM   #3
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

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I also think of Dune II as a tower defense game, if that matters.
It's not.

Dune II is a real-time strategy (RTS) game. The best ones are probably those made by Blizzard (Starcraft, Warcraft series), Ensemble (Age of Empires, Age of Kings, Age of Myths), and Big Huge Games (Rise of Nations series). All are commercial prodcuts:

In terms of tower defense, Desktop Tower Defense:

http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/game.asp

is available in both a free web-based version and a commercial version. Plants vs. Zombies is another good one -- it's available through PopCap.
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Old 08-27-09, 04:00 PM   #4
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

PC.

JasonF is stupid.

I wish Steam had Dune II
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Old 08-27-09, 04:10 PM   #5
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

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PC.

JasonF is stupid.

I wish Steam had Dune II

So because you don't understand the difference between two genres of games, I'm stupid?

There are a couple of Dune II remakes listed on the Dune II wikipedia page. I have no idea how faithful any of them are to the original, but you might want to give one or more a try.
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Old 08-27-09, 04:14 PM   #6
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

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So because you don't understand the difference between two genres of games, I'm stupid?
That's not even in the top 50 reasons I have written down over the years.

Plants VS Zombies is great.

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There are a couple of Dune II remakes listed on the Dune II wikipedia page. I have no idea how faithful any of them are to the original, but you might want to give one or more a try.
Thanks, I will look that up. I may have to cross a few reasons off the list (some overlap a bit).
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Old 08-27-09, 04:21 PM   #7
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

Ninjatown for the DS is the shizznit.
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Old 08-27-09, 04:47 PM   #8
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

I had a ton of fun with Defense Grid: The Awakening. Game, and demo if you want to try it out, are available on Steam. One of the best tower defense games I've ever played.
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Old 08-27-09, 04:56 PM   #9
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

Dune II is one of the greatest RTS games ever. I loved that game.

If you want to play tower defense though in RTS play the Koreans in Age of Empires II.

(Koreans and their cheap towers that slowly strangle off the map... grrr...)
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Old 08-27-09, 05:14 PM   #10
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

GemCraft is another free, web-based tower defense game that is pretty good.

http://armorgames.com/play/1716/gemcraft
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Old 08-27-09, 05:48 PM   #11
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

I've heard good things about Pixeljunk Monsters, if you happen to have a PS3.
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Old 08-27-09, 07:14 PM   #12
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

I was going to recommend Plants vs Zombies. That game is awesome.
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Old 08-27-09, 07:16 PM   #13
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

Pixeljunk Monsters is a brilliant mix of Tower Defense and collection...and is also a great coop game.

It gets my vote!
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Old 08-27-09, 07:54 PM   #14
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check out
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Old 08-27-09, 10:04 PM   #15
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i've heard good things about pixeljunk monsters, if you happen to have a ps3.
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Old 08-28-09, 01:08 AM   #16
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

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I had a ton of fun with Defense Grid: The Awakening. Game, and demo if you want to try it out, are available on Steam. One of the best tower defense games I've ever played.
I bought this on sale through Steam. It didn't seem to be obviously easy, and I didn't want to do much learning to play. I'll try to give it another chance.
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Old 08-28-09, 11:07 AM   #17
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

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I bought this on sale through Steam. It didn't seem to be obviously easy, and I didn't want to do much learning to play. I'll try to give it another chance.
It's not as easy as say Plant vs Zombies to get into. But it's a great game overall.
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Old 08-28-09, 11:24 AM   #18
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

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Dune II is one of the greatest RTS games ever. I loved that game.
Agreed.

Desktop Tower Defense is the only tower defense game that I ever got addicted to but I haven't played that many.
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Old 08-28-09, 12:32 PM   #19
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

Desktop Tower Defense and Pixel Junk Monsters. I'd say PJM is easily one of the Top 10 games of this generation.
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Old 08-28-09, 06:39 PM   #20
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Looking forward to the South Park TD coming out soon. Also I really need a Plants vs Zombies sequel. No idea why I get so addicted to these games. When I get a ps3 PJM will be purchased right away.
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Old 08-29-09, 03:00 PM   #21
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Re: What's the best, simple tower defense game?

If you have an iPhone there are a ton of good and free/$1 TD games.

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I've been wearing Crystal Defenders out on my iPhone.
That one isn't bad, but instead of that one you can own nine equal or better ones for the same total price.

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I've been wearing Crystal Defenders out on my iPhone.
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Old 09-03-09, 09:44 AM   #23
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Old 09-04-09, 12:36 AM   #24
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A neat little XBLA tower defense game just came out called Defense Grid. I played the trial and thought it was a decent effort. Probably not worth 800 points but maybe 400 if it ever goes on sale.
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Old 09-04-09, 03:57 PM   #25
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A neat little XBLA tower defense game just came out called Defense Grid. I played the trial and thought it was a decent effort. Probably not worth 800 points but maybe 400 if it ever goes on sale.
He has Defense Grid on the PC already. I'm not sure how many levels the trial included, but it is easily worth $10 on xbla. I played the PC version a few months ago it's by far the best tower defense game I've played. the later levels get much more in depth with a lot more srategy involved in where you place the towers. A lot of levels are built around you creating the path for the enemies by where you place the towers.
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