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Orcs Must Die! - PC

Orcs Must Die! - PC
alaScore 90

40 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the action. The reliability also gets good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the multi player mode.

gameplay, reliability, action

multi player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Orcs Must Die! - PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Orcs Must Die

 

Tower defense games: love them or hate them, you had better get used to them because the genre looks to be staying around for a lot longer than most people expected. The idea of TD games is relatively simple but somehow developers keep coming up with...

An incredibly robust and enjoyable take on the tower defense genre. Tight controls, a plethora of options, and a general fun factor that keeps you coming back again, and again, and again. It is hard not to love this game.

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Orcs Must Die

 

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...

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Orcs Must Die! Review

 

When Ensemble Studios dissolved, many veteran PC gamers felt that an era had ended. The creators of Age of Empires and Halo Wars had split up to form three separate Dallas-based development teams, and many people blamed Microsoft for the closure of the...

While Orcs Must Die! doesn't really bring forth any entirely new ideas - Sanctum on PC does the FPS-meets-tower-defense thing, too - it does give us a really fresh combination of them, and along with the fantasy setting and legitimately funny jokes and...

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Orcs Must Die! Review

 

With numerous traps, weapons, and an endless supply of one-liners, Orcs Must Die! dispenses death with satisfying variety.

Great selection of traps and weapons ; Unlockable difficulty carries over your previous upgrades ; Different enemy types require tactical thinking ; Lots of replayability

Disappointing lack of multiplayer ; All the stages look the same

Orcs Must Die! presents itself with confident simplicity. Every element in the game has a distinct purpose--from the different traps to the enemies--and you're never bogged down with unnecessary chores. It's a focused game, whose main fault is what it...

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Review: Orcs Must Die (PC)

 

Orcs Must Die is a game about orcs which must die. Your goal is to help them in that endeavor -- a task which proves surprisingly addictive.

Lots of levels; fast paced action-strategy gameplay; just plain fun

Irritating protagonist; repetitive environments; no multiplayer

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Orcs Must Die!

 

It seems like Tower Defense is the kind of subgenre that can merge well with a wide range of different mechanics and concepts. Last years Sanctum

If you have no interest in Tower Defense games, then Orcs Must Die can safely be skipped; yet there’s something rewarding about raining hell down on legions of oblivious, intrepid Orcs using a garden-variety of traps and weapons. Sure, the game is...

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Orcs Must Die Review

 

From the developer of Halo Wars, Orcs Must Die lets you play dungeon interior decorator and build playgrounds of orcish murder.

Orcs Must Die embellishes your devious side, encouraging you to devise clever ways of fulfilling the command of the title. For the not-so-clever, mowing down invaders with an automatic crossbow is also a great time. Whatever your approach, an orc's...

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Orcs Must Die! Review

 

War Mage, what is best in life? To crush the orcs, to see their kobolds driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their ogres!

Fun, unique, and constantly-evolving gameplay; lots of variety; encourages experimentation; great artistic style; good voice acting; (mostly) funny writing; pick-up-and-playable

Mini-map mechanics make it hard to keep track of what's going on; only a handful of orc designs; occasional glitches

Connor Cleary is a contributor to GameShark , Gamasutra , and GameCareerGuide . His video game writing archive is called The Blue Key , and he runs a freelance web and graphic design business.

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Orcs Must Die!

 

Lately we've seen so many twists on the tower defense genre that it almost feels like we should come up with a better name for it. Anomaly Warzone Earth turned you from a defender into an attacker, while Sanctum added first-person co-op gameplay. Then...

For the latter kind of players, any of the gripes with frustration caused by trial-and-error designs will vanish in the face of the sheer amount of time you're going to spend fully completing it -- and the fun you'll have as Orcs Must Die! tempts and...

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Orcs Must Die!

 

I have a confession to make. I should be playing a different game right now, preparing to write a review. But I made a big mistake. I installed the game I have to review next. I installed, and played,Orcs Must Die!. Now I can't concentrate on that...

For a fifteen dollar indie game, Orcs Must Die! has given me more enjoyment than most AAA, fifty dollar titles. I wholeheartedly recommend people buy this game, hardcore and casual crowd alike. Even if you aren't convinced after reading this, try the...

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