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  • Summary: 'Dungeon Defenders: First Wave' is a groundbreaking genre hybrid: Epic Online cooperative Action-RPG meets Strategic Defense!

    Take on the role of one of four distinctive Hero classes, tasked with fending off hordes of invading creatures by strategically summoning a variety of Towers
    'Dungeon Defenders: First Wave' is a groundbreaking genre hybrid: Epic Online cooperative Action-RPG meets Strategic Defense!

    Take on the role of one of four distinctive Hero classes, tasked with fending off hordes of invading creatures by strategically summoning a variety of Towers & Traps throughout your Castle. After laying out your fortifications, directly participate in the action-packed combat with your hero, while leveling up, gathering tons of loot, customizing & upgrading equipment, and developing your unique class abilities.

    All of this can be played in seamless online multiplayer using GameCenter, as you cooperate and compete throughout the story Campaign & Challenge Missions to build the strongest heroes and achieve the highest scores in the kingdom.

    Combining the depth of strategic gaming with the satisfying action of RPG character building, in a beautifully stylized 'toon fantasy setting built with Epic Games'(tm) Unreal® Engine 3, Dungeon Defenders is designed to be an addictive experience for casual and veteran gamers alike!

    DunDef is currently localized in: English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español

    ESRB Rating (Mobile): Everyone 10+
    PEGI Rating: 12+

    --Unique Features--

    * Strategic Defense Meets Online Action-RPG
    Choose your class, customize your hero & equipment, assemble your defenses, and participate in action-packed battle to preserve your castle against the invading horde!

    * Drop-In/Drop-Out Multiplayer
    Team-up with 3 friends to defend cooperatively, with hero classes that support each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Dynamically join or leave at any time, so that the game's always full.

    * Loot & Level-Up
    Grab the mounds of money and items that your defeated foes drop, sell them or store them for later use in your Item Box! Getting Kills and Completing Waves earns you XP, which can be used to upgrade your character, your skills, your equipment, and your Towers on a per-statistic basis. The choices are yours to make. Store your massive overflow of money in the "Mana Bank", and then spend it to improve your equipment or trade with other players. Proudly show off your best equipment in your own "Adventurer’s Tavern", without fear of item theft!

    * Distinct Character-Classes
    Each Hero class has a unique balance and set of weapons, towers, and special abilities, for a different style of gameplay.

    *Hordes of monsters and massive Bosses
    Armies of enemies will attempt to tear through your defenses. Only by employing the most effective defensive strategies, teamwork, and strong heroes will you defeat such devilish foes! Many creature types, running the gamut from big Orcs swinging huge axes, to sly Dark Elf Archers striking from the shadows, to crazy Kobolds armed with explosive packs. Unique boss monsters provide set-piece battles and take relentless teamwork to defeat!

    *Fight your way up through the castle!
    Each level has a different setting, layout, enemy types, traps, and distinct scripted surprises. Four difficulty settings from novice to master, which also adjust the rate of experience and types of loot earned. Storybook cinematics tell the tale throughout the Campaign Mode. Survival Mode pits increasing waves of enemies against the players until they fall, with the goal being to defend long enough to achieve the highest Leaderboard score. Challenge Mode allows players to tackle any mission with uniquely altered rule sets and goals!

    *A Mountain of Stats
    Pore over the voluminous report of each session to analyze your team’s performance, review your best stats for each level, and compare your data online with other players to see who is the greatest hero of all. Your Achievements are visible for all to admire within your very own Adventurer’s Tavern, and your scores in each mode are ranked on the Leaderboards!

    Unreal, Unreal Technology and the Powered by Unreal Technology logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States and elsewhere.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 31, 2011
    100
    Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is an excellent mash-up of several genres, with impressive technology and fun gameplay.
  2. 80
    A clutter of menus, a crazy amount of buttons, but a great mix of Tower Defense and RPG elements with tons of loot thrown in for added pleasure.
  3. Jan 31, 2011
    75
    Dungeon Defenders has potential, and it's a really fun game; there's absolutely no doubt about that. But I would love to see an improved interface and controls-mind you, they're not bad, but not good either-along with some better graphics.
  4. Jan 31, 2011
    70
    Dungeon Defenders is a creative leap for the tower defense genre, and one that I would like to see followed up by more refined sequels.
  5. Jan 31, 2011
    60
    Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is a complex co-op title that rewards players for working together, however it feels as though too much was crammed in without proper consideration of the device it was released on and it suffers terribly for it.
  6. Jan 31, 2011
    60
    Dungeon Defenders never gets the opportunity to show off its creative gameplay due to a poorly designed interface.
  7. Jan 31, 2011
    40
    Dungeon Defenders iOS is a deep, sometimes entertaining gameā€¦ but the controls are a core, critical, nasty flaw that I don't think can be "fixed" or addressed in any meaningful way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 25, 2011
    10
    Randomly generated loot, good looking and diverse levels. Lots of differing elements to the strategy. Lots of promise for the future. ThisRandomly generated loot, good looking and diverse levels. Lots of differing elements to the strategy. Lots of promise for the future. This game will really take off once Trendy releases the PC and PS3 versions.

    This game is also available for Android and will feature cross play between Android, iOS, PC and PS3. Not bad, all things considered. It's also going to serve as the catalyst for an up and coming PVP game. Also, tons of DLC promised. Provided it all coalesces, Dungeon Defenders might actually turn into a pretty big thing. I encourage you to check out the forums. But for 99c, this game is without a doubt a must-have. You will enjoy it.
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  2. May 15, 2011
    8
    Gameplay is great. Each level is challenging and the loot is superb. Each floor new challenges are thrown at you and the coreGameplay is great. Each level is challenging and the loot is superb. Each floor new challenges are thrown at you and the core rpg/tower-defense is a perfect fit. With better controls the game would be a 10 but for that it is not. Still worth the money though for an iOS game. Expand