Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic 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. Mar 17, 2011
    70
    Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is not the game many were hoping for and may disappoint on first play, but give the game time and forgive it the cluttered menu and you have a decent original title that deserves a play through.
  5. 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.
  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
    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.
  8. Jan 31, 2011
    50
    Dungeon Defenders just reeks of an idea that wasn't fully thought through. It is as if someone got the idea to make a hack 'n slash and tower defense hybrid, but never considered if it would actually work.
  9. 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.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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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