Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Nov 4, 2013
    80
    Tower defense games are a dime a dozen, but Defense Technica stands slightly above its peers with its modern presentation and some challenging new twists.
  2. Oct 28, 2013
    80
    That kind of consistent progression and steady experiential learning is the crux of the game and it’s here in spades. While not quite as good as the truly exceptional TD games I’ve found online in years past, but Defense Technica definitely worth its budget price.
  3. Nov 26, 2013
    70
    Defence Technica in its current state is by no means perfect, so it’s very encouraging to see the developers actively listening to feedback from their audience. Working with players has enabled them to patch the game on the fly, rebalancing to make it more appealing to a casual audience, but also ensuring hardcore fans are still tested.
  4. Oct 24, 2013
    70
    There is nothing wrong about the game, though, and if you like tower defense games then Defense Technica might provide a suitable distraction for a couple of days. The experience isn’t bad, but it is one you will forget almost as soon as you finish playing it.
  5. Oct 24, 2013
    70
    Defense Technica is not a bad game. In fact, it’s fairly well made and entirely playable. However, there just wasn’t enough here to hold my interest for too long as knowing there are simply too many exceptional tower defense games available on PC that I could play instead.
  6. Oct 25, 2013
    67
    If you like your futuristic tower defense with a little “extra hard”, go for it. With Defense Technica you won’t see anything new, but you will definitely get a challenge.
  7. Dec 13, 2013
    65
    A mediocre Korean clone of Defense Grid: The Awakening with a few original bells and whistles.
  8. Nov 15, 2013
    65
    Defense Technica is just your average tower defense game. It’s an amusing game, with easy to master controls. The towers could be more diverse and the A.I. isn’t that good.
  9. Nov 5, 2013
    60
    Defence Technica is a very difficult old school game able to entertain tower defence lovers. It was presented as the `next big thing` in his genre, but at the end of the day, it doesn't invent anything.
  10. Oct 24, 2013
    60
    Defense Technica is a simple and effective Tower Defense game, without any visual and technical ambitions. It could have been more beautiful and innovative in its genre.
  11. 55
    Defense Technica is a fully serviceable tower defense game, but I don’t buy the claim of being the ‘next evolution’ in the genre by any means. It is fun in short bursts, but unless you like a grueling difficulty, it’s a game that is tough to hold your interest for more than a short period once you hit that wall.
  12. Oct 24, 2013
    55
    If you’re looking for a title which really does something new or exciting with the genre — or if you just plain want a new tower defense game that looks and feels flashy and exciting — hold off on this one until the inevitable Steam deals chop the price by a third or greater.
  13. Oct 22, 2013
    50
    Enjoyable? Certainly. Inventive? Never. Defense Technica is a game so humdrum and so by the numbers that it is a struggle to say anything much about. The game exists within its own genre, and that seemingly says enough. Serviceable to a fault, but where the developer's expected to find their own niche, nobody will ever know.
  14. Nov 5, 2013
    49
    It doesn’t look or sound particularly good, there are loads of issues, and there’s barely anything original about it. But when all is said and done, this is still a Tower Defense game.
  15. Nov 21, 2013
    40
    Defense Technica is a bland, run-of-the-mill affair. It brings almost nothing new to the genre and relies on tried and tested mechanics.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 25, 2013
    5
    I feel a 5 is somewhat generous for this one. It's impressive in how many ways they miss the mark of what makes for an enjoyable tower defense game. There's little introduction or explanation to gameplay concepts. For example, the 4th level introduces its first weather effect, except it doesn't really tell you when this is happening, or what its effect is. You have to go out of your way to find such simple things.
    You know what other amazing feature it possesses? Enemies drop a cube of additional resources upon death, which you are required to hover your mouse over to collect. Maps become several screens large even from the first level, so if you create a few killzones, you have to constantly cycle between them to scavenge your rewards. It's kind of ludicrous in a terrible way, honestly.

    I would best describe Defense Technica as a half-hearted mash-up of Defense Grid (in look, feel, and mechanisms [you quickly acquire what is, essentially, the orbital laser exactly towers pop out of the ground in little boxes, etc]) and Kingdom Rush (towers are limited, but gain upgrade paths). Maybe somewhere in there is a kernal of a good idea, but it's not easily accessable, and it's hugely unpolished.

    Sadly, this is a purchase I regret.
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  2. Nov 11, 2013
    9
    I changed my rating and updated my review because the devs responded quickly to the big thing people disliked about this game. You used to have to mouse over little cubes that were dropped by enemies when they died, but now that is no longer the case. All resource-gathering is automatic now.

    Visually, this game is a copy of Defense Grid, but it does look nice. Another nice feature is the ability to upgrade towers with an upgrade tree. It costs medals to upgrade towers. You earn medals by doing well on boards, so there's some incentive and reward to replay boards for higher scores.

    The game starts a little slow, but it gets more interesting as you go, especially as you unlock more tower upgrades and the boards get more challenging. Overall, this is a very fun tower defense game!
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  3. Oct 27, 2013
    4
    Not really much to say, everything looks like we all seen before in other tower defense games. This is so much look a like Defense Grid. For the price of 13.99 euros or 13.99 US dollars this game is good to skip. To keep thing short, when price of this game drop off then you go and buy it if there is nothing else to buy. Full Review »