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7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22

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  1. Feb 7, 2014
    4
    It seems that this game is one of those love it or hate it games. I come down on the side of hate it, or at least I don't understand what makes this game worth playing. However, I don't like the idea of rating a game you dislike a zero unless the game is not only poorly designed but also extremely buggy. The only bugs I found in this game are the ones you are suppose to blow up with yourIt seems that this game is one of those love it or hate it games. I come down on the side of hate it, or at least I don't understand what makes this game worth playing. However, I don't like the idea of rating a game you dislike a zero unless the game is not only poorly designed but also extremely buggy. The only bugs I found in this game are the ones you are suppose to blow up with your towers, so I'll give it a four.

    Graphics are poor and sound is very annoying and repetitive. As others have mentioned, the game places a huge emphasis on getting a perfect score (loosing none of your villagers). It is important to get a perfect score because you need to do this on most levels to progress through the game. That's a truly idiotic game design decision, it should be up to the player to determine how close to perfect they want to get on a level. The iBomber tower defense games get this right by rewarding you with stars that you use to purchase upgrades.
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  2. Nov 20, 2013
    2
    If you like this, you haven't played good tower defense games. PJ Monsters is super minimalistic, not in a cool way, but in a lazy way. The sprite variety is extremely limited, and they have no death animations. The towers have no graphical indication to being upgraded. There is a huge priority to earning a perfect score by taking no hits on your base, but there is no way to "earnIf you like this, you haven't played good tower defense games. PJ Monsters is super minimalistic, not in a cool way, but in a lazy way. The sprite variety is extremely limited, and they have no death animations. The towers have no graphical indication to being upgraded. There is a huge priority to earning a perfect score by taking no hits on your base, but there is no way to "earn back" a hit on your base, which results in a frustrating need to restart from zero.
    But the biggest negative by far is the paths the enemies follow to attack your base. The whole point of tower defense is to devise a strategy from what you know about the enemy types and the terrain they must follow. But for half the maps in this game the field has an "open" design that leads the monsters right past your base in the middle of their attack path. This makes a mockery of tower defense strategy, since the baddies are arbitrarily "deciding" not to kill you, rather than falling to your strategy. Overall, this game makes me appreciate Kingdom Rush and Fieldrunners, and the effort their developers put into them.
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  3. Oct 1, 2013
    1
    Well, it's one of the worst TDs on the market. The sound effects are bad, the music... what music?! The horrible noise which is called music in the game is so bad, you want to kill yourself after listening to it for 5 minutes straight, and you cannot even mute the music and sounds! The graphics are mediocre, the gameplay mechanics are mediocre at best. And the game is freaking difficultWell, it's one of the worst TDs on the market. The sound effects are bad, the music... what music?! The horrible noise which is called music in the game is so bad, you want to kill yourself after listening to it for 5 minutes straight, and you cannot even mute the music and sounds! The graphics are mediocre, the gameplay mechanics are mediocre at best. And the game is freaking difficult which would be a good thing if the game itself would be good, but it's not. Although it might be still a good purchase if you can buy it in an Indie Bundle for 1 USD. Don't pay more than that for this horrible TD... Expand
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72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Dec 9, 2013
    80
    For what it brings to the table, PixelJunk: Monsters Ultimate is a great package. Tons of content, engaging gameplay, and a cute look really set it apart from other entries in the genre.
  2. 40
    It's possible to make a tower defense game differently but "differently" doesn't necessarily mean "better". This HD version is a proof, despite the qualities of the original game. [Issue#236]
  3. Nov 21, 2013
    60
    Overcome the initial skepticism, and let yourself be tempted by the game's debonaire stylization along with its fast pace. As soon as the game comes into blossom, and Tikiman starts to dance, you'll hardly bail out from its never-ending battle series.