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  • Summary: In Dungeon Defenders, fight for team and territory in a mash-up of action, RPG, and tower defense.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 29, 2011
    90
    Dungeon Defenders is everything you could want from a downloadable title. The amount of content and number of possible play styles is astounding and, when combined with its addictive nature, makes for superb value for money.
  2. Oct 31, 2011
    85
    I can talk all day about how engaging a round of Dungeon Defenders is, but I can't emphasize enough how important it is to find people to play with.
  3. Jan 17, 2012
    85
    Dungeon Defenders successfully combines action, RPG, strategy and tower defense into one game. Even though it might not be the best title to play on your own, it surely is an amazing lot of fun in multiplayer and/or online play. Colorful cartoon-graphics and a suprising depth in gameplay make Dungeon Defenders a title that is definitely worth the low Playstation Store price.
  4. Oct 27, 2011
    80
    A nice blend of Tower Defense and Action/RPG gameplay, Dungeon Defenders uses the carrot (characters with a persistant progression even when you fail) and the stick (a Dark Souls-like difficulty) with talent. The artistic direction and really punishing gameplay may be its worst shortcomings, but playing cooperatively with three friends still is a very nice experience.
  5. Nov 5, 2011
    80
    Does Dungeon Defenders stand out from the crowd? If I had to judge this game based solely on the action/tower defense/RPG gameplay, I would have to say no. None of those three features really shines and the whole isn't greater than the sum of its parts. However, the multiplayer component is done so well, with fluid matchmaking, well-balanced dungeons (for a group), and even the ability to hang out in a communal tavern between missions, it does present itself well as a great party game (either LAN or headset-over-internet). And at only fifteen dollars, it won't be too difficult to convince your friends to join in.
  6. Jun 16, 2011
    78
    Dive into the co-op with your friends to see all of the fun, strategy, and depth Dungeon Defenders has to offer. [July 2011, p.94]
  7. Oct 31, 2011
    70
    Like the playable heroes-in-training, Dungeon Defenders is rough around the edges, but has the makings of greatness. The gameplay is simple to pick-up and play, and there is a sizable amount of loot to obtain (even if, sadly, only the weapon changes reflect the character model) as well as WoW-like pets to collect and upgrade.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jan 2, 2012
    10
    Downloaded the free demo first and after playing for a little I knew this would be my game. The price only 10euro's on PSN was a great sale.Downloaded the free demo first and after playing for a little I knew this would be my game. The price only 10euro's on PSN was a great sale. Now having great fun with it and can't stop playing. Gameplay is where this game rocks. Online with other players is great fun and a good challenge to play. Played more hours with this game than my other games combined. Graphics are good, sounds is good, gameplay is great. Try the demo first to see if this is your game too. Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2011
    10
    this is a great game that combines the best aspects of an action rpg, tower defense and multiplayer co-op. the character customization isthis is a great game that combines the best aspects of an action rpg, tower defense and multiplayer co-op. the character customization is very similar to wow, and it's very satisfying to level up bc you get to spend multiple points on your character's stats, not just 1.

    i love multiplayer co op games so this fits the bill to exactly what i wanted: a game that me and my friends to get attached to by playing it together. some of the levels can be very challenging, and to get the best equipment, you have to play on insane mode, which you can not get far without the help of your friends.

    this game's main dynamic is 2 parts action rpg, 1 part tower defense and 1 part multiplayer coop. overall, i definitely recommend this game.
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  3. Oct 24, 2011
    10
    Dungeon Defenders may spell the continued revival of a long stagnant Tower Defense genre. Like the beloved Plants vs Zombies, DungeonDungeon Defenders may spell the continued revival of a long stagnant Tower Defense genre. Like the beloved Plants vs Zombies, Dungeon Defenders gives us a unique take on Tower Defense. You pick your unique class, level up your characters, upgrade weapons and armor, and distribute points to specialize your character. You can either rely on your characters ability to fight, or your characters ability to build and maintain "towers", or you can go somewhere in between. The story is light and humorous, but falls into place well. Having beaten the game already, I walk away remembering several intense moments, heartache, and triumph. While the game is slightly lacking in content, it is important to remember this is a $15 download release. Furthermore, there have been balancing patches and also plans to add a full campaign expansion to the game sometime in November. This game is a must have for any avid Tower Defense player looking for another pleasant surprise in the genre. Expand
  4. Nov 27, 2013
    9
    Simply put: A must-have gem stowed away deep inside the PSN-store.
    This game is incredible, especially as a couch co-op. I'm a few hours in
    Simply put: A must-have gem stowed away deep inside the PSN-store.
    This game is incredible, especially as a couch co-op. I'm a few hours in and so far the game very enjoyable. It offers Orcs must Die! style gameplay for the PS3. The gameplay is fluent, there is a decent degree of customization and it is without a doubt very challenging. The learning curve and the awkward interface are the only true drawbacks to this game. It took me and a friend about half an hour to master the UI properly.

    This game is best played with friends or as a co-op game. The online community is rather dead now, but if you can get a friend to play with you it's great fun. Most notable is probably the ability to change classes inbetween waves. This allows for advanced strategies because you can use the towers of all four classes. It is easily one of the best features.

    All in all this game is good fun, especially with friends.
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  5. Dec 24, 2012
    8
    I'm a huge fan of Trendy Entertainment's criminally underrated Tower Defence/RPG mash-up, Dungeon Defenders. It is pretty good on iOS devices,I'm a huge fan of Trendy Entertainment's criminally underrated Tower Defence/RPG mash-up, Dungeon Defenders. It is pretty good on iOS devices, but it truly shines on PS3 (and 360). Gorgeous Unreal Engine 3 powered graphics, absurdly addictive levelling, and some properly entertaining co-op hack'n slashing all add up to one of my favourite new IP's of the year. But with it not *really* clicking with the iPad's buttonless interface, I was almost foaming at the mouth at the prospect of finally being able to play Dungeon Defenders on the go with the planned Playstation Vita port. However, that has now been canned, and I'm absolutely gutted. Seriously, I'm devastated. That's how much this fabulous little game has me hooked. It isn't perfect, far from it in fact, but I for one utterly adore it. If Trendy are listening, and if it is viable in any possible way, please, PLEASE bring this wonderful game to Vita. In fact, with it's dual screens, it'd work equally well - if not better - on Nintendo's 3DS. Either way, I need the definitive version of Dungeon Defenders in handheld form. Please, someone, anyone, make it so! Expand
  6. Feb 4, 2012
    8
    DD is probably one of the better PSN downloads I've bought in a while, I found it was more enjoyable playing with friends and the diablo-esqueDD is probably one of the better PSN downloads I've bought in a while, I found it was more enjoyable playing with friends and the diablo-esque class building makes it pretty fun. It can be a tough game, especially modes like survival as it becomes a grind, it took me a few hours to get to some of the higher waves. The graphics aren't bad for cell shade, cartoony obviously. The story wasn't very serious but it wasn't bad, kind of felt like it was made for kids. There is replay value so once you complete the campaign you can play on a harder difficulty and there are different modes like towers only and survival mode, so its definitely a game you can get your moneys worth of. It's a good buy and a very enjoyable game. Expand
  7. Dec 17, 2013
    7
    The first time I tried to play this the menus and UI where just to much for me. And there's no good tutorial.
    The second time I tried to play
    The first time I tried to play this the menus and UI where just to much for me. And there's no good tutorial.
    The second time I tried to play it with friends and this was another problem: when playing in split screen the menus and text becomes very small and the hud becomes to crowded.
    Still we all felt there was more to this game then meets the eye. And that was true. We kept playing and learning the hard way. After a while we found a very challenging tower defense/third person hybrid game which is fun with friends and stays challenging untill the last mission. A bit too challenging even and the balance in difficulty between missions is not always that great. We have played missions on easy and others on hard difficulty just because the balance in difficulty lacked. The right difficulty in a game is very important to me. I rather have it too easy then too hard.
    Nonetheless, I look forward to a sequel which improves on these points.
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