Dungeon Defenders PlayStation 3

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic 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 19, 2011
    86
    A few imperfections aside, developer Trendy Entertainment hit the nail on the head with Dungeon Defenders: It's unique, deep, addictive, and cheap.
  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. Nov 15, 2011
    85
    Dungeon Defenders is an amazingly deep tower defense RPG that'll reward players patient enough to explore its incredible amount of content with one of the most satisfying co-op experiences of this generation.
  5. 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.
  6. Oct 24, 2011
    81
    Dungeon Defenders is a robust, complex tower defence/RPG with your name on it. Better yet, grab three of your friends to stand a better and literal fighting chance.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 28, 2012
    80
    Gallivanting through online co-op is an absolute hoot of the simplest and most addictive order. [March 2012, p.103]
  8. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Feb 2, 2012
    80
    Dungeon Defenders consists of two phases. First you strategically arrange your defenses, then you use the abilities of your characters to repel every goblin coming your way. Playing Dungeon Defenders in co-op is a must, since you can combine the powers of certain characters. [February 2012, p.101]
  9. Nov 18, 2011
    80
    Dungeon Defenders successfully blends strategy, rol and customization with action. A recommended game which is hard and demanding when playing solo, and very fun in cooperative.
  10. 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.
  11. 80
    A phenomenal coop experience that greatly surpasses the less exciting single player mode.
  12. 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.
  13. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jun 7, 2011
    80
    A long list of dungeons and co-op modes make this a worthwhile purchase. [July 2011, p.86]
  14. Game Informer
    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]
  15. Jan 23, 2012
    76
    Dungeon Defenders is actually a pretty good game. The game has easy controls, fun characters and the online multiplayer is a blast. The twist on Tower Defense is actually quite interesting and keeps the game fresh for a rather long time.
  16. Dec 6, 2011
    70
    It's colorful, requires strategy, and there's a lot of stat-building for those into it along with a decent variety of maps and challenges. However, there are serious drawbacks such as the repetition, difficulty curve, and less than ideal control scheme.
  17. Nov 29, 2011
    70
    It has to be said that Trendy Entertainment had sought to build a co-op focused game early on, and they achieved their goal, even though the final product has one super buff arm and one mediocre arm.
  18. 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.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 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. Full Review »
  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. 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. Full Review »