Anomaly: Warzone Earth Xbox 360

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Apr 24, 2012
    70
    Although not as remarkable as the iOS versions of last year, Anomaly Warzone Earth is still fresh and well-done enough to shine between the rest of strategy games for console. It is not that much depth or varied, and might become repetitive, but despite this it is a surprising game that achieves to engage the player.
  2. Apr 13, 2012
    64
    AWE is a great idea, wrapped up in a bland package. Visually, the game is fine, but it just seems to lack punch. If you are a fan of Tower Defense games, and are looking for something a little different, then it certainly is worth checking out. Ultimately, AWE is missing a certain something and probably has little lasting appeal.
  3. Apr 6, 2012
    70
    Anomaly Warzone Earth is not going to revolutionise the strategy genre for home consoles. It does however provide an ideal place to start for those who are somewhat sceptical or intimidated by the genre.
  4. May 9, 2012
    65
    Anomaly Warzone Earth is an interesting take on a genre that's become painfully stale at this point, and I congratulate the developers for finding a new angle. It's solid and the reversed structure carries it through to the end, but more depth and variety are needed to make it more than a brief curiosity. It may be different than anything else in its genre, but the trip on this particular train lacks the kind of spark that would make it a memorable one.
  5. Apr 30, 2012
    70
    An interesting blend of strategy and action, although it really needs more enemies, more missions, more scenarios and more units.
  6. Apr 10, 2012
    70
    A good tower defense game is an addictive and beautiful thing, and Anomaly: Warzone Earth is no exception. It offers a couple of twists on the familiar formula, but more variety and perhaps a few more missions could have pushed it over the top.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 10, 2012
    7
    "Anomaly Warzone Earth" is an XBLA game (that costs 800MS points), with gameplay and features based on a Tower Defense game with some"Anomaly Warzone Earth" is an XBLA game (that costs 800MS points), with gameplay and features based on a Tower Defense game with some modifications. The story is centered on an alien spaceship that falls to Earth, as its pieces fall into cities as Baghdad and Tokyo, that create energy domes (called anomalies), which obscure the view from the outside world. Your mission as a Commander mechanized unit, is to investigate this phenomenon, leading a unity of military vehicles. In the gameplay, which can be defined as a mix of RTS gameplay and Tower Defense, in essence, you have the role only of the commander of the units, and can perform multiple functions (and new emerge later in the game), serving as the units repair, "factory" and upgrade of you team military units (each one with its advantages and disadvantages), and issue areas of concealment, through a defined map with multiple routes, and you decide the route to the units follow, while collecting repair credits (dropped by stealth bombers), and alien minerals along the way, as they engage the enemy defense towers (there are several types), to finally reach the goal of the stage. The game has graphics viewed from above, in a 3/4 perspective, that are good, but nothing that stands out - the sounds and music are good to (better than the graphics), and fit the game well, but the highlight is in the gameplay, as a reversed Tower Defense game, with dynamic actions, and which goes through areas of the cities, as the story unfolds... destroyng enemies and collecting the minerals you gather more credits, which are used to purchase new units and to upgrade the existing ones. Because of the different approach to the genre, I recommended this game for fans of Tower Defense games - with a fast gameplay, and the adequate price, it's an addictive XBLA, despite the overall simplicity being a great option for those people. My score: 7.5 / 10.0. Full Review »
  2. Apr 11, 2012
    8
    Pretty original twist on a tower defense. The game utilizes ideas from Tower Defense by flipping the concept upside down, plus there are RTSPretty original twist on a tower defense. The game utilizes ideas from Tower Defense by flipping the concept upside down, plus there are RTS elements like resources gaining / spending, plus there's a bunch of action elements represented by controlling a commander who's equipped with power-ups to shift enemies. The story will take you approx. 6 hours to complete but if you're hungry for more, there's a set of survival modes to unlock and some kind of virtual missions challenging you with puzzle-like goals to achieve. Enough for a 800 points game. Plus it's localized to German and several other languages, like Japanese (!). Full Review »
  3. Apr 11, 2012
    10
    I think that this game is not bad, have great moments, and is funny in much parts, this version of the iOS, is really interesting. I love thisI think that this game is not bad, have great moments, and is funny in much parts, this version of the iOS, is really interesting. I love this game is fantastic. Full Review »