Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. It's like PixelJunk Monsters without the heart and soul.
  2. Not only a poorly disguised mobile game but one of the shallowest Tower Defence strategy games ever.
  3. Okay, there are some compelling strategies at the heart of Crystal Defenders, so it might draw you in for a while—in one of those “Why am I still playing this game?” moments—but it’s such a dull presentation that it ends up dragging down the whole gameplay concept.
  4. A good game in its original form, but a port so shoddy can't be encouraged. [June 2009, p.95]
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. jacobyk
    Mar 28, 2009
    9
    The graphics are certainly poor, but the gameplay is absolutely addicting. if you're into tower defense, and happen to love the final The graphics are certainly poor, but the gameplay is absolutely addicting. if you're into tower defense, and happen to love the final fantasy genre, this game is a must! Full Review »
  2. jormao
    Mar 26, 2009
    0
    Straight copy of a FREE game playable on web browser. How could have been Square Enix put name on this product? Even animation of the Straight copy of a FREE game playable on web browser. How could have been Square Enix put name on this product? Even animation of the characters is not good. Rate 0. Full Review »
  3. JoshStreet
    Mar 19, 2009
    10
    I absolutely love this tower defense game. It may be a little more simple than most of the ones you can find on the internet, but I am so gladI absolutely love this tower defense game. It may be a little more simple than most of the ones you can find on the internet, but I am so glad to see it come to the Xbox 360. Hopefully if they get enough positive feedback, they will make a sequel that will be more in depth. Full Review »