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  • Summary: Blending fast-paced, explosive action with tactical battlefield command, Anomaly puts players in charge of a military convoy tasked with fighting back against the mysterious alien war machines that have begun to spring up in many of the world's largest cities. Players take part in battlesBlending fast-paced, explosive action with tactical battlefield command, Anomaly puts players in charge of a military convoy tasked with fighting back against the mysterious alien war machines that have begun to spring up in many of the world's largest cities. Players take part in battles personally to support and assist a hand-picked armor squad, utilizing their top-down tactical view to plot each and every turn of the convoy. As they progress through the story campaign and challenge modes, players will unlock upgrades and new units to build their ultimate destruction squad. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. May 2, 2011
    91
    There's not much to say in summary other than "It's a bargain!"
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    90
    For the price, Anomaly: Warzone Earth offers a fresh and exhilaratingly fun strategy experience that only few titles can match.
  3. Apr 18, 2011
    85
    The graphics are smooth and exciting, the action is hectic and well-balanced, and the gameplay is truly like nothing else I've ever seen before. And, as I started out saying, this is a budget title. How much gameplay do you need for $10? I think for the money Anomaly: Warzone Earth is a fine bargain.
  4. Apr 8, 2011
    80
    Anomaly's short length doesn't make the time I spent with it any less amusing. The chance to explore this well-executed unusual concept is well worth its $10 price tag. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for this talented studio.
  5. May 18, 2011
    80
    Despite several irritations, there's a lot of innovation in this title, and a lot of fun to be had with enough varied mission designs to prevent it from getting stale.
  6. Apr 12, 2011
    80
    These flaws are mere minor annoyances. Anomaly: Warzone Earth gives you a flexibility I've never encountered with tower-defense games, allowing you to determine the strategy you think is best suited for the situation at hand. The game is a lot of fun--and I hope this isn't the last we've seen of Anomaly from 11 bit studios.
  7. GamesRadar+
    Apr 14, 2011
    70
    Complemented with a solid plot and gameplay that finds a steady medium between strategy and action, Anomaly is a clever game that is sure to draw in tower defense fans. It's a very interesting twist and breathes new life into what was quickly becoming a tired genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 42
  2. Negative: 5 out of 42
  1. Apr 9, 2011
    10
    Prima game. Anomaly tells a good story, augmented by its smart sense of place.
    I have god fun. Lots of satisfying explosions when you destroy
    Prima game. Anomaly tells a good story, augmented by its smart sense of place.
    I have god fun. Lots of satisfying explosions when you destroy alien defenses.
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  2. Apr 24, 2011
    10
    It's a short ride - maybe 8-10 hours, maximum - but don't be surprised if you finish all of that in one or two sittings. Once you pick thisIt's a short ride - maybe 8-10 hours, maximum - but don't be surprised if you finish all of that in one or two sittings. Once you pick this one up, it's nearly impossible to put down; original gameplay, intuitive controls, and all-around polish contribute to the sort of game that easily takes a place at the front of the latest wave of professional-quality indie games.

    As for the price - $10 - it's a bargain. We pay more than that for a single movie ticket.
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  3. Oct 13, 2013
    9
    Fantastic way of handling the "tower offence" ethos, looks great, has absolutely flawless, effortless game mechanics, tells a compellingFantastic way of handling the "tower offence" ethos, looks great, has absolutely flawless, effortless game mechanics, tells a compelling story, We are talking a premium quality game here. Expand
  4. Oct 14, 2011
    8
    I liked the concept, the gameplay is pretty original. The game is pretty polished for an indie, actually more so than blockbusters. LevelI liked the concept, the gameplay is pretty original. The game is pretty polished for an indie, actually more so than blockbusters. Level design is nice. I got all my money's worth and then some more. Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2013
    8
    Anomaly: Warzone Earth is a totally fresh experience. It's a tower defense game, except instead of defending, you're the side that'sAnomaly: Warzone Earth is a totally fresh experience. It's a tower defense game, except instead of defending, you're the side that's attacking. It's great fun when you command a small band of 6 units and plow your way through massive enemy defenses towards your ultimate objective. If you enjoy strategy games and Tower Defense games, you're bound to enjoy this title as well. Expand
  6. Apr 4, 2012
    7
    First off Iâ
  7. Feb 6, 2012
    1
    I could not play through the second level. The reason? The idiots who wrote this game named their game after the English word "anomaly", andI could not play through the second level. The reason? The idiots who wrote this game named their game after the English word "anomaly", and use it throughout the game. It is quite clear that they have no bloody clue what it means whatsoever, and it's really frustrating to hear it used so hand-wavily. It's become an umbrella term for anything alien and spacey and physicsy or whatever, and that is an embarrassment. Expand

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