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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 171 Ratings

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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 12, 2011
    10
    I had no idea this would actually be all that entertaining. I'm a big fan of tower defence games, and this is a pretty good example of itI had no idea this would actually be all that entertaining. I'm a big fan of tower defence games, and this is a pretty good example of it flipped over. The graphics are very nice, the only other td game that I've seen with nice gfx is defence grid:awakening. And i think the change is refreshing enough that I've found a new favourite. Its taken me an hour to get through 6 levels, altho I'll probably go back through on hardcore, once you nail down the strategy you'll find yourself trying to clear the areas completely instead of going with the get the the finish mentality they almost encourage. There are awards for ruthlessness tho, which are satisfying. Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2012
    9
    I originally bought this game as part of a bundle for $6 so I wasn't expecting much. However, I was presently surprised by this game. So thisI originally bought this game as part of a bundle for $6 so I wasn't expecting much. However, I was presently surprised by this game. So this is basically a reverse tower-defense game where you use powerups to protect your troops. It may sound boring, but you always have to be on your toes as a single tower can quickly deal massive damage to your troops, especially in the beginning. The main problem with the game is the lack of an option to reverse direction. Although there are a few issues here and there, it is still one of the most entertaining games I've played. Expand
  4. Oct 12, 2011
    8
    11 bit studio's Anomaly: Warzone Earth is a nice example of pure strategy game. The reverse tower defense -we could say tower offense -11 bit studio's Anomaly: Warzone Earth is a nice example of pure strategy game. The reverse tower defense -we could say tower offense - game-play gives you a new, refreshing experience. A simple and enjoyable game with tons of achievements, nice graphic, unique atmosphere and high replayability. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2012
    8
    An excellent game. Nothing like I expected. Graphically fab and a nice twist on Tower Defence gaming. No idea why the critical reviews don'tAn excellent game. Nothing like I expected. Graphically fab and a nice twist on Tower Defence gaming. No idea why the critical reviews don't mirror the user reviews??? 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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