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  • Summary: A game set in politically-fictional 2020 – where the expansion of ISIS went out of hand. The player takes the role of NATO’s stationary machine-gun operator, deployed to defend the shores of Europe.
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Apr 28, 2016
    65
    IS Defense is a simple game that recalls Operation Wolf, Cabal and other arcade classic. The game is quite difficult and, in the long run, also quite boring. It can offer you some short burst amusement but for that money you can have a lot of better indie games.
  2. May 16, 2016
    60
    Well made, but shallow and lacking in content, IS Defense is a simple but intense Tower Defense arcade game, with some good ideas regarding progression and strategy, but ultimately offering too little content.
  3. Apr 18, 2016
    55
    In the rail shooter category IS Defense is quite good. It's repetitive and with poor content but has a cool skill system and offers an honest two hours of fun. You don't have to think, you just have to shoot. But if the game was called anything else no one would look in its general direction. It's all in the marketing, but it's quite sad that a talented studio wastes time on such mediocre projects.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    May 18, 2016
    36
    Points you earn by genocide may be spent on upgrades that make your machine gun stronger or give allied infantry a bit more health. It’s not much, but it makes time spent with IS Defense a bit better. Still, it’s a lot better not to spend time on it at all. [Issue#209, p.77]
  5. CD-Action
    Jul 21, 2016
    35
    I guess there are some things worse than IS Defense, like Ebola, Donald Trump winning the election or Yoko Ono and Britney Spears performing together. I honestly see no reason to play this game. [07/2016, p.75]
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  1. Apr 20, 2016
    10
    IS Defense is a modern take on the old Beach Head games that were popular in arcades all around the world.
    Game very enjoyable, fast and
    IS Defense is a modern take on the old Beach Head games that were popular in arcades all around the world.
    Game very enjoyable, fast and challenging.
    You have 2 weapons at your disposal ( MG and a rocket launcher ) and lots of support abilities.
    As you progress you earn experience points which can unlock numerous skills.

    Great relaxing game after hard day.
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  2. May 14, 2019
    10
    Very fun and somewhat addicting gameplay. A nice beachhead simulator against the forces of an **oppressive invader**. If you think this isVery fun and somewhat addicting gameplay. A nice beachhead simulator against the forces of an **oppressive invader**. If you think this is anti-Muslim, then you must have been a fan of Saddam Hussein when he invaded Kuwait. Wake up. Expand
  3. Apr 24, 2016
    10
    Really funny shooter I had the time of my life playing. Normally I don't like those defend games but this is somehow really good. TheReally funny shooter I had the time of my life playing. Normally I don't like those defend games but this is somehow really good. The killstreaks are helpful and not really OP. The skillsystem allows you to improve your Chances against the ISIS Members and are really really really needed cause after the first stage it gets a bit tricky :) highly recommend if you like this kind of shooter Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2018
    9
    It's the old "Beachhead" game on steroids. Lots of fun. Repetitive, but for the price, it's a terrific diversion. Can be played 3-10 minutesIt's the old "Beachhead" game on steroids. Lots of fun. Repetitive, but for the price, it's a terrific diversion. Can be played 3-10 minutes at a time. Graphics very good.

    Again, considering the price, it's a worthwhile purchase.
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  5. Apr 19, 2016
    9
    It does what it advertises and it's pretty cheap to boot. You get to shoot ISIS terrorists and the graphics are good enough. Overall a funIt does what it advertises and it's pretty cheap to boot. You get to shoot ISIS terrorists and the graphics are good enough. Overall a fun game to play on such a day like today. Expand
  6. Apr 20, 2016
    8
    I have pumped 5 hours into this game since installing it.

    I have not moved. Brilliant gunplay, very well optimized, an enemy we all love
    I have pumped 5 hours into this game since installing it.

    I have not moved.

    Brilliant gunplay, very well optimized, an enemy we all love to hate and would love to riddle with bullets any day of the week and fantastic arcade style shooter gameplay.

    The game is quite short but has a lot of replay value thats to its kick ♥♥♥ leaderboards and I believe I remember the devs saying they were going to add more levels to the game anyway.

    Do yourself a favor and buy the game.

    Bonus points if you like your games with a slice of edge to annoy all the SJW's out there.

    10/10 would give up my place in social circles again.
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  7. Apr 30, 2016
    7
    As a game, it is in the style of Terrorist Takedown: you control a fixed-position machine gun and have to shoot everything that appears inAs a game, it is in the style of Terrorist Takedown: you control a fixed-position machine gun and have to shoot everything that appears in front of you. To help you, every X kills you get to call "aids" (health-ammo crates, friendly infantry, artillery strikes, bombing run, a time-limited friendly chopper) - plus, you have a non-temporary levelling system that gives you perks.

    Overall, right now, it is a short game: only 3 maps, limited sets of enemies (transport boats and ships, basic infantry, suicide runner, 2 kinds of very similar jeeps). Gameplay is fast and entertaining, and not too easy (though, once you get all perks and are experienced, you can theoretically last forever if you focus enough). Graphics is great, sounds are ok though the voices are only in us-english. Mods support has just been delivered, which should enhance its replayability. Overall, a nice quirky little game. For those who like the style, is the most up-to-date game available. At full price (7€, 8$) might be a little too much... but not by far.
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