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  • Summary: With a wide variety of traps and weapons to choose from, Orcs Must Die! dares players to find the best ways to hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate an endless army of filthy orcs and their vile allies. Orcs Must Die! features a vibrant look, addictive gameplay, and a blatantWith a wide variety of traps and weapons to choose from, Orcs Must Die! dares players to find the best ways to hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate an endless army of filthy orcs and their vile allies. Orcs Must Die! features a vibrant look, addictive gameplay, and a blatant disregard for the welfare of orcs. Expand
  • Developer: Robot Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Action, Strategy, General, Real-Time, General, Defense
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Nov 3, 2011
    91
    An incredibly robust and enjoyable take on the tower defense genre. Tight controls, a plethora of options, and a general fun factor that keeps you coming back again, and again, and again. It is hard not to love this game.
  2. Oct 5, 2011
    90
    Orcs Must Die embellishes your devious side, encouraging you to devise clever ways of fulfilling the command of the title. For the not-so-clever, mowing down invaders with an automatic crossbow is also a great time.
  3. Oct 27, 2011
    90
    Despite its quirky, comical outer shell, it's a game that has a surprising amount of depth to it, a characteristic that makes it both challenging and satisfying. Whether you're a fan of all-out, balls-to-the-wall action games, or more of a strategy connoisseur, Orcs Must Die! definitely deserves your undivided attention.
  4. Dec 16, 2011
    84
    A rare tower defense game is addictive enough to suck you into playing it for days on end. Orcs Must Die is one of them.
  5. May 4, 2012
    80
    Setting traps to kill thousands and thousands of Orcs has always been a dream for you. Then here is what you were looking for ! Renewing the Tower Defense gameplay, Orcs Must Die is full of good and fun ideas. Despite its lack of ambition regarding the absence of a multiplayer mode and a story not so interesting to follow, players will surely spend some good times thinking about the different and effcient ways they can use to kill Orcs with style!
  6. Oct 22, 2011
    80
    Orcs Must Die is a fine game, not just because of the hybrid concept between real time strategy and action, but also for its accessible gameplay that allows anyone to play without a tutorial. The 50 action packed levels full of smooth gameplay are a true bargain at 15 Euros on Live Marketplace and 10,99 Euros on Steam. OMD! misses the excellence just because of the absence of multiplayer: with a coop mode it would have been great.
  7. PC Games (Russia)
    Nov 23, 2011
    65
    A Tower Defense game which is so fast, you'd sometimes wish for it to slow down. [December 2011, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 117
  2. Negative: 3 out of 117
  1. Oct 21, 2011
    10
    Here's a little game that came out of nowhere and proved to be immensely fun. It has nice graphics, awesome music, a lot of humor and a lot ofHere's a little game that came out of nowhere and proved to be immensely fun. It has nice graphics, awesome music, a lot of humor and a lot of soul. Excellent game, worth every cent :) Expand
  2. Dec 25, 2011
    10
    Addictive game play! Recommend to anyone that like plant vs zombies game type!! Nice set of weapons and artifacts. Have a lot selection ofAddictive game play! Recommend to anyone that like plant vs zombies game type!! Nice set of weapons and artifacts. Have a lot selection of traps and a huge levels to use your creativity. Expand
  3. May 2, 2012
    9
    Definitely one of my favourite games. Why? Because of it's simplicity and ease of being able to jump in whenever I want to. You already knowDefinitely one of my favourite games. Why? Because of it's simplicity and ease of being able to jump in whenever I want to. You already know what it's about, probably seen the videos,etc., but you wanna know the thing that makes it stand out that you can't get from simply watching a video. For me, it's the arcade style gameplay. There's a highscore rank system which is fun if you have friends to compete with. Racking up huge combos (killing an orc with a combination of weapons simultaneously) is also satisfying. The little things in this game are what make it stand out. The main character has his own hilarious personality (think Gaston from Beauty and the Beast), making **** comments like "Oh yeah, I'm awesome!"; orcs aren't so generic as they dress differently (by dress I mean wear armour); Weavers allow you to customise your skillset, for example by gaining more cash for trap deaths or making spells cost less mana. There's also an unlockable nightmare mode which is a nightmare at first, but it's definitely possible to get GOOD at the game. I started out ranked in the top 100,000 or so but right now I'm ranked in the top 1,000 for most levels.

    The thing that lets it down slightly is that there's no way to store your favourite builds (your pick of traps and weapons). This means at the beginning of every level you have to make your selection again and can get repetitive if you're restarting the level a lot (which you will, trust me).

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  4. Nov 26, 2011
    8
    I've seen this around on Steam and until I got it on sale this last week, I wasn't sure if I'd like it, considering it seemed like anotherI've seen this around on Steam and until I got it on sale this last week, I wasn't sure if I'd like it, considering it seemed like another tower type game, but within a third person view. I was pleasantly surprised, and have already become addicted to this title! I can't wait for more DLC content! Expand
  5. Jul 21, 2012
    8
    Orcs Must Die! is a natural evolution of flash's Tower defense games. The problem in tower defense style is that player assumes, in the mostOrcs Must Die! is a natural evolution of flash's Tower defense games. The problem in tower defense style is that player assumes, in the most part of time, a role of spectator and anxiousness may occur. OMD brings us the feature that was missing, ACTION! Before the stage begin you have some weapons and traps to arrange trough the stage. New items are unlocked as you progress and your old arsenal can be upgraded. It is not an easy game, it ricquires some strategy skills, once the game is focused on defending. It is not about the action, it is about kill Orcs! In all aspects this game is awesome, BUT your aim is huge, and its drawing is blocking your vision all the time. It affects the gameplay and push you to improve your strategy to win. Expand
  6. Sep 3, 2012
    8
    It's pretty fun for a couple hours at a time. Levels have great variety and there are numerous different traps and items to use and theyIt's pretty fun for a couple hours at a time. Levels have great variety and there are numerous different traps and items to use and they unlock as you progress through the levels so that helps keep the gameplay a bit fresh. The upgrade system is horrible though, and sometimes you can get massive FPS drops when a lot is happening on screen or when you get close to where the Orcs enter the map. The devs also released DLC one month after release...not a fan of that at all. Decent game but shady developer decisions... Expand
  7. Aug 5, 2014
    3
    This game started out okay, quite fun, the mechanics felt good etc... But as you got to the later levels you realize that there is really onlyThis game started out okay, quite fun, the mechanics felt good etc... But as you got to the later levels you realize that there is really only one defense setup that works. And that is disgusting. I get stuck on some levels for hours simply because there is no way to deal with the waves of different enemies. There is no defense that is "guaranteed" or more likely to deal with a certain type of enemy. I'm stuck on the last 3-4 levels, having tried dozens upon dozens of setups, and nothing is working. Basically most of this game is "put down some traps to see the orcs get hurt, laugh a little and then spray them with a crossbow and pray they don't get through". I really liked this game when I started it, but now it just plain disgusts me. I'm sorry to say I regret buying it. Expand

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