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  • Summary: Slice them, burn them, skewer them, and launch them — no matter how you get it done, orcs must die in this team-based, fantasy tower defense game from Robot Entertainment.

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Orcs Must Die! Unchained - PlayStation 4 Teaser Trailer
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 1, 2017
    85
    As free-to-play games come, Orcs Must Die! Unchained is quite good. The game is crafted meticulously to serve you humor and playfulness, as well as complicated strategy-led gameplay that will have you hooked after an hour or so. While the term microtransactions will be the dirty word with this game, they’re not necessary to have some real fun. Anyway, definitely check it out.
  2. Aug 8, 2017
    84
    OMDU is an enjoyable game, with a nice combination of strategy and action gameplay with enough inherent randomness to keep the maps interesting after you've played them a number of times before. That being said, you should be aware that progression in the game comes in terms of access new traps, trap upgrades, and trap mods, as well as gear and perks, rather than in making your way through a campaign or a large number of levels. I found it odd and a little frustrating that trap upgrade points are awarded as random drops rather than through using the traps in the game, so it can take a while to upgrade the traps in your favorite loadouts while traps that you don't really use have reached higher upgrade levels. While there is variety in terms of enemy types at different difficulty levels and the number of heroes and traps you can use, the number of maps in the game is naturally limited. Achievement chasers will be in heaven, though, as the game features over 100 achievements to unlock.
  3. Jul 28, 2017
    80
    It specifically brings both a unique new PVEVP mode as well as a diverse cast of characters with unique traits and skills. All of these things put together really to offer a gaming experience that can keep gamers interested for quite some time. If you’re on PS4 or PC I would recommend trying out Orcs Must Die! Unchained.
  4. 80
    Orcs Must Die! Unchained is a shining example of how to balance a free-to-play game to be engaging without paying, yet rewarding if you do decide to drop some money into it.
  5. Jul 31, 2017
    80
    Even with these console-specific issues, Orcs Must Die! Unchained from Robot Entertainment is one of the better free-to-play games on the PlayStation Store. The controls may be tighter on PC and there’s clearly room for improvement in some other areas as well, but Orcs Must Die! Unchained is still worth taking the time to download on the PlayStation 4.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 19, 2018
    9
    The game is a lot of fun alone or with friends. If you (like me) like horde-mode games, tower defense, survival - look no further, this is theThe game is a lot of fun alone or with friends. If you (like me) like horde-mode games, tower defense, survival - look no further, this is the game for you.
    However, the game has little to no story, no cutscenes, no dialogues and no plot really, So if you are looking for a story, you will not find one here.

    The idea is pretty simple - you kill hordes of enemies with your character, with traps and guardians.
    There are several different "races" of enemies, each race has about 10 or so types of guys.
    You can choose to play as several different heroes with different abilities.
    There is over 50 maps to play, but playing even one map over and over can be pretty addictive when you try out different traps, heroes, layouts, consumables and other stuff.

    Graphics are cartoony, characters aren't serious about all the killing they are doing, orcs sometimes die in funny ways.

    The game is free. Sure, it's grindy, but it doesnt have that "I HAVE to pay for this stuff, or I cannot play" feel about it. You can unlock pretty much everything with sufficient grind. And it's not that slow either.
    It MAY be considered pay to win (or "pay to win more", "pay to grind less"), but it is pure PvE, so who cares really?

    Some of my friends were surprised that they never heard about the game and even more - that it is free to play.

    PS: I believe previous reviews were from a different time. Cannot notice anything people are talking about here.
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  2. Nel
    Aug 7, 2017
    2
    From going to one of the more fun game to play (when you actually got the game after paying for it ) to a free to play game with impossibleFrom going to one of the more fun game to play (when you actually got the game after paying for it ) to a free to play game with impossible trophies, and promoting you to buy content in every corner. It's just nothing more than the average mobile game. Expand