• Release Date: Jul 14, 2020
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Aug 3, 2020
    80
    Orcs Must Die! 3 is a solid tower defence game with great humour and a nice aesthetic, but the Stadia exclusivity will do it more harm than good.
  2. Jul 22, 2020
    80
    Orcs Must Die! 3 is a hectic, challenging hybrid of action and tower defense that is a lot of fun for anyone looking to kill a ton of orcs.
  3. Jul 20, 2020
    80
    An action-tower defense that makes "Bigger is Better" its mantra. Same formula, still fully functional, but even more orcs on the screen to beat in the most imaginative ways possible.
  4. Jul 15, 2020
    80
    Orcs Must Die! 3 contains a ton of the tower defense/shooting hybrid gameplay that fans love – all delivered in a very polished package. The new war-sized levels deliver a massive jolt of fun, and there is plenty of content here to keeps players busy for quite a while. Though progression feels a little unbalanced in single player, perseverance or grinding will eventually overcome obstacles.
  5. Jul 14, 2020
    80
    Though its name offers no way around it, the creative ways you dispatch foes makes Orcs Must Die 3 perhaps the most addictive Stadia exclusive to date.
  6. Jul 14, 2020
    80
    Orcs Must Die! 3 is a great return for the series, giving you a near endless number of ways to bring down destruction on the Orc hordes, even if the larger War Scenarios lose some of the series' carefully weighted balance.
  7. Jul 14, 2020
    77
    Orcs Must Die 3 is a captivating, funny, and varied tower defense/action game hybrid best suited to those that don't want to just be armchair generals. But with a massive difficulty spike halfway through the campaign, it doesn't quite find the perfect balance.
  8. Jul 14, 2020
    75
    Stadia is going to be a dealbreaker for a lot of people though, so that timed exclusivity can't end soon enough.
  9. Edge Magazine
    Sep 10, 2020
    70
    It's a throwback rather than an advancement. [Issue#350, p.100]
  10. Jul 31, 2020
    70
    While I wouldn’t ever call it a masterpiece, I had hours of fun and laughter as I found the joy in killing orcs. One of the most satisfying things to do was to launch a grenade into a group of low level orcs and watch them explode with orc guts flying all over the place. It was humorous. It was satisfying. It scratched that itch to just sit down and shoot something especially after a bad day. My hope is to see OMD!3 come to the Nintendo Switch and/or Steam where the internet issues I experienced with Stadia won’t be a factor. All the same, if you’re a Stadia Pro member, I do recommend giving it a try. You just might find that you too get a kick out of killing orcs.
  11. Jul 27, 2020
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  12. Jul 22, 2020
    70
    The third entry in Orcs Must Die! series is an incomplete sequel that lacks new, innovative content, but nevertheless it's still entertaining and addictive.
  13. Jul 15, 2020
    70
    Orcs Must Die! 3 is a respectable, if long-overdue followup to the excellent Orcs Must Die! 2, but it feels more like an expansion to the 2012 game than a true revival or sequel. It’s certainly worthwhile for the 18 new and challenging maps it comes with, but its selection of traps and enemies are overly familiar and the large-scale War Scenario levels don’t meaningfully expand on the great third-person action meets tower defense idea like you’d expect.
  14. Jul 14, 2020
    70
    Robot Entertainment's return with Orcs Must Die! 3 is good, but doesn't feel like a step forward from OMD2, and is hurt by playing on Stadia.
  15. Jul 20, 2020
    68
    The concept-mixture of action, tower defense and tounge-in-cheek-humour still draws you in. But it lacks depth and convincing improvements.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Jul 16, 2020
    8
    Its a fun game with decent humor. Can become quite challenging the further you progress which then requires you to "train" or at least grind aIts a fun game with decent humor. Can become quite challenging the further you progress which then requires you to "train" or at least grind a bit previous levels to level up your gear and traps. Definitely recommend to try out and torture few Orcs :-) Full Review »
  2. Jul 18, 2020
    8
    It's a fun game. Lots of weapons, traps and maps. Especially the war scenarios require some tactical skill. The game tends to get a bit grindyIt's a fun game. Lots of weapons, traps and maps. Especially the war scenarios require some tactical skill. The game tends to get a bit grindy in the higher levels, but replaying previous maps is still great fun and playing those with new traps can change a lot so it's not a deal breaker. Also it's just great that there is no micro transaction bs in the game. Full Review »
  3. Jul 20, 2020
    10
    The best orcs must die to date and being on stadia has allowed the war scenarios which in itself is worth the price of the game