X-Morph: Defense Image
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  • Summary: Unique fusion of a top down shooter and tower defense strategy. You are the X-Morph - an alien species that invades Earth to harvest its resources and terraform the surface. Strategize in the build mode by carefully selecting various types of alien towers or throw yourself right into heat ofUnique fusion of a top down shooter and tower defense strategy. You are the X-Morph - an alien species that invades Earth to harvest its resources and terraform the surface. Strategize in the build mode by carefully selecting various types of alien towers or throw yourself right into heat of the battle. Build mazes for incoming enemies in an environment that provides exceptional planning freedom. Tear down buildings and collapse bridges to support your defense or to simply indulge in a spectacle of unprecedented destruction. Possess a range of unique alien weapons and use defense strategies like you've never seen before in this genre. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 95
    There is a lot of challenge that lies ahead in X-Morph: Defense. Levels range in difficulty from easy to downright frustrating. But making tweaks to your game plan and coming back with a stubborn attitude will most times leave you triumphant in your battle. If you love shmups and tower defense games and are looking for a game to keep returning to, there’s a globe filled with humans that needs conquering. Be ready, though — world domination won’t just be handed to you.
  2. Feb 21, 2019
    90
    X-Morph: Defense is a superb tower defense title with a twist. Those looking for solid action with a side of strong strategic elements will find a lot to love with EXOR Studios excellent take on the genre.
  3. 85
    X-Morph: Defense is a terrific pick up for someone who enjoys twin-stick shoot-‘em-ups but is looking for some more variety other than just blasting everything on screen. The tactical strategy required to complete levels added solid replayability and allowed me to try multiple ways to creatively destroy the human race. Other than the piercing guilt of destroying my homeland of Canada, I had a really fun experience with X-Morph and can place it firmly on my recommended list.
  4. Mar 28, 2019
    77
    Folks who like tower defense and twin-stick shooters should enjoy X-Morph: Defense on the Nintendo Switch. The experience offers up a ton of variety and the replayability factor is high. Not to mention the level of planning and strategy required only adds to the enjoyment. And well playing as the bad guy’s rock.
  5. 70
    There’s plenty of fun in all the chaos, but it is, perhaps, a little too much going on at once. There’s quite a steep learning curve to this mix of genres and it’s more free-form and loose than other tower defense games, lacking the chess-like satisfaction of rigid grid-based maps. The story is minimal, merely a framework for the action, but the game looks great and runs smoothly on the Switch. It’s certainly solid enough to entertain for a good few hours.
  6. Feb 27, 2019
    70
    X Morph: Defense is a solid, fun title that is more akin to a time sink than a classic/must play title. It doesn’t do anything inherently bad, and provides a large amount of content even before you realize there is DLC available. Yet even with few major faults, it doesn’t do enough to elevate it into the next stratosphere of gaming. If you’re in the market for a fun game just to pass the time, X Morph Defense is definitely a title that I would recommend.
  7. Mar 24, 2019
    30
    With little replay value incentives and a campaign that lacks the qualities which make for a compelling experience, it is very hard to recommend this game even with its lower price tag.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. Jan 4, 2020
    10
    Need more Tower Defence games like this! When is X-morph 2 getting released? I want to destroy the human bases on the moon already.
  2. Jul 11, 2020
    10
    Great game for nintendo switch. I believe that this genre of "tower defense" is dying, but this game gives hope. Very interesting combatGreat game for nintendo switch. I believe that this genre of "tower defense" is dying, but this game gives hope. Very interesting combat system with very good graphics. I consider this one of the best games in the portable. Stable FPS, a beautiful picture - what else you need for happiness) Good game, recommend it. Expand
  3. Jun 7, 2021
    10
    Well, it was the first tower defense I ever play and I have a very good experience. The mechanics are interesting and the game, at least withWell, it was the first tower defense I ever play and I have a very good experience. The mechanics are interesting and the game, at least with the DLC´s have a interesting grade of replay-ably. I recommend it. Expand
  4. Jun 9, 2020
    8
    Awesome tower defence games with pretty graphics and cool game mechanics, but arguably, somewhat higher pace compared to similar games. ThereAwesome tower defence games with pretty graphics and cool game mechanics, but arguably, somewhat higher pace compared to similar games. There is so many things happening at once, yet plays without an issue on Switch. I don't know the technical details, its FPS or res, but feels very clean and sharp without any frame drop. Could have been a little more original with unique story to get better score from me, nothing mind-blowing, just pure fun. Regardless, definitely recommended if you like this genre, you won't be disappointed! Expand