Defense Grid: The Awakening is the definitive Tower Defense Strategy game that’s easy to pick up, engrossing to play, and hard to set down. Strategically place your towers on the map to prevent alien enemies from stealing your power cores. Play just for fifteen minutes or several hours!
This award winning game includes 8-10 hours of story play with 20 unique maps in the Awakening campaign, a wide variety of tower and enemy types, an interactive soundtrack, plus over 60 unlockable challenge modes adding dozens of hours of additional fun. Protect the Cores!
Beautiful environments, spectacular effects, and a dynamic, engaging soundtrack bring the world to life. The controls are intuitive and the gameplay is deep - the special attacks and properties of each tower work together to provide many ways to succeed.
Defense Grid is now available in different "flavors".
Defense Grid: The Awakening is the original game available on all 3 platforms (PC, Xbox 360, and Mac).
Defense Grid: Borderlands is the free expansion included in the Xbox 360 and Steam PC versions of the game.
Defense Grid: Resurgence is the paid expansion available to Xbox 360 and Steam PC users.
Defense Grid: Gold is the bundle including DG: The Awakening, DG: Borderlands, and DG: Resurgence all in one package. Defense Grid: Gold is available on OnLive, Impulse, and Wild Tangent.
For those looking for an offline version of the game there is a DRM-free PC boxed product version of Defense Grid: The Awakening available for purchase from Amazon.com. It also comes with a download key for a free expandable Steam PC version of the game.
Click on the Purchase button to be linked to each of these channels.
Expansions: Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Packs
New Maps, New Strategies, New Experiences, and New Achievements From the Creators of Defense Grid
Defense Grid: Resurgence is the first premium expansion for Defense Grid: The Awakening and is made up of 8 new highly polished and balanced maps from the original creators. Each week in June over four consecutive weeks a new pair of maps will be released providing new environments and strategic experiences and requiring new ways of thinking to beat back the aliens and protect your cores. Each map pack contains 2 maps each with a campaign mode and 4 additional modes associated with the design of that level. New Steam achievements and high-score leaderboards are associated with each map pack.
Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 1
Service Interruption and Height of Confusion
Two new challenging Defense Grid environments are the first two released in the Resurgence DLC. An obstructed road to the core housing gives the aliens a significant advantage in Service Interruption. Choose your towers wisely! Height of Confusion has a wide open surface, making for endless possibilities! Build anywhere you want in your defense of the power cores!
Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 2
Risk Exposure and Roundabout
Don’t miss out on the next two maps in the Resurgence series. Risk Exposure will allow you to discover your ability to defend two independent power core housings! Limited build spaces will test your skills as you divide your resources to discover optimal tower placement. On Roundabout, you will be faced with numerous possibilities for pathing and a variety of elevation changes. This one will have you going in circles to contain the alien menace!
Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 3
Urban Planning and Tactical Diversion
It’s the third of four great map packs in the Resurgence series. Urban Planning is a dense environment with restrictive build spaces, forcing difficult decisions against continuously attacking hordes. In Tactical Diversion, survey the small, snow covered platform and consider numerous possibilities. But be prepared for the aerial assault!
Defense Grid: Resurgence Map Pack 4
Kill Zone and Overflow
The final installment of the Resurgence series includes two more environments sure to challenge your tactical planning. In Kill Zone, will you construct your defenses near the spiral road in, the spiral road out, or the open platform in the middle? Perhaps all three! But you’ll need to be on your toes to deter the invaders. Overflow has numerous connected platforms that will provide countless options to turn back the enemies. Will you be able to keep the cores safe?
Any Xbox 360
Supported OS: Windows XP, Vista, Win7
Processor: 1.8GHz CPU or higher
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Hard disk space: 1GB available space
DirectX version: DirectX 9.0c or higher, June 2008 version or later
Video: Video: DirectX 9 video card with shader 2 support such as the following:
ATI Radeon 9600 or newer (9600-9800, X300-X1950, HD 2400-HD 4870)
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 or newer (6100-6800, 7100-7950, 8300-8800, 9600-9800, or GTX 216-280)
OS X 10.5.8 or higher
Any Intel CPU
1GB RAM (1.5GB recommended)
GeForce 7300, Radeon X1600 or newer, 128 MB VRAM (Low-end video cards (GeForce 7300 and Radeon X1600) support only low and medium quality settings)
1.1 GB hard disk space,
Internet connection for product registration
Platform: PC / Xbox 360 / Mac
Genre: Tower Defense
PC: December 08, 2008
Xbox 360: September 1, 2009
Mac: July 5, 2010