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Orcs Must Die! (Windows)

85
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
MobyScore
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.9
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (10 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

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100
Ironhammers
At the end of the day, I just can’t fault Orcs Must Die! in the slightest. It’s casual enough to pick up and play in short spells, as well as having a high level of mastery required to top the leaderboards. But, most of all, it’s just a whole lot of fun, whichever way you decide to play it — and being a great PC version rounds everything up to award this game the score that very few attain, five out of five. For £11.99, which is the going rate on Steam at launch, I think every PC gamer should be picking this up. For those that do, they’ll most certainly get their money’s worth.
91
Armchair General
The game is not expensive, and the demo will give an excellent indication as to what to expect from the game. Personally, I couldn’t ask for more fun, and few gamers could do better than to adopt the motto that Orcs Must Die!
90
GameSpy
Beyond the nitpicking issues, this game rocks, especially when you consider the $15 price tag. Already packed with loads of levels and replay inducing variety, the game's different difficulty levels will also have you heading back to the earliest Rift Fortresses to put your experience to the test against faster, stronger Orcs. I was pleasantly surprised by just how good Orcs Must Die! is, and I think you will be, too. Welcome to the new standard in ACTION TOWER (still waiting on that patent, don't steal my stuff).
90
Gamer Limit
All in all, Orcs Must Die is a fantastic budget title with more than $15 worth of entertainment. Available on both Steam and Xbox Live Arcade, you should do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s a great way to kill time while killing Orcs.
90
allaboutgames.co.uk
Orcs Must Die! is not simply another tower defence game. It's an action-orientated third-person tower defence game, with a large selection of levels, unlockable traps, upgrades, and addictive replayability. That's a recommendation, then.
90
PC Gamer UK
Orcs Must Die!’s levels defy easy solutions, and that’s what sets it apart from other tower defense games. Solutions themselves change in hugely interesting ways as you bring more advanced items and powers back from the later levels, giving a challenge that not only doesn’t pale with experience, but actually grows richer. Not since Lemmings has a game so seamlessly mixed engaging mechanics, humor, cuteness, and gleeful cruelty.
90
IGN
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. Whatever your approach, an orc's pain is your gain. You must download, because Orcs Must Die.
85
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Orcs Must Die! is een zeer geslaagde Tower Defense game waarin je op een luchtige manier Orcs van je af moet slaan en daarbij de meest fantasierijke en bloeddorstige vallen mag gebruiken. Yipie!
85
Jeuxvideo.com
Orcs Must Die ! est un tower defense à la troisième personne unique en son genre et purement jouissif. Il vous propose de protéger, seul, un donjon dans lequel déferlent des vagues de peaux-vertes enragées. Des phases de préparation méticuleuses, durant lesquelles vous devez rivaliser d'ingéniosité pour placer vos pièges le plus judicieusement et le plus sournoisement possible, alternent avec des phases d'action frénétiques et jubilatoires où vous vous surprendrez à hurler "You shall not pass !" au plus fort du combat. L'ensemble forme un cocktail diablement accrocheur, servi par une bande-son très efficace. Précisons toutefois que la version démo n'est pas représentative du potentiel de ce titre que vous pouvez acheter les yeux fermés.
85
ComputerGames.ro
In the end, there are two important elements it misses if it was to be flawless: the multiplayer mode (a cooperative campaign would have been welcome) and a map editor. Currently, we have 29 maps to test strategies on, fight over leaderboards and approach spatial geometry & murder deluxe on. It’s true, every map has its own subtleties, very well integrated (chokepoints, areas welcoming certain traps and opportunities to try out very different setups), and tackling maps a second time with newer traps brings whole new tactical dimensions to the game. And all this for 10,99 $, suggesting that Robot Entertainment are size-conscious and a good sign for those of us with lighter pockets.
84
PC Games (Germany)
So simpel, so eingängig und so ungeheuer unterhaltsam: Orcs Must Die! hat mir fast so viel Spaß gemacht wie einst Plants vs. Zombies und das war ein Meisterwerk seiner Zunft. Kleine Macken wie die fehlende Gegnervorschau und die triste Story-Präsentation in Standbildern schmälern den Spielspaß nur geringfügig. Zudem nutzt sich das Spielprinzip nach dem aufgespießten Ork Nummer 6.000 langsam ab, trotz Upgrades. Das stört mich aber kaum, denn die herrlich fiesen Fallen und die auf solch niedliche Weise in den Tod marschierenden Orks sind wie Balsam für meine finstere Seele.
82
Mana Pool
Now the game costs £12 on Steam, which I personally think is a little steep for a game like this. Yes, it’s highly enjoyable but it does wear off pretty quickly and I doubt that anyone is going to play this for a huge number of hours. If you can pick it up for about half that price during a sale, it is however totally and utterly worth it. Orcs Must Die! is an example of what Indie gaming is all about and there hasn’t been a tower defense game that was as decent since Defense Grid: The Awakening.
81
GameStar (Germany)
Orcs must die! gehört wie Clash of Heroes, Puzzle Quest oder Defense Grid zu jenen Spielen, deren ausgeklügelte Spielmechanik einen nicht zu unterschätzenden Sog entfalten. Kaum habe ich den Rechner zehn Minuten ausgeschaltet, schon zieht es mich wieder zurück. »Mensch, das Level muss doch zu schaffen sein. Was macht eigentlich diese neue Falle? Mir ist gerade eine neue Taktik eingefallen!« -- das sind die Gedanken, die mich nicht mehr loslassen, ehe ich das Spiel komplett bezwungen habe. Für mich als Tower-Defense-Fan ein klarer Pflichtkauf, die 14 Euro sind gut angelegt.
80
newbreview.com
Any fan of action tower defense will feel right at home, but it’s also a great place for anyone new to the genre to try it out as it’s so beautifully delivered for players of any ability to pickup and learn.
80
Hooked Gamers
In an ideal world Orcs Must Die! will gain a following from fans of both tower defence and third-person action thanks to its ability to blend the best of both genres’ experiences while excluding many of their worst flaws. It’s not a deep game, by any means, and success will often stem from repetition rather than any superior strategising - however, those looking to hold any seasonal boredom at bay could do worse than take chance on Orcs Must Die!’s brand of short-burst, intense tactical play.
80
PCMag.com
Luckily, these were only occasional occurrences, and most of the time Orcs Must Die! delivered exactly what its title promises: lots and lots of dead orcs. If the game's writing leaves something to be desired—the "plot" is hokey, and a lot of Duke Nukem–style one-liners from the brutish main character get tiresome quickly—and there's no multiplayer mode for sharing the fun with a friend, the overall effect is one of an addictive, visceral thrill ride that gives you just the action you crave with almost no excess. Combined with an excellent price, Orcs Must Die! is an impulse purchase you can feel good about. Tens of thousands of orcs, on the other hand, are likely to feel a lot less happy than you almost certainly will.
75
GameSpot
Orcs Must Die! presents itself with confident simplicity. Every element in the game has a distinct purpose--from the different traps to the enemies--and you're never bogged down with unnecessary chores. It's a focused game, whose main fault is what it ships without. If single-player is your style and you have a deep-seated hatred for orcs, give this a try.
70
Eurogamer.de
Da ihr im späteren Verlauf neue Objekte zur Gegnerbeseitigung erhaltet und diese auch aufrüstet, stellen alte Stages plötzlich keine Gefahr mehr dar. Zusammen mit einem kooperativen Multiplayer und mehr Vielfalt im Leveldesign hätte sich Orcs Must Die! die Bezeichnung Must-Have verdient. So bleibt es trotz guter Spielmechanik ein Stück hinter den Genre-Königen zurück.