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Orcs Must Die! 2 Complete Pack | £4.75 | GamersGate | PC

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Orcs Must Die! 2 Complete Pack | £4.75 | GamersGate | PC

Orcs Must Die! 2 Complete | £4.75 | GamersGate
Orcs Must Die! 2 Review

Includes: Orcs Must Die! 2, Orcs Must Die! 2 Are We There Yeti? Booster Pack, Orcs Must Die! 2 Family Ties Booster Pack, Orcs Must Die! 2 Fire and Water DLC, Orcs Must Die! 2 Soundtrack.

Orcs Must Die! 2 Complete Pack | £7.50 | GamersGate | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Orcs Must Die! 2 Complete Pack | £7.50 | GamersGate | PC

GamersGate are currently running an Orcs Must Die! weekend promotion, cutting the entire franchise down to size. You can save a quid on the excellent sequel (more details in our 9/10 review), but there are also some other options and bigger savings available.

The complete edition contains two booster DLC packs with new levels, enemies and items, and retails for only an extra £1.50 - saving you more than a tenner compared to Steam.

Orcs Must Die! | £1.75 | GamersGate | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Orcs Must Die! | £1.75 | GamersGate | PC

Orcs Must Die! is a brilliant tower defence hybrid that provides hours of singleplayer shenanigans, and I'd heartily recommend it. Matt certainly does. Though its sequel is a superior cooperative experience, the original Orcs Must Die still stands tall as an engrossing and hectic singleplayer shenanigan - and £1.75 is an utter bargain. You can also grab the GOTY edition with extra DLC for £2.24.

There's an added bonus. You'll get a Steam code, so you can use this to unlock ten extra levels in Orcs Must Die! 2.

Family Ties Expansion Hits Orcs Must Die! 2 Tomorrow

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Jonathan Lester
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Family Ties Expansion Hits Orcs Must Die! 2 Tomorrow

According to Robot Entertainment, there’s an old saying beyond the rifts that says, "behind every bumbling male orc army, there’s a huge, enraged female orc wielding a giant mace.”

You'll get to meet her in the new Family Ties DLC pack for Orcs Must Die! 2, which contains three new levels, three endless levels, new weapons and a trinket. It'll set you back £3.99 when it releases tomorrow on Steam.

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Orcs Must Die! 2's Fire & Water Expansion Out Tomorrow

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Matt Gardner
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Orcs Must Die! 2's Fire & Water Expansion Out Tomorrow

Robot Entertainment have announced the first DLC booster pack for Orcs Must Die! 2, titled Fire & Water. Those who download the booster will get access to three new levels, three new Endless Mode conversions to be played in singleplayer or with a chum, a host of new traps, and a smattering of new elemental enemies too.

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Orcs Must Die! | £1.75 | GamersGate | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Orcs Must Die! | £1.75 | GamersGate | PC

Orcs Must Die! is a brilliant tower defence hybrid that provides hours of singleplayer shenanigans, and I'd heartily recommend it. Matt certainly does. Though its sequel is a superior cooperative experience, the original Orcs Must Die still stands tall as an engrossing and hectic gameplay experience - and £1.75 is an utter bargain.

There's an added bonus. You'll get a Steam code, so you can use this to unlock ten extra levels in Orcs Must Die! 2.

Hero Academy Steam Review | Play By Chainmail

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Jonathan Lester
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iOS games, multiplayer, PC games, Robot Entertainment, Strategy games, Turn-based

Hero Academy Steam Review | Play By Chainmail

Platforms: Steam (reviewed) | iOS

Developer: Robot Entertainment

If you own an iThing and enjoy turn-based strategy, you should go download Hero Academy from the App Store. Heck, you probably already have. A team of ex-Ensemble Studios veterans delivered an addictive, approachable and nefariously deep multiplayer tactics game on the iPhone and iPad, packing the convenient asynchronous play-by-mail functionality of Words With Friends and Draw Something. Better yet, it's totally free to download - with adverts that can be removed by buying any of the IAPs. Hero Academy was a financial and critical success for Robot Entertainment when it released early this year, and after a short delay, it's now available on Steam.

We already know that Hero Academy is good. That cannot be denied. But a much more interesting question remains: is it worth buying on PC... or buying again? Basically, who's it for?

Hero Academy Steam Review | Play By Chainmail

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Orcs Must Die! 2 Review | Mission Accomplished

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Jonathan Lester
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Orcs Must Die! 2 Review | Mission Accomplished

Platforms: PC

Developer: Robot Entertainment

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

We rated Orcs Must Die! when it released last year, even nominating Robot Entertainment's downloadable hybrid as one of the Best Strategy Games Of 2011. The tower defence genre received a healthy dose of moment-to-moment action that complimented rock-solid strategic play (with ex-Ensemble veterans involved, this was a foregone conclusion), resulting in a deceptively accessible thief of time. We were provided with an arsenal of traps, a trusty crossbow and a legion of orcs to point them at... and followed the clear instructions on the tin. Killzones were created. Carnage ensued. Orcs died, because they must.

But we wanted more.

Outside the twenty levels, we had little to keep us coming back, and we craved co-op so badly we started imagining phantom companions sitting next to us on the couch. A mere nine months later, and Robot Entertainment has returned with a numerical sequel - in name, at least. In practice, Orcs Must Die! 2 feels like the game they wanted to make in 2011: a definitive, infinitely deeper and multiplayer-supported edition that refines their big idea into the real deal.

Orcs Must Die! 2 Review | Mission Accomplished

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Orcs Must Die! 2 Trailer Hits Steam

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Matt Gardner
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PC gamers rejoice! Robot Entertainment have just dropped a demo for their upcoming monster-bothering title Orcs Must Die! 2 onto Steam.

The follow up to last year's smash hit, the sequel gives us what we were clamouring for last time around and has bestowed co-op on the action-strategy title. Btter yet, if you own the original game on Steam, you'll automatically unlock co-op versions of ten levels for the original game, filled with new enemies.

Game's out on Monday!

Orcs Must Die! 2 Will Feature Ten Bonus Levels For Returning Players

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Jonathan Lester
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Orcs Must Die! 2 Will Feature Ten Bonus Levels For Returning Players

If you happen to own the original Orcs Must Die! on PC (which you probably should), you'll unlock a bonus gametype in the sequel. Orcs Must Die! 2 will include a 'Classic' mode that features the ten levels from the first game, remixed with new enemy types, items, weapons, spells and traps. Players who haven’t yet downloaded Orcs Must Die! can pick it up for a limited time for 50% off on Steam, or wait for an inevitable daily deal/end of sale reduction [ta Crazy Jamie].

Robot Entertainment's tower defence/action hybrid will release on July 30th - packing the cooperative multiplayer we sorely missed in its predecessor. More details here.

Orcs Must Die! 2 Announced, Will Feature Co-Op

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Jonathan Lester
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Orcs Must Die! 2 Announced, Will Feature Co-Op

"Bring A Friend And Destroy The Orcs!"

Robot Entertainment has announced a sequel to their critically-acclaimed tower defence/action hybrid, entitled Orcs Must Die! 2. As well as providing new gameplay features, the sequel will address the major problem with the original game: the lack of cooperative play.

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Orcs Must Die! GOTY Edition | £3.74 | Steam | PC

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Carl Phillips
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Orcs Must Die! GOTY Edition | £3.74 | Steam | PC

In a repeat of the deal used last December, today’s offering from Steam returns Orcs Must Die! to an excellent price. It also cuts the price of the GOTY Edition, which bundles two bits of DLC with the main game for an additional 74p. With a saving of just over £11 on the regular price, it’s a rather hefty saving.

The action / tower defence hybrid was one of the best downloadable titles of last year, with Matt declaring it “Accessible, fun, and beautifully presented.” A lack of co-op features is disappointing, but at this price you ultimately won’t care. Thanks to TennantMan @ HUKD!

Orcs Must Die! | £6.00 | GamersGate | PC

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Orcs Must Die! | £6.00 | GamersGate | PC

With any luck, you won't need this deal since you've probably taken advantage of Steam's outrageous £2.99 winter sale. But those heady days are over now, and we must make the most of what we've got: a £6.00 price that undercuts Steam's full price by a fiver. Orcs Must Die! is a brilliant tower defence hybrid that provides hours of singleplayer shenanigans, and I'd heartily recommend it. Matt certainly does.

If you prefer cooperative carnage and persistent RPG elements, however, you might be better off with Dungeon Defenders.

Orcs Must Die! | £2.99 | Steam | PC

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Matt Gardner
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Orcs Must Die! | £2.99 | Steam | PC

Robot Entertainment created one of the little arcade gems of the year with their mish-mash of orc-slaying action and on-the-fly tower defence. It's on offer over at Steam for under three quid for today only, so if you've yet to get stuck in to a bit of friendly orcicide, there's never been a better time. Yes, it could do with a co-op mode, but it's still a lot of fun and pretty damn fiendish after you bust through the first few levels.

Robot Entertainment Tease Two New Titles

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Matt Gardner
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Robot Entertainment Tease Two New Titles

We enjoyed Orcs Must Die! immensely, but Robot Entertainment have announced that, following the last couple of batches of DLC, they are done with their rift-protecting genre mashup. Speaking on the Rocket Jump podcast, Robot's community manager Justin Korthof explained that the developers only set out to deliver two bundles of different DLC, but that they are hard at work on two new titles. Not that he'd divulge any further information.

Robot Entertainment do, however, have a number of ex-Ensemble staffers with a previous affinity for strategically minded titles. Orcs Must Die! expertly blended action and tower defence, although we do rather wish it had brought co-op along to the party too. [via Joystiq]

Orcs Must Die! Review | Thinning The Herd With Brains And Brawn

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Matt Gardner
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Orcs Must Die! Review | Thinning The Herd With Brains And Brawn

Platforms: XBLA (Reviewed) | PC

Developer: Robot Entertainment

Publisher: Microsoft

If Ronseal ever made a game, it would probably look like this. The striking title of this genre mashup from Robot Entertainment serves both as an imperative and indeed the entire theme of the game. You'll be doing exactly what it says on the tin, culling the monstrous blighters in their thousands.

But first, a spot of backstory. Thankfully I don't really have to go into detail here as Robot have lovingly put together a helpful free comic that you can scroll through here which explains all about Rifts, the Order, Orcs and why you really do need to make sure that they die. Essentially, Rifts are the source of all magic, interconnecting portals that bridge magical plains, and you - once your grizzled mentor has accidentally kicked the bucket - are charged with making sure that the hordes of Orcs besieging the fortresses built to protect these Rifts, never get anywhere near them.

So far, so good. Tower defence is hardly a barren genre, far from it. But the difference here is that you're not just marshalling against an onslaught, you're down in the trenches taking the fight to the enemy, backed up by a dazzling array of traps - both mechanical and magical - to help you in your task. Of course, not all of them are available to begin with. At the start you have a fairly paltry choice of weapons and traps - a crossbow, a bladestaff, a spike trap and a tar pit - but they are effective nonetheless. Moreover, it's not long before you're scything your way through levels, racking up the points and the handy skull rating.

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Orcs Must Die! Gets A Steam Demo

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Orcs Must Die! Gets A Steam Demo

Robot Entertainment's strategic mashup of third-person action, defence games and orc culling drops on XBLA tomorrow, and we'll have a review for you then, but you can try out the promising little title for yourself right now over on Steam.

Robot released a rather unique interactive trailer a few weeks back to show off choice that the player has in dealing with the titular pesky orcs, the aim being to obliterate waves of the monsters and stop them reaching portals by laying cunning traps, positioning exploding barrels and occasionally just shooting them in the head with your crossbow.

You can click here to read our full hands-on preview.

Orcs Must Die! Dated For Next Month

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Matt Gardner
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Orcs Must Die! Dated For Next Month

Robot Entertainment have announced the release dates for their upcoming strategic action fest Orcs Must Die!, with the game slated and dated for next month. The game will launch on XBLA on October 5th, with a Steam release the week after on October 12th.

'The slaying hour is nigh upon us,' said Patrick Hudson, CEO of Robot Entertainment.  'We can no longer restrain the enemy at the gate.  We will soon turn the rift defense over to Xbox and PC gamers to beat back the mob and save the Order!'

Check out their interactive trailer for the game here and you can read our glowing preview here.

Interactive Trailer For Orcs Must Die! Shows Off Traps

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Interactive Trailer For Orcs Must Die! Shows Off Traps

We had quite a lot of fun getting to grips with Orcs Must Die! back at Gamescom, and now Robot Entertainment have released an interactive trailer that lets players choose a whole bunch of tactics for dealing with an initial wave of orcs to see how the gameplay might differ. Showing off both the strategic element of trap-setting and more action-oriented gung-ho approaches, mixing things up with the crossbow, the trailer gives some insight into the enjoyable mish-mash of genres that this little download title is shaping up to be.

Also, interactive trailers are awesome!

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