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Posts tagged “Orcs Must Die!”

Cute pulp sci-fi defensive shooter Fortified is free today

How about a little something to unwind for the evening with? A charming looking free game tickle your fancy? Fortified has apparently been around on Steam early 2016, but it managed to fly entirely under my radar. A crying shame, because it looks like Orcs Must Die spliced with Mars Attacks. Developer Clapfoot (working on the currently-in-early-access Foxhole) have opted to just give it away for free…

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Orcs Must Die! Unchained refocuses on classic PvE

Orcs Must Die! Unchained [official site] has launched a huge update taking the tower defense closer to its roots. The unpopular PvP mode is gone, for starters, which devs Robot Entertainment say is so they can "fully focus on bringing back the classic Orcs Must Die gameplay that players thought was missing in OMD!U". Smashing! I enjoyed the earlier games, with their mix of building…

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Feature: Oh No More Orcs

Orcs Must Die 2 review

Perhaps the pack-leader of the recent 'do x to fantasy/sci-fi staple y' game name trend, Robot Entertainment's Orcs Must Die was a giddy, gory carnival of greenskin slaughter in a tower defence meets Diablo kind of way. A mere nine months later, we get the sequel. Can such cheekiness be justified? You have two ways of potentially finding out before you buy it. A) play…

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Orcward Manoeuvres In Death: Orcs Must Die! 2

Orcs Must Die, Shoot Many Robots, Kill All Zombies... A trend emerges, and I'm not entirely sure I'm down with so many prosaic game titles. Especially when they're all so violent. Can't we have Hug Many Cats, Cake Must Be Eaten, Visit All Museums? Until then, we shall make do with Orcs Must Die! 2, which will slaughter its way towards our PCs' hard drives…

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Orcs Must Continue To Die

To all things, DLC. It's the law. The law of slightly tiring microtransactions. This law includes Robot Entertainment's impressively ridiculous Orcs Must Die, which is due two globs of DLC in the not too distant. The first of these is Artifacts of power, which launches for $2.49 next Tuesday. I could describe them to you, but I have a headache and need a lie down/hug,…

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Feature: And their gnolls and ogres and kobolds too

Wot I Think: Orcs Must Die

Orcs Must Die is the first game from Robot Entertainment, the studio raised from the ashes of Age of Empires dev Ensemble, and it was released on PC (via Steam) yesterday. It is a tale of many, many, many Orcs, and of their very, very, very regular deaths. And this? This is what I think of it.

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Feature: A nice cup of tea and a sit down won't help

Impressions: Orcs Must Die

It is true. They must die. They cannot do anything else, except for make me die. I am, of course, not about to let that happen. Not while I have a fine selection of spike traps, tar traps, arrow traps, crossbows, spears and wind-summoning belts at my disposal. I am so sorry, orcs, but you must indeed die. Don't try and talk me out of…

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Orcs Must Be Demonstrated (And Then Die)

Silently, so silently the Orcs arrived. And silently, so silently, they uploaded a demo of their sort-of-tower-defence opus of sadism to Steam, a week ahead of the full game's release. A week ahead! No-one does that anymore. Well, not many. Let us celebrate Robot Entertainment's unexpected kindness! How? Well, by following their single, simple imperative. That imperative being, of course, Orcs Must Die. 995MB of…

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Orcs Must Die’s Magic Interactive Video

Robot Entertainment seem to realise that if they’re going to tell us that Orcs Must Die, they damn well better give us plenty of ways to make that happen. They could have gone a different route and cast the player as the orcs pipe-smoking bowler-hatted defendant. Press the left mouse button to say, “Must they though, gentlemen of the court? Must they really?” Instead, they’ve…

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Orc Aye, They Must Die: Trailer

Orcs are having a hard time these days. Persecuted everywhere they go and thrown into games and films as the epitome of evil. They just can't catch a break - they are the poor victims of a McCarthyesque witch hunt. Also, they must die. Robot Entertainment says so. Dan Gril went and had a look at Orcs Must Die earlier this year and found it…

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All The World Is Green: Orcs Must Die Trailer

Great as it is, Sanctum isn't going to be the only action tower defense title that we'll be gifted with this year. Orcs Must Die is arriving this summer, and is looking like a neat counterpart- dark and dingy where Sanctum was bright and shiny, and slapstick where Sanctum was all business. Our Dan Griliopolous made it sound fun enough in his preview, too, and…

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Greenocide: Hands-on With Orcs Must Die

Dan has been out in Dallas seeing what Robot Entertainment (risen from the ashes of Ensemble) are up to. They're up to Orcs Must Die, and Dan got to play it. It’s so easy to stereotype people. For example, everyone is always saying John’s a terrible healer. But if you need someone to provide a sop for your spiritual wounds... then he’s only a mostly…

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