Defense Grid 2 - 02

You mad fool. That tower should clearly have been positioned one square to the left, and you shouldn’t have upgraded that other tower – you needed the cash to build a different tower over in the bottom right.

Defense Grid 2, the sequel to my favourite tower defence game, is now out – and there’s a launch trailer to prove it. Yes, I know that barely constitutes proof because launch trailers routinely come out weeks before the game, but it’s aptly named this time.

Defense Grid 2 beefs up the grid-based tower-building and alien-blasting with maps that rearrange themselves during play, loads of bonus challenge modes, PvP and co-op multiplayer, a level creation tool, and – naturally – a load of new towers, aliens, and abilities. To me, that sounds like “Defense Grid: The Awakening, only more of it.” And I am all about more Defense Grid: The Awakening.

You can pick up Defense Grid 2 right this second on Steam, where you can either grab the regular edition for £18.49 or the shiny Special Edition (containing a digital artbook and a digital making-of ebook) for £21.99. I will doubtless be grabbing it at some point, but I’m making no promises about a review because I’ve currently got a billion other things to do. Still! We’ll see how it goes.

The Defense Grid 2 launch trailer can be found below.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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