Defense Grid 2 - 02

If you want to play Defense Grid 2 early, you can do so by pre-ordering the game right now.

Tower defense game Defense Grid 2 – sequel to Best Tower Defense Game Defense Grid: The Awakening – is now pre-orderable on Steam for £17.09, with a special edition (containing a making of book, an artbook, and an ebook) available at £19.09. As is starting to become more common, it’s also got a tiered system, where more rewards are unlocked as more people pre-order the game.

While purchasing gets you 10% off as well as instant access to the Defense Grid 2 beta, more goodies are unlocked as more pre-orders flood in. The first tier of rewards will net everyone who pre-orders an artbook for Defense Grid: The Awakening, as well as the game’s Containment DLC. The second tier offers a free copy of Defense Grid: The Awakening, and a 50% off coupon for Windborne. Finally, the third tier will grant A Matter of Endurance, an audio story written by Hugo-winner Mary Robinette Kowal and performed by the English voice cast.

Defense Grid 2 will offer 21 maps players can defend with towers, dynamic level movement, a load of challenge modes, a larger cast of characters, a level editor linked to Steam Workshop, and – most intriguingly of all – full co-op and competitive multiplayer. It’s due out in September, and some shiny new screenshots can be seen 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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