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Score Breakdown Based on 735 ratings
  1. 10 (126)
  2. 9 (326)
  3. 8 (209)
  4. 7 (40)
  5. 6 (14)
  6. 5 (7)
  7. 4 (6)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (4)

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  • User Rating 9.5

    Once you start playing, you won't be able to stop

    Rated on September 02, 2009 by jasonlc3221

    This game is so addictive. I just happen to check out the demo of it on XBL, and I instantly fell in love. This game is awesome, especially for those who like RTS games. But don't worry, because even ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Tower Defense + Perfect Difficulty + Defeating Aliens = Instant Classic

    Rated on September 04, 2009 by nightbird_ck

    I've always been an on-again, off-again fan of strategy games but never a huge fan of any tower defense game. Rarely do I download a demo and decide after reaching the end of the demo that I MUST own...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Great take on classic Tower Defense! Not to mention the awesome 3D graphics!

    Rated on September 08, 2009 by Bernok

    I gotta admit, I've always been a sucker for tower defense style games. Always loved them on flash versions and iPhone versions. Defense Grid: The Awakening takes tower defense games to a whole oth...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    One of the best games on XBL. Absolutely incredible bang for your buck title that will keep you wanting more.

    Rated on September 09, 2009 by jhunter9918

    Impressive. Very impressive. I have been a casual fan of tower defense games and always wondered why no one made a real quality game out of the simple TD concept. Maybe that was the problem – the conc...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Great tower defense game. Defense Grid starts easy and adds multiple layers of strategy in easy to bite segments.

    Rated on September 11, 2009 by jdog8888888

    So far, best pure strategy game on XBL. For 800 points ($10) I can easy recommend it to any strategy game fan. Game starts with basic turret slots and a basic gun to install and shoot the "bug like"...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Tower Defense is nothing new, but Defense Grid adds all the right spices to make this the best arcade game yet.

    Rated on September 14, 2009 by weapon93

    Tower defense is a classic game type that can be found in mods and even free flash games online. What Defense Grid does is build up all the walls on top of the Tower Defense foundation to create an ad...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    GTDOAT!!

    Rated on May 05, 2012 by wadeballs

    Before this game came along, the closest I ever came to "tower defense" was C&C Red Alert, building Tesla coils and Flame towers. That was back in the mid 90's and was my favourite part of the game. ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    A solid and surprisingly immersive tower defense title that should satisfy all fans of the genre.

    Rated on October 28, 2009 by GaussGoat

    Defense grid is a tower defense game for XBL Arcade, and one that will keep you coming back for hours. The title is surprisingly well-polished, combining wonderful map design, a beautiful soundtrac...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    A cut above most arcade games!

    Rated on November 11, 2009 by theprisoneris1

    I read a review that said it was a great for fans of the genre, but I'll have to add that it's great for non-fans of the genre (or people that didn't realize their fanhood). I have never played a t...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    addictive! ADDICTIVE

    Rated on December 06, 2009 by imperial_agent

    This game has been out for a while and I never bothered to play it until last night. i saw a friend of mine online playing it. I knew what the game sort of was about and thought it wouldn't appeal t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.