Percentile Rank

Fortified is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Based on 28 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

The Vertical Slice
B
B
Feb 3, 2016

For what Fortified offers, you could do a hell of a lot worse with fun factor on the marketplace. This is a game that I know I will find myself going back to and I suspect I won't be the only one with that thought. In fact, I can hear it calling to me right now. Excuse me, I have to go save the world. Or, in my case, try to save the world and end up failing miserably.

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Dragnix
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 4, 2016
The Game that needs to follow its title video thumbnail

Scored Reviews

Attack of the Fanboy
Feb 4, 2016

Fortified is a fun multiplayer romp full of 50s sci-fi camp. Bring some friends as this tower defense shooter can be difficult to tackle solo.

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GameSpew
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 3, 2016

What Fortified lacks in originality it certainly makes up for in style and execution

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The Escapist
Feb 2, 2016

Fortified marries multiple different genres while maintaining consistent waves of challenging fun in a cohesive experience. The game is best when played as part of a team, although the omission of split-screen co-op is a disappointment, and the lack of a health bar is a bit frustrating.

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Game Rant
Feb 3, 2016

Fortified is an engaging third-person shooter that mixes gameplay elements from tower defence and strategy games with strong retro-futuristic production design.

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Readers Gambit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2016

Every facet of Fortified is riddled with charisma, from the witty one liners at the start of rounds to it's unique take on the tower defence genre.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2016

Fortified is a cool game that gets a lot more right than it does wrong. I wish it supported local multiplayer in some form as solo play just doesn't pan out, but if you've got some buddies that want to take on a virtual Martian army, this is a great way to do it.

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Softpedia
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2016

Fortified is a solid mix of tower defense and action third-person shooting. Its design may not be all that original, but its execution is great and should entertain you, as well as your friends, via the cooperative mode.

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ZTGD
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2016

The game play is not going to blow anyone away, but it was interesting enough to keep me entertained for long enough to get my money's worth out of it.

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Rectify Gaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2016

At the end of the day, the game is good. Sometimes the gameplay feels a little shallow and may even you feel like more could be added to the experience. This is easily overlooked, however, when you play with others. Fortified is worth buying if you enjoy Tower Defense style games.

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Worth Playing
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2016

In the end, Fortified is a decent tower defense game. The classes add some variety, and the shooting is fine, but the tower defense portion could use more work. It plays well with others, but there isn't much balance available for the solo player, especially since XP progression can become a grind. Coupled with an average presentation, it's decent fun with buddies but not something worth pursuing if you're looking to play solo.

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Gaming Nexus
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2016

A by-the-numbers tower defense game, Fortified is a campy fluff piece that will last you a few good, if a little mindless, hours. But you probably won't be driven to revisit it any time soon.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Feb 3, 2016

Though this review has thrown a great deal of criticism at Fortified, it's actually a surprisingly fun, well-polished genre mash-up that gives off a wonderful initial impression.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2016

Fortified marries several genres successfully, but its diverse arsenal can't quite make up for a lack of mission variety.

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Everyeye.it
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2016

An interesting mix between tower defense and third person shooting, it's surely not flawless, but can still deliver some solid entertainment.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2016

Playing Invasion mode with a high-level character felt far too easy, as I was able to build enough defenses to sit back and let them do all the work for me. That said, it is a nice addition, but only has three different maps to play on, so unless you plan on using it to grind XP I don't think it adds much longevity the game.

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Pure Xbox
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 2, 2016

Fortified is a tower defence/third person shooter which draws on the imagery and tropes of 1950s pulp fiction. The emphasis is on multiplayer but it can be enjoyed alone if you have the patience to get through some of the more severe difficulty spikes. The 50s theme is well implemented in many areas and the gameplay is challenging, while characters remain different enough to warrant multiple playthroughs. If you enjoy this genre, Fortified is worthy of your time and you should consider dropping it into your multiplayer gaming rotation.

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Arcade Sushi
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2016

Fortified is the kind of game that I want to keep playing, but it frustrates me just as much as it entertains me.

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Wccftech
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2016

Fortified is an enjoyable romp through a criminally underused setting, but is held back by the jack of all trades nature of the action tower defence genre. It'll be fun with friends, and for a few hours alone, but mileage may vary.

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GameWatcher
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2016

Fortified is an okay action/tower defense hybrid with neato style but not much depth

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COGconnected
65 / 100
65 / 100
Feb 2, 2016

Fortified is compelling enough to get through, in its simple but gratifying gameplay, but it doesn't offer enough to pull me in.

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GamingTrend
65 / 100
65 / 100
Feb 4, 2016

Clapfoot has created a tower defense game unique to the Xbox One console. With a strong sense of style, AI companions and a moderate amount of shooter control, this might just scratch your strategy itch. It's too bad then that it isn't as accessible, and relies on repetitive gameplay with a steep difficulty to add gameplay hours to its otherwise short campaign and limited maps.

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Impulsegamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Feb 19, 2016

If Tower Defense isn't your style though, then give this a miss… the different genre elements do make it more interesting and entertaining, but there isn't really enough there to make it a lasting experience… play through is extended a little by having the four different characters but the experience is not sufficiently different with each one to really make it much of a draw to play again just to see a few different weapons or short cut scenes.

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CGMagazine
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2016

Fortified is a decent first attempt at a wave-based, "tower defence" shooter from a studio that has, until now, made only mobile games.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 25, 2016

Fortified has an impressive pulp sci-fi pedigree and speedy co-op play, but the blending of shoot-em-up and tower defense gameplay stumbles.

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We Got This Covered
Feb 2, 2016

Although it can often be too frustrating for its own good, Fortified has a lot going for it, and will appeal to those who like to work together with their friends. If you're a solo gamer, however, you'll want to pass on this one, because it's just not built to be the lone wolf-accepting title that it purports to be.

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TechRaptor
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2016

While the style does draw you in, Fortified has a hard time keeping players invested, and its barebones multiplayer options really hamper what could have been a great online co-op choice for fans of tower defense and shooters.

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