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Aegis Defenders

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

60%

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Based on 40 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 8, 2018
PCFeb 8, 2018
Nintendo SwitchFeb 8, 2018

Publishers: Humble Bundle, GUTS Department

Genres: Action, Platformer

Humanity has been brought back into the dark ages, but remnants of a once highly advanced civilization still exist.

In a world where control over ancient technologies means power, a ruthless Empire has arisen. You play as a team of Ruinhunters searching for the one thing that can save their village - a legendary weapon known as Aegis.

Explore, build, & defend in this 2D platformer that blends Metroidvania style combat with Tower Defense strategy.


EXPLORE
Discover the world of Elam, a beautiful yet dangerous place lost to time. Brimming with dangerous beasts, forgotten ruins, and powerful relics, Elam is brought to life with uniquely handpainted pixel art style.

BUILD
Level up your items and weapons in the shop to take in bigger and badder enemies.
Adjust your strategy on the fly with the "Fusion Build" system. Try fusing different combinations of items together to change your defensive setup.

FIGHT
Fight off enemies from all sides - but you won't have to do it alone. With Dynamic Character Swapping you'll need to switch between multiple characters on the battlefield, position your characters carefully, and utilize their passive abilities effectively to survive.
Various Tower Defense Scenarios - Defending one point can be hard enough but that's just the beginning. As the game progresses, you'll need to defend moving targets, targets that have dynamic abilities like activating doors/weapons, and even targets that don't want to be protected...

FEATURES
Play through the game in either single-player or split-screen coop.
Build blocks, turrets, and traps to defend an area from hordes of enemies in our Tower-Defense inspired combat.
Learn the secrets of the ancients and the origin of an empire in our extensive story mode.

Review Data

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Mighty Head
11
Strong Head
9
Fair Head
9
Weak Head
5

Trailers

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Aegis Defenders: Kickstarter Trailer Evolution

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Aegis Defenders - Official Kickstarter Trailer

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Aegis - Pre Alpha Trailer

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PC Gamer

76 / 100
PC Gamer

With a local co-op buddy Aegis Defenders becomes a fun mix of genres, but when playing solo it canbe an exercise in frustration.

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GameSpot

4 / 10
Oscar Dayus

Platforming and tower defense do not mix well in Aegis Defenders.

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Destructoid

8.5 / 10.0
Chris Carter

Barring some unfortunate bugs and one design decision that hampered my experience, Aegis Defenders is a smooth, well-thought-out ride. The original art, charm, and in-game universe only add to it, and I'd love to see more.

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TheSixthAxis

9 / 10
Adrian Burrows

It's been quite a start to the year with the sheer videogame quality on show in 2018. Aegis Defenders is a title that totally delivers on its initial concept. It's a game that built on the obvious passion of the developers, resulting in something that's vibrant, fresh, enthralling and addictive. And when you've reached the end, you'll be heading back to the start for more.

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