Indie game developer Robot Entertainment released Orcs Must Die, a downloadable action strategy game for sale on the PC through Steam today for $14.99. Robot Entertainment released Orcs Must Die for Xbox 360 last week.
In Orcs Must Die players must defend fortresses from invading Orcs. Players are equipped with traps, spells and weapons and earn more like a spell enabling you to throw objects or Orcs at will. Weapons and traps include poison spike traps, a crossbow shooting laser darts, bladestaff, arrow wall and tar trap. Each trap comes with a price and you get to spend a certain amount of money for the traps. In the full game you defend 24 castles, have access to 6 weapons, magic spells and 17 traps that eliminate the hordes of orcs and other fun creatures. Steam and Robot Entertainment offer a demo containing three castles castles called the Hallway, the Fork and The Corner to defend.
In each castle you must prevent Orcs from entering the rift by strategically placing the weapons, spells and traps within the castle’s hallways so they decimate Orcs. Sometimes a castle contains additional weapons like falling chandeliers or vats of boiling oil if you notice them. It took us a few turns through the Corner castle before we did.
Each castle’s interior contains narrow and wide hallways leading to the “rift” which you must ultimately prevent the enemies from getting to. You must pick the traps to use for each castle and choose where to place those traps, basically like an interior tower defense game but you actively participate in the action(re Kill) rather than watch how the Orcs navigate your trap design.
We have played these three castles at least ten times each since last week. The first two, The Hallway and the Fork are fairly easy . The third castle, the Corner, has been tough to get the highest score. If the remaining 21 castles prove as challenging as The Corner you will get your money’s worth for a download pc game that costs $14.99.
Orcs Must Die PC System Requirements
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: 2GHz Dual Core
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or ATI Radeon x1950 or better with 256MB VRAM
Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space