Developer: Robot Entertainment
Publishers: Robot Entertainment & Gameforge
Platforms: PS4, PC
In Open Beta since: 3/29/2016
Orcs Must Die! Unchained is the 3rd game in the Orcs Must Die! series.
Set years after Orcs must Die! 2, the War Mage and the Sorceress have resurrected the Order in an effort to fight against their new enemy, the Unchained, an army led by powerful new and old heroes. Dozens of new magical worlds have been discovered and Heroes from both sides are waging war to take control over the new strongholds and portals.
Like the two games before it, Orcs Must Die! Unchained has a focus in tower defense. This game stands out from the other two, however, in that you can summon armies and attack AI characters or other players as well as lay siege to the enemy team’s fortress.
Gameplay is fairly simple to understand. You choose your Hero, then enter the realm. You then have a certain amount of time to summon your guardians and build traps in your killbox, which can be barricades, spikes on the ground, spikes on the ceiling, lightening, axes on the walls, etc. Once the Orcs are released, it is your team’s goal to attack the enemy team’s fortress as well as defend your own. Players on both sides are responsible for defending their own fortress and summoning minions to attack the other fortress.
You can play as awesome heroes, depending on your preference. They range from the typical melee to ranged type of attacks, but each hero has their own backstory and special skill that sets them apart from the rest. Whether you prefer the Order or the Unchained, there’s a hero for you.
Orcs Must Die! Unchained is a really fun game with a lot to offer. Despite being in open beta, it runs smoothly. It has elements of comedy, strategy and all around fun. It can be downloaded through steam for free or through the official website. Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below!