The game’s objective is simple. The title of the game pretty much sums up the entire game. No matter how, Orcs must die before reaching “the rift” at the end of corridors that Orcs will try to force their way through. You have various weapons and traps at your disposal to stop Orcs. The game puts a great spin on the Defend your Tower games.
At the start of each level, players select traps and weapons from their arsenal, once done selecting, players can position traps anywhere on the corridor (once allowed by the trap). When placing traps, players need to be strategic, because traps require points, players need to think about what traps to choose and where to place them. A wide variety of enemies ensures that your strategy must adjust to suit. Progressing through stages will unlock new traps and earn you skull points to upgrade current weapons, driving you to keep progressing through the game.
Sometimes, you’re traps strategies may not hold up against the horde of Orcs and some do get passed the traps, that’s where your personal weapons come in. By default, your character is armed with a crossbow and can additionally be equipped with a sword and spells to fight off the Orcs. While the combat is not the main focus of the game, it certainly does add a good spin to it.
While the levels are well designed strategically to make your Orc massacre need some planning to prevent them from reaching the rift, many of these levels do bear a close resemblance. The game also does a good job presentation wise, not in graphics but it does keep the visual distractions to a low. Amongst all the chaos of arrows being fired, Orcs being thrown into the air and others being sliced you would become distracted or miss an Orc running off into the rift, on the other hand, the game keeps all the mess in a minimum, allowing you to focus on what you had your sights on and keep an eye on your map.
While the game has a lot of good and this doesn’t take away from the fun, a co-op mode would have been a great addition. Being able to have a partner to aid you in invasions where there are multiple entrances for Orcs would have been a nice bonus addition.
While the game is centered around a simple concept and the co-op would have been a great addition, The game puts a nice spin on the standard Tower Defense game. With a variety of weapons, various enemies and high replay value, the game is sure to be a fun box of Orc murdering weapons.