Over the Christmas holiday the first Unreal Engine game for Android was released and it offers the best 3D graphics I have seen on an Android phone. Dungeon Defenders is a gorgeous 3D game that mixes tower defense gameplay with action-RPG elements. Originally we thought the game might be limited to the Tegra 2 platform, but thankfully it plays just fine on the current generation of high-end phones.
It looks like a lot of you rushed out and purchased the game because it already sold over 5,000 copies in the first couple days. If you have yet to grab it and want to show off what your phone is capable of, it is selling for only $2.99, which is well worth it.
Be warned that the game is over 600 MB and it will take you longer than the 15 minute refund window to download it. Make sure that your phone is on the suggested devices list (see below) before you attempt to purchase it. Those of you with an EVO, Droid, Incredible, or any other older device will experience some lag and should not buy the game.
I was playing Jet Car Stunts almost non-stop over the break so I didn’t log many hours in Dungeon Defenders yet, but the few games that I did play looked great and I’m anxious to dive deeper into the game.
Trendy Entertainment also just announced their PvP expansion called Dungeon Defenders: Arena. It should be out soon and allow cross-platform battles on Android and iOS. Check out the teaser trailer for an idea of what’s coming next.
If you already grabbed the game, let us know what you think. Do you agree that the Unreal Engine offers the best graphics on Android?
- Best: All Tegra 2 Based Devices
- High-End: Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy S phones
- Mid-Range: T-Mobile G2, Droid X, Droid 2
- 512 MB RAM (256 free at runtime)
- GPU capable of OpenGL ES 2.0
- Android 2.1
- 800 Mhz CPU or greater recommended
- SD card with at least 600 MB free storage
From Trendy Entertainment: “Take on the role of one of four distinct Hero classes, and battle hordes of invading creatures by strategically summoning a variety of Towers & Traps throughout your Castle. Directly partake in the action-packed combat with your hero, while leveling up, gathering tons of loot, customizing & upgrading equipment, and developing your class abilities.
All of this can be played in seamless online GameCenter multiplayer, as you cooperate and compete throughout the Campaign & Challenge Missions to build the strongest heroes and achieve the highest scores in the online kingdom.
Combining the depth of strategic gaming with the satisfying action of RPG character building, in a beautifully stylized ‘toon fantasy setting built with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3, DD is designed to be an addictive experience for casual and veteran gamers alike!”