Epic War TD - iPad Edition

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Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Bloody but unique tower-defense game isn't for little kids.

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Ease of Play

There's very little in the way of instructions -- and those that do flash on screen often disappear before you can read them -- but the game is pretty easy to pick up: Pick a weapon, position it strategically, and upgrade when you can. 


The game is an endless stream of oncoming enemies, who you must obliterate using a variety of bullet-, missile- and nuclear-based weapon turrets. Enemy soldiers (and their bug-like minions) grunt and groan when hit and leave streaks of blood when they're killed. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Epic War TD - iPad Edition is a tower defense game that is filled with nonstop violence and blood. Players must defend a winding road that leads to their castle from wave after wave of enemy troops, which can range from vehicles to foot soldiers to giant mutant bugs. To do so, they'll have to strategically place weapon turrets along the road, which blast the enemies when they come into range. The slaughter leaves blood on the road, and some enemies scream when they're wounded. 

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Is it any good?

Tower defense games are a dime a dozen these days, but EPIC WAR TD stands out for a few reasons. The app's randomly generated enemies mean no game is ever the same. You may face a relatively light armored wave or a brutally tough one, but you never know what's coming next -- something that makes you think on your feet. There are also copious levels and waves to keep even the expert player occupied for hours. And the enemies are visually distinctive, versus the often generic waves other tower defense games use. It's gory -- and definitely not something for young kids -- but it's a mature take on an old genre that manages to make a game style that was in danger of becoming dull exciting once again. 

App details

  • Device: iPad
  • Price: $0.99
  • Release date: June 14, 2011
  • Category: Strategy Games
  • Size: 69.50 MB
  • Publisher: AMT Games
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.0 or later
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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