Parents' Guide to

Anomaly 2

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Sly strategy game puts a twist on tower-defense formula.

Game PlayStation 4 , Windows 2014
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Anomaly 2 is generally content to stick with the so-called "tower offense" blueprint established in the first game. Working out efficient paths and effective convoy constituents remains a fun and strategic task. Difficulty is balanced in just the right way to make most missions accessible to casual players without denying a real challenge to more experienced gamers looking to earn all possible awards. The addition of unit-morphing abilities adds to the game's inherently tactical nature, forcing players to understand their vehicles' specific strengths to exploit enemy towers' weaknesses.

It's also a lot prettier than most tower-defense games, thanks largely to detailed three-dimensional postapocalyptic environments in which snowy mountains and ruined skyscrapers reach upward toward the camera in the sky. Anomaly 2 may not be quite as innovative as its predecessor, but it's still a lot of fun for strategy-minded players.

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