Anomaly 2 is a 'tower' offense game that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world invaded by aliens. In this game, your mission is to take control of a convoy of special units and destroy a sequence of aliens.
Boot out the aliens from Earth!
Aliens have invaded the human race, the ice age has returned, and humans are waging a merciless war against the invaders– that's more or less the scenario that awaits you in Anomaly 2. In a well-stocked single player campaign that offers alternative endings, you have to launch attacks against heavily armed aliens. At your disposal are shock troops to help you in your crusade, including robots that can transform whenever you want. A number of objects and attacks are also available to help you manage your army in battle. Anomaly 2 also features a multiplayer mode where you have the opportunity to compete against other players. This mode sees 'tower offense' clash against 'tower defense' on five different maps. Sadly, the multiplayer mode was lacking in players when we tested it.
It all comes down to tactics
Unlike in 'tower defense', during which you must strategically place your enemies to counter-attack, the obvious goal of Anomaly 2 is to launch an invasion against the aliens. Before the start of each mission, you must view the map level and set the route your army has to take. Your convoy then moves as if it's on a railway track, and you must devise tactics and manage your troops so that you expel the aliens. On your way, you can collect objects that help you repair your battle equipment, for example. Others act as 'power-ups' to help you attack enemies with more power and efficiency. Four levels of difficulty are available, including a hardcore mode that will appeal to gamers looking for a challenge.
Graphically speaking, Anomaly 2 is quite addictive with its cinematic animations that are of an excellent quality. It's also the biggest and best feature of this game, so a powerful device is highly recommended and even necessary in order to take full advantage of Anomaly 2 gameplay.
A good tower offense
Once you've chosen the route your troops will take, you can't change it. As a result, Anomaly 2 is presented as a game of reflexes and speed in which you'll do well if you react quickly and choose the right methods to fight your enemies. You'll enjoy the the number of tactical combinations that Anomaly 2 has to offer, as well as the excellent quality graphics and the well-equipped single player campaign.