If you know me then you will know that I am a sucker for Augmented Reality games, I love the potential of the game type and I feel it can be better utilised in video games to create a more dynamic and engaging experience so when I saw AR Defenders 2 was coming out I was immediately interested in it and made sure to get it when it came out. Then Christmas happened! So after that distraction I finally sat down and downloaded AR Defenders.
After a brief tutorial you can start to play the main game which consists of 4 Worlds each with 10 levels in them. In these levels you must use various structures like gun towers and shields to defend your main base from an onslaught of enemies trying to destroy it. The main goal is not only to complete the levels but to do them in a good time, the player is awarded a gold, silver or bronze medel and the final time is added to the overall time. To make this time better you can upgrade your buildings by using in game cash that enemies drop after they are killed or use the money to build more structures to help defend your base and while you can only have 4 structures in play at any time you can stack any 3 structures on top of each other to create towers! Example? You can have 4 towers with 3 layers of turrets for ultimate fire power or 2 layers of turrets and 1 shield for a mix of damage and extra defence, these are only a few of the combinations you can create.
As I previously mentioned, I am not the biggest fan of RTS games, that being said I would happily recommend this game to any fan of those types of games and to some who are looking to get into them. Despite it having the markings of a “Pay-to-Win Game” it really does not make you feel like you have to pay to unlock the extras, which is rare for a game in this style and I found that rather refreshing. AR Defenders 2 also uses Augmented Reality really well considering it is on the mobile platforms and it is something I really want to see in more games and hopefully utilised in more unique ways. If you do pick this game up I suggest getting the £2.99 pack in order to make the game more enjoyable, it gives you a decent amount of gems and is rather reasonable for the amount of time and fun you will get out of this game.