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8.9 (191 votes)
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Owners
17040
Achievements
419
Hours to 100%
111,2
Hours story
33,5
Type(s)
Steam game
Players
6396
Points
1560
Avg playtime
13,9
Hours story + Side quests
61,2
Players 100%
263
Rank Icon Name Vote Short Review Hours Played Time Voted
1 Icon DUKAPb MemberLevelIcon 10.0   129.5 2020-05-20
2 Icon Dragonite MemberLevelIcon 9.0   106.9 2020-04-19
3 Icon Csontzuzo MemberLevelIcon 10.0   104.2 2020-03-04
4 Icon ystomy MemberLevelIcon 8.0   16.3 2020-02-11
5 Icon Tas Kots MemberLevelIcon 10.0   27.8 2020-01-10
6 Icon LeBuzna MemberLevelIcon 8.0   222.3 2019-12-28
7 Icon Girlbeard MemberLevelIcon 10.0   107.3 2019-09-17
8 Icon Pforschie MemberLevelIcon 8.0   133.4 2019-09-10
9 Icon jarrod.nixon MemberLevelIcon 10.0   96.5 2019-07-22
10 Icon I_am_Jens MemberLevelIcon 10.0 Calling GemCraft a tower defense game would be like calling the batmobile a car. The basic idea is the same: there are paths that the monsters take to your orb and you have to build defenses to stop them. However, GemCraft has by far the most unique features of any TD game. Let's go through a few of them. -Rather than having a few types of towers with different abilities, you have one tower. Which, upon placing it, does nothing. You need to socket gems in it. There are 9 types of gems, each with their own effects. I hear you think, 'how is this different from 9 types of towers?'. The answer to that is that you can combine each of these gems with other types to your liking. For example, you could have a pure poison gem, that does a lot of poison damage, but mediocre attack damage. You could also make a dual slowing/armor shredding gem, which would both slow enemies and decrease their armor, although both effects will be weaker than if they were in an pure gem. However, the dual gems damage would be higher. -In addition to towers there are also traps, which will enhance a gems specials, but decrease its damage. The final building you can place are amplifiers, which will boost adjacent gems stats and (if the same type) specials. -Your currency, mana, is also your health. When a monster reaches your orb you automatically spend a small amount of mana to banish the monster so it reappears at the start of the path. This makes the player be more considerate about upgrading gems, since too little mana reserve means that a few monsters could destroy your orb. -The ability to anger waves. You can drop a gem bomb on a wavestone, using mana, which will make that wave have more and stronger monsters. However, they will also give more xp and mana! Try to see how much you can anger without getting overwhelmed. -Every one of the ~190 maps can be beaten on 3 difficulties, and with 9 battle traits to increase both the difficulty and xp gain. If certain new maps become too difficult, try going back and beating some older maps with more traits to gain more xp. -There are many ways to play. Grinding is never needed to beat the game, but if you want to grind, the option is there, although it would probably make the rest of the game more boring. Maybe you want to use a bunch of gems that are lower grades, or stick to a single gem that is more powerful You could just play through the story and be done with it, or you could push the game to its limits, seeing how far you can get on endurance. -There are 25 skills that can make you stronger. However, the cost increases with the level of your skills, and skill points also give you some more mana to start maps with, so it is wise not to spend them all. The one and only complaint I have about this game is its horrible preformance. Since it runs on flash it will drop to 1 fps or even less when there are thousands upon thousands of enemies on the screen. However, these situations will only be encountered 430.1 2019-07-02
11 Icon zajog MemberLevelIcon 7.0   12 2019-06-12
12 Icon Robcik MemberLevelIcon 7.0   94.8 2019-05-23
13 Icon Heittomerkki MemberLevelIcon 6.0   5.7 2019-05-18
14 Icon Luc Rétardo MemberLevelIcon 9.0   76.5 2019-04-15
15 Icon XxX_XxX_Ez360FazeQuickScoper_XxX MemberLevelIcon 10.0   38.4 2019-04-04
16 Icon Koning Bart MemberLevelIcon 10.0   302.3 2019-04-01
17 Icon Idiosyncrazy MemberLevelIcon 9.0   112.4 2019-03-10
18 Icon Itarill MemberLevelIcon 8.0   0 2019-02-20
19 Icon Neclek MemberLevelIcon 9.0   305.1 2019-02-19
20 Icon Britannicus MemberLevelIcon 10.0 By far, without any semblance of a contest, the best TD I have ever played. Skill ceiling is almost limitless. 0 2019-01-12
21 Icon YOUR WAIFU IS A SLUT! SLUUUUUUT! MemberLevelIcon 7.0   98.5 2018-12-11
22 Icon eXe.Scorp1on MemberLevelIcon 8.0   153.8 2018-12-06
23 Icon Botch MemberLevelIcon 8.0   10.1 2018-10-09
24 Icon Starlynk MemberLevelIcon 9.0   111.2 2018-10-08
25 Icon Nullstellensatz MemberLevelIcon 7.0   24.9 2018-09-29
26 Icon ❣𝕸𝖆𝖌𝖕𝖎𝖊❣ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   78.5 2018-08-28
27 Icon Enemy-Fjunas MemberLevelIcon 9.0   159.5 2018-08-26
28 Icon kallmi28 MemberLevelIcon 9.0   83.1 2018-08-22
29 Icon skycycle MemberLevelIcon 8.0   15 2018-08-21
30 Icon Antonivs MemberLevelIcon 7.0   9.1 2018-08-17
31 Icon Biodelic MemberLevelIcon 10.0   77.5 2018-07-17
32 Icon HavocDrive MemberLevelIcon 9.0   158.1 2018-06-21
33 Icon StaLKeR[TR] MemberLevelIcon 9.0   39.1 2018-06-16
34 Icon Edwin MemberLevelIcon 10.0 I never thought I would love a TD game. 54.9 2018-06-03
35 Icon BDA MemberLevelIcon 9.0   2.5 2018-05-26
36 Icon Omnivorous Herbivore ≡ω≡ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   73 2018-05-19
37 Icon boverkin MemberLevelIcon 9.0   97 2018-05-14
38 Icon ajharvey MemberLevelIcon 7.0   6.1 2018-05-04
39 Icon HenIchaer MemberLevelIcon 8.0   83.5 2018-04-14
40 Icon Александр MemberLevelIcon 10.0   8.1 2018-03-22
41 Icon N/D MemberLevelIcon 10.0   122.9 2018-03-09
42 Icon Wienna MemberLevelIcon 8.0   2 2018-03-08
43 Icon Netulogina MemberLevelIcon 8.0   0.3 2018-02-28
44 Icon Ghetto Gecko MemberLevelIcon 8.0   290 2018-02-20
45 Icon Helheim MemberLevelIcon 8.0   102.3 2018-02-17
46 Icon min21 MemberLevelIcon 4.0   4.5 2018-02-08
47 Icon Gwaïhir MemberLevelIcon 10.0   229.6 2018-02-01
48 Icon ToujoursEnLigne MemberLevelIcon 10.0   592.5 2018-02-01
49 Icon In-sight- MemberLevelIcon 8.0 I have fond memories from when this was a browser game, which probably gives me rose-tinted glasses, but I consider it one of the most satisfying turret defense games to 100%. 16.7 2018-01-27
50 Icon Ghatanothoa MemberLevelIcon 9.0   92.8 2018-01-27
51 Icon ishaan-xxx MemberLevelIcon 10.0   984 2018-01-12
52 Icon Milo MemberLevelIcon 8.0   5.8 2018-01-01
53 Icon wheatrich MemberLevelIcon 9.0   168.5 2017-12-20
54 Icon Ste.am fiókomat egy lóért. MemberLevelIcon 8.0   3.7 2017-12-09
55 Icon Bam MemberLevelIcon 7.0   22.2 2017-11-19
56 Icon Rivxr MemberLevelIcon 8.0   81.1 2017-11-17
57 Icon Lady_MasQ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   119.8 2017-10-30
58 Icon xela MemberLevelIcon 10.0   52.1 2017-10-27
59 Icon rurnhani MemberLevelIcon 8.0   136.4 2017-10-22
60 Icon Υojka MemberLevelIcon 10.0   173.1 2017-09-24
61 Icon Stiff MemberLevelIcon 10.0   70.9 2017-09-20
62 Icon MrDzibacz MemberLevelIcon 10.0   20.9 2017-09-19
63 Icon H1L1CH MemberLevelIcon 10.0   78.7 2017-09-11
64 Icon Cinbebe MemberLevelIcon 10.0   40.5 2017-09-08
65 Icon MoonKI MemberLevelIcon 8.0   2.5 2017-08-29
66 Icon Ashes MemberLevelIcon 9.0   38.4 2017-08-16
67 Icon MarkDarkness MemberLevelIcon 6.0   2.3 2017-07-27
68 Icon BluePlusSymbol MemberLevelIcon 10.0   1505.4 2017-07-25
69 Icon HaventMetYouYet MemberLevelIcon 8.0   4.7 2017-07-06
70 Icon Robin.R *ⓕ MemberLevelIcon 10.0   3.1 2017-07-05
71 Icon Kezian MemberLevelIcon 7.0 Good game but the last achievement was a little too long. 93.3 2017-07-04
72 Icon Evengiolon MemberLevelIcon 9.0   74.4 2017-07-04
73 Icon Tofuformfliege MemberLevelIcon 10.0   129.2 2017-07-02
74 Icon AdamJB MemberLevelIcon 10.0   57.7 2017-06-30
75 Icon Alpha Blue MemberLevelIcon 9.0   103.6 2017-06-24
76 Icon Magus MemberLevelIcon 10.0   90.2 2017-06-19
77 Icon MonoTheKing⭐ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   36.1 2017-06-14
78 Icon Bebop MemberLevelIcon 10.0   18.5 2017-06-11
79 Icon Phøenix™ MemberLevelIcon 8.0   118.3 2017-06-06
80 Icon weirdopuss MemberLevelIcon 7.0   2.4 2017-05-12
81 Icon KRICK MemberLevelIcon 9.0   97.4 2017-05-04
82 Icon LucasFox MemberLevelIcon 8.0   10.3 2017-04-15
83 Icon lilcoffeebean MemberLevelIcon 7.0   96.6 2017-04-06
84 Icon Drarkyel MemberLevelIcon 9.0   95.2 2017-03-28
85 Icon oliver.teschl MemberLevelIcon 9.0   5.4 2017-03-04
86 Icon SgtFopper™ MemberLevelIcon 3.0   3 2017-02-23
87 Icon lsdMyth MemberLevelIcon 10.0   117.5 2017-02-16
88 Icon Borys MemberLevelIcon 9.0   108.1 2017-02-06
89 Icon OrdoXenosInquisitor MemberLevelIcon 9.0   0 2017-02-05
90 Icon Skeletor MemberLevelIcon 5.0   2.6 2017-01-23
91 Icon (♉ ) Tristetea MemberLevelIcon 7.0   7.4 2017-01-20
92 Icon TheCloser17 MemberLevelIcon 9.0   90 2017-01-16
93 Icon OneX MemberLevelIcon 9.0   0 2016-12-29
94 Icon Wandering Druid MemberLevelIcon 9.0   690.6 2016-12-27
95 Icon BlóòdyKillah™ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   73.2 2016-12-23
96 Icon Vaco™ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   0 2016-12-08
97 Icon Iradon MemberLevelIcon 9.0   31.3 2016-12-06
98 Icon Jon Irenicus MemberLevelIcon 10.0 Solid Tower Defense games. One of the better ones if you like the genre. 0 2016-12-03
99 Icon 『Kenzen』 MemberLevelIcon 9.0   12.1 2016-12-02
100 Icon desfranatul MemberLevelIcon 9.0   5 2016-11-13
101 Icon Danych MemberLevelIcon 7.0   36.8 2016-11-09
102 Icon Stuffs MemberLevelIcon 7.0   3.4 2016-11-04
103 Icon stuw23 MemberLevelIcon 8.0   19.9 2016-11-02
104 Icon Dan MemberLevelIcon 8.0   138.5 2016-10-25
105 Icon Lamprius MemberLevelIcon 8.0   5.1 2016-10-25
106 Icon A dJ MemberLevelIcon 8.0   75.8 2016-10-23
107 Icon the flesh dream is over, daddy MemberLevelIcon 9.0   92.7 2016-10-10
108 Icon timotietim MemberLevelIcon 9.0   75.2 2016-09-04
109 Icon Tordah MemberLevelIcon 8.0   99.6 2016-08-24
110 Icon murray MemberLevelIcon 7.0   384.8 2016-08-18
111 Icon tso184 MemberLevelIcon 8.0   65.6 2016-08-16
112 Icon metaLgearsoLd MemberLevelIcon 10.0   31 2016-07-14
113 Icon Icemember MemberLevelIcon 9.0 Good TD 72.5 2016-07-08
114 Icon MemberLevelIcon 10.0   111.1 2016-07-07
115 Icon DaKinE !* ;] MemberLevelIcon 8.0   4.7 2016-06-23
116 Icon Seckmet Litiz MemberLevelIcon 9.0 Achievements coming on a regular basis (207 of the 419 after 96 hours of play) 274.3 2016-06-12
117 Icon GorcPic MemberLevelIcon 9.0   1.2 2016-06-12
118 Icon Ullandon MemberLevelIcon 10.0   47.8 2016-06-04
119 Icon Atari MemberLevelIcon 10.0   52.6 2016-05-19
120 Icon wxteleki MemberLevelIcon 7.0   6.8 2016-04-24
121 Icon Petrucius MemberLevelIcon   12.7 2016-04-22
122 Icon DarkTerminator MemberLevelIcon 9.0   0 2016-04-21
123 Icon Bidoas MemberLevelIcon 10.0   107.1 2016-04-12
124 Icon rjdimo | Celestial Hiker MemberLevelIcon 10.0   87.6 2016-04-10
125 Icon OgNimaeb MemberLevelIcon 10.0   80.2 2016-03-17
126 Icon boyamilucky MemberLevelIcon 10.0 One of my favorites 569 2016-03-13
127 Icon Kona Milano MemberLevelIcon 7.0 Good tower defense game, but as a Flash game running in a sandbox it has major lag issues after a point. 138.3 2016-03-13
128 Icon Hikapi- MemberLevelIcon 10.0   11.4 2016-03-11
129 Icon Evil Mathematician MemberLevelIcon 10.0 Best TD game ever. The game that all other TD games should be held against. 119.4 2016-03-11
130 Icon xarabas MemberLevelIcon 5.0   2.6 2016-03-07
131 Icon ☠️ armpit ☠ MemberLevelIcon 7.0   3.5 2016-03-02
132 Icon V0ID MemberLevelIcon 10.0   122.1 2016-03-01
133 Icon DemonDream MemberLevelIcon 7.0   17.7 2016-02-28
134 Icon shpasic MemberLevelIcon 9.0   4.1 2016-02-27
135 Icon Nitrous Oxide MemberLevelIcon 9.0   19.3 2016-02-22
136 Icon Maxi Satan MemberLevelIcon 9.0   40.6 2016-02-18
137 Icon Shad Nacyto MemberLevelIcon 9.0   132.5 2016-02-07
138 Icon mental nekvo kid 💩 MemberLevelIcon 9.0   10.4 2016-02-07
139 Icon Nullyn MemberLevelIcon 9.0   15.3 2016-01-26
140 Icon JaspionNegro MemberLevelIcon 9.0   60 2016-01-16
141 Icon Qju MemberLevelIcon 10.0   58.3 2016-01-14
142 Icon Elyon Brown MemberLevelIcon 9.0   1.3 2016-01-14
143 Icon anarchistica MemberLevelIcon 9.0   335.7 2016-01-13
144 Icon Raze MemberLevelIcon 9.0   171.3 2016-01-12
145 Icon ultramage MemberLevelIcon 10.0   268.2 2016-01-12
146 Icon Dithrich MemberLevelIcon 9.0   58 2016-01-10
147 Icon Hellmasker MemberLevelIcon 10.0   0 2016-01-01
148 Icon Black Doom MemberLevelIcon 9.0   9.7 2015-12-28
149 Icon Đimos MemberLevelIcon 9.0   8.3 2015-12-25
150 Icon PL.Xven MemberLevelIcon 10.0   80.2 2015-12-25
151 Icon MjrKuffenbach MemberLevelIcon 8.0   35.4 2015-12-24
152 Icon ⟣wolfmurphy⟢ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   0 2015-12-21
153 Icon nabu ツ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   172 2015-12-21
154 Icon paulodell MemberLevelIcon 8.0   0 2015-12-16
155 Icon VBRacer MemberLevelIcon 8.0   156.2 2015-12-16
156 Icon Khaidhun MemberLevelIcon 10.0   96.2 2015-12-14
157 Icon Pistol Pete MemberLevelIcon 8.0   3 2015-12-12
158 Icon Andrew MemberLevelIcon 10.0   181.3 2015-12-06
159 Icon B.Wing MemberLevelIcon 10.0   24.6 2015-11-29
160 Icon Smace MemberLevelIcon 10.0   13.6 2015-11-27
161 Icon [MSG] m4nt1Z MemberLevelIcon 9.0   105.6 2015-11-22
162 Icon MisterMin MemberLevelIcon 9.0   34.6 2015-11-21
163 Icon CorytheGrey MemberLevelIcon 10.0   104.1 2015-11-04
164 Icon Phored MemberLevelIcon 10.0   6.8 2015-10-18
165 Icon Neyzel MemberLevelIcon 8.0   10.6 2015-10-10
166 Icon Hawkeye MemberLevelIcon 9.0   4.8 2015-09-29
167 Icon M. MemberLevelIcon 7.0   3.5 2015-09-10
168 Icon Kuyght MemberLevelIcon 8.0   34.2 2015-08-22
169 Icon Wekse MemberLevelIcon 8.0   24.4 2015-08-19
170 Icon Asher Hart MemberLevelIcon 8.0   5.7 2015-08-01
171 Icon Mytharox MemberLevelIcon 8.0   173 2015-07-14
172 Icon illystriel MemberLevelIcon 9.0   0 2015-07-14
173 Icon [AWG]NoAngelHonestly MemberLevelIcon 9.0   26 2015-07-14
174 Icon Almazest MemberLevelIcon 9.0   148.8 2015-07-13
175 Icon hockmah2 MemberLevelIcon 10.0   54.8 2015-07-08
176 Icon roust MemberLevelIcon 10.0   185 2015-07-06
177 Icon matyy (HUN) MemberLevelIcon 10.0   3 2015-06-21
178 Icon nightwolfzed MemberLevelIcon 10.0   42 2015-06-20
179 Icon orpe11 MemberLevelIcon 10.0   118.2 2015-06-19
180 Icon Nariel MemberLevelIcon 10.0   97 2015-06-19
181 Icon kanikani MemberLevelIcon 9.0   93.9 2015-05-23
182 Icon SANDOKAN MemberLevelIcon 10.0   19.5 2015-05-17
183 Icon Dionysos McBacchus MemberLevelIcon 10.0   29.9 2015-05-11
184 Icon EpicMatic (fair deal) MemberLevelIcon 8.0   24.9 2015-05-04
185 Icon 7_of_9 MemberLevelIcon 10.0   146.6 2015-05-03
186 Icon Delphine Rose MemberLevelIcon 9.0 Basically the best tower defense game out there. 23 2015-05-02
187 Icon Protoss MemberLevelIcon 9.0 Hey, it is GemCraft! 25.7 2015-05-02
188 Icon Stexred MemberLevelIcon 10.0   129.3 2015-05-02
189 Icon kekmet MemberLevelIcon 9.0 Supremely addicting and polished tower defense. Adds multiple options for upgrading as you go along. 85.4 2015-05-01
190 Icon Mad Dog Torx MemberLevelIcon 10.0   38.1 2015-05-01
191 Icon Krakis MemberLevelIcon 9.0   3.5 2015-05-01