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8.9 (195 votes)
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GemCraft - Chasing ShadowsTradingCardIcon
Owners
18011
Achievements
419
Hours to 100%
111,2
Hours story
33,5
Type(s)
Steam game
Players
6725
Points
1568
Avg playtime
14,6
Hours story + Side quests
61,2
Players 100%
285
Rank Icon Name Vote Short Review Hours Played Time Voted
1 Icon Valtherina MemberLevelIcon 9.0   3.8 2021-01-10
2 Icon Eli Glinn MemberLevelIcon 8.0   21.9 2021-01-07
3 Icon tstki MemberLevelIcon 9.0   203.7 2020-12-27
4 Icon myxun MemberLevelIcon 7.0   99 2020-07-25
5 Icon DUKAPb MemberLevelIcon 10.0   129.5 2020-05-20
6 Icon Dragonite MemberLevelIcon 9.0   106.9 2020-04-19
7 Icon Csontzuzo MemberLevelIcon 10.0   104.2 2020-03-04
8 Icon ystomy MemberLevelIcon 8.0   16.3 2020-02-11
9 Icon Tas Kots MemberLevelIcon 10.0   0 2020-01-10
10 Icon LeBuzna MemberLevelIcon 8.0   222.3 2019-12-28
11 Icon Girlbeard MemberLevelIcon 10.0   107.3 2019-09-17
12 Icon Pforschie MemberLevelIcon 8.0   133.4 2019-09-10
13 Icon jarrod.nixon MemberLevelIcon 10.0   139.4 2019-07-22
14 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
15 Icon zajog MemberLevelIcon 7.0   16.2 2019-06-12
16 Icon Robcik MemberLevelIcon 7.0   94.8 2019-05-23
17 Icon Heittomerkki MemberLevelIcon 6.0   5.7 2019-05-18
18 Icon Luc Rétardo MemberLevelIcon 9.0   76.5 2019-04-15
19 Icon XxX_XxX_Ez360FazeQuickScoper_XxX MemberLevelIcon 10.0   38.4 2019-04-04
20 Icon Koning Bart MemberLevelIcon 10.0   337.5 2019-04-01
21 Icon Idiosyncrazy MemberLevelIcon 9.0   112.4 2019-03-10
22 Icon Itarill MemberLevelIcon 8.0   0 2019-02-20
23 Icon Neclek MemberLevelIcon 9.0   305.1 2019-02-19
24 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
25 Icon YOUR WAIFU IS A SLUT! SLUUUUUUT! MemberLevelIcon 7.0   98.5 2018-12-11
26 Icon eXe.Scorp1on MemberLevelIcon 8.0   169.8 2018-12-06
27 Icon Botch MemberLevelIcon 8.0   10.1 2018-10-09
28 Icon Starlynk MemberLevelIcon 9.0   111.2 2018-10-08
29 Icon Nullstellensatz MemberLevelIcon 7.0   24.9 2018-09-29
30 Icon ❣𝕸𝖆𝖌𝖕𝖎𝖊❣ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   78.5 2018-08-28
31 Icon Enemy-Fjunas MemberLevelIcon 9.0   159.5 2018-08-26
32 Icon kallmi28 MemberLevelIcon 9.0   83.1 2018-08-22
33 Icon skycycle MemberLevelIcon 8.0   15 2018-08-21
34 Icon Antonivs MemberLevelIcon 7.0   9.1 2018-08-17
35 Icon Biodelic MemberLevelIcon 10.0   77.5 2018-07-17
36 Icon HavocDrive MemberLevelIcon 9.0   158.1 2018-06-21
37 Icon StaLKeR[TR] MemberLevelIcon 9.0   39.1 2018-06-16
38 Icon Edwin MemberLevelIcon 10.0 I never thought I would love a TD game. 54.9 2018-06-03
39 Icon BDA MemberLevelIcon 9.0   2.5 2018-05-26
40 Icon Omnivorous Herbivore ≡ω≡ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   73 2018-05-19
41 Icon boverkin MemberLevelIcon 9.0   97 2018-05-14
42 Icon ajharvey MemberLevelIcon 7.0   6.1 2018-05-04
43 Icon HenIchaer MemberLevelIcon 8.0   83.5 2018-04-14
44 Icon Александр MemberLevelIcon 10.0   8.1 2018-03-22
45 Icon N/D MemberLevelIcon 10.0   122.9 2018-03-09
46 Icon Wienna MemberLevelIcon 8.0   2 2018-03-08
47 Icon Netulogina MemberLevelIcon 8.0   0.3 2018-02-28
48 Icon Ghetto Gecko MemberLevelIcon 8.0   290 2018-02-20
49 Icon Helheim MemberLevelIcon 8.0   102.3 2018-02-17
50 Icon min21 MemberLevelIcon 4.0   4.5 2018-02-08
51 Icon Gwaïhir MemberLevelIcon 10.0   242.9 2018-02-01
52 Icon ToujoursEnLigne MemberLevelIcon 10.0   592.5 2018-02-01
53 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
54 Icon Ghatanothoa MemberLevelIcon 9.0   92.8 2018-01-27
55 Icon ishaan-xxx MemberLevelIcon 10.0   984 2018-01-12
56 Icon Milo MemberLevelIcon 8.0   5.8 2018-01-01
57 Icon wheatrich MemberLevelIcon 9.0   168.5 2017-12-20
58 Icon Ste.am fiókomat egy lóért. MemberLevelIcon 8.0   3.7 2017-12-09
59 Icon Bam MemberLevelIcon 7.0   22.2 2017-11-19
60 Icon Rivxr MemberLevelIcon 8.0   81.1 2017-11-17
61 Icon Lady_MasQ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   119.8 2017-10-30
62 Icon xela MemberLevelIcon 10.0   52.1 2017-10-27
63 Icon rurnhani MemberLevelIcon 8.0   190.2 2017-10-22
64 Icon Υojka MemberLevelIcon 10.0   173.1 2017-09-24
65 Icon Stiff MemberLevelIcon 10.0   70.9 2017-09-20
66 Icon MrDzibacz MemberLevelIcon 10.0   20.9 2017-09-19
67 Icon H1L1CH MemberLevelIcon 10.0   78.7 2017-09-11
68 Icon Cinbebe MemberLevelIcon 10.0   40.5 2017-09-08
69 Icon MoonKI MemberLevelIcon 8.0   2.5 2017-08-29
70 Icon Ashes MemberLevelIcon 9.0   38.4 2017-08-16
71 Icon MarkDarkness MemberLevelIcon 6.0   2.3 2017-07-27
72 Icon BluePlusSymbol MemberLevelIcon 10.0   1505.4 2017-07-25
73 Icon HaventMetYouYet MemberLevelIcon 8.0   4.7 2017-07-06
74 Icon Robin.R *ⓕ MemberLevelIcon 10.0   3.1 2017-07-05
75 Icon Kezian MemberLevelIcon 7.0 Good game but the last achievement was a little too long. 93.3 2017-07-04
76 Icon Evengiolon MemberLevelIcon 9.0   74.4 2017-07-04
77 Icon Tofuformfliege MemberLevelIcon 10.0   129.2 2017-07-02
78 Icon AdamJB MemberLevelIcon 10.0   57.7 2017-06-30
79 Icon Alpha Blue MemberLevelIcon 9.0   103.6 2017-06-24
80 Icon Magus MemberLevelIcon 10.0   90.2 2017-06-19
81 Icon MonoTheKing⭐ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   36.1 2017-06-14
82 Icon Bebop MemberLevelIcon 10.0   18.5 2017-06-11
83 Icon Phøenix™ MemberLevelIcon 8.0   118.3 2017-06-06
84 Icon weirdopuss MemberLevelIcon 7.0   2.4 2017-05-12
85 Icon KRICK MemberLevelIcon 9.0   97.4 2017-05-04
86 Icon LucasFox MemberLevelIcon 8.0   10.3 2017-04-15
87 Icon lilcoffeebean MemberLevelIcon 7.0   0 2017-04-06
88 Icon Drarkyel MemberLevelIcon 9.0   95.2 2017-03-28
89 Icon oliver.teschl MemberLevelIcon 9.0   5.4 2017-03-04
90 Icon SgtFopper™ MemberLevelIcon 3.0   3 2017-02-23
91 Icon lsdMyth MemberLevelIcon 10.0   117.5 2017-02-16
92 Icon Borys MemberLevelIcon 9.0   108.1 2017-02-06
93 Icon OrdoXenosInquisitor MemberLevelIcon 9.0   0 2017-02-05
94 Icon Skeletor MemberLevelIcon 5.0   2.6 2017-01-23
95 Icon (♉ ) Tristetea MemberLevelIcon 7.0   7.4 2017-01-20
96 Icon TheCloser17 MemberLevelIcon 9.0   90.8 2017-01-16
97 Icon OneX MemberLevelIcon 9.0   0 2016-12-29
98 Icon Wandering Druid MemberLevelIcon 9.0   690.6 2016-12-27
99 Icon BlóòdyKillah™ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   73.2 2016-12-23
100 Icon Vaco™ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   0 2016-12-08
101 Icon Iradon MemberLevelIcon 9.0   31.3 2016-12-06
102 Icon Jon Irenicus MemberLevelIcon 10.0 Solid Tower Defense games. One of the better ones if you like the genre. 0 2016-12-03
103 Icon 『Kenzen』 MemberLevelIcon 9.0   12.1 2016-12-02
104 Icon desfranatul MemberLevelIcon 9.0   5 2016-11-13
105 Icon Danych MemberLevelIcon 7.0   49 2016-11-09
106 Icon Stuffs MemberLevelIcon 7.0   3.4 2016-11-04
107 Icon stuw23 MemberLevelIcon 8.0   19.9 2016-11-02
108 Icon Dan MemberLevelIcon 8.0   138.5 2016-10-25
109 Icon Lamprius MemberLevelIcon 8.0   5.1 2016-10-25
110 Icon A dJ MemberLevelIcon 8.0   75.8 2016-10-23
111 Icon the flesh dream is over, daddy MemberLevelIcon 9.0   92.7 2016-10-10
112 Icon timotietim MemberLevelIcon 9.0   75.2 2016-09-04
113 Icon Tordah MemberLevelIcon 8.0   99.6 2016-08-24
114 Icon murray MemberLevelIcon 7.0   384.8 2016-08-18
115 Icon tso184 MemberLevelIcon 8.0   65.6 2016-08-16
116 Icon metaLgearsoLd MemberLevelIcon 10.0   62.6 2016-07-14
117 Icon Icemember MemberLevelIcon 9.0 Good TD 72.5 2016-07-08
118 Icon MemberLevelIcon 10.0   111.1 2016-07-07
119 Icon DaKinE !* ;] MemberLevelIcon 8.0   4.7 2016-06-23
120 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
121 Icon GorcPic MemberLevelIcon 9.0   1.2 2016-06-12
122 Icon Ullandon MemberLevelIcon 10.0   47.8 2016-06-04
123 Icon Atari MemberLevelIcon 10.0   52.6 2016-05-19
124 Icon wxteleki MemberLevelIcon 7.0   6.8 2016-04-24
125 Icon Petrucius MemberLevelIcon   12.7 2016-04-22
126 Icon DarkTerminator MemberLevelIcon 9.0   0 2016-04-21
127 Icon Bidoas MemberLevelIcon 10.0   107.1 2016-04-12
128 Icon rjdimo | Celestial Hiker MemberLevelIcon 10.0   87.6 2016-04-10
129 Icon OgNimaeb MemberLevelIcon 10.0   124.6 2016-03-17
130 Icon boyamilucky MemberLevelIcon 10.0 One of my favorites 569 2016-03-13
131 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
132 Icon Hikapi- MemberLevelIcon 10.0   11.4 2016-03-11
133 Icon Evil Mathematician MemberLevelIcon 10.0 Best TD game ever. The game that all other TD games should be held against. 0 2016-03-11
134 Icon xarabas MemberLevelIcon 5.0   2.6 2016-03-07
135 Icon ☠️ armpit ☠ MemberLevelIcon 7.0   3.5 2016-03-02
136 Icon V0ID MemberLevelIcon 10.0   122.1 2016-03-01
137 Icon DemonDream MemberLevelIcon 7.0   17.7 2016-02-28
138 Icon shpasic MemberLevelIcon 9.0   4.1 2016-02-27
139 Icon Nitrous Oxide MemberLevelIcon 9.0   19.3 2016-02-22
140 Icon Maxi Satan MemberLevelIcon 9.0   40.6 2016-02-18
141 Icon Shad Nacyto MemberLevelIcon 9.0   132.5 2016-02-07
142 Icon mental nekvo kid 💩 MemberLevelIcon 9.0   10.4 2016-02-07
143 Icon Nullyn MemberLevelIcon 9.0   15.3 2016-01-26
144 Icon JaspionNegro MemberLevelIcon 9.0   60 2016-01-16
145 Icon Qju MemberLevelIcon 10.0   58.6 2016-01-14
146 Icon Elyon Brown MemberLevelIcon 9.0   1.3 2016-01-14
147 Icon anarchistica MemberLevelIcon 9.0   335.7 2016-01-13
148 Icon Raze MemberLevelIcon 9.0   171.3 2016-01-12
149 Icon ultramage MemberLevelIcon 10.0   268.2 2016-01-12
150 Icon Dithrich MemberLevelIcon 9.0   58 2016-01-10
151 Icon Hellmasker MemberLevelIcon 10.0   0 2016-01-01
152 Icon Black Doom MemberLevelIcon 9.0   9.7 2015-12-28
153 Icon Đimos MemberLevelIcon 9.0   8.3 2015-12-25
154 Icon PL.Xven MemberLevelIcon 10.0   80.2 2015-12-25
155 Icon MjrKuffenbach MemberLevelIcon 8.0   35.4 2015-12-24
156 Icon ⟣wolfmurphy⟢ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   0 2015-12-21
157 Icon nabu ツ MemberLevelIcon 9.0   172 2015-12-21
158 Icon paulodell MemberLevelIcon 8.0   0 2015-12-16
159 Icon VBRacer MemberLevelIcon 8.0   156.2 2015-12-16
160 Icon Khaidhun MemberLevelIcon 10.0   96.2 2015-12-14
161 Icon Pistol Pete MemberLevelIcon 8.0   3 2015-12-12
162 Icon Andrew MemberLevelIcon 10.0   181.3 2015-12-06
163 Icon B.Wing MemberLevelIcon 10.0   24.6 2015-11-29
164 Icon Smace MemberLevelIcon 10.0   13.6 2015-11-27
165 Icon [MSG] m4nt1Z MemberLevelIcon 9.0   105.6 2015-11-22
166 Icon MisterMin MemberLevelIcon 9.0   34.6 2015-11-21
167 Icon CorytheGrey MemberLevelIcon 10.0   104.1 2015-11-04
168 Icon Phored MemberLevelIcon 10.0   6.8 2015-10-18
169 Icon Neyzel MemberLevelIcon 8.0   10.6 2015-10-10
170 Icon Hawkeye MemberLevelIcon 9.0   4.8 2015-09-29
171 Icon M. MemberLevelIcon 7.0   3.5 2015-09-10
172 Icon Kuyght MemberLevelIcon 8.0   34.2 2015-08-22
173 Icon Wekse MemberLevelIcon 8.0   24.4 2015-08-19
174 Icon Asher Hart MemberLevelIcon 8.0   5.7 2015-08-01
175 Icon Mytharox MemberLevelIcon 8.0   173 2015-07-14
176 Icon illystriel MemberLevelIcon 9.0   0 2015-07-14
177 Icon [AWG]NoAngelHonestly MemberLevelIcon 9.0   26.4 2015-07-14
178 Icon Almazest MemberLevelIcon 9.0   148.8 2015-07-13
179 Icon hockmah2 MemberLevelIcon 10.0   54.8 2015-07-08
180 Icon roust MemberLevelIcon 10.0   185 2015-07-06
181 Icon matyy (HUN) MemberLevelIcon 10.0   3 2015-06-21
182 Icon nightwolfzed MemberLevelIcon 10.0   42 2015-06-20
183 Icon orpe11 MemberLevelIcon 10.0   118.2 2015-06-19
184 Icon Nariel MemberLevelIcon 10.0   97 2015-06-19
185 Icon kanikani MemberLevelIcon 9.0   93.9 2015-05-23
186 Icon SANDOKAN MemberLevelIcon 10.0   19.5 2015-05-17
187 Icon Dionysos McBacchus MemberLevelIcon 10.0   29.9 2015-05-11
188 Icon EpicMatic (fair deal) MemberLevelIcon 8.0   24.9 2015-05-04
189 Icon 7_of_9 MemberLevelIcon 10.0   146.6 2015-05-03
190 Icon Delphine Rose MemberLevelIcon 9.0 Basically the best tower defense game out there. 23 2015-05-02
191 Icon Protoss MemberLevelIcon 9.0 Hey, it is GemCraft! 25.7 2015-05-02
192 Icon Stexred MemberLevelIcon 10.0   129.3 2015-05-02
193 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
194 Icon Mad Dog Torx MemberLevelIcon 10.0   38.1 2015-05-01
195 Icon Krakis MemberLevelIcon 9.0   3.5 2015-05-01