Reviews for Unstoppable Gorg

70

Get it if you are a fan of the genre

puiumihai | April 28, 2014 | See all puiumihai's reviews »

Unstoppable Gorg is one of the last games made by Finnish software development company Futuremark, before the company sold its game development division to Angry Birds developers, Rovio Entertainment. Unstoppable Gorg offers a smart twist on the tower defense model: you defend the solar system from fearsome aliens by sending satellites into orbit. However, the twist is that in Unstoppable Gorg you can move your satellites (towers) by rotating the orbits that surround planets. In other words, your towers are not stationary. This adds an additional layer of strategy.

It is also worth mentioning that the game's story and aesthetics are inspired by classic sci-fi films of the 1950s. And while neither the story nor the graphics impress (at least compared to other tower defense games, such as the Anomaly series), they do their job and support the gameplay well enough. Speaking of gameplay, if you are a fan of tower defense games you will definitely like it. You may like it even if you are not a fan of the genre. All in all, it is a pretty good tower defense game, but once the innovation wears off, you won't return to it, unless you really really like the genre.

83

Tower Defense with a twist

AkiMatti | Oct. 9, 2013 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »

If you are in any way familiar with tower defense games, you'd know that the basic principle in them is to prevent invading forces from reaching their target by building new and more powerful defense towers. Usually, these towers will stay in place. Here comes the twist of Unstoppable Gorg (UG): the towers are movable, albeit in a circle.

See, in UG you place the "towers" in orbits around the target the attacker is trying to reach. Once the towers are placed in orbits, they can be moved by dragging the whole orbit around. So you don't only think the placement of those towers once but you can and must change their places many times during the levels.

This new mechanic is pretty fast to adopt but it also brings a whole new level of gaming to the tower defense games. If anything, it removes a lot of the waiting that is usually a trope of this genre, since you'll most of the time have lots to do because the enemy will also change their path so you need to react to that.

In addition to that new mechanic, UG is made tongue in cheek by making top notch '50s references throughout the game. It brought at least a smile to my face, but to each their own.

Very enjoyable addition to the genre, all in all.

65

A decent, somewhat unoriginal game.

BubbaSquare | Oct. 1, 2013 | See all BubbaSquare's reviews »

It's quite clear that Indie dev's don't have enough money to start going on large-scale, amazing games, so it is quite understandable that they would go to the lengths of choosing perhaps easier games of particular genres that would take a lighter toll on their wallets. Tower defense games are one of these cheaper routes. With the overflow of TD games on iOS and Android (due to the damn huge successes of Plants vs. Zombies and Kingdom Rush), Unstoppable Gorge is, in my eyes, just another tower defense game. Sure, the circular-defending gameplay is interesting, but I found myself having a boring time with this game. The game design is somewhat tacky, and the controls are extremely uncomfortable. Go for it if you're actually a fan of TD games that are overflowing the indie scene, it might be different enough for you.

78

Nice game

Alfa8789 | Aug. 23, 2013 | See all Alfa8789's reviews »

Unstoppable Gorg is a good game. It kept the old fashioned tower defense action and excitement while delivering a fresh breath of air to the genre. The music was pretty, even though it got repetitive after a while. The only problem is that, depending on how you play, some of the towers were kind of superfluous.

79

The 50's go Tower Defense

bibora | Aug. 22, 2013 | See all bibora's reviews »

Tower defense meets sci-fi films of the 50s. Yep this feature could resume the game. It doesn't make it bad though. Unstoppable Gorge is a fun Tower Defense game, where we are put to fighting endless waves of UFO with a big array of weapons. There are lots of unlock stuff to get, challenges to go through and a funny story to watch.

If you like Tower Defense games, I think you wouldn't go wrong trying this title.

91

Planet X and the Flying Saucers!

Guardian412 | Aug. 18, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »

I love tower defense games and I love the atmosphere of the 1940-50s sci-fis and Unstoppable Gorg is offering both at once. The game is very simple, your defense system has to protect your starship or planet and defeat the waves of incoming UFOs and other aliens. It can be a very-very challenging at times, - even if you've played with various tower defense games before -, but victory is never impossible. The great and polished gameplay, the charming visuals, the various difficulty levels and the loveable, so old school, funny retro cutscenes are making the Unstoppable Gorg to one of the best, but foremost one of the most memorable tower defense games. Ed Wood would have been really proud for the storywriters. :)

80

Funny, nusual and indie

TotalGameHunter | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all TotalGameHunter's reviews »

Very interesting tower defense, lasts long enough to entertain you for few hours, very nice graphics,and incredible SF presentation of 50s. Gameplay is old school, but in the same time new, it's very nice to be able to rotate your towers.

70

Free and good

iamkyo90 | July 13, 2013 | See all iamkyo90's reviews »

Free game, simple mechanics, based on the defenses of towers. For what I paid it's free, not bad xD!

89

A good tower defense with a fun background story

zeruz | June 22, 2013 | See all zeruz's reviews »

This is A good tower defense game. Similar to others of the same genre except the aliens invade in A circular motion orbiting your station and you can move your units anytime you wish. The story is very well crafted and the cut-scenes in the game are top notch as they made you feel like you was back in the old days when tv was still in black and white so it's has A very retro feeling to them (their also pretty funny at times). As with the gameplay you can unlock alot of different units to use and their is A problem I thought that was kind of an issue, and it's just that their isn't alot of options to place stuff as their is only so much room around the orbit, but as with tower defense games their is always A limited amout of room to put your men/towers/whatever it is that you can place on the map. In closing I recommend you try this game as it's not bad for what it is.

75

cool new style tower defence

redzrex | June 15, 2013 | See all redzrex's reviews »

its not like normal tower defence you might play before this, its a whole new style of TD in SPACE! The graphic is a meh but still what important is the gameplay, for me its quite good and a two thumbs up

88

The funniest tower defense game

yuppy | May 31, 2013 | See all yuppy's reviews »

Unstoppable Gorg is the funniest tower defense game I’ve played. it's is original and funny indie game, story mode is long enough to play in it.

78

Great twist on TD

Exostenza | May 24, 2013 | See all Exostenza's reviews »

I got this game because it looked like a very good twist on traditional tower defense and it delivered. It has all the major marking of a good TD game, plus it has the "twist" of being able to twist your towers around your planet you are defending. A lot of strategy and careful planning is needed to do well in this game and that is exactly what I want from a TD. Also considering it is a TD the graphics are fairly nice and the 1950s comic style of the plot is pretty hilarious albeit as cliche as it gets.

All in all this is a competent TD game that will give you a new dynamic to play with. All lovers of TD this is one you shouldn't miss.

80

Plan 9 from Outer Space!

joel_calderon | May 4, 2013 | See all joel_calderon's reviews »

Unstoppable Gorg is yet another tower defense game. It did not blow my mind away in terms of its game play or graphics, but it did keep me interested for a few hours. I do think Hidden Path’s Defense Grid is still better, but Unstoppable Gorg can hold its own.

Strangely enough, when I play the game, it gives me the feeling that I am in a colored version of Ed Wood Jr.’s movie, “Plan 9 from Outer Space”. Maybe it is all those UFO-esque graphics, or maybe it is those “funky” sound. In any case, it adds another level of fun to my playing it.

Lastly, there is no multiplayer whatsoever. This may be a deal-breaker for some gamers, but not for me, as I enjoy single-player gaming equally as multiplayer.

All in all, Unstoppable Gorg is a good game for its price.

75

Interesting tower defence game

lachking | Feb. 15, 2013 | See all lachking's reviews »

Unstoppable Gorg is a solid game with some interesting concepts. The most interesting concept is the whole orbital interface where you can rotate your towers around to move them to better placement in facing the changing enemy waves. The visual style is nice, with good textures and the ability to zoom in and out. The voice acting in the cinematics is a bit embarrassing, but it does set a humorous tone for the game. In spite of the interesting concepts, there are some pitfalls. The difficulty for starters is quite high, and you will likely need to replay levels a lot to succeed. Although you can unlock additional towers, there no real variety in the levels, nor is there a large variety in enemies. In this regard, the game can also get rather repetitive. Overall however, the game is still a solid experience with some differences over more traditional tower defence games.

76

A decent TD for free

eL_Jay | Feb. 11, 2013 | See all eL_Jay's reviews »

Got this game during the free give-away @ GMG. In my opinion Unstoppable Gorg is a decent TD with innovative gameplay and a cool retro-sauce which is done fingerlikking good. The gameplay is good (not great) and has some innovative design making use of geostationary orbits. The flicks/Story before and after the mission are really cool if you like the retro design.

US is a decent TD which should also attract the more casual gamers, unlike the imo superior Defense Grid which is more for the enthousiasts.

Get this game for free or a few euro's, but don't pay more then a fiver.

75

Unique TD

lok0812 | Feb. 10, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

A typical TD game originated from iOS, the unique twist of this TD from other ones is that you can rotate the circles you built your towers on to defend from other paths using the same towers which add another level of strategy in building and moving. Downside of this is the game doesn't last long at all, if done correctly the entire game can be completed within 2-3 hours. Replayability is present in the forms of research upgrades and optional objectives from each map. Regardless on the length of the game, this is still a great addition for TD fans.

60

Tower defense... IN SPACE!

Maniacal | Feb. 10, 2013 | See all Maniacal's reviews »

Unstoppable Gorg is a tower defense game IN SPACE!!! It plays more or less like every other tower defense game but it does let you move towers around (which is useful since the enemies do take different paths). The cheesy sci-fi alien theme is what really sets it apart from other tower defense games and makes it memorable and actually worth playing (if you like tower defense games) and it has a soundtrack to match that theme. Its a good quality casual time waster which makes it stand out from the ocean of low-quality time wasters and casual titles out there.

97

One of the coolest tower defense games i have played

liquidsnake78 | Feb. 10, 2013 | See all liquidsnake78's reviews »

We have all come across tower defense games in our gaming time usually they just involve defending and attacking to get a specific score kinda gets standard but here comes Unstoppable Gorg , its going to blow you away right from the start with its awesome classic story telling , takes right back to those days when the ufo theory was so hot you would stay glued to the TV or the papers to learn more.

-The story is simply amazing , you will want to play a Tower defense game just for getting to know more about the story , very well done

-The gameplay is amazing they kept the space concept simple and by god it works great , if you feel the game is easy some of the levels the difficulty gets brutal , love the orbits

  • The graphics are great i would have never expected this in a tower defense game , music fits in so well

Ps: prepare to get shocked at game story end :) have fun and grab this game asap , please let there be a sequel

80

Nostalgic Tower Defense

Jorgel | Jan. 29, 2013 | See all Jorgel's reviews »

Unstoppable Gorg is a tribute to the old and classic black-and-white sci fi movies. First of all, the history is developed with low-budgets cutscenes with real actors, bad effects and poor(and intentional) acting, remembering the movies it is based in, and the same occurs to the soundtrack. But Unstoppable Gorg is a Tower Defense, and in this aspect it is also very competent and fun, with some good inovattions like moving "towers" and enemy path. Although it's a very good TD game, the cost may be a little high for what it deliveries, but if you find it with a good discount you can grab it right away

65

It's not too different than the other tower defense games except

MorphineBear | Jan. 19, 2013 | See all MorphineBear's reviews »

a couple of features. You can move towers around because the enemies will change courses etc. It's more tedious than the other TD games you can find online because you have to pay attention to what you're doing.

Other TD games (almost all) allow you to just start the next wave and watch the enemies die, this however requires you to constantly stay and control your towers.

With that said, I don't think this is worth the $9.99 price. A proper value would be $1.99 to $4.99.

78

Retro Sci-Fi Tower Defense

AkaRai | Jan. 6, 2013 | See all AkaRai's reviews »

Do you like retro-futuristic campy 50's sci-fi? Do you enjoy tower defense? If you answered yes to both, you'll likely find enjoyment in Unstoppable Gorg. The Earth is under attack by a cheesy race of malicious aliens. You defend against this invasion with an assortment of upgradable satellites. In between are numerous cut-scenes usually presented as a news reel, and this is half the fun of the game.

Everything is pitch-perfect as far as presentation. You almost feel as if strings should be visible above all the UFOs and satellites, but that probably would have been difficult given one of this game's core mechanics.

Like a traditional tower defense game, you put your defenses on spots along a grid, what's different is that you can rotate this grid to put your defenses where they can do the most damage, and change this freely as you play.

It's a charming little game, and as I said to begin with for it's price and length, if you enjoy 50's sci-fi and tower defense games, you can't go wrong picking this up.

79

Shallow, campy fun

Lunk | Sept. 14, 2012 | See all Lunk's reviews »

I'm a huge fan of the tower defense genre, and was really excited to check out Unstoppable Gorg. Compared to some of the deeper games in the genre (e.g. Defense Grid), UG is much lighter fare. The main campaign lasts about 6 or 7 hours, each map has maybe 5 or 10 available places to build a tower, and there's very little path shaping to be done.

On the other hand, it's a lot of fun. The action is quick, easy to pick up, and engaging. The production values and plot are a great tribute to old school, b-movie sci-fi films. There's also an interesting mechanic where you can rotate the rings you build the towers on, adding an extra element of strategy and interactivity as you're being attacked from multiple paths.

Unstoppable Gorg is not something you'll keep coming back to and tweaking tactics for weeks and weeks, but if all you're looking for is a fun little diversion, very few games fit that bill better.

84

A decent TD romp with a lot of charm

TG_Judgement | Aug. 1, 2012 | See all TG_Judgement's reviews »

Unstoppable Gorg is yet another entry in the “Tower Defense” genre. However, it employs one neat gimmick in its gameplay: The ability to rotate orbits a tower is placed in, making the gameplay a more active effort instead of a “place & forget” a lot of other TD games tend to be. The game also employs a pretty unique theme, setting it as a cheesy alien sci-fi movie from the 50’s.The movies are particularly great, perfectly emulating said movies, including old goofs (like visible strings on the alien ships). The game could’ve used more content, but with 6 difficulty modes and a survival mode, there’s still a lot of fun to be found here!

85

a standout in the sea of tower defense games

sweetcuppincake | June 13, 2012 | See all sweetcuppincake's reviews »

Tower defense games appeared suddenly and took the gaming world by storm. But then they kept storming and now there are just too many that do nothing to expand on the genre. Unstoppable Gorg does not suffer from that problem. It is an innovative tower defense game that does some great new things.

The big difference in Gorg is that there is no set path for the invading hordes to take and therefore no static lane for you to protect with your towers. Instead, the invaders' path changes throughout the level and you react by orbiting your defensive units around the planet they are protecting. While many tower defense games can be played using the same strategies, Gorg forces you to play differently. And that is why it is fun.

The reason why Gorg is great is the story and cutscenes, filmed to be just like the corny, low budget alien invasion films of the 50s. These are fun to watch and make a great reward for completing each level. The cutscenes alone are worth the purchase. The game is a bonus.

83

All that you can ask for a small game :D

kalil | April 22, 2012 | See all kalil's reviews »

Funny ... addictive .. unique and very funny. The retro look is very well made ... play after you get to see Mars Attack and you will have made ​​the afternoon. The mechanism is basic strategy, defence, defence, defence. But not least might like.

It is a somewhat repetitive game, but always looking how to get all the medals on each screen so there are many forms of play.

Do not hesitate .. if you have nothing to do this afternoon .. Play it!

83

Well done effort

Spattercat | April 21, 2012 | See all Spattercat's reviews »

This is from the guys who made Shattered Horizon, and the same degree of polish and innovation shows. Gorg is a tower defense game of a different sort-- less about frantic management of resources, and building, and more about timing and approach. There are no sprawling mazes or traditional choke points to defend. Rather the game is built upon winding paths, spirals toward the center (home).

These orbits can be moved with a right click and drag functionality, and populated at predetermined points by your defenses. Different strategies will apply for different stages, and you'll need to balance your research, production, and manage the output to best effect even on the beginning maps. The game doesn't shy from being a challenge, but holding off the waves (and moving on to the next chapter) is more rewarding as a result.

Can't say enough about the cutscenes. They went to great lengths recreating the 50's B movies, with great scripting and hammy acting. It's an overall solid product that will challenge your mental and manual dexterity for hours, even for non- genre fans. If you like tower defense you'll either appreciate the innovations (+5 to the rating), or be frustrated til you decide it's worth the effort (-5?).

80

Terrific tower defense

pharaoh13 | April 10, 2012 | See all pharaoh13's reviews »

I am not a huge fan of tower defense games, but the B-movie atmosphere was so compelling that I gave this a try and was glad I did. Great selection of defensive options and enemies, plus the best movie cut scenes I've encountered in a long time (awesome villains!). Game plays very well and can get very challenging in later rounds, and not just by throwing more and faster enemies at you. The trick of moving your defenses around in their orbits can keep you quite busy, especially when you need to avoid meteors as well as enemy fire.