Deathtrap is a tower defense game with strong action RPG elements. This game is brought to us by Neocore Games, the developers behind the excellent Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, and this just might be the best game that they’ve made so far.
At first I thought Deathtrap was just another Van Helsing game with a different name, but as soon as I started the game I saw how wrong I was. This is a true tower defense game that allows us to control our own character too. Before each wave you can run around the map placing all sorts of different traps down to fight off each wave. At first I only had access to a turret and a poison trap that shoots up acid at any enemy that steps on it.
They didn’t do much damage at first, but after I upgraded them I didn’t go a match without them. Even when I got to higher tier maps I still found myself going back to my good ole acid trap because it did a ton of damage on my enemies.
In addition to laying down traps you can also fight alongside them with your character. The three character classes are your basic warrior, mage, and rogue, but they come with vastly different abilities. My personal favorite character is the rogue while the warrior is my least favorite.
Once you’ve gotten enough experience points you can level up both your character, and your traps. As you level up new traps will become available for you to try out. Once I got access to a trap that let me make archer units I immediately focused on upgrading them to maximum.
The soundtrack is the best I’ve heard this year; I really love the opening song at the main menu and stage selection screens. I wish there was more though. There are only a few tracks in the game, but they’re all easy on the ears.
Graphically this game looks as good as The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing games. Everything is rich with detail. The character animations are solid, but it’s nothing spectacular and the voice acting is a bit on the weak side, but who plays a tower defense game for the voice acting.
If you don’t want to play this game alone you don’t have to. You can go through the entire game with a friend in cooperative mode or even go head to head in some great pvp action.
If you’re looking for some great gameplay set in the Van Helsing world than look no further than Deathtrap. Deathtrap has a lot going for it and it easily earns our recommendation.
Deathtrap is a content rich game that never got old to me. It’s fun, has a deep combat system, and some awesome gameplay. As of right now this is definitely in my top 3 games that I’ve played this year.
The Verdict: 8/10
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