CentriZone’s Core Defender
download can actually be quite addictive, in that a session can go by fairly quickly, so you don’t have to invest many hours of gameplay each time you sit at your computer to be satisfied. The unfortunate side of these quick sessions is that it is due to the game being very straightforward and not that deep in the gameplay department.
Think of Core Defender as half Shooter, half RTS. The entire state of the gameplay is based on you protecting your base (and your own vehicle, for that matter) from attacking aliens. Why are they attacking? Well, your guess is as good as mine, but one thing is for sure... they attack in great numbers and you’ll have to maneuver your tank around the screen to get into a position to shoot the randomly-spawning alien machinery. You will have to be careful, however, not to shoot your own buildings. So you won’t be able to just sit in one spot and point-and-click at the enemies.
After each successful round of defending your base, Core Defender acts out its RTS half. You’ll be able to build new buildings, defensive weapons, and replenish your ammunition based on your available cash, which is earned by how well you do in your defense. You can actually earn combos as well, which will help boost your score. As you play, you’ll also be able to pick up weapon upgrades that appear after dispatching aliens.