For the experienced PC gamer, finding a game to play is not hard. There is a flood of new games being released on client servers such as Steam and Origin every day . Between the colossal amounts of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games such as World of Warcraft (WoW) and Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR), a girl could get lost in a sea of acronyms. The problem is not finding a good MMO, but finding an inexpensive co-op game that is fun yet casual.
Orcs Must Die 2, released on PC in July 2012 is a large improvement from the original Orcs Must Die released in October 2011. From the creators of Age of Empires, players are thrust into a world where mindless orcs roam different maps. It is your objective to kill them all with the help of strategically placed tools such as swinging chandeliers and a spell book of traps and weapons for you to employ at your own discretion.
The first Orcs Must Die is a single player mix of tower defense, action, strategic planning, and even a little first person shooter; while the second game provides more traps, another character, and most importantly, a co-op mode. While dismembering, burning, tossing, and grinding orcs may be fun on your own, the enjoyment is multiplied by adding a partner.
While maintaining a low level of fun graphics, this game maintains an appropriate rating for most ages. With an excellent ratings ranging from 80-90/100, I am not the only person to enjoy this epic sequel. This game is available at $15, if you don’t find it marked down on Steam first. For such extended playability, it’s a steal. With over 100 hours logged on this game, I give it a solid 4.5 stars out of 5.