Back in the day, Android games sucked. There were so few of them and the quality of most games was so awful that it was hardly worth playing. In those days, Radiant was a beacon of light in a cold, dark Market. It may be too soon for nostalgia, but color us excited when we saw Radiant Defense on the Play Store.

Yes, it's a tower defense game. Yes, you're probably sick of the genre. Thankfully, Hexage at least put in some effort to change up the gameplay to make things interesting. In addition to Radiant's familiar style of every color in the rainbow and then some, all glowing with an intensity that would make a rave blush, the developer has also added a mechanic that allows you to choose the paths your enemies follow, giving this game a bit more strategic opportunities than just picking your weapons, which becomes rote after a while.

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If you've played every tower defense game we've ever featured on this site, maybe this one isn't for you. Maybe you should go outside instead. However, if you've been holding off on the genre, or you're just bored, you'll have a hard time finding a better-looking defense game than this one. Get ready for some in-app purchases though. They're not necessary to play, but will "greatly enhance" your experience. Which is unfortunate, but expected in today's mobile gaming world.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Sathed

    Just played through the first level. Lots of fun.

  • Matthew

    Ugh... If there's one thing in-app purchases have done, it's convinced me that paying 99 cents or 1.99 for a game is worth it to avoid them.

    • RBI411

      Not nearly as bad as paying for a game and then having to pay for additional levels *cough* Sentinel III *cough*.

  • xamindar

    How do I stop this dang website from loading the stupid mobile versiĆ³n? You would think a website that specializes in mobile devices would be able to load properly on a tablet. I have switched the user agent to desktop. Most oyher sites now load properly, but not this one.