Barbarians At The Gates is a tower defense-style strategy game where you have to defend your kingdom from an invading army of club-wielding Barbarians that are intent on destruction! You must carefully build up your defensive line with barricades, archers, cannons and more. Use virtual gold to increase your arsenal of weapons – you’ll need a lot to keep out these pesky invaders. Your defenses have to survive wave after wave of the primitive army before victory can be declared.
This fun online RPG game will really test and exercise your quick reaction skills, as there are literally hundreds of barbaric enemies that you have to repel. Your strategic planning abilities will also be tested, as you have to build strong defenses and strategically place barriers to keep the brutes from destroying your Gold Mines. Keep upgrading your castle’s defenses using your virtual gold to make it a totally impenetrable fortress. Can your castle survive all the way to the end? It’s time to lead from the front Braveheart – the battle is nigh!
How to Play: There are three difficulty levels to choose from – Easy, Normal and Hard. At the start of the game, the Wise Wizard tells you he will return at dawn after the 20th wave of Barbarians. You must try to survive all 20 waves until the Wizard returns. Use your virtual gold reserve to purchase barriers, archers and other defensive items that are available along the bottom of the game screen. Left Click on an item using your computer mouse to select it, then click again where you want to place that item on the battlefield. Hover your computer mouse over the items to see how much they cost. Your virtual gold total is in the bottom left corner. Every time your army defeats a wave of invaders, your gold total is replenished by the Gold Mines dotted around the battlefield (you can also purchase more Gold Mines as you go along).
There is a countdown to the next wave of enemies ticking down along the top left corner as you plan your defense. If you are ready to commence battle, click the ‘Now’ button – and the next Barbarian wave will attack. You can increase the speed of the game at any time by clicking the Speed button at the top of the game area. Tip: The Barbarians always attack from the far left of the game screen. Set your defenses accordingly to give your archers and cannons time to aim and fire.