It isn't hard to come up with reasons to recommend 11-bit Studios excellent Anomaly series of "tower offense" games, but just in case you need a new one, all three games in the series are currently on sale for this week only. As mentioned, the Anomaly series is noteworthy for taking the well-worn tower defense genre and mixing things up by putting you in the role of the invading creeps. Call it tower offense or reverse tower defense, but either way it injected a fresh perspective to a genre that's been done to death on mobile.

The first game, Anomaly Warzone Earth, led this charge back in 2011. The following year its follow-up, Anomaly Korea, offered more of a good thing, and felt a lot like an expansion to the first game. Then last fall Anomaly 2 was released and again offered even more of 11-bit's brand of tower offense but amped up the visuals in a big way while adding in some welcome new features. You can't go wrong with any or all of the Anomaly games, so check out the review and forum links below for more information and definitely take advantage of this limited time sale.

  • Donny K76

    Chillingo, other than Feed Me Oil 2, you have oh so disappointed me this year.

    • Jake7905

      Ever hear of the rule, "You break it, you buy it"?
      Well, with EA it's, "We bought it, now we'll break it".

      • Donny K76

        Years ago, I loved Triple Play Baseball 1999 on the PS1 as well as MVP Baseball on the Xbox. I have a PS3 but nothing will ever match those EA baseball games. EA screws the pooch.

  • the_rebel14

    Anyone recommend Anomaly 2? I've got Anomaly 1 and Korea but I've never jumped on two after finishing these. Is it worth the purchase?

    • Ninja_Blade_Diego

      Yes I highly recommend it. Anomaly 2 is by far the best in the series. Not just because of all the eye candy & beau girl graphics but because your tanks and fleets can morph into these mecha fighters and then morph back in mid battle , it's awesome. I paid for it back when it was regular price and now that it's on sale id take advantage. The game is also released for iMac App Store and it looks even better on an iMac but when you play it on your phone it's sweet too. Look at some of the Trailers for it on YouTube and gameplay of it on you tube. Trust me it's good.

      • Ninja_Blade_Diego

        Beau girl ...*beautiful is what I meant lol

    • Tommmy

      Anomaly 2 is almost the same as the Anomaly: WE. I wouldn't even call it a sequel. It is still fun, but doesn't offer much new. The new graphics add nothing but lag (played on iPad 3). Besides the new anomaly towers design is awful. And finally the sequel doesn't solve game's main issue — it's too short.