Defense Grid: The Awakening achievements

Defense Grid: The Awakening

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There are 22 Defense Grid: The Awakening achievements (12 without DLC) worth 691 (300)

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Overflowing in Defense Grid: The Awakening

Overflowing22 (10)

Earn a gold medal on all the modes of Overflow.

  • Unlocked by 2,899 tracked gamers (91% - TA Ratio = 2.24) 3,189  

Achievement Guide for Overflowing

104,310 (58,735)
Achievement won on 08 Apr 11
TA Score for this game: 691
Posted on 22 May 11 at 04:45, Edited on 29 May 11 at 05:10
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I followed Socket Pop's strategy (as I understood it) to get the achievement myself, and am just uploading the two video guides I made below as visual aids to accompany his description.

The key to unlocking gold medals in this game is finishing the map with ALL of your cores and a considerable amount of money in the bank. The money is the key. If you go out buying towers and upgrades that you don't need, the best you'll ever get is a silver medal. You can really only build the absolute bare minimum number of towers necessary to protect all of your cores if you want gold.

An important thing to remember is that this game pays you interest based on what's in your bank. The more money you have in the bank, the greater your interest payments. This is why it's important to delay your tower/upgrade purchases until you really need them. Buying towers that you don't need will just cut into your interest and making getting gold that much more difficult. Getting the timing down on what to build and what to upgrade when can be tricky, so if you notice some aliens sneaking through your defenses, don't hesitate to use the BACK button to go back to your last checkpoint and adjust your timing.
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