Orcs Must Die! 3 Is Out Now, Free For Stadia Pro Members

Timed exclusive for Google's gaming platform.
Orcs Must Die! 3 is now available for free on Stadia for Pro members.
Orcs Must Die! 3 is now available for free on Stadia for Pro members. Robot Entertainment

The third installment in the action tower-defense video game series Orcs Must Die! has just been recently released. Published by Stadia Games and Entertainment and developed by Robot Entertainment, Orcs Must Die! 3 is a Stadia exclusive title and is free for Stadia Pro subscribers.

In an overview provided by its website, Orcs Must Die! 3 "ushers orc-slaying mayhem to a previously unimaginable scale. All new War Scenarios pit players and their friends against the largest orc armies ever assembled. Mountable War Machines give players the essential firepower to heave, stab, carbonize, and disarticulate the abominable intruders."

The premise of the whole Orcs Must Die! series is a third-person take on the tower defense genre. Players are equipped with skills and weapons and must defend the RIft against increasingly larger and more powerful waves of orcs. Killing orcs will grant the player money which they can then use to upgrade their weapons or set up any traps and equipment from their arsenal. However, the number of traps placed always has a limit, so strategizing placement is key to surviving the orc onslaught.

The game’s plot revolves around the Order, an elite sect of powerful wizards and warriors who are tasked with guarding the Rifts, which are magical openings that provide a source of magical power. However, these also serve as gateways between the human world and the ‘Dead World,’ which are home to a faction made up of Orcs and Ogres, otherwise known as the Mob.

Orcs Must Die! 3 is currently out for Google Stadia subscribers and is free to claim for Stadia Pro subscribers. The game is just one out of the many “timed exclusives” that Stadia has planned for 2020. Since the service's launch in 2019, Stadia has just had one exclusive game: GYLT, a single player puzzle adventure which, despite its solid premise, is still not strong enough to catapult Stadia into a much more mainstream position. Stadia’s plan still heavily relies on it reaching deeper into Google’s pockets and attracting more talented studios to hopefully gain more subscribers.

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