Defense Grid: The Awakening

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Defense Grid: The Awakening
Defense grid.png
Release dates
December 8, 2008
June 18, 2010
Defense Grid: The Awakening at WineHQ
Defense Grid: The Awakening at Steam Charts
Defense Grid: The Awakening at SteamDB
 Defense Grid: The Awakening at Wikipedia
Defense Grid
Defense Grid: The Awakening 2008
Borderlands DLC
Resurgence Map Pack 1
Resurgence Map Pack 2
Resurgence Map Pack 3
Resurgence Map Pack 4
You Monster DLC
Containment DLC
Defense Grid 2 2014

General information

More information Official Hidden Path Forums
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys
Developer website Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Activates on Steam, purchased through the Humble Store
Mac App Store Availability Table Icons - Mac App Store.svg OS X only.
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Information All Windows versions require Steam.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\config.ini

Save game data location[edit]


Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Unknown

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg
Field of view (FOV) Not applicable
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Impossible
Anti-aliasing (AA) Impossible
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native

Input settings[edit]

Interface settings.
Mouse controls.
Key rebinding.
Controller controls.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native Only keyboard.
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Impossible
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Impossible
Controller Y-axis inversion Impossible

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Music, effects and voice over.
Surround sound Native Up to 7.0 output[1]
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Unknown Unknown
Italian Native Unknown Unknown
German Native Unknown Unknown
Spanish Native Unknown Unknown

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz Dual-Core 2.0 GHz or higher
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB (XP) / 1.5 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
1 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9600
NVIDIA GeForce 6100
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 2 support
ATI Radeon X700
NVIDIA GeForce 7600
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3 support


  1. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up