The Best Tower-defense Games for Linux

Update : From Them added at rank #40.
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Kingdom Eighties (2023)

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Android Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone

Kingdom Eighties is a standalone expansion to the award-winning Kingdom series. A singleplayer epic adventure of micro-strategy and base building. Defend your town against the mysterious Greed, and discover the secrets of your family lineage!

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  • pixel
  • micro-strategy
  • colony
  • base-building
  • city-building
  • tower-defense
  • strategy
  • simulation
  • survival
  • economy
  • resource-management
  • building
  • skateboard
  • medieval
  • procedural

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Kingdom Rush (2011)

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IOS iPhone Xbox One Linux Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch Android Xbox Series X/s

Kingdom Rush is a tower defense game that will capture your attention with its stunning graphics and exciting gameplay. Defend your kingdom from hordes of orcs, trolls, and wizards. Use towers, spells, and heroes at your command to customize your strategy and battle legendary monsters. With 61 different enemies, challenging levels, and addictive gameplay, Kingdom Rush is a must-play game for strategy enthusiasts.


What we like:
  • Engaging gameplay mechanics
  • Brilliant pop culture references and Easter eggs
  • Classic tower defense done right
  • Captivating micromanagement aspect
What could be improved:
  • No speed-up button
  • No new content or updates
  • Can be frustratingly difficult at times

  • tower-defense
  • strategy

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Mindustry (2017)

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Android IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows

- Minor bugfixes. - Minor fixes to bug fixes. - Major bugfixes to bugfix the bugfix for bug fixing. - Bug fixes for bugfixing the bug fixing bug.

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  • tower-defense
  • cooperative
  • base-building
  • automation
  • factory-building
  • resource-management
  • cross-platform
  • multiplayer
  • sandbox
  • strategy
  • building
  • team
  • mech
  • hard

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Lumencraft (2022)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Lumencraft is an addictive and action-packed game that combines mining, strategy, and tower defense elements. You play as a survivor in a post-apocalyptic world, where you need to mine resources, build structures, and defend against swarms of enemies to find the Lumen crystal, the last hope of mankind. With its destructible environments and multiple game modes, Lumencraft offers a unique and challenging gaming experience that will keep you coming back for more.


What we like:
  • Fun and engaging gameplay with a unique combination of genres
  • Destructible environments add a realistic and immersive touch to the game
  • Multiple game modes and custom maps add replayability
  • Good value for the price
  • Devs are responsive and supportive.
What could be improved:
  • Lack of online multiplayer co-op
  • Limited variety in enemy types and traps
  • Lack of guidance on achievable goals can be frustrating
  • Visuals could use more flair
  • Translation is not perfect.

  • top-down
  • tower-defense
  • shooter
  • base-building
  • sandbox
  • thriller
  • wave
  • mining
  • rpg
  • twin-stick
  • rogue-like
  • survival
  • cooperative
  • horror
  • action

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Kingdom: Two Crowns (2018)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 4 Xbox One IOS iPhone Linux Android

In Kingdom Two Crowns, players must work in the brand-new solo or co-op campaign mode to build their kingdom and secure it from the threat of the Greed. Experience new technology, units, enemies, mounts, and secrets in the next evolution of the award-winning micro strategy franchise!


  • micro
  • medieval
  • pixel
  • colony
  • strategy
  • side-scrolling
  • cooperative
  • base-building
  • tower-defense
  • city-building
  • simulation
  • building
  • scroller
  • survival
  • 2d

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Kingdom Rush Origins (2014)

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Android Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone

The third installment in the popular tower defense series Kingdom Rush.


  • tower-defense
  • strategy
  • artillery

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Dwerve (2022)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch

An epic action-adventure with tower defense combat! Dungeon crawl through a ruined kingdom, fending off hordes with turrets and traps! Punch them into pits! Pull them into spinblades! Zap and burn them!

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  • rpg
  • tower-defense
  • dungeon-crawler
  • tactical
  • action-adventure
  • pixel
  • hack-and-slash
  • strategy
  • battle-ax
  • story
  • old-school

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Kingdom Rush- Tower Defense TD (2014)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command!Fight on forests, mountains and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations!

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  • tower-defense
  • cartoony
  • strategy

9

Core Defense (2020)

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PC Windows Android IOS iPhone Mac OS Linux

A roguelike tower defense game with a dash of deckbuilding. Choose a reward, improve your build, survive the next wave, repeat. Highly replayable, difficult, and addictive. You'll want just one more wave, just one more run!

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  • deckbuilder
  • tower-defense
  • rogue-like
  • addictive
  • replay-value
  • minimalist
  • procedural
  • wave

10

Elemental War 2 (2022)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Playstation 4 stadia Linux Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Elemental War 2 offers you the popular tower defense feeling combined with innovative game mechanics - the ultimate mix for many hours of fun!

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  • tower-defense
  • steampunk
  • replay-value
  • strategy
  • top-down
  • medieval
  • procedural
  • real-time
  • 3d
  • magic
  • cooperative
  • fantasy
  • single-player

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