50 Best Tower-defense games for Linux

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The best 50 Tower-defense games for Linux daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Age of Defense released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #31, My Super Tower 3 released the 15 June 2018 and ranked #36, Minako released the 6 June 2018 and ranked #38.

1# OTTTD - 2014

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Take command of HEROCORP™ and launch a Preemptive Defence Campaign™ against parallel dimensions in OTTTD, the most outrageous Tower Defence title around.

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2# Space Run Galaxy - 2016

Review76Score

Space Run Galaxy is the sequel to Space Run, the game from one-man studio Passtech, which seduced hundreds of thousands of players with its dynamic and original gameplay. By twisting the tower-defense game style, Space Run offered an addictive real-time spaceship construction strategy experience.

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3# Kingdom: New Lands - 2017

Review83Score

Rulers will need all the strength of their subjects to sail away and find new kingdoms in these New Lands. Travel to the New Lands and welcome the deluge of new mounts, merchants, and vagrants that call these isles home, but be wary of the new obstacles that threaten your arrival -- for not just the greedy creatures block your way but even the environment itself can defeat you.

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4# Defense Zone 3 Ultra HD - 2017

Review85Score

Thanks to the stunning, detailed landscapes, painstakingly drawn towers, and incredible special effect, you wont be able to take your eyes off the screen. All aspects of the game have been meticulously balanced, including tower statistics, enemy strength, terrain characteristics, and special weapons. Features: Four difficulty levels Eight kinds of turrets Eight special abilities, from Air Strikes to Nuclear Bombs Varied seasons and types of landscapes Support for over 20 languages

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6# Dungeon Warfare - 2016

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As you successfully purify your dungeons throughout the world from the pesky invaders, you will gain access to more powerful traps and devious utilities. Unlock more than 30 achievements designed for everyone - ranging from casual gamers to hardcore gosus.

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7# Kingdom Rush Frontiers - 2013

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Tap your troops through an epic (mis)adventure as you defend exotic lands from dragons, man-eating plants, and ghastly denizens of the underworld -all with flashy new towers, levels, heroes, and more goodies to help you crush your foes to a pulp. Slice, sizzle, and stomp your foes with Crossbow Forts, Mighty Templars, Necromancers, and even Earthquake Machines - hey, we told you we were shaking things up.

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8# PixelJunk Monsters 2 - 2018

Review74Score

PixelJunk™ Monsters is back with the simple, yet highly strategic real-time tower defense gameplay gameplay of the original title, now with updated graphics and brand new multiplayer modes!

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9# Cursed Treasure 2 - 2014

Review78Score

Why be good when you can be... bad? Cursed Treasure 2 is an addictive tower-defense game that puts the power of darkness at your fingertips. Build towers of powerful orcs, demons, and undead, and master powerful spells, to protect your precious hoard from all manner of no-good do-gooders.

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10# DG2: Defense Grid 2 - 2014

Review81Score

Setting the bar as the definitive tower defense game, Defense Grid 2 introduces new worlds and threats to test your tower placement strategies. With a bold new look and the addition of new game modes, player-versus-player and multiplayer co-op, every play brings fun new opportunities and challenges.

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12# Freaking Meatbags - 2015

Review75Score

Land on a planet, pick up some rocks, leave before the solar system explodes. Oh, and don't die in the nightly robot attacks! Freaking Meatbags is a humorous real-time strategy game that's all about building a base, mixing meatbag DNA, then convincing those dolts to help you gather resources.

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13# Defense zone 2 - 2014

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The game supports four languages: English, Russian, French and German. Greater variety of weaponry and landscape types gives you huge freedom in choosing your battle tactics. Airstrikes and the possibility of temporarily increasing weapon power can give you the advantage, and guarantee you will never get bored in the battle process.

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14# Dungeon Defenders - 2010

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Dungeon Defenders is a Tower Defense Action-RPG where you must save the land of Etheria from an Ancient Evil! Create a hero from one of four distinct classes to fight back wave after wave of enemies by summoning defenses and directly participating in the action-packed combat! Customize and level your character, forge equipment, gather loot, collect pets and more! Take your hero through multiple difficulty modes and challenge/survival missions to earn more experience & even better treasure. Join your friends with 4-player online and local (splitscreen) co-op to plan your strategies together or compete in PvP Deathmatch.

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16# Space Run - 2014

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Space Run is a «real-time spaceship construction strategy game». Space Run takes the well-known Tower Defense-style gameplay and twists it, challenging you to manage and protect a spaceship and its cargo against the hazards of deep space!

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17# Alien Robot Monsters - 2015

Review78Score

Epic sci-fi tower defense action with 16-bit era look and feel, pitching your colonists against an almost endless horde of hostile alien robots who strongly oppose your attempts of colonizing their planet!Deluxe version includes the soundtrack!

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18# Anomaly Korea - 2011

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Exclusively brought to Steam for PC, Mac and Linux in Anomaly Bundle, Anomaly Korea is an expansion campaign to Anomaly Warzone Earth. The alien robots are back and this time they’ve got Korea in their sights. It’s your job to lead a squad into fierce fire-fights and fend off the alien invasion.

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19# Anomaly 2 - 2013

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Anomaly 2 is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Anomaly Warzone Earth. Maintaining the core elements of the original, Anomaly 2 adds new features to the single-player campaign and finally puts your skills to a test in a completely unique experience: the dynamic tower defense vs. tower offense multiplayer mode! In the years following the invasion of Earth in 2018, the planet is overrun by alien machines. Humankind is on the verge of extinction. Banded together in huge convoys, they search the frozen tundra for food and supplies. Since the war, the roles have been reversed: now our species seems to be the Anomaly on a machine-controlled planet. Your convoy, Commander, is called Yukon. Anomaly 2 takes the RTS tower-offense concept from Anomaly Warzone Earth to a new level. The core elements of the original – tactical planning and the on-field Commander to support troops in combat – are spiced up by a number of important new features.

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20# Sanctum 2 - 2013

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Sanctum 2 is the sequel to the world’s first Tower Defense/FPS hybrid game. Pick from four unique character classes and embark on a mission to protect the oxygen-producing Cores from hordes of deadly aliens who are threatened by their existence.

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21# Anomaly Defenders - 2014

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Anomaly Defenders is the closing installment of the Anomaly series. The original incarnation of the Tower Offense sub-genre had players controlling humans fighting alien invaders. Now, the tables have turned. The human counterattack is underway and the alien homeworld is under threat.

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22# Operation Sheep Defense - 2017

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Operation Sheep Defense is a fast paced tower defense game. Featuring dynamic levels and intelligent enemy behavior. Shape the enemy path or defend maze-like levels. Levels are short and intense.

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23# Excubitor - 2016

Review64Score

In this classic inspired Tower Defense Bullet Hell Shooter, security bots have revolted and you, the sole surviving pilot, are all that stands between the colonies and defeat. Upgrade your ship, weapons and turrets whilst facing a plethora of enemies and colossal bosses. Why did the drones turn?

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25# Bomb Defense - 2017

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A completely different take on the tower defense genre. Combining it with the Puzzle genre, making for a difficult game. Buy traps, bombs, turrets and walls and place them in optimal positions to defend against enemies.

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