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 Monster Outbreak released the 14 March 2021 and ranked #31, Portals World released the 25 February 2021 and ranked #28, Hell Loop released the 23 December 2020 and ranked #20.

1# Zombie City Defense 2 - 2016

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Prepare your army before infiltrating a new area - choose carefully your set of infantry units, vehicles and special abilities. Deploy your units on the field, improve your base, invest abandoned building and fortify them to place your snipers, harvest old hospitals or call a bombing raid to destroy a bridge or even the whole block!.

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2# 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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3# Defense Zone 3 Ultra HD - 2017

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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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4# 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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6# ae - 2018

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There is no English version of this game!There is no English version of this game!You wake up in a room full of mysteries, accompanied by a beautiful girl you have met before. In the following time, you will go on a heartbeat journey to the supernatural world with her.

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7# Kingdom: New Lands - 2017

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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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8# PixelJunk Monsters 2 - 2018

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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# Dungeon Defenders: Awakened - 2020

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Dungeon Defenders: Awakened is co-op Tower Defense combined with epic Action RPG combat. You’re able to join forces with up to four players to take on a never-ending army of orcs, demons, and dragons! Are your defenses strong enough to save the world of Etheria?

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10# Rip Them Off - 2020

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Rip Them Off is a new puzzle game of economic management and tower defense. The Board needs profit, and it’s up to you to line the streets with shops the masses can’t resist. Choose your locations, pick your stores and earn your way up the corporate ladder and its increasingly difficult challenges!

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11# Space Run Galaxy - 2016

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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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13# 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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15# Alien Robot Monsters - 2015

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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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16# Cursed Treasure 2 - 2014

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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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17# Creeper World 4 - 2020

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The unstoppable fluid enemy has returned and destroyed every world in its path! Defend against Creeper as it floods across the 3D terrain in this real time strategy game where the enemy is a fluid.

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19# Freaking Meatbags - 2015

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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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20# Hell Loop - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Hell Loop
Screenshot of the video game Hell Loop
Screenshot of the video game Hell Loop

Hell Loop is a platformer tower defense game, unlike any other tower defense game you know. You are not defending anything valuable. You are torturing sinners who are continually marching, one by one in a long streak, trying to evade their punishment.

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21# 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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22# AOD: Art Of Defense - 2020

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AOD is a new gameplay in the traditional tower defence genre. You must protect your base from waves of approaching enemies. Build and improve your towers and units and destroy your enemies in any way you can. Don't be weak, destroy them all, show who's in charge!

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23# Elemental War TD - 2020

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Elemental War takes Tower Defenses to a new level with exciting multiplayer matches, dozens of hours of single-player gameplay, and lots of indie love!

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25# Star Tower - 2018

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Star Tower is a tower-defense game in three dimensions. Play begins in 2D, but you may also navigate forward and backward, revealing the path to reach greater challenges. Features include nebula obstacles, game-wide upgrades, increasingly difficult bosses, and special one-use powers.

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