The Best Tower-defense Games for Playstation 4

Update : Hell Well added at rank #15.
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Orcs Must Die! 3 (2020)

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Orcs Must Die! 3 is a thrilling tower defense game that puts you in the shoes of a hero fighting back hordes of orcs using an impressive collection of traps and weapons. The game offers fast and frantic gameplay, well-designed levels and a deep campaign mode with multiple waves, and a range of game modes providing players with a variety of challenges. With tons of replayability options, including a randomized set of tools mode and multiplayer co-op, this game is a gem that will keep you entertained for hours!


What we like:
  • Impressive gameplay
  • Well-designed levels
  • Lots of replayability options
  • Great co-op mode
  • Multiplayer mode
What could be improved:
  • Some traps and weapons are useless
  • Audio can become repetitive
  • No matchmaking feature

  • tower-defense
  • cooperative
  • wave
  • defence
  • tower

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The Riftbreaker (2021)

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The Riftbreaker is a base building, survival game with action RPG elements that borrows from a lot of other games. Play as Ashley S. Nowak and enter the hostile planet Galatea 37 in your powerful Mecha-suit to build a base and defend yourself against thousands of creatures trying to eliminate you. The Riftbreaker offers high-quality graphics, great sound and music, flexible custom difficulty settings, varied biomes, and hours of gameplay that provides endless replayability.


What we like:
  • Good storyline and rewarding gaming experience
  • Customizable gameplay options
  • Hours of gameplay with almost endless replayability
  • Exciting and balanced base building, resource gathering, and combat
  • High-quality graphics, great sound and music
What could be improved:
  • Fairly demanding on PC
  • Lacks gameplay depth in research and weaponry
  • Cumbersome weapon and armor upgrades

  • survival
  • base-building
  • tower-defense
  • resource-management
  • mech
  • real-time
  • strategy
  • rpg
  • bullet-hell
  • aliens
  • top-down
  • action
  • resource
  • shooter
  • arpg

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Bloons TD 5 (2011)

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Five-star tower defense with unrivaled depth and replayability. The Bloons are back in full HD glory and this time they mean business! Build awesome towers, choose your favorite upgrades, hire new Special Agents, and pop every last invading Bloon in the most popular tower defense series in history.


  • tower-defense
  • cooperative
  • family-friendly

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Monster Hunter Rise (2021)

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Monster Hunter Rise combines the best elements of past entries and the more recent Monster Hunter World, offering a fresh and exciting experience that will keep you coming back for more. With an engaging story, challenging combat, and a plethora of features, Rise has something for everyone.


What we like:
  • Open hunting grounds with no loading zones between sections
  • Rich story with fully voiced cutscenes
  • Switch Skill system to customize your playstyle
  • Tons of weapon balancing and updates
  • New Rampage Quests for intense battles against multiple monsters at once
What could be improved:
  • Separate quest lines for solo/multiplayer play
  • Visuals are not quite as detailed as those in World

  • rpg
  • online
  • fight
  • battle
  • combat
  • cooperative
  • crafting
  • tower-defense
  • action
  • japanese
  • farming
  • multiplayer
  • skill
  • local
  • exploration

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Broken Universe - Tower Defense (2022)

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Get ready to rethink all your defense strategies! Build barricades to stop monsters, or lure them into a maze and attack. A variety of stages that change each time depending on how you play them.


  • tower-defense
  • deckbuilder
  • base-building
  • pve
  • building
  • space
  • attack
  • score
  • hand-drawn
  • logic
  • strategy
  • cartoony
  • 2d
  • colourful
  • survival

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Kingdom: Two Crowns (2018)

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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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X-Morph: Defense (2017)

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Unique fusion of a top-down shooter and tower defense strategy. You are the invader! Use destructive weapons or lead your enemies into a maze of towers. Strategize in the build mode by carefully selecting various types of alien towers or throw yourself right into the heat of the battle.


  • tower-defense
  • shooter
  • strategy
  • wave
  • cooperative
  • twin-stick
  • mature

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Legendary Heroes (2022)

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Legendary Heroes is a real-time RPG/strategy game with MOBA elements. Protect your towers and crush your opponents!


  • moba
  • real-time
  • rpg
  • tower-defense
  • action-adventure
  • tactical
  • magic
  • strategy
  • casual
  • action
  • 3d
  • fantasy
  • 4x

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Warpips (2021)

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Warpips is a physics-based combat game that will keep you entertained for hours. You get to assemble your army from a variety of infantry, vehicles and airplanes, and lead them to the battlefield without the stress of micromanagement. With each round lasting between 10-20 minutes, this game is easy to learn and hard to master. You can try out various randomly generated battles with multiple replay options, unlockable upgrade tree, and multiple strategic combinations that provide a unique gaming experience.


What we like:
  • Awesome graphics and soundtrack
  • Challenging gameplay that is easy to learn
  • Multiple units and upgrades available
  • Runs smoothly on Linux
  • Good value for its price
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • No multiplayer or ability to play as other side's units
  • Units are consumable and get boring quickly
  • Lack of innovation and unit diversity

  • auto-battler
  • strategy
  • resource-management
  • tower-defense
  • real-time
  • war
  • 2.5d
  • base-building
  • wargame
  • tanks
  • tactical
  • combat
  • pixel
  • physics

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Unholy Heights (2017)

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The Devil has converted a tenement building into monsters-only housing, and has big plans for the future. Sucker monsters into moving into your building, charge them rent and keep them happy by buying them furniture. Knock on residents' doors to call them to battle, trap heroes in devious pincer formations, and command your troops to victory.


  • auto-battler
  • management
  • tower-defense
  • simulation
  • real-time
  • collector
  • creature
  • immersive
  • defence
  • strategy
  • tower
  • city-building
  • humor
  • cute
  • cartoony

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