The Best Tower-defense Games for Nintendo Switch

Update : Kitchen Crisis added at rank #43.
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The Last Friend (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

The Last Friend is a tower defense game with a unique twist - you play as Alpha and his team of dogs, battling to save the world's canines from disappearing. With customizable weapons and defenses, cartoony graphics and witty dialogue, the game is an entertaining joyride that will leave you wanting more.

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What we like:
  • Combination of tower defense and brawler genres
  • Variety of weapons and creatures to upgrade
  • Adorable graphics
  • Captivating storyline
  • Entertaining dialogue
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • Limited depth in fighting mechanics
  • Stiff combat
  • Character movements can feel off

  • tower-defense
  • post-apocalyptic
  • beat-em-up
  • strategy

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Wall World (2023)

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Explore the mysterious Wall World on your giant robospider: mine for valuable resources, upgrade your equipment to fight off hordes of monsters, and discover exotic biomes in-between attacks. Will you be able to survive and learn the secrets of the Wall World?


  • rogue-like
  • mining
  • tower-defense
  • mech
  • procedural
  • aliens
  • pixel
  • scroller
  • resource-management
  • resource
  • exploration
  • action-adventure
  • management
  • sci-fi

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Monster Hunter Rise (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 4 Playstation 5

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.

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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

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

4

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.

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  • tower-defense
  • cooperative
  • family-friendly

5

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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Endless Dungeon (2023)

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Android Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox Series X/s Playstation 5 Xbox One PC Windows j Xbox Series X

Embark on an interstellar journey in ENDLESS Dungeon, where you'll tackle a blend of roguelite thrills, tactical action, and tower defense in a forsaken space station. Recruit a diverse cast of heroes, defend your precious crystal against monstrous waves, and unravel the secrets lurking within. It's a heart-pounding adventure that redefines teamwork and strategy with every playthrough, drawing you deeper into its mysteries. Whether alone or with friends, your endurance and wit will be tested. Are you ready to face the endless?

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What we like:
  • Unique blend of genres
  • Diverse cast of heroes
  • Fresh experience with procedurally generated levels
  • Brilliant co-op gameplay
  • Rich soundscape and immersive lore
What could be improved:
  • Limited weapons variety
  • Game may feel repetitive over time

  • rogue-like
  • twin-stick
  • tower-defense
  • dungeon
  • shooter
  • tactical
  • wave
  • cooperative
  • sci-fi
  • dungeon-crawler

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Kingdom Rush (2011)

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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.

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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

8

Taur (2020)

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Android Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Taur is an action-strategy sci-fi game. Control the Prime Cannon and unlock all of its powerful weapons and abilities. Build turrets, droids, aircraft and more as you fight to protect the homeworld of the Tauron droids against a relentless invasion. Will your Taur stand against the Imperion warmachine?

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  • tower-defense
  • top-down
  • strategy
  • base-building
  • action-strategy
  • sci-fi
  • real-time
  • maze
  • tactical
  • destruction
  • replay-ability
  • automation
  • defense
  • futuristic
  • wave

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Broken Universe - Tower Defense (2022)

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l Playstation 4 IOS iPhone PC Windows Nintendo Switch

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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Mechs V Kaijus (2018)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One

Mechs V Kaijus is an addictive hardcore tower defense gameplay. In Mechs V Kaijus you take on the role of Commander of a powerful Mechs squadron. Improve your Mech, strategically place towers and factories on the battlefield. Deploy support units on the battlefield, and save our civilization.

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  • tower-defense
  • mech
  • tower-defence
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • pixel

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