The Best Tower-defense Games for PC Windows

Update : Turret Rampage added at rank #44.
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Orcs Must Die! 3 (2020)

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stadia PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5

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!

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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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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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Bloons TD Battles 2 (2021)

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Android Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone

Get ready for an epic tower defense battle against countless waves of Bloons and players in Bloons TD Battles 2. With a variety of strategic combinations, hero options, and skill-based gameplay, you must defend against your opponent while launching your own Bloon offensive. Are you ready to become a master player, earn unique badges, and enjoy tons of new content? Join now and take on the challenge today!

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What we like:
  • Fun gameplay
  • Exciting 1-on-1 games
What could be improved:
  • Overwhelming and disturbing visuals
  • Popping sound glitches

  • tower-defense
  • pvp
  • tactical
  • family-friendly
  • character
  • competitive
  • cartoony
  • sandbox
  • colourful
  • top-down
  • 3d
  • real-time
  • customization
  • head-to-head

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Thronefall (2023)

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early access Mac OS PC Windows

A minimalist game about building and defending your little kingdom.

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  • city-building
  • minimalist
  • tower-defense
  • medieval
  • strategy
  • isometric
  • base-building
  • real-time
  • building
  • stylized
  • 3d
  • defence
  • colourful
  • tower
  • action

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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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Kingdom Eighties (2023)

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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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Idle Monster TD: Evolved (2022)

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Join the battle against invading humans in Idle Monster TD: Evolved, a never-ending tower defense game with over 150 unique monsters and pets, from cute and colorful flower creatures to epic fire breathing dragons. Strategize your monster placement and watch them evolve and gain new abilities to defend your base against the never-ending swarm of humans. Featuring 40 unlockable monsters with 3 evolutions each, 5 different maps, mini-games, and bi-weekly PvP tournaments. With offline progression and cute 3D graphics, it's a perfect blend of Idle and Tower Defense genres.

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What we like:
  • Hidden depth to the game
  • Entertaining simple tower defense idler concept
What could be improved:
  • Aggressive monetization
  • Not a true idle game
  • Too much grinding and slow progress
  • Initial excitement fades quickly due to lack of challenge and small maps

  • tower-defense
  • auto-battler
  • idler
  • clicker
  • fantasy
  • 3d
  • time-management
  • cute
  • deckbuilder
  • pve
  • magic
  • dragon
  • strategy
  • robots

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Isle of Arrows (2022)

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PC Windows Android IOS iPhone Mac OS

Isle of Arrows is a Puzzle Tower Defense game in which you build a fortress in the sky. Place towers, expand the isle, and build your own paths. Can you find the perfect spot for each tile to beat the RNG and defend against waves of invaders?

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  • tower-defense
  • rogue-like
  • board-game
  • procedural
  • strategy
  • minimalist
  • choices
  • tile
  • city-building

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