26 Best Tower-defense games for Xbox One

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The best 26 Tower-defense games for Xbox One daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Xbox One. 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 ZAMB! Redux released the 29 May 2018 and ranked #16, METAL GEAR SURVIVE BETA released the 15 February 2018 and ranked #10, X-Morph: Defense released the 29 August 2017 and ranked #1.

1# X-Morph: Defense - 2017

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Unique fusion of a top down shooter and tower defense strategy. You are the X-Morph - an alien species that invades Earth to harvest its resources. Strategize in the build mode by carefully selecting various types of alien towers or throw yourself right into the battle. Build mazes for incoming enemies in an environment that provides exceptional planning freedom. Tear down buildings and collapse bridges to support your defense or to simply indulge in a spectacle of unprecedented destruction.

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2# Toy Soldiers: War Chest - 2015

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Toy Soldiers: War Chest is similar to the previous games where players prevent enemy units from reaching the toybox by building and upgrading turrets. In War Chest, turrets can be improved by upgrading armor, fire rate and damage separately. The enemy AI is improved as well. For example destroying a bridge will cause ground units to take a different path to the toybox. Certain units have the ability to heal nearby units and some will focus on destroying any placed turrets. Barrages and playable units from Toy Soldiers: Cold War returns with a few changes. Instead of earning killstreaks or destroying a specially marked enemy unit, the game uses a bar that fills up when killing enemy units. When the bar is filled to a certain amount, a special ability can used to call in barrages or spawn a hero unit such a zeppelin that performs a bombing run. The game features 4 highly customizable armies (8 in Hall of Fame Edition). Players can choose which turrets to deploy, barrages and modify the hero's arsenal. As the game progresses, new customization options will become available. The Hall of Fame Edition features four additional licensed armies based on fictional characters. This includes Duke and Cobra Commander from G.I. Joe, Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Assassin's Creed and He-Man from Masters of the Universe. The characters can be purchased separately or as a bundle on the standard version.

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3# Dungeon of the Endless - 2015

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Dungeon of the Endless is a Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense game, in which the player and their team of heroes must protect the generator of their crashed ship while exploring an ever-expanding dungeon, all while facing waves of monsters and special events as they try to find their way out...

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4# Defense Grid 2 - 2014

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Defense Grid 2, DG2, is the highly-anticipated sequel to Hidden Path Entertainment’s 2008 Defense Grid: The Awakening. 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, a compelling single-player campaign, and the addition of new game modes, online player-versus-player and multiplayer co-op, every play-through brings fun new opportunities and challenges. DG2 comes with a story campaign featuring 21 stunning maps, dynamic level movement, an expanded story and cast of characters, hundreds of challenge mode experiences, new multiplayer modes, a procedurally driven audio score and the ability for players to build their own levels. DG2 also introduces players to DG Architect, a level creation tool set connected to Steam Workshop where players can create their own unique levels to share and possibly even sell if selected. DG2 for the PC was funded in part by Dracogen, a private investor after a 2012 Kickstarter campaign funded the original game's DLC, Defense Grid: Containment. DG2 is developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and published by 505 Games.

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5# Bloons TD 5 - 2011

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Bloons TD 5 delivers hours of fun and challenging play to fans and new players alike, with awesome features like this:. And that's just the beginning - regular updates will keep Bloons TD 5 fresh, fun, and challenging for many months to come.

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6# 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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7# Hero Defense - 2016

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Features Kill creeps fast to punish the enemy in an innovative mix of RTS and Tower Defense Liberate your island, assemble your team and enjoy hours of a narrated story Defeat gigantic bosses which challenge you with their special abilities Customize your heroes through a deep RPG layer Rebuild your town and unlock new buildings and abilities Gain XP to access and level up each heros individual skill tree Gather loot and equip spells that freeze, burn and poison the undead Remote Play requires PS Vita system and sufficiently robust Wi-Fi connection. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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9# Deathtrap - 2014

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Deathtrap is a Tower Defense game with strong action-RPG elements, a game of vicious tricks, killing machines, rotating blades and splattering blood.

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10# METAL GEAR SURVIVE BETA - 2018

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Play METAL GEAR SURVIVE'S CO-OP mode before the release of the full game! Be one of the first to discover the thrilling, strategic team mode in a world infested by hostile creatures. Play with up to four players on 2 stages and 3 different missions.

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12# World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap - 2016

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- Or you can just show your friends your true personality: players can set against each other in this game mode, where the defender prepares traps and defensive tactics, while the attacker has the ability to possess and control directly any creature in his or her army and employs skills to weaken the opponent or boost the invaders. World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap gives you destructive spells and deadly mechanisms to smash, freeze, burn the creatures of nightmare, only to mention a few ways that can turn them into tiny, bloody pieces. - Enter a truly grim fantasy netherworld: the Ink, the mysterious otherworld in the Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing games has hidden regions and ancient secrets; now can face what is waiting in those depths.

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13# CastleStorm - 2014

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Welcome to the world of CastleStorm, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler! CastleStorm was born out of the fond childhood memory of building and destroying LEGO castles.

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14# Fortified - 2016

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Play as one-of-four pulp inspired heroes as they fight swarms of terrifying robots with an arsenal of Cold War era weapons and experimental technology. Protect the city by building a network of defensive structures, commanding an army, and jumping into battle against dangerous sky scraping attackers. Retro Sci-Fi Flare Go back in time and experience an alternate history, where planet Earth is assaulted by an unstoppable Martian menace.

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15# Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX - 2012

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That means no random encounters, no spikey-haired emo kids, no forced time sinks, and no tedious, repetitive battles. Each character levels-up, learns skills, and equips gear individually, allowing the player to customize their battle experience and strategy. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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16# ZAMB! Redux - 2018

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"ZAMB! Redux is a mash-up of a twin stick shooter and a tower defence game. Play in couch co-op with a friend, sibling or partner as two space agents, Cye (the brawler) and Chrome (the tactician). Exterminate hordes of biomutants created by a mad scientist. Mix and match turrets, powers and traps to find your favourite play styles - from close combat to long-range destruction. When your buddy isn’t there, go solo, switch dynamically between the characters and power through challenges on your own. ZAMB! Redux is a console edition of ZAMB! Biomutant Extermination, originally published on PC in 2014. Now refreshed, rebalanced and enhanced!"

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19# Dungeon Defenders II - 2014

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Dungeon Defenders II is an Action Tower Defense game, packed with classic roleplaying elements like loot, leveling, and pets. The Old Ones’ armies have invaded Etheria and it’s up to you and your friends to push them back! Create and level a team of heroes to take into battle. Then freeze, burn, and electrocute enemies with your deadly defenses or jump into the action yourself to finish them off! Play by yourself or alongside friends, with up to 4 player online and 2 player local (splitscreen) Co-Op. For more information please visit www.DungeonDefenders.com.

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20# King's Guard TD - 2016

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Your Highness, our kingdom is at risk. We’re facing great danger! Not only villagers, but also maidens, warriors, mages, ravens, bats, eagles and dragons are trying to destroy our empire. Guard your throne and stop them now!

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22# X-Morph: Defense - European Assault - 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 you 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.

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24# McDROID - 2014

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R-TYPE made a baby with Plant vs Zombies and called it McDROID ... An old school hard-as-nail "ARCADE TOWER DEFENSE" where you play a little robots who heals PLANET, protects obnoxious big brother SHUTTLE, farms, loots, does weird science and plays with that WAVE CANON...

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25# Defense Grid: The Awakening - 2008

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Defense Grid: The Awakening is a unique spin on tower defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels. A horde of enemies is invading, and it's up to the player to stop them by strategically building fortification towers around their base.

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