25 Best Tower-defense games for Xbox One

Updated:

The best 25 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 Royal Tower Defense released the 28 January 2021 and ranked #12, Elemental War TD released the 17 December 2020 and ranked #21, SENTRY released the 13 November 2020 and ranked #7.

1# X-Morph: Defense - 2017

Review83Score

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.

Tags for X-Morph: Defense:

2# Defense Grid 2 - 2014

Review78Score

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.

Tags for Defense Grid 2:

3# Bloons TD 5 - 2011

Review96Score

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 cool new Special Agents, and pop every last invading Bloon in the best ever version of the most popular tower defense series in history. Featuring an all New Tower and Special Agent, glorious HD graphics, original Tracks and Special Missions, a whole new tier of Specialty Building upgrades, and a never-before-seen Monkey Lab to upgrade your towers, Bloons TD 5 delivers hours of fun and challenging play to fans and new players alike.

Tags for Bloons TD 5:

4# CastleStorm II - 2020

Review72Score

Aim your catapults! Command your troops! Bloody the battlefield! Gaming’s most charming genre mashup returns, leveling up everything you loved in the original with Unreal Engine 4-powered ruthless destruction. A whole new metagame of strategic conquest adds turn-based tactical intrigue to mix. Dominate six distinct story-driven campaigns – even PvP and co-op multiplayer modes – as you plot your path to triumph. That is, if you can earn it through chaotic carnage and delightful devastation.

Tags for CastleStorm II:

7# SENTRY - 2020

ReviewNDScore

Early Access

SENTRY is a sci-fi action-defense shooter. Players defend their fleeing vessel from a relentless alien threat. Use traps, turrets and environmental destruction to repel the invading hordes and engage the enemy in fast-paced FPS gunplay.

Tags for SENTRY:

8# Kingdom: New Lands - 2017

Review82Score

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.

Tags for Kingdom: New Lands:

9# Hero Defense - 2016

Review68Score

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).

Tags for Hero Defense:

10# Hold The Line - 2017

ReviewNDScore

Early Access

Manage your units, give them formations and prepare for an assault of ever growing waves of enemies. Hold the line and keep your tower standing for as long as possible.

Tags for Hold The Line:

11# Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break - 2020

Review72Score

Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is competitive tower defense and arcade action rolled up with ACE Team's quirky, Monty Python-esque humor into one giant, creative game for the ages. Jump into the expansive, gut-busting story for an eclectic adventure featuring bizarre and irreverent takes on legendary characters, or for the first time, create and share your own levels to compete with friends and strangers online in a real-time mix of hectic tower defense and epic boulder-racing arcade action.

Tags for Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break:

12# Royal Tower Defense - 2021

ReviewNDScore

Lands of orcs have expanded in the last few decades and defined new borders. New borders which are dangerously close to us... They depleted resources on theirs lands and it's only a matter of time before they try to put their hands on our Kingdom. Diplomats were already send to peacefully ask orcs to back off, but they’ve never returned. The sign was clear - there is no place for negotiations…

Tags for Royal Tower Defense:

14# Rip Them Off - 2020

ReviewNDScore

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!

Tags for Rip Them Off:

15# METAL GEAR SURVIVE BETA - 2018

Review87Score

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.

Tags for METAL GEAR SURVIVE BETA:

16# CastleStorm - 2014

Review77Score

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.

Tags for CastleStorm:

17# World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap - 2016

Review80Score

Let us take you beyond the veil of the gothic-noir world of the Van Helsing games, straight into the timeless depths of the twisted otherworld. There is a chain of strongholds in the mists that were once built to keep the horrors of the void at bay. And now these monsters are returning to conquer and kill: only you can stop them before they break through to the everyday world of Borgovia. Choose your hero and defend the Silent Forts: use, rebuild and improve those ancient traps and magical machines. Main features - A truly unique mixture of tower defense games and action-RPGs. - You and your traps against the whole otherworld: defeat the hordes in an incredible single player campaign! You are on your own, so it's a good thing that you have deadly devices and powerful spells. - Team up with other heroes and save the world together: cooperative campaign with specially designed maps. - 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. - Knee-deep in blood: in the goriest tower defense game ever you can finally teach those monsters a savage lesson. 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. - Rewards of curiosity: find the hidden corners on the maps and hunt down the neutral creatures hiding away from the battle for exclusive loot; you can also solve rewarding side quests as well. - Become one of the specialists: choose from 3 diverse classes (Mercenary, Sorceress, and Marksman); each class offers different tactics, skills and powers to dispose your enemies. - With experience comes wisdom – and brand new ways to deal with those annoying invaders: the extended and detailed character development offers you 100 levels to achieve and more than 50 Skills per class. - Weapons of destruction have never been so much fun: fend off the invaders with 25 deadly traps and more than 150 trap upgrades, not to mention the very special upgrades, which are tied to challenging and fun achievements. - 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. - Gear up and stand your ground: the detailed equipment mechanics and the comprehensive loot system make your inventory highly customizable. - A wide variety of horrors to defeat: invaders come in 3 races and more than 40 different types; the countless combination of monster abilities will make the invading swarms even more colorful. - Make your legendary weapons even more effective: artifact crafting gives you new ways to experiment with lethal magical items. - King of the Maze: the leaderboards and the rank system lets you compete with other players. - Special Offers: keep an eye on the special offers in the in-game store, where you can buy rare and powerful Epic, Ancient and Godlike items for Dream Shards, an in-game currency.

Tags for World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap:

18# Dungeon Defenders: Awakened - 2020

Review68Score

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?

Tags for Dungeon Defenders: Awakened:

19# Y.E.T.I - 2015

Review74Score

Y.E.T.I is a third-person shooting game that focuses on the classic shooting and precision mechanics. Fight against anything that threatens humanity. Or rather, whatever the government says that threatens humanity. You play as an investigation agent, involved in special missions.

Tags for Y.E.T.I:

20# Steampunk Tower 2 - 2018

ReviewNDScore

Steampunk Tower 2 is an action-strategy game set in the alternative Steampunk universe. In Lord Bingham’s military service there is a new secret weapon under your command, the gigantic aircraft Carrier transporting the Battle Tower.

Tags for Steampunk Tower 2:

21# Elemental War TD - 2020

ReviewNDScore

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!

Tags for Elemental War TD:

22# Fortified - 2016

Review71Score

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.

Tags for Fortified:

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

Review87Score

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).

Tags for Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX:

24# CastleStorm Complete - 2013

Review83Score

Q super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler! CastleStorm was born out of the fond childhood memory of building and destroy Lego castles. The clouds bring rumors of war…It’s Knights vs. Vikings in CastleStorm, where medieval warfare meets 2D physics-based destruction! Controlling the battle in real time, players will harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack, and cast powerful spells! CastleStorm features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun!

Tags for CastleStorm Complete:

25# Deathtrap - 2014

Review78Score

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

Tags for Deathtrap:

12 sept 2018 - New comment system! Drop us a line