The Best Tower-defense Games for Xbox One

Update : Hell Well added at rank #25.
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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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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 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!


  • pixel
  • micro-strategy
  • colony
  • base-building
  • city-building
  • tower-defense
  • strategy
  • simulation
  • survival
  • economy
  • resource-management
  • building
  • skateboard
  • medieval
  • procedural

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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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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

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Bloons TD 6 (2011)

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The Bloons are back and better than ever! Get ready for a massive 3D tower defense game designed to give you hours and hours of the best strategy gaming available.


  • tower-defense
  • cooperative
  • strategy
  • family-friendly

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Taur (2020)

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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?


  • 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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Mechs V Kaijus (2018)

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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.


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

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