The Best Tower-defense Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Hell Well added at rank #8.
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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!


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

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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Warpips (2021)

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

Warpips is a physics-based combat game that will keep you entertained for hours. You get to assemble your army from a variety of infantry, vehicles and airplanes, and lead them to the battlefield without the stress of micromanagement. With each round lasting between 10-20 minutes, this game is easy to learn and hard to master. You can try out various randomly generated battles with multiple replay options, unlockable upgrade tree, and multiple strategic combinations that provide a unique gaming experience.


What we like:
  • Awesome graphics and soundtrack
  • Challenging gameplay that is easy to learn
  • Multiple units and upgrades available
  • Runs smoothly on Linux
  • Good value for its price
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • No multiplayer or ability to play as other side's units
  • Units are consumable and get boring quickly
  • Lack of innovation and unit diversity

  • auto-battler
  • strategy
  • resource-management
  • tower-defense
  • real-time
  • war
  • 2.5d
  • base-building
  • wargame
  • tanks
  • tactical
  • combat
  • pixel
  • physics

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Dungeon Defenders: Awakened (2020)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X PC Windows Xbox One

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?


  • tower-defense
  • rpg
  • cooperative
  • strategy

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Turret Rampage (2023)

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

Defend humanity from underground monsters as the last standing turret! Force burrowers out of the ground with an artificial earthquake, capture elusive ghosts with silver shackles, and shatter alien bugs into pieces using powerful rockets!


  • tower-defense
  • shoot-em-up
  • underground
  • attack
  • score
  • pixel
  • fast-paced
  • robots
  • post-apocalyptic
  • arcade
  • quick-thinking
  • futuristic

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Elemental War 2 (2022)

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Elemental War 2 offers you the popular tower defense feeling combined with innovative game mechanics - the ultimate mix for many hours of fun!


  • tower-defense
  • steampunk
  • replay-value
  • strategy
  • top-down
  • medieval
  • procedural
  • real-time
  • 3d
  • magic
  • cooperative
  • fantasy
  • single-player

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Hell Well (2023)

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

Survive as a dark sorcerer and collect fallen spirits to turn them into your own unholy defense against corrupt angels!


  • tower-defense
  • totem
  • vampire
  • bullet-hell
  • rogue-like
  • dark
  • top-down
  • action

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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.


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

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Tunnel of Doom (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X

Tunnel of Doom is an action rogue-lite hybrid that mixes tower defense with melee and ranged combat gameplay. Randomly generated, every run is different as you guide Angel on a quest to rescue her husband. Gather resources, discover perks, and use what you find to battle waves of monsters.


  • rogue-like
  • tower-defense
  • dungeon-crawler
  • perma-death
  • action
  • mining
  • action-adventure
  • tower
  • top-down

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