The Best Tower-defense Games for Xbox Series X

Update, : Elemental War 2 added at rank #5.
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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 maybe-Xbox One

Slice, burn, toss, zap, grind and gib massive hordes of repugnant orcs in this long-awaited successor to the award-winning Orcs Must Die! series.


  • tower-defense
  • cooperative
  • third-person

2

The Riftbreaker (2021)

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

The Riftbreaker™ is a base-building, survival game with Action-RPG elements. You are an elite scientist/commando inside an advanced Mecha-Suit capable of dimensional rift travel. Hack & slash countless enemies. Build up your base, collect samples and research new inventions to survive.


  • base-building
  • tower-defense
  • strategy
  • bullet-hell
  • resource-management
  • survival
  • rpg
  • real-time
  • mech
  • crafting
  • hack-and-slash
  • construction
  • resource
  • loot
  • action

3

Warpips (2021)

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

Warpips is the ultimate quick to learn but amazingly deep tug-of-war strategy game. Deploy the right composition of soldiers, tanks, helicopters and planes in this tight, streamlined strategy-focused war game. Compose the best army, research the right tech; overwhelm your enemy!


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

4

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened (2020)

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Xbox Series X Playstation 3 xbla maybe-Android Linux Mac OS maybe-IOS iPhone psn Xbox 360 Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Dungeon Defenders is a mix of tower defense, role-playing, and action-adventure where one to four players work together to protect one or more Eternia Crystals from being destroyed by waves of enemies which include goblins, orcs, kobolds, ogres, and wyverns. The characters can be damaged by enemy attacks, and can be killed in battle but will respawn after a few seconds, unless hardcore mode is selected. Successfully defending a wave will earn the characters experience points based on the difficulty plus additional bonuses, namely preventing any damage to the crystals, preventing damage to your character, and only using weapons to kill monsters; successfully completing all waves of a level will earn the players a large banked mana boost.


  • tower-defense
  • rpg
  • cooperative
  • strategy
  • character
  • building
  • survival
  • family-friendly
  • action
  • online
  • cartoony
  • third-person

5

Elemental War 2 (2022)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux stadia Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X

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

6

Slaycation Paradise (2022)

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maybe-Xbox One stadia Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Playstation 5

Are you tired of the same boring old vacations? Then boy have we got the tonic for you! Slaycation Paradise offers the ultimate in multi-dimensional apocalyptic tours. Slay away your worries with Twin-Stick action mixed with Tower Defence as you visit the end-of-world scenarios of your dreams!


  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • tower-defense
  • zombies
  • rogue-like
  • alternate
  • humor
  • base-building
  • top-down
  • dark

7

Royal Tower Defense (2021)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch

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…


  • in-depth
  • tower-defense
  • top-down
  • relaxing
  • fantasy
  • war
  • classic
  • challenging
  • shooter
  • online
  • battle

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