The Best Tower-defense Games

Update : Turret Rampage added at rank #50.
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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.


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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Kingdom Rush Origins (2014)

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The third installment in the popular tower defense series Kingdom Rush.


  • tower-defense
  • strategy
  • artillery

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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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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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Creeper World 4 (2020)

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The unstoppable fluid enemy has returned and destroyed every world in its path! Defend against Creeper as it floods across the 3D terrain in this real time strategy game where the enemy is a fluid.


  • tower-defense
  • real-time
  • strategy
  • wargame
  • grand-strategy
  • space
  • tactical
  • building
  • editor
  • level
  • top-down
  • simulation
  • 3d
  • war
  • physics

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Kingdom Rush- Tower Defense TD (2014)

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Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command!Fight on forests, mountains and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations!


  • tower-defense
  • cartoony
  • strategy

7

Thronefall (2023)

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early access Mac OS PC Windows

A minimalist game about building and defending your little kingdom.

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  • city-building
  • minimalist
  • tower-defense
  • medieval
  • strategy
  • isometric
  • base-building
  • real-time
  • building
  • stylized
  • 3d
  • defence
  • colourful
  • tower
  • action

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Mindustry (2017)

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- Minor bugfixes. - Minor fixes to bug fixes. - Major bugfixes to bugfix the bugfix for bug fixing. - Bug fixes for bugfixing the bug fixing bug.


  • tower-defense
  • cooperative
  • base-building
  • resource-management
  • factory-building
  • automation
  • cross-platform
  • sandbox
  • strategy
  • multiplayer
  • building
  • real-time
  • management
  • team
  • mech

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Dungeon Warfare 2 (2018)

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Become a dungeon lord to defend your dungeons with the deadliest of traps and insidious contraptions against greedy adventurers and wannabe heroes.


  • tower-defense
  • dungeon
  • strategy

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Kingdom: Two Crowns (2018)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 4 Xbox One IOS iPhone Linux Android

In Kingdom Two Crowns, players must work in the brand-new solo or co-op campaign mode to build their kingdom and secure it from the threat of the Greed. Experience new technology, units, enemies, mounts, and secrets in the next evolution of the award-winning micro strategy franchise!


  • micro
  • medieval
  • pixel
  • colony
  • strategy
  • side-scrolling
  • cooperative
  • base-building
  • tower-defense
  • city-building
  • simulation
  • building
  • scroller
  • survival
  • 2d

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