Top 10 Tower Defense Games
10. South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play!
There was a time where creating a great game in the town of South Park seemed like an impossibility. After their fail at a middling shooter, boring kart racer, and misguided minigame quiz. It turns out that it isn’t the case for South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play!. The game has a lot to offer such as giving players control of characters that not only built towers, but also collected cash and fought on the frontlines, with strong multiplayer characteristic, and dirty jokes. It was the first to prove that Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny could grab a spot in gaming industries.
Platform : Xbox 360
9. Revenge of the Titans
Revenge of the Titans is quite a unique tower defense game that allowing players to purchase tower and resource upgrades at any point through its 50 levels campaign. Whether players choose to research powerful weapons, a specialized towers, or gathering more resources that they know what to do with. It’s basically open-ended strategy is the name of the game.
Platform : PC, PS Vita
8. Sanctum 2
Sanctum 2 stands above its competitors by combining the excitement and quick response of FPS with the multi strategic of a maze defender. The end result of this game become a kind of using left-brain together with right-brain type of synergy that’s often tried, but rarely made into a decent game.
Platform : PC, PS 3, Xbox 360
7. Dungeon Defenders
Dungeon Defenders is another example of a successful hybrid genre, but aims for a greater mixture. Instead of limiting itself to two genres, it grabs hold of as many genres as possible and mix them into one game. Tower defense, third person action, RPG like features, and four person co-op. It’s all available here, and somehow it doesn’t make the game bad.
While at first the game introduces the player into a some casual style game, into fighting wave after wave of enemies, until it becomes less tiresome with a lot of skills to improve, weapons to find, and bosses to conquer. It’s still grinding RPG style game, but it remains fun and good to be played together.
Platform : PC, PSN, XBLA
6. Anomaly 2
Branded as a “tower offense” genre, the Anomaly series stands as a refreshing subgenre on the tower defense games, giving player a course and putting players against the already built defenses of the enemy. The sequel builds on the first with the important addition of an asymmetrical multiplayer mode, a fantastic cat and mouse experience that are rarely to find for years.
Platform: PC, PS 4
5. Orcs Must Die! 2
Much like zombies, robots, and aliens. Orc exist just to be slaughtered by some random cool hero. Orcs Must Die! 2 is one of our favorite examples of this Orc case. The game’s unique traps, third-person combat style, and cooperative gameplay. While the last stands that mark the end of a successful round often tricks player into believing that someday the Orc may pose a threat to us.
Platform : PC
4. Kingdom Rush
With the large number of tower defense flash games out in the internet, it’s possible for one to rise above the others. Kingdom Rush is the one that rise above all of that.
In fact, Kingdom Rush put player in a way that’s make player think that the game is so deceptively simple that anyone can win the game easily, but later player will find themselves on the path to the more advanced tactics with more levels unlocked. There are only four initial types of towers, yet the upgrades makes each tower become entirely unique. It may be casual at first, but even the early rounds will have the strategic part to run your brain at full speed.
Platform : PC, iOS, Android
3. Plants vs. Zombies
This PopCap’s tower defense game is nothing but addictive to play. Plants vs. Zombies doesn’t use the maze paths of any other normal tower defense games, but it has a few short rows,those minimizing the play field without losing any of the tower defense aspect. The perfect balance between economy, strategy, and blocking a way is always in one good mix, with different scenarios asking the players to create combination using militaristic plants. And there is still more to offer from this game such as minigames, puzzles, survival mode, zen garden, and other details that make PvZ, A great tower defense game to play.
Platform : PC, iOS, Android, PSN, XBLA, Nintendo DS
2. PixelJunk Monsters
This boring looking tower defense may seem normal at first, but beneath that the game was the weird of any genre. It gives the building and cash collection responsibilities to the unique playable turtle, PixelJunk Monsters will quickly become a race to jump from one task to another task. Improvisation is key as the rounds continue, and soon enough player will be making the toughest decisions that no parent should ever have to face.
Platform : PC, PSN
1. Defense Grid
Once in a while a game will come and give some pretty graphics and fancy details and hopes that players don’t notice what’s happened inside, such as broken mechanics, and the most boring gameplay you can imagine.
Thankfully, Defense Grid is not one of these games. Despite the great visual detail, it still give the players plenty of the tower defense essentials better than the most. The addition of challenge levels offers a replay to the players into the levels they’ve already mastered, while the great quality voice of our AI gives the campaign a bit of welcoming sensation, and all of this combined into a great game to play.
Platform : PC, XBLA