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tower defense games

Tower Defense Games That Test Your Strategy Skills

One of the most popular genres of strategy games on any platform are the tower defense games, and these are the best on iOS.

Kingdom Rush Origins

Discover how the Kingdom Rush story began

Kingdom Rush Origins
Defend your kingdom

Fro those who want a deluxe experience that is enjoyable for both fans of the genre, and non-fans.

Unleash the power of the elves with brand new towers and troops! Elf archers, mystic mages, stone druids and the elven infantry make up the backbone of your army. You can discover eight new specialized tower upgrades with more than 18 abilities! You'll vanquish your enemies with elven marksmen, runed bears, magic-wielding wizards, and even giant animated trees.

Why we love it

Kingdom Rush Origins features you taking up arms against 30 new enemy types and engaging in epic boss battles. You'll face hordes of gnolls, giant spiders, and the terrible Twilight army. The graphics are stunning, and the gameplay is fast and furious.

For those who...

  • Love medieval tower defense games
  • Are fans of the Kingdom Rush franchise

Not for those who...

  • Dislike tower defense genre games
  • Don't want to get addicted to such an enchanting game
Fieldrunners 2

Stop the invading fieldrunners in their tracks by building epic mazes out of powerful weapons

Fieldrunners 2
Keep the fieldrunners away

For those who want possibly the best tower defense game available in the App Store

This is a tower defense game where you need to stop legions of soldiers bent on conquering the world. Your bleeding-edge arsenal of weapons stands by, ready for you to stop these terrible invaders. Call in airstrikes and set explosive traps to hit the enemies where it hurts. More than 20 new levels span the grassiest fields, driest deserts, sparkling cities, and even an infernal volcano lair!

Why we love it

If your mind is wired for strategy games, Fieldrunners 2 is for you. This tower defense game will challenge you to think ahead strategically, as you try to stop the invading hordes of fieldrunners. The enemy forces are approaching, and only you stand between them and world domination in this gorgeously drawn game with Retina graphics.

For those who...

  • Love stopping evil forces bent on world domination
  • Enjoy tower defense games

Not for those who...

  • Lack patience to get through the first few rounds
  • Don't like tower defense games
The Creeps!

Fight off the Creeps living in your closet

The Creeps!
Upgrade Your Towers

For those who like tower defense and strategy, but want it in a cute and friendly form.

The Creeps is a tower defense game that takes place in your dreams and bedroom. Your task is to fight off the creepy crawlies that come out of your closet and try to get to your bed. You have glue bottles, flashlights, toy blasters, and a myriad of other defenses to slow down or stop the approaching Creeps.

Why we love it

The Creeps is a cute game that plays on your nighttime fears as a child. Dinosaurs, ghosts, vampires, and more come out of your closet and try to reach you in your bed. Your task is to stop them, using all of the toys in your arsenal to do so. Giant spiders, UFOs, glue bottles, flashlights, boomerangs, and more are at your disposal. Stop the Creeps from getting to you, and protect the safety of your bed.

For those who...

  • Love tower defense games
  • Enjoy thinking about the things that might live in your closet

Not for those who...

  • Are afraid of ghosts, zombies, vampires, etc.
  • Don't like tower defense games
Castle Doombad

You've kidnapped a princess, now you have to try to keep her

Castle Doombad
Place your traps wisely

For those who want to play on the flip side as a villain.

Castle Doombad is one of the few tower defense games where the idea is to help the bad guy. You have traps and evil minions you can easily place to defend your lair against the would-be heroes, but will they be enough? You've brought this on yourself by kidnapping a princess, so now you have to defend yourself against the do-gooders trying to rescue her.

Why we love it

The game features 75 maniacally-challenging levels spread across three chapters, plus bonuses like "Summer Staycation" and "Space Madness." You have upgradeable traps and minions to overpower your most stubborn intruders, as you try to ward off knights, archers, superheroes and more. All of this combined with the popular [adult swim] characters and graphic styles makes for a highly-enjoyable tower defense game.

For those who...

  • Love the [adult swim] franchise
  • Enjoy tower defense games

Not for those who...

  • Don't want to help the bad guy
  • Hate tower defense games or [adult swim]
Cursed Treasure 2

The dark side of tower defense strategy

Cursed Treasure 2
Find the treasure

For those who enjoy fixed path tower defense with varied abilities.

Drink magical soda-pop, cast mighty spells, and upgrade skills and buildings to destroy anybody who wants to touch your gems. You get to smash knights, druids, pirates, ninjas, and other greedy swindlers who call themselves the "Warriors Of Light." Protect your hard-earned treasures; the King has enough.

Why we love it

Cursed Treasure 2 is for fans of the genre who are tired of always playing the good guy. Summon the forces of evil with hours of gameplay across more than 21 levels. Spread panic and dismay to all of those do-gooders, defending your territory. Cursed Treasure 2 does a good job of mixing up the same old fixed-path tower defense game formula while staying true to the genre’s roots.

For those who...

  • Like a good tower defense game
  • Have the skill or money for in-app purchases to defeat the harder levels

Not for those who...

  • Dislike in-app purchases
  • Don't enjoy tower defense games
Spice Bandits

Help alien space pirates gather spice

Spice Bandits
Learn the paths

For those who like open path tower defense with a multiplayer option.

In Spice Bandits, you take on the role of an invading space pirate, trying to mine earth for the precious mineral, spice. You have a myriad of defenses to stop earth's protectors from stopping you. This is tower defense meets alien invasion, where you are the invaders.

Why we love it

Spice Bandits provides you with 55 levels to conquer, spread across five different environments. Whether it's jungle or arctic tundra, you'll use your mined resources to purchase new weapons, upgrades and more. In multiplayer mode, you can play in all-out war with eight-player online battles! Tactics, strategy, skill (and a little luck) will determine the victor.

For those who...

  • Love the cartoonish space pirate
  • Enjoy tower defense games

Not for those who...

  • Don't like the idea of exploiting the earth's mineral resources
  • Aren't fans of the tower defense genre