What are the best tower defense games for PC?

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Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming

Steven Roberts
Written on April 5, 2019
"One of the things I liked most about this game is its environment. Not like some of the medieval games I've played where you only have to hack your way thru hordes of enemies, GoT: WiC also lets me strategize my every move and plan ahead in joining alliances as well as making trades. A must-try for every fledgling Westeros lord!"
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    #1Orcs Must Die! 2

    Orcs Must Die! 2

    Orcs Must Die! 2 is an action video game with the objective of defending towers and mines from the orcs. It is developed by Robot Entertainment and was released in July 2013 for MS Windows platform.

    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Larry Fuller
    Written on June 28, 2018
    "Orcs Must Die ! 2 - This is the undisputed tower defense game for years now and I think it will still be the best tower defense game in the next few years. The combination of the traditional tower defense plus orc creatures definitely has an appeal and it does satisfy your need to defend your territory while destroying your attackers."
    Jesús Gallegos
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "Do you like Tower Defense games? How about killing orcs? If you have answered "yes" to both questions... oh boy! You will love this game. It's fun, it's meaty, has an original approach to its genre and everyone will enjoy it. A hidden game that needs to be discovered."
    Xu Chang
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "If you'er a tower defense lover you'll love Orcs Must Die 2. It has standard tower defense game play but the graphics are wack! You'll be sporting wood after you play for 10 minutes, trust me!"
    Ralph Martinez
    Written on January 17, 2017
    "Finding a tower defense game for the pc is a pretty tough choice, lucky for me orcs must die 2 turned out to be the right one. There's so many options that feel clunky, but omd2 did it wonderfully. I haven't played a tower defense for so long and can't get enough."
    Aaryan Nair
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "This seems like a good option for this. The game looks to be good."
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    #2DG2: Defense Grid 2

    DG2: Defense Grid 2

    DG2: Defense Grid 2 is an action tower defense game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment. Published by 505 games, this game is a sequel to Defense Grid: The Awakening. It introduces new worlds and threats to test your tower placement strategies. With a bold new look, a compelling single-player campaign, and the addition of new game modes, online player-versus-player and multiplayer co-op, every play-through brings fun new opportunities and challenges.

    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Eric Wells
    Written on June 28, 2018
    "Defense Grid 2 is my favorite tower defense game. No offense to the other games listed here, I'm sure they are great and all and I've probably played them at one time or the other, but DG2 has them beat in my opinion. Why? I like the gameplay and the graphics. You get to try and use other strategies that you may otherwise not have used when playing these other games. The game modes provide us gamers more options too. And best of all, the rewards system has been enhanced."
    Shreyas Chavan
    Written on May 23, 2017
    "At first glance, DG2 seems a more than the same from its previous entry. But its a sequel done right. The new enemy and tower types adds a plethora of strategies. You have a lot of playstyle choices. And finally, the rewards system has been improved. "
    Arjun Yadav
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "This game was ok. It was engaging and the graphics are great, and I don't regret buying it. It's just not very original, in that I felt like I could've been playing any one of 10 other games. I'll probably get back to it if I get bored of my other games that I'm more invested in at this point."
    Zachary Rodriguez
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "Defense Grid 2 is a well received tower defense game for the PC. It offers many game modes, including those where you can play against the computer and also participate in online battles. A full campaign is also provided to keep you busy for hours."
    Arthur Morgan
    Written on January 9, 2017
    "Tower defense games have been great fun since they first came around. They're still going strong, too - check out Defense Grid 2 and have some fun!"
    Rakesh Gavde
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "An awesome tower defense game with great graphics and a futuristic appeal. "
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    #3Dungeon Defenders

    Dungeon Defenders

    Dungeon Defenders is a multiplayer tower defense action-RPG video game where players can choose among one of four classes to create a hero from. This is developed by Trendy Entertainment and was published on 15 December 2010.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    Eugene Freeman
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "Tower defense games - we've all played them, and most of us probably loved them. This is a spin on the classic, with a co-op element. Play the game you love with up to 3 of your friends, taking on a huge array of baddies to challenge all of you!"
    Matthew Hayes
    Written on June 28, 2018
    "One of the older titles but still one of the best tower defense games out there. It has great graphics, nice storyline, easy to play, and has a co-op mode. You can also play this on both Mac and Windows OS so it is a big plus for gamers."
    Arthur Murphy
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "I was looking for a new game to get into and Dungeon Defenders was the perfect PC game for me. I have passed many a hour on this game. The graphics are amazing for a simple game and the storylines and game play are easy and fun."
    Jacob Schmidt
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "I was searching around and i came across this game in the steam store. It is right up the alley for tower defense games. It works great on PC and is very fun. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that eSports is a multi-million dollar business? Considered as a hobby for children and pre-teens, eSports revenue reached $655 million. This revenue was in 2017 alone, and Statista forecast was $900 million in 2018. What was driving the popularity of eSports market? Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) such as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG). Another popular PC game is Dota 2 which was able to set a $24.8 million prize pool in 2017. This amount was the largest for a single eSport event. This pool came from the 25% of in-game merchandise sales. This demonstrated that Dota 2 has made more than $70 million within three (3) months. All in all, Dota 2 creator Valve has given out more than $140 million in 930 tournaments since 2011. There were other PC games with huge prize pools. Since 2010, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive had $54 million.

This amount was $53 million for League of Legends. Since eSports listed a $130 million revenue in 2012, this figure would increase. eSports might reach $1 billion in 2019 up to $1.6 billion in 2021. Among the popular game genres are online tower defense games. This real-time strategy genre lets players build defensive towers to prevent enemy advances. The best tower defense games are those which tests a player's strategic thinking. Where should he or she place the towers to beat enemy forces? The newest tower defense games have similar objectives as the early ones.

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    #4Plants vs. Zombies

    Plants vs. Zombies

    Plants vs. Zombies Game of the Year (GOTY) Edition is a tower defense game developed by PopCap Games, Inc. The game offers 5 game modes in which gamers have to stop Zombies from reaching their homes using specially-developed Plants.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Free

    Brian Bailey
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "A true classic of the tower defense genre. And still, after many years, it's still one of the best. There's plenty of game modes and enemies to surprise you every few levers. It never gets repetitive and, most importantly: everyone can play. Your father, your granma. And that's the key of Plants vs Zombies success: its accessible even in its final levels."
    Aaryan Subramanium
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "I have been looking for a fun tower defense game on pc for so long. The problem is most tower defense games are simply flash games. Then i found Plants Vs Zombies. This game has everything i want in a tower defense game and more. Along with this the theme of the game is also very fun and whimsical."
    Adam Curtis
    Written on January 12, 2017
    " Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition is a really good tower defense game. It is one of the most popular for a good reason. I play this game often and it always has good performance and good replay value for this type of game. It took me a while to get good at but it was worth the effort."
    Arnav Tata
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "Plants vs Zombies is a popular tower type defense game that has been out for a few years now. The game play is challenging but fun though several levels. The difficulty goes up quite a bit over the levels and sometimes you can get stuck redoing a level multiple times."
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    #5Kingdom Rush Frontiers

    Kingdom Rush Frontiers
    Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is a tower defense game developed by Ironhide Game Studio. Published by Armor Games on June 6, 2013, Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is the second installment in the Kingdom Rush tower defense game series.
    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux

    $1.99

    Jesse Young
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "Frontiers is an improvement over the original Kingdom Rush in every possible aspect. For example, in the first KR, the towers were generic. In Frotiners, the developers have gone crazy and create a lot of wacky towers and animations. There's more enemies, map elements... "
    Olivia Shi
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "Kingdom Rush is one of the best games you can play, tower defense or otherwise. It's completely addictive and I highly recommend."
    Catherine Moore
    Written on June 17, 2017
    "Once again, it sounds like a good time killing game. I'd be more interested in it if it were free, or had a free demo version. This is also not for PC, it's for Android. "
    Marcos Peña
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "Kingdom Rush is a game that satisfies my need for gaming without having to be concerned about breaking the bank. It can keep my interest for a long time."
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    #6OTTTD

    OTTTD

    Lock, load and let the gibs fly in OTTTD, a Tower Defence/RTS game with RPG elements that pits you against some of the weirdest creatures in the multiverse. 

    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

    $3.99

    Robert Schmidt
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "If you've ever enjoyed a tower defense game, you should check out OTTTD. I used to play tower defense games more often, but I haven't in a few years. OTTTD looked fun and it jumped me right back in as if I were first playing the genre. Lots of variety and a really fun style to it all. With all of the customization and options you'll have hours of fun with this one."
    James Weaver
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I love TD games and I can say I played plenty of different games in this genre. But I did not even notice the game OTTTD. Although it can be considered an old game, the number of downloads are very small for this type of game. I would recommend another well know TD game instead of OTTTD."
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    #7Orcs Must Die! Unchained

    Orcs Must Die! Unchained
    Orcs Must Die! Unchained is an action tower defense game with team-based gameplay! Bust skulls with your friends in PvE co-op Survival, or put your teamwork to the real test in Sabotage Mode.
    Games

    Windows, Linux, Playstation 4

    Free

    Ayaan Gupta
    Written on July 8, 2017
    "Orcs Must Die! Unchained is a unique beast. I was searching through steam for a tower defense game to play to eat up some time when I seen this is my recommended bar. I usually don't give multiplayer games the time of day but this game has so many refreshing elements it's almost like the genre was reborn. This is a great tower defense game that fit my casual play needs."
    Nicholas Freeman
    Written on June 28, 2017
    "Orcs Must Die! Unchained is a great game. At first it looks typical. After playing for a while you realize this game gets a little more difficult and challenging than your typical tower defense game. Strategy is very important in being able to do well. I like it better than most other games I have played."
    Betty Butler
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "This is a funky, quirky, enjoyable game in the end. The co-op and multiplayer modes are fun and it's a good Saturday afternoon game. It's not the most interesting or fancy game ever, but it has its merits."
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    #8Bloons TD 5

    Bloons TD 5

    Bloons TD 5 (Bloons Tower Defense 5) is a tower defense game developed and produced by Ninja Kiwi. Originally released on December 13th, 2011, Bloons TD 5 is the fifth installment in the Bloons Tower Defense game series.

    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $2.99

    Vincent Adams
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "Bloons Tower Defense 5 has A LOT of content. There's medals, tokens, special challenges, different difficulty settings... Gameplay wise it's the same old story but if you like tower defense games, you'll waste a looooot of time in this one."
    Matthew Willis
    Written on February 28, 2017
    "Bloons TD 5 is a tower defense game for Android devices. The game features special events where you must withstand waves upon waves of bloons in order to win awesome prizes."
    Jeffrey Gordon
    Written on January 25, 2017
    " this is a cheap exciting game and i love it "
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    #9Kingdom Rush

    Kingdom Rush

    Kingdom Rush is a real-time single-player tower defense game developed by Ironhide Game Studio. Published by Armor Games and originally released on July 28, 2011, it is the first of third games in the Kingdom Rush game series.

    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, Online, Linux, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Stephen Washington
    Written on April 19, 2017
    "This game just doesn't stop! After beating the +20 main stages, you'll unlock a lot of mini-campaigns with more story and extra stages. And then you have the Veteran difficulty, that will punish you for every mistake. You'll spend hours just trying to beat a stage. Luckily, Kingdom Rush is super fun to play"
    Teresa Gomez
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "This sounds like it would be a good gaming app to kill time in lines and the doctor's office. Unfortunately, I have a crappy ass ZTE phone that has only 2 GB total storage and the architecture won't let me kick apps to the SD card. So I'm afraid I won't be trying this one out anytime soon. "
    George Morgan
    Written on May 20, 2017
    "This is a great solution because the game satisfies the request for a tower defense game because the solution is a game that offers that."
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    #10Yet Another Zombie Defense

    Yet Another Zombie Defense

    Yet Another Zombie Defense is a tower defense game developed and published by Awesome Games Studio. In this game, players are tasked to defend their bases against Zombie hordes. It can be played in single-player, multi-player, or co-op.

    Games

    Windows

    $1.99

    Howard Payne
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "There's several reasons to love this zombie crazyness. First one: is cheap. Not everyone is rich and has money to play all the CoD and FIFA that appears every years. Second: it has a lot of fun game mods and more content than expected. My advice? Buy several copies of the game and gift them to your friends. You won't regret it! "
    Jason Stephens
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "I am glad I chose to buy this game. It is really easy and fun to play. It is very straightforward and not to complicated."
    Bobby Anderson
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "This is a great game for such a low price! Much strategy is involved and it can become addictive, yet funny!"
    Kevin Bowman
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "This was a boring zombie game, just like all the rest. Zombies are so overdone."
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    #11Sol Survivor

    Sol Survivor
    Sol Survivor is an intense tower defense action game where you must build turrets to defend your colony and its people. Destroy enemies, play with friends in multiplayer, or prove yourself in Survival mode. 
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Ai Yu
    Written on March 30, 2017
    "There was only two ways that putting as many tower types in as Sol Survivor could have went, unplayable insanity or sheer brilliance. Thankfully this game is of the latter where there is so many options that all work so well especially if you can find someone to play co-op with you."
    Joshua Peters
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "Sol Survival its the game with the most sheer number of tower types and possible combinations: 1000's. The campaign is short but thanks to its infinite combination, there's a high replay value. Also, the multiplayer is a blast."
    Martha Meyer
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "Very fun, slightly difficult, better with friends."
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    #12Super Sanctum TD

    Super Sanctum TD

    Super Sanctum TD is a retro-styled Tower Defense game developed by Coffee Stain Studios. The game allows users to focus on strategies, customization, tactics, build advanced mazes, and construct powerful towers to prevent alien hordes from reaching the Core.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $4.99

    Michael Ryan
    Written on May 13, 2017
    "Don't be tricked by its 8-bit style. Super Sanctum is a complex tower defense game, way more than its counterparts, Sanctum 1 and 2. Creating labyrinths and seeing the critters falling before reaching the core never gets old."
    Sara Lawrence
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "I wanted a tower defense type of game for pc since I loved those. Super Sanctum TD was perfect. It was a great tower defense type of game, I still play it today."
    Terry Wagner
    Written on June 30, 2017
    "This is a really great old school tower defense games, I started playing this after I got tired of Plants Vs. Zombies. Love it!"
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    #13GemCraft: Chasing Shadows

    GemCraft: Chasing Shadows
    GemCraft: Chasing Shadows is challenging tower defense game with an emphasis on strategy and replayability. You can summon powerful magical gems and use them against the monsters. An archdemon will destroy the world if you don't stand against it.
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Brandon Hudson
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "I love tower defense games and GemCraft: Chasing Shadows is obe of the most fun around. Immensely popular, fun and engaging, you'll get hours of enjoyment from GemCraft. The graphics are superb and the gameplay smooth. Also, it's on Steam and you get a lot of bang for your buck."
    Ronald Rice
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "A must for tower defense fans and even for newbies thanks to its great beginning. There's a lot of content: the real deal begin after the first 50 hours!! Yeah, it began as a Flash game and it shows, but the graphics doesnt matter here."
    James Peterson
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "I love Tower Defense games ever since I was a teenager. I would spend hours and hours playing them, and GemCraft: Chasing Shadows is a great game that brings me back to my teenage years."
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    #14Idle Tower Defense

    Idle Tower Defense

    Idle Tower Defense is a tower defense game that stands out from the rest of the games in the same genre. The game negates the need for endless and needless tapping due to its active play aspect.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Online

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Christina Meng
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "You will not find any pay walls in this Tower Defense game that invites you to play for free, for hours on end. You get to be the hero, take on a variety of towers, collect items, fight the powerful boss, and level up 24 times. 3D visual effects and changing weather elements make this game sure to please as well. You might as well give it a try, you can't go wrong with free. "
    Raymond Torres
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I'm not a huge fan of tower defense games but this is a lot of fun. Like most idle games there is a lot of clicking involved. You don't seem to make much progress when the game is closed compared to when you are actively playing, however."
    Christopher Wagner
    Written on September 25, 2017
    "I couldn't get into this game. It was fun in the beginning but quickly got boring because it seems to have a limited scope of options and features."
    Arthur Duncan
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "Can't even play this on PC. This is for android only and unless you have an emulator installed you're out of luck."
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    #15Defense Grid: The Awakening

    Defense Grid: The Awakening
    Defense Grid: The Awakening is a unique spin on tower defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels. A horde of enemies is invading, and it's up to you to stop them by strategically building fortification towers around a base.
    Games

    Windows, Xbox 360

    $9.99

    Henry Chapman
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "One of the best tower defenses gamer ever. It has a lot of modes, scenarios, units... Defense Grid is also a highly demanding game. You'll need to think strategically. I think that now im way smarter than I was when I began to play!"
    Andy Zhu
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "I have been wanting to get back into play tower defense games for a while now and I saw Defense Grid: The Awakening on Steam. I bought on the spur of the moment and I am glad that I did because it is a very fun game to waste time on."
    Hannah George
    Written on January 21, 2017
    "The tower building within this game is very intricate and exciting. I am a beginner at these sorts of games and I was able to catch on and highly enjoy this game very easily."
    Bruce Edwards
    Written on June 29, 2017
    "Finally! An actual thinking person's defense game. I've played a lot of these type, and this is by far the best. Ten out of then from me."
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    #16Iron Brigade

    Iron Brigade
    Iron Brigade is a Tower Defense Shooter developed by Double Fine Productions. The gamers are tasked to defend the humanity against the Monovision menace by using a combination of mobile firepower and stationary defenses.
    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Charles Weaver
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "Iron Brigade is a tower defense game that is available on PC via the Steam platform. Its levels of intensity gets players going, and keeps their interests for long periods of time. A great game with great reviews if you're in the mood for some tower defense action."
    Jesse Gilbert
    Written on June 14, 2017
    "Iron Brigade has some of the most beautiful 3D graphics I've ever seen in a tower shooter and apparently everyone else agrees because it has very positive reviews on steam. It is easy to get lost in the unique setting's and the destruction is extremely satisfying."
    Jacob Cole
    Written on May 28, 2017
    "A short but fun tower defense game that has a super great flaw: its BORING beginning. I know a lot of people that quit the game at the start. Don't do it! If you have patience you find and enterteining and quick adventure"
    Dhruv Balasubramanium
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "I played this for a bit its your standard tower defense game, nothing about it really sticks out but if you're a big fan of TD games then you should try it."
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    #17Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten

    Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten

    Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is a tower defense and RPG hybrid game developed by Level Up Labs. The game allows users to use tactics and strategies to defend their home turf against invading armies.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Wayne Adams
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "In this tower defense game you control Azra, a girl who can summon heroes. Yes. Instead of classic towers you'll manage heroes. The stages all well prepared to support this gimmick. And when the game seems to end... a new mode with more stages will appear. Highly recommended."
    Kathleen May
    Written on March 19, 2017
    "I found this game to be a little boring. The graphics weren't all that great. I thought it was an okay way to veg out a little, but overall I did not like it."
    Betty Su
    Written on June 11, 2017
    "I guess it fits as far as the defense request goes. It looks like a really cheesy game though. Like a low budget type of game. I'm not impressed."
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    #18Sanctum 2

    Sanctum 2
    Sanctum 2 is a Tower Defense/FPS hybrid game where you pick from four unique character classes and embark on a mission to protect the oxygen-producing Cores from hordes of deadly aliens who want to destroy them.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux, Playstation 3, Xbox 360

    $14.99

    Carl Long
    Written on June 30, 2017
    "I love FPS and Tower Defense games, and I have many games that I have purchased/downloaded. With limited time, I wanted to play a game that combined both. Sanctum 2 gives me this option, and I really enjoy the characters and the challenges!"
    Aditya Nair
    Written on April 19, 2017
    "Sanctum 2 is a Tower Defense / FPS hybrid that ir works and its more intuitive that it seems. With friends is a blast. Solo is a suicide."
    Ed Tang
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "I wasn't too thrilled with this. The modes were hard to configure, and I kept running short of basic necessities. Others seem to have more fun with this than me. Just not my thing. "
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    #19Tumbleweed Express

    Tumbleweed Express
    Tumbleweed Express is an up-coming "Travel Defense" indie game. This game concept blends first-person shooters and rail shooters with real time strategy elements to create a unique experience for players in a sprawling 3D world.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $4.99

    Anna Thomas
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "Tumbleweed Express is a fun game that keeps you engaged. It takes first person shooter aspects and combines them with tower defense strategy. I can't play straight up strategy games for extended periods of time but the added first person shooter aspect makes it easier to just keep playing!"
    Juan King
    Written on March 1, 2017
    "Tumbleweed Express is a fast action train shooter set in the old west. Travel through large maps and experience great graphics in an 3D world. Although you're on the train during the game and can't explore the world, you still get the full experience with the beautiful graphics. "
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    #20Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal

    Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal

    Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal is a real-time tower defense game developed by Knuckle Cracker. Originally released on October 4, 2013, this strategy game is the third installment in the Creeper World game series.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Benjamin Baker
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "I absolutely love Creeper World 3! By now I have probably logged over 500 hours playing this game. It is so immersive and addicting that I'll often start the game up with the intention of playing only 30 minutes or so... Then I finally have to pull-the-plug on myself 4 hours later. The game play is very fast paced and this is a really awesome realization of tower defense games, which have gotten stagnant in my opinion."
    Carlos Áviles
    Written on May 21, 2017
    "This is not your typical tower defense game. In Creeper World 3, the enemy is a slim like entity called Creeper that it spreads instead of following a particular and scripted pattern. Than means that you need to change your strategy every few minutes. I recommend it to tower defense experts that wants something new and exciting."
    Howard Nelson
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "I really enjoyed the visuals in this game. The colors are beautiful and it really is a nice looking game. A cool enemy in the game that you really have to think about the best ways to destroy it. A lot of strategy involved."
    Jordan Simpson
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "A unique twist on the classic tower defense-style game! See if you can keep up as you play the role of a cell, in an ever-changing environment."
    Bobby Hudson
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "I have been playing Creeper World 3 for awhile now. It is a great tower defense game and it works great on PC. "
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    #21Last Hope - Tower Defense

    Last Hope - Tower Defense

    Zombie Tower Defense is a single-player strategy game developed and published by JE Software.  This tower defense game has over 140 levels with varying degrees of difficulty and offers 8 Heroes and 12 different towers to choose from. 

    Games

    Windows

    $8.99

    Wayne Hall
    Written on June 2, 2017
    "A Zombie Apocalypse Tower Defense that has surprised me. It has its own ideas like upgradable equipment or a more epic storyline. And its super long: you'll invest 50 hours if you want to accomplish the 100% of its challenges."
    Louis Lopez
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "I am having a great time playing this game. I went in not expecting much but, my expectations were blown out of the water. The graphics are quirky and the controls are simple but, effective."
    Jeremy Obrien
    Written on January 4, 2017
    "Last Hope is fun because I got to fight zombies and even kill them! It brought me into another world and allowed me to escape in a zombie apocalypse."
    Jeremy Cox
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "I really like playing this game. The graphics are pretty good and it has a lot of cool strategies you can use."
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    #22Prime World: Defenders

    Prime World: Defenders

    Prime World: Defenders is a story-driven tower defense game developed by Nival. The game has randomly generated missions, an endless mode, and a Game Plus mode. Users can build 24 towers to defend themselves against 38 types of enemies.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Jordan Phillips
    Written on May 30, 2017
    "A tower defense game with an interesting twist: cards! Your towers are based on the cards that you selected previously. As with a card collecting game, there's common cards and rare cards. And specific ways to level up during a stage. The only downside is that the card buying process can be very grindy."
    Jaime Delgado
    Written on July 6, 2017
    "Prime World: Defenders is a real good PC tower defense game. I am addicted to these games. I collect cards and build up my defense against the hoards coming after me. This game has cards that I find useful. I like it and play it for hours at a time. "
    Albert Fisher
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "There are so many tower defense games that it's hard to find ones that stand out. This game is one that definitely stands out though. It is fun and challenging, and the fantasy setting is amazing. I loved the art style too!"
    Jane Crawford
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "If you are looking for games for your PC I would recommend tower defense. the graphics are realistic and the gamer is very high quality. I highly recommend tower defense,"
  20. 18

    #23Tower Kingdom Online

    Tower Kingdom Online

    Tower kingdom is a tower defense game with some role-playing elements. You'll have to build powerful towers to fend off creatures travelling along a specific route and more.

    Games

    Other Platform

    Free

    Omar Toledo
    Written on June 13, 2017
    "Tower Kingdom Online is a lot like other Tower Defense games on the PC. Except this game adds some role playing element to the game. I am personally not a fan of role playing. The graphics are nice. It is just not my cup of tea."
    Daniel Reid
    Written on May 15, 2017
    "This is a tower defense game and it is created for the PC. This seems like a really fun game and solves the problem referenced above."
    Carl Gomez
    Written on April 24, 2017
    "This is an okay solution. There are better tower defense games for PC for sure. "
  21. 17

    #24Bloons TD Battles

    Bloons TD Battles
    Bloons TD Battles lets players go head to head with other players in a battle for victory. This game is designed for multiplayer combat, featuring the ability to control bloons directly and send them charging past your opponent's defenses.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, PS4, XBOX ONE, Nintendo Switch

    Free

    Jonathan Adams
    Written on April 22, 2017
    "This game is highly addictive. I Love the way you can plan out your defense and attack strategies for popping the balloons. Multiplayer mode keeps a competitive edge when playing with my friends and family!!. I cant seem to get tired of it because of the competition between us."
    Catherine Burke
    Written on July 11, 2017
    "This is probably one of the best free tower defense games I've downloaded. It is fast paced, and although you can purchase additional items, they don't add much value in terms of making the round win/lose."
  22. 17

    #25Revenge of the Titans

    Revenge of the Titans
    Revenge of the Titans is a game that mixes real-time strategy with tower defense. Quickly assemble a defensive position whilst obtaining the necessary funds by mining nearby resources as the relentless march of the Titans approaches the base. 
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Lee Sun
    Written on June 23, 2017
    "There's a lot of tower defense games for the pc, and most aren't actually that good. Revenge of the Titans(RotT) is a breath of fresh air for me. It's strategy components make it very challenging rather than just waiting around for minions to come."
    Javier Alvarado
    Written on August 22, 2017
    "Revenge of the Titans is an epic tower defense game that is super difficult. Perhaps too much. I dropped the game thrice before trying one last time and finally beat. Only for experts."
    Carol Weber
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "Revenge of the titans was an interesting game. I enjoyed the game play and responsiveness of the controls. I was easy to pick up and go which is especially important for tower defense pc games."
    Reyansh Verma
    Written on May 10, 2017
    "Too much of a learning curve and doesn't bring anything new to the table."
  23. 15

    #26Sanctum

    Sanctum
    Sanctum is a tower defense game developed by Cofee Stain Studios. Published by Coffee Stain Publishing, the game is a mixture of the traditional tower defense game and first person shooter game.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Ryan Warren
    Written on August 12, 2017
    "The only problem of Sanctum its the sequel, Sanctum 2. Nowadays, you can play directly Sanctum 2. The first entry is still good, but outdated."
    Jacob Sullivan
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "This one was a little tough for me. I sometimes had to go on online and look for solutions. The game is kind of fun but it's a little pricey."
    Andrew Ellis
    Written on May 24, 2017
    "I played Sanctum this past weekend and I thought it was an okay game. If you like first person shooters, you may enjoy playing this one."
  24. 15

    #27Kittypocalypse

    Kittypocalypse
    Kittypocalypse is an in-depth, strategic tower defense game built for VR. You must defeat the hordes of evil alien kittens and save what's left of your home planet.
    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Harry Lewis
    Written on June 4, 2017
    "Kittypocalypse is one of the most creative tower defense games on PC. Plus its Cute! And available on steam."
  25. 14

    #28Evil Defenders

    Evil Defenders

    Evil Defenders is a tower defense game developed by CP Decision. It allows users to build and upgrade powerful defensive towers, use special landmarks unique to each map, and cast spells to repel enemy forces to defend their home turf against invaders.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Arthur Henderson
    Written on February 24, 2017
    "Evil Defenders is a game that is similar to Warcraft. You must construct your towers and upgrade them to withstand the hordes of attackers. There is a lot of grinding but its made up for with the beautiful graphics."
    Jeremy Hudson
    Written on April 2, 2017
    "Evil Defenders is a charming defense tower game with a perfect rythim thanks to its lack of upgrading. You got different towers with unique mechanics and a great amout of content and maps. Highly recommended"
    Cheshta Lobo
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "This game is alright for its genre. It has a lot of grinding though so it keeps me busy all day. I haven't gotten too far into it though, so time will tell."
    Joseph Washington
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "Evil Defenders is fairly popular tower defense game for android devices. The link is for android and not for PC so this doesn't address the problem."
  26. 12

    #29Dungeon Defenders II

    Dungeon Defenders II
    Dungeon Defenders II is a cooperative Action Tower Defense with roleplaying elements where you must create tour team of heroes and ramp up your defenses to survive.
    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    Free

    Henry Ray
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "This tower defense game is still one of the best I have played to date. They took the the typical tower defense genre and greatly improved on it. Great graphics and awesome party mechanics make this a very engaging and fun to play game that never gets old. "
    Gao Wei
    Written on May 18, 2017
    "A good tower defense game with minimal content. I enjoyed during 30 hours. After that it went repetitive and grindy. "
    Carl Davis
    Written on May 17, 2017
    "I have really enjoyed playing this tower defense game. It gives you lots of characters to use and plenty of time to play."
  27. 10

    #30Tower Wars

    Tower Wars

    Tower Wars combines elements of tower defense, RTS, and multiplayer. You must build and upgrade unique towers, create mazes, upgrade, assemble, and unleash multitudes of specialized units and more.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $7.99

    Mark Howell
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "Tower Wars is a cool TD game BUT its manly based on its multiplayer mode. And, five years later after its release, the servers are almost empty. It's a pity."
    Rafael Leal
    Written on June 7, 2017
    "I'm personally a huge fan of Tower Defense games. I usually play them because they're free but Tower Wars is definitely worth paying for."
    Dennis Carr
    Written on April 11, 2017
    "This game is playable in multiplayer or single player. I like playing it online with others and building alliances through co-ops "
    Christopher Perkins
    Written on April 28, 2017
    "For me, this game has it all. I love playing it and I never get bored with it. Five stars!"
  28. 9

    #31Myth Defense 2: Dark Forces

    Myth Defense 2: Dark Forces

    Myth Defense 2: Dark Forces is a tower defense game developed by Smartpix Games. This version of the game allows users to be in the camp of the dark side. Gamers can build towers and traps using the tech of Orcs, Goblins, and Necromancers.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Marie Bishop
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Not the most technically-stable app in the world, Myth Defense 2 DF nonetheless has a legion of fans. The campaigns are interesting and can be quite challenging, and players enjoy the availability of random maps for all-new gameplay each time. "
    Stephanie Griffin
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I know Myth Defense 2 DF is the best tower defense games for PC. I like games for PC that can get me out of my negative reality."
    Joe George
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "If you like playing Tower Defense this is the way to go. This game has a wide and entertaining variety of enemies and towers."
  29. 7

    #32Anomaly Defenders

    Anomaly Defenders

    Anomaly Defenders is a tower defense game developed by 11 bit studios. Released in 2014, it is the last installment in the Anomaly Defenders game series.

    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

    $4.99

    Paul Porter
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is a great tower defense game, in my opinion, I have only played it a few times and not long enough to say it is the best but it is very good. "
    Dorothy Alvarado
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is a really great tower defense game, I've gotten a lot of hours out of it. It's certainly worth the price I paid for it. "
    Huang Shen
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is a great game for tower defense fans. It's super fun and has alien invaders. What more could you want?"
    Charles Reynolds
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "Anomaly Defenders is good game "
  30. 5

    #33Fiery Disaster

    Fiery Disaster

    Fiery Disaster is a tower defense game developed and published by Vogelfänger. It allows users to play as a scientist who punishes ignorant peasants using burning balls of lava.

    Games

    Windows

    $1.99

    Reyansh Jindal
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "I was looking for a good tower defense game for my PC. I've played a lot of good ones on my smartphone every time I'd try one on my PC - I'd get sick of it really quick. Fiery Disaster was a lot of fun though. I've been playing it for the past few weeks, and I'm absolutely hooked! It's addicting. It takes a lot of careful strategy and it's a whole lot of fun to play. It's probably the best one I've played in quite some time."
    Aaron Russell
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "Fiery Disaster is by no means a masterpiece but delivers what it promises: a fast paced action with a little of management and a little of strategy. I would like it more it the developers turn down the difficulty a little bit."
    Louis Jones
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "Fiery Disaster sounds a lot like what happens after a Taco Bell binge but it's not. Well it is now, but it's also a tower defense game for your PC. You know how tower defense games work so I won't bore you but this one is different, it's fiery. So just download it now and thank me later."
    Aaron Jones
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "This game was really enjoyable and fun. The backstory was as much fun as the game play. Very entertaining!"
  31. 2

    #34Battle Ranch: Pigs vs Plants

    Battle Ranch: Pigs vs Plants

    Battle Ranch: Pigs vs Plants is a tower defense game created by Playboom. The game pits users against hordes of enemy pigs. It has 200 levels and puts a premium on strategy and time management.

    Games

    Windows, Linux, Mac

    $1.99

    Keith Howard
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "Battle Ranch: Pigs vs Plants is the game I turn to whenever I play a tower defense game on my PC. Inspired by Plants Vs. Zombies, this casual adventure game is a hoot. Defend your territory across more than 216 levels of gameplay. This is a game I definitely want to play again and again."
    Jacob Stewart
    Written on June 16, 2017
    "A Plants vs Zombies blatant rip-off only worth if you want more of the same..."
    Ronald Fernandez
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "This strategy game is much like the popular Plants vs. Zombies. If this is your sort of game, than you might get a kick out of it. I got it for the 75% off on steam, and thought I would give it a try. It was probably worth it, but it is not the type of game I would normally play."
    Humberto Bravo
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "This game is basically a plant vs zombie clone. I say that but, that does not mean it is bad. I loved PvZ and since this is the same exact game but, with a different skin I had a blast with this."
    Nicholas Harrison
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "I love games like plants vs zombies and Pigs vs Plants does a great job of incorporating new things to the genre."
  32. 2

    #35AI War: Fleet Command

    AI War: Fleet Command
    AI War: Fleet Command is a strategy game developed by Arcen Games LLC where players can go up to against two AI enemies. The game is a blend of the traditional tower defense games and the traditional RTS genre.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $9.99

    Shirley Sullivan
    Written on May 7, 2017
    "AI War: Fleet Command is a great game...IF you're looking for a real-time strategy game. If you want something more turn-based, this is NOT the game for you. I personally think RTS games take up too much of my time learning to master, and this one as usual has so much information to absorb, you'd need to be super committed to the game. I could get that committed if the graphics were exciting, but sadly, they're pretty dull. RTS people I know rave about this game, it's just not for me. "
    Howard Ross
    Written on May 6, 2017
    "AI War: Fleet Command is a truly original game. It's a mix between tower defense + dwarf fortress + space epic battles. If you want something complex, then try it. It's quirk? You are battling against an AI that has infinite power. To beat her, you need to act without proving that you are a stealty menace for its plans. You'll have to be witty, patient and think four or five steps ahead. Yes, it's take time to adjust to its quirk but it's so worth it!"
    Sofía Cisneros
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "Fleet command called me unworthy. I am not sure how that is being supportive. I am just trying to defend the towers"
  33. 1

    #36Warzone 2100

    Warzone 2100
    Warzone 2100 is an open-source real-time strategy and real-time tactics hybrid game where you command the forces of The Project in a battle to rebuild the world after a nuclear disaster that almost wiped mankind out from the face of the Earth. 
    Games

    Other Platform

    Free

    Scott McDonald
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "Warzone 2100 is a tower defense game from the late 90s that is still running thanks to its fans passion: now is an open source game improved regularly by its fans. As a result, this is one of the most completer tower defense games ever but also one of the most hardcore. For example, the tecth tree has over 400 different technologies"
    Matthew Graham
    Written on June 28, 2018
    "This used to be a great game. Actually, it still is. But it runs on an older system so it's kinda slow now. Still, I would play this game over and over on my old PC."
    Jack Patel
    Written on April 12, 2017
    "There is no shortage tower defense games for the PC. Finding a good one can be tiring. I found Warzone 2100. It has all the basic elements of the genre. I really like that it uses real military vehicles. It is an older game but has been worked on a lot over the years. Very good game imo."
    Raymond Gibson
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "Offers a long campaign with all the units you would need. It is a fun controlling all the forces and the scenery is awesome."
  34. 0

    #375Leaps

    5Leaps

    5Leaps is a tower defense video game with a retro-futuristic strategy game style developed by DeepDimensionGames. This game has 25 missions with more than 20 characters and five final bosses to face. 

    Games

    Windows

    Available soon

    DeepDimensionGames
    Written on April 8, 2019
    "5Leaps is a old school strategy game were you travel with Space Rebels, the crew of the Liberty, against the Imperium forces."

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Summary

Best tower defense games for PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Orcs Must Die! 2Games 48 Paid
2DG2: Defense Grid 2Games 46 Paid
3Dungeon DefendersGames 45 Paid
4Plants vs. ZombiesGames 44 Free
5Kingdom Rush FrontiersGames 42 Paid
6OTTTDGames 40 Paid
7Orcs Must Die! UnchainedGames 39 Free
8Bloons TD 5Games 38 Paid
9Kingdom RushGames 35 Free
10Yet Another Zombie DefenseGames 33 Paid
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