What are the best tower defense games for PC?

  • #1
    SS
    Written on January 2, 2017
    Samantha Schneider
    "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."
  • #2
    JM
    Written on January 19, 2017
    Jenny Muller
    "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!"
  • #3
    HM
    Written on July 8, 2017
    Harry Moore
    "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."
  • #4
    JG
    Written on May 23, 2017
    Joshua Graham
    "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. "
  • #5
    Bloons TD 5
    Games

    Android , Windows , Mac , iOS

    $2.99 - with in-app purchases

    AJ
    Written on February 15, 2017
    Aaron Jacobs
    "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."
  • #6
    EH
    Written on March 20, 2017
    Emily Holmes
    "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."
  • #7
    Kingdom Rush
    Games

    Android , iOS , Windows , Mac

    Free - with in-app purchases

    JH
    Written on April 19, 2017
    Jeremy Hudson
    "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"
  • #8
    HK
    Written on February 2, 2017
    Henry Kennedy
    "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! "
  • #9
    EL
    Written on May 21, 2017
    Eric Lewis
    "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."
  • #10
    OA
    Written on March 16, 2017
    Olivia Arnold
    "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!"
  • #11
    HS
    Written on June 2, 2017
    Harry Santos
    "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."
  • #12
    MH
    Written on January 20, 2017
    Matthew Harris
    "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"
  • #13
    KG
    Written on April 19, 2017
    Keith Grant
    "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."
  • #14
    AW
    Written on March 9, 2017
    Amanda Weaver
    "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."
  • #15
    CD
    Written on May 13, 2017
    Charles Douglas
    "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."
  • #16
    JM
    Written on April 22, 2017
    Joe Martinez
    "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."
  • #17
    JC
    Written on February 8, 2017
    Jeremy Crawford
    "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."
  • #18
    RH
    Written on June 13, 2017
    Ralph Hopkins
    "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."
  • #19
    JD
    Written on May 18, 2017
    James Delgado
    "A good tower defense game with minimal content. I enjoyed during 30 hours. After that it went repetitive and grindy. "
  • #20
    WS
    Written on August 22, 2017
    Willie Soto
    "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."
  • #21
    EL
    Written on May 30, 2017
    Ethan Lucas
    "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."
  • #22
    LB
    Written on March 3, 2017
    Lawrence Brown
    "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... "
  • #23
    JW
    Written on February 9, 2017
    John Walters
    "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."
  • #24
    JS
    Written on February 10, 2017
    Joseph Sanchez
    "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."
  • #25
    Evil Defenders
    Games

    Android , iOS , Windows , Mac

    Free - with in-app purchases

    EH
    Written on April 2, 2017
    Eric Harrison
    "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"
  • #26
    BO
    Written on August 12, 2017
    Bruce Ortega
    "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."
  • #27
    TR
    Written on January 24, 2017
    Tammy Ramirez
    "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!"
  • #28
    DP
    Written on May 7, 2017
    Deborah Porter
    "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."
  • #29
    JD
    Written on June 16, 2017
    Jerry Douglas
    "A Plants vs Zombies blatant rip-off only worth if you want more of the same..."
  • #30
    CA
    Written on March 4, 2017
    Christina Aguilar
    "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."
  • #31
    AK
    Written on February 6, 2017
    Andrew King
    "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."
  • #32
    BB
    Written on June 4, 2017
    Bruce Bradley
    "Kittypocalypse is one of the most creative tower defense games on PC. Plus its Cute! And available on steam."

Summary

Best tower defense games for PC
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Orcs Must Die! 2 Games 717 Paid
2 Dungeon Defenders Games 670 Paid
3 Orcs Must Die! Unchained Games 654 Free
4 DG2: Defense Grid 2 Games 620 Paid
5 Bloons TD 5 Games 611 Paid
6 Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition Games 589 Paid
7 Kingdom Rush Games 567 Free
8 Yet Another Zombie Defense Games 552 Paid
9 Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal Games 516 Paid
10 Defense Grid: The Awakening Games 506 Paid