5 Best Android Tower Defense Games
It is but just natural for humans to protect their own territory. Hence, tower defense games have become well-liked on mobile gaming. Tower defense is one of the types of real-time strategy games where your goal is to prevent enemies from crossing over a certain portion of the playing field. Your main objective is to defend your base by building a number of turrets and defeat numerous waves of enemies. Some may complain that tower defense games are repetitive, however, fans of the genre know that these kind of games are easy to pick up and play, addictive and a nice alternative.
Read our roundup of the 5 best Android tower defense games you could find on Google Play to feed your addiction to this genre. You may have played some of them while you may not be familiar with others, though they all have a common denominator; they are enjoyable and will keep you hooked for quite some time.
This Android game from Subatomic Studios keeps the excellent features from the original Fieldrunners. It also added some improvements with new weapons, opponents, game modes and maps. For $3, you’ll get what you paid for. The new and improved gameplay will give you some challenge that is still rewarding in the end. You’ll invest hours, and you’ll have a blast. It’s a must-have for a tower defense fan. Read our Fieldrunners 2 review here. My colleague rated it only a 3 though he would move it to a 4 or even 4.5 if not for the in-app purchase/micro transactions for a paid game.
11 Bit Studios’ refreshing concept (reverse tower defense) makes it one of the enjoyable and fascinating real-time strategy games on the Android platform. It has a user-friendly interface, responsive controls, and offers a lot for its price ($3.99). The graphics are visually stunning, it feels effortless, and needs a ton of tactics and strategy on your part. The fresh and interesting take on the tower defense gameplay is engaging. It’s hard to find a fault except more levels will be a welcome addition. If you like challenging strategy games that are hard to put down, you should purchase this game. You may want to check our review of its sequel Anomaly Korea here.
3. Robo Defense
This tower defense game from Lupis Labs Software is very fun and addictive to play. If you’re an old-school gamer who likes traditional strategy games, you can’t go wrong with Robo Defense. You will overlook the underwhelming graphics with the upgrade and combat systems in place. It also boasts open maps and achievements. What I love about this tower defense game is its solid yet simple gameplay concept and its no-frills control scheme. Further, the developer is kind enough to gamers as there’s a free version as well (if you want to try it out first). Read our Robo Defense review here. My fellow writer rated it an almost perfect 4.5 Woofs.
Elite Games’ tower defense is terribly addictive. With its exceptional visuals and tons of levels, enemies, skills, and tactics, this Android game offers a bang for your buck. Oh wait, the game is free. Even if you don’t have the patience to create an enormous defensive network to defend the castle, Castle TD makes it simple for you. You’ll love the depth of the game after you spend a couple of hours killing those orcs. You may get turned off with the implementation of the monetization for the game though you can easily ignore it. It’s a no-brainer to download this game especially for strategy gamers. Check out our review of Castle Defense here where we rated it a perfect 5 Woofs.
1. Kingdom Rush
This award-winning tower defense game from Ironhide Game Studio is a thing of beauty. It offers a breath of fresh air into the genre. See your soldiers engage in hand-to-hand battles, upgrade your towers’ abilities, fight against over 50+ various enemies, boss fights, choose from 9 heroes, additional game modes to test your skills, HD cartoon visuals, and an in-game encyclopedia to know more about your enemies and towers. Even if you’re tired of playing TD games, you’ll still enjoy playing Kingdom Rush. Its deep and challenging gameplay (with over 60-plus achievements) is enough to squeeze out a number of hours from your end. You will notice how well-polished the game is thanks to the game’s excellent production value. Read our Kingdom Rush review here where we gave it a Woof rating of 4.5. Hands-down, this is the best tower defense game on Google Play.