The era of the tower defense game might have come and gone, but there are still some excellent and interesting games that fit into and around the genre available on the Play Store.
You can click on the names of the games below to download them from the Play Store, and if you think there are awesome TD games that we haven’t mentioned here, let us know in the comments.
This one meshes together ideas from the roguelite, the dungeon crawler and the tower defense genre to create something intoxicating. It’s deep, it’s engaging and you’ve got to wear a number of different hats as you play. Not literally.
We’re in more traditional tower defense territory here. The Bloons series has been around for a good long while, and this version shows that it’s still got the chops.
It was hard to pick just one Kingdom Rush game to include in this list, but we’ve gone for Frontiers. It’s mix of towers, heroes and challenging levels is probably the best in the series.
In this one you’re building a dungeon filled with traps to try and keep explorers out. It’s got some neat ideas and there’s a cruelty to it that’s hard to dislike. Plus the graphics are ace.
A sci-fi tower defense game that nods to the likes of Command and Conquer and StarCraft in its design. Beat back aliens with massive lasers and try and save the planet.
A minimalist, neon-tinged tower defense game that’s pretty darn good. There’s a freedom to the game that some of the more traditional games on the list don’t have.
We couldn’t really make a list of tower defense games without including a PvZ game. This is lane-based tower defense at its finest, and while it’s been about for a few years, it still gets updated.
Alright, so this one made it onto the RTS list as well, but Iron Marines walks the line between the two genres so well it was hard not to include it. It’s more complex than most of the other games here, and all the more entertaining for that.
Another classic of the genre. Time hasn’t been super kind to this one, but it’s still fun if you’ve got a device that can play it. One for the TD purists out there. If there are any.
Always best to finish things off with a hard to pronounce game. Rymdkapsel is a brilliant blend of RTS, TD and puzzle, and it’s challenging enough to keep you playing for hours.