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The 11 Best Tower Defense Games on PC

  • from PLITCH
  • 25.04.2024

Let’s embark on an epic journey through the world of the best tower defense game with our blog! From the classic balloon-popping mayhem of Bloons TD 6 to the strategic depths of Rogue Tower, these games will keep you hooked for hours on end.

Bloons TD 6

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Let’s start with one of the best tower defense games we’ve ever played: Bloons TD 6. Build your defense with a mix of powerful monkey towers and legendary heroes, then dive headfirst into the battle against the relentless Bloons invasion! With over a decade of tower defense expertise behind it, Bloons TD 6 is the go-to game for many players and has kept us glued to our PCs for endless hours with its addictive gameplay.

Who would have thought that a game about cartoon monkeys popping balloons could be so captivating? With over 50 levels to conquer, each with its own balloon-filled maze, the challenge is relentless. Each balloon has its own strengths and weaknesses, while your monkeys have unique abilities and skill trees to explore. So if you’re looking for a game that perfectly balances frustration and fun, Bloons TD 6 is for you!

Plants vs. Zombies

We’ve already mentioned Plants vs. Zombies in our blog about the best games for beginners, but it also deserves its place on our list of the best tower defense games. Picture this: your once peaceful lawn is now overrun by brain-hungry zombies and your only line of defense? A quirky assortment of plants armed with pea shooters, cherry bombs, and more!

Developed by PopCap Games, Plants vs. Zombies delivers a captivating blend of strategy and whimsy. From the start, the game’s vibrant visuals and charming character designs will draw you into its quirky world. But don’t let the cute aesthetics fool you – this game packs a serious strategic punch! A masterclass in accessible yet engaging design, the game will appeal to genre veterans and newcomers alike.


Released in Early Access in 2023, Thronefall immediately captured our attention with its blend of city-building, tower defense, and hack-and-slay mechanics paired with minimalism. Build your kingdom from humble beginnings during the day and protect it from the looming threat of nightfall. Will you stand firm and defend your realm with a hail of arrows from your skilled archers?

With Thronefall’s innovative perk system, you’ll discover countless ways to customize your play style. One of the best things about the game is its customizable difficulty settings, which ensure that every player can find the perfect balance between challenge and fun.

Sanctum 2

In 2013 we got Sanctum 2 from the same developers as Satisfactory, the sequel to the unique tower defense/FPS hybrid. You’re humanity’s last hope against an onslaught of ruthless aliens hell-bent on wiping us out! Choose a class, strategize, and build the ultimate defense!

Construct intricate mazes of death-dealing towers and walls to thwart the alien horde’s advance. And when push comes to shove, don’t be afraid to enter the fray yourself in FPS mode. Choose your loadout of towers, weapons, and perks to suit your play style. So gear up, lock and load, and get ready to defend humanity’s last stand in Sanctum 2!

Kingdom Rush – Tower Defense

The developers of the Kingdom Rush series have released many amazing installments over the years, but we want to go back and recommend the original Kingdom Rush – Tower Defense from 2014. In the game, you embark on a thrilling adventure where the fate of your kingdom hangs in the balance against relentless hordes of orcs, trolls, and evil wizards!

With an arsenal of towers and spells at your disposal, prepare for epic battles across lush forests, towering mountains, and desolate wastelands. Plan your defensive strategy precisely, customizing your towers with upgrades and specializations to thwart each wave of the enemy onslaught. With captivating hand-drawn art and addictive gameplay, Kingdom Rush – Tower Defense kept us hooked for hours!


Tower defense meets action RPG in Deathtrap! In a realm haunted by the encroaching darkness, ancient strongholds stand as the last bastions against the tide of monsters clawing their way back from the void.

Choose your path to power from three distinct classes, each offering a unique blend of skill and strategy. Level up, loot, and wreak havoc on the invading hordes with over 25 traps and a myriad of upgrades. From freezing spells to fiery infernos, Deathtrap arms you with the tools to turn the tide of battle in spectacular fashion.

The Riftbreaker

The 2021 release The Riftbreaker is the perfect blend of tower defense, base building, and survival with action RPG elements. The game puts you in the shoes of Captain Ashley S. Nowak, the Riftbreaker, donning the mighty Mecha suit known as “Mr. Riggs”. On the distant planet Galatea 37, you must make your way back to Earth after laying the groundwork for future colonization.

As you gain a foothold, the planet pushes back. Waves of enemies, each more ferocious than the last, seek to snuff out your burgeoning empire. Hack, slash, and strategize your way through countless enemies while balancing base building, resource management, and cutting-edge research. It’s a race against time as you strive to build the ultimate invention: a two-way rift to Earth. Are you up to the challenge?

Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal

Next up is the third installment in the Creeper World series, Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal, which is hands down one of the best tower defense games we’ve ever played. It combines tower defense mechanics with strategy and pits you against the Creeper, a mysterious liquid-like substance.

The core gameplay is where Creeper World 3 really shines. Forget what you know about tower defense – this game takes the genre to new heights with its dynamic mechanics and adaptable strategies. From terraforming to disposable items, each element adds layers of depth to your tactics. And with a staggering amount of content, there’s always something new to discover. You can even create your own maps!

Orcs Must Die! Trilogy

The name of the game pretty much tells you everything you need to know. Created by the ingenious minds at Robot Entertainment, this tower defense masterpiece throws you into a fantasy realm teeming with ugly, rampaging orcs, and it’s up to you, the mighty War Mage, to show them who’s boss. But don’t worry, you won’t go into battle empty-handed. With six devastating weapons and spells at your disposal, you’ll have plenty of options to send them packing.

With a story-based campaign spanning three acts, there’s plenty of orc-slaying action to sink your teeth into. And for those who crave an even greater challenge, Nightmare Mode awaits. With brutal difficulty and relentless enemies, it’s the ultimate test of your skills. With its addictive gameplay, charming art style, and endless replayability, Orcs Must Die! is a tower defense experience like no other. We also highly recommend the second and third installments!

Rogue Tower

If you’re looking for a tower defense game with roguelike elements, Rogue Tower is for you! In this game, every decision counts. Tower placement isn’t just about covering ground; it’s about height bonuses, tactical positioning, and predicting enemy movement. With a constantly evolving path, you’ll face the ultimate challenge: where to build, what to upgrade, and how to outsmart the relentless horde.

What really sets Rogue Tower apart is its dynamic gameplay. No lengthy tutorials here; just dive in and learn as you go. With each victory, you’ll unlock new upgrades and tower types, keeping the excitement fresh and the challenge high. And let’s not forget the thrill of the “Card” system, which adds a strategic twist to every match and ensures that no two playthroughs are ever the same.

Dungeon Defenders

The final game on our list of the best tower defense games is Dungeon Defenders, which, like some of the other titles we’ve mentioned, mixes tower defense mechanics with action RPG elements. Choose your hero from four different classes, each with their own unique abilities and towers, and dive headfirst into the heart of Etheria’s battle against an ancient evil.

As you progress, customize your character, forge powerful equipment, and collect loot to upgrade your arsenal. And with multiple difficulty modes and challenge missions, the thrill of battle never ends. And with updates still rolling out after a decade, Dungeon Defenders stands the test of time as a true classic.

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Happy Gaming!