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List of All Tower Defense Games

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List of tower defense games, listed alphabetically with photos of the game's cover art when available. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these tower defense games have been enjoyed by millions. This list includes all tower defense games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure, future or new tower defense games. Various bits of information are available for these top tower defense games, such as when the game was released and who developed the game. In some instances you can click on the names of the games to get an even more in-depth description of them. These aren't necessarily the best tower defense games, but there are a lot of popular tower defense games listed here.

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PixelJunk Monsters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Released: 2008 (Q-Games)
PixelJunk Monsters is a second game in the PixelJunk series developed by Q-Games for the PlayStation 3. It was released worldwide on the PlayStation Store on January 24, 2008. The game has also ...more
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Plants vs. Zombies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Released: 2009 (PopCap Games)
Plants vs. Zombies is a 2009 tower defense video game developed and originally published by PopCap Games for Microsoft Windows and OS X. The game involves a homeowner using a variety of ...more

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Defense Grid: The Awaken... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Released: 2008 (Hidden Path Entertainment)
Defense Grid: The Awakening is a tower defense video game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment for Windows and Xbox Live Arcade on the Xbox 360. The game was one of the titles promoted by ...more
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Final Fantasy Crystal Ch... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Released: 2009 (Square Enix)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord, released in Japan as Hikari to Yami no Himegimi to Sekaiseifuku no Tō: Fainaru Fantajī Kurisutaru Kuronikuru, is a tower defense video ...more
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Fortress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Released: 2001 (Pipe Dream Interactive)
Fortress is a tower defense strategy video game developed by Pipe Dream Interactive and published by Majesco Games for the Game Boy Advance handheld game console.
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Crystal Defenders is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
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South Park Let’s Go Towe... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Released: 2009 (Doublesix)
South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play! is a 2009 video game based on the American animated television series South Park, released on the Xbox Live Arcade service for the Xbox 360 video game ...more
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Crystal Defenders: Vangu... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Released: Jan 01 2009 (Square Enix)
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Harvest: Massive Encount... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Harvest: Massive Encounter
Harvest: Massive Encounter is a real-time strategy indie video game developed and published by Oxeye Game Studio. It was released on March 5, 2008. The game was awarded a second place in the ...more
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Iron Grip: Warlord is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Iron Grip: Warlord is the first commercial release from independent computer game developer ISOTX. It is a first-person shooter combined with many real-time strategy elements. It uses the id ...more
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Crystal Guardians W2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Crystal Guardians W2
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Crystal Guardians W1 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Crystal Guardians W1
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Crystal Guardians W3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Crystal Guardians W3
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Fieldrunners is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Fieldrunners Released: 2008 (Subatomic Studios)
Fieldrunners is a tower defense video game developed for several platforms. Originally released on 1 October 2008 as an exclusive iOS title, the game was later ported to Nintendo DSi, ...more
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Comet Crash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Released: Apr 02 2009 (Pelfast)
Comet Crash is a tower defense video game by Pelfast. It was released for the PlayStation 3 home console via PlayStation Network.
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Crystal Defenders R1 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Crystal Defenders R1
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Crystal Defenders R2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Crystal Defenders R2
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GauntNet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
GauntNet
GauntNet is a Java based tower defense game created by Landon Kryger and James Van Boxtel in a game design class at Washington State University's Computer Science Program. The game continues to ...more
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Desktop Tower Defense is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Desktop Tower Defense
Desktop Tower Defense is a Flash-based tower defense browser game created by Paul Preece in March 2007. The game had been played over 15.7 million times as of July 2007, and was one of Webware ...more
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GeoDefense Swarm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
GeoDefense Swarm
geoDefense Swarm is a Tower defense game available for the Apple Inc. iPhone or iPod Touch, and Windows Phone devices. Released on September 14, 2009, it is a sequel to the original geoDefense ...more
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Flash Element TD is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Flash Element TD
Flash Element TD is a Flash-based tower defense browser game created by David Scott in January 2007. The game had been played over 140 million times as of March 2009.
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Dillon's Rolling Western... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Dillon's Rolling Western Released: Feb 22 2012 (Vanpool)
Dillon's Rolling Western, known in Japan as The Rolling Western, is a downloadable video game developed by Vanpool and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. Released exclusively through ...more
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Dungeon Defenders is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Dungeon Defenders is a multiplayer video game developed by Trendy Entertainment that combines the genres of tower defense and action RPG. It is based on a showcase of the Unreal Engine named ...more
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Arrow of Laputa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Arrow of Laputa Released: Nov 24 2010 (Artepiazza)
Arrow of Laputa is a tower defense game developed and published by ArtePiazza in Japan on November 24, 2010 for the Nintendo DSi.
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Orcs Must Die! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of All Tower Defense Games
Orcs Must Die! Released: 2011 (Robot Entertainment)
Orcs Must Die! is a strategy video game developed by Robot Entertainment. It is a tower defense game that eschews the traditional top-down view of similar games, instead using a third-person ...more