Best tower defense games

We can all agree on one thing: tower defense games never get old. But, with so many out there, where do you begin? And if you’ve been playing them for awhile now and find most of them to lack a whole lot of challenge for you, what do you do then?

Today we’re bringing you 10 of the best tower defense games for Android users. In these games, both new players and the more seasoned of tower defense players will get the most out of their downloads. From apps that allow you to go solo to apps that have you joining guilds and playing against others, there’s something for everyone, young and old. So without further ado, here’s our top 10 picks.

Kingdom Rush

In this fun tower defense game, you’ll be able to play on just about any type of terrain you can think of. In the tundra, within wastelands, grassy pastures, and more. But your tower defense isn’t just up to your towers; no, you can hire elite heroes to help fend off your enemies and protect your own. You’ll even encounter boss fights against the craziest of foes, including a yeti. Defend your kingdom and save the day yet again with Kingdom Rush.

Download it now: Google Play

Tower Madness 2

Your maps come to 3D life in Tower Madness 2. With 70 different maps, you’ll be able to take your time conquering the aliens that are trying to take over the planet. There’s plenty of hours of gameplay that make for pretty epic tower defense battles. You’ll be able to complete unique quests, buy special alien weapons from the shopkeeper, and even compete with your friends on the leaderboard.

Download it now: Google Play

Little Commander

In this tower defense game set in a cartoonized World War II, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the great features and fun from your standard tower defense games, but without the castles and fantasy/medieval or alien aspect. You can even use cartoon versions of real weapons utilized in the war, and choose from three different game modes for a variety of ways to play, including Normal, Endless, and Single life. Enjoy 6 different turrets, fight against 10 different enemy units, and even call in the special weapons to bomb your enemies into oblivion.

Download it now: Google Play

Toy Defense: Fantasy Tower

For the medieval at heart, Toy Defense: Fantasy Tower puts an interesting twist on your typical tower defense games. It’s up to you to keep the towers and castles safe, but will you be able to do it? In Toy Defense: Fantasy Tower, you will strategize and create battle plans, train up your elves and knights, and kill off goblins and dragons with your magic spells and special skills. You’ll even be able to compete in weekly competitions against your fellow players to see who can really defend their kingdom.

Download it now: Google Play

Tower Defense: Legends TD

Feeling tired and bored of the typical tower defense games? Look no further than Legends TD. In Legends, you’ll encounter challenges like never before, that will push even the most seasoned of tower defense players. There’s over 40 levels to enjoy while you build up your team and defend your land with fire archers, defeating the Skeleton Mage for good.

Download it now: Google Play

Grow Castle

Players can’t say enough good things about Grow Castle, the tower defense game that is simple but exhilarating. There’s more than 80 heroes you can utilize, each with their own skill sets that will further defend your castle from destruction. The cool thing about Grow Castle is that it even has an online guild system, which adds an awesome community/play-with-friends aspect that you don’t get in a lot of the other games.

Download it now: Google Play

Royal Revolt 2

Royal Revolt 2 has a fantastic storyline. You’re not just simply hopping onto a game to defend towers or castles for no reason. You’ve got to defend your throne against others who think they can just come and take it. You’ll build your defences up quickly, preparing yourself for battle against the rest of the world. Royal Revolt 2 has amazing 3D graphics, includes multiplayer strategy for gameplay with friends, and will give you the power to basically conquer the world.

Download it now: Google Play

Castle Creeps

There’s a ton of action going on in Castle Creeps, and yet it’s a fantastic option especially if you’re new to tower defense games. Castle Creeps has some pretty awesome animation, too, but that’s not all. As you go through the game, building up your defenses and fighting off your enemies, you’ll unlock new heroes, and new upgrade options for your forces. On top of that, the developers are adding more and more content to Castle Creeps all the time, which makes for exciting, never-ending gameplay.

Download it now: Google Play

Combat Tower Defense

Similar to Little Commander, Combat Tower Defense has a more modern feel to it. However, in Combat Tower Defense, you’ll forge your own paths and enjoy 24 levels of addicting gameplay. When things get heated, you can call in everything from crazy airstrikes to tormenting tanks to stun your foes. With over 400 enemy waves across all of the different battlefields, Combat Tower Defense will be sure to keep you on your toes.

Download it now: Google Play

Fantasy Kingdom Defense

This one is another tower defense game that is entirely unique, but an awesome option for new players. Easy to learn, even if you’re new to tower defense games, Fantasy Kingdom Defense will have you conquering your enemies with your heroic team of wizards, elves, and dragons. You’ll create a careful strategy and eventually utilize upgrades and special potions to further your fight across the 3 different worlds.

Download it now: Google Play


The amount of tower defense games within the app store are endless, and it can be hard to weed through them to find one that interests you, or works for beginners in being simple, and not extremely complex. Whatever tower defense game you’re on the hunt for, we hope you found one on our list that fits the bill.

About the Author: Brad Ward

Brad is a tech enthusiast, writing and tinkering with all things technology since 2011. He currently bounces between the LG G3 and his beloved Moto X! His interests include reading, entrepreneurship, the gym, and of course, queso.

  • Arben Sejdiji

    Personally I love Radiance Defense, It’s a game that I’ve played and anjoyed the most. Oh and I forget Bloons TD :)

  • How could you forget Plants vs. Zombies!

  • Simon Wells

    OVER THE TOP TOWER DEFENSE! Absolutely unbeatable.