★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

Good tower defense games

02-03-2011, 07:15 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 85
Good tower defense games

I just downloaded and played 3kingdoms TD and 3KTD, and wanted to know if there are any other really good tower defense games like these
02-03-2011, 07:33 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,457
Yeah, of course - there are dozens and some quite fantastic. Here are my Top 5:

1. Towers in Space
2. Defender Chronicles
3. geoDefense
4. GeoDefense Swarm
5. The Creeps

There are also some free TD games which are ok.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

02-03-2011, 10:09 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
My top 3

Plants vs zombies
Bloons td 4
Sentinel 3

Twitter: @back2this
02-03-2011, 10:28 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 118
My favs

I'm still new to IOS gaming but I love tower defense and some of the best I have tried include:

1) Star Defense (great graphics, sound and interesting gameplay. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't any kind of a rating for damage, so I'm never sure if it's better to upgrade or just throw up more towers

2) Guns N Glory (instead of towers you control 'old west' style bandits and you can move them, controls can be a little frustrating though, seems like I'm always try to move someone only to hit one of the "inactive" bandits)

3) ITD (not alot of 'flashyness' but the interface is solid and I like it)

4) Stenches (just got this when it was free, strugling to get the hang of it, not loving it, at least yet)

FYI, #1 and #2 both have free versions to try, ITD I think is free.
02-03-2011, 11:47 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Los Angeles,CA
Posts: 1,620
Geo Defense
Geo Defense Swarm
Defender Chronicles
The Creeps
Star Wars Hoth
Pew Pew Land
R.O.S.M
SpaceStation Frontier
Sentinel Series from Origin8
iBomber Defense

V|I|D|E|O|G|A|M|E|S
My Anti-Drug
02-03-2011, 12:03 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,988
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgunaratnar1 View Post
I just downloaded and played 3kingdoms TD and 3KTD, and wanted to know if there are any other really good tower defense games like these
Your in for a treat, since 3KTD is actually not at all good compared to much of what is out there. Several forum members including me considered it ripe for deletion. Elements of it were close, but it lacked the overall depth and polish of other titles.

I'd say the most similar would be Defender Chronicles or Zombie Attack! Second Wave inasmuch as Defender Chronicles has a highly upgradeable hero, and ZA2 has a mobile hero like 3KTD. Defender Chronicles is better, but ZA2 was well liked.

Very good games which are a little more different from 3KTD:
Plants vs. Zombies - nearly everyone loves this, just buy it
Space Station Frontier - a bit of a RTS feel, its my favorite RTS/Tower blend.

Currently addicted to Clash Royale
02-04-2011, 03:00 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,609
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgunaratnar1 View Post
I just downloaded and played 3kingdoms TD and 3KTD, and wanted to know if there are any other really good tower defense games like these
3 Kingdoms TD is quite good, I would suggest those:
  • Plants vs Zombies (it's a different approach than classical TD but rather polished gameplay)
  • Monster Feed (it gets highly inspired by the Creeps but still has its own values)
  • iBomber Defense (it seems a bit classical but I felt it has one of the most tunned gameplay without to try reach a too extreme difficulty)
  • Lord of the Rings Defense of Middle Earth (but only for ipad owners or perhaps those with retina display but not the standard iphone version)
  • The Creeps iphone version (iPad version has too few levels it is only for Creeps fans)
  • Defender Chronicles (but only for searching a very challenging TD because it hasn't many levels and its life duration will be based on your wish to beat levels at harder difficulty level)
  • Sentinel 3 (but I wouldn't advise previous of the series as much than this third).
  • 7 Cities
  • ElementalMonster TD (a little bit complicated if you ask me but that's its interest)
  • Epic War TD (too short but fun, the most detailed graphics, even more than Sentinel 3, it's a detail but rather pleasant)
  • Space Station: Frontier (A different approach)
  • AutoRobot TD
  • Vanguard Storm
  • Sweetwater Defense
  • Bio Army (on TD technical side ie difficult)
  • Starfall
  • Bloon TD 4
  • Tower Madness (Another technical one, the better polished from features but the graphics and the mood is a bit special, if you can go over it, you'll probably enjoy)
  • Besiegement
  • Funny Sango TD

And yes I would include 3 Kingdoms TD in this list.

Now if you are curious there are some very special TD that are interesting for their originality, but well not sure it's still TD but at least TD are a part of the influences on their design:
  • Dungeon Defenders
  • Knight Defense
  • Zombie Attack! Second Wave XL
  • Dungeon Defense
  • Chromatic Cosmos (it's in fact close to be a classical TD with original design points but it has a very special feature that in my opinion make it like a knightmare action puzzle, if you let pass only one enemy you lost the level, still interesting to try)
  • Zombie Defense (The idea was good but the realization fails a little to implement a sort of survival campaign with a continuity between levels through resources management)
02-04-2011, 03:18 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Denmark
Posts: 1,041
Sentinel 3
Sentinel 2
The creeps
Epic War TD
Bio Army

Well basically I am just echoing the above post if I keep going. But these 5 are my favorites.
02-04-2011, 04:40 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 1,030
Fieldrunners
Diet Defence
Geo Defence
Geo Defence Swarm
4Towers
Any of the 3 Sentinel games
Plants vs Zombies
Funny Sango TD
Besiegement
Crystal Defenders
Lord Of The Rings Defence Of Middle Earth
Bloons TD4

There are loads on the app store. I have tried and played all the ones I've listed and really enjoyed them all.

Game Centre, Openfeint, Crystal, Gameloft Live and PSN ID: Smallville2106