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Tower Defense

Category Tier-2 Genre

Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Tower Defense, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.17
96% 2,261 votes
7.94
92% 3,624 votes
7.94
90% 14,096 votes
7.75
89% 3,238 votes
7.73
97% 112 votes
7.62
89% 1,420 votes
7.62
89% 1,482 votes
7.57
92% 235 votes
7.46
86% 2,031 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Tower Defense is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Tower Defense, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Strategy 84%
  2. Indie 52%
  3. Singleplayer 51%
  4. Action 49%
  5. Casual 45%
  6. 2D 35%
  7. 3D 27%
  8. Fantasy 25%
  9. Top-Down 24%
  10. Real Time Tactics 23%
  11. Tactical 22%
  12. Building 21%
  13. Base Building 20%
  14. RTS 20%
  15. Survival 20%
  16. Colorful 19%
  17. Pixel Graphics 17%
  18. Adventure 17%
  19. Simulation 16%
  20. Early Access 16%
  21. Sci-fi 15%

The Tower Defense tag is used to describe a genre of strategy games where players must defend a specific location or path from waves of incoming enemies. The objective is to strategically place defensive structures, typically towers, along the enemy's path to stop their progress and prevent them from reaching their destination.

In Tower Defense games, players usually start with limited resources and must carefully allocate them to build towers with different abilities, such as shooting projectiles, slowing down enemies, or inflicting area-of-effect damage. As the game progresses and enemies become stronger, players can upgrade their towers or purchase new ones to adapt to the increasing challenge.

Key elements of Tower Defense games include:

  • Strategic Placement Tower placement is crucial for success in Tower Defense games. Players must consider the range and attack capabilities of each tower while optimizing their positions for maximum coverage along the enemy's path. It requires careful consideration of enemy behavior and identifying potential weak points.
  • Enemy Waves These games feature waves of enemies that follow predetermined paths towards a specific goal. Each wave becomes progressively more difficult as new types of enemies are introduced with unique strengths and weaknesses.
  • Tower Upgrades Players often have options to improve their towers by upgrading them between waves using in-game currency earned by defeating foes. Upgrades can enhance attack power, increase range or add special abilities like area-of-effect damage.
  • Resource Management Managing resources efficiently is essential in Tower Defense games since they are usually limited. Balancing tower construction costs against upgrades ensures optimal defense against advancing enemy waves while preventing resource depletion too early in the game.

Some notable examples of Tower Defense titles include:

  • Plants vs. Zombies In this popular game, players strategically place plants with different defensive abilities to protect their garden from waves of zombies.
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening This tower defense game challenges players to defend power cores by tactically placing and upgrading various types of towers.
  • Bloons TD 6 Players in this whimsical Tower Defense game must use monkeys armed with different abilities to pop waves of balloons and prevent them from reaching the end of the track.

Tower Defense games offer a blend of strategy, planning, and real-time decision-making as players strategically position their defenses against relentless enemy attacks. They provide a challenging yet rewarding gameplay experience for those who enjoy tactical thinking and resource management within a fast-paced environment.

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