Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command! Fight on forests, mountains and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations!
User reviews:
Recent:
Overwhelmingly Positive (160 reviews) - 95% of the 160 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (3,582 reviews) - 96% of the 3,582 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 6, 2014

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About This Game

Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command!

Fight on forests, mountains and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations! Rain fire upon your enemies, summon reinforcements, command your troops, recruit elven warriors and face legendary monsters on a quest to save the Kingdom from the forces of darkness!

Key Features


  • Epic defense battles that will hook you for hours!
  • Command your soldiers and see them engage in hand to hand cartoon battles!
  • Full screen High definition awesome illustrated cartoon art!
  • 8 specialized tower upgrades to customize your strategy! Mighty Barbarians, Arcane Wizards, Forest Rangers to name a few.
  • Over 18 tower abilities! Have your Sorcerers summon earth elementals and polymorph your enemies!
  • Over 45 different enemies, from Goblins to Demons each with their own skills! (Beware of the mountain Trolls!)
  • 7 Epic Boss Fights! Face the unstoppable Juggernaut, the unbeatable Troll Warlord and the humongous JT!
  • 12 Legendary Heroes! (All unlocked with no additional cost!) Bring them to battle to face the hordes of evil!
  • The classic 12 stage core campaign: Defend the Kingdom from the forces of Vez'nan!
  • The Winter Storm 2 stage mini-campaign.
  • The Rise of the Bandits 2 stage mini-campaign.
  • The Curse of Castle Blackburn 4 stage campaign.
  • 4 Bonus stages: The Ruins of Acaroth, The Rotten Forest, The Lair of Sarelgaz and The Fungal Forest!
  • Hours of gameplay with over 50 achievements
  • Extra game modes that will challenge your tactical skills to the limit.
  • In-game encyclopedia with information from your towers and enemies.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 512MB of video RAM.
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 1.0GB of video RAM.
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Lion 10.7.5
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 512MB of video RAM.
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Lion 10.7.5
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 1.0GB of video RAM.
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 512MB of video RAM.
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 1.0GB of video RAM.
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
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Overall:
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Orthallon
9.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
Fun factor: 10/10

A great tower defense game that has a good mix of challenge, upgrades, tactics, and humor to keep you interested. Due to the amount of time it takes to complete though, I recommend getting it while it is on sale or you may feel you did not get your money's worth.

Regular price at the time of this post is $10. I got it on sale for $2, and quickly bought a couple extra copies for my kids (who were actually grateful!).
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Yri
8.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Definately worth the sale price of $1.99. All day fun, and only through the first 30% of the game.
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perisho
29.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
Fun game. Worth what I paid for it. Not the best tower defence game ever made but very good, with some fun little twists and features. Totally worth playing.
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【Sollok】™
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
Kingdom Rush plays with a new innovative style, challenging gameplay, and a nice variety of levels. For each of the 13 levels, there are three available modes (plus two game modes: Easy and Normal) — Campaign, Heroic, and Iron; every level also has their own restrictions that decide which towers you can use and the max level they can be upgraded. The Campaign mode provides 20 lives, but Heroic and Iron mode offers only one life, essentially making the game many times harder.

There are four tower types — Archer Towers, Barracks, Mage Guilds, and Artillery Cannons. There are also eight tower upgrades that vary from Rangers to Barbarians. In addition, there are also 18 tower abilities that you can equip including Teleport, Poison, and Sniper Shot.

There are 30 monsters that range from Ogres and Yetis to Necromancers and Demon Hounds. Many people have a hard time memorizing each enemy’s ability, so there’s a handy Encyclopedia for the incompetent.

The best part of Kingdom Rush is the visuals. In fact, the graphics are enjoyable to watch. Whether its mages dropping a lethal curse on crazed ogres, or troops in hand-to-hand combat with demon dogs, it’s a visual treat. On that note, the SFX are definitely worth mentioning, because when you activate Reinforcements, for example, a great voice actor actually yells out “Reinforcements!”, which is a great add-on to the experience.

Kingdom Rush is one of the best tower defense experiences I've played. Each stage is perfectly balanced to present a very stiff challenge while never feeling unfair.

THE GOOD
- Looks, sounds, and feels fantastic
- Truly excellent tower defense gameplay
- Incredible strategic depth
- The lengthy campaign never feels old

THE BAD
- The difficulty spike on some levels is an issue
- No prioritizing enemy threats
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Zombie
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
Simple yet complexe. I finished all their games on Iphone and I had a blast. This game is worth it even if it's free on iphone the dev's did such a good game they deserve their game to be sold at a decent price.
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NaggingShrimp
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
10/10 would buy again
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RM
3.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
Best tower defense game I have ever played.
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✧ BlaZE ✧
3.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
I rate this game 11/10 because of it's simplistic yet tactical game play.
I played this game back when I was 9 years old, when I didn't even know that things like Origin or Steam existed. I played this on Google Chrome, normal version and unfortunately hacked version.
I loved it then, I love it now, it is not complicated to play or learn, you just have to give the game time as you progress through each level. The other thing I love is that on the Browser version there weren't as many levels and they didn't have heroes.
I recommend this game because it's relaxing to play whilst listening to music.
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SteveRaptor
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Don't let my play hours fool you, i played this game A LOT (and failed 2 exams because of it) on my mobile.

Its one of the best Tower Defense games i ever played.

The level design is clever and has great variety in addition to different difficulties.

Plenty of towers and sub upgrades to play with, good talent tree and special heroes with different powers.

Also the game pace feels right and there are even "NG+" modes which are very challenging and requires a lot of thought.

All this gives the game great customization, intresting gameplay and most importantly great replayability..

Highly recommended.

P.S.

Don't play this during classes...
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WatchMeFlashMySelf1
8.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
Tried to click on a sheep it exploded, best time of my life.
Game 10/10 buy it.
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63 of 67 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Easily one of the best Tower Defense games ever produced. It's smooth, imaginative, challenging, complicated and fun. It's main strong point is its strategy with simple paths but formidable foes coming from several directions. Your defenses are intricate and diverse with one of the best upgrade systems I've ever used. There's tons of movie references in the clever and well produced voice-overs and the little extras on some levels make it more enjoyable. Colorful graphics, well-designed and challenging levels. The game is also pretty big, and it will take you a while to get through everything. I highly recommend this game.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
A classic. I played the online version a couple of years ago and now I am replaying it on steam. If you like tower defense games (and even if you don't like them), this is a must have.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
An extremely fun TD game. Probably the best one on Steam.

The graphics look great.
The theme is fun.
The levels are well built.
The upgrades are interesting and varied.
The achievements are about secrets and overall gameplay, not "Grind this bs level 25 times" or something impossible.
The trading cards are usually worth 0,13€ or so.

BUT THERE IS ONE MASSIVE FLAW:
You don't have a fast forward button due to the engine being shoddy. Due to that the playtime will be padded out with some bs waiting for enemies that will undoubtedly die.

Overall
8.5/10
(Every game starts off at a 5/10 and the grade rises/lowers with the pros and cons that are present in the game)
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
You'd think fixing tower positions would take something away and yet Kingdom Rush proves challenging and enjoyable.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
206.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Good grief, I had 90% the mobile version and just realize I've logged 206 hours on the Steam version over an embarassingly short time period.

It's happy. I don't know how else to put it. I loath phone/tablet gaming, so I found myself flicking rapidly from one title to the next, downloading, playing, deleting... I tripped over KR (the kids at Ironhide made it free once the sequals came out), and it's the first mobile game that I didn't delete... purchased :Frontiers and :Origins also.

it's quick enough to just plop down and play for a bit, but has enough tactical depth to make you want to *continue* playing for more bits. I adore the art style (the "Minish Cap" Esque art was the first draw for me, to be honest. HAH! "Draw"... see what I did there?). The cheerful little cartoon world is a place I'd like to visit... hell, I wrote a review here:

https://juxsgaming.wordpress.com/what-have-i-done/
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Pros:
- Can Run on a potato
- Fun and challenging gameplay
- Best tower defence game ever
- Good Graphics
- Good replayablility

Cons:
- Can't think of any tbh...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
10/10 would buy again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Kingdom Rush plays with a new innovative style, challenging gameplay, and a nice variety of levels. For each of the 13 levels, there are three available modes (plus two game modes: Easy and Normal) — Campaign, Heroic, and Iron; every level also has their own restrictions that decide which towers you can use and the max level they can be upgraded. The Campaign mode provides 20 lives, but Heroic and Iron mode offers only one life, essentially making the game many times harder.

There are four tower types — Archer Towers, Barracks, Mage Guilds, and Artillery Cannons. There are also eight tower upgrades that vary from Rangers to Barbarians. In addition, there are also 18 tower abilities that you can equip including Teleport, Poison, and Sniper Shot.

There are 30 monsters that range from Ogres and Yetis to Necromancers and Demon Hounds. Many people have a hard time memorizing each enemy’s ability, so there’s a handy Encyclopedia for the incompetent.

The best part of Kingdom Rush is the visuals. In fact, the graphics are enjoyable to watch. Whether its mages dropping a lethal curse on crazed ogres, or troops in hand-to-hand combat with demon dogs, it’s a visual treat. On that note, the SFX are definitely worth mentioning, because when you activate Reinforcements, for example, a great voice actor actually yells out “Reinforcements!”, which is a great add-on to the experience.

Kingdom Rush is one of the best tower defense experiences I've played. Each stage is perfectly balanced to present a very stiff challenge while never feeling unfair.

THE GOOD
- Looks, sounds, and feels fantastic
- Truly excellent tower defense gameplay
- Incredible strategic depth
- The lengthy campaign never feels old

THE BAD
- The difficulty spike on some levels is an issue
- No prioritizing enemy threats
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
A fun tower defense game, though I would only get it on sale.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
I fell in love with this game in 2010 on my iPod touch 4th Gen. I was wandering around on steam and stumbled upon it and was shocked.

I have to say the game feels amazing. Whereas PopCap failed to put Plants Vs. Zombies in a good Steam game, Kingdom Rush fits well. I have encountered no problems or bugs so far. Overall this is amazing and fun. It reminds me why I fell in love with this game in the first place. The simple, yet strategic, thought provoking game is one of a kind. I would buy the game if it was less though. I feel as if the game is not worth the full 10$ even though I like to support the studio. I think 5$ would be a more reasonable price because you can get the game free on the app store or I even played on a website in 2012 at a friend's house.
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