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:
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Very Positive (91 reviews) - 96% of the 91 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (3,422 reviews) - 96% of the 3,422 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 6, 2014

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February 29

New patch: Kingdom Rush v2.2 - Added Cloud support

Hey,

We've added Steam Cloud support to the game.
Now your save files will sync across any computer you play the game on!

If you have any problems, please let us know.



**** Update's sound issue fixed****

We had a bit of an issue after including Cloud Save were the sound went a bit bonkers... it's fixed now.

Thank you for your patience guys.
Stay awesome!



****About possible sound issues****

If any of you guys are experiencing problems with sound, please e-mail your output log as well as your computer specs to juanandres@ironhidegames.com

On windows it's located inside your Steam folder under:
steamapps\common\Kingdom Rush\Kingdom Rush_Data\

The log is called output_log.txt

If you are on mac it's in:
~/Library/Logs/Unity/

The file is Player.log.

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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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Recent:
Very Positive (91 reviews)
Overall:
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DhaVhe
( 39.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
The game is quite old but it is one of the best tower defense i've ever played.

The graphics are good enough and the gameplay is flawless.

The price is a little bit high so don't buy this game at full price, wait for some offer or get it on some bundle.
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☁Dreamer
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Great game sorta addicting love the animations and voices xD
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Dziurkacz
( 40.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Kingdom Rush is the Tower Defense Game

Let's keep it short, shall we?
  • Excellent graphics - beautiful 2d graphics is easy to read, the environments are diverse and reward exploring, just take a look at this beautiful map . This is the actual in-game map. The difference being that it is animated in game.
  • Excellent challenge level - the basic campaign was finished by myself and my wife with equal level of enjoyment. Then the game offered us - with a free update - additional minibosses on the same map. The challenge there spiked and it was precisely what we needed after killing the main baddie.
  • Excellent enemy design - regular armored guys, spider queens spawning spiderlings as they go, flying enemies... I could go on, but this would spoil your fun. Go there, prepare your defenses and patch them up in panic mode as something unexpected happens.
  • Excellent level design - levels start out linear, only to quickly become mazes with multiple entry points and tunnels. This forced me to rethink my defenses many times. Rarely there is a single chokepoint that one can fortify the hell out of and win the game.
  • Good for all ages - friendly graphics and very user-friendly interface are what makes this game good for different players. You can be a hardcore guy like me, doing all challenges on all levels, or as my wife who plays as much as I but casually. Nobody gets lost in the interface, graphics do not mislead.
  • Many save slots - I like the fact that game does not mix saves together. 1st save is mine, 2nd my wife's. We can play the same game and not overwrite our progress.
  • Game rewards dedication - finishing a level perfectly gives more upgrade points used to improve your towers. Then there are two additional, optional challenges for each level, totalling to additional 66% of value of the original, perfect score. What I am saying here is: if you buckle down and finish additional challenges then you can upgrade your towers more for the later stages.
    I bought this game, I bnought Kingdom Rush: Frontiers as soon as it appeared. This game can
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Changnoiz
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Best Game Forever
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Klapperschlange
( 17.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
One of the awesome games which you just have to have!
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ItsRyanYo_
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
i r8 8/8 m8!
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IceMan
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
fun game
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Tritonewt
( 39.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
With the new Kingdom Rush: Frontiers being released and me having completed the original campaign I decided to write a review.

Kingdom rush is a big part of my childhood and teenage years. I remember playing the flash version when it first came out, and I have completed this original Kingdom Rush about 10 times with flash, mobile and Steam. I have also completed Frontiers about 5 times and Origins 3.

What is the game about? Well, you need to strategize your limited amount of towers on the different maps so no enemies get to the end. Different towers and enemies (and heroes) have all different abilities, so you need to be careful with your upgrades.

The Steam version of KR does lack the endless modes and the "item bag" of the mobile versions, but hey, we don´t need cheats here don´t we ;)? I would have enjoyed this game much more if they added the endless though.

So yes, buy this game even if you have played the mobile/flash versions, it´s gonna be worth your money and time. Also consider buying Frontiers, who knows, if that goes succesful we might get Origins on Steam too. ;)
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Alpha Blue
( 34.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Really glad to see this game hit Steam :) loved it on Android (along with the other Kingdom Rush games) and it's just as fun on PC. All the microtransaction stuff you'd have had to pay for on mobile is included in the game too and so is the horribly cheesy humor :p Would definitely buy the other games if they were also released here!
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ocraMeD
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Fun TDM game. Great 5-minute killer.

7.5/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This game never gets old. I beat it on my phone, now I am redoing it for the PC. One of my most favourite tower defense games. The bosses are a whole lot of fun as well. Definitely a must have :)
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Most Tower Defenses (and a lot of other genres, really) can be easily slotted into one of two categories: Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Defense Grid was probably the definitive example of the former, while Kingdom Rush is one for the latter. The evil overlord Vez'nan has summoned a horde of evil to conquer the land, ranging from simple goblins and bandits to the legions of hell. You're a nameless commander that has to take charge of the kingdom's forces to fight them all off.

It's a bit simplified compared to Defense Grid, especially at first. Enemies are trying to get to the end of the map, and travel on paths you can't alter. You also only have four main towers: Archers which shoot quickly for low damage and are good against enemies resistant to magic, Mages which shot slower for larger damage and can pierce armor, Barracks that release units who block and attack ground enemies, and Bombarders which deal area damage. As you go through the game though, you unlock two unique upgrades to each you can select after their third level. Archers for example, can become Rangers, which shoot even quicker and can be upgraded to poison and paralyze enemies, or Musketeers, which trade speed for better damage, minor area damage, and a chance to kill any enemy in one shot. A lot of combinations of them are quite useful.

The game gives you plenty of chances to see that, too, as in addition to the usual three stars for doing them perfect each level has a Heroic and Iron mode, which reward one each. Heroic restricts you to a certain level of the general upgrades (which you get by paying stars) and typically disallows the Hero units, while giving you only one life for the whole stage. Iron takes it a step further by restricting your towers, and having enemies come in one continuous wave. These range from simple, to tricky, to quite difficult.

I should note that this is one game you can technically get for free on Kongregate, or on mobile. The Steam port just contains everything that's Premium Content in those versions, and apparently at a lower cost; this includes a number of stages unlocked after the main campaign, and a few hero units you wouldn't get ordinarily. I got it for two-fifty a few Steam Sales back, which seems more than fair to me (plus there's also a current bundle where you can get it for barely more), but you could use those free versions to see if it's the kind of game you'd throw money at to own. It doesn't have quite as much content as Defense Grid, but there's still a lot of fun to be had.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
All is can say is it is by far the best tower defence series!
Must buy for tower defence lovers!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This is one of the best tower defense games ever. The graphics are beautiful, the heroes are really cool and can help a lot during the game.

I first played KR in the flash version and since then I bought the iOS and Steam versions.

For sure, one of mine all-time favorite!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
As of right now I am the biggest smurf of all time, I played this game since the sunray tower was a thing. Do you know what that is? I know waht the sunray tower is. I have about 6 hours in the official pc port so far but I already have all the levels beat 3 stars on normal first try and all but 2 are beat on heroic. Can't wait to beat the entire game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Best tower defense out there...and no in-game purchases. Very entertaining.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I played the original Flash game and loved it ! The price for this game is well worth it. I hope the developers will release the other games in the Kingdom Rush series.

If you love Tower Defense games, you should play this game !
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
If you dont know this game and you like TD genre, then you were living under a rock.
This game is a classic. I highly recommended DURING A SALE though.
I mean its a classic ok, but damn, 10euros? I used to play this for free back on the flash games days.
Add it to wishlist and wait. Then just enjoy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
115.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Very good TD... a lot of reference to pop cultures, eg. Game of Thrones, pop songs, etc :D

Good for both casual and tryhard gamers. I'm fleeting.


The sequel Frontiers is coming in 6 days! Holy sweat!!!
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