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 (3,405 reviews) - 96% of the 3,405 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:
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Fleacher
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Very fun game, but a little pricey for a tower defense game. Also, sometimes the game's textures glitch out, and it gets quite annoying. Other than those main points, the game is enjoyable! It takes many hours to fully complete, which makes the game a challenge.
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ch.exe
( 25.8 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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Vez'nan
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Best TD game ever made. Better than the Flash game but buy on sale.
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iHugTrees ^_^
( 105.5 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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Svett lana?
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Really good! great tempo and variety of towers, allthough teslatower op.
Love it.
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nicholaslogo
( 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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ActiveAxe912
( 36.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
This tower defense game is my life (just kidding). This game is gorgeous and better on the pc than mobile :P. There is no cons to the game honsetly. Now that Ironhide Games is making their second game on steam, Kingdom Rush Frontiers, this game is still fun. There is only 4 basic and classis towers, such as archers, barracks, mages, and bombards. They four have pros and cons, archers deal physical armour and they shoot fast but do very minimal damage. The barracks sets out 3 troops, I usually use them just to stall enemies, but you guys might use them in a different way. The mages have a very low firing rate, but they do critical amounts of damage that can tear enemies that have high physical armour. And then the bombards fire out bombs that explode and can do area damage, which can take out small low health enemies. The towers have 3 basic upgrades, then you can buy their 2 different special upgrade, for example the 2 archer's special upgrade is the rangers and then the musketeers.

Then there are 12 choosable heroes that have 2 special abiliites. Each 12 heroes have the pros and cons as well.

The Steam version of Kingdom Rush has no in-app-purchases, better graphics and resolution, cloud saves as well. This is review is for those people who haven't even heard of Kingdom Rush.

Thank you Ironhide Games for making Kingdom Rush both on mobile and on Steam. :)
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FlavorSeal
( 26.4 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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over 9000 Taint stabs
( 20.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Top notch flash tower defense game. Very fun and great for when you just wanna play a quick game of something.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
With over 78 levels to complete and master, Kingdom Rush remains a solid tower defense strategy game that is offered at a more than fair price. Challenge your ability to think and plan ahead whilst also maintaining a degree of entertainment and fun.

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I started off playing Kingdom Rush as a casual joke: as you can probably tell, it quickly evolved beyond that. With a little over 43 hours under my belt, you can be certain that you're receiving the most bang for your buck.

Gameplay
Strategise and defend you way through a series of waves; protect your kingdom from armies of enemies whom are hellbent on dismanting all your work. Test your skills by overcoming the casual, iron, and heroic challenges: show your skills by becoming the best Kingdom Defender that you can be.

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Pros
+ Numerous amounts of heroes that you can utilise to defend your kingdom
+ Vast customizability of your defense system: ranges from different towers to useful skill trees and boosts
+ Achievements are a fun challenge to get and really enhance gameplay as a result; they challenge you to plan in ways you never though possible
+ Offers various levels of challenges: casual, iron, and heroic challenges each differ in their level of skill requirements, obviously randing from very easy to difficult. This does not, however, impede on a gamer's overall enjoyment of the game
+ As with most tower defense games, the graphics are cartoony and cute. What makes the sprites from Kingdom Rush stand out though? I can't quite pinpoint it, but there's something about the animated trolls, orcs, demons, and werewolves that just seem unique

Neutral
± Replayability value is high, however it is repetitive. It is good for those who enjoy a familiar gameplay at the end of the night, but not so great for those whom prefer variation

Cons
- In my opinion, it would be nice to have an online endless mode where you could compete with other Kingdom Defenders
- Honestly, I have no real complaint besides the above and teh fact that there are a few bugs and glitches; they only happen very rarely so it almost seems insignificant to mention. Let's just say... don't overload the arena with many "moves"

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If you're looking for a decent tower defense game that has withstood some platform upgrades successfully (phone to computer), then this game is a great contender and worthy of a spot in your Steam library. Give it a try and you will quickly find out why this game has an overwhelming fan base and an "overwhelmingly postive" rating. It truly deserves it.

Overall
9.5/10

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I played the free version of this and often returned to it every few months because I enjoyed it so much. I questioned why buy this one when there is a free version but I still kept an eye on it never the less.

I actually prefer this version. There is no pay-wall unlike the free version. Hero's don't need to be paid for, you don't have to pay for extra levels. Everything is here all at once, all you need to do is unlock them by playing the game.
The extra levels are a wonderful challenge and happy to finally play them.

- Super fun
- More levels
- More achievments
- Replayability

Yes, even if you done all the challenges, it is fun to go back and try different towers & heros to beat the level. See if you can find a layout that works better than others or gives you a struggling challenge.

I say get this version if you enjoy the free one. Not just for the bonus levels and extra content but also to support the developers for bringing us a loveable game with charm.
This game has been loved for years so I don't mind giving a few pocket-change to support them.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Please release all KR games on steam! Frontiers and Origins! Best tower defense game ever! Own all KR games on iPad and iPhone but honestly all games should be for steam also!
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7 of 9 people (78%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.6 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
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Best tower defense out there...and no in-game purchases. Very entertaining.
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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
25.8 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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