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: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,262 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 6, 2014

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"The web version is a big hit on NG, Tower Defense fans won't want to miss it."

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!
  • 9 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.
  • Bonus stages: The Ruins of Acaroth, The Rotten Forest and The Lair of Sarelgaz!
  • 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.

Coming soon (and free):

  • The Fungal Forest Bonus stage!
  • More Heroes: Oni the demonic samurai, Hacksaw the gnome tinkerer and Thor the demigod!
  • The *NEW* Curse of Blackburn campaign! Will you be able to lift the curse that plagues the Blackburn state?

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.
    • Hard Drive: 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.
    • Hard Drive: 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.
    • Hard Drive: 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.
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 512MB of video RAM.
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 1.0GB of video RAM.
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
72 of 83 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
I am quite fond of these games on Kongregate and similar sites...

And that is at the same time my pet peeve.

Kingdom Rush is one of those better and ejoyable flash games, and it's free.

So how does it compute to 9 Euros on Steam?

Frankly, it does not - It is the exact same game. No added features (that I can see from a quick look), the introduction level is exactly the same, the mechanics, everything.

On the plus side, it runs flawlessly, whereas Flash Games are notorious for frame skipping and overall stuttery performance - after all, Flash was originally more or less a platform for animated advertising, not gaming.

Being able to have the game run smoothly on fullscreen is very nice.
Still, 9 Euros. I cannot, in good conscience, recommend it at this price.

The game itself is a total blast, even challenging, also I just love Tower Defense games, and this is one of the more interesting ones.

So, it's really up to you to dish out that kind of money for a game you can play for free off Steam.

In fact, I suggest playing it on Kongregate or any other site that hosts the original version - see it as a complete, windowed Demo, to determine if you are OK with the price.

TL:DR
9 Euros for a game you can play for free is a joke.
However, the game is just that good, I would gladly pay 5 for the smoother, fullscreen gameplay you get with this Steam version.
Play the free version - if it grabs you, you may have found a very, very enjoyable Tower Defense game at "entry level", meaning the mechanics are quite simple to get in to, not too overwhelming for newbies to the genre, while at the same time challenging and interesting.

Torn between my love for TD games, and Kingdom Rush specifically, and the fact that this is more or less the exact same version that is available anywhere for free, I still have to give "Thumbs Up".
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Casual tower defense game with great graphic and distinct units and heroes.

+Cute and nice graphic
+Distinct towers with upgrades
+Different advanced towers to choose
+Unique heroes to help defense
+Tech tree to further upgrade towers or skills
+Lots of map with different designs and challenges

-Short and ordinary story
-Too many skill points, lots of points left after all tech trees are fully upgraded

Nice and easy to play. Heroes and towers are quite balanced so that you still have things to do while towers are slashing enemies!


輕鬆休閒塔防遊戲,精美的畫質與獨特的單位和英雄

+可愛精緻的畫質
+獨特的防禦塔和升級技能
+防禦塔可以升級成不同類型的進階塔
+能力不同的英雄可以協助防禦
+科技樹可提升防禦塔或技能的額外強度
+有許多設計特別且富有挑戰的地圖

-劇情故事短又平庸
-太多技能點,點到最後技能樹都滿了還剩一堆不知道要做什麼用

簡單又好玩的遊戲,英雄和防禦塔的能力還蠻平衡的,所以防禦塔在殺怪的時候你也不會閒閒沒事做!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
56.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
My favorite tower defense game of all time. It has literally everything you want in a TD.

* Strategic depth - the ability to actually make choices that matter and having to rethink if your choices didn't work.
* Increasing difficulty levels.
* Extra challenges (heroic mode, iron mode).
* Great music & sound effects.
* Addictive gameplay.
* Secrets - achievements - clickables.

The game is available (not with all the levels, and not with the element of heroes) for free as a flash game. Some people may consider this a negative (amagad paying $10 for a game I can get for free?) but I consider it a positive - the free version is easily accessible, treat it as a demo or play it whilst waiting for this version to go on sale.

Kingdom Rush on steam is 100% worth the cost for the amount of entertainment it will offer.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Great game, can be a little difficult at times. A Classic TD you need to have if you love the TD genre.
Great Cartoony feel and a bit of comedy on the side.

For those achievement hunters, achievements are easy to moderate but are worth the playtime.
This being said, I enjoyed these as some are the games easter eggs.

GOOD GAME: 8/8 m8
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
66.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Grapics:
-Not pixelated
-Oldish
7/10

Sound/Music:
-Music is fricking awesome
-Phrases for towers and heros get old quick
8/10

Combat:
-Tower Defense is my favorite kind of combat and is done well for the game
-The heros is a good add to the game making it not easier to beat the level, but interesting
-However the heros lack character, they seem like the same generic character, the only difference is stats and look, which is all you really need, but still.
-The upgrades for each tower are great. Once you level them up to 3, you have a choice between to upgrading paths, and they have different abilities.
-The towers are, Barracks, Archer Tower, Dwarven Bombard, and Mage Tower and they work very well, even though there's only 4 different towers, they play it off very well.
8.5/10

Difficulty:
-It can be very hard at times, never in the beginning but once you beat the campaign and get additional levels, those are very hard
-The villians are strange, some are harder to beat than others, but why do some of the easier ones come up later in the game? Like the Giant Rats, they are easy and the Skeletons are harder to beat, yet it takes a couple more levels to get to
7/10

Story:
-The story is that there's this bad guy who wants the kingdom and you have to stop his forces using the king's, at one point you get to use the king to win the main campaign.
-It's not that important to know the story but it's still informational
8/10

The rating for this game is a 7.7/10, I would definitly reccomend this to anyone that wants a good game for a long car ride, or just a good old tower defense game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
It's just as fun as it was years and years ago as a flash game. The difficulty spike after the main story, in the side missions, allows players that want a challenge something more to do. Buy it on sale and enjoy it
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
A fun, addictive Tower Defence strategy game. It has beautiful cartoon environment changing as the game proceed, great towers and enemies art and the soundtrack fits the atmosphere. This is a must have for all TD game lovers.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
tHE BEST GAME EVER I HAVE BEEN PLAY SERIOUSLY
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
I haven't had this much fun with a tower defence in ages! Love the artwork, love the gameplay and it has some interesting ways to upgrade towers. The strategy element is also really good!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Tower Defence fan?

Yep, you are in Right place. The game is amazingly beautifully and has some RPG elements. You can select heros to help you in you quest, Different heros will have different special powers, Rest is usual stuff. Upgradeable tower different towers give different defence.

All in All Good game enough to consume your 10-15min break in office :P
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This is a very fun game! probably the best Tower defense i have played in a long while.

All you do in this game is place tower's and defenses and do not let a single baddie through. You get heroes along the way, also you get to upgrade your 'perks' to make the game either smoother for you or challenging.

Placing these towers and defense posts can never be more scary as each placement may either favor you or screw you, so be aware of the surroudings each map. You can go through the game again or a particular level again with all of your upgrades in tow so while it maybe consider cheating in some small aspect, honestly it will make the level less frustrating and more fun to enjoy.


Recommend!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
This game is definetely on the top 5 best TD games Ive Played. It's graphics are better than most tower defense games and more interesting style and feel reather than the common tower defense games. 8.75 / 10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
This game is really fun and challenging for everyone who likes towerdefence games...
There is the main campaign (kill the evil wizard), once you finish that one you will unlock 3 other campaigns which are harder and even more fun!

I've played a lot of TD games... but this one is without question my favorite.

Pros:
- funny, cartoonish art
- good story/good gameplay
- lots of levels and the levels get harder
- upgrades! (you can get stars on levels = upgrade points)
- every level has challenge modes
- every tower has unique abilities
- awesome heroes that will help you

Cons:
- some levels will take some time to complete (no speed up button)
- addictive... not sure if this is bad :P

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Fit for a king!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
This is the best Tower Defense game I have ever played, and I highly recommend it.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
yes yes and yes! my favorite tower defence game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
AWESOME tower defense game! Easy to learn, fun to play, goofy little animations, and lots of humor -- the dwarves that man the Tesla generators are especially hilarious ("Toasty!"). Towers are upgradable with lots of cool options. The only thing that's weird about this game is its difficulty curve. There are three difficulty settings: casual, normal, and hard. I played the entire campaign on normal and got 3 stars on most of the missions without too much difficulty. However, once you beat the normal campaign it unlocks a bunch of bonus missions...and this is where the difficulty suddenly ramps up. I couldn't beat most of these on "normal". On "casual" some of them are still insanely hard, while others are totally managable. Other than that, it's a great game. It only cost me a few bucks and it's given me 19 hours of fun already. Totally worth buying!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
This one ... is one of the best tower defence game I ever play. I was looking for this game a long time to came to STEAM from independence studio. I was playing this game a long time ago as an flash version ... and even that time this game was one of the best.

Game is great mix of tower defence game and hero RPG. You can XP your hero inside battlefield up to level 10 and also each hero got their own special abilities. There is a system of buildings upgrades (like better sniper shots, or poison arrows, and other stuff) and spell upgrade (battle spells ... like meteor or patriots).

Game difficulty (hard as usual) is pretty fine and sometime can be really hard even in base game system. Game also provides to "hard core" players a few more difficulty levels on each one of base levels as it is ... HEROIC ... game difficulty on each level provides to player some more "restrictions" on each of battlefields (for example you cannot use hero, or use only archer buildings, ...). And of course there is another "BLOOD HARD CORE" level on each battlefield ... and this one is called an ... IRON ... game difficulty level, that restricted you abilities even more.

Game is pretty hard so its better to find somethin easier for the kids and let adults beat this one for them.

Game is also a time eater ... more then week of gaming to beat this to be sure (I mean HARD settings and also HEROIC and IRON stages).

Worth any money (best in sale) ... one of the best tower defence games I ever play.

+ graphics
+ levels difficulty
+ RPG elements
+ mechanics
+ HEROIC + IRON stage
+ heroes
+ side skills (meteor, villagers)
+ BIG PICTURE (controller support)

- ?

Graphics: 6/10
Sounds/Music : 6/10
Mechanics: 6/10
Idea: 5/10
Story : 3/10
Addicting: 9/10
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Verdict: 8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
9/10
Fun, addictive, casual
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
You should play this for the King! Those who won't... I pity the fool!
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