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 (1,925 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 6, 2014

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July 4

The Curse of Castle Blackburn is out!

Hello Steam fans!! We're happy to announce that The Curse of Castle Blackburn is now available!

From its unholy castle, Lord Blackburn has risen and threatens to enshroud the realms in perpetual darkness. Prepare to face dread and despair, as you embark on a quest to lift The Curse of Castle Blackburn!

Update features:
- 4 new stages of dread and despair! Battle through cities of the undead and forbidden cemeteries to reach the legendary cursed castle!
- 8 new unholy enemies! Undead hordes, revolting rat-men, fallen champions, and even wicked broom-flying witches!
- Boss fight: Face Lord Blackburn in an epic battle that will shake you to the bone!
- 5 new achievements!
- Easter eggs, specials, legendary monsters... and more!

We hope you enjoy it :)

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June 27

The Curse of Castle Blackburn out on 4th July!

We're happy to announce that The Curse of Castle Blackburn will be available next 4th of July!

We hope you enjoy it :)

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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!
  • 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
12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
56.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
A simple, difficult fun game that you can play for long or short amounts of time.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
yes yes and yes! my favorite tower defence game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
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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16 of 32 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
It is gooD
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Fun game that can keep you glued to your seat for hours.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Easy to learn Tower defense and Challenging too. ~ 7/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
A humorous cartoon spin on the classic tower defense genre.


Hint: It's way better than the flash version!
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9 of 20 people (45%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
nice game sadly enough not enough content to be good its the same as the free to play version on armored games
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Fun tower defense game, though I beat it rather quickly...
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
3/100 needs a better killstreak system and noscope support
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4 of 15 people (27%) found this review helpful
67.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Having played this game on both PC and mobile, I have to say I prefer the mobile version. This game is small, cute, and a time killer. Very much a mobile game. It is not the type of game I would want to lose myself in for hours as I want from my PC games. The genre of the game doesn't fit the platform. Otherwise, it is the archetypical tower defense. Nothing special about it.
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22.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
If you enjoy tower defense games then you should play this one. It's long enough to be fun and short enough to beat the whole game in one day.
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61.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I love this game. Buy it. There's a free version available, but support the devs so they add EVEN MORE CONTENT. :)
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24.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Addictive. Epic. Fun. Love it !
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13.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Surprisingly fun! I really enjoyed the game's graphics as well as casual gameplay. I got instantly hooked.

Only downside is that you reach the point where you have all upgrades very quickly.

7/10
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