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:
Very Positive (198 reviews) - 94% of the 198 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (3,625 reviews) - 96% of the 3,625 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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Recent:
Very Positive (198 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (3,625 reviews)
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Huệ Linh (Nở)
6.9 hrs
Posted: August 31
fun game :3
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smking
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 30
I actually first tried this game on the iPad app. This one offered the exact same content, and I have really enjoyed it! I was used to the items tab from the app; since this one doesn't have those, players are required to be much more strategic with their planning. Whether that's for better or worse is your decision.

I recommend this for any tower-defense lover. The gameplay seems very unique and fresh, and although some challenges are longer, you are usually active on the battlefield which makes it less about placing-and-waiting and more actual playing.

(note: "time played" display is inaccurate. I have actually played around 20 hours)
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Hatty
8.4 hrs
Posted: August 30
+Really addictive
+Great tactics - theres branches in upgrades, so if you don't like one, go for the other type.
+You can choose your main hero - they can be ranged or up close, they fight with the camps.
+Upgrade your skills the way you want to, no set order. I went with a million fireballs.

BURN, BABY.

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[SPOILER BELOW?]

My only fault really:
The last level is super difficult for no reason, like.
First the waves, then the main boss to fight, THEN HE HAS A SECOND FORM
its ridiculous but ah well.
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ladal7
20.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
I've decided to give this game a review. So here we go.
First of all. I've always been addicted to tower defense and I must say, this is one of the best I've played. Graphics are superb. Variety is ok.(I've seen game with more tactical possibilities). The difficulty settings are very challenging an I loved it. You really have to stop and ask yourself what strategy you're gonna use to win a stage. Got it at 75% discount. At this price it was no question, but having played it, I would now say that it deserves even the full price.
Pros: -Graphics
-difficult
-strategic
-intuitive
Cons:-Not much variety in the turret,
-Can't choose exactly where you're gonna put the tower. I wouldn't mind if that was not a problem in the game . But there is stages that the tactical difficulties are entirely driven by the way they placed the building sites.

Still, at this price, it deserves it
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]CZ[ InjectVenom
15.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
Saw it, looked interesting, GOT IT! on sale for a buck when I picked it up. and I must say for someone who loves tower defense games. This game is F****** bomb amazing game, absolutely f****** amazing!

You like tower defense games ya better pick it up!
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Native Watt
14.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
Product received for free
***10/10***

Great Tower Defense
Graphics- pretty good really
Gameplay- Challenging however easy if you want it to be
Theme- Its fun, maps are detailed really nice and smooth
keybinding- Stupid easy lol
replayable- 100% You will lose track of time
Steam- Achievements / Trading Cards

Can't really think of any thing bad to say....
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Faithalor
9.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
Got on sale for $2.99. Totally worth $9.99.
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white harambe
4.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
I like it

not bad

harambe would approve

I just wish there would be a speed up option
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Zelmont
22.7 hrs
Posted: August 29
Product received for free
What can I say about this game? This is definitely the best tower defence game I have ever played. Graphics is nice and cartoony, gameplay is smooth/fun and challenging, troops are quite unique and voicelines are amazing.

Is there anything bad? Well if I really have to say something bad about this game I can say that there are few minor bugs regarding the achievements but that's pretty much it. Even with the bugs you can get ALL the achievements "easily".

If you like tower defence games then I firmly believe that you wont be disappointed if you buy this game.
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\/\/ambo
14.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
One of the best, if not the best tower defense game ever! And I am not exaggerating.
Anyone who loves tower defense will just be consumed by the game for it's style, gameplay, size and difficulty. Definetly worth the money. And if just want to get a start on the game, I would recommend the mobile version which cost less and offers the same amount of levels, just everything being a little bit inferior to the flash version.
But for everyone who has played Kingdom Rush before and loved it. This is the perfect game for you.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
67 of 71 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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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
57.0 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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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.7 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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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
12.1 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
2.2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Best tower defense game I have ever played.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Saw it, looked interesting, GOT IT! on sale for a buck when I picked it up. and I must say for someone who loves tower defense games. This game is F****** bomb amazing game, absolutely f****** amazing!

You like tower defense games ya better pick it up!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
+Really addictive
+Great tactics - theres branches in upgrades, so if you don't like one, go for the other type.
+You can choose your main hero - they can be ranged or up close, they fight with the camps.
+Upgrade your skills the way you want to, no set order. I went with a million fireballs.

BURN, BABY.

---------
[SPOILER BELOW?]

My only fault really:
The last level is super difficult for no reason, like.
First the waves, then the main boss to fight, THEN HE HAS A SECOND FORM
its ridiculous but ah well.
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