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 (72 reviews) - 93% of the 72 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (3,270 reviews) - 96% of the 3,270 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 (72 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (3,270 reviews)
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Seal Darklight
( 34.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I loved Kingdom Rush As A Kid. It was a fantasy tower defence game and it started out as a Flash game and later on it camed to app and to Steam. Steam is a little bit better than Flash because it had more levels and towers were fixed. The game had memorable enemies, memorable towers, good Music, allot of refences (like Bombardiers said Hail To The King Baby) and also had Landskapes that fit well with fantasy. The Villian Vez´nan is a stereotypical villian but i still loved him, i mean he doesnt do anything and sends his enemies but my good his a fan Of Many Villians and Dark side users. His the icon of the entire Kingdom Rush Series and had many appearances in other video games like ToToTemple. You can also get steam cards wich has only 5 cards to make a stamp. Big bertha is my favorite tower not because it has Rockets and looks better than tesla its because it wrecked the entire enemies and i use tesla when dealing with Hordes of enemies but most of the time you need to use Tesla.

Pros
+Good level design
+Good music
+Memorable enemies
+Steam Cards
+Towers are great
+Even More Memorable Villian Vez´nan
+Good graphics
+Funny
+You can fully complete the entire Achievements

Cons
-Heroes (the only best heroes out there are Oni, Hacksaw and Elonora)
-Some towers are overpowered like Sorcerers and Tesla
-Some towers are least used like Big Bertha and Musketeers
-Early levels music is pretty bland

Thats all to say but ill have to say Its actualy my opinion the best tower defence game of all time and later on theres gonna be a sequel. Ill give it 5/5
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Gaz2g
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
The game looks cool, funny and worth the 9$.
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gette
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
i remember playing this on newgrounds, good to see it made it's way to steam
overall really fun and challenging tower defense
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Mudvayne75
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Great game.
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ninja!
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
I gave it a try.. it was not my schtick. I don't like that you have to put the buildings in designated locations, as opposed to wherever you want. The waves are slow, with no seemingly way to speed up the movement. Just too slow, with too few options for my liking.
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PuRe
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Good Game
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Xavironi
( 26.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
BEST TOWER DEFENSE EVER!!! SHUT UP AND BUY IT!
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vaz
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
One of the best tower defense games out there, a bit short but tons of fun.
Some bugs with the minimized screen but that shouldn't really be a huge problem.
Would recommend to any tower defense game lover.
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lambert.wang
( 85.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
very good game!
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vanutama
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Kingdom Rush is a tower defense game with a funny art and cool explosion :D
The unique feature is on heroes and special abilities. The Kingdom Rush started out as other conventional tower-defense game: build your towers, upgrade them, and continue to wipe off the enemy waves. But Kingdom Rush introduced heroes—singular units you could use for hold back the boss of enemy.
Never tired to play this game in PC and my mobile phone.
Great game!
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Valaryon (Utile Dulci)
( 102.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Fun and sometimes extremly challenging. Get all the achievements!
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Shrek
( 30.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
A decent tower defense with ok graphics. I was upset there was no speed controls, but after some playing you'll see why you wouldn't want it. It takes some strategic planning to get the heroic and iron challanges, which is a plus since a lot of DT games just hand these to you
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TehGoat
( 26.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
This game is currently ruining my life, it really is. It really struck a cord with me when I was looking for a simple yet challenging 2D TD game to kill some time with, it's everything I was looking for and more.

Hoping for Origins and Frontiers to make it to Steam as well, so I can put my tablet away again.
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Chill
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Great graphics, fun references, a lot of enemies. A bit difficult but once you get all the stars, it gets easier. Yipikay mother f***** !
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Beef Donair
( 26.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Wicked game... try it... if you like tower defense... this is the game.. too bad they don't put their other games on steam as I would buy them. Till then I will wait.
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Silverfire
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Fun game... one of a kind
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Falstad
( 43.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
This game is awesome! If you like TD games this is a must. It's fun, has great variety and provides a challenge. There's levels you'll crush the first time and others that you'll have to think about to complete.

Highly recommended.
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Bonobo / Poolopow
( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Elves are OP, so it's a good game.
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maldaTef
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
This is so addictive thing!

I remember, how I played this game in browser. It was fun. But this version is even better! Tons of achievements, many levels, cute stylization, enjoyable gameplay. Sometimes I'm surprised how much time I've spend on it. I must say, it's great tower defense game and it's really worth to pay for it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Incredibly enjoyable game. Great tower defense, various enemies, many buildings and upgrades, lots of levels and most importantly, lots of fun. It's challenging, yet not ridiculously hard, engaging and addictive. The only downside? Selling buildings is very easy and it doesn't require confirmation, which means you are very likely to accidentally sell one of your (probably best) buildings while clicking fast to upgrade it. And you can't take it back. Still, this game is definitely worth the full price.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
I am a huge tower defense game fan, and for this reason became a member of the Kongregate game website years ago because of its variety of quality tower defense titles. While the Protector series of tower defense games remains my favorite, Kingdom Rush is one of the highest quality games in the genre you can find. It remains a classic of the genre much like GemCraft and even the Bloons series because more than anything else, it emphasizes fun and strategy.

Kingdom Rush is highly colorful and has dashes of humor, and is an absolute joy to play. You will make your way through a light-hearted campaign, collecting stars from levels (awarded based on how well you do in each level) to unlock upgrades. There are way more stars available to collect here than you will need, keeping frustration low if you cannot ace a particular level due to the fact that you can simply collect stars from other levels. Some levels are very easy or fairly simple, while others are a challenge and can have you repeating them using different strategies until you finally surpass them.

Towers have multiple upgrade paths that add to the strategy of the map depending on the routes you choose. You can also bring heros along on the regular campaign missions out of your pick of twelve (unlockable through the campaign) that can move freely on the map and can move throughout the waves to where she/he is needed. After beating the campaign, you gain access to a few more maps that you can play. It also deserves mentioning that after beating each campaign level, you can try out two different modes of play on that level to earn additional stars (these modes are more challenging and have different rules).

My only complaint about the game is that it is so short. Depending on your skill level, difficulty level, and whether or not you are interested in the additional modes, you can beat the campaign in a number of hours (it took me a little less than ten). Because Kingdom Rush is currently $9.99 full price, I think this still makes it a good deal dollar-per-hour-of-gameplay wise, as I have not beaten all the levels with the additional modes selected. Completionists can expect to get dozens of hours out of the game, and the replay value here is sky high. After beating the game, it remains fun and diverse enough to warrant additional playthroughs down the line. Unfortunately, Kingdom Rush is just so fantastic and fun, that regardless of how much content it offered, it may never have felt like "enough." I suppose that's a good problem to have.

For tower defense fans like myself who don't agree that tower defense is overdone and will play any game in the genre, this game is one of the best. For those who aren't normally fans of the genre, this is one of the few that you will most likely enjoy. Kingdom Rush is one of the pinnacles of the tower defense genre and I would recommend it to all fans of casual strategy games.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
102.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Fun and sometimes extremly challenging. Get all the achievements!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
This game is currently ruining my life, it really is. It really struck a cord with me when I was looking for a simple yet challenging 2D TD game to kill some time with, it's everything I was looking for and more.

Hoping for Origins and Frontiers to make it to Steam as well, so I can put my tablet away again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Simple yet addictive. A few small unique tweaks make the overall experience unique in the Tower Defense genre.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Fun game... one of a kind
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
i remember playing this on newgrounds, good to see it made it's way to steam
overall really fun and challenging tower defense
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
63.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Kingdom Rush has cute graphics, as many tower defence games do. On first sight, I wasn't sure I liked the tiny sprites, but I soon started to love them. A lot of screen-space is given over to inert scenery, which seems wasteful, but I think it is down to the origins of the game on mobile phones and tablets. You need plenty of space when you're poking your finger at a tiny screen. I can vouch for this, having now played 'Kingdom Rush: Frontiers' on my phone. Fortunately, there is no 'pay to win' in the Steam version of Kingdom Rush.

The game is tongue-in-cheek fantasy, with all the cliches you'd expect. The hero characters include a mine-planting dwarf, an overweight king on a sedan chair who throws food and drink, an ice queen, and a gnome riding a pair of robotic legs with buzz-saw arms.

Just because it looks cartoony, don't think this game is a push-over. Even on casual, beyond the first third of the game, the levels are quite challenging and require you to adopt an appropriate strategy. Your tower building exploits are enhanced by upgrades that you earn, which can be freely redistributed. You also get to choose which hero to use on each level, which can make the difference between a successful outcome and abject failure. Another key skill is calling in waves of enemies early, for which you are rewarded with a few coins towards your building costs and a reduced spell cool-down.

Overall, this game is very good fun and full of humorous characters. It's the best TD game I've played after Defense Grid 1&2.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Very good game with good graphics. Very fun to play
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
YIPEE KA-YAY, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥S!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
the best game ever rate it 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
a great game for stratagy or puzzle fans.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
168.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
I actually found this game for free in a browser through a search engine. Then I bought it on Steam. That's how much I love it. It's adorable, simple, but still a challenge and you can play it in short bursts. Perfect for someone who wants to game but doens't have hours and hours to sink into one. On that note, I can still totally play it for 6 hours straight. >> Totally worth the $10 price tag.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Bought Kingdom Rush, immediately played it, played for almost 8 hours straight (took 1 break)...my g/f is mad...do I have a g/f anymore?...Time to play more!!

TD at its absolute best!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
best tower defence game on steam, the best in my opinion, kingdom rush would be brilliant if it had a multiplayer; 2 player co-op beaten; well beaten my experience pixel monsters on PSN and PS3; and the graphics and gameplay definitely are done well
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Best tower defence game there is!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
I can turn an "Evil Giant Forest Troll" who has 4000 HP to a Sheep.

Best Game, 10/10.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
58 of 70 people (83%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
I could've played this for free.
I paid for it.
I wish i paid more.
11/10
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
I don't often play tower defense games but when I do, I play Kingdom Rush.

Polished to the max, it doesn't get much better than this. Graphics are candy-like, controls are good and responsive. AI makes little stupidities now and then but the majority of the time it behaves decently. Difficulty level is balanced well even for a novice like me. So yeah, would recommend, even if you generally dislike the tower defense genre like me. Maybe you, too, will be pleasantly surprised.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
Personal rating: "Excellent" = 5/5

PROS:
+ great art style
+ awesome twoer defense elements
+ cool puzzles/levels
+ fun achievements
+ Heroic & Iron mode level variant
+ 26 levels (78 with Heroic & Iron mode)

CONS:
- Kingdom Rush Origins & Kingdom Rush Frontiers are not on Steam
- makes you angry when that last minion ruins your perfect score

Comment:
This is how tower defense games should be! Gorgeous art style with fun gameplay and OPTIONS! You can change difficulty, you can change it up with Heroic and Iron mode, you can choose from 12 heroes, you can give perks to towers and abilities. But most of all you can choose your own strategy. While some levels really require you to go a certain path, a lot of the time you are free to choose the tower combination you like. I would like to be critical and point out the flaws of Kingdom Rush but as far as tower defense games go this one is perfect. It pushes the right buttons for me and if you are a fan of tower defense games this one is a must!

P.S. - Great Defender, Heroic Defender & Iron Defender only unlock in Normal or Hard difficulty, but you only need to finish the first 12 levels to unlock them
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