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 (50 reviews) - 96% of the 50 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (3,341 reviews) - 96% of the 3,341 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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Chi
( 16.4 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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PoorAfricanBoy
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This is a good game
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PoloBaquerizoH
( 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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Sonora
( 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 worth 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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Capable Chevvy
( 62.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
The only thing negative about this game is that it is the only version available on PC! I would literally buy all the DLC and all the versions if I could.

Awesome levels, funny bosses, what more could you ask for.
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Nat Stead
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Mage towers are bugged on armour shred upgrade. If theis was fixed it would get a positive review.
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stefan.ashall
( 40.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
One of the 2 best tow defense games I ever played. Challenging and a lot of frustrated fun! :)
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HoofArted
( 50.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
The best Tower defense game I have ever played! Very well done!
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Hiro
( 25.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
awesome game but can use some command upgrade
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jcnfinch
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
When tower defense games first became big, close to 10 years ago, a lot of flash trash got thrown out onto mobile stores and sites like Armor Games. Kingdom Rush started out as a flash game on Armor Games, but was, shockingly, really good. It's well balanced, good cartoony art style (similar to PvZ but fantasy) and fun challenges.

The main negative is the price, as what started out as a free flash game is $10 here on steam, with minimal improvements. It does go on sale often and get thrown in a lot of bundles, but even a nominal price is more than free.

The other negative is that the two sequels are gonna stay mobile only, as the developer didn't code them in unity (this is actually a ground-up unity port).
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
If you think I missed something in my review feel free to tell me

Kingdom Rush

A TD close to my heart Kingdom Rush can be used as an example of an ideal TD for some cases. I will add a TL;DR at the end.

Gameplay

Kingdom Rush has 26 levels (well 78 if you count Iron and Heroics level variations), 68 different enemy types, 4 different types of towers with 2 specializations each, and contains 12 different heroes that will be unlocked as the campaign is completed. As you select each level you can read the description telling you the story of Kingdom Kush.

This game requires you to be smart with tower and hero placement alike unless you wish to be overwhelmed by the waves of enemies. You get to choose between 3 different difficulty levels to casually play or make every single movement and purchase count. The heroes are very well varied along with the towers and their specializations. Most likely to get a feel for the game it would be encouraged to go and play the flash version (much more limited but will show you the general game mechanic).

Graphics/Sounds

Personally I love the artstyle of the Kingdom Rush franchise and it was a major contributor to making me first try it when it was first released. The art throughout the game on everything is very well done.

The music is a bit adventurous, fitting with the game quite nicely. The sounds of towers when they upgrade specializations is a personal favourite with the little phrases heard.

Pros/Cons

Pros

+ Beautiful Artstyle
+ Very Strategical (later on)
+ Tower variations, enemy variations, and hero variations
+ Replayability

Cons

- Weird glitch I found where when exiting you run into a screen with just KR banners everywhere
- Hero reliance in certain areas (This is not for all people but for some being a problem)

Final Thoughts

My time on steam is a lie, for I have also beaten Kingdom Rush on mobile and flash and still enjoyed it massively with beating it on steam again. Definitely a game I would say has to be tried if you like tower defense games. A personal favourite and I can't wait for the next in the series to hit Steam!!

TL;DR

An amazing game that should be at least tried by anybody who likes tower defense games. A good amount of quality content and an amazing artstyle cam easily make this recommendable. To make sure this game is for you there exists a much more limited version on Kongregate (flash version) which can be used to grasp the general direction of the game before you decide if you would like the full and luscious package.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
62.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
The only thing negative about this game is that it is the only version available on PC! I would literally buy all the DLC and all the versions if I could.

Awesome levels, funny bosses, what more could you ask for.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.4 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
65.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
- Awesome Game!
- Better than the app!
- All Heoes unlocked through gameplay, not in-app-purchases!
- Trading cards are cheap aswell!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Epic tower defence game. Cute graphics, good style and well-balanced gameplay. Music is OK.
What I love about this game: I couldn't beat it down to the last star. I did most of the levels with 3 stars and iron/heroic challenges, but some of them on casual, same as mobile version. Love the challenge, but not enough to sit down and do every last thing :D

The game's short (I completed it in a day on mobile) but very enjoyable. I'm not much into tower defence games, but this is by far my favorite game of this kind.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person 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.

---------------------------------------------------------

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.

---------------------------------------------------------

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"

---------------------------------------------------------

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 worth 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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
If you love Tower defense games, you will love this one, and if you don't even know what is a Tower defense game this is a great one to begin with. Why?

+ Easy to learn
+ Funny cartoon style graphics
+ Background music is enjoyable
+ Voice acting is funny and uses popular movie lines in ways that still makes me giggle, like the "Yippee ki-yay, mother%$#%!! " the dwarves say in the canon towers everytime you upgrade the missile ability
+ High replay value (addictive)
+ Different towers, heroes and skills combinations may work on the same level
+ You may reset and reassign points in your skill-tree as many times as you want
+ Adjustable difficulty for newbies and hardcore gamers
+ Lots of campaign levels
+ Developers added extra levels in two ocassions, and they were for free!!! And included more Bosses!
+ Did I mention Bosses fights??
+ Extend variety of monsters
+ Most achivements are easy to get, others may require a little bit of grinding, but just a little bit
+ For easter eggs you may check guides, but before that I suggest to click on things that caught your attention in the scenarios

Now the bad...

- For some people the background music may be too repetitive, specially if you are replaying the same level many times (to accomplish the challenges)
- I cannot think about more bad things

I got this gem on sale in a bundle, just this game was worth the full price of the bundle.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Best Tower Defense game ever played!
I bought all parts of Kingdom Rush on my iOS, Android and several copies (for my friends) on Steam!
Bravo!
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
If there is one single mobile title that is worthy of giving it a try - it’s Kingdom Rush. It is a clever tower defence packed with original graphic style and mechanics that demands creative and truly strategic approach to the game. I really liked these small Easter eggs that you can find on different levels. Some of the levels allow extra opportunities like freeing a giant yeti that will help your towers in fighting incoming waves of enemies.

There is a decent variety of enemies. Sometimes they spam you with their numbers. On other occasions they regenerate health or ignore certain types of damage. There are few to none universal combinations of towers - you will have to be always ready to send reinforcements and upgrade your towers.

All in all, no map seems to repeat others, every level is intriguing and intense.

I am really sad that developers couldn’t port the sequels (Kingdom Rush Frontiers and Kingdom Rush Origins) to PC. Hate to play on smartphone.
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