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!
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Overwhelmingly Positive (231 reviews) - 95% of the 231 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (3,542 reviews) - 96% of the 3,542 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 6, 2014

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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

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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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telekineza
61.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
This game is must have for all tower defence fans. I played every version of this game (flash, iOS, Android and now Steam). Steam version is the best version. No lagging, beautiful graphics (HD quality).

Pro: everything except missing one stage (endless stage). I would pay endless stage 5$.
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mb1412
4.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
Loved this game on my Android tablet, and love it just a little more for the computer.
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Marcuz
9.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
One of the best Tower Defence game I've ever played.
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jONKO
18.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
Extremely addictive best tower defence game ever ;)
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gsingle
27.4 hrs
Posted: September 23
The first 12 levels are awesome - a lot of fun. Then you hit level 13. And it just gets insanely hard. I went through the tips and tricks (which is just videos of someone playing), but it didn't help a lot. After several days of trying to get through a couple of additional levels, I just got frustrated and wiped it out.
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Shiroyasha
44.6 hrs
Posted: September 22
Pretty good.
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RTD
19.1 hrs
Posted: September 21
Kingdom Rush is a great tower defense game; nothing more, nothing less. It's cheerful and colorful, covered in cultural references, and an absolute gem to play. For the price, it's well worth it, but even more so if you pick it up on sale. It's a really great chill game, too, as you can leave it and let it run while you watch TV and occasionally click when towers are ready to be built. Some of the later levels are difficult, but never punishingly so, which is great for a casual game like this. Soundtrack is also nice, but not spectacular. I'd totally recommend buying it if you're looking for something to unwind to, and some of the AAA titles ain't cuttin' it for ya.
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Rodimus Mike
25.8 hrs
Posted: September 21
I played this years ago as a free Flash game, and still had to buy it so I could play it again. It's probably one of, if not the best tower defence game ever. The artwork is great, and the voice overs are funny and full of pop culture easter eggs that remind me of Warcraft 2. The levels seem simple but the more you play the more you realize how deep they are, when you start figuring out multiple ways to place your towers and still be surprised.

It's a simple game that will give you many hours of gameplay, it's worth the buy.
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Eraserhead
23.8 hrs
Posted: September 19
One of the best Tower Defense games. Very varied and challenging levels.
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Cookah
39.3 hrs
Posted: September 17
Very fun game!!! addicting and one of the best TD games Ive played.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.4 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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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Such a very good Tower Defence

I'm not a fan of this type of games but this one is so nice.

  • The hero concept is very useful
  • The different towers and the way they improve is awesome, allowing you to do a thousand combinations and strategies
  • You have to stop the enemy units to prevent then to get the portal (Because a lot of them just dodge your units), this make the game a little harder but it's cool.
  • The art work is beautiful
  • This game has a lot of funny references
  • Such a very good game for a low price (I got it for a dollar and worth every penny)
  • Those hidden achievements <3

Hundred hours of playing and frustration are waiting for you!

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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 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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5 of 5 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.

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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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
64.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Funny, addictive little game. I though it will be too easy or silly idea, but actually it takes some skill to win.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
I think this is the very best Tower-Defense Strategy game I've ever played. (Probably because I've only played 1, and it's the game I am reviewing.) Here are some pros and cons about this game:

Pros:
-very fun and easy to pick up
-funny aniemation
-the achery towers are amazing
-very good Hero's you can choose

Cons:
-a wee bit of loading

Well, you can tell this is a good game if there is only 1 con.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Best tower defense game I have ever played.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Wow, an actual non P2W Tower Defence game without microtransactions in 2016....
Who would have knew ?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 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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