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 (3,104 reviews) - 96% of the 3,104 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
Helpful customer reviews
145 of 156 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Kingdom Rush
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Genre Tags: Tower Defense; Strategy; Casual
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 12-25 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Kingdom Rush is one of the most delightful Tower Defense (TD) games I have ever played. As far as game mechanics go, it is just another TD game with no real groundbreaking or innovative dynamics. But something about the art style, the animations, and the soundscape create a nice blend that is undeniably charming. This should be a welcome addition to any TD fan’s library.

Like in all good TD games, the core gameplay is extremely addictive. Kingdom Rush is well-designed to be challenging, yet not needlessly frustrating. The level design allows for creativity, but also limits your options enough so it isn’t a total chore trying to figure out what to do. That said, as you get deep into the game, it can become quite a challenge to 3-star levels; but worst-case scenario you can find guides online to help you out.

There aren’t really that many towers, in truth. But there is just enough. And they are all diverse, fun to use, and are all useful at one point or another in the game. I find many TD games with dozens of towers usually still can be beaten with only the best five, anyway. Nevertheless, to make up for the relatively low amount of towers: there are twelve hero units each with different abilities. Trying out the different heroes as you unlock them adds that bit of spicy variety to the game.

I feel it is only fair to point out: you can play the original version of the basic campaign for free on the many flash game websites out there… with microtransactions for some extra “premium” content. The Steam version comes with all content included in the price, as well as a few extra expansion levels; and of course it comes with the benefit of the “meta-aspects” of any Steam game (Steam achievements, trading cards, screenshots, etc.). You can decide what is an acceptable price for this.

If you are an advocate of TD games and can pick up Kingdom Rush for a price you are comfortable with, then you absolutely should grab it and give it a go.

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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
100.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2015
I have played the original android *sorry* [cracked] game and must say this is even better. 72 achievements to unlock, hours of gameplay. Buy this game and enjoy hours of fun if you didn't play it yet. I can't hide my excitement,
This game is definitely my favourite from all the tower defenses out there. It has beautiful cartoon environment changing as the game proceed, great towers and enemies art and the soundtrack fits the atmosphere. You can finish every level at max of 3 stars with 2 additional mode scenarios with some extra challenge (can't use mage towers, upgrade max to lvl.2 etc.). There are also boss rounds. If u like tower defense games, here the game you must have and i highly recommend this one to get.
- eargasm background music 10/10
- gameplay 10/10
- environment 10/10
- secret and nonsense achievements 100/10
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 22, 2015
There have been a lot of Tower Defense Games over the past years. Be it games that follow the classic "watch your towers destroy a ton of enemies"-formula, like the Defense Grid series or Super Sanctum TD, while others tried to get the player more involved, like Orcs Must Die and it's Tower Defense/Third Person Shooter Hybrid gameplay or the Sanctum series that mixed TD with First Person Shooter and an emphasis on Coop.
Kingdom Rush is your classic Tower Defense game, where you watch the landscape from above, place your towers, upgrade them and hopefully put them on spots so all the evil monsters don't reach the Exit.

The game is set in a Fantasy Kingdom (so expect anything from Spiders to Gnomes to Ogres and Knights) as enemies) that is presented in a cute, comic art style and features a lot of humor with tons of references to movies like Army of Darkness (the mages in their tower quote „Klaatu Barada Nikto“) and during fights there are little text bubbles with words like "Pow", basically taken straight from 1966 Batman series. It's charming and thankfully not overdone.

On your journey, that leads you through forest areas and snow landscapes, you get coins by beating the missions which you can invest to upgrade the Towers, the Knights and your Spells. Unlike other games in the genre, Kingdom Rush is a bit limited in it's towers. You only get 4: The Archer Tower, the Barracks, the Magic Tower and the Artillery but it's enough and you can not only upgrade those up to Level 3 but also turn them into specialised towers. For example the Archer Tower can later on changed into a Musketeer Garrison or the Ranger Hideout, both of them have their advantages and disadvantages, so there is a learning curve in this game ot find out how the upgrades are and what works best in each mission.
Next to that are the spells. These can be activated and then have a cooldown. One is the reinforcements which spawns 2 pretty weak fighters but the cooldown is short and the other is Rain of Fire which, after you selected the target area, sends down a couple meteors.
And the last thing at your disposal for defense are the Heroes. You unlock them one by one by playing the Campaign and they are different in their type (like a Paladin, an Archer or Thor) and their abilities. You can send them around the map but they're best used right at the exit to kill any enemy that might gotten through your defense lines.

The game is fun and as expected, thanks to all the upgradable towers and the Heroes highly addicitive. The only criticism i can bring is the missing endless mode which is something that should be here since it's a standard game mode in Tower Defense and the music is a bit on the boring side, it's not bad but it doesn't stand out either.

All in all i just can highly recommend this game to every fan of the genre.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015
One of the best tower defense games on Steam with a medieval comic atmosphere.
Challenging on normal difficulty.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.2 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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