What are the best tower defense games for iOS?

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    World of Warships

    JB
    Jack Bailey
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "I've loved this game since it came out. It's full on strategy and naval clashes. Maybe it's because i'm really into battleships and stuff but definitely one of my favorite games!!"
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      Kingdom Rush

      Kingdom Rush is a real-time single-player tower defense game developed by Ironhide Game Studio. Published by Armor Games and originally released on July 28, 2011, it is the first of third games in the Kingdom Rush game series.

      Games

      Android, Windows, Mac, Online, Linux, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Michael Anderson
      Written on July 13, 2018
      "Kingdom Rush is a great amount of fun and challenging which is always something I look for when playing tower defense games. I'm collecting heroes at this moment and although..."
      MA
      Michael Anderson
      Written on July 13, 2018
      "Kingdom Rush is a great amount of fun and challenging which is always something I look for when playing tower defense games. I'm collecting heroes at this moment and although I had to spend on most of them, the gameplay makes up for it."
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      Gloria Rodriguez
      Written on May 23, 2017
      "Kingdom Rush is a pretty cool tower defense game for iOS. You will defend a kingdom from trolls and wizards and things with towers and spells. It is a smooth running game you should try."
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      Charlotte Fu
      Written on June 1, 2017
      "I'm looking for a tower defense game and this fits the bill nicely. It looks easy enough and doesn't seem like it has some huge backstory and a lot of extra stuff to do. It lets you get right down to the game."
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      Bloons TD 5

      Bloons TD 5 (Bloons Tower Defense 5) is a tower defense game developed and produced by Ninja Kiwi. Originally released on December 13th, 2011, Bloons TD 5 is the fifth installment in the Bloons Tower Defense game series.

      Games

      Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

      $2.99

      JH
      Joyce Hill
      Written on July 13, 2018
      "I enjoy playing this game and have beaten a lot of levels, I love that it's a challenging tower defense game with stellar graphics and gameplay. I can't wait for the next..."
      JH
      Joyce Hill
      Written on July 13, 2018
      "I enjoy playing this game and have beaten a lot of levels, I love that it's a challenging tower defense game with stellar graphics and gameplay. I can't wait for the next installment to come out because I'm pretty much invested."
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      Peter Price
      Written on April 15, 2017
      "Trying to find a decent tower defense game on iOS can be a major headache. So many copy cats and lack of innovation gets a bit tedious. I thought it would be neat to have a multiplayer tower defense game. That's exactly what Bloons TD5 offers, it has the tower defense gameplay I love with new features that mix it up a lot. The biggest plus is that I can play with my friends on the go."
      PR
      Peter Rice
      Written on June 5, 2017
      "The overall feel and look to the game looks a bit childish for people that are trying to find the best tower defense games that are available on iOS. In order to appeal to a more mature audience it may be necessary to add graphics that work with an older audience."
      AJ
      Aanya Jindal
      Written on April 30, 2017
      "If you are looking for a great game, I recommend you check out Bloond TD 5, it is a game where you get to build towers. There are so many interactive levels and it is extremely rewarding to advance levels. This game is available in IOS."
      BH
      Brandon Hudson
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "This is awesome. It has cool aspects to the game, and I would use choose this one. There is some competition to this, but overall can't go wrong here."
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      Plants vs Zombies 2

      Plants vs Zombies 2 is the sequel of the original Plants vs Zombies. This is a casual game offered by Electronic Arts. This is available for Android devices and iOS that requires 8.0 or later.

      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      BW
      Brittany West
      Written on July 13, 2018
      "Honestly, why are y'all taking the word "tower defense" so literally? Plants vs. Zombies may not be about defending towers but it pretty much has the same concept and..."
      BW
      Brittany West
      Written on July 13, 2018
      "Honestly, why are y'all taking the word "tower defense" so literally? Plants vs. Zombies may not be about defending towers but it pretty much has the same concept and gameplay. The home of brains being the tower. Anyway, i've been playing pvz for quite some time now and it still entertains me a lot."
      HR
      Heather Riley
      Written on April 6, 2017
      "I was looking for some new tower defense games for my iPhone. I tried Plants vs Zombies 2. It's a fun game and easy to learn and play. But it's not quite what I was looking for because it's quite simplistic and it's about defending one's "brain" and not a tower per se."
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      Nicole Dixon
      Written on February 14, 2017
      "Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a good tower defense game, though not a traditional one. But, this link goes to the Google Play store, so it's not going to be a good solution for someone needed the game on iOS."
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      Lauren Ford
      Written on April 1, 2017
      "Plants vs Zombies 2 is just as good, maybe better, than the first. It's such a fun game, but pretty addictive. Would recommend!"

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Did you know that Rampart, widely regarded as the father of the tower defense video game genre, was released in 1990? Atari Games, one of the pioneers of developing video games, released the arcade game Rampart in 1990 and became a hit among arcade goers since it combined two genres of video games into one, with the game featuring both the characteristics of shoot 'em up and puzzle games. In the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, arcade games became less famous because of home video game consoles, but Rampart followed the trend and ported the game into the small video game consoles like the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Sega Mega Drive/ Genesis and Game Boy. The console versions, which were updated to be compatible with the different controllers of different engines, were received well, particularly the Mega Drive version, which was rated 90% and was named as one of the Hyper Game Award winners by MegaTech. Wanting to pay tribute to the game's influence, it was included in the Midway Arcade Treasures compilation that can be played on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube, and later on the Midway Arcade Origins compilation, which was ported into PS 3, Xbox 360.

    1. 61
      Fieldrunners 2

      Fieldrunners 2 is a tower defense game developed by Subatomic Studios, LLC for iOS and Android devices. Build epic mazes out of powerful weapons to defend the world from the invading Fieldrunners!

      Games

      Android, iOS

      $2.99 - with in-app purchases

      JT
      Jesse Tucker
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "I am always looking for tower defense games on my iOS device. I have tried many different games, but have always come away unimpressed. I recently tried the game Fieldrunners..."
      JT
      Jesse Tucker
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "I am always looking for tower defense games on my iOS device. I have tried many different games, but have always come away unimpressed. I recently tried the game Fieldrunners 2, and I think I have finally found a winner. I love the graphics, custom layouts , and ease of play on the game. It is definitely a game that I got all of my friends hooked on as well."
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      Paul Ray
      Written on March 22, 2017
      "Has a really high rating with over 10,000 reviews. Builds on the success of the original tower defense Fieldrunners game with new weapons, levels and strategies to unlock. Really addictive for only a few bucks!"
      PR
      Pablo Rodríguez
      Written on March 5, 2017
      "I don't think that Fieldrunners 2 is a good solution for tower defense games on iOS. The solution given is on the android play store. I think this is not available on iOS"
    2. 59
      Anomaly 2
      A sequel to the critically acclaimed Anomaly Warzone Earth. It is a hybrid of tower defense and tower offense so you'll get to play both sides of the field at some point.
      Games

      Android, iOS

      $4.99

      JT
      Jose Thompson
      Written on January 13, 2017
      "I have to brag on Anomaly 2 for a moment. I had been struggling to find a good tower defense game for my Iphone for quite some time until I finally found Anomaly 2. It has..."
      JT
      Jose Thompson
      Written on January 13, 2017
      "I have to brag on Anomaly 2 for a moment. I had been struggling to find a good tower defense game for my Iphone for quite some time until I finally found Anomaly 2. It has been a true gem for me. I love everything about it, especially that it allows you to play both sides of the field in a hybrid of tower defense and tower offense."
      CW
      Charles Wells
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "I like to play games on my tablet and Anomaly 2 is well designed for it. Alien monster games are my favorite and the graphics were incredible. This is the best money I have spent for a game in a long time. Anomaly 2 is a sequel to Warzone Earth , there are lots of new elements that really put your skills to the test."
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      Angela Xiao
      Written on June 6, 2017
      "They have really upped the graphics in this game. I like that you are basically playing tower defense against tower offense. Very stimulating and fun!"
    3. 56
      geoDefense
      geoDefense is a 2008 tower defense game created for iOS devices developed by Critical Thought Games. The geometric vector creeps are fast and intense. With 30 different maps, each its own puzzle, you'll have to work fast to keep up.
      Games

      iOS

      $1.99 - With in-app purchases.

      DH
      Douglas Howard
      Written on May 3, 2017
      "GeoDefense adds a cool visual spin to the classic tower defense games you'll see on computers. With an air of technology and virtual reality, these graphics definitely add to..."
      DH
      Douglas Howard
      Written on May 3, 2017
      "GeoDefense adds a cool visual spin to the classic tower defense games you'll see on computers. With an air of technology and virtual reality, these graphics definitely add to the experience that is GeoDefense. This games goes to show you don't need super-creative monsters and designs for a great game, but simply a great idea, and some killer visual effects."
      WY
      Wendy Yin
      Written on May 3, 2017
      "GeoDefense is an awesome tower defense game for iOS. I love how much this reminds me of playing arcade games. I had so much fun blasting away. Plus, I appreciate how well it works on an iPhone."
      HR
      Harry Ramos
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "This game requires alot of thinking but its very fun. If youre into tower defense games and have ios then this is the game for you."
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      iBomber Defense
      iBomber Defense combines classic tower defense gameplay with the intense action and strategy of the original iBomber games. Keep enemies at bay all over the world using a variety of weapons and tactics, from rattling machine guns, explosive cannons and awesome anti-aircraft artillery.
      Games

      iOS, Windows, Mac

      $2.99

      LJ
      Lawrence Johnson
      Written on March 26, 2017
      "IOS has tons of Tower defense games. I was lucky enough to try iBomber Defense today. It is very engaging. It seems that the levels are longer than I expected but this is not..."
      LJ
      Lawrence Johnson
      Written on March 26, 2017
      "IOS has tons of Tower defense games. I was lucky enough to try iBomber Defense today. It is very engaging. It seems that the levels are longer than I expected but this is not a bad thing. This game has elements not in other tower defense games which make it more interesting to me."
      TJ
      Teresa Johnson
      Written on March 10, 2017
      "iBomber is a fun defense game to play to pass time. I like that I can pick it up any time and not miss any of the action. I like the variety of weapons and vehicles that you have at your disposal."
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      Kelly Ellis
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "Classic game play set up. Awesome weapons."
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      7 Cities
      7 Cities is a tower defense game developed by Neptune Interactive Inc. that willtake you back to the ages past when pirates attacked the Seven Golden Cities of the Amazon.
      Games

      iOS

      $2.99

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      Lawrence Burke
      Written on July 13, 2018
      "An underrated tower defense game that I spend too much time playing. If you're up for a challenge I think that this is a great game to start off with."
      LB
      Lawrence Burke
      Written on July 13, 2018
      "An underrated tower defense game that I spend too much time playing. If you're up for a challenge I think that this is a great game to start off with."
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      Christopher Hudson
      Written on July 18, 2017
      "This is a pretty good solution, since it fits both the game genre requested, and also the operating system. The drawback is that it links to a product that cost money, even though many of this type of product are free (with ads)."
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      James Torres
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "This game is not as good as it used to be. Some of the features are broken and others direct you to ads and/or porn sites. I would say stay away!!"
      PW
      Phillip Walsh
      Written on March 2, 2017
      "7 Cities looks like a great option for a tower defense game for iOS, if I had iOS I would give it a try."
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      Plants vs Zombies
      The dead have risen! Defend your home using a vast arsenal of battle and resource-producing plants against different types of zombies. Put up your defenses before they break down your door and munch on your brains!
      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      TG
      Tyler Gonzalez
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "I love to play tower defense games to pass time. A lot of them aren't graphically that impressive. While I was browsing the app store for iTunes, I noticed that there was a..."
      TG
      Tyler Gonzalez
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "I love to play tower defense games to pass time. A lot of them aren't graphically that impressive. While I was browsing the app store for iTunes, I noticed that there was a great game to play called Plants vs. Zombies. After playing it, I realized it's probably the best tower defense game available for iOS."
      JH
      Joyce Henderson
      Written on June 8, 2017
      "A classic game that I've been playing for a long time. One of my favorite strategy games!"
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      Sandra Wright
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "I heard this was a cool game."
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      Tower Defense: Infinite War

      Tower Defense: Infinite War is a revolutionary classic defense game packed with action and strategy. You can choose between 40 different campaigns and 7 challenge maps.

      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Lawrence Fisher
      Written on July 13, 2018
      "Playing this game makes me feel like i'm playing a video game on my console instead of my iphone. It's that intense! Since i'm a person who likes to taking my time learning..."
      LF
      Lawrence Fisher
      Written on July 13, 2018
      "Playing this game makes me feel like i'm playing a video game on my console instead of my iphone. It's that intense! Since i'm a person who likes to taking my time learning the ropes of a game, i've become quite a pro. At first, it may seem daunting to play but if you learn the tricks and strategize well, you'll get used to it and become addicted to the game"
      AJ
      Alan Jenkins
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "Tower defense: Infinite War is not my first choice for an iOS tower defense game. The graphics are unappealing, and the animations are awful. It is not a pretty sight to look at. The game play is also a little clunky, which can make for an annoying experience."
      AK
      Anthony Kennedy
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "Tower defense: Infinite War is not my first choice for an iOS tower defense game. The graphics are unappealing, and the animations are awful. It is not a pretty sight to look at. The game play is also a little clunky, which can make for an annoying experience."
      AK
      Aanya Kapoor
      Written on March 23, 2017
      "One of my favorite tower defense games. There are enough campaigns and levels to play to keep you entertained for hours. Very addicting."
      DW
      David Weber
      Written on June 6, 2017
      "I think that TowerDefense: Infinite War looks like a good tower defense game, but the solution given is for Android."
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      Defender II
      Your castle is under attack! The new Defender II game features new elements to help you in defending against relentless and neverending enemies.
      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Vincent Weber
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "There's a ton of tower defense games for iOS, but not really any quality ones. I've been wanting to just play a tower defense in my spare time. Luckily for me, Defender II has..."
      VW
      Vincent Weber
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "There's a ton of tower defense games for iOS, but not really any quality ones. I've been wanting to just play a tower defense in my spare time. Luckily for me, Defender II has fallen onto my phone. It's pretty fun defending my castles from the hordes of monsters."
      JL
      Jacqueline Lawson
      Written on March 2, 2017
      "This game looks cool but it is for android. I need a game for iOS."
    9. 44
      Clash Royale
      Clash Royale is a real-time online PvP game that allows users to collect cards that can be used to upgrade spells, improve troops, and erect defenses. Use a wide array of cards to defeat other players in battle!
      Games

      iOS, Android

      Free - with in-app purchases

      JB
      Jeremy Bryant
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "A realtime game set in various arenas. Players attempt to defend their own tower and attack others. Earn chests for defeating a rival. You can form and play as a clan and..."
      JB
      Jeremy Bryant
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "A realtime game set in various arenas. Players attempt to defend their own tower and attack others. Earn chests for defeating a rival. You can form and play as a clan and play 1 on 1 or 2 on 2 vs other clan members."
      SW
      Susan Wells
      Written on June 2, 2017
      "I think that this game is very active. It has nearly 300,000 votes alone with very high ratings. This shows that it is a very strong contender in the genre of game."
      MK
      Mary King
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "Pretty good little phone game. Nothing special, but still worth a play."
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      Castle Defense

      An addictive tower defense game that lets players choose between 3 classes as their hero and deploy them to the battlefield. Upgraded equipment will allow them to gain more power and easily defeat their enemies.

      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      RD
      Roger Duncan
      Written on February 16, 2017
      "Castle Defense is a great tower defense game, it's called Castle Defense HD on the IOS platform. You can get upgrades, units and defensive stats added to army to keep you..."
      RD
      Roger Duncan
      Written on February 16, 2017
      "Castle Defense is a great tower defense game, it's called Castle Defense HD on the IOS platform. You can get upgrades, units and defensive stats added to army to keep you busy."
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      Claire Shi
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "I like choosing the wizard as my warrior. I could play this game all night."
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      Sarah Rose
      Written on March 21, 2017
      "This game is for Android, not iOS. Therefore, not a solution at all."
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      Defenders: TD Origins
      This game merges classic tower defense gameplay with collectible card mechanics.Your towers, spells and traps - all are the magic cards. Collect them and fuse them to make them even more powerful!
      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      George Silva
      Written on June 24, 2017
      "It's an impressive situational game overall for mobile but has some quirks. It appears the interface has some difficulty with certain devices so control may be difficult for..."
      GS
      George Silva
      Written on June 24, 2017
      "It's an impressive situational game overall for mobile but has some quirks. It appears the interface has some difficulty with certain devices so control may be difficult for some people to master. In addition, some levels of the game are quite buggy which can lead to further frustration. Know what you're getting before you buy it."
      KC
      Kevin Chen
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "TD Origins is one of my favorite tower defense games. It has kept me entertained for hours."
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      Metal Slug Defense

      Metal Slug Defense, the legendary 2D action shooting game developed by SNK CORPORATION, returns as a tower defense and strategy game on Android and iOS devices.

      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      KC
      Katherine Crawford
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "I really like Metal Slug Defense as far as defense games go. It's one of the better defense games out for the iOS if you ask me."
      KC
      Katherine Crawford
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "I really like Metal Slug Defense as far as defense games go. It's one of the better defense games out for the iOS if you ask me."
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      Janet Lucas
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "Sucks that this game isn't for iOS. Played it on a friend's phone and it's really addicting and fun."
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      Evil Defenders

      Evil Defenders is a tower defense game developed by CP Decision. It allows users to build and upgrade powerful defensive towers, use special landmarks unique to each map, and cast spells to repel enemy forces to defend their home turf against invaders.

      Games

      Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

      Free - with in-app purchases

      JM
      Jerry Mendoza
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "Evil Defenders is easily the best tower defense game I have played. While hard and time consuming, there is never a dull moment. It also has the best graphics of any tower..."
      JM
      Jerry Mendoza
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "Evil Defenders is easily the best tower defense game I have played. While hard and time consuming, there is never a dull moment. It also has the best graphics of any tower defense I've played."
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      Dylan Ryan
      Written on April 26, 2017
      "I had a lot of funny with Evil Defenders and i enjoy playing it on my i-phone while commuting to work. You have to grind heavy for achievements but i found it to be rewarding."
      SR
      Susan Ray
      Written on February 20, 2017
      "I like the reviews and information included with the description. It makes it really easy to decide if I want to go to the trouble of getting the game."
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      Epic War TD 2
      Prepare yourself to be thrown into the heat of pure tower defense battles. No gimmicks, no free-to-PAY, no paywalls - just strategy, mass destruction and epic battles.
      Games

      Android, iOS

      $2.99

      KW
      Kyle Wagner
      Written on March 11, 2017
      "Epic War TD 2 features pure game play with no hidden paywalls. Setup your defenses and prepare your towers for the onslaught. There are over 44 distinct enemies that keep the..."
      KW
      Kyle Wagner
      Written on March 11, 2017
      "Epic War TD 2 features pure game play with no hidden paywalls. Setup your defenses and prepare your towers for the onslaught. There are over 44 distinct enemies that keep the game interesting and give players over a hundred hours of entertainment."
      JM
      James Medina
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "This is for android not ios. I was wanting something for ios."
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      Slime vs. Mushroom2
      Be a wise leader of slime tribe and save your slime friends. Your mission is to defend slime village from evil mushrooms by placing different slimes with their various capabilities in the best strategic positions.
      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Laura Peterson
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "If you're looking for a tower defense game, this is a pretty good one. It's an easy game to play, but it does keep you interested. It isn't my favorite game to play, but it..."
      LP
      Laura Peterson
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "If you're looking for a tower defense game, this is a pretty good one. It's an easy game to play, but it does keep you interested. It isn't my favorite game to play, but it isn't the worst way to kill some time!"
      JC
      Jose Cunningham
      Written on April 24, 2017
      "This is a nice game for a fair price, i usually play this game on my lunch break, and before i goto sleep. I would give it an overall 4+ because it's very entertaining."
      HW
      Heather Watkins
      Written on June 9, 2017
      "A very fun game! However, it gets kind of repetitive so it is best to only play it once in a while."
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      Tiny Guardians
      A tower defense game... without towers! Summon unique guardians to defend Lunalie against various enemies as she journeys through the wilderness of Prism in search of her missing aunt, the Sorceress.
      Games

      Android, iOS

      $3.99 - with in-app purchases

      DC
      Donna Collins
      Written on February 8, 2017
      "This game is so fun! I just love the cute art style. Following the story mode is very fun, I love learning about the characters."
      DC
      Donna Collins
      Written on February 8, 2017
      "This game is so fun! I just love the cute art style. Following the story mode is very fun, I love learning about the characters."
      TW
      Tiffany Wan
      Written on February 5, 2017
      "I was intrigued by the description and decided to give it a try. It was fun and engaging. I didn't want to put it down."
      JW
      Juan Weaver
      Written on May 11, 2017
      "Very exciting and fun game. Its a challenge to play and can quickly be understood with a bit of practice."
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      Tower Duel

      Tower Duel is a tower defense game with a real-time strategy pace where players simultaneously attack and defend against real players using towers and units.

      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      BJ
      Brian Jensen
      Written on January 29, 2018
      "Tower Duel is a really enjoyable tower defense game I often find myself playing. I think the fact that a lot of my friends are so into it also drew me in. Tower Duel is pretty..."
      BJ
      Brian Jensen
      Written on January 29, 2018
      "Tower Duel is a really enjoyable tower defense game I often find myself playing. I think the fact that a lot of my friends are so into it also drew me in. Tower Duel is pretty challenging. It's real time strategy and it's really competitive. You'll need to adapt and really be able to make decisions on the fly to overcome your opponents. I often meticulously go through my decks to strategize the best way to play out a winning strategy. It's a lot of fun and there seems to be endless strategies to keep me occupied with being, well, the best!"
      SW
      Samantha Washington
      Written on February 1, 2018
      "I have always enjoyed playing tower defense games so upon trying out Tower Duel, I would say that it is definitely one of the better tower defense games for iOS. The graphics are amazing and has all the components you would want to see in a tower defense game. The real-time strategy and the need to adapt to overcome your enemies will surely be a great hit as you strive to build your deck to create the best strategy."
      RD
      Raymond Douglas
      Written on January 31, 2018
      "This game is okay but not a big fan. I feel like its lacking graphically, looks like something straight out of the 90's but without any nostalgic response for those of us that actually lived in the 90's."
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      Radiant Defense
      A tower defense game set in a vibrant universe invaded by countless alien hordes. Build your space fortress any way you wish, set up wide variety of weapons and traps and let the invasions begin!
      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      SS
      Shreya Shah
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "Radiant Defense is definitely a good game to play on your iPhone or iPad, but it can get expensive to play, so the fun of it can wain a bit. If you are open to buying add-ons..."
      SS
      Shreya Shah
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "Radiant Defense is definitely a good game to play on your iPhone or iPad, but it can get expensive to play, so the fun of it can wain a bit. If you are open to buying add-ons frequently, then this is a good one to try, it is challenging and well done, but definitely gets expensive and there are other tower defense games that give are fun without draining your wallet so quickly."
      BS
      Bobby Simpson
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "Tower defense games are my favorite, and Radiant Defense, which puts you in charge of defending your tower against raids by alien hordes, is one of the best. This link is for downloading the app for Android, but Radiant Defense is available for iOS as well. Check it out!"
      MM
      Marcela Muñiz
      Written on April 29, 2017
      "This game is fun and interactive. It is bright colorful and takes strategic planning."
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      Sentinel 4: Dark Star

      In the game Sentinel 4: Dark Star, you can deploy devastating towers, battle across vast landscapes and earn a wealth of upgrades as you explore the mystery of the Dark Star.

      Games

      Android, iOS

      $3.49 - with in-app purchases

      KJ
      Kathleen Jordan
      Written on May 1, 2017
      "If you are dying from a lack of tower defense games on the IOS market, Sentinel 4 is a great fix for a while. Its packed with loads of tasks and defending your land proves to..."
      KJ
      Kathleen Jordan
      Written on May 1, 2017
      "If you are dying from a lack of tower defense games on the IOS market, Sentinel 4 is a great fix for a while. Its packed with loads of tasks and defending your land proves to be a never ending task. Assuming, more games are as well-thought out as this one, this could very well be a solution to this problem."
      BC
      Bryan Cole
      Written on February 11, 2017
      "This solution is simply not good enough for the problem. The solution is there but the description is not enough to solve it on its own. I would add more detail to this solution to solve the problem."
    20. 22
      Alien Creeps TD

      Alien Creeps TD is a tower defense game for iOS and Android devices. Aliens want to invade Earth. Boom and blast those creeps with powerful towers! Mow them down with sturdy infantry units and armed heroes!

      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      LN
      Lidia Nieto
      Written on May 16, 2017
      "Very addicting game. Can definitely be a great time filler and more. Reminds me of a lot of the app games I have on my Iphone now that I play when I have time here and there..."
      LN
      Lidia Nieto
      Written on May 16, 2017
      "Very addicting game. Can definitely be a great time filler and more. Reminds me of a lot of the app games I have on my Iphone now that I play when I have time here and there to fill. Definitely provides a lot more details to the game play and reasons to put more and more time into it. 50 levels can take awhile alone to play them all."
      RJ
      Robert Johnston
      Written on February 2, 2017
      "This tower defense games actually keeps things original, which is impressive. It's the most fun one I've played since Plants Vs. Zombies."
    21. 19
      Kingdom Rush Origins

      Kingdom Rush Origins is a fantasy action defense game developed by Ironhide Game Studio and is the third game in the Kingdom Rush franchise.

      Games

      Android, iOS

      $2.99 - with in-app purchases

      SH
      Samantha Harrison
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Ironhide Game Studio puts out a fantasy game sure to please with its fun graphics, and all that you would expect in a Kingdom adventure. Defend you lands, and maneuver around..."
      SH
      Samantha Harrison
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Ironhide Game Studio puts out a fantasy game sure to please with its fun graphics, and all that you would expect in a Kingdom adventure. Defend you lands, and maneuver around dragons. The knights are in for many challenges and you can be part of the adventure. This is a prequel game to other Kingdom adventures and sure to please fans and make new fans out of first timers."
      ND
      Nicholas Dixon
      Written on September 30, 2017
      "I always enjoy a good tower defense game. I have never played this particular one, though. I think that Plants vs Zombies is basically the best one of these ever made. My kids think the same."
      BM
      Bryan Medina
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I don't like tower defense games much but this one definitely caught my eye. The graphics are very artistic and unique. I really enjoy playing it!"
    22. 16
      Jelly Defense

      Join the Jelly forces and lead them to glory in this uneven and fierce fight against the invaders. Use your tactical skills to tip the scales of victory in your favor in order to save the Diploglobe and the Jelly nation from the aggressors.

      Games

      iOS

      $2.99

      CT
      Carolyn Turner
      Written on June 9, 2017
      "Do you love tower defense games? Who doesn't, right? But do you like CUTE tower defense games? Jelly Defense is about the cutest I've ever seen. If you like the..."
      CT
      Carolyn Turner
      Written on June 9, 2017
      "Do you love tower defense games? Who doesn't, right? But do you like CUTE tower defense games? Jelly Defense is about the cutest I've ever seen. If you like the tough-as-nails, military style of the genre, then this might not be the right game for you, but if you like adorable, squishy, huggable characters, then you just have to try this version of the classic game we all love so much."
      EV
      Eva Vásquez
      Written on March 18, 2017
      "Recently, I got bored with all the games that I was playing on my phone. The IOS Appstore can be pretty limiting on really good games. But I found Jelly Defense, a tower defense game. It's so addicting. I have been playing it for a few weeks now and I still can't put it down!"
      DP
      Debra Porter
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "This is an OK game. The storyline is a bit hard to follow at first, you get into it the more you play. The graphics are alright."
    23. 14
      Bloons TD Battles
      Bloons TD Battles lets you go head to head with other players in a battle for victory. This game is designed for multiplayer combat, featuring the ability to control bloons directly and send them charging past your opponent's defenses.
      Games

      Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, PS4, XBOX ONE, Nintendo Switch

      Free

      KH
      Kenneth Harvey
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "The solution given is for steam and I do not have iOS so I can not say whether this is one of the best tower defense games on iOS but it is fun to play on steam."
      KH
      Kenneth Harvey
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "The solution given is for steam and I do not have iOS so I can not say whether this is one of the best tower defense games on iOS but it is fun to play on steam."
      DN
      Doris Nichols
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Excellent tower defense game for iOS. Not the best controls, but once you're used to them, it can flow smoothly and you can kick some major butt."
      MW
      Mary Wallace
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This is a super awesome, fast paced tower defense game. I freaking love it. This is one of the best."
      TM
      Tyler McDonald
      Written on December 29, 2017
      "Bloons TD Battles is a great head to head game."
    24. 12
      Kingdom Rush Frontiers
      Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is a tower defense game developed by Ironhide Game Studio. Published by Armor Games on June 6, 2013, Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is the second installment in the Kingdom Rush tower defense game series.
      Games

      Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux

      $1.99

      SH
      Samuel Harper
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I was looking for a challenging, engaging tower defense game for my Iphone and Kingdom Rush Frontiers fit the bill! I can't stop playing it! The price is cheap and it's well..."
      SH
      Samuel Harper
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I was looking for a challenging, engaging tower defense game for my Iphone and Kingdom Rush Frontiers fit the bill! I can't stop playing it! The price is cheap and it's well worth it. With a great variety of enemies and bosses and a ton of different mazes, it keeps me occupied for hours!"
      RD
      Rishika Dasgupta
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Kingdom Rush Frontiers is a realistic and fun game for ios devices. This game has many options and levels and if you have an ios device the graphics are detailed."
      CA
      Christian Anderson
      Written on September 30, 2017
      "This fun little game was a blast to play. It really kept me coming back for more and I did not want to put it down!"
    25. 10
      Myth Defense 2: Dark Forces

      Myth Defense 2: Dark Forces is a tower defense game developed by Smartpix Games. This version of the game allows users to be in the camp of the dark side. Gamers can build towers and traps using the tech of Orcs, Goblins, and Necromancers.

      Games

      Android, iOS, Windows, Amazon Appstore

      Free - with in-app purchases

      HH
      Heather Hanson
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This game is pretty fun and as a bonus there is a free version available so you can try it out before upgrading to the full paid version. I think the graphics are decent and..."
      HH
      Heather Hanson
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This game is pretty fun and as a bonus there is a free version available so you can try it out before upgrading to the full paid version. I think the graphics are decent and it's a pretty complex tower defense game for your iOS device. I have it on my phone and it runs well. I've never had a problem with it."
      BW
      Brandon Wilson
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Tower defense games are still super fun to play after all these years for me. One of the best I have tried so far is Myth Defense 2 DF . You battle dark forces. It has elements familiar and new to me. I enjoy playing this whenever I have down time. I recommend this to any tower defense fan like me."
      MG
      Michael Gutierrez
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I really like tower defense games, and the first I played was on iOS when the iPhone was recently released, and it was called Castle Crashers. I liked the layout of this because it showed other tower defense games besides just Myth Defense 2, on the side of the screen."
    26. 7
      OTTTD

      Lock, load and let the gibs fly in OTTTD, a Tower Defence/RTS game with RPG elements that pits you against some of the weirdest creatures in the multiverse. 

      Games

      Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

      $3.99

      RM
      Roy Medina
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "So, I was on a journey looking for some good tower defense type of games and I came across OTTTD. It is really, really fun. I would highly recommend you check it out. I have..."
      RM
      Roy Medina
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "So, I was on a journey looking for some good tower defense type of games and I came across OTTTD. It is really, really fun. I would highly recommend you check it out. I have been playing it every chance I get, it is literally that much fun. It's for iOS too."
      RM
      Rebecca Mason
      Written on January 4, 2018
      "if you have played one tower defense game then you have played them all. This one offers nothing new. especially the "idle" part. i dont want to play a game i dont need to actually play"
      CB
      César Bautista
      Written on January 3, 2018
      "If you love mobile Tower Defense games with RPG elements then OTTTD is the best one for iOS. It an array of creative and colorful characters to play and fight against."
      CW
      Charles Wood
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This game is okay as far as tower defense games go. I wouldn't say it's the best out there, but it's decent."
      JS
      Jack Snyder
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This game is good and i would love to try because it has good reviews"
      AD
      Arnav Dutta
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This game looks real fun and would love to try it"
    27. 4
      Idle Tower Defense

      Idle Tower Defense is a tower defense game that stands out from the rest of the games in the same genre. The game negates the need for endless and needless tapping due to its active play aspect.

      Games

      Android, iOS, Online

      Free - with in-app purchases

      MH
      Mildred Hawkins
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This is a great highly rated tower defense game for both iOS and Android. It updates frequently, and has lots of fun features -- I like that I can play this game anywhere,..."
      MH
      Mildred Hawkins
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This is a great highly rated tower defense game for both iOS and Android. It updates frequently, and has lots of fun features -- I like that I can play this game anywhere, anytime, and come back to it when I have time to play!"
      AM
      Amanda Mason
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "Idle Tower Defense reminds me of Clicker Heros, not that I'm saying that is a bad thing. It's a nice little tower defense game and it's one of the few I've come across for IOS that actually plays well."
      LS
      Larry Simpson
      Written on January 3, 2018
      "if you have played one tower defense game then you have played them all. This one offers nothing new. especially the "idle" part. i dont want to play a game i dont need to actually play"
      RH
      Robert Harper
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "If you want to play Tower Defense on your iDevice you can't go wrong with Idle Tower Defense. Excellent mobs and compelling strategy."
    28. 2
      Sanctum
      Sanctum is a tower defense game developed by Cofee Stain Studios. Published by Coffee Stain Publishing, the game is a mixture of the traditional tower defense game and first person shooter game.
      Games

      Windows, Mac

      $9.99

      JS
      Jacqueline Shaw
      Written on May 30, 2017
      "It is not a bad game, especially if you can get it on sale or some sort of promotion. It is a difficult game so you have to a fan of tower defense games. You can google some..."
      JS
      Jacqueline Shaw
      Written on May 30, 2017
      "It is not a bad game, especially if you can get it on sale or some sort of promotion. It is a difficult game so you have to a fan of tower defense games. You can google some of the solutions to a map if you need help. Graphic and the response are very good."
      PD
      Philip Dunn
      Written on January 6, 2017
      "This is a decent take on the tower defense genre. I like FPS elements added to the game, however I wish there was an option to save at any time rather than being forced to save only at checkpoints."
      KH
      Kathy Hill
      Written on October 24, 2017
      "This is a great tower defense game. Graphics have a unique feel to them. Objectives are interesting and a bit different than the norm."
      SH
      Steven Hansen
      Written on May 7, 2017
      "This is a great game, but it isn't for iOS. It's just for Windows or OSX so if you're looking for a mobile game, look elsewhere."
    29. 0

      Crazy Kings is a role-playing tower defense game developed by Animoca Brands. This iOS game features more than 500 free levels, 90 collectible cards, 18 diverse spell abilities and more. 

      Games

      iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      CB
      Calvin Bradley
      Written on October 18, 2018
      "It reminds me of Kingdom Rush in graphics and play. it has slightly less story but tremendously more levels to play. Its free with in app purchases. I would highly recommend..."
      CB
      Calvin Bradley
      Written on October 18, 2018
      "It reminds me of Kingdom Rush in graphics and play. it has slightly less story but tremendously more levels to play. Its free with in app purchases. I would highly recommend it!! im shocked so few people have heard about it."

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    Summary

    Best tower defense games for iOS
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Kingdom Rush Games 76 Free
    2 Bloons TD 5 Games 65 Paid
    3 Plants vs Zombies 2 Games 63 Free
    4 Fieldrunners 2 Games 61 Paid
    5 Anomaly 2 Games 59 Paid
    6 geoDefense Games 56 Paid
    7 iBomber Defense Games 56 Paid
    8 7 Cities Games 51 Paid
    9 Plants vs Zombies Games 50 Free
    10 Tower Defense: Infinite War Games 48 Free
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