If you haven’t discovered the world of Tower Defense, you’re missing out. These great open source games make the player feel like they’re the master of their own digital world! Download one or more of these fun games today to start playing. Just click on the image to get to the right pages. Enjoy and have fun!
1. When Penguins Attack
Who can resist killer penguins? The various maps and terrains keep this game fresh. Remember that your tuxedoed arch-enemies don’t follow a set path in this game.
2. Defender: Hold the Holy Pig
Balance your towers in this game to defend your realm against a wide variety of enemies. In Level 5, the Ultimate Tower provides a mighty defense against every enemy in the game. So far, we’re not sure where the Holy Pig actually may be.
3. Desktop Tower Defense Pro
This free-for-all tower game features a wooden desktop and a challenging Sandbox Mode. With 24 different scenarios, you can work with all of the available towers and upgrades. This is one of the most challenging Tower Defense games out there.
4. FlashCraft Tower Defense
Based on elements of Warcraft III, Flashcraft TD is another top challenger. In this game, your enemies can actually fight back and even destroy your towers. Unlike most other TD games, you won’t be able to see the entire map at any one time, and you’ll have to save up to create new types of towers.
5. Gemcraft Zero: Gem of Eternity
This story-mode TD game features colorful gems that can be combined to give your towers new abilities. The points used to create gems, build towers, and design traps are also your life points.
As a new twist on the old TD game, Protector features wizards and warriors instead of towers. The world map in this game is extensive enough for hours of game play.
7. Bloons Tower Defense 4
A brand new Bloons game adds improved graphics and new tower types. Besides, what could be better than a serious battle between monkeys and balloons? Hmmm… maybe they could add a few killer penguins?
8. Defend Your Honor
Play this game to become an elf on a quest for the golden statue of the Walrus King. Steal it, and you’ll command the king’s army and move into your own apartment.
10. Whiteboard Tower Defense
This odd little TD game features interesting whiteboard graphics and fun sound effects. If you can afford it, add the Boss Tower to your game for the best experience.
11. PixelJunk Monsters
In this game, you’re a turtle-backed giant changing trees into towers. If you’re struck by your enemy, you’ll bleed coins.
12. Kingdom Rush
If you like fantasy themes and cute graphics you should get a look at this TD game.
Now that you’ve discovered the vast array of Tower Defense games, take caution! Mazing in TD games is one the most addicting pastimes known to mankind. What’s your favorite one?
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