Tower defense games have taken birth on the more popular platforms of iOS and Android but more people are looking for them in the Windows Store for their Windows 8, Windows 10 tablets and PCs, as well. Here are top 15 tower defense games for you to play on your Windows 8, 10 device.
We have mentioned some of these apps in our list with the best 18+ Windows 8, Windows 10 games to play, so head over there if you are interested in more awesome games for your Windows 8, 10 tablet. It’s hard to say which was the first game to introduce the tower defense style of games, but what is sure is that it has become a loved genre.
So, here’s the top 15 tower defense games to play in Windows 8, 10. As always, if you play or know another reliable tower defense game, then do share the information with us by leaving your comment at the end of the article.
Best tower defense games for Windows PCs
- Pirates Love Daisies
- Defense Zone 2
- Royal Revolt
- Radiant Defense
- Hills of Glory 3D
- Vikings Tower Defense
- Paper Defense
- Siegecraft Defender
- Prime World: Defenders
- Last Hope – Heroes Zombie TD
- Swamp Attack
- Defend Your Life!
- Epic Incursion
- Bloons TD5
I couldn’t say why exactly, but this is my favorite Windows 8 tower defense game. Maybe it has to do with the cartoonish graphics, but overall, it just feels like one great Windows 8 game that I gladly recommend.
Davey Jones is sending his minions to collect your most precious resource, your Daisies!! Hire a crew, and use them to thwart the creeps. Fast paced Tower Defense action! Block legions of minions from collecting your precious daisies. Multiple maps and game modes. Post your scores on a global leaderboard!
The new, engaging levels are even more stunning and impressive. New weapons have been added, along with new opponents, and even more action and tactics. The game settings are balanced to meet the goals of different players. If you want to test your skills and strategy, you can play the difficult level. If you are just playing for fun, then choose easy or medium level. Greater variety of weaponry and landscape types gives you huge freedom in choosing your battle tactics. Choose the right weapon type and position to make sure your defense is effective. Airstrikes and the possibility of temporarily increasing weapon power can give you the advantage, and guarantee you will never get bored in the battle process.
Update: Defense Zone 3 is now available for download. The long-awaited sequel to Defense Zone 2 brings new weapons, landscapes, and options. The core of the game is still the same, but now everything happens at a larger scale.
3. Royal Revolt
Royal Revolt is a brand new reverse T-defense game for Windows with beautiful 3D graphics and intuitive touch and/or mouse controls! Lead your soldiers to victory against your greedy relatives who have stolen your father’s throne.
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Radiant Defense is 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! Radiant Defense is free to play without any ads, supported only by in-app purchases. Each in-app purchase greatly enhances your tactical options.
“It’s time to save Europe and make History. We’ll land in Italy, fight many battles to reach Germany and end this War. We need you to maintain our most critical positions!”. Lose yourself in Hills of Glory 3D, a WW2 reverse tower defense game with stunning 3D graphics. In this war game, defend your bunker against hordes of enemies with the military arsenal at your disposal. Rifle, mortar, flamethrower, air strikes… don’t hold back!
I always found something mysterious about vikings…But this game doesn’t have to do anything with that, as it’s all fun and entertaining spending of your time!
Vikings! Tower Defense lets you take control of the Celts and repel the encroaching horde from both the sea and land. Bright, inviting graphics and animation as well as intuitive mechanics reveal a fiendish, hectic game of strategy. Players must gather money and place characterful units such as the hefty Caber Tosser and even Nessie herself to win and triumph over the Viking menace.
A very original Windows 8 tower defense game, Immune is a game where you have to protect your organism against viruses. Speaking of which, I’ve got a naughty cold right now…
Prepare your vitamins, take your pills, This is a tower defense game based in the immune system against viruses. – 40 Rounds, -5 Scenarios, – 9 Towers with 4 evolutions each one, – 12 types of viruses. New scenarios and play modes soon.
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Paper Defense seems like a very basic Windows 8 tower defense game, but you will be surprised at the amount of fun you can actually have by playing. Download it at once!
Paper Defense is a Tower Defense game. Buy towers to protect yourself against waves of enemies.
This game is highly addictive and will hook you in front of your computer’s screen for hours on end. As a player, you’ll build your own castle defense and protect the Knights from the evil Lizardmen.
After nearly 2 years of peace from the great wars of Siegecraft, the usually reclusive Lizardmen have risen up against the Knights of Freemoi. Where are your allies, the Vikings and Samurai of Freemoi?
Here’ what to expect from this game:
- Classic TD game play set in the beautiful world of Siegecraft.
- Over 1 Million people have enjoyed the world of Siegecraft to date!
- Dozens of enemies on screen at once, all rendered in amazing 3D!
- Real-time shadows and pixel shaders for your visual pleasure!
- 15 unique towers and 18 unique units
- Over 30 levels and more than 10 hours of campaign mode
- Endless single player maps for infinite game play
- Multiplayer for fun combat against your friends in local hotseat.
Prime World: Defenders features fantastic graphics and a bevy of magic tricks that you can use to protect your towers and fend off the attackers.
Enter the Prime’s World Universe and destroy countless enemies with towers and magic. Make your own unique cards collection and fuse your towers to get them even more powerful! Enhance your hero, your spells and your skills, be strategic and don’t forget to try Heroic Mode to become the greatest Defender.
Key elements of this game include:
- Stunning 3D-graphics with amazing effects
- Over 26 towers with up to 25 levels of upgrades and 13 kinds of spells
- Share your progress via Facebook
- 36 types of violent monsters and mighty bosses with unique abilities
- 23 missions, extra boss levels, and randomly generated missions.
If you like playing zombie games and tower defense games, then Last Hope – Heroes Zombie TD is the perfect game for you.
Join the ongoing war, in an open world, against the zombie horde, scavenging raiders and other threats roaming the wasteland! Choose between multiple powerful heroes all with unique epic gear and skills! With the wide variety of towers you can create your own perfect strategy.
Here’s what this game offers you:
- Over 140 levels which will challenge your defense and strategy.
- 8 Special Heroes to choose between, the precious Princess, mighty Barbarian, mysterious Scout, gun crazy Mechanic, support Soldier, Mech warrior, experimenting Scientist or the righteous Sheriff.
- 12 Different Towers to defend yourself with, each with a unique research tree to make them even more powerful, including a Tesla Tower.
- Endless mode
12. Swamp Attack
Swamp Attack is not your regular tower defense, but it follows the same pattern. As a player, you need to protect your swamp cottage against hordes of crazy animales and zombies that are out to get you.
The game has more than 300 different levels, 8 episodes and Quick Missions for instant action. You can use more than 30 awesome defense tools to defend your house, including shotguns and the super A-bomb!
This awesome game challenges you to fight for your life in the human body. As a player, you’re in charge of keeping bacteria and viruses at bay using your immune system.
Think tactically, construct and upgrade buildings, reinforce troops, support them with special upgrades and annihilate the enemy with mighty powers. Battlefields are situated in 17 human body organs like aorta, appendix, stomach and you will fight even in brain.
14. Epic Incursion
Epic Incursion is a tower defense game that’s perfect for everyone. It features a n Easy Mode for children, a Normal Mode for experienced players and a Hard Mode for those who are up to the challenge.
DARKNESS is on the way to enslave this lands. Stop it now or never!
Use strategy, manage 27 unique warriors, upgrade their abilities and battle against final boss Xyllos – The Demon of DARKNESS
15. Bloons TD5
This tower defense game features unrivaled depth and replayability. The game features HD graphics, original Tracks and Special Missions, and much more. You’ll have a lot of fun playing this game.
Build awesome towers, choose your favorite upgrades, hire cool new Special Agents, and pop every last invading Bloon in the best ever version of the most popular tower defense series in history. […] Bloons TD 5 delivers hours of fun and challenging play to fans and new players alike.
There you go, there are the best tower defense games that you can download from the Microsoft Store.
If you’ve played other similar games that you think we should add them to this list, let us now in the comment section below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2013 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.