What are the best Android tower defense games?

Are you fond of playing tower defense games but don't have your own computer? Well, say no more, because these Android apps will have you playing the video game genre that you love on your very own mobile phone anywhere you want. With this selection, you'll definitely find what you're looking for!

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    #1Bloons TD 5

    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

    Jacqueline Myers
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "When it comes to tower defense games, Bloons TD remains to be the most addicting to play. I've played loads of TDs and deleted them off my phone eventually because they were quite a drag but Bloons TD always keeps me occupied in the best way!"
  2. 15

    #2Tower Madness 2: 3D Defense

    Tower Madness 2: 3D Defense

    The sequel to the hit tower defense strategy adventure TowerMadness. Protect your flock using quick thinking and an arsenal of awesome TD weapons. Tower Madness 2: 3D Defense is developed by Limbic for Android devices.

    Games

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Amber Tian
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "I remember playing the first Tower Madness game on my dad's iPad and that was the first time I was introduced to TD games. Tower Madness 2 is a nice upgrade from the original although the gameplay remains pretty much the same."
  3. 10

    #3Dungeon Defense

    Dungeon Defense

    Dungeon Defense is an easy to play tower defense game with retro graphics and sounds. Players can eliminate enemies with different mercenaries. The strategy game is developed by GameCoaster for Android devices.

    Games

    Android

    $0.99

    Harold Little
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "Dungeon Defense gotta be the most unique td on this list if we're doing a comparison with the game's graphics that remind me of old school GameBoy cartridge games."

DID YOU KNOW?

Before they became a mobile craze and phenomenon, tower defense games, otherwise known as TD, was a subgenre of real-time strategy (RTS) PC games. But, the beginning of tower defense games dates back to the early ’90s with an arcade game called “Rampart.” Ahead of its time, the game’s primary goal was to defend a castle by placing cannons across the map. Also, the player has to repair them between several waves of attackers. Because of the game’s accumulated success and innovation, it saw its birth across different platforms. Some examples were Super NES, Game Boy, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Gamecube, and the most recent one being PlayStation Network. A few years later, user-created maps for tower defense games started to appear in PC games. Starcraft, Age of Empires II, and Warcraft were among those that proved to be quite prominent in online lobbies.

A few years later, independent game developers started creating their own stand-alone tower defense browser games by using Adobe Flash. Before, tower defense games had themes involving space and medieval times. Players defended castles, trees, ships, and bases from monsters, aliens, and all sorts of mythical creatures. Now, child-friendly versions of the game have become a huge hit. Instead of defending castles from monsters, players pop balloons and protect a picnic from ants. The most famous one involved defending your own house from invading zombies by using the very plants that you grow right outside your house. Who would have thought that a single game made by an independent developer would turn into a full-blown genre? And that very same genre would become a multi-million dollar platform? Tower defense games have come a long way and only the future knows where it’s headed to next.

  1. 4

    #4Plants vs Zombies

    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

    Coco Jin
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "PvZ is honestly my childhood!! I initially played this game on a PC because i didn't have a smartphone then but once i got one, this is one of the first games i downloaded. Remains to be a classic tower defense game."
  2. 3

    #5Defenders 2: Tower Defense CCG

    Defenders 2: Tower Defense CCG

    Defenders 2: Tower Defense CCG is a tower defense CCG (collectible card game) developed by Nival, Inc. as part of the Prime World series. The strategy game requires Android 4.2 and up and iOS 7.0 or later.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rakesh Dutta
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "Defenders 2 is an overall good tower defense game i just wish it allowed me to do challenges offline. I'm not always connected to wifi..."
  3. 2

    #6Kingdom Rush Frontiers

    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

    Henry Jenkins
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "Out of all the Kingdom Rush tower defense game, I think frontier is the most thougout out in terms of strategic gameplay. It's not mind-dulling like most TDs i play.."
  4. 2

    #7Myth Defense 2: Dark Forces

    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

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Vincent Bailey
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "I appreciate that myth defense 2 is a GLOW UP from the first game and I enjoy playing this TD nonstop!!!"
  5. 2

    #8Bloons TD Battles

    Bloons TD Battles
    Bloons TD Battles lets players 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

    Ernesto Santillán
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "Hands down my favorite Bloons game. The colorful graphics and addicting gameplay has me hooked!"
  6. 1

    #9Tiny Guardians

    Tiny Guardians

    Tiny Guardians is 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

    Angélica Castillo
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "This is a really wonderful tower defense game but I felt like there were too little levels to play with. Hope more levels are added!!!"
  7. 0

    #10Castle Defense

    Castle Defense

    Castle Defense is 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

    Chris Tang
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "There are better tower defense games out there like tower madness or bloons that's why castle defense for me pales in comparison. It's still ok to give it a try tho"

Summary

Best What are the best Android tower defense games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Bloons TD 5Games 16 Paid
2Tower Madness 2: 3D DefenseGames 15 Free
3Dungeon DefenseGames 10 Paid
4Plants vs ZombiesGames 4 Free
5Defenders 2: Tower Defense CCG Games 3 Free
6Kingdom Rush FrontiersGames 2 Paid
7Myth Defense 2: Dark ForcesGames 2 Free
8Bloons TD BattlesGames 2 Free
9Tiny GuardiansGames 1 Paid
10Castle DefenseGames 0 Free
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