What are the best tower defense games for Android?

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  1. 106

    #1Plants vs Zombies 2

    Plants vs Zombies 2

    Plants vs Zombies 2 is the sequel of the award-winning action-strategy game Plants vs Zombies. This is a free and casual adventure 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

    Harry Moore
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "A - MA - ZING !!! I haven't had this much fun with a game in ages. Even better than the first Plant vs Zombies, which I also loved. The only problem with this game is that its addiction level is really, really high. Download at your own risk, because you wont be able to put it down!"
  2. 96

    #2Bloons 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

    Jose Kim
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "I downloaded this game last month and I am addicted. It is fun and challenging. The graphics are great. The game is hard but not to the point of frustration which I have found in other games. It's fun to feel like you are competing with other folks too."
  3. 94

    #3Toy Defense 2: TD Battles Game

    Toy Defense 2: TD Battles Game

    Toy Defense 2 is a free tower defense game available for Android devices. It has 3 game modes with PvP battles on Arena, tournaments, and missions to accomplish. It also features vehicles from different countries in the World War II setting.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Daniel Hall
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "Toy Defense 2 was deeply addictive and once I started the game, I could not stop! I felt as if I was playing at hours a time and it still felt brand new and addictive then. The graphics are quality for the price, and the gameplay is fluid! This was a great game."
  1. 91

    #4Anomaly 2

    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

    Arthur Vasquez
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "I downloaded Anomaly 2 from the Google Play store. This is a really fun game with a lot of new options. I really like the new multiplayer options, and have played this a lot over the past few days."
  2. 87

    #5Defenders: TD Origins

    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

    Humberto Domínguez
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "There are over 5 million people playing along with you on Defenders: TD Origins and it brings together "classic tower defense gameplay with collectible card mechanic" There are great features like 3-D graphics and effects, a mix of tower defense strategy with collectible card game elements and over battle towers, its considered "the greatest TD arsenal ever". "
  3. 84

    #6Kingdom Rush

    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

    Web, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS

    Free

    Christopher Mason
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "I generally like tower defense games and Kingdom Rush is no exception. I enjoyed the animations and the structure of play. The only problem I can see with this game is that if you want to beat certain levels, you almost have to purchase the better defenses, which costs money. If you want a completely free game, this might not be for you."
  4. 75

    #7Alien Creeps TD

    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

    Juan Hayes
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "It has everything you're looking for in a tower defense game: missions with variable difficulties, towers, upgrades, challenge missions with variable difficulties, daily tasks and plenty of different alien monsters to fight."
  5. 72

    #8Metal Slug Defense

    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

    Bruce Turner
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "I love this game! It is such a throwback. There is a war between aliens, humans, and robots. This game offers a multiplayer option for up to 4 players. It does contain adds in the free version, be warned, In app purchases are available. This game reminds me of a mix between sonic and mortal kombat. Definitely addictive!"
  6. 69

    #9Plants 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

    Bryan Williams
    Written on January 4, 2017
    "Plants vs Zombies is certainly the best tower defence game for android I have ever played. It is really exciting with 50 adventure modes and smarter zombies which makes me think faster while I progress. Overall, a highly addictive game, I love it."
  7. 65

    #10Radiant Defense

    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

    Justin Morris
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "The special effects of the attacks in this game are very vibrant, which makes it fun to look at. I like the theme of aliens for a tower defense game, as well. The game is not super long, but it will keep your attention for a while."
  8. 61

    #11Epic War TD 2

    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

    Christopher Morales
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "A Google Play page with a game to buy called Epic War TD 2. It is apparently in the category of 'tower defense games' although I personally am not familiar with the term. It is compatible with Android."
  9. 57

    #12Fieldrunners 2

    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

    Jacob Allen
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "Fieldrunners 2 is such a fun game! There are so many levels and the app is well-designed and functions well. I love the puzzles and creative games that you play while helping to defend the world. "
  10. 53

    #13Sentinel 4: Dark Star

    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

    Jonathan Simmons
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "As a long time lover of Tower Defense games I'm always on the lookout for a great mobile option. These are somewhat limited and what is available often lacks in quality. This is not the case for Sentinel 4: Dark Star. I am not one to pay for apps but this is such a great find I not only paid for it I bought it for my husband as well. We're both really addicted to it's awesome graphics and great game play. Don't hesitate to buy this now!"
  11. 48

    #14Tiny 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

    James Spencer
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "A very creative game tower defense game for android users. The app costs 3.99 but it is well worth it in terms of addictiveness. The game pulls you in and immerses you into the world of the Tiny Guardians. The game has over 40 different enemy types, which allows for endless hours of fun."
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    #15Slime vs. Mushroom2

    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

    Gerald Coleman
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "This game is pretty highly rated and looks fun to play. I would consider downloading it, but I'm a little weary of games that have in-app purchases, I'd rather just pay up front."
  13. 38

    #16Evil Defenders

    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

    Paul Perry
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "I enjoyed seeing the graphics on Evil Defenders. The colors and dimensions are great. This is a "building your empire" game where you have to defend it from evil invaders. I think it is challenging too because the enemies are pretty strong. This site really sold me on the game, I will definitely try it out NOW."
  14. 32

    #17Dot Defense

    Dot Defense
    Dot Defense is minimalistic tower defense game, where you build dots to shoot other shapes in the face.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Gregory Rodriguez
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "I love gaming on my phone when I have free time. I came across dot defense and it has been a blast playing and trying to make it to the next levels. It's very challenging, but when you make it to the next level you feel like you accomplished something. I love these type of strategy games that actually make you think about what you're doing."
  15. 25

    #18League of Heroes Defenders

    League of Heroes Defenders
    League of Hero Defenders is an addicted defense game that will bring you to the league of anime style heroes! Instead of insensitivity towers, now you control lively heroes.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jacob Gonzalez
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "For a tower defense game, this one is set up very well. It has received a 4.4 star rating from over 13,000 people which is difficult to do when it comes to mobile games. While not as entertaining as the Balloon Pop tower defense game, this will offer something for everyone...from kids to adults alike."
  16. 15

    #19Tower Duel

    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. The mobile game for iOS and Android is developed by Forest Ring Games.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bart De Saedeleer
    Written on December 21, 2017
    "A unique take on the Tower Defense genre! TowerDuel pits you against a real human opponent, and lets you battle in game of skill, mazing and mechanical prowess! The card upgrading system and procedural maps serve an unlimited replayability and test of the players skill in a 1v1 duel! Free to play, but really worth some real money!"
  17. 2

    #20Castle 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

    Patrick Vasquez
    Written on May 11, 2017
    "Castle defense is one of those apps I never thought I'd download. Defense games have always looked boring to me. A friend wanted me to download it, though, so I tried it. Its much more fun than I expected. I can see why it has so many players. VERY addictive."
  18. 2

    #21Bloons 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

    Brandon Barnes
    Written on April 7, 2017
    "One of my favorite genre of games is tower defense. Problem is that most of them attach weird gimmicks that ruin the core experience. Bloons TD Battles doesn't do that, at least it's not forced, it's simple and old school tower defense with a nice and charming art style. What Bloons TD does different is add a multiplayer element to it if you want to go that route. I wasn't forced to do it, so this is a neat change for those that want it."
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    #22Anomaly Defenders

    Anomaly Defenders

    Anomaly Defenders is a tower defense game developed by 11 bit studios. Released in 2014, it is the last installment in the Anomaly Defenders game series.

    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

    $4.99

    Jason Harrison
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "My short summery of how I feel about Anomaly Defenders, looks great, fun to play, and saving is broken. That third thing pretty much kills the fun off right there because I only have so much time to marathon game on my phone and I have a feeling this game is pretty long even though I'll never see most of it."
  20. 1

    #23Clash Royale

    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, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jerry Medina
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "This is a really fun game to play. It has that "old school" feel to the graphics which really takes me back. This wouldn't be the first game I would reach for but it certainly is worth a reach. I get a little obsessed at times but it is all in good fun. I highly recommend adding this one to your repertoire. "
  21. 1

    #24Tower 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

    Jonathan Cook
    Written on March 26, 2017
    "I needed something to occupy my free time. I didn't want to invest in a console or expensive PC game so I chose this one. It's really funny and equally fun to play. It was easy to get right into it and enjoy it. "
  22. 0

    #25AOD: Art of Defense

    AOD: Art of Defense

    AOD: Art of Defense is a tower defense strategy mobile game application which can be played offline. This game has dynamic battles and more than 500 sectors of real-time battles and hundreds of card upgrades. 

    Games

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alex A
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "Ok, this is a surprisingly good tower defense game! Insane amount of upgrades, it realy keep me playing. Dynamic battles won't leave you bored, over 1000 tower upgrades, beautiful locations. I realy like this game and I played dozens of other TD games already."
  23. 0

    #26OTTTD

    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

    Wayne Wood
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I like the game interactions and humor from the characters, there are good aspects to this game. I am turned of by how it is structure, it you want to get your characters up to a level that makes you competitive in the game you wither have to pay quite a bit or go through a lot of repetitive tedious play. This was a huge turnoff for me. "
  24. 0

    #27Guns'n'Glory WW2

    Guns'n'Glory WW2

    Guns'n'Glory WW2 is a strategic game where you have to defend your base by forming your best allies and developing the best strategy to defeat your opponent in the World War II.

    Games

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Linda Gibson
    Written on June 14, 2017
    "While most definitely a tower defense game, I can't call this the best. There's ads everywhere, and the only way to get rid of them is to purchase the game or play offline. This definitely isn't a good way to play anything, so I can't recommend this game at all. Go find one online or buy one through steam instead."
  25. 0

    #28Myth 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

    Jeffrey Jackson
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I'm not a fan of the tower defense genre and this game was no different, while it is fun for a couple of hours there's nothing that keeps me wanting to come back for more. As with most phone games there's a limit to how much I could take and after only a few hours, I wasn't enjoying this one anymore - it's just not for me, but it may be for you."
  26. 0

    #29Defender II

    Defender II
    Defender II is a strategy game developed by Droidhen Limited. Available on iOS and Android devices, it features new elements to help you in defending against relentless and neverending enemies.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Peter Flores
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "Tower defense games will always be classic strategy go-tos, and the standard Defender was one of the first. The sequel to that classic tower defender is just as good, probably better! With a plethora of new levels, new weapons, and new enemies to vanquish, this will keep you entertained for hours to come."
  27. 0

    #30Tower Defense: Infinite War

    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

    Donna Wood
    Written on April 11, 2017
    "Great tower game lots of fun. However, even on easy mode I feel like they make it too hard to beat so you have to buy upgrades to beat levels and you have to re buy them for each level."
  28. 0

    #31Idle Tower Defense

    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

    Rubén Arriaga
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "It is an interesting blend of Tower Defence genre and idle game mechanic. The game itself is nice, however, it becomes more and more repetitive as it progresses. It definitely needs some tweaking in order to make it more exciting. Hopefully, the developers won't let us wait for too long. "
  29. 0

    #32Kingdom Rush Origins

    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

    Sara Montgomery
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "origins is a fun and ingenious. it's the first mobile game i've ever paid for. didn't like having to pay for heroes after i'd already bought the game though."
  30. 0

    #33iBomber Defense

    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

    Deng Shi
    Written on June 25, 2017
    "This game is incredible! It is a great tower defense style game. I couldn't stop playing it whenever I downloaded it. It gets updates regularly. The upgrades in the game are great. There is a steady evolution of weapons as you progress through the game. The only downside to this game is that it is hard to put down."
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    #34Royal Offense

    Royal Offense
    Royal Offense is a tower defense game that features heroes instead of towers. Hire heroes to protect your castle from waves of neverending monsters. The game features at least 10 heroes, 12 types of monsters, and 13 levels.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Kathleen Reed
    Written on February 17, 2018
    "Not the best but it's a pretty decent game. And I appreciate that it's set up like a proper game and not a casual time waster, wait for energy or add all your friends mobile game."

Summary

Best What are the best tower defense games for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Plants vs Zombies 2Games 106 Free
2Bloons TD 5Games 96 Paid
3Toy Defense 2: TD Battles GameApps 94 Free
4Anomaly 2Games 91 Paid
5Defenders: TD OriginsGames 87 Free
6Kingdom RushGames 84 Free
7Alien Creeps TDGames 75 Free
8Metal Slug DefenseGames 72 Free
9Plants vs ZombiesGames 69 Free
10Radiant DefenseGames 65 Free
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