Top iPhone Tower Defense games

Jason Parker Jason Parker, Senior Associate Editor September 30, 2009

If you browse the iTunes Store for iPhone and iPod Touch games, you've probably noticed there is no shortage of Tower Defense titles. It's probably because this genre seems to be a natural fit for the touch screen interface. I decided to put together a collection of my favorite Tower Defense games (all rated highly), just in case you've been looking for a new time-waster or just want to sample what Tower Defense is all about.


Though the backstories and graphics may be different, tower-defense games all have the same basic schtick: stop the bad guys from getting to the goal by destroying them with strategically placed defensive units. There are usually different types of units to choose from, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, and often upgradable for stronger defense.


This collection of five Tower Defense games includes a little bit of everything: the head-swimmingly challenging GeoDefense Swarm; the open-field fun of Fieldrunners; the 3D planet-spinning gameplay of Star Defense; the unique river assault theme of 7 Cities; and the interesting moving skeleton units of Dungeon Defense. One word of warning: once you get bitten by the tower defense bug, you may not stop until you've tried them all!

Product Name geoDefense Swarm Fieldrunners Star Defense 7 Cities Dungeon Defense
Date Added March 05, 2011 March 20, 2011 August 07, 2009 November 28, 2012 February 02, 2011
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Review Date September 23, 2011 September 24, 2009 September 03, 2009
Summary GeoDefense Swarm is the follow-up to GeoDefense, and is an extremely challenging open-path tower-defense game. Like its predecessor, GeoDefense Swarm stands out for a unique ... Read more FieldRunners is a polished tower defense game with crisp graphics, realistic sounds, and extremely addictive gameplay. Instead of defending a set path like in many ... Read more Star Defense is a noteworthy addition to the crowded field of tower-defense games on the iPhone and iPod Touch. In addition to tight game design ... Read more No review available No review available
License Purchase; $1.99 Purchase; $2.99 Purchase; $1.99 Purchase; $0.99 Purchase; $0.99
Limitations No limitations No limitations No limitations No limitations No limitations
Downloads Last Week 1 9 1 1 1
Total Downloads 1654 46239 604 894 357
File Size 11.3MB 14.01MB 55.89MB 47.08MB 25.98MB
Operating Systems iOS
iOS
iPhone OS 2.x
iPhone OS 3.x
iOS
iOS
iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required No additional requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required
Publisher Critical Thought Games Subatomic Studios Ngmoco Neptune Studios Inmotion Software