Aug 16 AT 4:32 PM Taylor Wimberly 45 Comments

Top 10 Tower Defense and Offense Games for Android

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What are the most addicting games on Android? Tower defense games are easy to pick up and play, and the endless waves of enemies make you want to keep coming back for more. We’ve been playing tower defense games since the early days of Android, so we rounded up our Top 10 picks. Read on to see if your favorite game made our list.

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1. Anomaly Warzone Earth HD

The story: Take control of the attacking force, pitting your heavily armored squad against the destructive towers of an alien horde. Carefully lead your squad through the invaders’ defenses, shattering their towers and turrets with special weapons and power-ups in this groundbreaking new experience in tower offense.

Why it’s different: Gameplay follows your convoy as you attack an enemy base. Each mission has varied objectives.

 

2. Strikefleet Omega

The story: As Omega’s Admiral, you are charged with a desperate mission–find the Queen and stop her before she obliterates our remaining colonies. Warping from star system to star system in your search, Strikefleet Omega struggles to survive an onslaught of enemy attacks while mining precious crystals which allow you to warp in reinforcements from the last remaining shipyard in the Armada.

Why it’s different: Very unique gameplay experience. Launch fighter squadrons and control their flight path with a drag of your finger.

 

3. Radiant Defense

The story: 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.

Why it’s different: Features retro graphics and signature soundtrack by Kubatko.

 

4. Sentinel 3: Homeworld

The story: Take the fight to the alien homeworld and unleash a massive arsenal of weaponry & get up close and personal on the battlefield in your power armor to execute devastating attacks and support your defenses!

Why it’s different: In addition to turrents, ships, and drones, you also get to control your own mech unit which can level up and gain new abilities as you play.

 

5. Babel Rising 3D!

The story: Play God Almighty in Babel Rising 3D to prevent the Babylonians from building the famous Babel tower. Unleash your wrath and mortify these arrogant humans with your divine powers. Summon bolts of lightning, massive earthquakes, meteor showers or vengeful floods upon the Babylonians.

Why it’s different: Some of the best graphics for any defense game. Maps rotate in 3D and there are lots of multi-touch gestures to launch your attacks.

 

6. Arel Wars 2

The story: The three tribes of Union, Buster and Deven lived peacefully amongst one another until one day, from the Deven clan, rose Destroin- the evil twin brother of Adonis. Seeking to rule the world whilst bringing destruction and demise, Destroin leads his troops to the neighboring tribes. Amidst the chaos, the three tribes rise in to action and ready their troops for battle.

Why it’s different: Super deep gameplay with tons of RPG elements. Challenge other players in PvP, which is rare for a defense game.

 

7. Samurai vs. Zombie Defense

The story: Play as the heroic Samurai and defend your village against hordes of attacking zombies! Recruit allies and build defenses to stop them!

Why it’s different: Play as a Samurai or Zombie. Powerup your hero to launch special moves and summon tons of allies to defend your tower and attack the enemy tower.

 

8. Jelly Defense

The story: Join the Jelly forces now and lead them to glory in this uneven and fierce fight against the invaders! Use your tactical skills and wisdom to tip the scales of victory in your favor in order to save the Diploglobe and the Jelly nation from the agressors!

Why it’s different: Unique and beautiful cartoon world.

 

9. Tower Defense

The story: In search of resources that are no longer provided on Earth, you followed a probe released by humans years ago in hopes of discovering an alternative planet. Take command of towers with special weapons to hold your defense against endless waves of enemies on the hostile alien planet.

Why it’s different: Pretty traditional tower defense game as name suggest, but it does feature four different game play modes across five different worlds.

 

10. Guns n Glory WW2

The story: Grab your bazookas and ready your grenades in the thrilling successor to the award-winning action-strategy game Guns’n’Glory! Order your tanks into combat and march your troops to the frontlines of World War II. Axis or Allies – the battle will be decided by you.

Why it’s different: Nothing too special, but I enjoyed the defense gameplay and the WW2 cartoon theme.

 

Honorable Mentions

We limited this list to our Top 10 picks, but there are plenty of other great defense games out there. Some notables that you might want to check out include Field Runners HD, Empire Defense 2, Garfield’s Defense, Empire vs Orcs, Hex Defense, Lair Defense, Myth Defense LF, and the classic Robo Defense.

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