30 Crazy Castle and Tower Defense Games for iPhone

Tower defense games are a particularly addicting niche of apps. The combination of strategy and action is perfectly suited for both hardcore and casual gamers to find something they love.

Any one of them typically provides hours of intense, enemy-destroying gameplay, and today we have thirty! From popular titles like Star Wars and Lord of The Rings to zany concepts like Plants Vs. Zombies, this collection has a tower defense game for everyone!

What Are Tower Defense Games?

On the off chance that you’re new to this genre, tower defense games allow players to strategically position points of defense (typically towers) that automatically fend off hordes of oncoming enemies.

The trick is to decide where to place your towers for maximum impact and how to use your resources wisely to upgrade each tower to best face the challenges ahead. The concept is simple enough to pick up in a minute and complex enough that it can take days or even weeks to master!

The Lord of the Rings: Middle-earth Defense

“Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas and more – and deploy ally units such as Elven Archers or Hobbits to defend strongholds from relentless waves of attacking enemy forces. Upgrade your Heroes to specialize them in one of four categories: speed, attack, range and skill. In Story Mode, play through 18 levels set in 7 unique 3D environments with story elements based on all three films in the trilogy. Or opt for Challenge Mode, where you’ll face endless waves of attackers until you’ve run out of Battle Hit Points. ”

Price: $0.99

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The Lord of the Rings: Middle-earth Defense

Defender Chronicles

“A tower defense game with an involving fantasy story that has led to numerous great reviews! Epic storyline with Voice Over and Comic. High production value: 9 original music soundtracks, spatial 3D audio, voice-acting, hand-drawn graphics, intuitive controls, auto-save, auto-flip, fast-forward, vibrate, HQ graphics option.”

Price: $1.99

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Defender Chronicles - Legend of The Desert King

A.I.R Defense

“Protect the Earth from alien attack in this futuristic take on the line drawing tower defense genre. Use a variety of defensive fortifications, quick fingers and even quicker thinking to keep your base in one piece during the massive alien invasion.”

Price: $0.99

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A.I.R Defense

Fieldrunners

“Defend and control the field using a diverse selection of upgradeable towers in a limitless adventure, using a wide array of tactics and strategies against countless waves of unique land and air combatants. Countless hours of entertainment and replayable challenges! Enjoy a growing experience through many content additions!”

Price: $2.99

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Fieldrunners

Tower Defense: Lost Earth HD

“In search of resources that have been exhausted on Earth, you followed the probe across the galaxy searching for habitable planets. Take command of towers and special weapons to hold your defense against endless waves of enemies on the hostile alien planet.”

Price: $4.99

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Tower Defense: Lost Earth HD

Sentinel: Mars Defense

“Deploy sophisticated turret technology across the Martian landscapeto halt the alien advance. Protect walls and barriers that block the enemy’s path to your base. Upgrade your weaponry, or release robotic drones to repair buildings and harvest resources. Watch the battle for the planet unfold in beautifully rendered, atmospheric graphics.”

Price: $0.99

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Sentinel: Mars Defense

StickWars 2

“Warning: Many stick figures were brutally harmed during the making of this game. StickWars 2 requires lightning-fast fingers and cunning strategy. Defend your kingdom and stick it to Maelnik’s invading horde!”

Price: Free

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StickWars 2

Marbles Tower Defense

“Do you love playing Tower Defense games? HATE letting creeps reach the end of the path? Then Marbles Tower Defense is the game for you!”

Price: $0.99

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Marbles Tower Defense

Tweet Defense

“Tweet Defense tosses ridiculous killer zombies and your twitter stats into a tower defense blender for a delicious brainy, viral juice mix.”

Price: $2.99

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Tweet Defense

Sweetwater Defense

“Pirate fleets and monstrous sea creatures are threatening your coast and only you can save it. Build a mighty defense of towers, each with unique strengths and abilities to protect your lands. Balance their powers to prevail against various threats from above and below the surface of the sea.”

Price: $2.99

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Sweetwater Defense

Dictator Defense

“Hold your ground through 40 levels of insanity and against 4 crazy dictators spanning the globe. Each boss crazier and more nationalistic than the next, they will send wave after wave of relentless attackers to break down your defenses and plant their own flag in your precious territory. In a tough spot? Don’t fear, just call upon your hero to help you on your path to victory. Prepare to fight! Viva le resistance! ”

Price: $0.99

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Dictator Defense

Knights Onrush

“Knights Onrush is an intensely addictive and fun castle defence game. As the enemies attack, flick them into the air, crush them into ground, blow them up, freeze them, boil them, sacrifice them, anything goes! ”

Price: $0.99

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Knights Onrush

Medieval HD

“Test your metal with Brisk Mobile’s latest castle defense epic – Medieval HD. Out shoot and out last your enemies to claim victory. Defend your castle and your honor! Innovative controls allow you to choose from a variety of devastating weapons. Upgrade your fortress and recruit troops to protect your land. ”

Price: $2.99

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Medieval HD

iBomber Defense

“The world of iBomber has got bigger and better! 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!”

Price: $0.99

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iBomber Defense

Legendary Wars

“Welcome to Legendary Wars. Take command of your heroes. Build up massive armies to destroy the undead forces of the Netherworld! It’s time to fight back! Take direct control of any hero on the battlefield and unleash their special attacks! Command huge armies and destroy the monster horde.”

Price: $0.99

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Legendary Wars

Star Wars: Battle for Hoth

“Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth is a fast-paced tower-defense game that puts you in command of Echo Base’s defenses. Can you use guile, strategy and reflexes to defend Echo Base from attack? At your command are Infantry Units, Gun Towers, Snowspeeders and more. Facing you is an army of Droids, Snowtroopers and the terrifying AT-ATs.”

Price: $1.99

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Star Wars: Battle for Hoth

Sentinel 3: Homeworld

“The third and biggest instalment of the highly acclaimed Sentinel sci-fi tower defense series! Take the fight to the alien homeworld and unleash a massive arsenal of weaponry! Over 20 unlockable turrets, orbital ship weapons, automated drones and abilities at your disposal.”

Price: $0.99

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Sentinel 3: Homeworld

Dungeon Defenders: First Wave

“Epic Online Action-RPG meets Tower Defense: battle by yourself or with up to 3 friends! Adventure through a massive Campaign, compete in a new online PvP mode, shop for tons of goods & services, as you build the strongest hero in all Etheria in cross-platform play with the upcoming PC/Console versions!”

Price: $2.99

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Dungeon Defenders: First Wave

Three Kingdoms TD – Legend of Shu

“Tired of TD games of guns and rockets? Three Kingdoms TD is definitely worth your trying. It is a unique TD game on iPad, which story is based on the famous Three Kingdoms era in ancient China history. You will play as the army of Liu Bei, leading the Five Generals of Tiger to fight through over 20 classic battles. You need to deploy your units and heroes effectively to defend your headquarters. Meanwhile, you have several ways to gain the advantage in battles.”

Price: $2.99

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Three Kingdoms TD - Legend of Shu

Boom Brigade

“For fans of tower defense, line drawing or top down shooters we are happy to present Boom Brigade. Unique mix of three genres resulting in an enjoyable and amazingly playable experience. Control up to four troopers and show the alien scum who’s the boss! Choose your weapons, buy upgrades, command your troops and survive as long as possible.”

Price: $1.99

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Boom Brigade

GoblinGun

“The Dark Time has come to the Mediterranean Kingdom. All the castles of King Edgar are in danger – the Antient Evil wakes up and crowles out of the caves. The King asks Goblins, the oldest race, for help. The best Goblin engineers and mechanics create sophisticated weapon to help people. Now the Goblin Gun is in your hands, and you are to protect the Mediterranean Kingdom from the evil forces.”

Price: $0.99

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GoblinGun

Pig Rockets

“Your objective is to defend your house from waves of crazy Pig Rockets who are out to destroy everything that you own! Use blocks, ice bombs, hammers and other fun power ups to keep the Pig Rockets away. You will find your eyes and fingers glued to the screen so get comfortable and get ready to kill those Pig Rockets!”

Price: $1.99

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Pig Rockets

Townrs Defender

“Take control of one of three heroes as your town comes under siege by fiendish elementals and their minions. Fight back with your own powerful magic – blast them away with Balefire, turn them against each other with Infect Mind, or freeze them in place with Tidal Wave. Each element has its own strategy and gameplay. Multiple weapons, maps, and modes of play mean you’ll be playing this game for hours.”

Price: $2.99

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Townrs Defender

Starfall TD

“Starfall is an epic experience loaded with beautiful graphics and engaging gameplay. Build your base, research technology, and repel the enemy onslaught. Tons of research, technology, structures, and unlocks.”

Price: $2.99

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Starfall TD

DOFUS : Battles

“DOFUS : Battles offers the perfect mix of TowerDefense and Real Time Strategy mechanisms, skilfully sprinkled with a touch of RPG. Take command of an army of twelve legendary heroes led by the gods’ fantastical summons, Animakhal the dragon. Send them into battle against hordes of bloodthirsty monsters in epic battles which will put your strategy and your reflexes to the test.”

Price: $2.99

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DOFUS : Battles

iRome

“iRome is an unique project that combines the original idea of the game world, excellent graphics and the rethinking of the classical canons of the Tower Defense game genre. In the role of commander you will be able to go through three historical campaigns, fighting in different parts of the world for the benefit of 
the Roman Empire! During the game you will be accompanied by the Main Hero – a young centurion protecting the Main Camp. From level to level, he will gain 
experience, obtain new titles and discover special skills.”

Price: $0.99

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iRome

TowerMadness

“Evil aliens are coming to turn your beloved sheep into intergalactic scarves! Protect the flock using only quick thinking and the arsenal of upgradeable weaponry at your disposal. 3D graphics let you play from an aerial view or zoom down to first person and get close to the action!”

Price: $2.99

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TowerMadness

TriDefense

“Gain control of Zorganto, fighting your way against the Bombdroids, with an arsenal of powerful towers. TriDefense is a new game of the towerdefense genre with a unique feature: modifiable terrain. This opens a whole new world of possible strategies to win the game.”

Price: $2.99

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TriDefense

7 Cities

“7 Cities takes you back to the ages past when pirates attacked the Seven Golden Cities of the Amazon. This is a classic tower defense game with an interesting twist: the towers gain experience and get more powerful as they destroy the enemies.”

Price: $2.99

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7 Cities

Rednecks Vs Aliens

“Do you have what it takes to survive an alien invasion? Defend your redneck farmhouse from waves of outer-space invaders in this new spin on the classic tower defence strategy genre. Kill enemies, earn money, buy upgrades, and repeat! Get out the Potato Gun, Lawnmower Blade Launcher, or those old bottles of Mayonnaise. You will have to use everything at your disposal: tornadoes, farts, shotguns, AK-47’s, mine traps (and much more). Yeehaw!”

Price: $0.99

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Rednecks Vs Aliens

Plants vs. Zombies

“A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home. Use your arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants — peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more — to mulchify 26 types of zombies before they break down your door.”

Price: $2.99

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Plants vs. Zombies

Conclusion

I hope this collection of tower defense titles is enough to keep you fending off enemies for months on end. These games definitely represent some of the most addictive, time-sucking apps available for the iPhone!

Did we forget your favorite tower defense game? Leave a comment below and tell us about it.