By - josephsmith99
Kingdom rush series
Kingdom rush is definitely the TD king. But is it available to switch?
Only the first three, not vengeance
Too bad its only one player
Defense Grid 2 is great.
I second this. If you want sci-fi futuristic TD, get Defense Grid 2. If you want cartoony fantasy TD, get any of the Kingdom Rush games (frontiers and Origins especially). IMO those are two of the best ever TD games and you can’t go wrong with any of them.
X-Morph: Defense. Check it out, and wait till its on sale for a few bucks
Agreed. Picked it up on sale. Has a lot of depth for a defense tower game.
Not sure at all for the switch but Bloons Tower Defense is insanely good
Bloons TD5 is great! But not the Switch port. Play it on an ipad instead.
The switch version does not have touch controls. That alone makes it a nonstarter imo.
I love Bloons on Switch. I see no issues without touch support. You can easily place towers wherever you want with the slowdown button.
That's a fair take. I was previously under the impression that Bloons TD5 was made specifically for touch screens, and that they were just out of their minds to not implement touch controls when they ported it to Switch.
But, after reading your comment, I looked it up and actually the original Bloons TD5 was released on PC without touch controls. The touch controls were added after the fact on tablets, which is where I preferred to play the game.
I still don't like the port on Switch. But I can definitely understand better now how others would disagree with me on this.
It’s just better to play it on your phone
Oof the Xbox port is epic though
Came here to say this. If they get BTD6 on steam or mobile they’ll have a blast. Got it recently and quickly became one of my faves
The Kingdom Rush games are really good. The Switch ports are the same as the PC version on Steam so you don't have to pay for all the characters and stuff like on mobile.
Nothing touches Plants vs Zombies for a kid friendly tower defense that’s also one of the best in the genre
I'm pretty sure the plants vs zombies on the switch isn't a tower defense game.
Oh really, that’s a shame. The touch screen would lend itself to the OG PvZ interface and it’s been ported to everything else I assumed it was
Theres a tower defense gamemode in it called ops
Dungeon Warfare is by far the most in depth and replayable tower defense game on switch, and really just in general. At the current price it's a steal.
Just started playing this on Android, such a good game
I agree with this. Grabbed it on sale yesterday and it’s been such a treat so far! You get used to the dated looking graphics
Thanks, had eyed this in the past but your comment made me pick it up finally. Really fun and solid TD.
I downloaded it based on your comment and I am not disappointed. Very, very good game, thanks for the post!
Really hoping we get BTD6 and the original Plants vs Zombies on Switch at some point. [The latter has an actual console port for 360/PS3.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckDHQQ7PXCo) It'd be a dream on Switch.
Over the top tower defense is kinda cool.
13 sentinels ☺️
Oh they ported that to the switch?
The Last Friend just came out not long ago. It is a tower defense with doggos. Similar to PvZ with a lil beat em up action built in. I loved it!
Aegis Defenders is basically a platformer tower defense coop/local coop game
Definitely Bloons TD5. Very kid friendly, lots of maps, lots to level up, and just fun having your monkey towers mass pop the balloons. If you're a completionist then getting all medals on all maps will take a long time but is a grind.
Also has coop where 1 person controls one half of the map while the other person gets to place towers on the opposite side of the map. You each have your own money but you can send money over if you want.
The biggest downside is if you play infinite mode (every map let's you do this if you want) the Switch can't really handle the later levels. But neither can my phone.
unfortunately the best ones are on pc/mobile for free or very cheap, they're just better platfroms for tower defense games than consoles. for example somebody mentioned kingdom rush. they're good games and the first two are free online
Haven't played it myself but I did add it to my wishlist, The Last Friend looks pretty good. Here's gameplay footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd-22PUdDVI
Edit: kinda reminds me of Plants vs Zombies
I know I know it's a bit of a stretch but... 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim
It is tower defense but also so much more lol, 9 hours invested in it and loving it.
PixelJunk Monsters 2
The new Warcraft mobile game might be comIng to switch
There is Duke of Defense, it plays a lot like the first Pixel Junk Monsters. It's pretty short though. There is couch co-op.
Oh man. I played rogue tower (really fun) on PC and I too want to know if there's any TD games to pick up on the switch.
Octageddon is a really fun one where you're a giant octopus destroying cities. Add different tentacles and move left and right to fight off jets and tanks.
Aegis Defenders looks pretty good. I didn't finished due to the game is more fun with a friend. The game doesn't have online :( just local multiplayer
Open your phone and download /r/arknights
The Battle Cats Unite! It even has co-op.
It's only available on asian eshops though, or you could import the physical version (but that one its more expensive).
Go big or go home rec? 13 Sentinels.
Dungeon Defenders Awakened is an action/tower defense. Play with the most recent update as the vanilla version has frame-rate issues in the end game.
I feel like loop hero is like a reverse tower defense…
Advance Wars is not tower defense lol.
Make a better recommendation :)
I can't, PJM 2 is the only one I know. Doesn't change the fact that AW isn't tower defense.