Tower defense games can be a fun way to pass the time and challenge your strategy skills. The Windows Store has plenty of quality options for this genre of games where place protective armament to defend yourself from wave after wave of enemy troops.
You may be facing formidable forces of orcs, werewolves, Zombies, trolls or toy soldiers. Defensive structures range from archery towers to cannons to missile launchers. Regardless of the theme of the game, the goal is consistent throughout the tower defense category. Wipe out the enemy before they overtake your position.
We've searched high and low in the Windows Store and these are our best tower defense games for Windows 10.
Prime World: Defenders
Prime World: Defenders is a wonderfully drawn-up tower defense game that is available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile. 3D graphics are full of detail with the ability to zoom and rotate around the battlefield.
Prime World: Defenders includes 36 types of invading monsters, 26 different defensive towers and 25 levels of upgrades for those towers. On top of the physical defenses, the game also makes available 13 spells that can be cast to wreak widespread havoc on your enemies.
Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, Prime World: Defender also takes on a slight Role Playing Game twist with the ability to enhance weapons by placing them on magical elements and leveling up your talents at defense.
Prime World: Defenders' storyline includes 23 mission, boss battles and side missions to tackle. It is a fun game and an enjoyable way to pass the time from any Windows 10 device. However, to fully appreciate the detail of this free game's graphics you need to play Prime World: Defenders from a Windows 10 PC (works great from a Surface Tablet).
Digfender takes a rather unique approach to tower defense games. The free game has your attackers rising up from beneath your castle and you must set up underworld defenses to protect your Keep.
You dig paths beneath your castle to establish your defense and hunt for gold to fund additional defenses. The further down you dig, the more intense your enemy becomes. Along with the defensive towers, Digifender includes an assortment of traps and support structures to aid in your defense.
Digfender includes over 70 levels of play in the story mode, eight defensive towers that can be upgraded to increase their destructive abilities. There is also a survival mode available once you pass level eleven in the story mode. The survival mode throws everything at you to see how long it takes before enemy troops overtake the castle.
Digfender is a free game, available for Windows 10 Mobile. It may have your enemies attacking from an unconventional approach, but that only adds to the game's challenge.
Toy Defense Free
Toy Defense Free is a Windows 10 Mobile game that has a World War I backdrop. You battle foot soldiers, tanks, armored cars and more to protect your base.
The game has over 70 challenging war missions, 9 different enemy types and 4 historical weapons to use in the defense of your position. Defensive weapons include 24 upgrades to enhance their range, speed and destructive abilities.
Enemies can enter the battlefield from multiple points, creating a nice level of difficulty. Battlefields range from the forest setting to beach front assaults. Weather becomes an element with rain, clear skies and snow events thrown into the mix. Toy Defense Free also includes a weekly tournament mode where you can battle for Facebook bragging points.
Graphics are decent and the strength of the enemy forces formidable. I do like tat Toy Defense allows you to begin the attack once you have your defensive units in place. While the initial placement may be limited due to cash supplies to buy the towers, it does provide you a fighting chance at survival.
Like Digfender, RedCon takes on the tower defense genre from a slightly different angle. RedCon is a free game that is available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile where you not only build up your base defenses, but also strike out to destroy your enemies before they can do the same to you.
Set in a dystopian future in which the First World War never ended and war has become a constant element for society. You play the role of a Strike Commander, tasked by the Empire State to spearhead an artillery attack against your enemies.
Your battle fortresses can be customized prior to battle and managed during the heat of battle with a collection of engineers who repair damage. As you progress through the mission, additional armaments and defensive units become available. Just be careful, because while you are pounding your enemy with artillery fire they have similar resources to demolish your strongholds.
Graphics fit the dark mood of war nicely and take on a slight steampunk appearance. Much like Prime World: Defender, RedCon does play out a little better from a Windows PC device. The larger screen helps pull out the finer details of the game's graphics.
The free version of RedCon includes 18 missions to tackle with additional missions available through in-app purchases that range from $2.99 to $5.99. Overall, RedCon is a fun time waster of a game and an appealing tower defense option.
The Windows Store is full of tower defense style games that offer entertaining options to pass the time with. If you have tried any of these titles, let us know what you think of things in the comments below. In the event we have overlooked your favorite tower defense game, feel free to toss out your recommendation in the comments as well.