Didn’t find a thread, so I simply created one. A few recommendations to get started:
Free Flash TDs:
Arguably the best TD I’ve played so far. I was wary at first, but soon captured the brilliance and depth this game has. Instead of just towers, you actually have “tank” units with health that stall the opposing creatures. Kept me busy for multiply playthroughs, with an excellent upgrading system and a hard but fair difficulty. Must play!
- Level Pack: http://www.kongregate.com/games/IriySoft/cursed-treasure-level-pack
Even tho it only features 3 Towers, it’s a master piece of a fine tuned leveling and RPG system that you get sucked into for hours. Long time favorite.
Pokemon Tower Defense
No kidding, maybe the most fun Tower Defense of all. It’s VERY unique and keeps the 'Gotta catch ‘em all’-thing perfectly working. You can catch the wild Pokemon enemies you’re facing on a map, making them yours, ready to train, to learn skills, evolve and of course to be used by you, as you progress through the story. You can even trade Pokemon with other players! It’s a fanmade project, currently in ‘alpha//beta’ status and will be updated every now and then with new content, so be sure to check back regularly. It’s already plenty of content available, tho.
Unique combination of towers give it a huge depth and a special note. Successful game that spawned a few sequels, addons and the like. Not under my favourites, but it’s a great concept nonetheless.
**Protector IV.V **
One, if no the most complex Tower Defense-RPG mashup in existence. Due to extreme popularity it’s already the 4.5th installment in the series. Difficult to get into, but worth the time spent, as it’ll be a rewarding experience that you can play for days, with lots of fine tuning and preparing for levels, hiring new Heros, finding and equipping items, spending stats on level ups, doing quests… A vast adventure awaits.
Paid Tower Defense
Plants vs Zombies
Incredible hyped Tower Defense that’s based on lines instead of a predefined way. The art, sound and the whole setting in general is what makes it so great, with remarkable quality and a addicting principle of acquiring new ‘plants’. Can be grabbed for around 9.99$ bucks on steam. Definitely worth the money.
In this 3D Tower Defense you take control of a building Hero who can not only build, repair and upgrade towers, but can also fight the creeps. 4 Classes available who are all very unique and have to work together to be effective in later levels. Defense structure building melee Squire, an Aura Tower based Monk, a Damage Tower building range Mage and an Archer who has expertise in traps. Either you play online or local co-op with your friends or you switch between the Heros on your own between waves in a single player game; each has his own gear, level, weapon and pet. Equipment can be brought and sold in the tavern, where you also can test your Towers and easily the best multiplayer Tower Defense available for lots of fun for hours. Features challenge maps, no hero mode and various other stuff to keep you busy on top. Next to a PC Steam release it’s also available on PSN and LIVE for around 15$.
Orcs Must die!
Incredible fun, yet short living 3D Tower Defense where you defend your ‘portals’ with vicious traps and slaughter with your hero through waves of orcs. It’s rather short and not exactly very deep and challenging (tho, it has a few difficult passages), so you might want to wait for a sale unless you’re not afraid of the 14.99$ on steam.
Imo not worth the money:
Savage Moon (PSN)
Defense Grid (9.99$)
Sanctum (9.99$ - might be worth for co-op)
Sol Survivor (9.99$)
that’s all for now, if you want more I might convinced to post some more. Hope you know a few good ones as well, since I’m in the grave situation that I’ve already played nearly all TDs available on the non-app market.