Tower Defense tag
Tag created in June 2017
Tower Defense's popularity amongst developers
This graph shows games released over the years with the Tower Defense tag and the percentage they represent. The releases count conveys the quantity of games published on Steam each year. It usually follows the increasing amount of Steam games released.
The percentage, on the other hand, gives a better view of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Tower Defense tag is getting more or less popular. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Tower Defense tag has peaked in 2022, with 243 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.11% in 2010 and 0.41% in 2011.
Keep in mind that the current year is not over, so the number of games released will still increase. But the percentage is usually a good estimate.
Tower Defense's popularity amongst players
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Tower Defense tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. Note that if the chart is cluttered, you can always deactivate some lines by clicking on the legend.
While the review count clearly quantifies the reviews a tag receives, keep in mind that it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. The value normalized as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more revealing, as it gives you the popularity trend for Tower Defense tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 38 (2010) and 638 (2021) reviews. Keep in mind that it is the average and not the median, meaning it is heavily influenced by extreme values, like a very successful game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Tower Defense tag received between 60% (2017) and 224% (2011) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Tower Defense
This chart displays the evolution of the Tower Defense tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median game price peaked in 2011 at 9.99$, and bottomed in 2015 at 4.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2019 at 16%, and bottomed in 2022 at 2%.
Positive reviews ratio for Tower Defense, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Tower Defense tag, separated by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that tag. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The highest rating for Tower Defense is 93% for the Danish language, and the lowest is 75% for the Ukrainian language.
|Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition|
Zombies are invading your home, and the only defense is your arsenal of plants! Armed with an alien nursery-worth of zombie-zapping plants like peashooters and cherry bombs, you'll need to think fast and plant faster to stop dozens of types of zombies dead in their tracks.
|4.99||97.8%||May 5, 2009|
Defend the solar system from fearsome aliens by sending satellites into orbit in revolutionary tower defense action!
|9.99||77.4%||Jan 19, 2012|
|Defense Grid: The Awakening|
Defense Grid: The Awakening is a unique spin on tower defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels. A horde of enemies is invading, and it's up to the player to stop them by strategically building fortification towers around their base.
|9.99||96.6%||Dec 8, 2008|
Jump in to intense turret defense action with Sol Survivor! Build turrets to defend your colony and the innocent colonists within. Smash enemies with volleys of actively-controlled orbital support. Play with friends in co-operative and competitive multiplayer matches or test your mettle against our new Survival mode!
|9.99||90.4%||Mar 15, 2010|
You think Tower Defense games are all about building? You thought wrong. Sanctum is not your average Tower Defense title. When the havoc starts, you get to join the fray! As one of the world’s first First Person Shooter - Tower Defense games, Sanctum has taken the best of both worlds to deliver an epic, one-of-a-kind experience.
|9.99||90.7%||Apr 15, 2011|
|Revenge of the Titans|
The ultimate mash-up of Real-time Strategy and Tower Defense!
|19.99||81.9%||Mar 16, 2011|
|Orcs Must Die!|
Slice them, burn them, skewer them, and launch them - no matter how you get it done, orcs must die in this fantasy action-strategy game from Robot Entertainment. As a powerful War Mage with dozens of deadly weapons, spells, and traps at your fingertips, defend twenty-four fortresses from a rampaging mob of beastly enemies, including...
|9.99||96.3%||Oct 11, 2011|
iBomber Defense combines classic tower defense gameplay with intense action and strategy. 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!
|5.99||75%||May 26, 2011|
|Orcs Must Die! 2|
You’ve tossed, burned and sliced them by the thousands – now orcs must die more than ever before! Grab a friend and slay orcs in untold numbers in this sequel to the 2011 AIAS Strategy Game of the Year from Robot Entertainment.
|14.99||93.4%||Jul 30, 2012|
|iBomber Defense Pacific|
iBomber moves to the Pacific as you fight a whole new enemy across the Pacific rim to regain freedom.
|5.99||86%||Mar 1, 2012|
Just Updated! Version 1.1 now has 6 New online Mayhem levels, Character Customization, 35 Defense levels, 25 Skirmish levels, and more!
|3.99||73%||Mar 16, 2012|
Fieldrunners is now available on Steam! Download it now to play the hit tower defense game critics and fans have been raving about. Descend into the world of Fieldrunners, the most anticipated and visually stunning game in tower defense history!
|4.99||79.7%||May 24, 2012|
Sanctum 2 is the sequel to the world’s first Tower Defense/FPS hybrid game. Pick from four unique character classes and embark on a mission to protect the oxygen-producing Cores from hordes of deadly aliens who are threatened by their existence.
|14.99||92.8%||May 15, 2013|
Tower Wars combines elements of tower defense, RTS, and all-out multi-player mayhem to bring you a completely unique experience, delivered with a fun and funny not-so-old world style!
|7.99||72.5%||Aug 14, 2012|
Get ready to DEFEND THE WORLD! The biggest sequel in tower defense history is finally here: Fieldrunners 2 has arrived! From Subatomic Studios, creators of the award winning classic strategy game comes an all new adventure that was years in the making.
|9.99||89.5%||Jan 10, 2013|
|Go Home Dinosaurs!|
Todd Rex wants steak. Todd Rex wants YOUR steak. Are you gonna let him take it? No way! Go Home, Dinosaurs!Prevent hordes of marauding Dinos from crashing your party in the world’s premier BBQ defense simulator! Unlock powerful towers that act like little weaponized puzzle pieces.
|9.99||94%||Mar 14, 2013|
|Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten (DX edition)|
Defender's Quest is a Tower-Defense/RPG Hybrid tightly focuses on three things: tactical depth, customization, and story
|14.99||95.5%||Oct 30, 2012|
Defense Technica is the next evolution in hardcore tower defense strategy games. Protect the core from an onslaught of unrelenting biomechanical terrors with a powerful range of tower defense units – each with their own upgradable features and methods of attacks.
|14.99||41.5%||Oct 24, 2013|
|Super Sanctum TD|
Super Sanctum TD is a retro-styled Tower Defense game that focuses on strategy, customization and replayability. Build advanced mazes and construct powerful towers to prevent alien hordes from reaching the Core!
|4.99||87.1%||May 9, 2013|
|Prime World: Defenders|
Fight off hordes of monstrous mutants created from a strange cataclysmic event in the new tower defense game, Prime World: Defenders. Join a group of exile treasure hunters who have ventured into the capital of an ancient empire, vast with mystery and danger.
|9.99||78.4%||Jun 5, 2013|
|PixelJunk™ Monsters Ultimate|
Tikiman the Forest Defender is in trouble. Hordes of monsters are sweeping through his realm, hoping to chow down on his offspring – and it’s up to you to defend them. By placing weapon towers at strategic points around the landscape, you can destroy the invaders and save the little ones.
|9.99||85.9%||Aug 26, 2013|
|Kingdom Rush - Tower Defense|
Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command!Fight on forests, mountains and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations!
|9.99||97.5%||Jan 6, 2014|
|Toy Soldiers: Complete|
Bring your toys to life in this action-packed, Toy Soldiers game bundle which includes the original Toy Soldiers, Toy Soldiers: Cold War, and all four DLC’s – Kaiser’s Battle, Invasion, Napalm and Evil Empire.
|14.99||75.8%||Feb 17, 2016|
|Beware Planet Earth|
Beware Planet Earth! is a beguiling mix of classic tower defense and time management coming to PC via Steam for the first time. Save your cows from the Martian invasion by building an effective defense using towers, traps and objects, and also by firing your Zapper directly at the invading force of little green men!
|9.99||77%||Apr 11, 2014|