Sunday, May 3, 2009

Tower Defense (TD) Games

Another fascinating and very strategic type of game is the tower defense game, also known as TD. Tower defense games involve a number of available towers or turrets that the player can build, and a path that monsters (usually called creeps) follow to try and make it past your defenses. Building the towers in the right spots consists of most of the strategy, although each TD game may have unique elements that add other types of strategy to the mix (such as tower upgrades vs. building new towers, different types of upgrades, or technology trees). Some of the best games out of this series include:

Ant Buster
VR Defender
Flash Element TD (1 and 2)
Bloons TD (1, 2, and 3)
Temple Guardian
Gem Craft (highly recommended!)
Gem Craft chapter Zero (even better)
Garden Defense (commercial game from Game House, but worth buying)

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