In fact, if you search for “tower defense” in the ay Store you might be overwhelmed with the number of choices. ong with the gems there are some real stinkers that are only built to suck you dry with in-app purchases. So to aide your quest to find a great tower defense game, I suffered through long gaming sessions to pinpoint those worthy of a spot on your home screen. These games are a mix of classic tower defense gaming others that tweak the concept a bit. atever your fancy, you should find a game here you like whether you’re a hardcore tower defense veteran or someone looking for a new style of play. Your goal is to manage a Tron-like space station by allocating resources defenending it from attack. You control minions, which are white rectangular prisms that go around doing various tasks, like building the defenses or transferring the sludge from the garden into the kitchen. Success requires Tetris skills to fit in the different pieces you need for making food building defense stations. Gameplay is slow, but making you think strategize is the aim of the game. Rymdkapsel ($4) For the uninitated, you must use an arsenal of fauna to fend off the undead. Unlike other games where you set up your defenses sit back, ants vs. Zombies 2 relies on furiously replenishing your garden army. The sequel also throws in some fun backgrounds, taking you to Ancient Egypt the Dark Ages. The interlude sequences are rather annoying, of course EA throws in plenty of in-app upgrade choices. But as someone who conquered the first game never tried the new one, I can strongly recommend it believe there’s a lot to bring you back. ants vs. Zombies 2 (free) As indicated, yes it’s pretty kid-friendly so there’s no reason you couldn’t allow a child to play it. st make sure you lock down those in-app purchases, as there’s plenty. Though the game does have more than just adding in your towers, as when you level them up you can customize the firepower targeting sensibilities. I was long skeptical as this seemed like the type of tower defnese game just designed to suck you dry with in-app purchases, but I find Bloons TD 5 to be rather fun. Bloons TD 5 ($2.99) If you’re unfamiliar with the series, you must build towers of archers, soldiers, wizards, or cannonball launchers.  Kingdom Rush: Frontiers ($1.99) The game is really fun, especially if you don’t mind a game that looks like it’s designed for kids. Speaking of your little munchkin, lly Defense is an excellent way to introduce a child into tower defense games, as it has zany characters really funky music. Fortunately you can turn it off if the music gets annoying. lly Defense ($2.99) The in-app pestering isn’t too bad, though there are plenty of chances to get more crystals by watching advertisements. so, you can thankfully speed up the action, which can feel especially slow in the earliest stages. ile I wouldn’t call this game a must-have, it’s a good addition if you’re looking for a new challenge want something that doesn’t have a cartoonish feel. Defense (free) Fieldrunners 2 is still hard to stop playing once you get going. You have to litter a battle field with various machine guns, rockets, other weapons to stop the sprinting soldiers. It gets pretty hard when you get into deeper levels, though of course there are always in-app purchases to bail you out. For the most part though you can play on without those, relying on your skill in setting up a good maze or being strategic about your weapon placement. Fieldrunners 2 (free) For a free game it does a good job of not obsessing about in-app purchases, but they’re certainly there if you want to buy a better game. If you like this title, the developer also offers Epic Defense – Origins in the ay Store. Epic Defense – The Elements (free) The battlefields are quite large, so expect to use the pinch-to-zoom feature often in order to focus on a particular section. Given the theme of the game your towers are military weapons, with some excellent missiles, lasers, high-powered guns. so, if you’re looking for a solid game with no in-app purchases then you’ve found it. st pay once for Defense Zone 2 HD then enjoy the mayhem. Defense Zone 2 HD ($2.99) Instead of building immobile towers, you control humans who are battling a swarm of undead. You can move them around during the invasion, but only to predetermined spots. So it’s not a first-person shooter—you still have to strategize about your defenses the types of soldiers that you recruit for this final battle. It’s free-to-play without an abundance of in-app purchases. A few are rather useful, as it’s one of the harder games in this roundup. Zombie Defense (free)