Tower defense games

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  1. And macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone recommend any decent tower defense games for osx?

    Have played Plants vs. Zombies and am aware of Jelly Defense (any good?).

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  2. citizenzen Suspended

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    geoDefense and geoDefense Swarm are the best tower defense games I've played.

    If you require actual towers in your game (and not abstract shapes) then consider TowerMadness.
     
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    I love the genre, and the best I've ever played is Defense Grid. I think it's available on OSX now? It's definitely out on Steam for Windows.

    Wasted so much time in that game and the production values are very high.

    Is PvZ even a tower defence game? It's massively simplified and there is never any real challenge. IMO it's something else entirely.
     
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    I find Hordes of Orcs to be somewhat amusing. Got it for two bucks on the MAS, but I think that was a sale price.
     
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    I agree, I love those two games. However, they are only for iOS and the OP was looking for games on OS X. I wish the dev would port them to OS X though.
     
  6. And thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looks like defense grid is available for OSX, will have a look, looks good though.

    Not sure how else PvZ could be described, yes it's a doddle, but it is def a tower defense game!

    Am aware of GeoDefense, I have it on my iphone, but it is iOS only. There's a freebie game called tapdefense for iOS if you want something with a challenge (early levels are a doddle, then it ramps up).

    Hordes of Orcs, I have just realised I do in fact own but have not really played, I thought the graphics were pretty lame, but may give it another go (don't judge a book by its cover etc.). Thanks for tips folks, is jelly defense worth a download, any other recs?
     
  7. Vinda-lou macrumors member

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    :mad: Thanks! I just lost five hours of my life!
    :D Man, that was a lot of fun. I've played a few Tower Defense type games, but this was the most addicting.

    I'm afraid to ask, but is there an off-line version of this game? Or something very similar to the vibe, upgrades, progression?
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Tower defence games are based around "area of awareness". In PvZ it's a "line of awareness". It's either a heavily distilled TD game or something new, it's definitely not as clear cut as Crystal Chronicles (iOS and PSP, great game too) or Defense Grid.

    Is Fieldrunners available on OSX? I had a lot of fun with that on the PSP and iPad versions!
     
  9. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    You should try Unstoppable Gorg, it's available both through the Mac App Store and Steam.
     
  10. jfredsilva macrumors member

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    OS X version of Dungeon Defenders is being developed. I think it will be released on 15th March.
     
  11. laetusviator macrumors member

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    I made a list of some of the best tower defense games that are on the Mac App Store at the moment, which might be of interest. :)

    There are others on Steam (maybe coming to MAS in the future?), now including Dungeon Defenders and Fieldrunners. One that hasn't been mentioned, but definitely deserves a look, is Revenge of the Titans.
     

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