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Top 5 Tower Defence Games on iPhone

Best of the real-time tower defence titles

In recent years, defending your tower has grown from browser-based pastime to full-blown genre of its own.

However, as tower defence fortifies its foundations, legions of mediocre titles are storming the gates, eager to dismantle the burgeoning genre’s credibility... and charge you for it. Defiant in the face of this onslaught, we ask:

So, what are the best tower defence games for iPhone?

Don’t be disheartened by the ranks of substandard titles out there. These five games will see you through even the toughest siege.

Taking a nicely slanted look at the genre, Plants vs Zombies sees you wielding a whole barrow load of offensive flora to defend your home from the undead. It's a near-perfect piece of strategy gaming: cerebral and accessible at the same time.
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There's no humorous twist or quirky items here, but this medieval-themed defender is clearly crafted with care by people who love the genre. Just Kissed Games's title is often mercilessly challenging, but persevere and you'll be rewarded - this is tower defence at its purest.
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8.6
Another polished 'straight' tower defence game, TapDefense has you protecting the gates of heaven from encroaching demons. If you're looking for an introduction to the genre without having to stake any cash, TapJoy's free offering is the one for you.
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8.5
Tower defence goes interstellar in ngmoco's space-themed game, putting a spherical twist on the genre. Defend the 3D planetoids from the alien S'rath invaders in Campaign mode, before challenging your buddies via the Plus+ network.
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8.4
IUGO's frantic classic deserves a mention for being the first to combine everybody's favourite two things: tower defence and zombies. Watch endless hordes of dead people wander into mechanical traps, as you shelter from the coming apocalypse in your shed. Warning: if you relate to this game, seek help.
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8.0
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