Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jan 9, 2012
    100
    Kingdom Rush is a beaut of a tower defense game, with new ideas that make it feel extremely polished and refined.
  2. Jul 23, 2012
    94
    Overall, Kingdom Rush is a very enjoyable game. The gaming challenge and hours of play you will get from it make it one of the best gaming bargains you'll find.
  3. Jul 16, 2012
    90
    Despite the genre already boasting some of the best iPhone games around, Kingdom Rush still manages to shine as one of the best Tower Defence games, even in this more compact form.
  4. Jul 8, 2012
    90
    An incredibly addictive tower defense game. Its star-based upgrade system, paired with crisp artwork and butter smooth gameplay, will definitely have you soaking hour after hour into the game.
  5. Jul 5, 2012
    90
    If you couldn't play Kingdom Rush the first time around, you owe it to yourself to play it now.
  6. 90
    One of the few games you must not miss if you own an iPad. We'll even go as far as declaring it the best tower defens game ever.
  7. Jan 31, 2012
    90
    Kingdom Rush is an instant classic and is guaranteed to turn up on 2012 "best of" lists. Anyone remotely interested in either tower defense or strategy should consider it a most-own. Gamers that think they don't enjoy the genre should give Kingdom Rush a shot anyway – it might just win you over.
  8. Jan 6, 2012
    90
    Kingdom Rush deserves a lot of goodwill, simply because it's able to make tower defense gameplay feel fresh and fun. In addition to the deep, challenging gameplay, the game's production values are simply outstanding. This is easily one of the best tower defense games currently in the App Store.
  9. Dec 30, 2011
    90
    A fantastic package. It's a game that made me take notice, that made a well-trod genre seem a bit fresher and more interesting than it's been in a while.
  10. Dec 28, 2011
    90
    Brilliantly combining as stiff a task as you're likely to encounter with a perfectly pitched sense of fun, Kingdom Rush breathes new life into the tower defence genre, and has a whole lot of laughs doing it.
  11. Dec 22, 2011
    90
    Kingdom Rush offers enough variety in towers and enemies to take up more than a few minutes of someone's time, especially those who enjoy a very well done tower defense game. And this is one of them making it an easy recommendation to buy.
  12. Feb 10, 2012
    89
    Kingdom Rush is an addictive Tower Defense for iPad, strictly based on strategy. There are no revolutions in the concept, but the full-strategic approach is a new way for the genre.
  13. Jul 11, 2012
    80
    The cute presentation is great, and gives further enjoyment.
  14. Mar 2, 2012
    80
    A solid Tower Defense, with nice production values and perfect gameplay balance. Probably one of the better games of its genre, with a surprising ability not to bore the player during the waves of ennemies.
  15. Jan 24, 2012
    69
    If you've never tried tower defense and you want a great introduction to the genre, Kingdom Rush is perfect. If you're devoted to the genre and want to play the prominent examples of it, this is absolutely up your street. But if you've played one or two prototypical tower defense games and are looking for something new, Kingdom Rush doesn't have much to offer.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Dec 24, 2012
    10
    The dudes at ztgd.com are a sad bunch of people. How can a great game like this get 6,9? Here is their lame review with my comments.

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  2. Sep 27, 2012
    10
    Easily one of the best Tower Defense games ever produced. It's smooth, imaginative, challenging, complicated and fun. It's main strong pointEasily one of the best Tower Defense games ever produced. It's smooth, imaginative, challenging, complicated and fun. It's main strong point is its strategy with simple paths but formidable foes coming from several directions. Your defenses are intricate and diverse with one of the best upgrade systems I've ever used. There's tons of movie references in the clever and well produced voice-overs and the little extras on some levels make it more enjoyable. There really aren't any flaws here aside from the repetitive music track which can be disabled. The iPhone version has an extra that the online free version doesn't have: there are extras that can be purchased to enhance your defenses. The online version doesn't have this option making it harder. I'd actually recommended playing the online version for more of a challenge. This scores up there with Plants vs. Zombies for it's creativity and up with Defense Grid for strategy. Brilliant stuff and it's FREE!!! Full Review »
  3. May 23, 2012
    10
    Kingdom Rush is the premiere tower defense game on the Apple App Store. It's diverse maps, enemies, and tower upgrades keep me coming back,Kingdom Rush is the premiere tower defense game on the Apple App Store. It's diverse maps, enemies, and tower upgrades keep me coming back, even though I've fully beaten the entire game. And now with the addition of heroes, I know I'll never stop playing and never stop waiting for the next update to come out. Full Review »