Kingdom Rush

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Tower defense game breaks mold with heavy focus on strategy.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 2 reviews

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Ease of Play

The game ramps up difficulty a bit faster than other tower defense games, but also offers an easy setting for newcomers to the genre. People who have played similar games will appreciate the pace. 


Like the majority of tower defense games, there is a constant stream of (non-human) enemies; players mow them down with guns, bombs, magic, lightning, and asteroids. Enemy troops grunt when they die, but there's no blood.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Kingdom Rush is a tower defense-style game that has plenty of cartoon violence, but no blood. Players defend their lands from enemies like orcs and goblins (among other mythical creatures) by placing various offensive and defensive towers along the winding path to the city gates. The game forces players to think strategically in order to win -- more so than many other games in the genre.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJulie S. May 23, 2018

Fun for all ages!

My family loves this game. It is fun, entertaining, and makes you think. Highly recommended for those who enjoy strategy games.
Adult Written byfatf February 17, 2018

This is not as gory as the later games. Frontiers and Origins.

In this game, you can see blood squirting out of enemies by arrows and spears, swords etc. Enemies COULD be human dispite the expert review. Enemies get explode... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byEnglishPenguin June 13, 2016

Great intro into the tower defense genre.

Many TD( tower defense) games fall short with repetitiveness, non-unique enemies, even bad game layout. Kingdom Rush is a great example of a strategic TD game... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old June 10, 2012

good for 8 and up

this game is pretty violent but who cares! well actually each kill you have there is a peddle of blood were they died and if you have the lite version the blood... Continue reading

Is it any good?

Too many tower defense games follow the same pattern -- and as a result, do not prove to be a big challenge to fans of the genre. KINGDOM RUSH introduces a few new elements that have a big impact on the amount of strategy needed to win. Correctly placing towers is, of course, essential, but players also have to decide which enhancements they want to purchase (using coins earned exclusively in game), where to play reinforcements, and when to summon meteors from the sky. 

That dependence on strategic thinking makes the game challenging for some players, who are used to the genre standard, but once they're able to break out of their box, they'll find a terrific title that's not only intelligent, but also pretty funny as well. 

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Our editors recommend

For kids who love action and strategy

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