Kingdom Rush Review (Xbox Series S)

For our Kingdom Rush Review, where we defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards, and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command! Fight on forests, mountains, and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations!

Kingdom Rush Review Pros:

  • Decent cartoon-like graphics.
  • 726.9MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Tower defense gameplay.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • Simple controls.
  • Easy premiss in that you build placements in certain spots on the map and repel the enemy.
  • Enemies spawn in waves and you get a bit of downtime between waves.
  • Placements vary from archers to bombers to wizards.
  • The goal of the game is to survive the waves.
  • Easy achievements.
  • Hero’s can be unlocked and these bring better and more powerful abilities.
  • The in-game achievements pop up on the screen.
  • You can see the enemy health bars.
  • Sell back unwanted structures to get new ones.
  • Earn stars that are spent in between levels and are permanent.
  • The encyclopedia fills in with info on all encountered enemies and towers created, showing details like attack range and strength.
  • Enemies can be affected by some tower types and not by others.
  • World map level select.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Three difficulties can be unlocked for each level – campaign, heroic, and iron.
  • Upgrade towers for better range and damage.
  • Special abilities that are on a cool down include a large area of effect attacks and deploying a group of troops anywhere.
  • Earn coins from killing enemies.
  • Comic book-style pop-ups of hits.
  • Hints will pop up but they are optional.
  • Any new enemies will have a handy optional pop-up showing their stats.
  • Heroes can be moved around individually and attack independently.
  • For gamers that love tower defense, This one is a fine example.
  • Can get addictive if you allow it to hook you.

Kingdom Rush Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Slow-paced gameplay.
  • Every level feels too long with loads of waves.
  • Plays like a mobile game with awkward controls.
  • Quickly reacting and the building is clumsy and not clean.
  • Takes so long to get going.

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Kingdom Rush:

Official website.

Developer: Ironhide Game studios.

Publisher: Ironhide Game Studios.

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10


Kingdom Rush is a casual tower defense game that is fine to play, it has simple controls and an accessible on ramp to get you going. The levels offer multiple lanes so the action gets furious but with so many waves and a slow pace to it, the action takes ages to kick in. When panic takes over the controls let you down as you cannot effortlessly jump between towers and/or placements and stop the enslaught instead you gain extra rage. I wanted to play and enjoy it more but it honestly felt like a chore with so much time needed for one level I found I would do one then go off and do something else and it’s unfair to say it but I don’t think it’s a game that particularly makes me want to devote loads of time to it and I don’t play many tower defense but the controls were a big sticking point for me.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!