Defense game

Video game theme

Any games where the primary goal is to defend something besides the protagonist (unless the protagonist's movement is uncontrollable by player).


The first video game about Defense game was released in 1980.

Atari, Ubisoft and Hasbro Interactive has published most of these games

If this is a secondary objective, see: protect

There is no actually acknowledged defense game genre, but there's a group of games that can mainly be described as such.

Parent group

Nameless genres

Child group

Tower Defense

compare with these groups


Mac OS Classic 9
Windows 4
iOS 3
Android 2
Atari 400/800 2
NeXT 2
PS3 1
Arcade 1
X360 1
Atari 2600 1
GB 1
Linux 1
Atari 5200 1
ABC 80 1
C64 1
Newton 1
Atari ST 1
Amiga 1
PS 1
NEC PC8801 1

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