Lesson Learned - Tower Defense

Lesson Learned - Tower Defense

You should always pay attention in school. Otherwise, you can end up just like Frank. His day was ruined by an unfortunate and quite unexplainable event.

Help Frank travel through history in this unique approach to the Tower Defense genre.

Gather resources, build defenses, and survive waves (in single-player or cooperation) of historically inaccurate enemies, from Cavemen through Roman Legionaries, Medieval Knights, and French Imperial Army to Nazi soldiers. Free your classmates to expand your crew of minions and with their help hopefully, get yourselves out of this predicament.



Where there are towers there must be enemy waves. This is the LAW! Six historically inaccurate periods.

The World of Lesson Learned is full of demonic creatures that are echoes of the great historic warriors and leaders. Your job is to fight your way through human history.


Towers can be upgraded with a specific function in mind. Need fast shooting and slow-down effect? Easy! Build a tower and upgrade it with speed and cold damage in mind. The crafting system in Lesson Learned is based on gathered resources. Every level has different resources available. The balance between gathering, building towers and fighting is the key to survival.


What could come out if we would take a bit of excellence from “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and mix in some teenager imagination - cool & mad farm animals?


Your classmates are scattered throughout the underworld. Your job is to find and rescue them. If you take care of them they will become great assets in your quest to get back home.


Fight cows, frogs, wolves, pigs, and more. Remember, they are as humorous as they are dangerous.


Playing through the campaign unravels the mystery of the ancient tome - a mysterious artifact responsible for Frank’s not exactly planned vacation to the underworld.

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Lesson Learned - Tower Defense on Steam

Do I smell Pizza?

Do I smell Pizza?

Hilarious theme!!

The fat boy walking up and down with his food towers and vomiting on rats while dodging friendly fire brings a compelling twist to tower defense and adds a new layer of dynamism that can’t be found in the original genre.


Real player with 14.6 hrs in game

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“Chubby doesn’t share food”, even more, when it’s pizza! This game has so nice animations that make the character super fun. The towers are healthy or vegan food that attacks the enemy (chubby’s family?). You must kill the rats while the towers defend the path to the pizza.

It’s not an easy game, the first level itself is a challenge.

Cheap and fun!

Real player with 4.0 hrs in game

Do I smell Pizza? on Steam

Watch Tower

Watch Tower

“Casual arcade with clicker elements! Defend the Kingdom from invasion!”

Well, this 5€/$ game starts with too much enthusiasm maybe.. let’s see =P

Starting from the very first screens, it’s clear that this is a mobile phone game. Cheesy and colorful graphics, little to no text (no settings basically), few things to click or, well, to touch..

And just a few upgrades and boosts: double arrows, poison and freeze arrows; more soldiers, our wall stronger and little else.

The game offers no tutorial at all, even if it’s quite simple - you’ll play as some soldiers in a watch tower on the left side of the screen with the enemies coming in waves from the right side.

Real player with 89.1 hrs in game

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Another game I bought during the sales, and the first thing I want to make sure is that it’s not worth your money! I was hoping for this to be one of those old-school tower defense games, but it’s not.

This game has 30 levels, which all look the same.

It’s a very active game, where you need to spam your mouse buttons all the time. The defending of your tower/castle only happens by you, spamming those buttons. There are a couple of things you can upgrade, but they actually don’t help you that much. Unfortunatly this game lacks variation, which makes you want to quit it after probably 5-10 levels.

Real player with 3.4 hrs in game

Watch Tower on Steam

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages is a charming, humorous, and highly original game.

The basic premise is this: you control a boulder rolling across a twisted battlefield of ramps, obstacles, and enemy traps. Your aim is to destroy your opponent’s gate.

As you destroy your opponent’s defenses, you accumulate money to spend on building upgrades. These upgrades can be either single-use power-ups for your boulder to make it stronger or more deadly. Or, you can spend the money on defenses like elephants, dynamite, and catapults that can knock your opponent’s boulder off the map. You get to place these obstacles wherever you want on the map.

Real player with 84.3 hrs in game

Rock of ages is a game about rolling down a hill; to squish a little man, literally.

In Rock of Ages, there is a very minor story, hardly relating to the game. This isnt a bad thing because the game doesn’t need a story to be enjoyed, however the story is humorous.

The core gameplay aspect of Rock of Ages is rolling your rock down a slope riddled with defences in order to smash down an enemy gate. The opponents, are not only people from history, also attack your gate and the player must build their own defences in order to slow down or stop the other rock. You gain in game gold in order to pay for defences, and to upgrade your rock.

Real player with 14.5 hrs in game

Rock of Ages on Steam

Defend The Highlands

Defend The Highlands

Why did I buy this? Because I am Scottish, like strategy games and it looked like fun. Was it? Oh man, it is brilliant. Even if you are unlucky enough to have been born English, you will laugh at this game and settle into the manic porridge-throwing action.

I am not saying, like you could, that strip away the humour and its a solid game - sure, it is, but why would you take away the magic that this little gem offers? So far it is not especially challenging but it is such fun, as each level adds more flavour, that you will invest yourself, regardless of your level of Scottishness.

Real player with 13.7 hrs in game

I must admit, this game is pretty fun. Although a bit rough on some edges it is still hilarious and at the end of the day that’s what matters. I got it for free and I certainly wouldn’t buy it for 8,99€, but for 2 ou 3 € it is well worth the price. The voices are just priceless and made me laugh a couple of times. Including famous historical and fictional characters (like Robin Hood and Nessy) was definitively a pro.

Every time I see Robin Hood from now on I will remember the quote: “They beetin' the crap out of Bobin Hoo'”. It makes me laugh every single time I remember it.

Real player with 12.6 hrs in game

Defend The Highlands on Steam

Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition

Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition

Plant vs. Zombies is a cute, addictive and fun game for all ages. I played it a lot of my old school laptop, and it ran completely fine even on that. The game has a lengthy story with various challenges to overcome. There’s many plants, zombies and maps to play around with and the game is very addictive to play. The story is very simple, but fun. Crazy Dave is a quite hillarious character.

This is a tower defense game. Your task is to defend the garden against waves of enemies and upgrade the garden. It starts of easy, but new zombies and plants are added throughout the story and things can get challenging. You will earn coins and other rewards which you use to buy new items from the store and upgrade your Zen Garden.

Real player with 157.3 hrs in game

Plants vs Zombies


#1.Good Graphics

#2.Great Voice Acting and Sounds

#3.You slowly gain new types of plant defense which makes the game more rewarding

#4.The zombies are hilarious

#5.To unlock all the zombies you have to beat the game twice which adds to it’s replay value

#6.The Boss of the game looks cool

#7.The music video after you beat the game


#1.It can take a long time to get to a challenging level

#2.There needs to be different difficulty settings for the main game

Real player with 95.9 hrs in game

Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition on Steam

Ancient Planet Tower Defense

Ancient Planet Tower Defense

Title: Ancient Planet

Genre: Casual, Indie, Strategy

Developer: Moonlight Mouse


Release Date: 3rd February, 2015

TL;DR, Verdict

Fun tower defense game. Nice price, recommended if you don’t mind grinding.

At one point it will become really difficult that is the reason you will need to grind for upgrades.


Simple and well executed

Satisfying to play and complete the missions/get achievements

Enough variation to keep you engaged


Don’t play with sound on if you’re playing for a while

Real player with 56.8 hrs in game

79 / 100

Ancient Planet (AP) is easy to overlook as just another standard ol’ school tower defense game. It does come off as rather generic, not bringing any new elements to the table, but looking past this the large number of levels do offer a good challenge that is fairly well balanced.

That balance will vary depending on which unlocks/upgrades you acquire (you are free to choose what to spend your gems on), inevitably making some scenarios harder than others. I had two times (around 30% & 75%) where I needed to resort to grinding some upgrades to win the levels. As of the 1.0.11 patch, this grind has been alleviated by allowing better rewards on replaying levels. I was happy to see this change although it came a little late for my playthrough.

Real player with 30.8 hrs in game

Ancient Planet Tower Defense on Steam

Inbound UFO

Inbound UFO

This game is brilliant! Many cool new things that made me spend a lot of time ingame. I usually don’t write reviews but as a tower defense fan and not finding enough reviews on this one, I had to say that it really brings some novelty on the genre (I had to re-think all my strategies learned in other TDs).

I like how the enemy is fighting with me, they struggle to bring my towers down :D, very nice animations and there is something interesting and addictive with the AI that I can’t pinpoint exactly.

Real player with 63.4 hrs in game

Game sucks…..

Real player with 30.0 hrs in game

Inbound UFO on Steam

Cows VS Vikings

Cows VS Vikings

A-game. I’m a Kingdom Rush fan, and Cows vs Vikings is the game of the same level.

  • Variety of tactical moves. I combine different sets of towers with spells and easily win impassable levels. Crazy tough cows on CowHedge level were easily defeated by ballistas pumped up with upgrades, when I placed a battery of them right against the entrance

  • Variety of challenges. Almost every level is different and so the game remains very interesting to play

  • Variety of towers. Towers are really different. I combine them and pass levels without re-upgrading my towers. Initially I restarted levels on realizing that I spent milk on upgrades unwise, now I just fit the placement of pumped towers and usually it works

Real player with 5.9 hrs in game

Cows VS Vikings is definitely a good project that requires the attention of all fans of the tower defense genre. To be honest, I thought that this genre is a relic of the past and it won’t surprise me, however, this game is the second for this year, which revives the already deceased mechanics. More and more often these projects appear, it becomes something like a hype. Maybe this is the second wave of my childhood nostalgia? The game meets us with a great video insert, it was made so colorful. The animation and visualization of the characters are excellent. One thing is not clear to me in this game, why exactly the cows? After all, you could come up with scary monsters or go down in history and study the true enemies of the Vikings, but cows? Consider this a real subjectivity, but I didn’t understand such a turn. So let’s not mention cows anymore :) A variety of buildings, weapons to destroy enemies, labyrinths with good backgrounds. This turns an indie project into a real good game. Let the game not have the best soundtrack, and these cows (which I promised not to mention earlier), but the mechanics of the game simply leave all the flaws behind. The developers have done their job. It remains only to work with the menu (the eternal problem of small indie industries). It always looks the same for everyone: font, stroke, only the object it adjusts to changes. Everything looks stereotyped and I don’t understand why it is so. I am only talking about the menu. And so the game is excellent, I put 8 cow clippings out of 10. I advise you to try this stuffing! There are many trials, a variety of combos and many cows !!! What can be worse than cows, I can’t even imagine (again, I broke my promise).

Real player with 5.1 hrs in game

Cows VS Vikings on Steam

Orcs Must Die!

Orcs Must Die!


I installed Orcs Must Die! and played through the first two difficulties with a constant smile on my face, pretty much bewitched by the fun combination of traps and spells I could use during each mission. I refused to let it go until I beat it on the hardest difficulty and got all the achievements. I give this game five skulls (and a horned helmet to boot)!

A fun, addictive, and enjoyable experience that keeps on giving.

Orcs Must Die! is not the type to focus on its lore or story more than it’s necessary. There’s a legion of baddies out there and it’s up to you and your ridiculously generous array of traps, weapons and spells to stop them. The simple and funny cinematics and voice acting cover the rest. The protagonist is witty, easy-going, wise-cracking, and arrogant to the point of annoyance. And as such, I lovingly refer to him as Bruce Campbell.

Real player with 97.9 hrs in game

Orcs Must Die is the classic tower defense game with the added twist your character being controlled in the first person perspective and equipped to help out when those wall mounted axes isn’t quite getting the job done. First person tower defense is nothing new but it is how solid and streamlined Orcs Must Die feels that makes it stand apart from it’s competitors.

You are the last of the War Mages, not the brightest, not the strongest, just the last one. And you are all that stands between the peasants of the land living in an idyllic medieval utopia and being introduced to the business end of a rusty axe. To stem the tide of orcs pouring in through magical portals you must progress to a succession of levels killing increasingly larger and more diverse waves of enemies. To help you on this task you have your trusty crossbow and variety of traps and magic.

Real player with 94.6 hrs in game

Orcs Must Die! on Steam