Tower Defense games are a classic past time for games on Android. They have been around since the dawn of the Android OS and they’re sticking around for good and seem to be just as popular as they have ever been. There are many different TD games with tons of different themes and even some with different genre elements mixed in, and this TD game from Codigames called Empires of Sand takes things to Egypt to have you take control as the Pharaoh to ward off the evil god Seth and protect Egypt from plunging into certain ruin and destruction. If you have always fancied yourself as the supreme ruler of the Egyptian world, Empires of Sand places you in a role that you’re destined to shine in, or fail miserably if you suck at games. The good news is that you can practice. Practice young grasshopper.
Empires of Sand is not your traditional TD game like other smash TD hits such as Sentinel 3: Homeworld, it’s more of a strategy game that is a TD and resource management mashup that has you building up your defenses, gathering resources, and amassing your troops to fight Seth. Empires of Sand has four different game modes, including Empire Management, City Defense, PvP, and the campaign mode which takes you through the story. Since there’s PvP involved, you’ll be playing in real-time against other players. Should you make any rivals, you can send off your troops to decimate them while you defend your base from any would be attackers.
You can research upgrades so that you can make your defenses and other buildings stronger, something that you’ll inevitably need later on in the game when you reach a higher level. Empires of Sand requires Android devices that are running Android 4.0 or later, which is most devices these days, and Google Play Games services and support is included so that means leader boards and achievements, and most likely cloud save capabilities, or so we hope. The graphics are sort of cartoony but extremely high res so things look great, you can also chat with friends who play the game in your area and connect up with them to play the game together or challenge each other in a battle for the ages. Empires of Sand is free and includes IAPs for those who choose to utilize them. The game also supports multiple languages, with English, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, and German.