Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this award winning 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth!
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Very Positive (349 reviews) - 93% of the 349 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Sep 26, 2012

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September 21

Pit People Steam Closed Beta starts next week, September 28th!

We try not to post too many non Castle Crashers announcements in this hub, but we're too excited for our upcoming event and really wanted to share this info:



Our Pit People Steam Closed Beta begins next week on September 28th! Pit People is our latest game in development. It's a fast-paced, turn-based, co-op adventure featuring our signature art style and humor!

If you haven’t signed up for the Steam Closed Beta, you can still register by going to http://www.pitpeople.com/beta/steam

For those who Beta Tested for the Xbox One closed beta, the signup does not carry over, so you’ll need to register for the Steam Closed Beta as well. Just make sure to sign up with all the same info that you did for Xbox One and you should automatically qualify.

The Steam Beta will include all or most of the work we’ve been doing throughout the Xbox One Beta build running, so if you played the Xbox One beta last week and join us on Steam next week then you’re sure to run into new unlocks, areas, maps, balance changes and features within. A whole weapon category for humans was completely rehauled into something NEW! Whoa! See you there!

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August 9

We'll be at PAX West Booth 1501 <3



Come see our post on anything-and-everything Behemoth at PAX West 2016 in Seattle, Washington! We’re gearing up for our last expo for the summer and it’s going to be our biggest booth ever.

We’re going to have four fun days of video game madness from September 2-5 at our Booth (#1501). Are you ready for a sneak peek at what we’re bringing?

PAX West 2016 - Behemoth Blog Post

Hope to see you there!

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About This Game

Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this newly updated edition of the insanely popular 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth! Up to four friends can play locally or online and save your princess, defend your kingdom, and crash some castles!

With the new Barbarian Makeover Update, Castle Crashers now delivers uncapped framerate and a new Ultra texture quality mode. We even built a new, fast-paced multiplayer minigame just for you and your friends!

Key Features:

  • (NEW!) Back Off Barbarian mini game: Jump and hop across the level to avoid the enemies!
  • Unlock more than 25 characters and over 40 weapons!
  • Intuitive combo and magic system: Unlock an arsenal of new attacks as your character progresses through the game.
  • Level up your character and adjust Strength, Magic, Defense, and Agility.
  • Adorable animal orbs are your companions. Each adds different abilities to aid you on your journey.
  • Arena mode: Battle other players in free-for-all or team matches!
  • Insane Mode: Test your skills in the ultimate campaign challenge
  • Necromantic Pack (includes Necromancer and Cult Minion characters)
  • King Pack (includes The King and Open-Faced Gray Knight)
  • Also includes: Alien Hominid playable character

Ultra Graphics:

A new optional texture quality setting located in the Game Settings Menu. Once the game has been updated, this mode will not be on by default. Players must go to the Game Settings menu and manually toggle it on. Please note, this setting will not perform the same on all systems. It is intended for use on high spec gaming systems and requires a 64-bit OS. So use at your own risk!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 /
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ or better
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:255 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Supports Microsoft® Xbox 360 controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    • Additional:Ultra Graphics Mode requires a 64-bit OS, at least 4GB of RAM, and a 2GB VRAM.
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.5 - Leopard
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB video card
    • Hard Drive:255 MB HD space
    • Sound:Mac compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:With the right drivers the game supports Microsoft® Xbox 360, Sony PS3, and Logitech controllers
    • Additional:Ultra Graphics Mode requires a 64-bit OS, at least 4GB of RAM, and a 2GB VRAM.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
You can play beach volleyball. I'm sold.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
114.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Sigh. Where do I start?
Castle crashers is a jule for me, same with a lot of people. It dose have a repetive game though. Yet, Theres something just about the beat 'em up games that I loved, and I feel like this game puts it out there the most. With the wide choice of characters, there is almost no limit. Anyone with a love for the cartonny, yet dark humor, would adore this game. Words can not express how much time i've put into this game on the X-Box 360, and the soundtrack is Beautiful.

Pros:
Great community.
Wide range of characters.
Co-op.
Soundtrack.

Cons:
Repetiteve.
Lots of grinding in the works.
Insane mode is almost impossible.

I really do suggest this game, its also cheap.





And screw Ice King. Wow is he annoying.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
58.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Product received for free
This game is so good!I recommended it to everyone who has low computer settings, but has money to buy it! Story of the game is amazing, humor also!!! Benemoth and Newgrounds did well! 11|10!

Игра очень хорошая, тянет на компах с низкими характеристеками! Рекомендую всем! Сюжет и юмор зашкаливает!11/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Really fun and funny coop experience.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Very fun game especially when playing with friends/online, it is also fun playing solo as well but not as fun when playing online. There is pets and swords to collect which is a good feature in the game which makes it endless fun however the game is a bit short I wish they made it a bit longer, however there is also online modes for when you are bored of story mode so i rate it 9/10 very fun game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
this game is fun.. i really enjoyed playing with some friend(s) and i really want to play it again :P
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
A fun crash and bash. Get 4 of you on the go and you'll have a blast!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Product received for free
The game is one of the best I have ever played! It's epic. Just that. Hilarious scenes and weapons. I also love the story.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
This is one of the best co-op games you will ever play. The RPG elements are subtle, but very nice and combined with the leveling progression system provides a nice sense of progression. The art style is something to appreciate with its cartoonie elements. The game is a good length for an indie game not too long, but not too short. The bosses are challenging yet fun. Their is a comedy that is wrapped into the game that makes ot even better as you go through the story. The co-op is a amazing it was built just for co-op. I highly recommend this game it is the best indie game I have ever played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
64.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
The Battletoads/old school arcade legacy lives on. Mostly.

Castle Crashers is a 4 player, side scrolling beat em up action RPG. You choose from an increasing variety of unlockable characters, each of which has their own unique magical abilities, and beat everything in your path to death through a lengthy campaign that puts old beat em ups to shame.

I wouldn't compare the art maturity to Battletoads, though. In place of ridiculous anvils and axes, etc., that you could morph your appendages into in toads, Castle Crashers uses crude and sometimes disgusting illustrations and ideas to supply it's humor. Like a deer propelled solely by the kinetic force of its own ♥♥♥♥. But, to be fair, Castle Crashers also relies every now and then on pop culture humor - like a Schwarzeneggar panda, which Battletoads and Double Dragon also definitely did.

Still, the game is a downright riot when you get 4 players together and start beating everything up. In a genre that's been practically non-existent since the early 90s, Crashers was a breath of fresh air and innovation that harkened back to the old days.
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Recon
15.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
Very, very good. And a great coop game too. It is a game you will play over and over with or without your friends.
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Nanaya Jacob
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
Ahh, the childish humor we all have inside of us.


This game is a good beat-em up title, well worth buying. It has some humor to it, of alot depending if you understood it or not. The art style is something interesting too, somewhat nice to watch. Do I recommend it? Yes, no one makes beat-emups anymore, yet they were so popular back then.
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A-Nation Playz
31.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
This is one of the best multiplayer fighting/leveling game you can get, and you should definitly get the DLC's too.
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TЯISS♛
4.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
Great game with 3 friends!!! including you! yourself!
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Lo Wang Demonslayer
55.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
If you say straight up to my face that you hate this game or the behemoth, or newgrounds, then I will retaliate with a swift slap to the face and say "good day sir"! This game deserves a 10/10
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GRINGOPORE (PORE=SINGAPORE)
5.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
great game funny cuts and great story line
i have a special connection to it on xbox 360 this game really lifted my view on games and opinion

behemoth really made great games but castle crashers was a master peace

100/10
GREAT GAME
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TheFairyGodMother
0.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
Such an amazing game for anyone who is a fan of hack and slash adventures! You get thrown into a world that has been overtaken by enemies and you ( or you and up to 3 friends ) have to save the four princesses! When you save one you even get to kill your friends to earn a kiss from the princess! This game is amazing fun and if you don't have this in your steam library then you sir! ( or ma'am ) are not a true gamer! But seriously this game is sooo good! I reccomend it to EVERYONE!
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Mr.ChickenNazi
21.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
When you play coop its really good but in single player boring after a while xD
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TinyDesu
1.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
I LOVE THIS!
Played it entirely a few times on the xBox 360, it's funny and awesome to play with a group.
Just do it.
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The Lard of Jay
11.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
Fantastic brainless entertainment when played with friends.
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