Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this award winning 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth!
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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

Mac OS X
    • 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.
    • 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
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.

Great community.
Wide range of characters.

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
60.1 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Super meat boy clone
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
I think this is a realy fun game but only if you have friends to play with. If you don't I do not recomend this game because almost noone plays online. But overall a realy fun game to play with friends
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
How 2 Castle Crash

Kill enemies to save princess
Let your friend steal your princess
Repeat Process until the end of the game

You've succefully Castle Crashed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
10/10 would r8 again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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10.4 hrs
Posted: September 30
Same as BBT (Battle Block Theatre) u need some friends to enjoy this game, I recommend controller and that friends
fun and beautiful design (y)
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24.6 hrs
Posted: September 30
Product received for free
Even after 4 years, this game it still is amazing. This game follows the adventures of 4 knights brilliantly named: red knight, green knight, blue knight, and orange knight,l
Who are trying to regain the kings gem, and the 4 princess's from the necromancer and his subjects. Also, you can obtain more knights by completing certain objectives in the game
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5.0 hrs
Posted: September 29
bad game makes watch pornagraphic images and uninstalled my bonzi buddy and to top it off requires a controller and a hard something something from comp works
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5.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
A classic Beat Em Up, good weapon variety and characters to pick from once unlocked. Great for parties or having friends over. Amazing music and art. But gameplay is simplistc and you will end up relying on the same combo's once you find your B&B. 3/5
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Gaz Robotnik
4.2 hrs
Posted: September 29
nice game!
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14.9 hrs
Posted: September 29
Comical content that is moderately challenging
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7.5 hrs
Posted: September 29
Castle Crahers is a great game to play with friends on a shared screen. It is based in a silly medieval fantasy world where your goal is to save princesses from an evil magician. All that was done way before Aventure Time became popular.

It has an original style, with the vibe of older games made by the same developers, and a good sense of humour.

The fighting system is quite complex for a game of this genre and presents the players with a good variety of combos which increase in numbers with level progression. Friends of mine who were not used to games of this type usualy feel overwhelmed after a few levels.

The level progression adds an element that enhances the experience as an element of competion between the players. It allows players to upgrade different stats which unlock combos and abilities which gives options 'builds' for different playthroughs, although magic and melee weapon attack are always the best options to choose from. It is also fun to have different players focusing on a certain stat more than the others.

There is a choice of characters to play with which except for the visual style differ only in the types of spells they cast which can be very different from each other in terms of damage, area of effect and the effect itself. I found this more than enough to make want to play the game again as other characters.

A variety of weapons and consumables are also present, but they do not change the gameplay to a great extent. The absence of different bows other than the starting one is also disappointing,

There are a lot of different enemy types, some of which can be unlocked as player-controled characters which adds to the game's replayability.

The levels are numerous and with a different feel to most of them. One of the most pleasant surprises was how long the game was.

Definetely the best co-op side-scroller I have played and I have played a decent number of them.
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23.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
Really awesome! This game life!!!
I eat it
I breathe it
I drink it
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