Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this award winning 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth!
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Overwhelmingly Positive (353 reviews) - 95% of the 353 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (30,559 reviews) - 96% of the 30,559 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 26, 2012

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May 4

Castle Crashers Steam Update 2.6

We just did a minor update to Castle Crashers Steam today to address a couple issues people have been reporting.

Fixed: Nyko Air Flow now working correctly with Castle Crashers!
Fixed: Rare MAC settings file issue causing a crash at boot.

Happy crashing!

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April 12

The newest CC items coming to PAX East 2016



For those of you who are going to PAX East this year, we'll have a new clothing line available in the gift shop at Booth 4025: BABY ONESIES! Three designs are available for sizes 12-18 months and 18-24 months. Each onesie is $15.

You can also check out our latest blog posts to learn more about what else will be new to our booth at PAX East:


Hope to see you at the con next week!

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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.
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Overwhelmingly Positive (353 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (30,559 reviews)
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Grayog
( 30.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Awesome game Its great for a party and the online great and the so are the minigames I hope this reivew helped :D
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Alve Scene
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I love this game.Awesome espaicialy in coop,all the dlc are fun and awesome and the achivements are chalenging.It even has a SPOILERS terminator easter when you defeat a boss HIGHLY RECOMEND it.
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Im going to koupit kilo chleba
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Mindless bashing, sick combos, magic, YOLOs everywhere. Best game ever 9/11.
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Confused Asian
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Even though i havent played this game yet i can tell from the about 5 pictures that this game was the best in it's generation. The way the charcters move to the way the game makes you want to kill your friend(partner). This is a well rouunded game that includes stab the ♥♥♥♥♥ that cheated on you, slapping the friend that doesnt realize how to not be so happy and try to be friends with everyone, and ...
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FREErojas
( 24.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
who plays now????
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Artist Kiko
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Lovely game. Play it all the time!
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The Blacksmith
( 113.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
AWESOME GAME, RECOMMENDED FOR LOTS OF PEOPLE!!!
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TenJam
( 32.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
One of the best Indie Games Ever.
(I am not saying Indie Games are Bad)
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Wuufii
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Amazing Coop Game i enjoyed on the Xbox with my friends.
Amazing Music in all ways.
Most Fun with 3 other people.
For all NewgroundsFans !!!
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Jöööns MO
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Really good hack and slah (is that how u say it?) co-op game. Up to 4 players local co-op or trough the amazing world of internet. It looks good, it feels good and its fun but still not too easy. 8/10
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AndreasTheDude
( 31.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This Is At Good Game If You Got At PS4 Controller Can You Download Inputmapper And Play With PS4 Controller https://inputmapper.com/ And See This Vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgctzhW0xaQ
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Punk Unicorn
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
It's really funny and i had a great time playing with my friend
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Kity Toe
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
You can be knight in pink armor. 69/420 It's okay-IGN
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3/5
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
pretty fun 8/10
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Gentleman ( ♥ ♥ ♥ ;) )
( 88.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
WARNING-This game is adictive.Not because odf the story or how many characters there is.ITS BECAUSE YOU GO ON A KILLING RAMPAGE TO GET YOUR FUTURE WAIFU BACK.Great for people who just want to releave stress or just beat the c**p out of people
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Varjoalitajunta
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Good game, never get tired of this!
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-|4Cg-Denzel
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
its a neat game
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Garnilator
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Awesome game for couch playing sessions, great soundtrack. Good to play with your non-gamer SO. Disturbing ending.
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Gerach
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Great co-op, skill upgrades, different type of enemies and bosses. All these mixed up makes great beat em up.
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mikehp
( 116.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
This is a nice game if you want a 5+ hours of a nice story and game mechanics. I recommend that you play with your friends to complete the game as it makes it so much better and enjoyable.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Mindless tower smashing, palace crushing, building breaking, among others. Better with friends though.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
this game was a dorky and cute game when i had it on xbox 360 (first game ) so i had to buy it its a great game to relax and have fun with and the story is cute
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Why are you reading reviews? Just download the demo or buy it NOW
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Fun and funny little game with co-op and multiplayer. From fart sounds to beach volleyball, this game being cheap as it is is much more better to play with friends but overall a great game.

7/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
AMERZING

10/10

Would Kill My Friend Over A Princess again
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
ima kersh serm kerselz
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Great game it puts in a great challenge.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
67.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Castle crashers is a awesome game you should try
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
80.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
A nice beat'em up. It's awfully good to let out frustration.
However careful, because the NG+ is also awfully good to make you frustrated.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
This game may be old but its still enjoyable.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
This game give me cancer!
9/11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
One of the best beat 'em up game I've ever played. It plays masterfully, the enemies are varied and interesting, and the soundtrack was pretty kick ♥♥♥ as well.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
53.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
Loved this game best game to play on your weekends lots of cool knights to play.
and the story if fansastic!
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
One of the best co-op game

-Fun quests
-Weird bosses
-a variety of weapons
-Transformations
-Co-op up to 4 players!
-Control Support
-Alright fighting style

8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
This game is well worth the 15 dollars. This is the best beat em' up I've played ever. There are many different characters with different abilities and weapons, and each time you beat the game with a character, you unlock a new one. This is one of the best games I've bought on steam.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Castle Crashers is a fantastic beat em up game! playing it really takes me back to Streets of Rage and Dungeons and Dragons on the genesis.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
A port of the XBLA original, Castle Crashers will take you across a hand-drawn journey with four other players on your side. Beat up hoards of baddies and fight for the princess's kiss. The music was created by the Newgrounds community and gives the game a distinct touch. A crazy amount of unlockable characters are ready to be found, leading to countless hours of content to help grind up your knight.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Warning: This is an old review that has been re-uploaded intentionally to not only fix some false/missing information, but also to remove the ratings this review has received due to the false/missing information. This has been your warning.

Castle Crashers is a game where you take the role of one of four knights who have to save the 4 princesses of the land and the king's magical crystal (no idea why it's so special), while fighting the evil wizard's minions, hostile inhabitants, and even the environment at times. It's gameplay is a Beat-Em-Up with RPG elements. Every time you injure an enemy, you gain EXP, after gaining enough you level up (much like any RPG). Every level up grants you a curtain amount of skill points. These can be spent on your attack, magic, running speed (and even arrow shot length as a bonus), and defense. After gaining curtain amount of levels, your character learns a new technique such as the spin-attack or maybe a strong finisher. If you invest enough points onto the magic skill "tree", you can learn new magic techniques such as your character's specific magic projectile such as fire or electricity. It is worth nothing that magic attacks differ from all characters. Nobody is a reskin of another in terms of magic.

As you progress through the game, there will be lots of things to find & collect. For example: there are many different weapons with different stats and elements, the golden treasures (you require them to continue the story), animal orbs (little cute (or ugly) animal/monster buddies that increase specific stats further, or provide buffs such as being able to pick up items from far away or possibly having health regeneration), and of course money.

There is quite a lot to come back to the game for: many secret items hidden within levels requiring specific conditions to be fulfilled, multiplayer, mini-games with multiplayer features as well, DLC adding even more content into the game such as characters and/or weapons, and a hardcore mode after beating the game with even more weapons & animal orbs that were not in the original game. Did I forget about unlockable/secret characters?

The music is very well-done, even to today's standards for a classic game. It always seems to keep that "Epic" feel throughout the adventure. I must also give credit that the tracks never feel offbeat, especially during boss fights. Sure, some tracks are re-used, but there is enough variety that it doesn't even matter. While the music doesn't sound very medieval, it still stands as a major selling-point for me in terms of buying the game.

Enemies in this game aren't that easy to kill, but they aren't hard either. Like other Beat-Em-Ups, enemies in this game head towards you and try to damage you. When you attack them, you can knock them down and they will get back up, unless you kill them. You'll know if their corpse flashes a bit then disappears. The bosses are quite different in terms of taking them down. Like any generic boss, they have a Life Meter (this time displayed at the bottom of the screen). Once it's depleted to zero, you win. What makes bosses special in this game however is actually the character and humor they bring into the chaos that the game already was. The first boss always gave me a good laugh, and I am sure you would too after being used to the head-slicing and many things being killed.

The humor in this game. Just the humor. It's just insanely clever, and devious at the same time. The first boss being a good example. The fight itself can be quite humorous. There is tons of humor in the game, mostly violent yet guilty-pleasure kind of humor. Whether it be a pooping owl, a cyclops wedding crash, or even the silliness of the hostile inhabitants.

Who's ready for some fun facts?

Fun Fact: Did you know before the "Barbarian Makeover" update (also is known as version 2.0), there was an old mini-game (that is now exclusive to the Xbox 360 versions of the game) called "All You Can Quaff"? This mini-game involved you mashing the buttons as fast as you can to beat your rivals in an eating contest. The achievement related to the mini-game was changed to the "Back off Barbarian" mini-game achievement. Those who already obtained that achievement previously would still have it.

Fun Fact #2: If you own Battleblock Theater along with Castle Crashers, these games actually sync with each other! In Castle Crashers, you can play as Hatty Hattington and unleash the wonders of green gems (and some other fun Battleblock Theater related stuff) at your enemies along with having the golden whale animal orb, which is basically a mini-money generator. In Battleblock Theater on the other hand, you get a Castle Crasher head. Worth quite a lot on the market due to it's rarity and being a promotional item. You don't have to buy the "Can't Stop Laughing" bundle to get the promo items, you can buy them separately and still obtain the promo, although it'll likely cost more $ from you.


Overall, I feel that Castle Crashers is a blast to play (despite me buying it three times on different platforms), and is worth the 15$ price tag, even more worth it buying the "Can't Stop Laughing" bundle. I also must exaggerate bring your friends as this is an awesome game to play with friends, whether it be online or offline. I will most curtainly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun time with their friends (or by themselves..like myself..#ForeverAlone).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
The only game in which you can cleanly decapitate a player with a hammer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
This gmae is a fun game. This game is best when playing with outher people but playing it alone is good to. The levels in the game are very good and the boses are always fun to fight against. I personaly really like the music in this game.Also the end is really funny.
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