Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this award winning 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth!
User reviews:
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Very Positive (1,308 reviews) - 94% of the 1,308 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (31,897 reviews) - 96% of the 31,897 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 26, 2012

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June 23

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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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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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Recent:
Very Positive (1,308 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (31,897 reviews)
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mustacheGuy
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Buy this game, and you will get the ability to fly IN REAL LIFE! :D
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emerald
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Pretty fun game, much better with friends than alone though. Really creative environments, good balancing, satisfying combat, great and memorable bosses, really anything you could want.

While the art is good, the environments are kinda a cluster♥♥♥♥ and most of the difficulty of the game comes from trouble either finding your opponent or distinguishing them from the background, especially in the late game. It can be hard to fight off a massive horde of foes, and tough to take down a crazy tanky boss, but at the end of the day I most struggled against the backgrounds themselves and trying just to find my enemies. Maybe this isn't as big a problem in singleplayer, but with 4 people it's super hard to find you enemies.

Good brawler though, and definitely earns its place among the indie giants. Very fun and memorable. Even if a little annoying.
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kirito
( 71.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
its cool
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Munky
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
10/10 would play
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Stranker
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Tons of fun with a few friends.
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TheDankSpy
( 20.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This game is great, I just wish that there was more story.
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jep999
( 30.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
good Game to play withfriends
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xXMaxGamingXx
( 135.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Really like it! A good 8/10!
PROS:
- Fun to play with friends
- Awesome Combat
- Challenging Bosses
- Humor ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
- Online mode
- A HUGE variety in swords and other weapons
the pros list goes on and on

CONS:
- Not much variety in gameplay
- THAT DAMN TROLL MOTHER BOSS ON INSANE MODE
- To unlock characters, you have to play the game over again
- Not really woth 15 dollars
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jaycob_ze_dinozaur
( 16.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
this game.... i recommend it. Its the best game ive played on my computer. it doesnt take a good computer to play so it's perfect 10/10
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Baz
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Fun
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
One of the best beat em up games ever known
pros;
Amazing combat system
decent cartoony Characters
Humor
Really fun to play with friends
Not bad to play alone
funny adventure
satisfying sounds
has an insane mode for hardcore players
leaderboards to beat in online mode
If you have friends most of the cons i have stated are nothing for you to worry about

cons:
Not many people on multiplayer
Constantly reminds you the you lack friends
Constatly reminds you that you have no girlfriend
The enemies can be ♥♥♥♥♥ in the casual mode i can't get a hit off this ♥♥♥♥er and im still trying
The skill trees are not very good in fact the game starts reducing the amount of skill points once you are above a certain level its terrible.
the bosses can be hard sometimes because you forget you can use a shield
i have been trying to hit this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ for weeks and i still have got a nick of him just a tap is fine just GIMME A HIT AND STOP THROWING ME!!!!!!!!!!
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
i find the most satisfaction in fighting my party member to the death for a kiss and UNLIMITED bragging rights.
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49 of 81 people (60%) found this review helpful
86 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Before I play:
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After I played:
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/ |  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ノ⌒(ゝ._,ノ
/ ノ⌒7⌒ヽーく  \ /
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   `ヽ `ー-'_人`ーノ
    丶  ̄ _人'彡)
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Castle Crashers® is a 2D Beat 'em up set in a medieval fantasy world.

You're a... Let's be honest, we're not here for the story, we're all here for a glorious pilgrim full of enemies, princess’s kisses, pvp, playable characters, pets, weapons, magic, archery, evil wizards, dark humour, cool easter eggs and a great time with friends. If you're looking for all or a single one of those, this is a game you have to play.

★★★★☆ | Liked it
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
It's a very nice couch party game.

10/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
606.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Such a great beat'em up game. My first game on Steam and this really was worth the $15 paid (I know, I'm an idiot for not buying during 'SALES'). Extremely recommended, especially since the HD update a while back has made the experience more breathtaking!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Gameplay is pretty fun (specially with friends) and it's also pretty diverse!
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story...well these kind of games don't need a very complicated story ... "just go save our princesses" will do just fine!
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graphics are cool , very colorful , no bug (!) , wont make my eyes tired ...(didnt expect more from a indie game)
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musics are absolutly awesome imo , specially when you're in the map or near the blacksmith (some super funny musics)
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so... yeah... go get it... trust me you wont regret it :)
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
- at first glance looked like it sux
- friend told me to buy it
- i buy it for 15 dollars
- play level one: this is ez
- get to the boss: MOTHER ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ PIECE OF ♥♥♥♥
10/9
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Best game forever :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Game is great fun with a group of friends. Cartoony, casual, and somewhat challenging at times, Castle Crashers is a good purchase for its price. Recommended
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