Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this award winning 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (12,278 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 26, 2012

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"A Arcade Style Beat 'Em Up, if you don't already have it pick it up and play with some friends. And if you have a crude sense of humor you will love it."

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November 26

Castle Crashers Plush Knights For Sale

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Plush Poll this past weekend! The results came in and the community was quite divided, but Pink Knight won with 27% of the votes!



The plush knights are now available in our online store for anyone who would like to get cuddly with any of these little ones! Get them for $15 each or get all five in a bundle for $65!

Castle Crashers Plush Store Page




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November 21

Vote & Win! Castle Crashers Plushies



Our plush Castle Crashers knights will be coming soon to our online store. Let us know which one you're looking forward to the most! What color is your favorite? Which would you cuddle with as you game on your couch? We'll randomly select 3 people who have voted and send them a plush! Vote by 11/26/2014 - Noon PST.

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About This Game

Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this award winning 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth! Featuring hand-drawn characters, Castle Crashers Steam Edition delivers hi-res visuals like nothing you've seen before. Four friends can play locally or online to save your princess, defend your kingdom, and crash some castles!

Key Features:

  • 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 Booster Pack (includes Necromancer and Cult Minion characters)
  • King Booster Pack (includes The King and Open-Faced Gray Knight)
  • All You Can Quaff Mini Game
  • Also includes: Alien Hominid playable character

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 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
    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
    Recommended:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.7 - Lion
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ or better
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 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
Helpful customer reviews
107 of 147 people (73%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
It's like Skyrim but with sandwiches. 10/10
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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Do you like?
  • Brutally slaughtering your friends to get a kiss?
  • Making people explode?
  • Poop jokes?
  • General hilarity?
  • Sandwiches that not only taste great, but also are packed with steriods?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then this game is for you

In short castle crashers is a medieval hack and slash adventure which you can play by yourself or with up to 3 friends (Four player Co-op). It possesses an amazing cast of unlockable characters, enough stupid moments to last a decade, and cartoony graphics which will never get old.
Highly Recommended!
8.9/10
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29 of 38 people (76%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Killed my friend for a clown.
11/10
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33 of 50 people (66%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
i ate a sandwich and i turned into the hulk

10.5/10
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
A great hack and slash game by Behemoth.
An awesome game to play with friends.
A lot of hours of good fun!One of the best games on steam.
A great storyline,awesome characters,good upgrading system,a bunch of weapons and animals(pets) to collect!
I recommend this game to everybody that likes hack and slash games.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Castle Crashers is a 2D beat 'em up with some RPG elements. I'd heard a lot of people talk it up and even tried the demo before deciding to get this bad boy when it was on sale for Halloween. You get four characters to choose from, so you can potentially play a 1-4 player game right out of the gate. Each character has their own starting weapon, magical element, and appearance. You go through levels beating up bad guys and trying to save princesses. Along the way, you'll find some cool weapons and animal orbs that give you special perks, You can switch between them between levels by visiting the blacksmith. I don't typically enjoy beat 'em ups. They tend to get stale and boring, despite how many combos or different weapons the game wants to throw my way. But Castle Crashers adds in some RPG elements to keep it interesting. Sure, the different weapons, different characters with their magic, and different animal buddies all add some customization, but the leveling system is what truly gives this game replayability and a sense of progression. Upon leveling up, you'll gain points that can be put into any of the four stats you have, strength, defense, magic, and agility. Depending on what kind of playstyle you want to use or what role you have on the team, you can build accordingly. Do you want to focus on one or two stats? Or would you rather be more well rounded? How will you compliment your teammates? Or what is best for solo play? It gives some complexity to the otherwise simple concept, which is great.

The ability to play locally, cooperatively, or solo is nice for varied options and experiences. Essentially, each character you use equals one campaign. And there are a lot of unlockable characters, so this game does have a lot of replayability and lifespan. I also like the simple cartoony art style and some of the music is pretty cool. The main game with single and multiplayer, insane mode, two mini games, achievements, there's a lot of hours to be had with this title.

However, I DO need to point out a few flaws in the game. Castle Crashers is a game of diminishing returns. When you start, there's lots of new and exciting things to keep you hooked. New characters, new weapons, new animal buddies, new secondary items, new levels, and a blank slate to upgrage how you see fit. But after a while... it loses its luster. There are only so many characters, items, animal buddies, weapons, and levels in the game. Your upgrades get harder and harder to improve as the game goes on and you will start to gain less points per level. You max out at 78 and from then on it's very little change between levels. Insane mode, aside from a few exceptions, is basically the same as the normal game... excpet enemies take longer to kill and can kill you faster. More frustrating and time consuming than an increase in challenge. Also, the online isn't always the best. It depends on game settings, connection speeds, and the locations of the players for sure, but laggy games can be tough to get through, especially in crucial moments the requre precision. Not to mention that when the game literally has to stop and wait for the other players, it can get very annoying and tiresome. So I'd recommend finding people close enough for online, or simply doing local play if you're going to do multiplayer.

I like Castle Crashers. Sure, it has diminishing returns, and if you want to complete it with everyone at maximum everything... you'll be playing longer than you enjoy. But playing in moderation, trying to win rather than max everything, playing with other people... all of this can easily extend the playtime of the game while keeping it fun. Is it worth $15? Well... it really depends. If you like beat 'em ups a lot, then probably. Try out the demo and gauge your excitement. I'd say this game is probably worth about $10 generally, and when it goes on sale it tends to be cheaper anyway, so definitely go for it. I'd give Castle Crashers a solid 7/10. A good game, great for fans of beat 'em ups, but still alright for people who don't much care for them as well. I'm sure I'll get lots of hours in this game over the years, and you might too.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
This is one of the most fun games I have evr played. I recommend that you play with a friend
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
didnt even crash a single castle wtf m80s
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Very good game. :) recommended to give it a shot :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
120.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This game was just a riot for me! I laughed my ♥♥♥ off at some of the jokes and some of the characters are just so stupidly funny, that i could not stop playing. I started off as the blacksmith *SPOILER* His magic really made it just more funny! I'm now a level 52 blacksmith and I'm STILL PLAYING JUST FOR THE LAUGHES! To the creators of this game, you are the coolest guys ever, i can't wait to get battleblock theatre! To anyone who ISN'T playing this game, START PLAYING MAN! send me an invite to help you out.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
BEWARE: THIS GAME MAY POTENTIALLY GIVE YOU GOOSEBUMPS THROUGH AN EPIC ADVENTURE

An amazing casual game best played with your friends and family.

Finished the game within half a day.
  • Storyline was simply interesting
  • Fun environment/background layout
  • SUPERB OST (reminded me of Digimon World games!)
  • Not to mention the MAGICS!

Loved the whole arena fight as well!

Totally a recommended game to play with your buddies or closed ones! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!! :D

On a side note: I DEMAND CASTLE CRASHERS 2!! <33
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Best Multi player adventure 2.5D game Reasonable price.Also "Have you ever been bored lookin' for a game" and you tell that to your friend and they say i've got 4 words that will make u occupied "castle crashers steam version".
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Hack, slash and bash your way through a multitude of colorful level with unfogettable music, and save the kingdom from some ♥♥♥♥♥♥ bag wizard who stole your magic crystal. If your a 100% completionist like me, then your going to have an awful time, mainly because of the 84 weapons available, and the 32 characters who you have to beat the game twice with each one if you truly want to comeplete the game. Overall though if your looking for a casual play through or a hardcore experience, both types of people will enjoy this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
This game, (violent, and short) is amazing it's your normal quest knight and princess with stuff happening you just wish it was a little bit longer cause it's fun and unlocking characters, pets, ,weapons, and new magic is fun and replayable
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
This is the best game I have ever played with my friends. This game is creative and is a combination of genres, like fighting, adventure, rpg, beat em' up, hack and slash, and maze. This game also has a lot of minigames, so it doesn't get boring at all!
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
my favorite level is the desert one
reminds me of home
10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Great Hack and Slash, tons of replay value and charming art style! You can't go wrong with anything by The Behemoth!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Awesome game! Fun with Xbox 360 Controller! Also play Battle Block Theater if you like this game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
One of the best cartoonish games available on Steam.

11/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Killed my best friend and made out with the princess. 11/10
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