Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this award winning 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth!
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Overwhelmingly Positive (30,304 reviews) - 96% of the 30,304 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 26, 2012

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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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April 1

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This weekend will mark our 3rd anniversary for the release of our 3rd game, BattleBlock Theater! In celebration of this momentous occasion, we’re holding a store-wide sale for 10% OFF all of our game merchandise. The 3-Day sale starts today, April 1st!

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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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73 of 76 people (96%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
Social & addicting // Recommended if playing with friends

*A controller is highly recommended for this game

+ Art & visual style; endearing & aesthetically pleasing, to say the least
+ Melee combos are fun & easy to implement; there are additional combos unlocked throughout play
+ Magic complements melee combat &, as with the former, more spells are unlocked through play
+ Audio design & soundtrack is absolutely spectacular
+ Classic side-scroller mechanics; makes for a very nostalgic feel, while bearing the refinement of a newer title
+ Myriad unlockable characters, each of which feel unique in terms of play-style
+ Positively addictive gameplay, further enriched by the addition of friends
+ Makes use of some run-of-the-mill RPG elements, such as leveling and basic stat increases
+ Each level feels unique & entertaining in its own way
+ Multiplayer is the true meat of the game, & every aspect is enhance with a full party of friends
+ High replayability, due to sheer number of unlockables, & the entertaining nature of the content
+ Fun & interesting boss battles, each is just a bit unique in comparison to the last

- Noticeable lag in multiplayer, on several occasions; was not able to remedy or work around this for the most part

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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
The best part of Castle Crashers is exploring the world - there are tons of levels that look and play completely differently. Though it can be done, single-player assaults are more frustrating and less enjoyable than teaming up with other people. The biggest issue in trying to take on levels solo is that multiple enemies can assault you with ranged attacks, making it difficult to even stand up before being knocked down again. Animal orbs are probably my favorite thing in Castle Crashers because they're just so damn cute.


The story is straightforward and the game is easy to pick up and play.


Everything is beautifully drawn and animated.


The digital, techno tunes are upbeat and perfect background music for raising hell.


Classic side-scrolling brawler gameplay mixed up with fun boosts and magic makes for a great time with friends. Slightly busted multiplayer is a downer though.


The campaign is short, but there are multiple characters to unlock, lots of weapons and animals to unlock and 99 levels to max out, making it a game you can spend some serious time with.

Two other negatives:

The game is not worth the high price. Buy it on sale instead.
It can be rather repetetive.

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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
Castle Crashers is some “Old School Arcade Fun”.

I was on the fence about this one because of the art style, and it looked like a kids game. I ended up picking it up on a Steam sale for my son, who wanted it. To my surprise this game is a blast. You pick one of four knights each with a special ability. Fire, Poison, Electricity, Ice, you get the idea. The powers give you a special attack that does significant damage, as well as decides the color of your knight. The game supports full controller, local co-op, online co-op, and local plus online co-op. This is the way it should be. Local co-op, and split screen belong on PC! The game features three modes, campaign, versus, and a jumping mini game (not my cup of tea, but some may like jumping). The campaign mode is where it's at. You, and up to three friends button mash your way to victory against the evil horde to save the princesses. The combat gives you some options aside from hack n slash, like your special power, bow, bomb, and a few simple combos. The music is great, they did a nice job on the tracks for this game. The monster design is comical, and slicing the heads off little minions is fun. The game will run on almost any PC (Not your Commodore 64, but anything from 2010 and up should be fine). If you've been passing on this one, give it a try at the next sale.


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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
I was gifted this game by my boyfriend and so far it's been pretty entertaining.
I didn't like the medusa boss, she moved very awkwardly and it was just kind of an annoying one to beat. Also, the pillars in the Sand biome, when you're going through the castle get in your way during battle. That was the most annoying part considering my boyfriend had to revive me without seeing the meter and i couldn't see my enemies majority of the time.

I really like the wide range of weapons/pets & am hoping for armour to be added later.
If you wanna get money really quickly I suggest beating the barbarian boss over and over (you get a load of gems and coins) or if you want exp one hit kills are pretty sweet if you wanna do it quickly (like the scorpions and in the sand biome, the barbarians before the boss and the alien minions on the space craft).

Overall the game is about an 8/10 just because of those couple of annoying features and the fact that I've had to grind like a lil ♥♥♥♥♥ for hours to get high enough levels to progress.
I'm not yet done but am really enjoying it so far.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
If new adventures were added to this game + harder places to beat, this game would improve and gain more people buying it. Overall, this game is really fun and worth $15.00. I would recommend this game to anyone who doesn't have an extra game to play and only plays about two or three games. This game has nice challanges and achievements that you can unlock and it's great for parties.
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