Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this award winning 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth!
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Very Positive (357 reviews) - 94% of the 357 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (30,517 reviews) - 96% of the 30,517 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.
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Recent:
Very Positive (357 reviews)
Overall:
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Ihad Noidea
( 74.3 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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connorbryant1996
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Loved this game on xbox 360 and the steam version does not disappoint. Once you get past the 2-D fight style you will recognize what a gem this game is to play.
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TrashCan
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
It's Castle Crashers.
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kniff808
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
The dark souls of cartoons!

Long story short, fun game, but wouldn't pay full price. It does install in like 30 seconds though, which is pretty cool.
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Vaghar
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
The intro background music has stuck in my mind.
10/10 would listen to it again.
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Noble IV
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This game is cool but I think HALO is lot of beter
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Mr. Swiggity
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
It is so satisfying to combo your enemies in this game. It's best played in multiplayer, so get some of your friends and kick some butt!
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Bloofus
( 84.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
The combat: spam made good.
The story: funny.
The game: castle crashers.
Catch of the Day: Desert Minnow.
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Ecolar
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
It's ridiculously fun! From the gameplay alone with the environment in the game you have tons of hours of bashing through enemies with an array of weapons. Play with friends to multiply the fun!
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{\\Zaner//}
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
AMERZING

10/10

Would Kill My Friend Over A Princess again
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Murderlol
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Castle Crashers is a great sidescrolling beat em up with top notch, hand crafted visuals and hilarious bosses and gameplay. Tons of pop culture references, ridiculous weapons and lots of multiplayer options as well as a decently lengthy campaign make this a great beat-em-up to play by yourself or with friends.
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YRMYJA$KA
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Good with friends
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- Dark
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Prefer with friends 10/10
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Stephen
( 34.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Good game but



What could be improved:
Fix Hackers
Fix Leaderboard
Update the game
Make it fun
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MLGproXDDDDD
( 16.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
best game ever
this game is really fun and i love useing my PS4 controller with it
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Mangle
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I've played this game with a good friend that gifted me a copy. This, like BattleBlock Theater, is one of those games that's more enjoyable when played with friends.
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The Killer Knight 💀
( 39.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
this games is amazing
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phoenix_the_king
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Overall good port. I would stronlgy reccomend a controller before purchashing.
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RWBY
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Good on console, not on PC
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Grief.Rogue
( 20.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
So much damn fun just buy it
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Its a Beat'em up mixed with an RPG. With Sandwichs and even Hidden Characters. Some are unlocked through playing the game, and others are unlocked by buying other games made by Behemoth. ( a.k.a Battle Block Theater.) If you're in the mood to kick butt, shoot arrows, eat sandwichs, and kill stuff. This game is for you!



And I just realized that I also described another game on Steam... Thats free.... And is a Hat Simulator....
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Only fun with friends but kinda short play story
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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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
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 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
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
ima kersh serm kerselz
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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
Recommended
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Absolutely amazing game. It has great gameplay with some amount of crude humor causing a overall more casual atmosphere, perfect for a couch co-op session. Some have called the combat repetitive and stale, but in my opinion, with great co-op games becoming rarer and rarer to find, sometimes a simple hack n' slash with some friends is really all you need. The game can get tedious in a journey to grind to 99 and obtaining all collectables, but coming back to the game every once in a while allows the enjoyment of this magnificent title to be stretched out as long as possible. One of the best co-op games out there.

sidenote. Friends not included.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
If you arent already absolutely sick of side scrollers, then this game is absolutely worth your time.
Completed this game on console, tried it on the PC, Equally good on both!

The RPG elements of the game will really appeal to you if that is your usual style of play, the crazy cartoon world that Behemoth have created is very pleasing to the eye and the specific niche of humour they bring to the game makes it very enjoyable to play and the fact it doesnt take itself too seriously is refreshing.

Great to play with your mates, start to finish its always changing so keeps it fun. Satisfyingly you get oppurtunities to crush your friends in combat so if you buy it first you can thrash them in these small arena battles, very fun.

Overall 9/10
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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
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Pretty fun game, that is all...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Two words: Great game
One rating: 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
I've put too much time into this...JUST KIDDING I LOVEEEEEEE IT. Tons of fun, but way more fun with more people! Great party game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Its like avatar but includes swords
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