Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this award winning 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (20,265 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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February 16

Vote For Your Favorite Fan Art Entry!

Valentine's Day Fan Art Contest


Our call for entries closed over the weekend and we got over 150 entries for our Valentine's Day Fan Art Contest! Now we need your help to choose the community winner! Our Behemoth staff will be choosing 3 winners, but we still need your help to choose 1 winner for this contest as part of the community vote.

Winners will be getting a Castle Crashers Pink Knight plush, so these art works need your love! Go to the gallery HERE and vote on your favorites. You can vote on more than one fan art!

Voting closes on 2/17/2015 at Noon PST. Show them your <3

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February 3

Valentine’s Day Fan Art Contest



We’re looking for that special someone who can create awesome art to share with their fellow Behemoth community members. Show us what you can create and enter it in our fan art contest! Creation can include any character from any of our video games. We’ll select our favorite 3 submissions + 1 winner based on community votes, and those winners will receive a Castle Crashers Pink Knight plush!


RULES:
  • Your entry must be your own creation (or something you did together with family or a loved one).
  • You may enter up to one submission per person per day. (Repeat entries of the same art will be deleted)
  • Acceptable mediums include: scans of drawings/images, photographs of your creation
  • No costumes for this contest (we have a separate Halloween contest for costumes/cosplay in October)
  • Submission should include a video game character can be from any of our games: Alien Hominid, Castle Crashers, BattleBlock Theater, Super Soviet Missile Mastar, Alien Hominid: PDA Games, Game 4.
  • No nudity, offensive language, or vulgar images will be accepted (we have the right to decline any images we feel fall under this section)
  • Entries must be submitted before 5PM PST on February 14, 2015. Winners to be announced on February 17, 2015.
  • You must be okay for the prize to arrive up to 3 weeks after February 17, 2015.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must have approval from parents before submitting their entry.

PRIZES:
  • At least 3 entries will be selected as winners (3 chosen by Behemoth and 1 winner through the community votes)
  • Winners will get a Pink Knight plush (shipping will be included).
  • Winners will be contacted via the e-mail used to register (or Twitter/Instagram handle).

HOW TO ENTER:
  • You can upload your image here: Contest Page
  • Or you can post on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using the hashtag #behemothfanart


Update on 2/4/2015 : Now that the entries have starting coming in, you can vote using the same Contest Page as the one we have for entries. Just click on the “Vote” tab on the page and vote for your favorite entries. (Call for entries ends on 5PM PST, February 14, 2015. Voting will go until Noon PST on February 17, 2015)

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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 /
    • 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 /
    • 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
61 of 85 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Just like playing RPG Game (Dark Souls, Dragon Age, ect.) with Pyrovision Goggles

10/10 for Kawaii Knight
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Castle Crashers is a coop, 2D/side scrolling hack n' slash game. Lots of levels, cool weapons and ADORABLE AS ♥♥♥♥ PETS. 4 starter characters that you can level up and build their stats the way you like. There's plenty of other characters to unlock after you finish the game. The animations are as pretty as they can get and sometimes the game is just plain hilarious. The game puts up a good challenge even in coop, you'll find yourself having to grind a bit after encountering some of the game's bosses/difficult levels.
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
10/10 Would ride pooping deer again.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Like Killing Your Friends?
Like Killing Brutal Bosses?
Like Having Magical Pets?
Like Leveling Up?
Like Using Magic?

Well, If So, This Game Maybe Just For You!

Castle Crashers Is An Amazing Game. Its Full Of Humor And Brutal Action.


21/10 Would Kill My Friends Again.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Got beheaded so that my friend could get laid.

10/10 would wingman again.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
110.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Castle Crashers is a 2d Platform Indie Beat'm Up Game

I really enjoyd this game from the beginning when it came out on a other platform.
It has a super great and funny story line that makes this one great adventure.
Graphics looks amazing and the themes are well though of.
You play through the levels to save the 4 princesses from the evil kings.
Sounds little boring ? Don't forget it's no freaking Mario !!!
You bash and shoot your way though levels and woop everything in your way.
Discover new land, animals, weapons and much much more.

You can choice in the beginnen the 4 basic karakters from the game.
These are Fire, Toxis, Ice and Electric Castle Crashers.
All of these have there own special powers you can strow at your enemies.
You have a level up system so that makes it extra addicting to play this game.
And you can choice how you like to upgrade you character as you wish.
You give more points to magic wou will unlock new skills.
Or try to be strong as a hulk than place the points on strenght.
You can discover new animals they will give you more power health, XP or just find things for you.
After all these finding animals and leveling your character.
You can also find new weapons en give this a extra twist to you character.
And also these weapons have there own stats try to collect them all !!!

This games has some amazing soundtracks and levels.
Play these with your friends online and offline.
Enjoy and fall in love with this great Beat 'm Up !!

Personally I give it a 10/10 score !!!


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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Played it on the Xbox, played it on PC and still love it.

Best played with friends!!
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
The Pink Knight

The Pink Knight is love, The Pink Knight is life.

I was only 18 years old, I loved The Pink Knight so much, I had all the merchandise and games
I pray to the Pink Knight every night before bed thanking him for the life I've been given.
The Pink Knight is love I say, the Pink Knight is life
My dad overhears me and calls me a ♥♥♥♥♥♥
I knew he was just jealous of my devotion for the Pink Knight
I called him a scrub, a noob
He slaps me and sends me to go to sleep
I'm crying now, and my face hurts
I lay in bed and it's really cold
A warmth is moving towards me.
I feel something touch me
It's the Pink Knight
I am so happy
He whispers in to ear "This is my sword"
He grabs me with his powerful gauntlets and puts me on my hands and knees
I'm ready
I spread my cheeks for the Pink Knight
He penetrates me
It hurts so much but I do it for the Pink Knight
I can feel it tearing. my eyes start to water
I push against his force
I want to please the Pink Knight
He roars a mighty roar as he fills me with Rainbows of love
My dad walks in
The Pink Knight looks him straight in the eyes and says "He is complete"
The Pink Knight leaves through my window
The Pink Knight is love, the Pink Knight is life

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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
I ate a sandwich and became the Hulk.

12/10

Probably one of the best co-op games out there. Created by Newgrounds, this game features a ton of weapons, each with their own attributes, 31 playable characters with their own unique elemental/non-elemental magic and hilarious bosses that will sure to keep the fun flowing.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
So much fun with friends!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Awesome. Humorous. Controls are smooth. Can play with 4 friends, Online, Local or Local Coop. Just buy it already.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
This game is super fun! ^_^ There aren't a lot of modern day side scrollers that make you feel like you get more game than you paid for! Many of them can actually be played out in one session. However, this is a game you'll definitely find yourself probably picking up for 3 sessions with a buddy, with characters that unlock for some level of replayability! The plot is funny and there's always some feeling of monotony throughout a beat em up adventure but the quirks of this game (for example the giant corn boss that drops popcorn as you hit it) keep them to a minimum!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Castle Crashers has a lot of unique things to offer. A fun 4 player co-op game where you and your team (or even by yourself) go through many battles and boss fights leveling up your character to learn unique skills, combat skills etc. The game does not have the best graphics, but it doesn't change the fact that it's still a fun and of course an addicting game for you and your friends to play together. The game has a lot of enjoyment to it, the type of game where I would spend my time on for a while showing lots of love for.

Basically, a couple of enemies have come to your castle and stole the princesses. You and your friends go on adventure progressing through many battles and boss fight trying to save the princesses by being "Castle Crashers" if you know what I mean. It starts off from easy battles to becoming more difficult but you'll be able to level up your character so he/she could become stronger and acquire unique combat skills and magical abilities. Shops will also be available for you around the map so you can buy healing potions, weapons, and even cute little pets on your journey.

The maximum level you can reach each character is 99 as I believe. Once you reached level 99 or completed the whole story, don't think you're finished yet. There are lots more things you could do. While you are on your adventure, note that you could've missed a lot of "secret" items hidden around certain parts of the map whether it's weapons or pets. Battle arenas are also around the maps where you can test out your characters combat skills fighting certain multiples of the same type of enemy (Yes, there are different types of enemies). Now, if you're sure you're 100% completed the game, try maxing out another character to level 99, or even better, do it with a couple of friends. It's usually fun when you're playing with friends even if you've completed the game.

You'll have the ability to unlock many different characters in the game with diverse abilities. While progressing through the story, you'll be unlocking new playable characters. Many characters can be unlocked through completing battle arenas, or completing a certain area on INSANE mode like the royal king of your castle. Insane mode is a special mode after you complete the story. It's much harder but you'll gain a good amount of EXP.

If you're into some fun humorous RPG games, I'm 100% sure you'll like Castle Crashers. I've spent most of my hours on this game alone but still have fun playing it. Great content, great story, great features. Overall, it's just addicting as hell.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Castle Crashers looks like a standard beat-em-up game on the surface, but it's definitely more fun the average game of its type. original cartoony beat 'em up with a just dose of self-aware toilet humor.
In Castle Crashers you and your friends play as one of four knights who set off an epic journey to find the princesses that have been kidnapped. Why they were kidnapped beats me, so there are a couple of plot holes. Should you care? Not really, because this game doesn't really focus on the plot in the first place.

Each of these four knights have their own special ability that can be executed on the battlefield. You take your weapon, your shield, and your power, and you hack and slash through swarms of enemies and the occasional boss fight. Yes it has the potential to get boring, but I haven't reached that point yet.

Throughout the game, you can discover and pick up new weapons and little pets to follow you around, all to be saved in a little shed that you can go back to to change up your stats. So it's your decision whether you want to destroy enemies with an epic vorpal sword or a slab of meat, and whether you want a tiny floating ram following you around or a tiny floating cat.
Each time you play through this game with a different knight, you unlock another character to rip through enemies with, which does add to the motivation of playing.

This game is very quirky. There will be moments in the background that make you look at it and say "Did that just happen?" in the ridiculous sense. These moments will even happen in the up close foreground. There are many moments that made me chuckle which made this game all the more appealing.

The soundtrack is pretty badass

If you're looking for a coop game, local or online, definitely consider Castle Crashers. It was an enjoyable experience, but it's certainly one that requires you to play with others to be fully satisfied.

100/10 MASTERPIECE!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
I killed my friends to kiss the princess but she was a ♥♥♥♥ing crazy clown !
11/10 would kill'em again.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
7.5/10 did not crash a castle but it did crash my internet
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
You get a sword and kill ♥♥♥♥.

10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
To this day this game holds a special spot on my list of favorite games, I originally played it on the Xbox 360 in 2008 and it still is as fun as ever!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
A great single player and multiplayer game :D
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
+
-Alot of weapons to choose from
-Coop(4 players)
-U can play normal mod(easy mod) and insane(hard-mod)
-~20 characters
-magic
-many bosses(for little game like that)
-Enemies can use ♥♥♥♥ing magic too
varied soundtrack, comic-style and another little things

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Poo humour
Poo humour
Poo humour
few cutscenes

Its a great game for play with frineds, pizza and drink, and nothing more.
Dont forget about JOYSTICK
8/10
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