Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this award winning 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth!
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Very Positive (1,313 reviews) - 94% of the 1,313 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (31,915 reviews) - 96% of the 31,915 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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Very Positive (1,313 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (31,915 reviews)
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VulcanJew
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Really don't understand the positive reviews on this game. The graphics looks great, yes, but the game is just a chore to play. Enemies take 9 million hits to kill and they fire arrows at you like nobody's business, so I spent 60% of my playtime on the ground getting back up. It's just not that much fun to play.
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Captain Youl
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Poop and blood = fun (specially with friends)
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ThePlasticWaffle
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
i use to play this a lot on my old 360 but its still as fun as i remembered
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MaXiMuSkA
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Ladies and Gentlemans...and plebs . This game is build on fecal fun soo.... if you dont like ♥♥♥♥♥ and you want to play something serious - Go play minecraft (kappa)
I like this game soo much ,because I've got lot of fun with my teammates when We are playing this !
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gallifrey
( 17.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Two main things first up: -

1) The advertising is wrong. This is isometric 3D for nearly the whole game, not 2D.
2) Do have an X-Box controller if you buy this game. The game is far more difficult and less enjoyable if you don't.

The game shows you don't need a complex plot to make a great game. Evil Wizard has attacked castle and kidnapped four princesses. Your job (and that of up to three of your mates) is to go out there, beat up the bad guys, and rescue the princesses. The game is effectively "Double Dragon Medieval". You don't get to use the scenery as weapons but you do have archery, magic, fast or heavy melee options, jumping, attacks combos, different weapons, and pets that give you bonuses. The game is reasonably fast paced - two to three massed minion attacks, mini boss, two to three more massed minion attacks, big boss.

The key game mechanic is experience points with which you can build strength (melee attacks do more damage), power (magic does more damage and recharges quicker), defence (enemy attacks do less damage), and speed (move quicker and srchery does more damage). This means the more you play, the tougher your character gets, and the easier the enemies become. It's quite fun playing from the start with high level characters who easily demolish the starting opposition.

The game's graphics are bright and colourful, the different soundtracks for each stage are bouncy and fun. The enemies change regularly so the games doesn't become too monotonous but there are few foes that cannot be beaten with melee combos and dodge (that said there are a small number of mini bosses and big bosses from whom you need to keep your distance and a decent magic attack becomes essential).

Any negatives ?

1) The dev's humour is basic and scatological. If you have a strong aversion to poo jokes this will be a negative.
2) Minor spoiler - Some of the bad guys look like angry golliwogs. Coupled with the knights' outfits that aren't too dissimilar from the KKK this has caused accusations of racism. Of course the KKK costumes are reminiscent of medieval knights which is the more likely inspiration for the game. One of the princesses is definitely black. Personally I'm not sure. Compared with "Birth of a Nation" the game is "Sesame Street" but only an idiot wouldn't have recognised that someone would have been upset by the imagery. Personally I can live with it and still enjoy it as a medieval Double Dragon but I give you warning in case you won't.

S.x.

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Jdavis_bro
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Dis Iz Amazing, whoa diggety dogety
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BRILLIANT(LG) #TEAMHOOVY
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Another gem in the cave of side scrolling beat 'em ups, made by the fabulous Behemoth Team. I loved BattleBlock Theater, it made me rage my ♥♥♥ off. This game made me rage my ♥♥♥ off aswell. At volleyball. I rate this game 10/10 and I can't wait for Pit People to come out!!
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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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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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53 of 86 people (62%) found this review helpful
92 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
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12 of 12 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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13 of 15 people (87%) 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
3 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Really fun game, I usually play with friends, wich makes the gamemore fun. There is also an arena mode, where you can battle your friends or test your skills!
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