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Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this award winning 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth!
Release Date: Sep 26, 2012

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Castle Crashers Steam - Over 1 million players strong!

June 26th, 2014



Since 2008 Castle Crashers has been the largest, most successful game we've ever created. We are proud to announce that just recently Castle Crashers Steam has passed the 1 million mark, pushing the cumulative total to 5 million downloads across all platforms!

In celebration of this 5 million milestone, we are going back to 2005 when we started working on Castle Crashers.

Back in 2005, Dan Paladin, our art director, started sketching up ideas for our 2D multiplayer adventure. Our previous BattleBlock Theater sketch blog post was well received, so we thought it’d be fun to show off some of the original creations for Castle Crashers.

Click HERE to see the rest of the sketches. Some of these ideas got slightly altered before the game finished development, and some of them didn’t make it to the final version! Can you point out which ones made it in?

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New Arrange to Play Discussion Board

May 21st, 2014

Howdy,

Just in case you haven't seen it already, we've added a new Arrange to Play Discussion Board so you can find new play dates. Post there if you are looking for Castle Crashers buddies.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/204360/discussions/2/

Happy slashing!

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Steam Big Picture

About the 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

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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
257 of 279 people (92%) found this review helpful
242 products in account
4 reviews
18.3 hrs on record
Castle Crashers:

Pros:
+Plenty of Weapons to choose from
+Tons of characters
+Crude Humor(if you like that stuff :P)
+Constant Action
+4 player Co-op and Vs.
+2 gamemodes! Normal and Insane!

Cons:
-Once you beat the game, looking for all the weapons and pets is dull and boring.
-A bit buggy at times

Final Verdict: This game is a great buy for anybody out there who likes hack and slash adventures!
Posted: January 27th, 2014
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457 of 614 people (74%) found this review helpful
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9 reviews
144.9 hrs on record
I feel ripped off cause I can assure you there was barely any crashing of castles.
Posted: January 17th, 2014
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130 of 166 people (78%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
53.3 hrs on record
Castle Crashers is insane

GTA, Saints Row, Manhunt? Not even close. In terms of sheer gore, those games have Castle Crashers beat, but there are few action games out there without plenty of gore. No, the traumatizing, soul-crushing characteristics of Castle Crashers is not about gore or level of violence, it’s in between the lines of the actions of the “heroes” you play. On the surface, it might seem like your average ‘hero on a journey to defeat evil’ type story, but if you look more closely, you will quickly realize that the heroes you play are among the most monstrous, psychopathic killers you have ever had the opportunity of controlling.

Let’s have a closer look at your actions throughout the game, which means in the case that you feel the story is of importance in a game like this, you should know that there will be SPOILERS ahead.

The Corncob. This poor vegetable had the sad fate of being either: being born very differently from the other maize, or having had some spell cast on him to turn him into a monster. He’s probably been bullied by the other corncobs his whole life. Is it strange that this unfortunate soul is a little aggressive? And yet what is the logical conclusion that the “heroes” reach when they meet the corncob? They slaughter him, and then proceed to eat his remains. Follow me on this, they slaughter a lost, confused creature, whose only crime was being different, and then consume his dead body because it’s tasty. The motivation? The corncob was kind of in the way of a place they were looking for, and decided it was too much trouble simply going around him.

Next up, genocide. On their journey, the player champions and the army that follows them encounter a primitive tribe of polar bears. The bears like to eat fish, sleep and dance in the rain, and are completely oblivious to the ongoing war. When an army invades their land, the bears will naturally try to defend it out of fear. Do the good guys try a diplomatic solution? No, they exterminate the entire population of polar bears without mercy.

Wedding crashers. Our righteous heroes crash a wedding, destroy the cake, and murder the guests and the groom, whose only wish was to get married. The groom was quite the villain though; his evil weapon was a musical instrument. Be grateful they saved us from that guy. The champions are not quite finished, though. The groom was the Cyclops’ only friend, and upon seeing him dead, the Cyclops flies into a great sorrow and rage, escaping to his cave to grieve. You get one guess at what the heroes do to the Cyclops. Wrong, they do not simply murder him, but make sure to give him the horribly painful death of molten lava.

‘But wait!’ A player familiar with the game might say. ‘They rescue animals!’ This is true; they rescue a selection of animals from both battlefields and black market vendors throughout their journey. Then they proceed to use them as weapons. Baby seals, kittens, birds. You name it; they probably threw it right into the bloody war, to fight for their lives for their own cruel and selfish gains.

What about the hermit in the mountains? The heroes meet a crazy, old hermit living in the mountains, who only wanted to show them his sock puppet show. They kill him because he has a steering wheel that they want. Oh, and the aspiring painter, let’s not forget about him. He also only wants to show off his artistic prowess by displaying his paintings. They kill him because....no reason what so ever! F*ck art, apparently.

If this is not convincing enough, then I don’t know what more to point out. Except that if you decide to play multiplayer, when you rescue princesses, you will casually be fighting your friends to the death if it means you’ll get some of the fair maidens' sweet lovin’. This is the heroic thing to do, of course.

Doesn’t get more morally rotten than this. Final verdict: Awesome

Side note: after approx. 50 hours of playing, a bug caused my entire save to get erased, without chance of recovery. Not so awesome.
Posted: January 19th, 2014
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127 of 163 people (78%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
You can ride a Deer propelled by its own ♥♥♥♥.


10/10 Masterpiece
Posted: June 23rd, 2014
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
262 products in account
5 reviews
7.3 hrs on record
Everything in this game has the ability to spray s.hit around.

11/10
Posted: June 25th, 2014
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