Welcome to the world of CastleStorm, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler! CastleStorm was born out of the fond childhood memory of building and destroying LEGO castles.
User reviews: Very Positive (743 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 29, 2013

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Includes 3 items: CastleStorm, CastleStorm - From Outcast to Savior, CastleStorm - The Warrior Queen

 

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July 2

Today’s update brings Russian localization, support for 5-button mice and some minor bug fixes.

CastleStorm Update!

We have been listening to your suggestions and we are happy to announce that we’ve updated CastleStorm to accommodate more players. In this update, we have added Russian localization, support for mice with up to five buttons, and a few minor bug fixes. Please keep telling us what you’d like to see, as this definitely won't be the last update; we'll have more features and content coming soon!

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"CastleStorm draws from a seemingly unmanageable array of inspirations including real-time strategy, tower defense, and Angry Birds, and does so with remarkable virtuosity and humor." 8/10
--IGN

"CastleStorm doesn't try to hide its inspirations, and it doesn't need to. There are enough of them to morph this action strategy into something fresh and exciting. It's warm, frequently funny, and stylish It's just hard enough to keep you biting. And most of all, it's just bloody great." 9/10
--OXM UK

“In what is easily one of the greatest moments of my gaming career, I once used my ballista to shoot a dragon out of the sky. The massive lizard corpse fell to the ground, killing three of my opponent’s soldiers. Thank you for making that moment possible, Zen Studios." 83/100
--VentureBeat

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About This Game

Welcome to the world of CastleStorm, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler! CastleStorm was born out of the fond childhood memory of building and destroying LEGO castles.

The clouds bring rumors of war…It’s Knights vs. Vikings in CastleStorm, where medieval warfare meets 2D physics-based destruction! Controlling the battle in real time, players will harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack, and cast powerful spells! CastleStorm features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun!

CastleStorm is a physics based tower destruction game, combining elements of real time strategy, resource management, and a beautiful blend of challenging gameplay scenarios.

Multiplayer battles and Co-Op. CastleStorm features multiple modes of multiplayer action for both local and online play:

• 1 vs. 1 split-screen mode, simply try and beat your opponent
• Survival Co-op: Two players team up to fight off waves of enemies together! One player will control the ballista, the other controls ground forces
• Last Stand Co-op: Both players control a hero and fight off endless waves of enemies together!

Build your own castle! CastleStorm features a tower construction editor allowing players to construct their own custom castles that will be used in battle. Castles must be constructed wisely, as choices determine which types of troops and resources will be available during battle!

Twelve incredibly beautiful environments and a comical story. Sir Gareth leads his troops into battle against the raging Vikings to recover the stolen gem and bring peace to the realm!

Multiple paths to victory. You can choose how to defeat your enemy. Capture the flag, destroy their castle, or complete another predetermined level objective in order to claim victory. Each level features multiple objectives, each with their own rewards!

An arsenal that would make any medieval warrior proud! Harness the power of medieval ballista weaponry, and launch an assortment of explosive weapons including Morningstars, Apple Grenades, Homing Eagles, and even flying sheep to defeat an onslaught of enemies trying to capture your flag and destroy your castle. Deploy a fearsome ground attack of swordsmen, knights, and donkey riders in order to protect your castle gates, and if all else fails, call upon powerful spells to help keep the enemy at bay.

You’ve won the battle, now power up so you can win the war! As you power up in CastleStorm, new weapons and troop classes become available for use in battle.
#StormingCastlesIsSoMuchFun

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor:Single Core CPU @ 1.6GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 6600 / Radeon 9800 / Intel HD 2000
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor:Dual Core CPU @ 2.00GHz
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 8600 / Radeon HD 3670 / Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:800 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Fun and challenging game but it only took me 16 hours to complete all the campaigns (+DLC) on the hardest difficulty so don't expect this game to last more than a couple of days.

Never got a chance to try multiplayer since it seems to be completely dead but the singleplayer campaigns and survival modes are fun.

I recommend this game and I would give it 7 out of 10. The price is 16$/16£ for the game +DLC so maybe wait til it is on sale or use a 50% coupon :)

Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.7 hrs on record
I really enjoyed the game on both PC and mobile. Even after finishing the iPhone version (twice) decided to give a go to this version and... well, still stacking up the hours on it!

Simply put, really fun two-tower game with skills and castle builder, can enjoy if you play few minutes only, or several hours. Thumbs up!
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Really fun game
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Very fun and entertaining game.
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
BUY IT
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Looks good so far.
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
I got it real cheap and still im not sure it was worth it. Although seems pretty fun for the most part
Posted: October 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
wooooooow
Posted: September 27
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Worth if on sale. No replay value and can be completed in one sitting. Fun while it lasted, but very easy. ♥♥♥♥ty humour but if your ill or tired can be mildly amusing

Dont pay full price ever!
6/10
Posted: October 18
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
It keeps resetting/changing my castle after nearly every campaign mission that I spent a lot of time building so the game is unplayable. ♥♥♥♥ing stupid... why would they do this? Nobody wants to redo something like that. It happens after every mission that only lets me use a specific troop because for that mission it resets your castle to fit the specifications of that mission. I may have to have two separate save slots and leave the very first slot for the single campaign but it does not at all tell you this, ever. So I end up going back to the castle builder and it shows that the game forced my castle to be that way for the mission and if I want to have it how it was again for a mission that lets me use any troop, it's back to the castle builder for an hour. What a idiotic game breaking design flaw. And on top of that, the game is just generally not good enough for me to even worry about trying to find a solution to the problem because I have a plethora of other much better games installed. If Steam ever lets us sell games cheap, this one will be the first to go for me. And good riddance, five dollars wasted.
Posted: October 11
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Most of the game revolves around defending your castle from waves of enemies. The attack is nothing more than a sidescrolling assembly line. The game has alot of levels, but most of them feel so similar from the previous missions you have already played. Overall the game does not hold up for a recomendation. 6.9/10
Posted: October 1
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
43.0 hrs on record
WAAAAAAAGH! Well they may not be Orks from the Warhammer universe, but the Vikings are coming to storm your Castle. Prepare to defend yourself from these brutes of the North. Do you have what it takes to lead your kingdom to victory? Do you have enough units, food, gold, structures, and sheep…Bbbbbaaaaahhhhh? Load the catapult with the sheep and prepare to fire! Welcome young knight to CastleStorm.


30 Second Review

+ Complete & fun experience

+ Unique game

+ Single player, multiplayer, and coop game modes

- Multiplayer is more fun with friends then without.

- AI isn’t as challenging as it could have been.

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Posted: June 13
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30 of 45 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Fun very much like an old table top castle smash game. Wish the character actually talked outside of thought bubbles though.
Posted: June 6
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Pros:
-Combines tower-shooter, 3rd party RPG, troop deployment/management, and does all three rather well.
-Build and defend a castle while attacking the other, at the same time the enemy is doing the same. Customize your castle.
-Most quests can be won either by castle destruction or flag capturing.
-Support your troops by firing on the enemy troops instead of the castle, juggling priorities on the fly.
-Multiplayer; online, local, vs xbox, and in several different modes.
-9 upgradable troop types, spells, rooms, and shots each.
-Good music, good graphics.
-Funny-as-hell comments from troops in-game. also, the cutscenes are quite funny as well.
-Full-Story plot. The ending of the main plot is as epic as any viking tale and fits well with the DLC.
-Campaign is split; 1st half is knights, 2nd half is vikings, so you get to know and love both sides.
-Each DLC provides one additional campaign to add on to the end of the main campaign. Each campaign giving a upgraded version of either the knight-side or the viking-side.
-DLC campaigns have more focus on the hero and add more depth and closure to the main story line.
-Moderate replay value.

Cons:
-Moderate voicing. Not bad, but it's not full-speech animation.
-DLC shot types are overpowered, particularly the Viking Elite. Makes for rather unbalanced play.
-Difficulty is a little low..... Easy = Let my 5-year old play, Normal = Easy, Hard = Normal.
-If you barrel through it, it's rather short.

All this said:
Good game for the price, even if you dont catch it on sale.
I can see this being a ROCKING multiplayer game in VS mode.... if you can find anyone who knows the game exists. I can see it doing very well on gaming-systems for this reason.
Great game and type-combination but it needs an online community.... badly.
Posted: July 10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Very fun game. Can be both enjoyed in single player and multiplayer. Altho you must be good at multitasking. Keep spaming your spawn unit button. And keep shooting your arrows/canon at the enemy's base.

9/10

ENjoy ^-^
Posted: August 19
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Fun game that's worth the money. Played through the entire campaign on both sides but couldn't complete the final mission as one of my weapons was unavailable (seems to be a glitch or something). None the less really enjoyed it.
Posted: July 3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
This game has vikings in it - 10/10.
Posted: August 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.0 hrs on record
This is a fun game to play and even more fun messing around and playing against friends. One thing that would make this game even better would be to incorperate a spectate feature in the verses game type. This would allow friends to watch matches while waiting to play. I could see this being very fun and a much better way to kill time between matches with friends. Also, I could see this as a kind of learning tool to many new and even seasoned players. It would allow them the oppertunity to see how someone else plays so they can learn different techniques and stratigies to help improve their play without being caught up in the action of the battle.
Posted: August 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
It's extremely fun, And a awesome game, Go and buy.
Posted: August 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Fun but nobody is online anymore!
Posted: June 30
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