Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this red-hot arcade adventure from the award-winning development studio, The Behemoth! Featuring hand-drawn characters, Castle Crashers delivers unique hi-res illustrated visuals like nothing you've ever seen before.

Play with up to three friends locally or online and discover the mind-boggling magic and mystery in the amazing world we have created just for you. Save your princess, defend your kingdom, and crash some castles! Play with more than 20 unlockable characters, 40 weapons to customize your hero, and an arsenal of combos and magical attacks to choose from.

Game Play

General hack and slash game play. It also includes using magic. The game play is straight forward. It involves a basic ranking system with many different weapons to use. You can also switch your character and start a new file instead of having the same rank for each character. Many new unlockable characters and much more stuff to do in this game.


  • Intuitive combo and magic system: Unlock new combos and magical attacks as your character progresses through the game. You have an almost limitless amount of combos to perform alone, or with a group of friends.
  • Arena mode: This mode allows players to battle each other head-on with four unique modes to choose from!
  • Experience system: As you fight your way through the various levels of Castle Crashers, your character gains more experience points that will in return give you the option to adjust your four main stats -- Strength, Magic, Defense, and Agility.
  • Weapons weapons weapons! Each player has the ability to unlock more than 40 weapons.
  • Animal orbs: These little companions add enhancements to your attributes. Each pet has different abilities to benefit you, with various ways of unlocking each one. Defeat a boss and steal his companion, dig them up, or buy them at a store.
  • Treasure hunt: Unlockable items, weapons, pet companions, and characters are buried throughout the various levels of Castle Crashers.
  • Stores: Spread across the various worlds of Castle Crashers, every store has specific items to sell. Collect gold from killing enemies, finding treasures, or opening chests, then take your collected gold to these stores for some weapons, items, character unlocks, and more!

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User Reviews


Castle Crashers lands on Steam, not just a console game anymore

It's finally here, also in 4-pack

Sep 27, 2012, by Lydia Sung | 9 comments
Castle Crashers to arrive on PC via Steam

Cloud support, local and online multiplayer and Achievements included

Aug 16, 2012, by Zak Islam | 4 comments
Xbox LIVE Arcade sales are on the rise

Downloadable games growing in popularity

Apr 27, 2010, by Lydia Sung | 0 comments
Behemoth launches Super Chicken Haiti relief fund

Want to help out Haiti and get some content for your games?

Jan 21, 2010, by Dom Cook | 0 comments
Castle Crashers over 50% off today on XBLA

A New Year's discount we all care about

Dec 30, 2009, by Lydia Sung | 2 comments
Castle Crashers woos Xbox LIVE community

Dominates Xbox LIVE Arcade awards

Mar 30, 2009, by Lydia Sung | 0 comments

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Castle Crashers is certainly a quirky title, and one that was released by The Behemoth...

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Good, but can get frustationly hard. CastleCrashers
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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Sep 26, 2012 (PC)
    • Aug 31, 2010 (PS3)
    • Aug 27, 2008 (XBOX360)
  • Japan:
    • Nov 25, 2010 (PS3)
    • Aug 27, 2008 (XBOX360)
  • Europe:
    • Sep 26, 2012 (PC)
    • Nov 3, 2010 (PS3)
    • Aug 27, 2008 (XBOX360)
  • Australia:
    • Sep 26, 2012 (PC)
    • Nov 3, 2010 (PS3)
    • Aug 27, 2008 (XBOX360)
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