Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 19, 2013
    85
    Fast, funny and deep, CastleStorm convinces thanks to a gameplay that melts together action and RPG elements to perfection.
  2. Dec 19, 2013
    85
    After completing the campaign and getting in what multiplayer I could, I walked away from CastleStorm feeling satisfied and impressed in nearly every respect.
  3. 80
    A potentially new strategy hit on the pro circuit. The single player aspects are short but this game is all about the online multiplayer competition, with lots of subtle depth that will make any Korean pro go crazy.
  4. 80
    There’s an entertaining story accompanying a decent-length campaign, there’s a handful of multiplayer options, and strategy is required if you’re going to play against another person.
  5. Nov 6, 2013
    80
    CastleStorm brilliantly fuses various game genres into a single additive package. While the learning curve is a little bit high, and the controls can be quite finicky at times, smashing up castles is undeniably enjoyable.
  6. Nov 6, 2013
    80
    Mixing elements from Angry Birds, Swords and Soldiers, and the best tower-defence games, CastleStorm is the real deal for PS Vita.
  7. Nov 21, 2013
    75
    At its best, CastleStorm is slightly above-average, and unfortunately it's not at its best nearly enough.
  8. Nov 22, 2013
    70
    Overall there is a lot CastleStorm has to offer with a reasonable size campaign and multiplayer options too. Minor control niggles aside, if you are looking for something to play other than Angry Birds on the Vita you could certainly do with picking up a copy of this to see you through those winter (K)nights.
  9. Nov 7, 2013
    70
    A tower defense game that challenges your intellect and convinces with a unique visual style. The castle editor extends the experience, though overall CastleStorm lacks the content to be anything more than a quickie while waiting for the next big title to hit the shelves.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 7, 2013
    9
    I haven't posted many reviews here on Metacritic in recent weeks, but I’ve had suuuuuch a blast with CastleStorm on my Vita, that I just couldn’t resist logging in and shouting it from the rooftops!

    CastleStorm is one of those rare games that within minutes of booting it up for the very first time, you’re sucked right into the heart of the action…and it just gets better and better the more you play it. Highly recommended for fans of strategy, adventure and even physics-based puzzlers! Whether you’re after a casual pick-up-and-play experience or something more meaty with tons of depth, CastleStorm has you covered.

    I realise that I’m gushing a little here, but as far as I’m concerned, Zen’s latest PSN offering is right up there with the very best downloadables available on Vita today. Yep, *THAT* good!
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  2. Nov 24, 2013
    9
    Great castle defence & attack game. The $10 price seems right for the quality and length of the game. The graphics and sounds are good, gameplay is fun. Full Review »