Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 90
    It might not be the most complex or most challenging title out there, but it is unique, clever, funny, and, most importantly, genuinely and remarkably fun.
  2. Just like a catapulted boulder, this arrived suddenly out of nowhere and knocked us off our feet. Great fun. [March 2014, p.89]
  3. 85
    Even if the production values aren’t that great, there’s a lot to love about CastleStorm. The addictive gameplay coupled with the charming visual style and characters make it not only a must-play for Wii U owners, but a must-play for anyone who’s never been introduced to the Tower Defense genre of video games.
  4. Jan 13, 2014
    If you like strategy, tower defence, or even physics-based puzzlers and action games, CastleStorm is highly recommended.
  5. Jan 13, 2014
    CastleStorm succeeds at blending together the tower defence and 2D physics-based destruction genres to create a unique and very fun game that doesn't shy away from being a goofy, good time for the player with its dry sense of humour.
  6. Jan 7, 2014
    Castlestorm is a great mix between a tower defense game and the popular Angry Birds formula.
  7. 79
    With highly addictive gameplay, a fun single player campaign, competitive leaderboards and online multiplayer offering replay value, the new touch screen controls and gorgeous graphics, all of this makes CastleStorm on the Wii U an absolute joy to play.
  8. Jan 28, 2014
    Castlestorm displays certain qualities which are more than welcome and that shake the ground a bit in what is overwhelmingly a niche style. Nevertheless, its record would be far more interesting if its technical flaws and repetitiveness were solved.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 10, 2014
    Very fun strategy game! I'm addicted.
    The main game is fun, but the multiplayer is more fun and more addicting. It has BOTH local and online
    multiplayer. Local has one player watch the TV while the other watches the Gamepad screen. Works like a CHAMP. Great fun!
    Balance your time and energy between spawning troops, shooting a balista, casting spells, and controlling your hero as you attempt to destroy the enemy castle or capture their flag.
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  2. Dec 31, 2013
    Addictive and fun RTS/tower defence with a nice art style, dry sense of humour and light hearted atmosphere. There are a healthy amount of game modes and upgradeable units along with a simple castle editor and local or online co-op and versus multiplayer. It's a nice change of pace from hectic racers/shooters, and fits perfectly with Wii U.

    It's encouraging to see that Zen Studios can create something quite unique along with their excellent pinball tables!
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  3. Mar 17, 2014
    A very unique twist to the tower defense genre. The control scheme is actually quite difficult to master, which adds to the fun challenge of it all. The online multiplayer is fun and usually not hard to find a match. I have two gripes with the game: The music is a bit generic and boring, to be honest. Also, once you figure out how to play the game, the gameplay becomes a bit stale. Unlike other tower defense games, in Castle Storm your tower is in the exact same place every time, at the left side of the screen. So where most tower defense game shine in their need to strategically place your towers on each new map, Castle Storm suffers a bit from the repetitiveness of each level, which varies only aesthetically and rarely effects any type of strategy. The Castle Editor mode does add a bit of strategy to the game because there are different ways to customize your castle to withstand more hits from enemy projectiles and choose which troops and upgrades you'll include in your castle, but this isn't enough strategy building to keep me fully entertained and on my toes. But all in all, it is a fun game that will entertain you for a while and will call you back in a month or so for more action. But it likely won't hold your attention for endless hours week after week. Full Review »