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  • Summary: CastleStorm features medieval ballista weaponry, allowing players to 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 fearsomeCastleStorm features medieval ballista weaponry, allowing players to 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 games, and if all else fails, call upon powerful spells to help keep the enemy at bay. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 5, 2013
    85
    CastleStorm isn't a perfect game but it's definitely a good one. It may not have been the successor to Zen Pinball 2 that we expected, but it is definitely one worth our time.
  2. Aug 15, 2013
    80
    CastleStorm is a great idea that just doesn’t click.
  3. Sep 16, 2013
    80
    At its core, CastleStorm is a game about variety, and every mode and mission offered in this robust package is executed with style and precision.
  4. Aug 5, 2013
    74
    Accessible action, a hint of strategy and a fair amount of content make for some hours of enjoyable castle crashing. It’s no classic, but a fun experience for sure.
  5. Aug 26, 2013
    72
    The single-player campaign is just there to unlock units and ammunition, and earn money for upgrades. Skip the boring story and the dumb AI – playing against real people is much more fun.
  6. Aug 2, 2013
    70
    Yes, you could probably sniff up an old Flash game built on roughly the same premise, but it wouldn’t have the same production values as Castlestorm has.
  7. Aug 2, 2013
    60
    A nice idea, and fair production values, but the global result still is too "straightforward" and brutal, lacking some real strategy elements, and being repetitive. It is funnier in multiplayer, and very affordable, still, so one may give it a look.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Jul 30, 2013
    10
    It's exactly the light hearted comedy, awesome graphics and cannot-stop-playing-this-game fun factor I hoped and prayed ZEN Studios wouldIt's exactly the light hearted comedy, awesome graphics and cannot-stop-playing-this-game fun factor I hoped and prayed ZEN Studios would deliver after I pre-ordered and watched the trailer and making of movies...

    and... I LOOOOOOVE IT!!! absolutely love it and I sat with a big grin from the intro right through to the actual first encounter and said stuffit, coffee can wait I need to continue on!

    10/10 for graphics
    10/10 for music and sound
    10/10 for making it seriously not so serious funny game too everyone can play and enjoy (this will be so good playing against someone else I cannot wait now)

    10/10 for running flawlessly fast and smooth on a laptop with a GT555m using quality AA settings.

    now back to blasting castles an impressing my king....
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  2. Nov 29, 2015
    10
    INTRO
    Fun game. I first encountered this at a convention, on a Wii U as a download. Using the analog sticks and Wii U gamepad wasn't bad,
    INTRO
    Fun game. I first encountered this at a convention, on a Wii U as a download. Using the analog sticks and Wii U gamepad wasn't bad, but was pleased with the way the controls translated to mouse and keyboard. The game also lets you rebind keys. In hindsight, I could've been more patient and gotten this + both DLC campaigns for $4 during a sale, but I jumped the gun at $15. I'd rather not do that with EVERY game (I honestly could stand to save the $$), but I can't say I have regrets

    FOR THE CASUAL GAMER
    play a few levels to beyond the 1st campaign. See if you like it. Do it on Normal mode or even Casual mode. Try out multiplayer

    FOR THE AVERAGE GAMER
    at least play through the entire campaign. Go back and get more stars. Try out other modes like Survival, Hero Survival, and Skirmish. Grab about 80% of the Steam achievements. Play even more multiplayer games

    FOR THE HARDCORE GAMER
    5-star all of the campaign levels. Try out the other modes in more in-depth. Earn all Steam achievements. Go crazier with MP games. Go back to SP games and try out other ways to beat levels.

    PROS
    -90% of the music complimented the game well.
    -sound FX are solid
    -During the FMV and nonFMV cut scenes, there are generic voiceovers, which surprisingly did the job for me
    -controls are intuitive enough
    -keyboard keys can be rebinded
    -There were meaningful choices in which equipment to upgrade, and when
    -other meaningful choices like prolonging the level until you get the bonus objective, or letting more enemy troops on the screen so you can activate Shooting Frenzy and get more damage done to the castle

    -campaign humor was there
    puns, cultural references, and even references to other video games.
    -engaging storyline, with characters that stood out
    It was enough that for reason I couldn't finish the game, I'd go online to see how the campaign ended
    -variety of game modes...
    --some levels require you to capture the flag. Others to destroy the castle. Others let you do either
    --Then there are levels you play as the hero. Some levels restrict certain types of equipment (e.g. no troops, no castle, or no use of Ballista)
    --others have it on "hpyer mode" where the cooldown for Ballista shots significantly reduced, letting you go hog wild

    -getting all the stars on campaign mode wasn't a pushover (due to the last 5%), but was still doable
    I had to either replay about 10 levels immediately b/c something slipped, come back to it after unlocking a new Equipment, or after having some $ to level up making it much easier to do so. There were 2 or 3 levels, I did replay multiple times till I finally got all 5 stars.
    And yeah, I have quit games out of sheer frustration in cases where it was stupidly hard with virtually no margin for error.

    CONS
    -4% of the time for the music... it got "meh" or even repetitive
    -every time you boot up the game, it defaults back to "Normal" difficulty. You need Hard to have a shot a 5-starring levels
    -some portions of the game got repetitive
    For example, destroy castle. Next level, destroy castle with the same setup. However, to be fair, the game's relatively simplicity doesn't seem to allow that much ways to stray from this

    DUNNO
    -I have yet to try multiplayer
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  3. Jul 29, 2013
    9
    A funny game,lovely graphic with cartoon rendering。There is no difficulty to finish the game but not means you will delete it from your steamA funny game,lovely graphic with cartoon rendering。There is no difficulty to finish the game but not means you will delete it from your steam quite soon---customizing your own castle and put it into the battle on Internet sometimes you need keeping busying as playing Starcraft 2,no kidding. Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2013
    8
    A pleasant surprise. CastleStorm didn't strike me as appearing particularly unique, but it proved itself to be a surprisingly compelling game,A pleasant surprise. CastleStorm didn't strike me as appearing particularly unique, but it proved itself to be a surprisingly compelling game, with tons of content and a charming visual style. It plays like an well-developed evolution of the classic flash games that seem to have inspired it and everything it tries to do is done solidly. Expand
  5. Apr 14, 2022
    7
    Очень приятный таймкиллер, чисто перевести дух между серьезными играми. Минус балл за парочку кривых миссии ну просто с нереальными условиямиОчень приятный таймкиллер, чисто перевести дух между серьезными играми. Минус балл за парочку кривых миссии ну просто с нереальными условиями выполнения на 3*. Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2015
    7
    SCORE: 6.7/10

    It is definitely what everyone says: Angry Birds + Castle Defense. I'm giving it a light recommend, but only at $2-$3. I
    SCORE: 6.7/10

    It is definitely what everyone says: Angry Birds + Castle Defense.

    I'm giving it a light recommend, but only at $2-$3. I would not recommend it at full price.

    This is a mobile game at its core, and as such, the price should match.

    It just isn't for me, but I can see how people would like it. It takes parts of two popular genres, melds them effectively, and has a nice art style and humor.

    I think I got it in a bundle which resulted in it being $1 or less, which is about what it is worth imo.
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  7. Jul 29, 2013
    1
    Not too much to say other than the game feels like a child's game. Cartoonie graphics with a none serious element. Gameplay is simple and getsNot too much to say other than the game feels like a child's game. Cartoonie graphics with a none serious element. Gameplay is simple and gets rather dull quite fast. In all honesty there are much better tactical games out there. Expand

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