Parents' Guide to

Castle Crashers Remastered

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Warped, violent medieval adventure full of action, laughs.

Game Xbox One 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 12+

Cartoony blood and decapitations

This game is lots of fun for kids older than 12. It's a medieval side-scrolling beat-em-up with lots of cartoony action. With that, there is cartoony blood spurting and animated imagry of decapitated dead bodies. Some scenes or environments have piles of dead bodies. Kids will be screaming "kill them!" in no time.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
age 3+
No real violence, unless you count cartoon violence, which in that case Looney Tunes would be hardcore, pretty much no dialogue, so no cussing, No use of drugs or alcohol, no sex. Great for people of any age.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (22 ):

What do you get when you cross a Saturday morning cartoon, an old-school arcade quarter muncher, and the demented sense of humor that would do Monty Python proud? Whatever you got would likely come pretty close to Castle Crashers Remastered. This insane beat-'em-up game is quick to pick up but nearly impossible to put down. The action is nonstop and only gets more frantic when you call on support from up to three fellow knights in local or online play. The button mashing can get a little repetitive after a while, requiring some breaks not only to let your fingers recover but also to keep feelings of monotony at bay. Be forewarned, though: If you set down the controller, you might want to make sure to keep nearby children from picking it up. After all, the game is surprisingly violent, despite its cutesy animated appearance. Plus, there's a lot of (literal) potty humor that might not be suitable for young kids.

If you've never played Castle Crashers before, then Castle Crashers Remastered is a fun place to start. Bringing the game over to the Xbox One means a faster frame rate and sharper textures, but to be perfectly frank, you'd be hard pressed to tell much of a difference between this and the original release. That being said, Remastered does include all the downloadable content and characters previously released, including the Alien Hominid cameo and the Pink Knight released to help raise awareness in breast cancer research. There's also an exclusive new mini-game, "Back Off Barbarian!", in which players try to avoid running into enemies, moving along one square at a time by pressing a corresponding colored button on the Xbox controller. Getting the total package is worth it for newcomers, but if you still have the original version, it might not be enough to convince you to make the jump to the Xbox One version.

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