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Overall 8

CastleStorm PS Vita review: a cornucopia of gameplay elements

24 March 2014
  • Excerpt: It's hard to describe CastleStorm . I'll start with this: when I look for a game on the PS Vita, I either want one that has some depth but is still a short session title, or I want something that will allow me to play for hours. CastleStorm is a little of both.
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Storming the gates of great design

21 December 2013
  • Conclusion: Why have I never heard mention of this game?
  • Pros: Figuring out the castle editor.
  • Cons: Coming to a dead stop in the hair-pulling ‘Homecoming’ level
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Overall 6

CastleStorm: The Warrior Queen DLC

7 November 2013
  • Excerpt: CastleStorm is one of the most unique games to be released this year and it’s not only super fun, it’s super addictive, formed from a combination of so many different games that it is in a genre by itself.
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Overall 8

CastleStorm: From Outcast to Saviour DLC

9 August 2013
  • Excerpt: CastleStorm is one of the most unique games I have ever played – so unique in fact that I had to have it on my
  • Pros: Big collection of content; New weapons and Story; Great humour.
  • Cons: Difficulty spikes are still an issue
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Overall 9


1 August 2013
  • Conclusion: For a company so well known for it’s console-spanning pinball franchise, Castlestorm is as beautiful and precise as any one of their fantastic tables. It’s easy to use mechanics serve to make every skirmish a mix of fun and stress, but it’s the personality of the individual units, and the multitude...
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Overall 7

Review: CastleStorm is a polished game that doesn’t know what it wants to be

5 July 2013
  • Excerpt: If the genre of “hardcore medieval-inspired arcade action strategy games” exists, CastleStorm , the newest offering from pinball kingpin Zen Studios, falls right in line with it. It’s sort of a tower defense game, but not really. It’s sort of a 2D action game, but not really.
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Review: CastleStorm for Xbox 360

21 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Zen Studios, the makers of some truly excellent pinball games, have put their physics skills to work in CastleStorm . In a time when we’re seeing a lot game genres melding, Zen pulls out a new combo.
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Overall 9

CastleStorm (Xbox 360)

17 June 2013
  • Excerpt: CastleStorm is a fun physics strategy game where your goal is to typically destroy your opponent’s castle with your ballista.  Your ammunition varies from javelins, garbage, chunks of ice, maces, sheep, boars, bombs, laser crystals and more.
  • Pros: Fun concept with multiple paths to victory.
  • Cons: Some levels are challenging, but they make you stronger in the long run.
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Overall 8
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Castlestorm (Xbox 360 Arcade) Review

11 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Castle Storm is, at it's core, a tower defense game. And upon starting the game, I honestly didn't much care for what was taking place on my screen. The Ballista controls were just horrid, and the games humor seemed to be aimed towards a younger crowd, despite the T for Teen rating.
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Overall 8

A Good Game, But Not A Perfect Storm

Game Informer
6 June 2013
  • Conclusion: Concept: Take the physics fun of games like Angry Birds and combine it with some light tower defense strategy Graphics: Colorful and goofy, CastleStorm’s exaggerated art style matches its silly charm Sound: The stock fantasy soundtrack gets a little tiring, and the lack of voice work makes this the...
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