Percentile Rank

CastleStorm is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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Scored Reviews

Twinfinite
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Jan 2, 2014

Yes, I know what you're thinking. Finally, you can destroy your friends with a castle expertly shaped like a penis.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Dec 29, 2013

CastleStorm comes with an easy and complete recommendation, and it is one of the special games that can be enjoyed by just about anyone. It's Angry Birds meets tower defense meets beat 'em up meets crack cocaine levels of addictiveness in a hodgepodge amalgamation of stuff that absolutely should not work as well as it does.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

9 / 10
Jul 14, 2019

Swords, Sorcery, and Whimsy unite, in this fun feudal take on the Tower Defence Genre. Solid mechanics backed by exceptional use of the hardware's unique properties, and extensive content for the solo player as well as the many, make CastleStorm a worthy acquisition to adorn any Switch home screen.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 28, 2013

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. This castle will take them by storm.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 13, 2014

CastleStorm is just as much a game as it is a test of your multitasking and micromanaging abilities. What seems like just a knock-off of the iOS hit, Angry Birds, is actually so much more. In fact, CastleStorm boasts just as much, if not even more, addicting gameplay, as well as several other layers of depth that make the title even more exciting to play. Couple this in with extensive single-player and multiplayer modes and quite the quirky style, and it becomes quite the appealing product.

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GameSpace
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2018

Castlestorm is a light-hearted, fairly in-depth Tower defense game that offers some unique mechanics, quirky story, and fairly solid controls. It is hampered a bit by the Switch analog sticks and repetitiveness due to the nature of the genre, however overall it's a fun title and if it's one you've never picked up, I would recommend picking it up on the Switch. It's a great title to play on the go.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2018

Too many stages rely on the two basic victory conditions, and I would have liked to see more boss stages or more complicated objectives. Regardless, CastleStorm is engaging not just for those who enjoy tower-defense games; there is enough fun, customization, and challenge for all Switch owners. Your princess might not be in this castle, but it's worth taking a look around anyway.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 10, 2014

With a lengthy campaign, lots of customisation and plenty of variety, CastleStorm is a strong eShop title. There is a bit of a learning curve for the controls, and the presentation doesn't go as far as it could, but the satisfaction of taking down opposing castles make this frantic experience worthwhile. If you like strategy, tower defence, or even physics-based puzzlers and action games, CastleStorm is highly recommended.

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High-Def Digest
Nov 4, 2013

There's hours upon hours of entertainment to be found within the campaign mode of 'CastleStorm' making the game easily worth the $10 purchase price. In addition, the multiplayer modes are a welcome addition, particularly the co-op mode. While you will need to give the game a couple hours to adapt to the control scheme, it's really difficult to stop playing once you've got the hang of it. Also, for anyone into 'Game of Thrones' or 'Skyrim', you are going to find some tongue-in-cheek references that may make you chuckle. It doesn't really matter if you are on the PlayStation 3 or the PlayStation Vita; 'CastleStorm' is a fantastic title on both platforms. If you are into tower defense titles or 'Angry Birds,' don't hesitate to pick up 'CastleStorm' immediately.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Sep 10, 2018

CastleStorm combines the joy of Angry Birds and tower defense games, and sprinkles in some fun fighting sections. Balancing offense and defense is satisfying, especially when you successfully complete your missions. The tone of the game is light-hearted, which makes it all the more enjoyable.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jan 11, 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.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 15, 2018

CastleStorm is a wonderfully well-rounded package that offers up enjoyable RTS gameplay in an approachable fashion, with a high skill ceiling that caters to players of all skill and interest levels.

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Video Chums
Sep 2, 2018

CastleStorm has been entertaining gamers for over 5 years and this Switch version is the most enjoyable iteration to date.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2018

For its price, CastleStorm is a gem, and a very noble addition to the Switch's library indeed.

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COGconnected
76 / 100
76 / 100
Aug 20, 2018

CastleStorm does a good job of combining polished mechanics from other games with a decent script to form an entertaining game. It's nothing spectacular, but it's certainly fun.

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New Game Network
76 / 100
76 / 100
Jul 11, 2015

Castlestorm is an addictive and charming tower defense title that, despite a few minor faults, stands out from many of its ilk. With surprisingly deep and plentiful content, and easy to learn mechanics, this one is worth checking out.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
Jul 31, 2013

CastleStorm takes the tower defence genre and adds elements of physics destruction, real-time strategy and role-playing games, making for a very interesting mix that works quite well. It is a casual yet complex game experience that is delightful to play, alone or with a friend, something that this tower defence hater truly enjoyed

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
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.

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Switch Player
Dec 3, 2018

Castle Storm is a highly accessible yet mechanically deep take on the RTS genre, mixing in elements of both tower defence games and physics-based combat to an impressive level of competency and quality. The amount of content available throughout is staggering, and an endearing graphical style keeps you enjoying each spectacle the game throws at you.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Sep 13, 2018

If you're looking for a hidden RTS gem on the Switch, CastleStorm is unfortunately not going to change much for you. It's a perfectly serviceable game with a lengthy campaign and plenty of customisation, but it lacks defining mechanics that inspire or excite players.

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GameSkinny
Apr 24, 2014

Despite some original ideas and a wealth of content, CastleStorm chokes on it's own ambition by lacking the follow through necessary to truly stand out. It is an incredibly boring yet unique game.

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