Castle Crashers is an incredibly fun game for you and a few friends to play, that offers a few hours of quality entertainment, at an insanely good price. Currently available on the Steam Winter sale for $1.49 (90% off the normal price) until 1:00pm EST December 21st, this is hands down one of the funnest side scrolling games I’ve played in the past 10 years.
I recommend Castle Crashers as a must buy because it’s hilarious, addicting, satisfying, and functions surprisingly well for a PC port (it was originally available on XBOX 360). To quickly summarize, you play as a small knight in a 2D world, that goes from world to world trying to save fellow comrades or damsels in distress from a variety of baddies. It uses simple hack and slash mechanics to fight your way through varying sized hordes of enemies, with an occasional boss fight. Think of it as a new age version of Super Mario, but with up to 4 players, and a crude and immature but hilarious overtone.
The game is really best suited for at least two players, as what I found most enjoyable about this game is trying to outdo your friend for the most kills, and to rank up more quickly. The game is rife with extremely funny characters and scenes. So, if you’ve got a soda’s worth of extra money to spend, and you and your friends are looking for a fun, easy to play time killer, then I highly recommend Castle Crashers as your next “must buy” Steam title. If you need more convincing, check out this excerpt from a full playthrough that FakeThriller and I did a couple of years ago. I still laugh about it to this day! Here’s a direct link to the store, in the off chance the previous hyperlinks didn’t work for you. http://store.steampowered.com/app/204360/
For details on release dates and other related info, head to Castle Crasher’s game page.