Editors' reviewWe'd gladly throw on our armor and storm the castle constantly if this freeware game could save and sucked up less memory, but overall, it's not a bad diversion on a dull day. Castle Attack keeps its simple: you defend your walls (three of them) on the left side of the screen, while the enemy charges from the right. Game controls are easy to master, as all you really do is set the angle at which your archers let fly arrows at your enemies below. If they get too close, you have the option of unleashing either flaming logs, boiling oil, or heavy rocks. Castle Attack's graphics are decidedly medieval, yet are at least 3D and decent enough for freeware. We were impressed by the game's sound track, but fear it's the culprit behind the hefty download (21 MB). The main drawback is you can't save a game in progress; if you a single battle, you're back to the beginning. For knights in training with a fast connection, this is a decent adventure to try out.
Castle Attack 2 borrows some of the gameplay dynamics from Stronghold 2, Firefly Studios' upcoming Castle Sim, but certain things have been altered to make Castle Attack 2 more fun. The biggest of these changes is that enemies in Castle Attack are able to knock down the castle walls with their weapons.
Use your archers and your special weapons (pot of oil, castle mangonel, and burning logs) to defend the castle walls from the hordes of enemies attempting to destroy your keep. If your walls fall and your lord is killed, the battle is lost and the game is over. If you complete construction of the keep, the enemy will retreat and you will claim victory. Play well, and you will be awarded points. Try to accumulate as many points as possible, then submit your score to the world-wide scoreboard and compete with players from around the globe.