Game details

Game:
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
AKA
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Adventure
Release Date (US):
October 5th, 2010
Release Date (UK):
October 6th, 2010
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Mercury Steam
Publisher:
Konami
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360;

About Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow takes place at the end of days. The Earth's alliance with the Heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force - the mysterious Lords of Shadow - darkness reigns the world. Across this shattered land, the souls of the dead wander unable to find peace, whilst creatures of evil roam free wreaking chaos and death upon the living. Gabriel is a member of the Brotherhood of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. His beloved wife was brutally murdered by the evil forces of darkness and her soul trapped for eternity. Neither living nor dead she realizes the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny - and hopefully salvation for the world... but at what cost?

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Avg. user review score:
9.4

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Summary

Castlevania is reborn into a 3D action game that borrows heavily from some of the PS3's greatest hits. However, with so much to experience, thrilling boss battles, and plenty of replay value, it's well worth the investment.

We like

  • The game boasts enormous replay value
  • The backdrops are stunning and the music engrossing
  • The Combat is effortless and engaging

We dislike

  • Plays a bit too similarly to other PS3 games for our liking
  • The platforming and climbing elements can prove frustrating
  • The camera doesn't always serve its purpose

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a surprise. If you are looking for a modern take on the classic vampire-slayer franchise, you will be surprised. If you think it’s nothing more than a God of War clone, you will again be surprised. And finally, if you think it’s only good for one play through, you’ll be – guess – surprised.  With this latest instalment, Castlevania is reborn in to a 3D acti...

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow News

  • PS3 getting Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD release, will be part of Lords of Shadow bundle

    A listing on Play-Asia has seemingly outed plans for a Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. According to the listing, the vamp-tastic bundle will include the original Lords of Shadow, the Reverie and Resurrection DLC packs, plus a high-definition port of the 3DS...

  • Is Konami teasing Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2?

    Konami looks set to lift the veil off a sequel to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on May 31, if a teaser site is anything to go by. The company’s Facebook page points fans to a teaser website featuring a shot of some gothic architecture and baring the name ‘TheDragonReturns.’ Furth...

  • Rumor: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for E3 reveal

    Website Paul Gale Network has claimed that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is in development for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360 and Wii U. According to the site, the sequel is being developed by Mercury System and will be unveiled for the first time at E3 next month. Not much else is...

  • Konami hints at Castlevania: Lords of Shadow sequel

    Rumors on a follow-up to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow have cropped up again following a series of Twitter teases by Konami’s David Cox. Cox offered his followers food for thought on the social networking site, posting: "Today and tomorrow I am in the land of Dracul... What am I doing t...

  • Castlevania Reverie has "breathtaking" plot twist, due March 30th

    Konami’s finally pinned a concrete date on Castlevania: Lord of Shadow’s Reverie pack, confirming the DLC will release on March 30. The publisher previously only committed to a ‘March’ release date following numerous delays. As for pricing, Reverie will cost approximate...

  • Castlevania Reverie gets fang-tastic screens, due out late March

    Konami’s pinned a late March release date on upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow add-on, the Reverie. The publisher confirmed the DLC will set you back €7.99 for the PlayStation 3 version, and 800 Microsoft Points for the Xbox 360 release. For those out of the loop, Reverie reuni...

  • Castlevania Reverie DLC sinks its fangs into March

    Konami’s elbowed the release of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow’s Reverie DLC from February to March. News comes via a post on the medieval hack ‘n slash romp’s Facebook page, which reads:  “DLC Update: Reverie is swinging into March. Our apologies for the delay bu...

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow ships one million

    Konami has revealed that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow has shipped one million units throughout North America and Europe since its release in October. Exact sales figures for the critically acclaimed reboot were not divulged, though Konami bigwigs seem chuffed by its performance nonetheless. It&rs...

  • Japan getting MGS4, Castlevania PS3 bundle

    Konami has unveiled a new PlayStation 3 bundle for Japanese territories featuring Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Due out alongside the Japanese release of Lords of Shadow on December 16, the bundle, dubbed the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Value Pack, co...

  • Konami working on PS3 Castlevania patch

    Konami’s revealed that it is in the process of working on a patch for the PlayStation 3 version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow in order to fix the widely-reported save bug that's been plaguing the game since launch. The bug in question is particularly troublesome, in that it completely del...

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Features

  • Games of the Generation: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

    This article may contain spoilers. For over 20 years, Castlevania has been a landmark series for Konami, releasing over 30 games since its incarnation in 1986. Primarily known as a side-scrolling action game, Castlevania has not had the best success moving into three dimensions. In 2009, Konami an...

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