Castlevania: Curse of Darkness review

  • Collecting, crafting are addictive
  • Devil sidekick customization is neat
  • The music screams Castlevania
  • The level design is surprisingly bland
  • Combat lacks punch and variety
  • Camera is awkward and inflexible

Don't get us wrong: the latest Castlevania isn't a bad game, if you can swallow the endless combat repetition. It just falls well short of this series' legendary heritage, and can't hold a candle to the handheld Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow for the Nintendo DS. In the end, you're better off sticking with Castlevania's portable gems and avoiding the less lustrous 3D experiments.

More Info

Release date: Nov 01 2005 - PS2, Xbox (US)
Available Platforms: PS2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Published by: Konami
Developed by: Konami
Franchise: Castlevania
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood, Violence


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