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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3)

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3)
alaScore 90

125 reviews

Feb, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the graphics and action are on the whole positive. The gameplay and story are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Siou Choy (

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow


Castlevania: Lord of Shadows is this week's attempt to bring the Castlevania series into the realm of 3D gaming. While there have been a few 3D Castlevania entries dating back to the halcyon days of the ascendancy of the hoary N64, none have been as...

One of the most beautiful games I’ve seen in awhile. Very nice job, graphically speaking

Not a Castlevania game ; Not very dark, “spooky”, or gothic – it’s a daytime action fest with werewolves thrown in for good measure ; Some of the bosses are just too big and over the top, reflecting the true Shadow of the Colossus/God of War...

Castlevania: Lord of Shadows borrows from several popular games (though ones whose intrinsic value or lack thereof are left to the reader to determine for themselves). The look, feel, and even gameplay of Van Helsing, Shadow of the Colossus, and God of...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Drew "Frustrated Fury" Leachman (

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow


The legendary vampire killer is back. Being a child of the 90s, I grew up with classic games that I hold near and dear to my heart. One of those...

Beautiful graphics ; Thought out story ; Fluid combat ; Almost perfect checkpoint system ; Fantastic presentation and music

Fixed camera can be bothersome ; Confusing platforming ; Difficulty can become brutal

Being a child of the 90s, I grew up with classic games that I hold near and dear to my heart. One of those game series was Castlevania. Being a vampire hunter was just plain awesome. The adult tone and gothic presentation was something a lot of gamers...

Jan, 2011

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow


It's been a long time since I've played a Castlevania game. A combination of not having the required system or simply a lack of interest. Lords Of Shadow changed all that. Instead of a sequel this was to be a re-imagining of the entire series, starting...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Carter (

Castlevania Lords of Shadow


Fans have been waiting what seems like forever for a true, classic 3D Castlevania game. While I may be in the minority when I say Curse of Darkness and Lament of Innocence already succeeded in this aspect, one thing remains certain: this generation...

Castlevania Lords of Shadow doesn't do too much out of the ordinary, but it's a solid action game nonetheless.

Oct, 2010

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow- PS3

Oct, 2010


Expert review by: Heath Flor (neoseeker)

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3) Review


A little known developer Mercury Steam tackles the giant Castlevania franchise. Will this iteration make them a household name or a fanboy's target?

Ever since the release of Castlevania in 1986, the Belmont family has been to Hell and back. Fans and critics alike were seriously disappointed with the most recent iteration -- Castlevania Judgment for the Nintendo Wii -- and all but abandoned the...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Greg Schardein (

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow


The best 3D Castlevania title to date (despite little competition).

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a successful reboot by MercurySteam. Touting a strong combat system in the vein of God of War, the game features a fairly lengthy quest that is rewarding if you stick with it. The graphics are strong despite a less than...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: danielrbischoff (

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Review for the PS3


If a Vampire dies outside of a castle, does it make a sound?

The journey...; The fighting...; And the visuals...; Completely validates Castlevania in 3D

are hampered by poor cameras; ...and poor frame rates

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Michael Barnes (

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Revie


This is how to reboot a franchise.

Stands on its own as a great game with or without the Castlevania title; best art direction of 2010; complex and rewarding combat system; inventive and thoughtful puzzles; amazing boss battles and narrative encounters; replayable campaign

Not particularly innovative in terms of game concepts

Michael Barnes is a regular contributor to GameShark , as a reviewer and with a weekly boardgame column, Cracked LCD , and is one of the co-founders of .

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Michael Black (

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow


After Patrick Stewart speaks at you for a bit, the game starts...

Oct, 2010