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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3)

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3)
alaScore 89

128 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the action and graphics. The gameplay and story also get good feedback.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 16 user reviews of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games on Amazon.co.uk.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow (PS3)

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PlayStation 3)

 

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a game of contradictions. Its lead character, Gabriel Belmont, finds himself equipped with great combat abilities and more than enough special skills to combat the forces of evil and avenge the death of his love. But for...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

 

Castlevania: Lords of Shadows puts you in the role of Gabriel Belmont - a man out for revenge after his wife is slain. Instead of a whip, he yields a modified crucifix called the combat cross, and while vampires and other supernatural creatures are...

Castlevania: Lords of Shadows is a fantastically-crafted game. In some ways, it seems like Castlevania in name only because it is stitched together with many existing gameplay mechanics, but it sticks close enough to the action-packed cloth the series...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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 FortressAT.com .

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