Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Xbox 360). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Xbox 360 Games for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the single player gameplay and price. The graphics and gameplay are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the design and story.

action, gameplay, graphics, price, single player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 116 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 79 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 79 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (37)

Expert review by : Kyle (

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Review


While this is probably the best contender for God of War in recent memory, the game is a mixed bag for fans of the legendary series.

Lord of Shadows, whether you like it or not, is considered yet another reboot for the series. You won’t really understand how though until the very end (and by that I mean wait after the credits for the epilogue). If you are looking for a quality epic...

Oct, 2010

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

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

Expert review by : Todd Douglass Jr. (

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow


Ever since the first Castlevania title was released by Konami back on the Nintendo Entertainment System, I've been a fan. For 24 years I've been cracking the whip and slaying vampires across gaming systems, in 2D both and 3D. On the 2D side of things...

Discuss This Game on Our Official VGT Forum

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Matthew Erazo (

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow


Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a great amalgamation of the genres and games it combines. It makes sure they all come together effortlessly, but it never really owns the gameplay it borrows. It's a fun game, but not a revolution.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : BaneWilliams (

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow



Sound, Visual, Combat and Story – action-adventure gamers wet dream

Platforming a little bland, forced camera occasionally impedes action

Titan fights aren't the only graphically superior aspect of the game. An incredulous amount of detail is placed into both the characters, enemies and the world. Several times during my play through I had to stop and gaze in awe at the magnificence of...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Zachary Gasiorowski (

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on Xbox 360


Where's The Castlevania?

By itself, Lords of Shadow isn’t a bad game. But as a Castlevania title, fans might be disheartened to learn that there isn’t much Castlevania here. Sure, it might be the best 3D installment in the series but the 2D Castlevanias are still the...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Richard Walker (GT: Redriceman82) (

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow


It's a violently stormy night as a lone, hooded figure on horseback gallops through the forest, coming to a muddy clearing in a remote village. He steps down off his steed and lowers his hood as lightning illuminates his robed form. Say hello to the...

Lords of Shadow is a superlative start for Castlevania on current-gen consoles and we only hope that developer MercurySteam has more in the pipeline. It might borrow from other hack-and slash-adventure titles of the same ilk, but Castlevania is...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Adam Larck (

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Xbox 360) Review


Castlevania tries the 3D realm again. Can it finally succeed? Find out inside.

Lords of Shadow won’t replace Symphony of the Night as the best game in the series, but it doesn't need to. The game holds its own and offers a great experience to fans of the series and fans of action games. It delivers a solid story, and gives a...

Oct, 2010