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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Xbox 360)

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Xbox 360)
alaScore 89

114 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the single player gameplay and value for money. The graphics and gameplay also get good comments. Views about the design and story are mixed.

action, gameplay, graphics, value for money, 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Xbox 360)

 

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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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...

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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

 

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

 

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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...