Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for PlayStation 3
PS3

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Oct 5, 2010
8.20
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308th of 1270

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About this game

Developer: MercurySteam
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Gabriel Belmont is a member of the Brotherhood of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. His beloved wife was brutally murdered by the evil forces of darkness and her soul trapped for eternity. Neither living nor dead she realizes the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny – and hopefully salvation for the world.

Gamer Reviews

2623 Reviews
8.18
whatoplay
0 review
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Mar 6, 2022

A more than decent entry in the franchise, it is a a beautiful restoration of the timeless quest and It is a good and surprisingly traditional take on Konami’s demon-hunting franchise.

Shadow
8.80
Oct 30, 2020
Amazing game! Gameplay is similar to devil may cry series. Also, there are many puzzles to solve throughout the game. Definitely buy this game, also its second part.
Aiko

Aiko

Sep 3, 2021
7.80
Nichirin

Nichirin

Mar 3, 2021
9.20
dendin

dendin

Jan 8, 2021
7.50

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Critic Reviews

19 Reviews
8.23
Ludwig KietzmannOct 06, 2010
The few complaints I've aimed at Castlevania: Lords of Shadow can't withstand its engaging combat and unapologetic march through danger. Being a hero will never lose its charm, even in a linear world that guarantees your victory. I know, I know -- if you're adamant about the previous formula, then maybe you won't believe this is Castlevania. But if you've grown tired of it and hoped to see a beautiful restoration of the timeless quest, you'll probably be on my side when I say: Guys, I can't believe this is Castlevania.
Giancarlo VaraniniSep 28, 2010
The combat is great and the boss battles are quite memorable, but it degenerates when those core ideas clash--when Castlevania ignores what it does so well (action) for the sake of creating a more diverse experience. The problem is that diversity ultimately adds nothing notable except for shallow adventure elements and frustration. It's a good start for a series in need of some new blood--so to speak--it's just unfortunate so much of it comes from other games and not an original source.
Tom OrrySep 28, 2010
Calling CLOS a surprise hit might be a little unfair, as the game looked impressive throughout development, but it's fair to say that I simply didn't expect to enjoy it this much. With a combat system that cleverly overcomes button mashing, wonderful design work and a story that spans far longer than your average video game, Lords of Shadow is exactly what the Castlevania franchise needed to find popularity with a new generation of gamers - and us oldies too.

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