About this game
Developer: Inti Creates
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Battle with swords and whips in this retro-style action game brought to you by game creator Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates! Play as Zangetsu, a demon slayer bearing a deep grudge, who must travel through perilous lands to defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle.
Gamer Reviews142 Reviews
Critic Reviews10 Reviews
Simon Miller — May 31, 2018
Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon is undoubtedly aimed at a very specific audience, and you’ll know if you’re part of that just by looking at the screenshots. If those, combined with words such as these, make your heart sing, however, it’s definitely worth your time. It’s like Castlevania just decided to come soaring back into all our lives, and how can that ever be a bad thing? Exactly.
Jeremy Parish — May 30, 2018
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon delivers a brief but effective burst of nostalgia, and thanks to its many creative modifiers it contains enough replay value to engage (and challenge) anyone who pines for gaming's bygone days. And this isn't even the "real" Bloodstained! As appetizers go, it's substantial — nearly satisfying enough to be its own main course.
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Zachary Miller — May 30, 2018
All that said, Curse of the Moon is a very enjoyable old-school Castlevania homage that’s well worth the price of admission—as long as you have nostalgia for those games. Those of you who have no patience for the first three Castlevania games in particular may want to give Curse a wide berth, but I daresay there are systems in place here that may tickle your fancy.
Chris Carter — May 25, 2018
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon keeps the lifeblood of the Castlevania series pumping with a condensed, and appropriately retro homage. It might not blaze the trail on anything new like a few other recent Inti Creates projects have, but it does exactly what it needs to do, and helps bolster the new legacy of Bloodstained proper before it's even out.
A.J. Maciejewski — May 24, 2018
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon brings back the essence of the 8-bit Castlevania games in a masterful way. Even though it's short and has its frustrating moments, long-time fans of the series will find a lot to love here.
Dillan Combs — Jun 18, 2018
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, is an expertly put-together homage to classics such as Castlevania III and Rondo of Blood. The controls feel right, the challenge is satisfying, the presentation is nostalgic, and there are numerous reasons to keep returning to it. For fans of old-school Castlevania, or those just seeking an excellent challenge, don’t skip this title!
Preston Dozsa — Jun 19, 2018
Curse of the Moon can be beaten in under two hours, though there are multiple endings and new difficulties to play through if you so choose. I enjoyed my time playing through with the four heroes, but I also think I’ve experienced all I need to see. Curse of the Moon plays off of your nostalgia to great effect, and even though it doesn’t modernize many of the elements it takes from the Castlevania franchise, it’s a potent reminder of the great design that can be found in that generation of video games.
Sergio Martín — Jun 04, 2018
Son varios los títulos que lo han intentado en el pasado pero todos han sucumbido a la grandeza de una saga como Castlevania. Sin embargo Inti Creates ha conseguido plasmar un juego que bebe de manera evidente de esa fuente de brillantez suprema que irradia la saga de los Belmont, ofreciéndonos un título retro de marcada influencia 8 bits que va a entusiasmar a los usuarios más nostálgicos.
Dedede — Jun 20, 2018
Bloodstained Curse of the Moon es un producto cuidado que hace tener fe en las habilidades de Iga para revivir con éxito la franquicia que le hizo popular. El ciudado en los detalles, la variedad de finales que incitan a la rejugabilidad, la música de Michiru Yamane, los guiños constantes a Castlevania hacen de este título un producto más que recomendable para aquellos que alguna vez disfrutaron con los Castlevania clásicos, o aquellos que simplemente buscan un juego retante pero justo.
Gianni Molinaro — May 27, 2018
Sans pour autant révolutionner l'approche ou tenter une modernisation totale comme un Shovel Knight, il procure d'excellentes sensations et, bien qu'un peu court, remplit parfaitement son office en attendant un Bloodstained : Ritual of the Night qui, on l'espère, dans son genre, bénéficiera du même soin.