Soul of Darkness DS

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Taking many of the enjoyable visual, musical, and gameplay aspects of the DS Castlevania releases, the game molds together an absolutely terrific platforming experience that's not only extremely playable, but also wildly enjoyable as well.
  2. 90
    This game won't get any originality award, but Soul of Darkness is an excellent example of a game style that, actually, it is not as common as we would like.
  3. 85
    So while Soul of Darkness doesn't blaze many new trails, it does an excellent job of covering the best territory from several past games. Download it right away -- especially if you're a Castlevania fan.
  4. Gameloft keeps with the copy & paste philosophy with a nice Castlevania clone, deeply lacking in personality but with a good gameplay and some pretty nice graphics.
  5. A nice Castlevania clone, a little bit linear and too short to be excellent.
  6. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    75
    A shameless imitation of Castlevania, but it's actually a solid platfomer/RPG. [Sept 2010, p.95]

Awards & Rankings

19
37
#37 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
3
#3 Most Shared DS Game of 2010
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 27, 2012
    8
    This is a solid clone of the DS Castlevania titles. It's fun, but things could have been better if it had more weapons (there's only two, andThis is a solid clone of the DS Castlevania titles. It's fun, but things could have been better if it had more weapons (there's only two, and neither are very unique). But still, this game is well worth your five bones. Full Review »
  2. Nov 12, 2012
    8
    If you enjoyed any of the Castlevania series games on the Nintendo systems up to Symphony of the Night on the PS or enjoyed any of the newerIf you enjoyed any of the Castlevania series games on the Nintendo systems up to Symphony of the Night on the PS or enjoyed any of the newer DS titles you will absolutely love SoD. Its basically a Castlevania game in a new skin. It's worth the few bucks for that Castlevania fix and you are guaranteed to enjoy it. Full Review »