Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. For the determined vampire hunter, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness can be engaging, but only in the manner of any item-heavy level grind.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Oct 19, 2013
    I find it a great game,especially considered its 3D(and its obvious that Castlevania always had a problem going on with the 3D).Sometimes the camera might be a bit laggy,and the controls a bit awkward,but in general I find this game a great experience.First of all,the music is top-notch.And what else to expect for a CV game.The story is pretty good as well.But the gameplay is what matters,and I find it damn addictive.Devil forging,item forging,lots of exploration,fluid combat,memorable bosses and environments and some plot twists to keep you thrilled.I dont know why some people bash this game,but I find it great and a must play for any Castlevania fan. Full Review »
  2. Jul 31, 2013
    Incrivel. POSITIVOS Otimas opcoes de criacao de armas, armaduras, itens; Sistema de evolucao de 'familiars' bem desenvolvido; Grande variedade de inimigos;
    Otimas e fluentes animaçoes dos personagens;
    Grande variedade de combos e estilos de uso de armas diferentes;
    Chefes desafiadores e bem elaborados;
    Otimas animacoes em CGI.
    Trama diferente que sai da mesmices da serie;
    Duraçao do jogo no tempo certo.

    Falta de detalhes no cenario;
    Cenarios podem se tornar repetitivos;

    Jogo sensacional. No final so fica uma pergunta: "Onde esta a versao remake ou hd para PS3 ou XBox360????"
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  3. Mar 31, 2012
    This was very different than other Castlevania games preceding it. I didn't have a problem not playing as a Belmont, because many of the other games had done that. However, the Devil forging was very unusual. I enjoyed it, but didn't really feel as though this were a Castlevania game. But it was fun to make your own weapons and beat Isaac with a frying pan. This game definitely had its silly and serious moments, but one of the most frustrating to me was fighting Legion. I thought fighting Legion would be like The Forgotten One in LoI, you choose to fight it and you get a pretty nice payoff for it. But you get nothing when you beat Legion, just a pat on the back and your back on your way. Other than that, the gameplay was very fun, the storyline was interesting, and the fact that you could play as Trevor once you'd beaten the game is what held its replay value for me. Full Review »