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  • Summary: Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles is an entirely new take at the best Castlevania game to never be released in the US, "Castlevania: Rondo of Blood". The Dracula X Chronicles brings this action/adventure franchise to the PSP system for the first time, complete with 3D graphics, enhanced gameplay and new music. Completing the Dracula X storyline, this game also includes an unlockable version of Symphony of the Night and players will also be able to unlock the original Rondo of Blood from the NEC PC Engine. Includes unlockable versions of the original "Rondo of Blood" and "Symphony of the Night" games, optimized for the PSP. Timeless side scrolling action through more than 10 gothic stages and additional hidden areas. Return to previously completed levels to find additional secrets. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Between Rondo of Blood, its beautiful 3D remake and its legendary sequel, there's a lot of quality gaming here.
  2. From the moment you power on your PSP to the moment you turn it off, Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles does a remarkable job of pulling you into the Castlevania universe and immersing you in the difficult, but ultimately rewarding gameplay.
  3. The Dracula X Chronicles is simply a great package for old school Castlevania fans and newcomers alike.
  4. A treat for fans of side-scrolling adventures - provided they have the stomach for the slog. [Mar 2008, p.72]
  5. 80
    Besides the difficulty and somewhat finicky jumping mechanics, it’s an impressive game with a lot going for it. And if you're new to the series, this compilation may be even more worth your attention because of its strong components. Just remember the nature of the challenge, because things can get real tricky, real fast.
  6. A sometimes grim but always compelling experience. [Christmas 2007, p.96]
  7. This might have seemed enjoyable 14 years ago, but then again so did MC Hammer. [Feb 2008, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Cody
    Nov 3, 2007
    10
    A great game. The 3d remake looks great, sounds great, and plays great. In Symphony you can even play as Maria. All of this and tons of replay value make it a perfect game. Expand
  2. JacobP.
    Nov 5, 2007
    10
    Excellent. It has Symphony of the Night on it! Plus a brand new, addictive remake of Rondo of Blood! If you're a fan of Castlevania or the prospect of going head to head with Dracula- geddit now! Expand
  3. DavidScott
    Jun 30, 2008
    10
    Best Game Ever for the PSP!!! I was a huge Castlevania fan for all the other platform games. By FAR not the most difficult Castlevania game to beat but the hidden characters/items, multiple scenarios, and unlockable mini games including Sympthony of the Night and the Orignal Rondo of Blood make this game a prize! This game is a MUST for all Castlevania enthusiasts! Quite a collector! Expand
  4. Marc.D.
    Nov 9, 2007
    9
    Judged on their own merits, the sum of this compilation's parts stand up very well as action titles. However, as a whole, they form the best value in gaming this side of The Orange Box. Besides some lingering control issues and horrible voice acting in SOTN...the game packs a remarkable amount of quality into its UMD. A true gem for all PSP owners. Expand
  5. Mar 31, 2012
    8
    A nice remake of Rondo of Blood, it looks so much prettier. It kept the same difficult-as-hell gameplay while also sticking to the storyline. The best part? You can unlock the original Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night. I was super stoked when I found out this little gem. Now that's what I mostly use this game for anymore, but all-in-all still great. Expand
  6. TLink
    Mar 3, 2008
    8
    I've played nearly all the Castlevania games and have beaten most of them. My all-time fave is definitely Symphony of The Night and the great part is, you don't have to beat the difficult Rondo of Blood to unlock it (you can do it in Level 3.) Rondo has awesome graphics but is a very hard game. Instead of the backslide move they give you a backflip. Which is unforgiving, as you often land on a monster while executing the move to escape another. Also, it's hard to use the backflip to reach upper platforms. It looks like you should be able to get higher with a backflip to reach them, but for some reason I miss half the time. The monsters drain much of your life and when die you have to restart at the beginning of the level, which is harsh by today's standards. Buy Dracula X for Symphony of The Night unless you're a hardcore gamer that likes a tough challenge. Worth the money, definitely. Expand
  7. Jul 4, 2013
    0
    This game is the biggest pile of crap I have played in my entire life. If only there were an option to go straight to SOTN, but no. They have to make you go through 3 stages of the cheapest gameplay ever seen in game history to finally unlock what everyone came here for: SOTN. Simply thinking about this game makes my brain puke and playing it makes me think "how could Konami let something like this ever be made?", did they even playtest the game? Everyone who took part in making this opposite of a masterpiece should really quit their jobs and never even consider making games ever again. If you want to play this, pirate it at least, since you can't really ask them to pay you to play it. Expand

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