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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, enhancedCastlevania: 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. For anyone else who may wonder what the hubbub is all about, if you have the patience to endure many levels repeatedly in an old school side scrolling fashion, then this is a great start for you. Nevertheless, this game fills in the gaps and tells the tale before the greatest Castlevania title of all time, and includes it in the package to boot.
  3. The Dracula X Chronicles is simply a great package for old school Castlevania fans and newcomers alike.
  4. 80
    Despite some questionable design and admin decisions, Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles is one of the best retro gaming compilations that you'll ever find, though casuals need not apply.
  5. Castlevania fans will certainly find a lot to love about The Dracula X Chronicles for the PSP and, while the different versions of these classics are still too hard, these classics are just way too good to pass up.
  6. As a reinvented version of a 16-bit game, this looks quite nice on the PSP's sharp display, but it plays like nobody's greased the machinery since its original 1993 release. [Oct 2007, p.127]
  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: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  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 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 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 toBest 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 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.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. May 10, 2015
    8
    You get a great 3D remake of Rondo of Blood, the original PS1 version of Symphony of the Night (including Maria as playable character and hasYou get a great 3D remake of Rondo of Blood, the original PS1 version of Symphony of the Night (including Maria as playable character and has remade voice acting and dialogues) and the original Rondo of Blood, the PC Engine version (with having English subtitles).

    DXC is a classic, challenging Castlevania experience with good graphics, amazing soundtrack, cool boss fights, some twists compared to the original game, and lots of frustration. If you like challenging, old school Castlevania games then Dracula X Chronicles is for you! It's an amazing game, and highly recommended and the extras are just make it even more worthy to buy!
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  7. Mar 19, 2015
    6
    New players will be thrown back by how simple the controls are. You can't make him whip in any direction, only forward. This Castlevania isNew players will be thrown back by how simple the controls are. You can't make him whip in any direction, only forward. This Castlevania is laggy and too punishing once you start into it. I wish they had made this more fluid and faster, but they were really strict to make it like an NES game. The music is excellent. There are also some fun animations / dialogue that don't ruin the game. They had an oppurtunity to make a new game but they copied the old ones. I'm not going to recommend this one unless you already like Castlevania, and then probably only the NES or Genesis ones. Expand

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