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  • Summary: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 brings the conclusion to the Lords of Shadow saga as Gabriel Belmont returns to face off against the forces of darkness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. GameStar
    Feb 25, 2014
    80
    It is this element of exploration and free moving that I sorely missed in the first part.
  2. Mar 1, 2014
    78
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is a solid entry for the series, delivering an intense, visually stunning adventure that is best experienced on PC.
  3. Feb 25, 2014
    70
    When Mercury Steam seemed to be about to produce a new successful title with very little effort, something went wrong and what we've got is not even the shadow of what we've been expecting in all these years. A conclusion that well-deserved another fate.
  4. Mar 3, 2014
    60
    Underneath the unfocused, ramshackle design decisions and incomprehensible story there's a decent action game - but how much of it you're willing to endure for closure depends on how deeply entrenched you are into Lords of Shadow's lore.
  5. Mar 4, 2014
    50
    The creators have looked everywhere and were inspired by everything, but unlike the competition there's no quality in their endeavours. Instead of a great hack and slash title they serve us a merely stereotypically dull piece without brains. On top of that, the game looks off colour.
  6. Feb 27, 2014
    40
    A massive disappointment. It tells a confusing and uninteresting story in a bloated game that works against you at every angle. The combat can be fun at times, and reaches its high points during the various boss fights.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 7, 2014
    40
    A mediocre button masher at best, brought down by absurd design choices and low production values. [Issue #240]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 118
  2. Negative: 13 out of 118
  1. Sep 12, 2014
    10
    This game is awesome if you liked the first game you will enjoy this one. Game play wise its very familiar with some more variation. GraphicsThis game is awesome if you liked the first game you will enjoy this one. Game play wise its very familiar with some more variation. Graphics are great. I really got into the story of the 1st game, and as a continuation this one is great. Give it a chance but play the 1st game first so you can get the most out of it, I feel that you wouldn't know whats going on without it. and that's exactly what i wanted. Expand
  2. Feb 26, 2014
    10
    Great game it has definitely improved upon LOS1 beside the fact that it does have some slow stealth parts, it has rewarding skill trees andGreat game it has definitely improved upon LOS1 beside the fact that it does have some slow stealth parts, it has rewarding skill trees and very high quality boss battles,also lets not forget the gorgeous graphics Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2014
    10
    I liked the first one and I like this one too. I don't care to give a full review right now just had to state that I would score it 8 out ofI liked the first one and I like this one too. I don't care to give a full review right now just had to state that I would score it 8 out of 10 normally but because there are morons who give games 0's only because it's not as good as the original, I had to rate it 10 to make up for this stupidity. 0 means the game is completely broken and unplayable and enjoyment was impossible. When you give 0's to games that are clearly not even close to being that bad, your just showing that your either under the age of 18 and still rather stupid or your just rather stupid altogether. Expand
  4. Mar 25, 2014
    9
    -The combat is solid and very fun as well as challenging.
    -Love how you backtrack when you get new ways to get to secrets.
    -Easy to travel
    -The combat is solid and very fun as well as challenging.
    -Love how you backtrack when you get new ways to get to secrets.
    -Easy to travel around with fast travel locations in castle as well as in modern city sections.

    +Game looks amazing. not sure why critics gave it an average score..
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  5. Mar 1, 2014
    8
    Graphics-10
    Gameplay-8
    Level design-7 Story-7 Its a lot better than the first one. but even though you can go back and visit places you
    Graphics-10
    Gameplay-8
    Level design-7
    Story-7

    Its a lot better than the first one. but even though you can go back and visit places you have been, there really isn't any good incentive to do so. And yeah, the stealth sections are **** not real stealth but more of a way to add a pause between fights (makes you appreciate the fighting portions again)
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  6. Feb 16, 2017
    8
    There are times where I both loved and hated Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. I really like the first Lords of Shadow, with the Gothic setting,There are times where I both loved and hated Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. I really like the first Lords of Shadow, with the Gothic setting, the fresh character design, the story, and the many diverse/fun situations. Lords of Shadow 2 is at its best when it puts the player in dynamic combat where you are Dracula, the Prince of Darkness, laying waste to whoever dares to stand against you. However, the stealth sections felt both tedious and illogical (why would the strongest vampire on the planet be afraid of some trash mobs, with big guns sure, and pushed to hide? I mean Satan and Death itself are afraid of him... I don't get it).

    Pros:
    + Great artistic direction.
    + Dynamic combat.
    + Great boss battles.
    + You play as mothereffing DRACULA, the DRAGON!!
    + I enjoyed both the Gothic & Sciebce Fiction settings.
    + Great voice acting.

    Cons:
    - Stealth sections.
    - The overall world map is tedious to navigate.
    - Could have benefited of more combo variety and powers (remember the animation HELLSING, that's a bad ♥♥♥ vampire).

    Verdict: B+
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  7. Jan 17, 2015
    0
    Rating 0 because of the stealth sections.Rating 0 because of the stealth sections. . Expand

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