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  • Summary: Initially set 25 years after the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Mirror of Fate will reveal the story of Gabriel's descendants, as they battle their own destiny in each era only to discover their true, shocking fate.

    Trevor Belmont, a knight of the Brotherhood of Light sets out to
    Initially set 25 years after the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Mirror of Fate will reveal the story of Gabriel's descendants, as they battle their own destiny in each era only to discover their true, shocking fate.

    Trevor Belmont, a knight of the Brotherhood of Light sets out to avenge the death of his mother, at the hands of his own father, who has now returned from years of exile to take up residence in a mysterious castle. What was once Gabriel Belmont now stands a powerful vampire called Dracula. Dracula has declared war upon the Brotherhood and thus the scene is set for a cataclysmic showdown between Father and Son!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 6, 2013
    80
    It feels limited some times, something we can understand taking into account that it comes from a 3DS version. However, if you’re a fan of the subseries created by MercurySteam and if you haven’t played before, it’s a game you should play.
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    80
    A straight port but in HD of the classic and epic 3DS cult action adventure game. An interesting buy option for newcomers.
  3. Nov 9, 2013
    75
    Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD is a competent porting of the second entry in the reboot orchestrated by Mercury Steam.
  4. Oct 31, 2013
    70
    Mirror Of Fate is a solid but not outstanding action game. Despite the lacking of finishing touches, the game presents a lot of good quality action moments and it's perfect for awaiting Lords of Shadow 2.
  5. Nov 27, 2013
    70
    It fills up the gap between both Lords of Shadow games quite nicely and the HD-transition is well-done. Nevertheless, the game's a bit easy, the gameplay lacks depth and the story could have been a lot more engaging. It will keep Castlevania fans busy until Lords of Shadow 2 is released, which is the only reason we could come up with to recommend this.
  6. 65
    Though Mirror of Fate's HD upgrade looks great and its entertaining combat is a good move forward for the franchise, it doesn't reach the heights of its predecessor.
  7. Nov 5, 2013
    60
    Mirror of Fate is a fun and engaging game, but it doesn't live up to the Castlevania name and it's very disappointing from a technical standpoint.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Nov 7, 2013
    10
    Xcelent game and a great add on in the lords of shadow franchise, great history explain8ng everything about the belmont family andXcelent game and a great add on in the lords of shadow franchise, great history explain8ng everything about the belmont family and relationship against evil dracula, ideal for waiting until los 2 comes away, the only fails i see were the lazy controls and i think it would be a more deep port, with improved textures and light effects, not just an hd minimun upgrade Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2013
    9
    No, it's not "Symphony of the Night", but it might be the most fun you can have for $15.00. I found
    the boss fights surprisingly varied,
    No, it's not "Symphony of the Night", but it might be the most fun you can have for $15.00. I found
    the boss fights surprisingly varied, strategic, and CHALLENGING. Platforming is a joy: precise and
    demanding yet never unfair. You'll enjoy exploring well-designed levels suffused with an eerie,
    suspenseful atmosphere. With the nav. guide off, there's a greater sense of discovery.
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  3. Aug 1, 2017
    8
    Why the hell does this game have such a low rating?
    The game is a great addition to the fantastic Lords of Shadow, a beautiful story of
    Why the hell does this game have such a low rating?
    The game is a great addition to the fantastic Lords of Shadow, a beautiful story of Dracula and the Belmont family, the cutscenes are very well done despite dubbing and dialogues are very bad, fluid and fun gameplay and 2D perspective and elements Platform remind you of the classic Castlevania, challenging, fun and epic
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  4. Apr 6, 2015
    8
    Very nice game, I was a little bit afraid knowing that it was ported from the 3DS, but they did a very good job to make it in HD and actuallyVery nice game, I was a little bit afraid knowing that it was ported from the 3DS, but they did a very good job to make it in HD and actually feel like a PSN game (for 15€/$, I wasn't expecting more), the game offers a great story that feels the gap between Lords of Shadow 1 & 2, in facts I would even say that it's mandatory to play it before the 2 if you really want to understand the whole story.
    Now about the gameplay, for this episode they decided to go back at the roots of the saga with a 2D view that will please the old fans of the franchise, its combat system works just fine although it could be better (not a lot of combo,the powers and items weren't very fun to use), also some sequences offers some welcomed variety to the game.
    Last but not least, it took me about 10 hours to finish the game in hard mode and you can add some replay value (with a new difficulty, the boss rush mode and the hunt for secrets), very good for the price.
    To sum up, a very fun game all the way through , but not a gem, and a must have for the Lords Of Shadow aficionados.
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  5. Nov 1, 2013
    8
    A nice update to an already great entry on the Castlevania series. Upgraded visuals, controls, and cutscenes really match the grandeur of theA nice update to an already great entry on the Castlevania series. Upgraded visuals, controls, and cutscenes really match the grandeur of the Mirror of Fate's scale, score, and story. It harkens back to the glory days of classic NES games in the series, while implementing the exploration of the Metroidvania games and Lords of Shadow's combat engine very nicely. The new Boss Rush mode and Trophies add a much needed amount of replay value. If you can get over the fact that this isn't the Symphony of the Night 9.0, you're in for a great time. Expand
  6. Oct 13, 2014
    5
    about 5 hours in
    +fun and challenging boss fights, sadly that's only a plus
    -terrible story / dialogue -bland graphics and FPS -poor map
    about 5 hours in
    +fun and challenging boss fights, sadly that's only a plus

    -terrible story / dialogue
    -bland graphics and FPS
    -poor map design
    -platforming feel clunky
    -lack of Metroidvania actual exploration
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  7. Jun 5, 2014
    4
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