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  • Summary: In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the origin of Dracula and his legendary connection with the Belmonts was revealed. In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, fans can expect thrilling new twists and challenges. In this shocking conclusion to the Lords of Shadow saga, Dracula returns once again,In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the origin of Dracula and his legendary connection with the Belmonts was revealed. In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, fans can expect thrilling new twists and challenges. In this shocking conclusion to the Lords of Shadow saga, Dracula returns once again, weakened and yearning for release from his immortal bonds. Facing a new and powerful threat, the vampire lord must reacquire his old powers – and only his castle holds the key. However, the famed Belmont clan also seek his ultimate destruction. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 55
  2. Negative: 8 out of 55
  1. Mar 23, 2014
    90
    Castlevania Lords of Shadow is a must play game on the PlayStation 3 that really draws you in from the start to give you a spectacular journey of good versus evil in this beautifully presented sequel.
  2. Feb 25, 2014
    83
    Diverse, connected environments, creepy characters, and fantastic boss designs speak to a journey that resonates stronger than the plot itself.
  3. Feb 25, 2014
    80
    MercurySteam has taken out most of the problem sections inside the original Lords of Shadow’s design document, specifically the loose patch work of several different action genre ideas, and has given Lords of Shadow 2 a much tighter focus.
  4. Mar 4, 2014
    65
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 got a resounding ‘meh’ out of me. While the game play mechanics were fun, they got boring over time and downright aggravating with the plethora of rage inducing boss battles.
  5. 60
    The stealth sequences are so bad I could nearly throw out the entire experience.
  6. CD-Action
    Mar 5, 2014
    55
    It seems like the high quality of the first Lords of Shadow was accidental, because the sequel looks like three different games unskillfully stitched together. The beginning is great, but then suddenly the pace is gone, making room for long, boring cut-scenes (telling an extremely stupid story) and annoying, unnecessary stealth elements. [03/2014, p.50]
  7. Mar 3, 2014
    33
    If it wasn’t for the solid combat system, and fleshed out abilities, there would be little merit in exploring this adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 140
  1. Feb 25, 2014
    10
    Such a tremendous game .Amazing graphics for a little company like Mercury Steam,such a great story with lots of twists,such a dark and murkySuch a tremendous game .Amazing graphics for a little company like Mercury Steam,such a great story with lots of twists,such a dark and murky environment ideal for the actions of the mighty Dracula.Cool bosses with noticeably details and voracious combat with challenges.I liked this game because they made a sequel different from the other castlevania games and this sometimes is a way to kill monotony in the series of a game.If you dont like it's just your pathetic taste,go support your COD games like always and let us enjoy these marvels! Expand
  2. May 25, 2015
    10
    If you played the first game, then you must play this one, great story, great characters, great boss battles, The return of memorableIf you played the first game, then you must play this one, great story, great characters, great boss battles, The return of memorable characters worshipped by many, and Gabriel's struggle with his human side it's amazing, this is one of my favorite games on ps3. Expand
  3. Au6
    Feb 25, 2014
    10
    the worthy sequel to one of the best game of the PS3/360 generation.
    A grand adventure, epic battles, a still atmosphere at the top with
    the worthy sequel to one of the best game of the PS3/360 generation.
    A grand adventure, epic battles, a still atmosphere at the top with beautiful symphonic music.

    I recommend it to all fans of the series and all lovers masterpiece of gaming.

    thank you Mercury steam
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  4. Mar 2, 2014
    9
    I'm giving it a 9. 10 if they kept all buttons the same. It's a great game. Great sequel. I don't get critiques low scores when it's a solidI'm giving it a 9. 10 if they kept all buttons the same. It's a great game. Great sequel. I don't get critiques low scores when it's a solid game that has you hooked. Same with DMC and metal gear rising. There amazing games and beautiful. This game will have you craving blood. Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2014
    9
    A great conclusion to the series. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 continues the storyline that began in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and picksA great conclusion to the series. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 continues the storyline that began in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and picks up where Gabriel Belmont left off at the end of the first game.

    The soundtrack is amazing and the graphics are a step up from the already good graphics in Lords of Shadow. The framerate has also been improved so the game feels smoother during gameplay which helps and makes it feel more responsive.

    The combat system is one of LOS2's strong points. It works well and the many kinds of enemies and hostile creatures you encounter encourage the player to vary their attacks and strategy or face being tossed all over the place as button mashing won't get you all the way through here.

    I'm not sure what game Edge was playing in their review but it certainly wasn't the same one I was.
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  6. Mar 22, 2014
    8
    First things first: i have played 4 hours for now, having played through the first Bossfight and the first few fighting and sneakingFirst things first: i have played 4 hours for now, having played through the first Bossfight and the first few fighting and sneaking sequences.
    People like to compare this game to the first part od the lords of shadow trilogy. So let me do it:

    the battle system feels as fun and flawless as in LoS 1, maybe even better because: hell yeah, you're dracula!
    I still think the game would be much better with more castelvania- styled music, but well, its some cinematic bulloc which i dont very much care about... its... there but i forget it after 10 minutes of gameplay.
    the story seems interesting and i very much enjoy the switching between draculas old fashioned caste and modern areas. both looks nice but ofc draculas caste looks better.
    overall, this game looks much darker, fitting better into a castlevania game. i cant really see critics hate this game so much, i enjoy it and as you can see from the users reviews, many people who loved the first game, love LoS 2 also.
    i recomment buying it even if its metascore sucks... and i cant see why it does -.-
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  7. Mar 9, 2021
    0
    for clarity's sake, i am going to admit that I not only have not played CLOS 1, and neither have i finished this one, and i will most likelyfor clarity's sake, i am going to admit that I not only have not played CLOS 1, and neither have i finished this one, and i will most likely never do so. but I AM a big fan of character action games, and i happened to have this game in my steam library and thought i would give it a try. i sincerely wish i didn't. this game spits in the **** mouth of action games, decent writing, and fun in a way I have never seen before, and i think the only thing keeping me from expressing the fullest is the 5000 character limit on Metacritic user reviews.

    THE STORY
    it's **** boring. who are you? some **** vampire from the previous game?. what are you doing? trying to **** kill yourself (which totally isn't just for shock value and edginess) why does hobo Dracula want to die? uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

    THE GAMEPLAY
    I came to this game for combat, and within the first 5 hours, i was met with 15% **** awful button mashy gameplay, 30% boring as sin uncharted wannabe platforming 10% stealth sections, which are everyone's favorite part of games, 10% walking segments, which I'm not even going to elaborate on, you know they **** suck, and 9001% **** cutsenes featuring, and with no hyperbole, some of the blandest characters in any piece of fiction I have ever seen! Gabriel is playing catch up with Kratos in terms of personality (and kratos already barely has a personality), let alone some of the best action game protagonists, like Dante and Bayonetta. i would go into detail on the other characters, but I can barely remember most of their names!

    SUMMARRY

    the dracula game made me poop my panties 0/10
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