Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 1, 2019
    87
    From stage design to game systems, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a dream package for Castlevania fans, yet at the same time manages to be interesting for newcomers as well. While story-wise things can sometimes get a little bit too familiar, the new protagonist does add a fresh touch to the formula.
  2. Jun 4, 2018
    85
    It's not easy to build a great game based on a legend of this category, but Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon it's a true homage to the 8-bits Castlevania legacy. Great retro playability with some rescued points of the next game of Koji Igarashi, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Blood. A sort of bastard son between Rondo of Blood, Dracula's Curse and the Julius Mode from Dawn of Sorrow.
  3. May 27, 2018
    85
    Tiny and yet great, ancient yet new, Curse of the Moon is a pearl that you should not miss out on.
  4. Jun 1, 2018
    80
    Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon captures the essence of the NES Castlevania titles wonderfully. It has great levels, tight gameplay, and extra modes that make it more than worthy of its $10 price tag. It may stick to familiar territory, but it’s a great start for a new legacy.
  5. Jun 20, 2018
    75
    Curse of the Moon is a nostalgic trip back to the era of classic Castlevania games, warts and all.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 70
  2. Negative: 8 out of 70
  1. May 24, 2018
    10
    Absolutely incredible, and signals the true return of Classicvania fans have been waiting for for decades now.

    The difficulty is perfect,
    Absolutely incredible, and signals the true return of Classicvania fans have been waiting for for decades now.

    The difficulty is perfect, allowing anyone to either play casually or play completely hardcore with a Solo Run specifically dedicated to big Castlevania fans who wants to see that brutal difficulty once again.

    Extremely highly recommended, and considering with replay value it's easily worth over 10 hours of pure Castlevania goodness, so the $10 pricetag is a steal!
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  2. May 25, 2018
    10
    This game is a seriously good time. Easy to handle throwback to classic Castlevania with a surprising amount of replayability. I understandThis game is a seriously good time. Easy to handle throwback to classic Castlevania with a surprising amount of replayability. I understand why others may not give it a 10, but for the $10 price tag and amount of fun I'm having it deserves the score. Full Review »
  3. May 25, 2018
    10
    This is just like playing Castlevania 3! Platforming action, multiple character routes, big bosses! IntiCreates and IGA have made such anThis is just like playing Castlevania 3! Platforming action, multiple character routes, big bosses! IntiCreates and IGA have made such an incredible tribute to the older Castlevania games; just proving how amazing Ritual of the Night will be. I had so much fun playing this, I'm going to play it again! Full Review »