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5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 33
  2. Negative: 14 out of 33

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  1. Jun 5, 2019
    8
    A collection of eight absolute classics! Not every one of them is a masterpiece. 'The Adventure' is actually a pretty bad game but still kind of interesting to play these days since you can see how they tried (and failed) to master the Game Boy Hardware.
    In the second Game Boy Game of the collection you can see how they succeeded.
    Most games are simply fun to play even at todays
    A collection of eight absolute classics! Not every one of them is a masterpiece. 'The Adventure' is actually a pretty bad game but still kind of interesting to play these days since you can see how they tried (and failed) to master the Game Boy Hardware.
    In the second Game Boy Game of the collection you can see how they succeeded.
    Most games are simply fun to play even at todays standards.

    The emulation is nearly perfect. Everything feels, looks and sounds like back in the days.

    When it comes to extras there could have been more.
    You got some Screen-Filters, an anywhere-save-option and a nice bonus book - That's it.

    Overall a must buy for Castlevania Fans of the 'Pre-SOTN era'.
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  2. May 21, 2019
    5
    Sorry but this is not the game we expected. I bought this edition because I played the original one a long time ago, but I was a bit disappointed. Unfortunately, Konami has not put all his effort into bringing forward a splendid edition, and has been limited to playing with nostalgia to sell us this game.
  3. Oct 5, 2019
    10
    Excellent games, just as you remember them. Perfect emulation with save anytime feature.
  4. Feb 3, 2021
    10
    Whats not to love , it some of the best side scollers of all time in one place and a real treat to us that grew up with these games. Strangly the emulation between the Xbox and ps4 version are different, ps4 is bettet cause it uses the whole screen, except for game boy which is better on Xbox cause it look more like the real OG gameboy screen.
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 27, 2019
    80
    The trilogy ends with Dracula’s Curse, which adds four playable characters and multiple routes, taking us even closer to the metroidvania approach we love. Arguably the best game in this collection, it demonstrates why director Hitoshi Akamatsu is one of the unsung heroes of the 8-bite, erm, -bit era. [Issue#164, p.96]
  2. 80
    Konami rightfully get criticism for not treating their old series' with respect. Castlevania Anniversary Collection does manage to rectify that. Eight fantastic classics are under one roof and, whilst the bonus content doesn't go far enough, there's some care to this that I wasn't expecting. M2's efforts have been astounding and fans should go home happy with this accurately recreated effort.
  3. Jun 4, 2019
    65
    Technically not without fault and in terms of game selection questionable. But nonetheless this is a solid collection.