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  • Summary: 2 Castlevania masterpieces available for the first time on PlayStation4. Now relive 2 of the greatest titles within the Castlevania series: "Rondo of Blood" (PC Engine) and "Symphony of the Night" (PlayStation). Rondo of Blood -> The 10th in its series crafted with stunning graphics and2 Castlevania masterpieces available for the first time on PlayStation4. Now relive 2 of the greatest titles within the Castlevania series: "Rondo of Blood" (PC Engine) and "Symphony of the Night" (PlayStation). Rondo of Blood -> The 10th in its series crafted with stunning graphics and beautiful music. Released on PC-Engine in 1993, this was the first in the series released as a CD-ROM game. It took full advantage of the new media format, and was praised by reviewers for its crisp visuals and amazing music. Venture through 9 stages featuring hidden levels and alternative routes to save imprisoned villagers as you set out to destroy count Dracula once and for all. Playable characters include Richter Belmont the Vampire Hunter and Maria Renard the master of the 4 celestial beasts. Symphony of the Night -> First exploration-type side scroll action game in the series. The game is set in the sprawling Castlevania through which Alucard, son of Dracula must venture in his quest to confront, and ultimately destroy his father. Featuring ground breaking non-linear gameplay, Symphony of the Night helped define a new genre of gameplay by blending RPG elements, exploration and platforming. The vast number of weapons and items found throughout the game allows a diverse range of play styles to be employed. This game perfected the essence of the Castlevania series with gorgeous artwork and classic soundtrack that carry the player through the game. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Oct 27, 2018
    95
    It may not feature perfect ports but Castlevania Requiem still contains 2 of the best games ever made. However, after playing through these gems, it's hard not to feel bittersweet. On one hand, the era of perfectly crafted gaming experiences has passed in favour of Hollywood-style rubbish and wannabe indie developers. On the other, enjoying these timeless classics again is an absolute treat.
  2. Nov 20, 2018
    85
    For die-hard fans of the series, there is nothing new to be found here, but for those who never had a chance to get their hands on any of the Castlevania titles, this collection would be a perfect start to enter the Castlevania world.
  3. Nov 5, 2018
    80
    With two brilliant retro games in one bundle, the gameplay in Castlevania Requiem is excellent.
  4. Oct 26, 2018
    70
    Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood offers two of the best experiences from the long-running Castlevania series in one convenient package. While both games still hold up extremely well, the collection as a whole doesn’t introduce anything new to fans, making it feel like nothing more than a slapped together port. Still, both titles are worth the time of fans and newcomers.
  5. Nov 12, 2018
    70
    Castlevania Requiem lets players get their hands on two excellent games, so even though it offers little else, it is still a worthwhile purchase.
  6. Oct 29, 2018
    70
    Castlevania Requiem doesn’t expend much effort. The menus are still unpleasant and the translation is as poor as it was back when these two games released. But they were also amazing games, and they still are.
  7. Oct 26, 2018
    60
    While Rondo of Blood is entertaining enough, the lack of extras and the inferior version of Symphony of the Night being included in this package is sure to disappoint.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Jun 22, 2022
    10
    Perhaps two of the greatest games of all time in one bundle you youngsters don’t know anything about this .. . Games today can’t competePerhaps two of the greatest games of all time in one bundle you youngsters don’t know anything about this .. . Games today can’t compete Castlevania symphony of the night is simply hands down one of the greatest games of all time Expand
  2. Oct 30, 2018
    9
    This collection is great for people (who like me) never played Rondo of Blood or SOTN however, if If you already have both games there's noThis collection is great for people (who like me) never played Rondo of Blood or SOTN however, if If you already have both games there's no point in buying this as it offers nothing new, not even the Sega Saturn levels or to have the option to use the original voice overs from the PS1 version. nevertheless you still have two of the best games in the series, both with some of finest game play to grace the series.Who knows, maybe Konami may actually pull their finger out and give us a bigger collection of Castlevania games with MORE FEATURES, maybe a new game. I can dream dammit!! Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2020
    8
    I liked Symphony of the Night because of its RPG and level up system. That always keeps me coming back for more. The Rondo of Blood is moreI liked Symphony of the Night because of its RPG and level up system. That always keeps me coming back for more. The Rondo of Blood is more traditional. It’s cool but Symphony makes this collection worth it alone for sure. Check it out. Hours of fun, exploration and leveling up the way Castlevania knows how! Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2018
    8
    "What is a man?"

    As the title suggests, this collection contains "Rondo of Blood" and "Symphony of the Night", two of the best Castlevania
    "What is a man?"

    As the title suggests, this collection contains "Rondo of Blood" and "Symphony of the Night", two of the best Castlevania games ever created.

    Should you bother with this? Well, that depends.

    If you've never played them before and you like Castlevania or "Metroidvania" type games, then stop reading, go buy this, and enjoy. They are masterpieces.

    However, if you've played this before (I'm looking at you hardcore retro gamers!) and you currently have other versions accessible, then you can probably skip this version....unless.....you want to enjoy this in your big HD TV with nice up-scaled pixels.

    You see, these ports aren't based on the original releases of these titles, they are based on the PSP versions which have some changes. This irks some, I personally don't care. If this is you, then skip Requiem, otherwise fire up that PS4 and enjoy two classics on the big screen.
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  5. Jul 2, 2020
    5
    Symphony of the Night - 10
    Rondo of blood - 0
    They should have sold separate.
  6. Oct 13, 2020
    5
    Only worth buying for the Symphony which is terrific. Rondo of blood is a very cheap and frustrating game with some very questionable design choices.
  7. Dec 23, 2021
    0
    symphony of the night doesnt contain the original psx voices and dialogs. the game is based on the awful psp version.

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