• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 1997
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  • Summary: As a descendant of Dracula, you must end the vampire bloodline. Can you rid the world of this unspeakable terror? Uncover the mystery of Castlevania and challenge an adventure as legendary as its name. Over 140 different enemies, bosses, and ghastly creatures. Awesome magical spells -As a descendant of Dracula, you must end the vampire bloodline. Can you rid the world of this unspeakable terror? Uncover the mystery of Castlevania and challenge an adventure as legendary as its name. Over 140 different enemies, bosses, and ghastly creatures. Awesome magical spells - transform into a bat, a wolf, or etheral mist. Hidden weapons, secrets, and characters...the largest Castlevania ever! Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  1. 100
    A mandatory addition to any Castlevania fan's game library.
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    Featuring a massive quest filled with RPG elements, mind-blowing 2D backgrounds, fantastic character artwork, an astounding soundtrack and osme of the best Castlevania gameplay ever seen, SOTN is a PS one classic that can't be missed. [Nov 2001, p.40]
  3. This is exactly what I'm looking for in a 32-bit Castlevania game: great graphics and animation, plenty of way-cool Bosses and tight 2D gameplay.
  4. GMR Magazine
    90
    A certifiable classic. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  5. 90
    The music is brilliant too - sometimes daunting, sometimes rousing and always doing what music should - enhancing the action.
  6. It's tremendous fun and very addicting, despite the uninteresting plot and the bad acting. I only wish it were larger because I enjoyed it so much.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 182
  1. RavenW.
    Jul 26, 2004
    10
    Best CastleVania game ever, best music, Alucard is the coolest character ever, its awesome!!
  2. Dec 10, 2012
    10
    ZzzZZzzZz *Oh, another CoD, thanks is pass* ZzzzzzZZzzzz *Oh what we got here ? MoH Warfighter* ZZzzzzzZZZ Oh, Another CoD Game ? ZzZZzzzZZzzZZzzZz *Oh, another CoD, thanks is pass* ZzzzzzZZzzzz *Oh what we got here ? MoH Warfighter* ZZzzzzzZZZ Oh, Another CoD Game ? ZzZZzzzZ *Opens old PS1 Book, what have we got here ? Castlevania Symphonie of the Night... Pops the Game in... BAM! ............ It blows you away and shows you even to this Date what a real "Magical" Game does .. It is EPIC and holds up better then the Rest of the Sh** that gets shi* out nowadays!!!! Pick it up! Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2014
    10
    Um jogo que o obriga a jogar mais e mais a cada dela. Dificilmente existirá um jogo com tanto apelo como este. Aqui os games em 2D conheceramUm jogo que o obriga a jogar mais e mais a cada dela. Dificilmente existirá um jogo com tanto apelo como este. Aqui os games em 2D conheceram seu suprassumo. Expand
  4. Oct 3, 2021
    10
    A dificuldade pode ser extremamente elevada ou ridiculamente fácil sem contar os milhares de jeitos que se pode "apelar'' com o shield rod,A dificuldade pode ser extremamente elevada ou ridiculamente fácil sem contar os milhares de jeitos que se pode "apelar'' com o shield rod, crissaegrim, runesword e heaven sword então chegamos em um tópico meio a meio o castelo invertido por mais que ele tenha expandido o jogo de forma imensa e até bem divertido ele dificulta muito certos trabalhos de plataforma principalmente o subterrâneo eu acho que ele também confundi muito as áreas do mapa mas até para a dificuldade tem solução usando algumas armas você pode balancear o jogo e a música meu deus a música ela é perfeita, atmosférica, e épica só de ouvir já dá vontade de caçar um monstro dentro de casa mas e sem contar que quase todas as armas tem algum diferencial desde as maiores espadas de duas até as míseras soqueiras mas em contrapartida só acho meio zoado que os feitiços em grande maioria são escondidos mas fora isso 10/10 DO CARALHO. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2022
    10
    What can I say about this game...is one of the best digital creations ever made until these days, absolutely a gem in the hall of videogamesWhat can I say about this game...is one of the best digital creations ever made until these days, absolutely a gem in the hall of videogames history, perfection in every pixel of this beautiful game 10 of 10. Expand
  6. Nov 3, 2022
    9
    Absolute classic. This game stands the test of time as genre-defining. Still discovering things 20+ years after I originally played.

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    Absolute classic. This game stands the test of time as genre-defining. Still discovering things 20+ years after I originally played.

    And of course, the name gives away the fact that the OST in this game is probably one of the greatest OSTs ever. Give it a listen, at least.
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  7. Jan 22, 2023
    0
    This is on Xbox aswell why isn't it labelled under Xbox aswell is this metacritic or old archives that don't get updated anyway I played thisThis is on Xbox aswell why isn't it labelled under Xbox aswell is this metacritic or old archives that don't get updated anyway I played this on PlayStation didn't like it then I purchased this on Xbox 360 and it's still shert Expand

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#2 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1997
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#1 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1997