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  • Summary: Cast down to the material world, the mysterious entity 'Raziel' seeks vengeance for betrayal by his master: Kain. Cursed to stalk the dark realms of Nosgoth, he must slay his undead brethren; only then can he absorb their souls for the energy he craves. Moving between the spectral andCast down to the material world, the mysterious entity 'Raziel' seeks vengeance for betrayal by his master: Kain. Cursed to stalk the dark realms of Nosgoth, he must slay his undead brethren; only then can he absorb their souls for the energy he craves. Moving between the spectral and material plane, Raziel must negotiate puzzles, overcome traps and defy blood-chilling enemies to reach his goal - the final battle with Kain! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    Graphically, this could well be the PlayStation's finest hour. The lighting effects are nothing short of incredible, with each environment sporting realistic and amazingly effective touches on each surface.
  2. Aside from the story this is Crystal D's finest moment with a title that should make Lara Croft seems like yesterday's news.
  3. 93
    Such an ambitious game - and one that achieves nearly everything it sets out to do - that few games come close to it. This game puts Tomb Raider to shame.
  4. One of the best games I've ever played. Everything about this game is top notch (except the ending): the story, voice acting, graphics, control and even the camera is excellent.
  5. A bit on the easy side. The platform-jumping sections aren't too tough, the puzzles not too complex, and the bosses fairly simple to beat.
  6. Seasoned gamers who are prepared to persevere will find it ultimately rewarding, however, as the stunning graphics and atmospheric sound makes it an engrossing experience.
  7. The horrible ending to this game has ruined what looked to be a good contender for the best Playstation game of the year. All the potential is there, but Eidos and Crystal Dynamics simply released an unfinished product.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Nov 14, 2017
    10
    Sinceramente um dos maiores game da era Play Station, as musicas foram bem adaptada e é o que mais se destaca no game, o enredo é formidável,Sinceramente um dos maiores game da era Play Station, as musicas foram bem adaptada e é o que mais se destaca no game, o enredo é formidável, vale a pena jogar. Expand
  2. May 4, 2011
    10
    Stunning scenarios, epic soundtrack, the best voice acting possible(Tony Jay), addicting game play, anti heroes, gothic theme... the perfectStunning scenarios, epic soundtrack, the best voice acting possible(Tony Jay), addicting game play, anti heroes, gothic theme... the perfect recipe. just...play it! Expand
  3. Jul 3, 2020
    10
    Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver - this is the best game ever made! Perfect story, great characters, most interested game world. Great vampire andLegacy of Kain: Soul Reaver - this is the best game ever made! Perfect story, great characters, most interested game world. Great vampire and spirit world saga. Expand
  4. Jan 2, 2020
    10
    Played again at the end of 2019 after a long time having not played this. Played this on release when i thought it was a masterpiece and onePlayed again at the end of 2019 after a long time having not played this. Played this on release when i thought it was a masterpiece and one of the greatest games ever made. it is still a masterpiece and one of the greatest (if not the greatest) games ever made. Expand
  5. ChristieB.
    Nov 23, 2003
    10
    Beautiful enviroments, wonderful story line, challenging puzzles, and amazing characters make this game the greatest game to play so far.
  6. FardeenS.
    Aug 4, 2005
    9
    Very good game.
  7. Feb 17, 2013
    5
    As with many PSone titles it struggles to hold up today but even at the time I found this a difficult game to get into. It had it moments butAs with many PSone titles it struggles to hold up today but even at the time I found this a difficult game to get into. It had it moments but I seemed to spend most of the time unable to work out where to go. Expand

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#6 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999
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#11 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1999