User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42

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  1. Nov 1, 2019
    9
    it may not have symphony of the night, but I've always preferred super castlevania 4 anyway. this is a great collection. because of the Netflix series, as well as simon's inclusion in smash bros ultimate, there are a lot of people who haven't played these games before who now want to experience the series for the first time. this collection is the best way to do that.
  2. Jun 1, 2019
    8
    8 jeux cultes pour moins de 20 euros parmis lesquels 2 monuments des jeux actions plate-forme 16bits, cette compilation est honorable. Castlevania Anniversary Collection bénéficie d’une émulation très solide et techniquement fidèle au matériel original. Les fans apprécieront également l’Ebook inédit dévoilant des artworks magnifiques sur la saga. SVP Konami, faites revivre cette8 jeux cultes pour moins de 20 euros parmis lesquels 2 monuments des jeux actions plate-forme 16bits, cette compilation est honorable. Castlevania Anniversary Collection bénéficie d’une émulation très solide et techniquement fidèle au matériel original. Les fans apprécieront également l’Ebook inédit dévoilant des artworks magnifiques sur la saga. SVP Konami, faites revivre cette merveilleuse licence, Dracula n’en peut plus d’attendre! Expand
  3. Jun 6, 2019
    8
    The lack of control mapping is a problem, but other than that it's a solid emulation of great castlevania games.
  4. May 17, 2019
    10
    I know most of these games really well, so I'm giving it a 10 based on the spot on emulation by M2 and ease of access. With multiple display options, save states, and a nice presentation, for $19.99 this package is a steal that lets you play some of the absolute best titles in this great franchise.
  5. May 16, 2019
    9
    Great collection for new fans and old alike, a great place to start for new players to the series.
  6. May 17, 2019
    5
    Bad sound emulation. No controller mapping options. Bad display options. These sour an otherwise good retro collection.
  7. Jul 4, 2019
    8
    I was initially elated by a collection of classic Castlevania titles--and they are worth revisiting--but felt just slightly underwhelmed by the number of titles included for the price I paid. The Switch version does allow for controller mapping, which is absolutely essential.
  8. Feb 3, 2021
    10
    If u have a Switch you need this Collection Compilations like this are the Switches strength. Best games of history and you can play them anywhere.
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81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. NF Magazine
    Feb 27, 2020
    85
    New hunters and old warriors alike will appreciate such a well-curated compendium of "Classic- vania" treasures. [Issue #40 – July/August 2019, p. 21]
  2. Jun 17, 2019
    70
    Castlevania Anniversary Collection offers almost a dozen awesome games in just one pack. However, these are just ports to modern platforms and, if you compare Konami’s work with what other franchises like Crash bandicoot, Spyro or Resident Evil have achieved with their remakes, Castlevania just falls behind.
  3. Jun 12, 2019
    90
    The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is a required pick-up for fans of the classic whip-slinging series. Granted, there are a couple of minor problems with this set, most notably the lack of button-remapping. Hopefully they're being worked on. Still, it's hard to argue with having four of the all-time best action-platformers around. Plus you get four other games, which range from awful to pretty good. Whether you decide to pick this up now, or wait for the region-select and other fixes, you're guaranteed a good time.