• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 21, 2007
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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Dracula's castle has risen again and it's up to the mysterious Alucard to face Dracula and save the world from his nocturnal embrace. Uncover the riddle behind why the castle has returned and what became of the world's last hero, Richer Belmont. Upgrade your weapons,[Xbox Live Arcade] Dracula's castle has risen again and it's up to the mysterious Alucard to face Dracula and save the world from his nocturnal embrace. Uncover the riddle behind why the castle has returned and what became of the world's last hero, Richer Belmont. Upgrade your weapons, armor, and stats by defeating the castle's defenders. Encounter allies and enemies throughout the castle who help you uncover the real story of both Castlevania and Alucard's personal demons. With non-linear gameplay and multiple endings, its up to you to guide Alucard through the castle as you see fit. Achievements, to challenge players to completely conquer Dracula's castle. Leaderboards, so you can vie for position with other players to become the undisputed worldwide master of Symphony of the Night. Enhanced background visuals that take advantage of the HD graphics capabilities of the Xbox 360. All of the original PlayStation music, sprites, and gameplay content. Ported controls let you experience every battle and boss fight as originally envisioned. Gamer themes and picture packs coming soon to let you customize your Xbox 360 in the Castlevania style. [Konami] Expand
  • Developer: Digital Eclipse
  • Genre(s): Action, Role-Playing, Platformer, Platformer, Action RPG, 2D, 2D
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    If I’ve said it once, I have said it a thousand times; this is the greatest game ever. There is really nothing wrong with this game whatsoever. If you enjoy old school side scrolling, or you just want a really good adventure game to play on your 360. Look no further than Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, you won’t be disappointed at all!
  2. The future of Xbox Live Arcade starts here and today with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
  3. X-ONE Magazine UK
    90
    Beautifully paced and with the sort of gothic visuals that would scare Marilyn Manson. [Issue 19, p.116]
  4. AceGamez
    90
    A true classic in its own right - even with the minor enhancements and downgrades, but its port to XBLA may prove to be more important than the game itself.
  5. Symphony of the Night presents exquisite design, extraordinary scope, aesthetic coherence and transcendent elegance mostly unmatched elsewhere on Xbox Live Arcade, or anywhere else for that matter.
  6. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night packs a lot of value into its relatively small package. It has multiple endings, a second inverted and more difficult castle to unlock, as well as the ability to play as Richter Belmont once the game has been fully cleared.
  7. As a 360 game, Symphony is weird. The Achievements are insanely easy and seem to have been chosen at random. None of them require any real thought to accomplish, either. Symphony is the easiest two hundred Achievement points you will ever earn.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Oct 8, 2010
    10
    Game is awesome. i still have the psx version of the game and have it on Arcade now. (i have no ps2 :( )
    still playing it now years later and
    Game is awesome. i still have the psx version of the game and have it on Arcade now. (i have no ps2 :( )
    still playing it now years later and love still finding out new things about the game
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  2. Feb 8, 2013
    10
    SOTN is an absolute masterpiece. Get past the steep learning curve and experience its brilliance. After you complete the first castle, you'llSOTN is an absolute masterpiece. Get past the steep learning curve and experience its brilliance. After you complete the first castle, you'll be extremely happy at your purchase. When you figure out that you missed the second half of the game, amazement sets in. Expand
  3. Jul 10, 2016
    10
    The best plataform game EVER,Castlevania is great but Symphony of the night take itto another level, Full of movements, magic powers, greatThe best plataform game EVER,Castlevania is great but Symphony of the night take itto another level, Full of movements, magic powers, great story, Two castles an allies. and secrets. Expand
  4. KevinA.
    Mar 26, 2007
    9
    I'm embarrassed to say I have never played this game before. I went in without any expectations and wow is it good. The music is amazing I'm embarrassed to say I have never played this game before. I went in without any expectations and wow is it good. The music is amazing and the addictive gameplay keeps you coming back to explore more of the castle. If you are on the fence about this one don't be. It's worth every penny. Expand
  5. TimC
    Jul 24, 2008
    9
    Simply excellent gaming for those who enjoy a bit of old school! Brilliant, lenghty and memorable. Highly recommended.
  6. Feb 28, 2013
    9
    I have given this game a 9, bearing in mind that it was released in 1997. The game is a 2D side scrolling action RPG and takes place in aI have given this game a 9, bearing in mind that it was released in 1997. The game is a 2D side scrolling action RPG and takes place in a massive freeroaming castle environment. Not that much skill is involved as the player can gain strength etc by earning experience and finding better weapons and equipment. There are lots of clever puzzles and secrets in the game. The graphics and music is also great. I thought the story is a bit silly and a player will have to make sure to read up on the internet about save rooms, otherwise frustrations will follow. Expand
  7. May 27, 2012
    6
    This game was pretty good. It felt a bit short though, I dunno I think i missed some secrets maybe.

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