Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow takes place at the end of days. The Earth's alliance with the Heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force - the mysterious Lords Of Shadow - darkness reigns the world. Across this shattered land, the souls of the dead wander unable to find peace, whilst creatures of evil roam free wreaking chaos and death upon the living.
Gabriel is a member of the Brotherhood Of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. His beloved wife was brutally murdered by the evil forces of darkness and her soul trapped for eternity. Neither living nor dead she realises the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny - and hopefully salvation for the world... but at what cost?
Thus, Gabriel must travel the destroyed world, defeating the evil tyrants in order to use their powers to bring balance back to the world. Armed with the versatile Combat Cross - the world's last hope must encounter the three factions of the Lords Of Shadow and end their unholy rule.
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The game is really good, I'm very glad I bought it!
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a very good game, and I can't wait for Lords of Shadow 2!
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is one of the best in its category. A must buy!
The graphics and sounds are stunning. Challenging battle combos, very entertaining! I am very happy that I played it and I would recommend to anyone.
A wonderful game from Mercury Steam that gathers the best things of every genre. Action, exploration, puzzles, thriller, drama, and even beauty from the very evil. All of them in one game. The artist's work is simply delicious, and will surprise you in every chapter of the game. The combat system is just awesome and reminds the good old N64 brother. Just one more thing to say, if you have doubts on buying it. Forget about them, as soon as you watch some gameplays, the one and only thing you will do is this: eat your nails.
The pros start from astounding graphics, which fully utilize the PS3 GPU to a slightly renewed gameplay that focus on linear levels and pre-rendered cameras. The cons are that the camera and the gameplay aren't really up to the fast-paced action, and it could take a while to get used to it. Story-wise, the game is up to the Castlevania franchise: you'll be able to find all the old enemies as well as new surprising adversaries. If you like third-person action games, especially those with a gothic-fantasy atmosphere, the game could be a good choice for your collection. But the difficulty and the tricky movements could be an hindrance to most. The best thing is to try a demo and then decide whether to buy it or not at the price offered here, which more than good for this kind of game.
The atmosphere isn't as dark and gloomy as expected, but it's a great game. The bright and green landscapes alternate with dead forests, the dark, looming castle, and more... The game play is fluent and solid, combos always look new. Rather than getting boring levels with experience points, you get cool new animations. The basis of these combos is always the combat cross, your weapon. It looks a lot like the whip you get in other Castlevania games, and it's well thought out. The boss fights are great, every boss will throw something different at you, and they sometimes require as much thinking as the puzzles. The storyline was great, and kept me awake until the early hours of the morning. I can recommend this one to every fan of action-based games (similar to the God of War series, which is my only issue with is game), I'm sure you will enjoy!
Beautiful but very very difficult.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a deep product from the point of view of the dynamics. The game offers a wide variety of combat and is much more technical than God of War, much longer, and incredibly rich in secondary activities with plenty of secrets to discover. A game to play and play again!
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a Great game, very fast shipping.
I frankly am quite impressed by Castlevania: Lord Of Shadow. My score for this game would be 9.5/10. God of War, Prince of Persia and Devil May Cry fans, THIS IS A MUST BUY. Only thing I recommend is to play it on the hardest mode possible for those of who are veteran to God of War type of games.
Castlevania's is a really good game, a little hard but if you stick with it, you'll be fan.
Great graphics and Great Landscapes. Fun game and a good story. Just Excellent product. If you like god of war, you will love Castle Vania Lord Of Shadow too. You battle incredible giants with a great combat system. Original Soundtrack is just beautiful and you will love the atmosphere of the game.
The game is packed with full of stuff too do. It is a great adventure & ill love too see a sequel. It is a great game with great graphics & a hard working gameplay. Thank you for this game & i hope that other's will buy it & have fun with it as well.
This is a surprisingly great game, despite all the "mediocre" game site reviews. The biggest feature of the game is by no doubt the graphics. It just simply looks amazing and put that together with great landscapes and it will simply leave you stunned. But as good as the game looks, that is not the only features. It has great combat to go along with the visuals. At first it may seem a simple button mash, but give it time and you'll pick up the subtleties needed for the harder difficulty settings. The story may seem straightforward, but it does a good job of taking you through many landscapes to a very satisfying finale. A surprisingly great game in the end.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a game with great graphics, fun gameplay, and a great storyline. This game is really long and has lots of cool creatures. If you like games like "God of War" or "Dante's Inferno" then you'll absolutely love this game!
Simply excellent, both history and the graphics, the gameplay is very good and is a game very bearable and interesting.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is simply amazing in terms of both story and graphics. The gameplay is very good which makes the game very enjoyable!
Don't have any doubts about buying Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. If you like action games with a great atmosphere, a great soundtrack, puzzles and excellent boss fights, this is a must buy. This game deserves your money.
This game is often called a bad castlevania, but a good action adventure. i havent really played any of the parts before so i can't compare it... but the game itself is definetly a very good action game! you have a lot of enemies and quite a few ways to get rid of them ;) especially the fact, that you can mount bigger enemys was a big + for me since i already loved that in dantes inferno. If you want a solid and good action game to spend some time you cant go wrong with this one.
If you like the God of War games then you will love Castlevania: Lords of Shadow! Great story, amazing effects and some cool boss fights! It's even got some very good voice acting from Patrick Stewart and Robert Carlyle! Yes, Begbie gives his voice to the knight who fights against all kinds of evil things. Patrick Stewart tells the story with his deep interesting voice. Play the game! I'm sure you will not be disappointed.
As a small studio Mercury Steam, one would expect a full of things but not that! A masterpiece of the end of 2010, controlled and enjoyable gameplay with borrowed references as: God of War, Devil May Cry, Shadow of the colossus, tomb raider, prince of persia ... but sometimes I find it a stand out of the game by giving us a variety of environments and in the chapters, the good will of Mercury Steam is to be commended. A long game, taking a staging at the top, an interesting story to follow with good twists on the end, Dante boss and all different in the way of killing them, even if the cross fighting is a bit rigid and not many combos can only applaud the effort of mercury steam with a difficult to master gameplay and nervous like a DMC game mechanics push and run a background! The purist fans of the Castlevania series (which is not my case) can be n'apreciront not forget that this game completely mind castlevanien to push us closer to the game beat'em all and I think it 'is a good thing. A unique fantasy world.
Spectacular gameplay and graphics, very glad I bought!
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows is somewhat of a reboot of the series, so it's easy for new players to get into the game and old fans to get reacquainted. By far the best 3D Castlevania game, you have your familiar whip with a lot of moves to execute, unlock, and also combine with light or dark magic for stronger effects. The story is quite compelling, with a well written script and great voice acting from actors such as Patrick Stewart and Robert Carlyle and like previous Castlevania games, this one also shines in the audio and graphic department. I highly recommend this game to all Castlevania fans.
Excellent Game ! graphics and background are amazing. And the old school gamers will find a something special more ;) Only thing do now : GO BUY IT !! It worths its price !!! Happy Gaming !
Despite the name it bears, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is an action / adventure game that draws on both hands from triple-A titles like, such as God of War and Uncharted, offering the player action and a relentless pace of the game very strong. Thanks to the excellent graphics engine and the remarkable technical achievement, the title manages to immerse ourselves in his dark world, populated by monstrous creatures to defeat, but also allows us to enjoy breathtaking scenery, thanks a particularly successful art design. Despite the lack of real innovation and the presence of small imperfections on the side, we would like to say that MercurySteam has managed to pack an absolutely valid, that deserves to join the collection of any fan who respects and, more generally, lovers of well-developed games.
this is without doubts the best castlevania ever! the difficulty level can be a bit annoing but still a Great game!
Nice action-adventure game, mechanics are similar to God of War 3. Graphic it's a 7/10, longevity is outstanding, about 15 hours only to complete the game one time.
I consider the best game of 'years. Castlevania is a series that continued for twenty years. Many already know who made the history of video games. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a rebot the series that is based on the first Nintendo video game "Castlevania NES 1986". In this release the creative genius, H. Kojima (Metal Gear series creator already solid and Zone of the Enders) and executive producer of Castlevania los. giving new life to this epic series. By creating a real masterpiece. The Castlevania series is a fantasy game Action Game, Hack / Slash. Full of "cinematics" and strong scenes. seem to see a movie. The work in graphics and details of each item in the game is amazing. even after completing the main campaign of the game, it's nice to replay it, completing challenges.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a very nice game with great and HUGE bosses you also have a cute gothic ambiance and surrounding a lot of different enemies and you'll have to learn how to beat each species, and it sometimes is a REAL challenge! the scenario is decent, you only discover the truth at the end of the game the hardness of the game constantly increases, you'll die many times! don't worry, Castlevania is definitively not the kind of game you'll finish quickly, even more if you try to collec the artefacts, and magic points to become stronger you have to buy combos, new moves and use magic to improve Gabriel (the hero) is charismatic , you will love him and his story is kind of original and panting you will end the game in not less than 20 hours, even more if you end the game in the hardest way the musics and sounds are great, always linked to what is happening to Gabriel some enigmas and EPIC moments , you just have to think and be logic! if you liked Devil May Cry, Shadow of the Colossus, God of War, you will LOVE this game, sometimes make me think of Tomb Raider and Uncharted as well at some point. As a conclusion Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, is a great game and it was a huge suprise to find it soooo cheap on zavvi!
A very beautiful action game with great boss battles.
one of the best games ive played until now. it compares with god of war 3. the graphics are excellent a good storyline. a must have for the genre fans
not an expert on video games, I can still say that is a title that would suggest to many people. Dynamic, well done, great graphics, fairly quick to understand and with a good variety of moves, has left me very satisfied. passed with flying colors.
The beginning was not that big of a deal for me. I played the game for a couple of hours just to see what happens. A few days later after reaching chapter 4, I WAS LOST FOR WORDS...This game here is with out a doubt the best action adventure game I have ever played. Don`t be scared if you didn`t play the first Castlevania games, this one introduces a few characters here and there but will not confuse u. It has excellent graphics, no glitches encountered by be and the most important thing to add...It`s a long and excellent adventure for any player. In conclusion without spoiling the fun for the future buyers, I recommend buying the DLCs after finishing the game. Thank you Castlevania for making me feel a kid again !
Castlevania while presenting very little real news, is one of the best action game of this generation, thanks to a varied and constantly evolving gameplay and a very mature and dramatic history, peppered with strong tones of self-reflection the protagonist.
Excellent game, this Castlevania is so cool ! I want an other game like this.
Its a really great game with combat expereince. It has got a very good story, and the effects are awesome. Its tottally worse its prize!
Beautiful visuals combined with excellent gameplay makes this game u musthave for hack and slash game lovers.
It's exactly what the title describes. A fresh take on a great franchise. What the game does good is that it has a great production quality level that you'd come to expect with most castlevania games. But also that the game-play is quite deep (especially the combat system), and even the platforming aspects are good to show a change of pace in the gameplay. The music is great, the visuals are on-par and perhaps go beyond any AAA game. The story is quite decent as-well, something you don't necessarily aspect from a castlevania game. The bad aspects perhaps would be that the replay value isn't as great, and i have come across one or two bugs that did make me start over but nothing to serious. Overall the game is highly recommended, i bought this for around £12, great value for money!
Lords of Shadow is a lengthy, beautiful and fun game that takes Castlevania to the next level. Excellent production values and fun combat system, mixed with a lot of platforming and puzzle solving make this game a must-play for action-adventure fans.
I had played the demo on playstation store previous to buying this so I already knew I would enjoy it. Having played and finished other great platformers such as Dante's Inferno and Darksiders this had a lot to live up to. It certainly did! The game is a little slow to start but the story is very deep and twists and turns at every level. Abilities are earned as you progress with xp. Magic abilities are also unlocked gradually. If you like working for trophies there are plenty to get but after the first couple you wont earn any for a few levels. The game offers easy, medium and hard mode unlocking extra hard is unlocked once hard is completed. Playstation network offers 2 downloadable packs which extend the original story. The first involves uniting with a another character and working through 3 levels. This is £6.99 and the second pack is the final 2 levels and boss of all boss battles with the conclusion of the story. This is priced at £7.99. The game is excellent without the extra packs. The fighting style and ability to overpower and 'ride' various creatures is brilliant. The graphics are stunning, levels are very well designed and thought out. In game puzzles are challenging yet achievable with some thought and logic. This will provide hours of enjoyment, it makes you want to succeed and is a joy to play. Sometimes when you die, having to watch cut scenes with each restart can be irritating, each enemy needs good tactics to defeat. The ending is very surprising, not what you expect as the story evolves. Brilliant boss battles throughout. Five stars from me.
Castlevania as most gamers recall is a side scrolling platformer. This has been revolutionised when Konami produced Castlevania Legacy of Darkness for N64. In the first release of Castlevania in the current-gen console, one might expect some uniqueness in this title. However this is not to be. Throughout the game, players will find elements of other games of similar hack and slash genre (think Devil May Cry, God of War or Bayonetta). Though derivative in nature, this is not unwelcome by most players. With beautifully rendered backgrounds and characters, coupled with a fairly good story and cast, this game is able to earn its place in the Castlevania franchise. If you are someone who plays video games for its rich story and great voice acting, this is not a title to miss.
We all know how is castlevania games gameplay right? this game in particular takes a new path, you won't be exploring dracula's castle or a town near it, instead this game takes you to several different areas divided in chapters, that you'll have to complete in order to defeat the lords of shadow who torment this land. If you'r a castlevania fan or you like plataform, hack n' slash games you shouldn't miss the opportunity to play this game. --The good-- Excelent plataform and combat gameplay. You can improve and get new attacks as well as other abilities. Detailed and interactive scenaries. Complex story. Variety of puzzles. Wide variety of enemies and boss battles. DLC avalible. --The bad-- Low replay value. The game have a fixed camera. No RPG elements.
is an excelent game , and the price is excellent!!! buy it people!!
The graphics - plain and simple are amazing ... characters, items, weapons, but it's the same combat as in God of War, you know what I mean ... button SMASHING. There is a lot of Prince of Persia style traversal that happens in the game as well, but sometimes the fixed camera, could be a little anoying. I would highly recommend this game to anyone, fan or not.
this is the game that the castlevania fans was waiting.it's a game with some graphics excellent, a lot of action and enough but I release that other similar games.my congratulations to mercurysteam to have known how to make a castlevania with an incredible quality
With this game now finished, I can say that without a doubt, this is an easy game of the year contender. In an age where single player games are being whittled down to a four hour run about, that this was an easy 20 hours of pure epic. Sure it slows down a bit for the final level or two, but I never felt as I was having to grind my way forward. It was tough, and indeed some of the bosses could have gone down quicker, but it always played a fair hand. The combat is regularly enhanced with fresh combos and enemy types, and the puzzles were a good blend of the traditional and the modern. Likewise, the environments never stuck around for long. There was a real sense of progression throughout the game and they've clearly taken a look at how Santa Monica Studio made God of War look as breathtaking as it did. The titan boss fights were excellent too, and whilst they're never on the same scale as the aforementioned GoW3, they're certainly bigger and more entertaining than most modern bosses. All in all, whilst the opening and final levels missed a beat or two, and the difficulty ramps up a little too quickly (before you get the combos needed to make a good fight of it) this is easily one of the most finely crafted adventure games of it's generation, never leaving the player without a new task ahead of them, or a new environment to do it in. Wrap all that up in a suitably fantastical story and give it production values to rival the biggest names in the business, and you've got a game that anyone with a taste for adventure should stump up for.
this castlevania is the one that was waiting the fans, very good graphics and with a very acceptable duration in comparison to other games of the same style.mercurysteam has made an excellent job with this castlevania and I already wait with desires the next part.a very recommended game for the castlevania fans and for those that are not also it
This is a great game, awesome graphics but it's not the Castlevania as we know it, the story of the old Castlevania games is killing Dracula, but in Lords of Shadow has nothing to do with that, In Castlevania Lords of shadow the story is to destroy the Lords of Shadow. This game is great, it's almost good as God of War, but the story suffered a drastic change.
Fans of the God of War series will enjoy this game thanks to the familiar controls and huge resemblance in gameplay. Sure, it might lack the jaw-dropping visual impact God of War 3 is reowned for, but it is still easily one of the best-looking multiplatform games around. Mercury Steam really did a fantastic job here. The environments are beautiful, artworks are lovingly crafted, even the UI seems to be designed with care. I had a great time with this game and if i have to list down some criticisms it would be the below-average framerate (the PS3 version has better framerates) and a slight lack of originality.