Castlevania Advance Collection

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews
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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 29, 2021

A very narrow selection of games, from a format that does not work well on modern TVs, but Aria Of Sorrow in particular stands out as one of the best Castlevania games ever made.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2021

Castlevania Advance Collection really showcases a side of Konami we don’t see very often anymore. On one hand, they trot out old franchises with low-effort projects and try to essentially trick people into buying them. On the other, they are capable of putting out old games in a format that’s not just well crafted, but also seeks to preserve classics that you can’t easily find. The company is an enigma.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2021

A Collection that includes some of the most representative and entertaining 2D episodes of the entire saga. Let's hope that Konami will soon put in the hands of M2 the chapters for Nintendo DS.

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David Flynn

Top Critic

90 / 100
Oct 4, 2021

Castlevania Advance Collection sets the standard for how older games should be preserved and presented to a modern audience. There are many quality of life features to make the games more accessible while keeping everything that made them special in the first place.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2021

The Castlevania Advance Collection is a fine piece of game preservation, collecting three good games and a half-assed dud thrown in for good measure. Joking aside, the games haven't aged as well as the NDS trilogy, but put together they make a must-have package for fans of the Belmont family.

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6.9 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2021

We never get tired of slaying vampires and Castlevania Advance Collection gives us the opportunity to slay the Prince of Darkness in four excellent titles once again.

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9 / 10
Sep 30, 2021

To be clear, it's mostly Aria of Sorrow that's doing the heavy lifting with this collection, as it really is one of the best in the entire Castlevania series. Circle and Harmony are alright but on the lower tier of the other Metroidvanias, while Dracula X is middling even on its own standards. These are still very much worth playing, though, and this collection makes for an essential purchase for both longtime Castlevania fans and newbies.

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Gameblog

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 27, 2021

Some games age badly. Others can come back as often as they want, they will have no trouble charming their audience. The three Castlevania released on the Game Boy Advance are still, 20 years later, simply worn, of a very good overall level. (Re)trying them on larger screens, with some welcome arrangements, is not refused, whether you have a little nostalgia, the desire to perfect your culture or a good appetite for Metroidvanias.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2021

With its quality of life enhancements, incredible game selection, and bonus content. Castlevania Advance Collection is an amazing deal for fans of the series and metroidvanias alike

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2021

Castlevania Advance Collection is a true port of four titles that offers amazing gameplay for a low price not found on eBay where these titles fetch a ransom. Every gamer should experience this collection and this is the perfect excuse to dive in a battle with creatures of the night.

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