Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood Reviews

Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Oct 29, 2018

A very welcome double pack featuring two of the series' most notable entries, but which inexplicably ruins the meme-inspiring intro of Symphony Of The Night.

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Oct 29, 2018

Castlevania: Requiem is a good reminder of the best parts of the series but the collection also makes it more evident that Konami is maybe currently not adept enough to create thrilling new experiences and is only capable of haphazardly bundling together old ones in hopes that we won't notice the difference.

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Unscored
Oct 21, 2018

Castlevania: Requiem is a complicated thing. It's both a wonderful package of two incredible moments in Castlevania history and a bog-standard port. Nothing has been significantly upgraded from the already existing PSP dual-pack, so if you already own these in some form or another, stick with those. Just keep in mind that at $10 each (Requiem is $20) it's currently one of the cheapest ways to get them. That ain't bad!

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6 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2018

Castlevania Requiem is a lost opportunity. The comeback of a couple of masterpieces that are lacking in improvements from a technical point of view and are difficult to recommend to everyone nowadays.

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70 / 100
Oct 24, 2018

Castlevania Requiem is just a port of the unlockable Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood from The Dracula X Chronicles. That said, this are two of the best Castlevania titles, which also means two of the best games ever made.

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Ollie Barder
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2018

Overall, Castlevania Requiem is an excellent collection of two very important as well as very different Castlevania games. If you have enjoyed the recent Netflix series and don't know much about the games it is based off, then this is probably the perfect collection to get to grips with the saga.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2018

Two great games in one shallow package. Both Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night are still enjoyable, but Konami could and should have done something more.

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90 / 100
Nov 5, 2018

Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood does the bare minimum, but it's still well worth playing. While there are no extras included in this anthology, the two games it contains are some of the best ever made, and one of them has been pretty difficult to come by until now. Aside from the replacement of Symphony of the Night's wonderfully campy voice acting, both games are delivered in perfect shape and are still as worth playing today as they've ever been.

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80 / 100
Nov 10, 2018

Castlevania Requiem is a decent port of two classic, beloved games

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8 / 10
Nov 5, 2018

With two brilliant retro games in one bundle, the gameplay in Castlevania Requiem is excellent.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2018

Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night are both indisputably masterpieces, but the versions included in this collection are direct ports of the original games. On the side of graphic and technical presentation we expected something more.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2018

While you won't find any additional features like Saturn-exclusive content, art galleries, or even a main menu with music, what you will get in Castlevania Requiem is a double pack of Konami's best vampire hunting adventures at a budget price

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8 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2018

Castlevania Requiem brings to modern consoles what made the franchise successful in the first place. Requiem is not perfect and offers little extra in terms of modernization, but it stays true to the original vision.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2018

The target audience for this product are either shameless zealots or complete newcomers. Given that there is no other legitimate source to play both games on a current generation console, either group will ultimately end up satisfied. However, if you are looking for fan service, you'll be gravely disappointed. Imagine that: Konami phoning something in? Why does that sound so familiar?

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Evan Slead
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2018

Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood offers two of the best experiences from the long-running Castlevania series in one convenient package. While both games still hold up extremely well, the collection as a whole doesn't introduce anything new to fans, making it feel like nothing more than a slapped together port. Still, both titles are worth the time of fans and newcomers.

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Oct 29, 2018

Newcomers, don't hesitate: these are two fantastic titles, and ultimately there's nothing wrong with them. Long-time fans should probably think twice, however, due to little-to-no extras and some questionable alterations.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 24, 2018

And yet, when taken for what it is, Castlevania Requiem is a functional and acceptable port of two legendary titles. It provides both games to players in a way that is entertaining and satisfying, regardless of whether you've played it a million times or want to finally see what all the fuss is about over two decades later.

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Daily Dot
Top Critic
Unscored
Oct 28, 2018

There's no denying that anyone remotely interested in action games should check out Castlevania at some point. It's just a shame to see some of the greatest games ever made shipped out in such a shoddy manner.

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6 / 10
Oct 27, 2018

If you already both games of this compilation, it's not exactly worth it, as it is mainly Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night in their PSP versions - without the 2.5 version of the first one. But if you've never played those, it's a pleasant, but not very joyful, way to discover them.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2018

Castlevania Requiem provides good versions of two great games. The trophies and upscaled resolution go a long way to reigniting interest in these games, but the packaging is bad and disappointingly limited.

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