Castlevania Anniversary Collection

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7 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2019

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.

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9 / 10
Jun 12, 2019

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.

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8 / 10.0
May 24, 2019

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection doesn't do any fancy emulation tricks, but the games speak for themselves.

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8 / 10
May 16, 2019

A surprisingly thorough compilation of 8 and 16-bit Castlevanias, that illustrates the early history of one of gaming's most influential franchises.

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Unscored
May 16, 2019

Castlevania Anniversary Collection always looked on-point when the full game list was announced, but I'm surprised at how great the extras are and how functional it is. More of this please, Konami.

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80 / 100
May 17, 2019

A great compilation of Castlevania games, among the best you can find. If you prefer the classic gameplay over the 'metroidvania' style, you'll want to "bite".

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7.2 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Castlevania Anniversary Collection is a rock solid collection of (some) great old school games. Anyway, the lack of real extra features, apart from the ebook, the absence of a masterpiece as Rondo of Blood and some odd choices by Konami make the collection feel a little bit pedantic.

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83 / 100
May 28, 2019

For the real gamers out there, the ones who want to consider the whole history of the medium, this collection is a wonderful gift. To people looking for classic design, for inspiration, for history, there’s a lot to like here.

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Ken McKown

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8 / 10.0
May 28, 2019

This collection is a solid offering with a few setbacks.

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7 / 10.0
May 22, 2019

Another Anniversary Collection which, like the Arcade one released a short time ago, leaves a bitter taste for the choices made by Konami in both quantitative and qualitative terms.

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8 / 10
May 20, 2019

The eight retro games in the Castlevania Anniversary Collection focus on the early traditional platforming era from 1987 to 1994, and quality is assured in the four main numerical entries in the series.

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May 26, 2019

It's not greed in this day and age to expect publishers to respect and preserve their history. At this point, it's an artistic responsibility.

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8 / 10
May 21, 2019

Castlevania Anniversary Collection is a true gift for the long-running series :with eight great games to give the players a global look at what made those games classics. With modern tools like quick saves and decent filters, any fan of the Belmont family should here find a good reason to get back the old whip.

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8 / 10
May 20, 2019

Despite the sheer volume of solid gold hits in the series, Castlevania Anniversary Collection is a somewhat mixed bag from Konami, with stone-cold classics sharing the spotlight with a couple of undead clunkers that really should have remained dead and buried.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2017

Konami Castlevania Anniversary Collection is a solid release, even without the best of the bunch, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Getting authentic ports of the classic series, while adding some small save features, and graphical options help to sell the package. The bonus book might be the best part of it, though, so that's something to look forward to if you're going to purchase it.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jun 3, 2019

Castlevania Anniversary Collection contains the majority of classic Castlevania titles, some of which are considered among the best games for their respective consoles.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 28, 2019

Castlevania Anniversary Collection is a disappointing reunion for some of gaming's greatest titles (and a couple of its worst). New players will love the vampire-killing action on offer, but returning fans won't find anything to tempt them back.

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9 / 10.0
May 27, 2019

Castlevania Anniversary Collection is a vital collection of the games that made action and horror the genres they are today.

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Spaziogames

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
May 24, 2019

This is a much better way to pay homage to a glorious franchise than the Classics Arcade Collection of some weeks ago: download it if you love Castlevania or intend to discover the series for the first time.

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8 / 10.0
May 20, 2019

Near perfect ports of classic Dracula-slaying action with some barebones features make this collection a must-buy

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