Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Xbox 360

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

(ESRB - Standard)

Oct 5, 2010
  • Hack and slash/Beat 'em up
  • Adventure
  • Konami
  • Kojima Productions
  • MercurySteam
Offline play
Download required

Voice language: English
Text and subtitle languages*: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

*The text will match the system language when possible and default to English otherwise. Interestingly, the Brazilian Portugese option listed on the game's Steam page seems absent from this release.

Accessibility options: Subtitles, easy mode and ability to skip puzzles

All stages completed at least once. All puzzles completed without skipping. All combos unlocked. Majority of collectibles obtained.

The game's stages are spread across two discs and can be revisited at will. Thus, the game may often ask the player to insert a different disc when selecting a stage.

Issues found:
-The game generally runs at a low and unstable framerate, also exhibiting frequent stuttering. The timing required for most actions is fairly lenient, alleviating the issue.
-In Chapter 5-4, there is a puzzle that involves pushing mirrors around the stage to guide a ray of light to a destination. The ray becomes invisible when traveling between two specific mirrors, becoming visible again when bouncing off the second one. It's still fairly obvious how to complete the puzzle.
-In the English script, the placement of punctuation marks is often questionable.

Aside from the performance issues, this is a quality build.

Tested by Community Report on Xbox 360 S