Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition

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Description

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Ultimate Edition includes:

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Reverie DLC

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Resurrection DLC


Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition is the complete edition of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, a dark and vivid new re-imagining of the Castlevania mythology. It is the end of days and ungodly powers isolate the Earth. The world's alliance with the heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force - the mysterious Lords of Shadow. Across this shattered land, the souls of the dead wander unable to find peace, whilst creatures of evil wreak chaos and death upon the living.

Gabriel Belmont 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 realizes the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny and hopefully salvation for the world.


  • Reverie – DLC

    Reverie marks a return to the game’s climactic castle setting as Gabriel seeks to assist the recently-slain vampire Queen’s hand maiden. The download spans three stages, and offers a breath-taking twist to the game’s plot

  • Resurrection – DLC

    Resurrection, which itself follows on from the completed Reverie, lays bare the fate of both Gabriel and the Belmont clan. Gabriel must battle an evil demon known only as ‘The Forgotten One’ that has broken loose of its ancient chains.

These new DLC levels provides a stunning finale to KONAMI’s epic tale of death, betrayal and redemption – with ‘The Forgotten One’ intent on destroying mankind, and only Gabriel standing between it and its goal...


Key Features:

  • Developed by MercurySteam - Climax Studios.

  • Play through Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition and enjoy the full game plus Reverie and Resurrection bonus content!

  • High caliber voice acting from the game’s stunning cast, with Gabriel voiced by Robert Carlyle OBE (Once Upon a Time, 28 Weeks Later, Trainspotting, The Full Monty, and Stargate Universe), and Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: Next Generation) as the mysterious Zobek. Natasha McElhone (The Other Boleyn Girl, Californication, The Truman Show) and Jason Isaacs (Black Hawk Down, The Patriot, Harry Potter series) round off the talent.

  • Enjoy newly added game features such as enhanced High Definition Graphics, solid 60 frames per second (recommended spec), Achievement integration through Steam with Cloud saving, and Big Picture support for full Gamepad control.

  • Supporting AMD features such as Eyefinity technology and Crossfire™, as well as support for Nvidia SLI technology.

  • Brazilian-Portuguese language support now included.

  • Immerse yourself into the alternate Lords of Shadow timeline, meet classic characters and experience tangential side stories. Discover Gabriel’s ultimate fate.

  • Overcome obstacles using the Combat Cross multi-function weapon and hone your platforming skills in this sprawling adventure. Swing across chasms, climb sheer walls, rappel down cliffs, grip and pull away any and all things that lay in your path!

  • Solve devious puzzles along your journey that unlock new items in which to improve your chances of success. Leave no stone unturned as you never know what you might find.

  • Titan Battles: Take on behemoth enemies that scale to the size of complete world environments and where special attacks and cunning speed are required for advancement.

  • Use secondary weapons like daggers and holy water and combine them with light and dark magic for a wealth of powerful attacks to unleash upon your foes. Manage your spells as power comes at a price!

  • Explore gothic ruins, dark castles, old forest and frozen wastelands. Discover a whole world to investigate with many routes and hidden secret places that contain items to aid Gabriel on his quest.

Customer reviews

90

Terrific 3rd person combat

vipe_1 | Dec. 2, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »

Let me begin this review by stating that I had no experience with the Castlevania series before this game. This game looked interesting, and is actually a terrific third-person action game that is fun, yet challenging.

The game looks great, sounds great, and plays very well. Environments are diverse, enemies are varied, and the game requires the player to learn what works well against a certain enemy, and what doesn't. Powers and abilities are suitably fun, and the effects are very well done. Bosses are difficult enough and unique.

The story is dark, with a range of tones, and engaging. Newcomers to the series won't feel left out or confused.

I found completing this game to be a suitable challenge, and while not as much of an achievement as say, Dark Souls, still very rewarding. Those unfamiliar with the Castlevania series may find this a great gateway into this series.

86

It's Pretty Damn Good.

Kane987245 | Nov. 29, 2014 | See all Kane987245's reviews »

Regardless of it's flaws, this game is still a great one to have in your collection. Any Castlevania fan will enjoy it and kill so much time with its gameplay. The graphics are incredible and a beautiful sight to behold and will leave people stunned. Yes, it requires a controller, but really, why should someone care about that? It is easier to play with one on this particular game anyways so it is a good thing if anything. There are plenty of other reviews detailing the mixes of this game and what it is like. All you need to know is that it worth your money and wait for the PC port.

80

Boring killer

FrozenFireCZ | Aug. 28, 2014 | See all FrozenFireCZ's reviews »

I must say I never played a Castlevania game before, so forgive me when I lack some background for a proper comparison to the previous installments. Overall this game is fairly good. It has some problems like the strange hitboxes which seem a bit off sometimes (you can get hit even though the enemy's attack actually didn't reach you and things like these), but this happens rarely. The other negative point is the static camera which sometimes positions not very idealy, preventing you from viewing parts of the screen and sometimes missing hidden areas. In terms of art direction this game is gorgeous. Mercury Steam really had some talent working on the world design of this game. If you like gothic european fantasy art styles, this game delivered in my opinion. Art direction is stunning at times and I even stopped for a few seconds here and there to eyeball the scenery. It's a very pretty looking game. The voice acting is also of decent quality. Story might not be god tier like, but it's still remains interesting with a few surprising plot twists in the second half of the game. What needs to be said is: The game takes a lot of time to get really started. The first levels are basically tutorials where you gain new equipment and movesets. It gets more interesting after the 3rd or 4th chapter. The combat is a bit comparable to God of War's. Your weapon is a whip-like chain that lets you perform direct attacks to center on single enemies or areal attacks for groups of enemies. You can mix these attacks and also learn new movesets and combos the more experience points you gather. These combos and attacks can be combined with the light and shadow powers you receive throughout the game. That way you pile up a nice plethora of combos and movesets at your disposal which gives the combat system enough depth to not get boring. Not Devil May Cry-tier but still nice.

In short: Do you love european medieval gothic art styles and are looking for an action game with nice visuals and somewhat meaty combat system? Try it. Also try the demo first. Just know that the demo only represents the very beginning of the game and is not really a good indictation of how fleshed out the game gets.

70

So much potential, ruined

Traldera | Jan. 29, 2014 | See all Traldera's reviews »

Firstly, you should be aware this game is a direct console port, with no graphics overhaul and a controller is REQUIRED. I have a controller so the rest of the review is based on the assumption you also have one. Castlevania is a hack and slash game that requires more skill than most. This is because enemies are not mindless zombies, but well designed, deadly foes. Fight mechanics require that you either block or dodge incoming attacks. Failing to do so causes significant damage. This is not a game for the lazy. Unfortunately, this highlights the main problem with the game, which unfortunately ruins it to the point of the game being too horrible to bother with at times. The game has a set camera. You cannot rotate it. This would not be a problem if enemies couldn't go 'behind' the camera POV, which obviously makes watching them to dodge attacks impossible. The game is HUGE. You will not finish this quickly. From that point of view it is great value for money. Unfortunately they decided to drag this already long game out by 'encouraging' you to repeat levels you have already done. Rather than having purely lore based collectibles such as most games, this one puts your upgrades in hidden locations, and only reveals how many are in a level after you complete it. To add insult to injury, some are only obtainable after you get unlocks from later levels. This is terrible game design, and is just frustrating. This is not however a bad game. The combat is fun and has much depth. The combo list can be expanded through a levelling system of sorts and magic adds modifiers to attacks for different effects. The soundtrack and visuals are quite simply epic and could quite easily be mistaken for a new game release. Voice acting is fantastic, as expected from a Hollywood cast, and the story, whilst not amazing, is still compelling. If you have a controller, and the patience to deal with the camera issues, this game is a must buy. If however you are easily frustrated or are limited to a mouse/keyboard, avoid the game.

77

Castlevania - review

Neapolis47 | Nov. 30, 2013 | See all Neapolis47's reviews »

Castlevania is a mix between God of War , Shadow of the Colossus and Devil May Cry , but also the two Darksiders , although closer to a conception of the open world genre. The only criticism that I would make to the game are the fixed camera ( sometimes really uncomfortable ) and the resulting shots, some levels of linearity and repeatability of a fund that starts to peep at the end of the game. Indeed, although the game also offer platforming , exploration and puzzle small , is fighting to lord and our hero Gabriel is not a fool . The great thing about Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is that despite the many combos available , you play great even utilizzandone a small part but without being " private " of something . Relying on blocks , counterattacks , to dodge , jump in and beyond even the magical powers of Gabriel is something congenial both hardcore gamers, and at the level Paladin will have to sweat a lot, both in patients and those less skilled , but who may have fun and get great satisfaction in return especially in the numerous boss -fight .