Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
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Based on 17 scores, 21 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    9

Pros:

  • Engrossing and gratifying combat
  • Beautiful graphics, score.
  • Lots to see and do.

Cons:

  • Disappointing map design.
  • Could have been a stronger finish to the trilogy.

Expert reviews and ratings

By New Game Network on 74

Like all sequels, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 attempts to improve on the original in almost every area, but ultimately fails to do so. New ideas and mechanics are let down by sloppy...

By HardcoreGamer on 40

Environments are boring and repetitive, combat is uninspired, platforming is a joke and the stealth elements are some of the worst ever conceived from a major publisher. It’s a dismal affair through and through and an absolute slog to finish. MercurySteam has publicly stated that they...

By IGN on 65

Combat might be improved, but forced stealth sections cause nothing but dismay and frustration. The end result is something that doesn’t come near the level of overall quality found in the original Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.

By InsideGamingDaily on 75

MercurySteam has certainly proved itself as a studio that can competently handle a pre-existing franchise. If anything, their own gothic vision of this franchise, coupled with their expertise of engaging combat, gives MercurySteam a solid portfolio if they were ever asked to take on say, the Darksiders series.

By EuroGamer on 50

The follow-up is a hostage to a story it tells badly, and a prisoner within a dull urban maze that refuses to become a characterful exploratory playground. To live on but to be diminished - that's the fate of the vampire in Castlevania's lore. Sadly, it's a bit of an epitaph for this well-meaning but bloated game as a whole.

By GameSpot on 70

It may not strike newcomers to the Lords of Shadow tale with such force, but it's nonetheless a surprising and fulfilling conclusion to Lords of Shadow 2's distinct plot. Regardless of your experience with the saga, if you have the patience to get through the rough start, you'll discover a much better game waiting for you on the other side.

By PCGamer on 44

It’s baffling that developers who garnered such acclaim for their successful 3D reinvention of a long-running series could not only fail to improve on their formula with the sequel, but make a game that’s distinctly worse in almost every possible way. Who ever thought playing as Dracula would be so thoroughly dull?

By Polygon on 50

Three years ago, it seemed like MercurySteam had an intriguing vision for its rebooted Castlevania universe. But what we're left with at the end of the trilogy is a couple of cool ideas with no momentum. It's not payoff - it's anticlimax.

By TrustedReviews on 50

Somewhere in here there’s a decent game with strong mechanics and a rich, Gothic art style, but it’s buried beneath an incomprehensible mess of a story, an ugly modern setting and a mass of unnecessary flab. A grave disappointment.

By GameInformer on 60

That’s ultimately the problem with Lords of Shadow 2. This shambling monstrosity is composed of chunks from other, better games. Rather than blend them together into something new like its predecessor attempted, this one just feels like a patchwork mess.

International Review By overclockers.ru on

Наверное, ни один другой мистический персонаж за последнюю сотню лет не претерпел столько граничащих с откровенным надругательством метаморфоз над собой, как вампир.Брэм Стокер, мелкий и скромный государственный служащий, не мог и представить, во что...

International Review By techtudo.com.br on 55

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 infelizmente é um jogo falho em muitos aspectos, seja por sua jogabilidade, ação ou facilidade extrema em muitos momentos. Os segmentos de furtividade deixam aparecer ainda mais as falhas do game, que são muitas. Apesar da...

International Review By pccentre.pl on 65

Slashery nigdy nie należały do moich ulubionych gier. Wszystko przez problemy w walkach z bossami. Pierwsza Castlevania przyciągnęła mnie na tyle, że ukończyłem ją z uśmiechem na ustach. Z drugą częścią było inaczej, bo choć posiada świetne elementy, to...

International Review By PCWorld France on 60

Lords of Shadow 2 a tenté de sortir de sa zone de confort établie dans le premier épisode, et ne s'en sort pas sans casse ! Les phases d'infiltration inutiles, et les passages d’exploration/plate-formes dispensables occupent du temps de jeu que l'on...

International Review By wired.it on 75

La nuova incarnazione della storica serie è un mix di tutto quello che ti può venire in mente: un caos, ma con una sua logicaPrezzo: 69,90 euro Voto: 7,5 Per maggiori informazioni: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2Il restauro continua. Lords of Shadow 2...

International Review By 3dnews.ru on 80

Долгоживущая франшиза Castlevania недавно получила хорошую встряску — серию перезапустили. Рестарт оказался удачным, и весьма неожиданный финал Lords of Shadow недвусмысленно намекал — сиквел будет. Пока игроки сражались не только с многочисленными...

International Review By itc.ua on

Впервые за историю серии, в Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 герой игры это не очередной Бельмонт, пытающийся положить конец тирании главного вампира всех времен, а сам Дракула, который жаждет избавиться от бремени вечной и не самой счастливой жизни. О...

International Review By Les Numériques on 80

Digne successeur de Lords of Shadow, ce second opus améliore sensiblement le gameplay et tente de se renouveler avec plus ou moins de réussite. Si la jouabilité est impeccable, le rythme soutenu et la mise en scène soignée, on reste sur notre faim...

International Review By giga.de on

Warum ich hier so viel über das erste “Lords of Shadow“ schreibe? Nun, weil drei Jahre in Videospiel-Jahren eine verdammt lange Zeit sein kann und sich mit dem offiziellen Nachfolger nun eine gewisse Ironie der Geschichte eingestellt hat: “Lords of...

International Review By benchmark.pl on

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