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Average Player Score Based on 482 ratings
7.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 482 ratings
  1. 10 (83)
  2. 9 (115)
  3. 8 (150)
  4. 7 (80)
  5. 6 (26)
  6. 5 (9)
  7. 4 (7)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (7)

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  • User Rating 9

    A solid addition to the Castlevania series, this addictive online adventure game is just great fun.

    Rated on August 04, 2010 by Alucard_Prime

    By now you've probably read at least 1 medicore review of this game. Actually it seems to be averaging out in the 7.5 range which is still considered pretty good. Of course I was getting this game no ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Castlevania meets Diablo!

    Rated on August 05, 2010 by mungrin

    I love Castlevania and this game combines aspects from all the recent great games along with the characters that stared in them.Also adding in co-op and brings in aspects that remind me of Diablo.Mone...

    0 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Keeps you addicted like crack, but all the while leaves you wondering whether or not it's actually good..

    Rated on August 06, 2010 by ZEPH1ZEN

    Let me begin by saying that the Gamespot rating of 7.5 was spot on, at least for any Castlevania fan. Obviously anyone who's in love with the series will give it an instant 10 regardless of it's fault...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    Dracula, it would appear that we meet again, except this time I brought some friends to the party...

    Rated on August 11, 2010 by The_Gaming_Baby

    The Good: - Music is brilliant and energetic. - Wide variety of collectibles (weapons, armour, spells etc.) - Mulitplayer is addictive. - All characters play differently, adding replay value. -...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    This game ditches its usual single player mindset for multiplayer mode, which may prove to be popular in the series.

    Rated on August 12, 2010 by Charlie_Yorke

    Who isn't a fan of Castlevania really. If you're not, don't fret! Because for 1200 Microsoft points, you can easily become one and instantly get hooked on this 2D multiplayer and single player created...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    Overdosing on loot and Somas (Cruz)

    Rated on August 14, 2010 by -CANUCK-

    I've spent the last few days indulging in Harmony of Despair and I'm still not exactly certain what exactly Harmony of Despair is trying to be. Is it supposed to be a Diablonian gear-driven fire sale?...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    A good game for fans who dig cooperative gameplay, but that's about as far as its appeal goes.

    Rated on September 04, 2010 by Asagea_888

    Since Koji Igarashi took the producing reins of the Castlevania mythos back in 1998 with the debut of "Symphony of the Night", the scope of the franchise has transgressed into an entirely different pe...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Do not play alone!

    Rated on September 13, 2010 by shin_kagato

    Castlevania HD is a strange title, its clearly aimed at online co-op play and is as much about getting rare loot as anything else, however, it uses assets and mechanics from a series of tradional sing...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    The game will surprises you with it wealth of weapons and grinding.

    Rated on September 16, 2010 by timmy00

    I'm sure most people wondered how a Multiplayer Castlevania would work like. Harmony of Despair introduces the concept and it works quite well. The game brings many items and characters to choose from...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    A refreshing addition in an already awesome series!

    Rated on October 21, 2010 by SoftAsBaboonAss

    This Castlevania is very different from the other games in the series and feels familiar at the same time. Exploring the six different levels is challenging and rewarding in some interesting ways. Hav...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.