Castlevania Anniversary Collection

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About Castlevania Anniversary Collection

About this game

Developed and published by Konami Digital Entertainment.

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is a phenomenal bundle of games for newcomers and fans alike who are looking to experience the origins of the beloved franchise. In addition to the numerous titles, the collection includes an eBook with details provided by developers, artists, and others about the Castlevania Legacy!

Timeless Classics 

This collection was released as part of Konami's 50th Anniversary celebration! Play through the stories of the Belmont clan and all their extended bloodlines and allies! 

The games included in this collection are the following:

  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II Simon's Quest
  • Castlevania III Dracula's Curse
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Castlevania The Adventure
  • Castlevania II Belmont's Revenge
  • Castlevania Bloodlines
  • Kid Dracula (never released in English before)
  • History of Castlevania - Book of the Crescent Moon

Game Details

Release Date:
May 16, 2019
Developer:
Konami Digital Entertainment
Publisher:
Konami Digital Entertainment
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Castlevania

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 - 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4160
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400 (VRAM 128MB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compatible
  • Additional Notes: 1920 x 1080 monitor resolution

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 - 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-6300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 750Ti (VRAM 2GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compatible
  • Additional Notes: 1920 x 1080 monitor resolution. Gamepad or Controller Recommended.

Critic Reviews

78
8 / 10
"The Castlevania Anniversary Collection doesn't do any fancy emulation tricks, but the games speak for themselves."

Metro GameCentral

8 / 10
"A surprisingly thorough compilation of 8 and 16-bit Castlevanias, that illustrates the early history of one of gaming's most influential franchises."

The Digital Fix

Yannis Vatis
8 / 10
"Near perfect ports of classic Dracula-slaying action with some barebones features make this collection a must-buy"
Reviews provided by OpenCritic

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Castlevania Anniversary Collection User Reviews

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Average score from 25 ratings
87% of users would recommend this.
4.5

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1 - 8 of 11 Reviews

Konami really needs to provide scans of the original manuals for this collection of classic games!

J.Stone
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The main reason why I would not recommend the Castlevania Collection to anyone (even on sale) is that it doesn't have scans of the original manuals; they only have a new 1 page controls listing graphic for each game. Anyone who's played classic consoles knows that the old print manuals are inherently part of the gameplay experience and in a lot of cases it has info the user needs to play and experience the game properly. As this collection stands the purchaser is left to buying the original manuals on ebay at best! If they can bother to scan a BTS e-book as well as the games original box art then the original manuals shouldn't be too much to ask for. The collection could stand to use some improvements for it's price point: -The user has to press the left trigger button on the controller to access the options menu for each game. This isn't explained on the main menu or the list of games menu. -It could use a 4:3 display with the original or pixel perfect view without the scanlines. (the original and pixel perfect views don't reach the top and bottoms of the screen.) -The collection could use a frame of a period CRT monitor and wall like the Sega Classics Collection. -It would've been interesting to see the Japanese versions of the games to see what differences there were but that's not exactly a deal breaker for me. They feature the scans of the box art of the Japanese versions of the games but don't include them or scans of their manuals as part of the package? Also translating that Japanese text to English would be useful to get the true intent of the developer's work for their region. -The program requires a gamepad to operate the menu (not having a keyboard & mouse control option is odd). -It's ebook is inside the program itself and requires a gamepad to operate it (not exactly ideal). Also the zoom in and out of the ebook is imprecise in it's zoom function-it's too fast-holding another button to zoom in slower would be a lot better. -It's surprsing that they didn't do video interviews of the devs behind all of the Castlevania games. Video game documentarians like No Clip ( https://www.youtube.com/c/NoclipVideo/videos ) could easily do that for them. A positive is the game does utilize cloud saves plus it remembers the control modifications as well. But with that said those save states actually makes the game artificially easy taking away the experience and challenge of playing NES games back in the day. It even nullifies the purpose of the...
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Recommended

Erod900
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Fantastic game great content with all the games included get it if you are a Castlevania fan
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Fantastic collection

J
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Great collection of classic Retro Castlevania games. Run and plays great on my steam deck. Highly recommend for long play session or quick jump in and out play. Five star
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A phenomenal value full of classics

Jakob Fel
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These games are all classics that have been reviewed a million times over. In short, they're all worth playing, especially if you enjoy retro games or platformers. Instead, I'll review this port. Rather than the questionable legality of emulation, this port is the best way to legally play these games on PC. They run flawlessly and seem to have zero major issues, at least in my experience. When you play these games, they really do still give you that vibe of playing on your NES/Sega Genesis/other console on a Saturday morning back when the industry was in a much simpler, more charming state. As a kid, I played a LOT of Castlevania II: Simon's Quest and playing that today, it reminds me of why it was such a great game. It really did do a lot of stuff that was ahead of its time, including somewhat of an open world (as much as a side-scrolling platformer can have), shops and vendors where you could buy gear to approach your obstacles better and so forth. Tie that in with impeccable gothic atmosphere and it really did create such an impeccable game that too few people actually give credit to. The only complaints I have about this port are regarding a lack of any sort of controls information, which makes me unable to see whether or not you can quit one game and jump to another without restarting the application. I hope I can figure that out, because you get SO much content with this package that I'd hate to get frustrated every time I want to switch games. Even so, frustrations aside, you easily get your money's worth here and will be able to play some fantastic classics without having to buy a retro console!
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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A must buy if you like classic games: here you'll find some of the most iconic Castlevania titles of the '80s and the 90's. Castlevania 4 (SNES) is a masterpiece even today.
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Recommended

Aimad EZA
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The only good thing coming out of Konami is these collections
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Recommended

JK58
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Played throught the first game in the series so far. Look forward to playing the rest. Really like the option to add a screen filter, for that CRT look on modern monitors. If you want a hassle free way of playing all these games, I would definitely recommend this.
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Recommended

ZoomWolf
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Castlevania Anniversary Collection seemed like a good installment for the eight titles it offers, especially one that we did not think we saw around here, like Kid Dracula. As long as hours of fun and duration is quite acceptable, you will not leave it soon if you resist the frustration ... unless you are good, very good and you finish them in one sitting; Even if that is the case, you will have a lot to entertain yourself with. The bad? Maybe and just maybe they could have included a few more titles. And I include the disadvantage of not being able to accommodate the controls to your liking, especially since between game and game, and if you constantly switch between one and the other, you can get confused. AND!, Why not add a wider variety of frames? Even so, I highly recommend the anniversary collection: a good number of games, different ways to enjoy the screen settings, as it suits you, saves that can help you in difficult times and an art book that contains everything digitally, its instructions, vintage covers, ugh! A jewel.
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Yes, Castlevania Anniversary Collection is Steam Deck Verified.
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 - 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4160
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400 (VRAM 128MB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compatible
  • Additional Notes: 1920 x 1080 monitor resolution
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 - 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-6300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 750Ti (VRAM 2GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compatible
  • Additional Notes: 1920 x 1080 monitor resolution. Gamepad or Controller Recommended.
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 33 hours. 96% of users played Castlevania Anniversary Collection for over 12 hours.
87% of Fanatical users recommend Castlevania Anniversary Collection. The average review score is 4.5/5
Castlevania Anniversary Collection was released on May 16, 2019
Castlevania Anniversary Collection is published by Konami Digital Entertainment
Castlevania Anniversary Collection was developed by Konami Digital Entertainment
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Fanatical users tagged Castlevania Anniversary Collection as Classic, Side Scroller, Vampire, and 1980s
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Castlevania Anniversary Collection as Action
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