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Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
7.5 out of 10

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
16 October 2013
  • Excerpt: By the time Konami released Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin , they had just about run the 'Metroidvania' concept into the ground. Regardless, they decided to release yet another such game, and logically it should have been a complete flub.
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Expert Review

Original-Gamer
8 January 2009
  • Conclusion: In summation, Castlevania Portrait of Ruin continues the excellence of Castlevania handhelds while astutely acknowledging the 20th year history of Castlevania in its bonus modes.
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Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

playmagazine
28 April 2008
  • Conclusion: I’d almost rather fly solo in some areas, but that’s as much nostalgia as objective criticism. It’s the anime style of the game, too, that will serve as a nice change to some, an unfortunate dilution to the classically Gothic Castlevania spirit to others.
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Overall 9
9.0

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Game Vortex
8 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Although some would argue that Castlevania III deserves the spot, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night will forever hold a place as one of the Castlevania series' best entries. Since then, Konami has stuck with the open-ended Metroid formula and been successful with it.
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Overall 9
9.4
Graphics 9
9.2
Sound 9
9.2
Control 10
9.6
Addiction 6
6.0

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Review

Cheat Code Central
30 January 2008
  • Summary: Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin is more of the same. Thank God.
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Overall 8
8.0

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Gaming Evolution
22 September 2007
  • Conclusion: The well-implemented dual character setup, semi return to the level-based progression of the classic Castlevania titles, and the return of music and sprites from 20 years of Castlevania history as well as a direct connection to a little-known post Castlevania title make Portrait of Ruin a great way...
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Overall 8
8.4
Gameplay 8
8.2
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
8.7
Multiplayer 6
6.0
Longevity 8
8.3

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

NowGamer
3 September 2007
  • Summary: A picture of a vampire paints a thousand words… or so we're told
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Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

GameBrink
2 September 2007

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Just RPG
5 July 2007
  • Excerpt: In 2005, Konami’s popular vampire-hunting series made its debut for the Nintendo DS with the release of Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow . To this day, the game is still regarded as one of the best for the handheld and is the highest rated third-party title over at the GameRankings website.
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Overall 4
4.0

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Saving Progress
29 June 2007
  • Conclusion: After you beat the main game, you’ll be introduced to some new modes (more depending on the ending you get, which is determined by performing a certain action in the game). Personally, I found it to be a chore to finish the main game, let alone bothering with the additional modes.
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