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Published October 6, 2018

Castlevania on PS4 has been the dream of many a gamer myself included and it cannot be argued that many gamers are looking forward to the day when they can download a Castlevania game to their PS4.

When it was announced that two Castlevania classics from the past are making their way to present day PS4 console, it was news most welcomed. Castlevania Requiem is coming out and will be available to download at some point in time this month.

Some gamers might believe that the coming of this is exactly what they’re looking for and for all intents and purposes, they’re right. However, the games will come as a set instead of separate entities which, in the greater scheme of things, is good because gamers can get two games for the price of one.

Now, the games in question, Castlevania Symphony of the Night and Castlevania Rondo of Blood, will be available for gamers to enjoy to their heart’s content. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy beating up on the small frogs in the Underground Caverns and dodging the Grim Reaper’s scythe while making your way to Drac’s hideout.

Ultimately, having this game collection on the PS4 game list is going to be awesome and I’ll talk a little about that in this post including other aspects that might not be quite so great. So here’s my take on Castlevania Requiem Collection.

Castlevania Symphony of the Night comes to PS4

Long ago, Castlevania Symphony of the Night was being created to be played on the original Playstation; the PS1. Who knew that the most popular game in the Playstation generation would come to a future console like the PS4; this is welcomed to say the least because even I can’t help but to be curious about how the game would look on PS4.

I can remember that Castlevania Symphony of the Night was hard to find after the PS3 came out which really hit home with a lot of gamers, including myself, who couldn’t find the game anywhere not even at a Disk Replay.

Thankfully, Castlevania Symphony of the Night will be available on PS4; it sorts of makes up for those many years when the disk was, and still probably is, over $100.00.

Castlevania Symphony of the Night by itself is worth whatever the price is on the collection because Castlevania Symphony of the Night is just that awesome a game; that game’s had my heart from the moment I saw it in GameStop, November 2000.

Games should be separated i.e. if gamers want one but not the other

Now, I love the idea of the Castlevania Requiem collection coming to PS4 and I even love the idea that Castlevania Symphony of the Night will be at the forefront of the collection.

However, my only beef with this collection is that you don’t get to choose which game you want and don’t want. For example, I have only played Castlevania Rondo of Blood on PSP and with tragic results; the PSP was not a handheld worth its salt.

What if I just want to play this by itself?

However, some gamers might be underwhelmed with Castlevania Rondo of Blood and not want it but will play Castlevania Symphony of the Night no problem.

This is the only thing that I think might be an issue with some gamers because some will like both games and others might only want one. I wish that gamers could have a choice but it seems that the collection is a pack and not individual games.

I’m remembering something similar with the God of War Origins Collections; I like God of War: Ghost of Sparta but didn’t care for God of War: Chains of Olympus. Unfortunately, gamers who bought this collection didn’t have much of a choice then either; myself included.

Collection is good if gamers never played either game

The Castevania Requiem Collection is good to have if you’re a gamer that’s never played either game whether it is because you didn’t have access to it at the time or whether you couldn’t afford it or a PSP; either way, gamers from miles around are getting a second chance with this collection.

I figure that if you’re going to spend money on a game from the past it may as well be a game you enjoy such as the Castlevania Requiem Collection.

Castlevania Rondo of Blood might not be as good as Castlevania Symphony of the Night but I feel it is important for every gamer to at least try out both games because they’re getting a gift that many thought they never would.

To put a finer point on this, Rondo of Blood was near impossible to download on the PS3 on its lonesome but now gamers can download two great games on PS4 for the price of one.

I can say beyond reasonable doubt that this collection was a long time coming and many gamers will come to appreciate the fact that this collection was right on time.

Worth the price

Lately, I’ve been hearing different things regarding the price of this illustrious collection and I have to admit that I first thought it was going to be at least $60.00 only because the games are not just from a bygone gaming era but they are also rare gems of the highest caliber which would make them worth even more or so one would think.

So, what do you think a collection like this would cost, 60, 40 or even 35; nope, 20 dollars and under. Incidentally, it is a great price to put on a great game and hell yeah its worth it because believe it or not, Castlevania Rondo of Blood is the prequel to Castlevania Symphony of the Night as you well know so its definitely worth the price.

Another thing I feel make the collection worth the price is the fact that you can get to play with Maria Renard after you rescue her which, from I can tell, is totally worth it because she’s almost as powerful as Richter which is great. I’ve played with Maria before and she is awesome. So, this collection is totally worth the price.

Final Verdict

My final say-so on this is that yes, every gamer should get the collection because they are a part of gaming history not to mention that you get two games for the price of one and you get to learn all about Richter and why he was on the Drac’s trail and what his story is. Maria Renard is another reason to invest in this collection, she is just as good to play with as Richter.

The price makes it a great buy and if we’re being honest here, it is a welcome drop from the usual sixty dollar price tag that most PS4 games come with these days. The gameplay is awesome and there is so much to do and learn in the game like Richter’s subweapon crash which is great for those who have not played the games before but it is enjoyment itself for those who have played the game before.

So my thing is this, go out and get the game collection; it is something you’re not going to want to be without on those days when you don’t have to go to work and got a day off.


Castlevania Requiem Collection is coming to PS4 and it is a great collection that every gamer should have; Castlevania Symphony of the Night is at the forefront of this collection which many gamers are looking forward to.

The only bad thing about the collection is that gamers cannot pick and choose which game they want to get and not get. For example, I still have Castlevania Symphony of the Night to play on my PS2; I don’t want it on my PS4 but I do want Rondo of Blood.

The Castlevania Requiem Collection is worth the price and good for gamers whose never even played either game; it is not without question that the collection is going to be a big hit with gamers everywhere.

If you have any questions regarding my post then please don’t hesitate to leave me a message and I’ll get back to you immediately. Thank you and Happy gaming.


R.J’s Last Minute Tip

After you beat Castlevania Symphony of the Night, you’ll see credits rolling; you don’t need to sit through the credits. You can turn the channel or watch your phone, but I don’t think you should turn it off because I believe that watching the end credits have percentage points. So keep that in mind when you get the idea to skip the end credits.



  1. Brian Brian

    I played the Castlevania series from its humble beginnings on the NES, but never did stay with the series after that. Not sure why as I always did enjoy Castlevania and I certainly didn’t play any of them when they came to the PlayStation. It’s awesome to know that two games in the series is coming to the PS4 and I’m actually pretty excited to try them out once they arrive. From what you’ve said, it sounds like Symphony of the night is the better one of the two, but since I’ve never played either one of them, I might just enjoy them both. Are they supposed to be coming out before the end of the year?

    • Rodney McGill Rodney McGill

      Hey Brian, actually the game collection is coming out later this month. I think I might get it but my whole thing is that I only want the game that I have not fully played/beat which is Castlevania Rondo of Blood. Symphony of the Night is a great game and it is one of my favorites. You should definitely get the collection, it’s worth the money.

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