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In Castlevania: Curse of Darkness you play Hector, a former Dracula servant and a Devil Forgemaster, who disowns his dark gifts and aims to live a normal life. This event left Dracula vulnerable to the attacks of the Belmont clan. Now that Dracula is vanished, you must fight back the curse cast upon all Europe. There is but one problem, another Dracula servant does not approve with your plan.

Being a Devil Forgemaster now gives the player an ability to forge familiars to fight by your side. As the player himself, they have levels and they can even morph to a different stage depending which weapon you use to fight with them.

The game has some basic role-playing elements such as character attributes and experience. Unlike Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, you are now able to use many types of weapons: Axes, swords, spears, knuckles and even shields for example. You can also craft your own weapons either by using an existing weapon as a base, and having some additional material such as bronze, steel and aluminium or having an extra amount of materials.

The battle system allows you to lock on to an enemy and hit them with multiple combos. You have some control on your Innocent Devil, and can command it to use certain skills, guard you and join the fight.


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There are 13 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

Promo Images

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness Screenshot
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness Screenshot
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness Screenshot
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "悪魔城ドラキュラ 闇の呪印" -- Japanese spelling
  • "恶魔城:黑暗的诅咒" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "CV: CoD" -- Informal abbreviation
  • "Akumajo Dracula: Yami no Juin" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Kombo.com Nov 04, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 13, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2005 7.75 out of 10 78
IGN Oct 31, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
GameCola.net Mar 15, 2006 7.72 out of 10 77
Next Level Gaming Nov 09, 2005 75 out of 100 75
1UP Nov 01, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Nov 21, 2005 67 out of 100 67
Lawrence Nov 16, 2005 C 50
The Video Game Critic Jan 17, 2007 D+ 33


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Version differences

The game contains Konami's frequently used item, the Moai Statue. It will allow the player to obtain this item by checking if the the player has a Castlevania: Lament of Innocence save file. Since LOI didn't come out for the Xbox the Moai Statue is unattainable on that platform.

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Daedolon (6607) added Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (Xbox) on Dec 05, 2005
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