Castlevania Anniversary Collection

Konami Digital Entertainment
Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
Fantasy Violence
Partial Nudity
  • No Interactive Elements
Rating Summary
This is a collection of eight classic games from the Castlevania series in which players assume the role of vampire hunters battling to defeat Dracula and his minions inside a castle. From a side-scrolling perspective, players use whips, spears, axes, and magic attacks to defeat fantastical creatures (e.g., Frankenstein's monster, zombies, skeletons) in melee-style combat. Battles are highlighted by impact sounds, cries of pain, and screen-shaking effects. A handful of areas depict pixelated blood dripping from a fountain and staining the background; one title screen depicts blood dripping into a large pool. During the course of the game, players can encounter topless creatures (e.g., harpies, medusa)—though there are no discernable details (i.e., no nipples).