2Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Available on PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC
You have to feel sorry for Gabriel, the protagonist in Mercury Steam’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
With his wife dying amidst mysterious circumstances, Gabriel would do anything to be with her once more. Led to believe that defeating the Lords of Shadow would enable him to rebuild a mask with the power to bring back lost loved ones, he embarks on an epic journey to do so. After completing his task however, it all becomes clear that Death was pulling his strings all along, forcing him to kill his beloved wife in order to set in motion the events leading to the rise of Lucifer. Calling upon the power of god, he is able to defeat Lucifer and claim the mask with the power he seeks, but then is met with the harsh reality that its powers are embellished. Only able to see the spirit of his dearest wife and exchange a few words before she passes into the spirit world, Gabriel is overcome with sadness and despair. A broken man, with no purpose or meaning left in his life, he shuns god and becomes a pitiful creature of the night…