2Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Castlevania Symphony of the Night

While nearly all of the Castlevania games have you going up against Dracula, perhaps the most notorious vampire in media, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night also has you playing as one. It’s undoubtedly one of the best vampire games ever made.

Alucard (see what they did there?) is Dracula’s son, but unlike his father he hasn’t given up on mankind; probably because his mother was a human. Being the conscientious vampire that he is, you can’t make him drink blood, but you can make him rest in coffins to save your game progress. He’s also effortlessly cool and has access to many supernatural abilities. Who wouldn’t like to be able to turn into a bat, a wolf, or even some mist?

There are many ways to play Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. You can get a physical copy of the original PlayStation release, but it’s now very expensive. The easiest way is to purchase Castlevania Requiem on PS4, which bundles Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood together. If you’d rather play on Xbox, the Xbox 360 version is playable on Xbox One.

Read our review of Castlevania Requiem