As Castlevania Netflix releases, here’s all the games in order

As Castlevania Netflix releases, here’s all the games in order

Castlevania is a popular action-adventure game series that revolves around the eternal battle between the Belmont family and the forces of darkness, mainly Dracula and other supernatural creatures. Developed and published by Konami first in 1986, the gameplay involves journeying through a variety of levels, battling enemies, solving puzzles, and fighting powerful bosses. The player can control a member of the Belmont clan on a quest to defeat Dracula and save the world from his malevolent influence.

Over the years, the series has evolved and expanded into 26 main series games, and twice that many spin-offs, collections, and crossovers. What remained is the same story that every 80’s kid and every generation after them fell in love with. Gen-Z is no exception to this as they are being re-introduced to this franchise after the much-anticipated release of its animated version. So, if you’re new to the world of Caltelvania, here is a list of all the Castlevania games in order to help you trace back its origin-

CASTLEVANIA GAMES IN ORDER

  • Castlevania – 1986

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Castlevania – 1986 (Courtesy of Konami)

The game follows Simon Belmont after he inherits a mythical whip imbued with power, from his father. He goes to Count Dracula’s Castle and attempts to slay the lord on a side-scrolling action adventure.

  • Vampire Killer – 1986

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Vampire Killer – 1986 (Courtesy of Konami)

Following a parallel upgrade in the storyline, Lord Belmont looks for an alternative entry into Dracula’s Castle. The mechanics are different from the previous entry and instead of linear levels, the game has labyrinth-like chapters.

  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – 1987

The gameplay of Simon’s Quest goes away from the linear level structure of the original Castlevania game. Instead, it features an open-world exploration style, where players navigate through various towns, mansions, and dungeons to collect items and clues. The goal is to gather Dracula’s body parts and place them in the proper locations to resurrect and defeat him.

  • Haunted Castle – 1987

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Haunted Castle – 1987 (Courtesy of Konami)

It’s a spin-off game that follows the story of Simon Belmont, a vampire hunter from the Belmont clan, as he embarks on a quest to rescue his wife, Selena, who has been captured by Dracula.

  • Castlevania: The Adventure – 1989

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Castlevania: The Adventure – 1989 (Courtesy of Konami)

In Castlevania: The Adventure, players assume the role of Christopher Belmont, a descendant of the Belmont clan, as he ventures into Dracula’s castle to defeat the vampire lord.

  • Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse – 1989

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Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (Courtesy of Konami)

The game takes place centuries before the events of the original Castlevania and follows the story of Trevor Belmont, a vampire hunter from the Belmont clan who sets out on a mission to defeat Dracula, who has unleashed his minions upon the land and seeks to plunge the world into darkness.

  • Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge – 1991

In Belmont’s Revenge, you play Christopher Belmont, as he embarks on a quest to save his son Soleiyu and defeat the resurrected Dracula. The game is set several years after the events of the first Castlevania game.

  • Super Castlevania IV – 1991

In this, players take the role of Simon Belmont, on a quest to defeat Count Dracula and save Transylvania. The game follows a similar premise to previous Castlevania titles, where players must traverse through treacherous levels filled with enemies and traps, culminating in a confrontation with Dracula himself.

  • Castlevania Chronicles – 1993

This game serves as a remake of the original Castlevania, featuring updated graphics, improved audio, additional content, and a remixed soundtrack, and the same plotline.

  • Castlevania: Rondo of Blood – 1993

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Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (Courtesy of Konami)

This game follows the story of Richter Belmont, as he sets out to rescue his kidnapped lover, Annette, and her younger sister, Maria, from the clutches of the dark lord Dracula.

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines – 1994

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Castlevania: Bloodlines – 1994 (Courtesy of Konami)

The game takes place in the early 20th century and follows the story of John Morris, a whip-wielding descendant of the Belmont clan, and Eric Lecarde, whose signature weapon is a spear. Together, they set out on a quest to stop the evil vampire Elizabeth Bartley from resurrecting the legendary Count Dracula.

  • Castlevania: Dracula X – 1995

This game is a remake of the previously released “Castlevania: Rondo of Blood” for the PC Engine CD-ROM following the same story of Richter Belmont, as he sets out to rescue his kidnapped lover, Annette, and her younger sister, Maria, from the clutches of the dark lord Dracula.

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – 1997

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – 1997 (Courtesy of Konami)

This game takes place in Dracula’s castle, where players assume the role of Alucard, the half-human, half-vampire son of Dracula as he sets out on a quest to explore the castle and put an end to the resurrection of his father, who has been revived and seeks to unleash chaos upon the world.

  • Castlevania Legends – 1997

In this game, players take on the role of Sonia Belmont, the earliest known member of the Belmont clan in the Castlevania lore. The game is set in the 15th century and follows Sonia’s quest to defeat Dracula and rid the world of his evil influence.

  • Castlevania 64 – 1999

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Castlevania 64 – 1999 (Courtesy of Konami)

In this game, players take control of two different characters: Reinhardt Schneider, a whip-wielding Belmont descendant, and Carrie Fernandez, a young girl with magical powers. The game is set in 1852 and follows their quest to infiltrate Dracula’s castle and defeat the dark forces that dwell within. This game served as one of the first attempts at bringing the franchise to a 3D platform.

  • Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness – 1999

In Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness, players embark on a new adventure set before the events of  Castlevania 64 as the game features new levels, additional playable characters, and an expanded storyline that delves deeper into the lore of the Castlevania series.

  • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon – 2001

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Castlevania: Circle of the Moon – 2001 (Courtesy of Konami)

In this game, players take on the role of Nathan Graves, a vampire hunter who must navigate through Dracula’s castle to rescue his kidnapped mentor and defeat the forces of evil. The game has a nonlinear exploration-based gameplay style, where players can freely explore the castle, discover secrets, and confront challenging enemies and bosses.

  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance – 2002

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Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance – 2002 (Courtesy of Konami)

In this, players assume the role of Juste Belmont, as he sets out on a quest to rescue his childhood friend, Lydie Erlanger, who has been kidnapped and taken to Dracula’s castle.

The game introduces a unique gameplay mechanic known as the “Dual Castle” system where Juste can travel between two castles, “Castle A” and “Castle B,” which exist in different dimensions. This adds a layer of complexity to the exploration and puzzle-solving aspects of the game, as players must navigate between the two castles to progress and uncover hidden areas and secrets.

  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – 2003

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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – 2003 (Courtesy of Konami)

In this game, players take the role of Soma Cruz, a young man who finds himself trapped in Dracula’s castle. Unlike previous games in the series, which featured a Belmont as the main protagonist, Soma does not belong to the Belmont clan but instead possesses the power to absorb the souls of monsters, granting him their abilities.

  • Castlevania: Lament of Innocence – 2003

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Castlevania: Lament of Innocence – 2003 (Courtesy of Konami)

The game takes place in 11th-century Europe and follows the story of Leon Belmont, a noble knight whose beloved is kidnapped by a vampire named Walter Bernhard. He sets out on a perilous journey to Dracula’s castle, where he must confront powerful creatures and ultimately fend off the dark lord himself.

  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow – 2005

The game takes place one year after the events of Aria of Sorrow and follows Soma as he finds himself drawn back into the dark world of Dracula’s castle when a cult led by Celia Fortner seeks to resurrect the dark lord and unleash chaos upon the world.

  • Castlevania: Curse of Darkness – 2005

The game takes place three years after the events of Castlevania III and follows the story of Hector, a former Devil Forgemaster who seeks revenge against Isaac, another Devil Forgemaster who betrayed him and murdered his beloved.

  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin – 2006

The game takes place in 1944 and follows the story of Jonathan Morris, a vampire hunter, and Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage. The duo teams up to explore Dracula’s Castle, which has reappeared in Europe, and they must stop the resurrection of Dracula and prevent him from unleashing chaos upon the world. Jonathan and Charlotte possess unique abilities that they can combine and use to overcome various enemies and puzzles throughout the castle.

  • Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles – 2007

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Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles – 2007 (Courtesy of Konami)

The game follows the story of Richter Belmont, a descendant of the Belmont clan, as he ventures into Dracula’s Castle to rescue his kidnapped love interest, Annette. Along the way, Richter encounters various enemies and bosses, all leading up to a confrontation with Dracula himself. It features updated graphics, remastered music, and additional content compared to the original Rondo of Blood. In addition to playing as Richter Belmont, players can also unlock and play as Maria Renard, another playable character with unique abilities.

  • Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia – 2008

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Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia – 2008 (Courtesy of Konami)

In the game, players assume the role of Shanoa, a member of the Order of Ecclesia, an organization dedicated to fighting the forces of Dracula. She possesses the ability to wield powerful glyphs, which the players must collect in order to increase strength and defeat Dracula.

  • Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth – 2009

The game follows the story of Christopher Belmont, a member of the Belmont clan, as he embarks on a quest to defeat the evil Dracula and save humanity.

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – 2010

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The game follows the story of Gabriel Belmont, a member of the Brotherhood of Light, as he embarks on a quest to defeat the Lords of Shadow and save the world from darkness.

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate – 2013

The game takes place 26 years after the events of the original Lords of Shadow and follows the story of multiple characters from the Belmont family, namely Trevor Belmont, Simon Belmont, and Alucard as they navigate the haunted castle and uncover the truth behind their family’s legacy.

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – 2014

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – 2014
  (Courtesy of Konami)

The game takes place in a modern setting, with Dracula awakening after centuries of slumber. Only this time, he is not the antagonist. He is weakened and seeking to regain his powers, while also dealing with the looming threat of Satan’s return. Players can control Dracula as he explores a vast open-world environment, battles enemies, solves puzzles, and confronts powerful bosses.

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