Castlevania Series

ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
3DSCastlevania II: Simon's Quest (VC)KonamiSee NES
DSCastlevania: Dawn of SorrowKonamiMetroidvania direct sequel to Aria of Sorrow with a more anime design aesthetic, requires the stylus to draw symbols
DSCastlevania: Order of EcclesiaKonamiLast of the DS Metroidvanias, featuring a glyph combination system to customize movement and combat abilities
DSCastlevania: Portrait of RuinKonamiMetroidvania with highly varied level design and two switchable playable protagonists - CHARLOTTEJONATHANCHARLOTTE
GBACastlevania: Aria of SorrowKCETMetroidvania with the addition of collecting enemy souls to augment abilities
GBACastlevania: Circle of the MoonKCEKMetroidvania with a dual card system to customize abilities
GBACastlevania: Harmony of DissonanceKCETMetroidvania with room decorating and traveling between dimensions to progress
NESCastlevania II: Simon's QuestKonamiSurprise! Contains a day/night system and XP/leveling
PS2Castlevania: Curse of DarknessKonamiHacky-slashy-spooky, uses items to increase stats
PS3Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)KonamiMassive crossover metroidvania with local multiplayer and character growth based on equipment
PS3Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSone Classics)KonamiSee PSX
PS4Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood (DL only)KonamiAn upscaled version of The Dracula X Chronicles, including all improvements present
PSPCastlevania: The Dracula X ChroniclesKonamiContains a remade version of Rondo of Blood and an unlockable version of Symphony of the Night with dialogue translation closer to the original Japanese
PSXCastlevania: Symphony of the NightKonamiTHE Metroidvania
VitaCastlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (DL only)KonamiSee PSP
Wii UCastlevania II: Simon's Quest (VC)KonamiSee NES
Wii UCastlevania: Aria of Sorrow (VC)KCETSee GBA
XboxCastlevania: Curse of DarknessKonami3D ARPG - level Hector's stats with items and his familiars with good ol' XP
Xbox 360Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)KonamiLarge-scale Metroidvania crossover with an emphasis on online co-op, stats based on gear and skill grinding
Xbox 360Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (DL only)KonamiMostly the same as the PSX version, but removes FMV cutscenes
Xbox OneCastlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)KonamiSee PS3
Xbox OneCastlevania Advance Collection (DL only)KonamiSee XS
Xbox SeriesCastlevania Advance Collection (DL only)KonamiContains Circle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, Aria of Sorrow, and Dracula X all with modern QoL features
PS4Castlevania Advance Collection (DL only)KonamiSee XS
SwitchCastlevania Advance Collection (DL only)KonamiSee XS