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