The Castlevania (series) is a series of video games by Konami, involving the Belmont family’s efforts to save Europe from Dracula. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood , Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night are widely considered some of the best titles in the franchise, while Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest is considered by many Castlevania fans to be one of the worst Castlevania games ever created. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon and Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance are also noted for their high-quality soundtracks, while Castlevania: Lament of Innocence did not feature a soundtrack composed by regular Castlevania composer, Michiru Yamane. Castlevania: Curse of Darkness and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin , both follow the 2D side-scrolling style gameplay made popular in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night .
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles is a remake of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night , remade for the PlayStation Portable handheld system. Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth is a Castlevania remake by Glukho, released as freeware to celebrate Castlevania’s 25th anniversary.