Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow cover
Kojima Productions
Windows Climax Studios
Mercury Engine
Release dates
Windows August 27, 2013
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow guide at StrategyWiki
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow at Wikipedia
Castlevania 1990
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2013
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 2014
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD 2014

Key points

Includes all the DLCs released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Does not include foliage animation and the Solid Snake outfit from the console versions.[1][2]

General information

Official site
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Ultimate Edition.
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\234080\remote\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/234080/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\234080\remote\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/234080/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 5 MB available.

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vampire Wargame button prompts are cut off.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be stretched to any windowed resolution.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA. For others, see Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

There is an In-Game AA option (FXAA).
Other AA Methods[citation needed]
  • See guides for downsampling method for AMD cards or Nvidia cards.
    Downsampling can be combined with other methods of AA of your choosing. Such as in game AA 2x2 downsampling+In Game AA
  • Follow guide for driver-specific solution on Nvidia cards. Additional info with screens can be found at Guru3D forums.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard rebinding.
Keyboard rebinding.
Controller buttons.
Controller buttons.
If controller is present game changes prompts to 360 buttons and disables key rebinding.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Possible to rebind to mouse and its extra buttons as well.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse movement not used at all.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Button prompts
For DualShock button prompts use the Dualshock - PlayStation Buttons
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Voice, effects and music.
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.1 output[3]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download interface and subtitles, download audio.
Fan translation.

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Black/white screen at 30 Hz[edit]

The game doesn't seem to support a 30 Hz refresh rate. Screen simply turns black or white, while still playing the audio in the background.[citation needed]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz Quad Core CPU
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/234080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (234080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.