An army of demons, a haunted castle, and tightly wound combat await those brave enough to embrace the riveting role-playing action of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
How it plays: Wield elemental magic, whips, swords, and more as you fight through a massive labyrinthian lair. The castle slowly reveals itself as you unlock new powers and abilities that open up previously inaccessible areas.
Why we love it: How do you like to fight? Experimenting with melee strikes and magic spells to find the most destructive combinations is great fun—and makes battling the game’s monstrous bosses (like Craftwork, a giant hand made of stained glass) truly thrilling.
Don’t miss: Bloodstained’s many rooms hold countless secrets. See an unexplored chunk of the map? Don’t skip it! You never know where a valuable trinket may be hiding.
Meet the creator: Bloodstained comes from Japanese gaming studio ArtPlay—helmed and cofounded by longtime Castlevania veteran Koji Igarashi.