Cradle of Rome DS

Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
Buy On
  1. Although there are all kinds of these games out on the DS, this one is definitely worth your time.
  2. There are a lot of bland puzzle titles that fail on one level or another but Cradle of Rome manages to avoid that status just narrowly.
  3. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    81
    Another shining example of how the simplest concept can be the most addictive. [Nov 2008, p.84]

Awards & Rankings

#59 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 5, 2013
    5
    Although it tries to refresh the match-three formula by adding some minor RPG elements, it unfortunately fails to deliver a worthwhileAlthough it tries to refresh the match-three formula by adding some minor RPG elements, it unfortunately fails to deliver a worthwhile experience. You have to build an entire village by buying new buildings and upgrades using all the resources and money you keep gathering by matching 3 of a kind of each. As you further progress you are rewarded by unlocking new power-ups which can be used in-game. Those upgrades could be useful if it weren't for the fact that it takes a lot of time for their meter to charge and by the time you reach the best ones you are already too tired of having played dozens of levels that really offer you no rewarding challenge.

    It's not unplayable but it's definitely one of the most monotonous games I've played in a while. You can totally skip this one without any remorse.
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  2. DaraU
    Apr 3, 2009
    10
    Cradle of Rome is one of the most relaxing and addicting games for DS. Just enough challenge to keep it interesting but also it lets you Cradle of Rome is one of the most relaxing and addicting games for DS. Just enough challenge to keep it interesting but also it lets you progress before you pull your hair out. I love this game. Full Review »