Eragon DS


Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
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  1. 70
    Eragon for the DS is a game so ambitious and huge, absolutely refusing to scale down its console-like design that I have to recommend it in spite of its many flaws.
  2. Much like the home consoles’ classics like Zelda and Fable, Eragon does an excellent job of combining solid RPG elements with user-friendly gameplay.
  3. Despite its dodgy film licence pedigree, Eragon is a surprisingly enjoyable addition to the ranks of DS action games.
  4. The title throws plot pieces at you seemingly at random and will confuse you if you aren't careful. Thankfully, the game manages to be enjoyable enough to make up for this fact, but in the end, Eragon is simply another middle-of-the-road offering.
  5. Gamers' Temple
    Speaking of flying on Saphira, that wasn't nearly as much fun as I thought it would have been and never gave me the idea or feeling of power that must go along with being on such a beast. I really would have liked to see more down with the flying and for better control while flying.
  6. Eragon is still an experience better read than played… but this one’s possibly the most playable of the lot.
  7. 65
    With combat that is just easy enough to engage the younger crowd, borrowed elements that keep the game from being boring, and a storyline that the kids already love, Eragon on the DS makes for an adequate movie-licensed RPG-lite for adventuring tweens everywhere.
  8. Eragon is short and the touch-screen controls don't work very well, but it's still a fairly decent action adventure game.
  9. Nintendo Gamer
    While the combat is quite fun, with new skills frequently added, it's also a bit too repetitive, and baddies are quite happy to stand still while you fill them with arrows. [Dec 2006, p.55]
  10. Eragon will take about six to seven hours to beat with little reason to go back and do it all again. The game looks fantastic despite being a run-of-the-mill action/adventure game.
  11. A decent little button masher. It also does a far better job in presenting a coherent story compared to its home console brethren - a small bone, sure, but to the delight of fans, and it gives noobs a reason to keep playing.
  12. The Nintendo DS version of Eragon has its share of flaws. If you are a hardcore fan of the book or the movie, then you might be able to find some enjoyment out of the game, but anyone else may want to steer clear of this one or perhaps try one of the other versions.
  13. I got used to the game. I even finished it. This was partly because I learned how to compensate for the game's shortcomings but it was largely due to the fact that it's a lot of fun.

Awards & Rankings

#57 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Greg
    Jan 11, 2007
    This game was a lot better than I expected. The combat system is fluid and fun, with lots of variety. The damage physics and sound really This game was a lot better than I expected. The combat system is fluid and fun, with lots of variety. The damage physics and sound really feel like you're planting real hits on the enemies. The spell casting is a two part system of draw-first, then flick the spell from the touch screen. It's very satisfying. The huge landscapes are really engrossing, too, making this a really meaty adventure. Points off for abrubt ending and not much to bring you back, save for a complete replay sometime down the line when you're itching for some visceral kills. Full Review »
  2. KENNYK.
    Dec 28, 2006
    I am enjoying it! It is nice to have an open area to fight in (like ffxll). Are the clay pots just decoration? I feel it is a great game.