• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Sep 8, 2008
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 91
    Lock's Quest succeeds as both a love letter to, and an evolution of, the tower-defense genre.
  2. Lock’s Quest is a hugely entertaining twist on the traditional tower defence game that will keep you glued to your handheld for hours on end.
  3. Locks' Quest is the sort of game for which the DS was made. It's quick and easy to pick up and play, makes great use of the touch-screen, and is just an overall delightful game.
  4. A unique game that’s perfectly suited to the DS.
  5. Lock's Quest proves that it doesn't take a big name or big studio to make a must-buy title which will be a benchmark for years to come.
  6. Lock's Quest is everything a portable strategy game should be. Its battles are exciting little bursts of bite-sized panic attacks, lasting only minutes at a time, but feeling much longer. Despite a few niggles, the stylus controls work pretty damn well, helped by the clean and simple methods of control used. It's just a really, really, really good portable game.
  7. The amount of thought put into Lock's Quest and the amount of effort and detail in every corner is astounding.
  8. Lock´s Quest is another marvellous example of the originality and creativity of a group of programmers. It´s a game that mixes RPG, strategy and action with simple ways and it´s very addictive. The way to prepare the battles is a wise move, with many options for the players. It is without a doubt one of the best strategy games for Nintendo DS.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 20, 2014
    10
    I Love this Game it is by far my favorite game.There should be a 2nd locks quest game.The only thing i would fix is... NOTHING i LOVE thisI Love this Game it is by far my favorite game.There should be a 2nd locks quest game.The only thing i would fix is... NOTHING i LOVE this game story is great to. Full Review »
  2. Aug 13, 2011
    10
    very good game with excellent multiplayer it has a good story and the gameplay is magnificint this game deserves more credit and is myvery good game with excellent multiplayer it has a good story and the gameplay is magnificint this game deserves more credit and is my favorite ds game of all time Full Review »
  3. LunaR.
    Mar 12, 2009
    9
    This title is one of the best RTS games on the DS. It's harder than most, if not, all it's DS genre peers. The difficulty is broughtThis title is one of the best RTS games on the DS. It's harder than most, if not, all it's DS genre peers. The difficulty is brought about by battle and strategy itself and not by level gaps, equipment or other factors of that sort. I pray for a sequel with more polished movement (the "slippery" movement is a bit annoying), improved animation, and a deeper, much more engrossing storyline. Full Review »