• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2007
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
Buy On
  1. An accurate virtual representation of its real world counterpart.
  2. It's easy to control and is so lifelike in it's recreation of the card game, that I wouldn't be surprised if the hardcore Yu-Gi-Oh! fans chuck their card books and play with their DS' instead.
  3. Don’t look at the license and figure it’s some kid game – there’s a whole lot of meat to this package.
  4. 78
    An all-around impressive presentation of Konami's card-battling craze.

Awards & Rankings

27
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#53 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
72
#72 Most Shared DS Game of 2007
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Nov 9, 2011
    9
    An amazing game, especially when you know how to play the game. The cards look sweet and the gameplay is smooth with absolutely 0% bugs. AAn amazing game, especially when you know how to play the game. The cards look sweet and the gameplay is smooth with absolutely 0% bugs. A must get for Yu-gi-oh! fans. Full Review »
  2. Apr 14, 2017
    7
    You need to play hours and hours just to find cards that are worth being in your deck. Very little dp are earned through limited/theme/cpuYou need to play hours and hours just to find cards that are worth being in your deck. Very little dp are earned through limited/theme/cpu duels... Buying boosters with very little chance of even using them in the long run. Can't even play the limited duels due to lack of required cards. Previous older cards have been removed. Fun for hardcore players, exhausting for casual ones. Full Review »
  3. Jun 9, 2016
    8
    With how the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game's been progressing in terms of complexity, sometimes you just want to get back to a simpler time. This isWith how the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game's been progressing in terms of complexity, sometimes you just want to get back to a simpler time. This is probably the best Yu-Gi-Oh! game for that purpose.

    This game is a massive time sink if you hope to 'beat' it, considering you have to beat every opponent of a tier five times to get to the next tier. Losses not included, that's at least 30 games. While this isn't an issue in terms of get more Duel Points and buying new cards, it can be if you find an opponent with a deck that's notably difficult to deal with. You don't want to waste your time dueling someone you've already beaten five times, but you might need to get more duel points to buy better cards.

    One minute gripe I have is that I've gotten sick of the imperial organ music by about the tier three opponents. It's not too obnoxious or anything, but I found the survival-duel music to be significantly more catchy and upbeat. It's really unfortunate that such nice music got moved to a challenge mode, one that, depending on how well you did, may start you with the 'low life' music.

    I guess there's no reason to complain about music from a nine year old Yu-Gi-Oh! game, but here we are.

    Overall though, every deck you face is uniquely different (give or take a few decks), and as long as you like to card game, you'll enjoy this game. If you're looking for a DS Yu-Gi-Oh! game and are a beginner, buy/download Sprit Caller. The decks are a lot easier to beat at the beginning, and there's an infinite DP cheat.
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