Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Unless you’re unbelievably set into playing old-school D&D gaming, don’t look at purchasing the Eye of the Beholder.
  2. 60
    It's not nearly as impressive now as it was way back then, but just the same, good dungeon crawls never go out of style.
  3. With Beholder's no frills (and I'm not exaggerating) isometric combat, there's little here that really screams out for attention. [Mar 2003, p.91]
  4. This awkwardly designed and rather ugly-looking game can by no means be recommended to everyone, nor is it necessarily suitable for fans of other GBA role-playing games.
  5. Can be very addictive despite it’s many flaws. It’s hard to recommend to the average gamer though, with sub-par graphics, sound, and gameplay issues.
  6. The game does not use a 3-D engine for dungeon navigation. Instead, it presents a series of still images. [Feb 2003, p.161]
  7. If you have the patience to overlook its technical shortcomings and master its quirks, Eye of the Beholder is actually a pretty decent dungeon-crawling experience to take on the road with you.
  8. A very solid, entertaining, and visually satisfying tribute to the RPG genre. [Spring 2003, p.31]
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. sean
    Sep 1, 2005
    5
    Graphics aren't the best, but as a D&D fan isn't that bad.
  2. MannyJ.
    May 19, 2005
    8
    If you are new to gaming and I mean don't understand the term paper rpg than don't buy the game. If you enjoy a classic story and a If you are new to gaming and I mean don't understand the term paper rpg than don't buy the game. If you enjoy a classic story and a lot of D&D rules on one small chip than u should already own it. Full Review »
  3. Purplet
    Nov 8, 2004
    0
    I've played EOB series on the PC at least a billion times. This is nowhere near. The problem aren't the graphics, which is more I've played EOB series on the PC at least a billion times. This is nowhere near. The problem aren't the graphics, which is more than enough, or longevity. The problem are immense gameplay issues, boring turn based combats, slow advancement and bad rules (or the implementation thereof). Thumbs down. Full Review »