Eragon Game Boy Advance
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. A pure slice of RPG goodness that's worth a play through whether you've read the book or not.
  2. This is one game that was a joy to play and review even though my kids where constantly bugging me to play it themselves. I guess that shows how well liked Eragon for the GBA is for many age groups.
  3. From the creation of potions to the combo attacks, Eragon offers a surprising amount of depth that will please any RPG fan.
  4. 75
    The combat and attribute systems aren't revolutionary, but they're far more developed than one might expect from a licensed movie title. The story is engaging and the quests are enjoyable.
  5. Perhaps it is not the game that RPG lovers have been waiting for, but it could easily be the game that Eragon fans will embrace.
  6. 70
    Eragon isn't trying to outdo Final Fantasy, it's borrowing enough of its good ideas to put together a fairly deep and satisfying adaptation of the movie, and if you can forgive a lack of meaningful innovation, it does a pretty good job of it.
  7. Eragon doesn't do much to embellish its simplistic design, but it's a surprisingly satisfying role-playing game despite its shorcomings.
  8. Eragon for the GBA is a surprise for me because it kept reminding me of RPGs from the 16-Bit era. This isn't another cookie-cutter licensed game; instead the game offers a deep, albeit flawed, gameplay experience.
  9. Eragon is an experience better read than played!
  10. At the very least, Eragon is tolerable, bug-free, and does not try to stuff the console versions into the tiny, low-power package of the GBA, thereby producing a distinct experience by licensed game standards.
  11. Eragon does a good job of trying to emulate a classic style of game, and at times, it almost succeeds. But even at its best, it's no more than a clone, which is coincidentally, the same issue with the Eragon novel.
  12. There isn't anything here that I don't remember seeing several years ago. The background could have come from any of a hundred different games and the character are pretty blurry.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 16, 2013
    7
    This is not a bad game, the critics are very wrong on this one, but yet at points it can be a little frustrating, too easy, or it doesn't make any sense at all. Full Review »
  2. JoshS.
    Dec 30, 2006
    10
    This game is very entertaining over and over again. It is very customizable with the characters. It is worth the time and money.
  3. JohnK.
    Dec 23, 2006
    0
    This game is the worst I have ever played how could they make a game about this I'm sorry for the people like me that buy it and throw their money to the trash can. Full Review »