• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Jun 29, 2004

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
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  1. Cheat Code Central
    NOT for the faint of heart or Yu-Gi noobs. Konami made this one directly for its target audience and in doing so have created a fantasic and indepth RPG that will delight purveyors of the card game for many hours.
  2. It's easy enough to get into and fun enough to play for hours at a time, even when you aren't advancing the main story. Very nicely done.
  3. The RPG elements do add more to the title. I was starting to get tired of the same old card duel on the Game Boy Advance, now you can have a nice little story to go along with the duels.
  4. The lack of magic and trap cards hinders the early portion of the game. Those who are patient enough to get through the introductory duels are in for some challenging duels.
  5. What makes this style of Yu-Gi-Oh so compelling is the fact that you finally have some story and purpose that best follows the popular anime TV series.
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction has one special feature that really sets the game apart: insane difficulty. Everything else is secondary. Only the extremely patient, skilled, or masochistic Yu-Gi-Oh players will love this game.
  7. Better than the original. Too bad it’s not a huge leap over it. It’s still a mediocre card-based RPG, and there are a few annoying gameplay elements whose inclusion leaves me puzzled.
  8. For all the Yu-Gi-Oh fans out there, it is 10 out of 10, but unfortunately, not everybody is.
  9. 55
    It really doesn't offer much new or exciting to the series, more rehashing last year's game with a new storyline.
  10. Nintendo Power
    If you've played any of the Yu-Gi-Oh! card games, you'll be able to jump right into the game. [Sept 2004, p.116]
  11. Reshef feels like it was assembed from various rejected design concepts and shards of concentrated boring. [Sept 2004, p.118]
  12. 20
    The best part of Reshef of Destruciton is the three free trading cards that come with the game.

Awards & Rankings

#54 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
#30 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Oct 5, 2015
    A funish extension of the previous game but it follows it's own (kinda meh) story unlike previous one, and the difficulty is ramped up,A funish extension of the previous game but it follows it's own (kinda meh) story unlike previous one, and the difficulty is ramped up, especially near the end. Only for those who really liked the previous game and wanted more. Full Review »
  2. DavidM.
    Aug 5, 2004
    The best one ever!!!!!