Lost Kingdoms GameCube

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
Buy On
  1. 90
    Lost Kingdoms may not have much of a plot, but the battle system makes it a fine game worth the attention of all action/RPG fans.
  2. The simplistic controls greatly add to gameplay, as it is easy to pick up and start playing right away.
  3. The urge to complete the card collection, to beat up on lowly demons with monstrously powerful cards, or to indulge in the two-player affair is enough to keep most people coming back for more.
  4. Game Informer
    80
    I have a feeling that hardcore role-players will completely devour and praise Lost Kingdoms for its ingenious strategies and addictive design. [July 2002, p.84]
  5. One of the most interesting and odd games that I have played in recent years.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    80
    A nifty, if linear, action-RPG. [August 2002, p.136]
  7. 80
    A great game, with a great fantasy storyline to boot.
  8. The deck-of-cards mechanic is incredibly fun and easy to master; it should even appeal to fans of action combat, who'd normally shy from anything with "RPG" in the description.
  9. Nintendo Power
    78
    Punching up the action with frantic, arcade pacing, the real-time, 3-D game play takes card dueling to the next level. [June 2002, p.146]

Awards & Rankings

#34 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 2, 2011
    7
    very simple game in every way, but the graphics are smooth and the battles are fun, the card collection is also good, the overall experiencevery simple game in every way, but the graphics are smooth and the battles are fun, the card collection is also good, the overall experience is nice but short Full Review »
  2. PatrickL.
    May 9, 2003
    10
    I love this game, i just wish that this was a real card game. like you could stand in a simulater and trow cards like that and stuff.
  3. BarbaraB.
    Apr 26, 2003
    7
    I liked being a girl, the card system reminded me of Tarot Cards which was neat but I found the card system combat very distracting from I liked being a girl, the card system reminded me of Tarot Cards which was neat but I found the card system combat very distracting from actual game play and frustrating to figure out at first. Once I figured it out, it was easy to beat the game and it did not appeal to me for replay at all. I liked collecting the different cards but many seemed completely worthless in combat to me. I found the save system clunky & awkward too. Full Review »