Reign of Fire GameCube

Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
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  1. The biggest frustration with Reign of Fire is the controls themselves, which are cumbersome in either setting and don’t work too well in a fast paced action title.
  2. The graphics are grainy but interesting. Sound effects are awesome, especially when concerning the dragons. Ignore the voice acting and you’re good to go.
  3. 60
    The linear missions, oftentimes frustrating controls and general dreariness of the gameplay...make it all feel more like chore than entertainment.
  4. Play Magazine
    60
    It's gritty and grey, a joy to control, and above all, it's unique in its presentation, allowing the player to play as human or dragon. [Dec 2002, p.88]
  5. A slightly frustrating and resolutely average game which does nothing to capitalize on its source material or distinguish itself from other games, and displays worrying signs of rushed development and technical inadequacy.
  6. Every bit as average as Reign of Fire the movie. A few interesting missions save it from being a trainwreck but the visuals and controls could have used some serious work.
  7. Entertainment Weekly
    42
    The game's biggest problem is the annoyingly sluggish controls used to navigate your jeep about the various landscapes. [15 Nov 2002, p.144]
  8. Poor graphics, poor controls, and a theme based on a bad movie makes Reign of Fire a game to avoid.

Awards & Rankings

#38 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Jun 28, 2015
    7
    Well for a few quid the game is alright. The controls are really easy to get used to, combat is mostly fun but one big down side is you moveWell for a few quid the game is alright. The controls are really easy to get used to, combat is mostly fun but one big down side is you move so fast that if dragons swoop down or you get chased by raptors they will never get you. Its fun using the heat seeking missiles And voice acting is meh and it goes on a lot Full Review »
  2. DarisG.
    Aug 24, 2005
    10
    This game is so cool, now I just got yesterday and I picked it up fast,once you start to play you'll get the controls. But I can't This game is so cool, now I just got yesterday and I picked it up fast,once you start to play you'll get the controls. But I can't beat the bull Dragon. Full Review »
  3. LUgIA13
    Sep 13, 2003
    8
    Barbara B. and Shawn T. ¿Are you serious players? The only thing that sucks here are your reviews. This game ROCKS!