Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. 70
    A definite improvement over "Enter the Dragonfly." It's a solid, albeit simple and slightly unimaginative platformer.
  2. While not the best 3D platformer on the market, it is definitely a massive improvement from "Enter the Dragonfly" and will provide gamers with some good fun.
  3. 70
    Despite its downfalls, it still maintains solid gameplay and will be a winner with the kids.
  4. We've all seen the future and the harsh reality is Spyro: A Hero's Tail is unnecessary with the superior competition around.
  5. Essentially the video game equivalent of sleeping with your eyes open. [Nov 2004, p.149]
  6. It's got great control and lots of zany action. [Jan 2005, p.138]
  7. 60
    What's sad is that as nice as the game looks it just fails on gameplay.
  8. Spyro's newly expanded roster doesn't manage to save A Hero's Tail from monotony, and even the title's targeted younger demographic will probably soon tire of the game's reliance on boring collectible gathering.
  9. A Hero's Tail isn't a revolutionary game. It's not bad, either. It's just very simple. It seems just simple enough, in fact, for children who are at least learning to read and have the motor skills to follow relatively easy control instructions.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. BryanB.
    Mar 17, 2005
    Very fun and challenging game......if only Spyro were real ahhh...