Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
Buy On
  1. AceGamez
    80
    This new Legend is one you'll enjoy immensely while it lasts and crave once it's over.
  2. 77
    The franchise has gotten a serious lift in nearly every area. The overall gameplay was extremely solid for a children's title, the overall presentation was baffling complex – with everything from scripted story events and innovative enemy entrances – and the overall audio/graphical design is definitely stronger than we expected.
  3. Play Magazine
    85
    With any luck Krome's overhaul will prove lucrative enough to warrant them continuing the brand, flying Spyro into next-gen skies and who knows, perhaps a veritable rebirth. [Oct. 2006, p.54]
  4. A game worth playing if you're a dracophile, if you like the character or like animated movies, and if you're not averse to starting over with a fresh slate.

Awards & Rankings

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#17 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2006
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#9 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2006
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Jul 22, 2016
    8
    A New Beginning brings back what I like about Spyro and it is still flawed and not as good as the playstation 1 trilogy but still is good.A New Beginning brings back what I like about Spyro and it is still flawed and not as good as the playstation 1 trilogy but still is good. Sierra Entertainment knew how to make a spyro game. Full Review »
  2. Angie
    Dec 29, 2006
    6
    Graphics were good. Some of the dialogue was entertaining but there was too much of it. Got tired of fighting the same enemy throughout the Graphics were good. Some of the dialogue was entertaining but there was too much of it. Got tired of fighting the same enemy throughout the game. Big bosses were too easy. At least in the first games there was a goal--collect eggs, collect coins---this games whole purpose seemed to be fighting. Basically disappointed, didn't even take much time to beat either. Full Review »
  3. Tinq
    Nov 10, 2006
    8
    Overall, this is a great game with great graphics and combat scenes. The only thing I found dissipointing was that most of the enemys were Overall, this is a great game with great graphics and combat scenes. The only thing I found dissipointing was that most of the enemys were the same, and the bosses got easyer as the game went on. I found it very entertaining reading the names of each individual monster though. Full Review »