• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 4, 2003

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 10 out of 15
  1. The artwork and special effects are well-executed, but the game's pacing is slow. [Dec 2003, p.146]
  2. The plot is still boringly serious and pretentious.
  3. Please don’t buy this game. Not for your kid, not for you. It’s not worth it. Get them more cards or something. They won’t get anything out of this Yu-Gi-Oh game other than story.
  4. The special attacks look crap and make no sense. How can you possibly electrocute a skeleton? Dry bone doesn't conduct. Someone wins. You're bored. The end.
  5. The Falsebound Kingdom is almost a prophetic title as this inferior product is forced upon the multitude of loyal supporters that are blind to the deception and exploitation employed by the Yu-Gi-Oh Empire.
  6. 35
    The game isn't fun, it doesn't require any form of strategy beyond knowing how to complete the objective, the production values are awful, and you spend the majority of it mindlessly pushing the same button repeatedly as you try not to fall asleep.
  7. What starts out as an interesting idea for a strategy role-playing game (RPG) soon crumbles under the weight of poor design decisions, unintuitive gameplay, and an aesthetic presentation that would have been more at home on the Nintendo Entertainment System than the powerful GameCube.
  8. Anyone who doesn't already have an affinity for Yugi, Kaiba, and the rest of the gang will likely be unable to tolerate the game's shoddy graphics and its dull, shallow gameplay.
  9. The Falsebound Kingdom’s boring and slow-paced battle system is its biggest problem, as the bulk of your playtime will be spent fighting. The minimalist presentation also does little to excite the player.
  10. There just didn’t seem to be much care put into this title, and if I were a fan of the series, I’d consider this title a slap in the face.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. Jan 3, 2014
    It was a weird thing for Konami to release a Yugioh RTS. The game itself is odd. Whenever a character engages another they battle with 3 monsters on each side. The monsters have damage points to inflict when attacking (ATK) and the monsters being attack have an amount life points before they die. Each player takes turns but not in a specific order. Whenever all enemy players are eliminated you win. For Yugioh fans this is an odd, and for RTS players the game s ironic. I can best say this game is for the big Yugioh fans, RTS gamers looking for a different perspective, or if you wana buy the game new for the 3 cards the game comes with. Overall as a licensed game it did a fine job, but really isn't an RTS game. Full Review »
  2. Nov 5, 2013
    An absolute bore of a game. A ploddingly slow ripoff of Shining Force with characters from an anime no one likes. It's not even worth owning for a Gamecube collector. I wouldn't recommend this game even as a waterboarding implement. I think the Geneva Accords have a rule against using it. 0/10 Full Review »
  3. Aug 18, 2012
    It was very strange to play a yugioh game without the actual cards, but it was different, and the enjoyment I got out of it lasted hours on end, the story wasn't too bad either, and the graphics were really good for a 2003 game. Full Review »