Yu-Gi-Oh! The Falsebound Kingdom GameCube

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 4, 2003
Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 10 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Nintendo Power
    48
    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. Cheat Code Central
    40
    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.

Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. PubertH.
    Jan 2, 2004
    10
    This game was Great! AWSOME! Windwaker on the other hand is the epitome of evil. The cell-shading they used makes me puke for eight days! This game was Great! AWSOME! Windwaker on the other hand is the epitome of evil. The cell-shading they used makes me puke for eight days! Ocarina of Time was the best game ever. I didn't expect Windwaker to be better, but they could have at least tried! Oh, and by the way, Yugioh The FalseBound Kingdom was a masterpiece! A shining example to all other RPG's, and believe me, I have played A LOT of RPG's! This game's story was also exellent. Most games don't even have half of the story this one had. If you want a challenging yet fun game, inlayed with a rich plot and first-class gameplay, BUY THIS GAME! Full Review »
  2. Jan 1, 2016
    7
    I personally enjoy this game a fair amount and i pop it in my gamecube every now and then but I do understand the issues everyone has with it.I personally enjoy this game a fair amount and i pop it in my gamecube every now and then but I do understand the issues everyone has with it. Yes it can be slow at time and id say the graphics are not the best but if you can look past that i think the game is relatively good but not for everyone. if you are not a fan of the card game I would give it a pass. However if you are a fan then pick it up you may enjoy it Full Review »
  3. Jan 3, 2014
    5
    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 3It 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 »