Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jan 27, 2011
    Aralon: Sword and Shadow offers just about everything you could want in a gigantic open-world RPG. If you have the time to invest, you're going to love it.
  2. Jan 27, 2011
    Aralon is quite simply the best RPG on the App Store. I can't really say enough about it, but man, Galoobeth and Crescent Moon have really outdone themselves.
  3. Jan 27, 2011
    I have no doubt that a game of this magnitude will continue to evolve and improve over time with new content, gameplay tweaks, and bug fixes. Still, it's a thoroughly enjoyable game as it is now, and I don't only suggest Aralon for fans of Western RPGs or expansive open-world action games, but I think every iOS gamer needs to pick up this title just to experience what is possible on this constantly expanding mobile platform.
  4. Jan 27, 2011
    No matter how much people gripe about the details though, there is no denying that Aralon is the most impressive RPG to ever hit the App Store. There are others with better stories, but Aralon is the only one that forces you to live and breathe in its fantasy world.
  5. Mar 5, 2011
    Offering a ginormous open-world environment with plenty of gameplay to keep you busy well after the holidays are over, Aralon has stormed the mountain and planted its flag to establish itself as top dog.
  6. Feb 8, 2012
    One of those excellent App Store games which is difficult to find between so many similar games. It offers more than 30 hours of length, classic roleplaying gameplay and a lot of interesting possibilities with a great graphics engine.
  7. Jan 27, 2011
    The game is a success for the most part, and despite the teething problems outlined above, the game is thoroughly enjoyable.
  8. Jan 27, 2011
    The scope and size of Aralon: Sword and Shadow's gameplay is only mildly dampened by the occasional odd problem, which may be off-putting for some, but they're far from game-breaking and certainly not worth depriving yourself of this great RPG.
  9. Feb 10, 2011
    Crescent Moon and Galobeeth Games have succeeded in creating the greatest RPG on the App Store. The first journeys on horseback, though counties and deserts, strongly remember the great adventures in Morrowind or Oblivion, but the numerous negligences and technical issues ends up ruining the overall experience. Probably the game will be better and better with the next updates, but if you are looking for a true and deep RPG you should search elsewhere.
  10. Jan 27, 2011
    While its ambitious scale is admirable, Aralon: Sword and Shadow possesses a myriad of flaws that yield clunky, unrefined gameplay.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 27, 2011
    It's all most hard to describe such a game being on the iPad/iPhone, but here it s in all it's glory, Aralon is adventure of great magnitude. Its a magical feeling, it ting down, and wondering, just how such a greatly mapped affair became possible of handheld, off course Nintendo have been doing this on the ds for many years with the likes of zelda, but out if the blue comes a great world brimming to the life with, adventure, quests, and characters. The graphics are blooming brilliant, from the moment you start of creating your character, venture out, then you will find a great array of things to keep you occupied. If your looking for a worthy filler for your touchscreen, then look no further.mgreat stuff. Full Review »
  2. Mar 17, 2011
    What to say, best RPG on iOS. Almost mini-Morrowind. I'd like to see more side-quests, armor sets and dungeons, so waiting for second chapter or bigger add-on than the last one. Ð Full Review »
  3. Mar 9, 2013
    A deep and massive rpg with good storyline, big world and interest game play with a lot of skills, items and so on. Must have for every rpg player.