Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Apr 11, 2012
    90
    A surprisingly detailed add-in for this controversially received sequel. New approaches to encounter design and smarter enemies stand out, although story remains a strong feature.
  2. Nov 15, 2011
    81
    You never know what to expect from Bioware when they create a new DLC. Sometimes they are decent, more often not. Legacy and Mark of the Assassin are pleasant surprises in the continuum. The adventures are well written, Tallis is a compelling new character and the combat is challenging enough. The add-ons are solid work, but not extraordinary by any means. [Nov 2011]
  3. Aug 8, 2011
    80
    Dragon Age II: Legacy is a really good DLC. Desipte a strong focus on fighting it should interest all the players, who found the story and main character of the original game interesting. There are many little details like differences in conversations depending on the moment of your adventure's beginning.
  4. Aug 14, 2011
    77
    This DLC is good enough to warrant its $10 price tag and two hours of your time. But it could have been better.
  5. 70
    Legacy is fairly linear and only takes a few hours, but has some nice loot and a few side quests to tackle.
  6. Aug 29, 2011
    60
    Short, linear and overpriced – but a huge improvement over the Dragon Age: Origins DLCs nevertheless. [Sept 2011, p.69]
  7. Aug 8, 2011
    58
    Unless you're a completionist, I see little need to spend your precious sovereign on this one.
  8. Jul 28, 2011
    55
    The shrugworthy Legacy add-on extends Dragon Age II but doesn't improve upon it.
  9. Aug 1, 2011
    50
    Legacy is a promising development for fans hoping the franchise's third installment will feature a return to the tactical gameplay of Dragon Age: Origins. Unfortunately, it's a bit too late for Dragon Age II, and Legacy's legacy is as a $10 reminder of the full game's shortcomings.
  10. Aug 1, 2011
    50
    I have to give that fight a hand, however, for at least daring to be, well, daring. Most of Legacy plays it safe, opting for a by-the-numbers approach that never really pushes any of the right buttons. Unless you're a Dragon Age II diehard, you're probably better off skipping this one.
  11. Aug 31, 2011
    40
    It spawns enemies behind your back, fails to improve lame AI and contains a range of bugs (e.g. enemies hitting you through a closed gate). BioWare failed to convince me that they are capable of learning from their mistakes. [Sept 2011, p.65]
User Score
3.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 131 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 32
  2. Negative: 20 out of 32
  1. Jul 29, 2011
    4
    Well, this is a addition to a bad, lackluster game, another disappointing developer presumption that difficultly is the same as impact and complexity . Another typical Bioware way of subconsciousness marketing. How else to explain that their choices have no consequences , their questions have no answer.
    Everything reduced to paying for basic answers,and preventing game resales and ruining it's own lore and story in the progress ,just like the base game compared to DAO. It's just useless content that fails at repairing damage done by the first game.
    On the technical side companion AI glitches, waves that look different on the surface but are equally annoying, and overall predictable boss behavior based on difficulty again lacking even basic tactics.
    Played better DLC's for the same or even lesser price tag, and those made sense from the player story progression perspective and they did not feel tacked on , to restore the damage done by the first game that will not be repaired. The score is given because there are a few new assets.
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  2. Aug 1, 2011
    0
    I was amazed that people would give this crap dlc High SCORES. But reading the reviews i realised its just BIOWARE STAFF and Marketeers.

    Stories about making changes and listening to customers complaints are nonsense. They are charging 10 dollars for 1 to 2 hours of gameplay. Story is very thin and pointless. No interesting discussions or choices and no possibility to talk to your Companions. just a repeat of same old same old. The end boss i needed to restart ten times because of glitches in de AI of companions. All in all a lost opportunity and once again a big middlefinger from Bioware/ Laidlaw to their stupid customers. I was really hoping Bioware could set things straight but is not what happened. Avoid at all cost
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  3. Jul 27, 2011
    0
    Well, the user reviews are going to get filled with fanboys and trolls giving this 10/10 ratings, so here's a 0/10 for balance. It's actually entirely well earned. Legacy is Bio's shoddy attempt at making peace with their critics. A lot of feedback went into the making of Legacy. Let's name a few of them. 1, if you hated Hawke then you're wrong, here's a three hour long story about why we think Hawke is important! 2, if you hated DA2's **** combat, here's more **** combat. 3, if you hated **** boss fights that went on and on and on, then here's more of that! Enjoy my middle finger, BioWare. Full Review »