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Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. The quality of animation seen here is unheard of in modern gaming – or many contemporary films, for that matter.
  2. Adults and kids alike won’t be able to resists the mesmerizing visuals and the memorizing gameplay.
  3. If you want to reclaim some precious nostalgia from your past, in High Def, then this is the definitive version of Dragon’s Lair...bar none.
  4. Dragon's Lair HD is purely for old school arcade players that want to relive the glory days, it's a perfect rendering of the action and gameplay of the arcade game, but it could have been so much more.
  5. This is a good purchase for the Dragon’s Lair fan, especially if you have a high-def monitor or have your PC hooked to the HDTV, but it is what it is … the classic version of Dragon’s Lair, which may or may provide a lot of fun for you, depending on how big a fan you are.
  6. This sparse port, severely lacking in extras or polish, is a collector’s item at most that may interest the older hardcore but the whippersnappers will be hard pressed to find it engaging.
  7. Dragon’s Lair HD is not likely to appeal to anyone who is not already a lifelong aficionado of the game.
  8. It's killer as nostalgia, somewhat crap as a game, and the surprising $50 price will put it out of the minds of all but the most passionate collectors.
  9. 40
    If you want to play the game, there are far cheaper ways to do it and in terms of comparison, they aren't all that bad. Dragon's Lair HD could have been something special, something truly nostalgic, but walks away as nothing more than a shameless cash in.
  10. We’d rather view Dragon’s Lair through the rose-colored glasses of reminiscence and leave the reality of its lame gameplay squarely behind us.
  11. The graphics, the sound, and especially the gameplay simply haven’t withstood the passing years. A lobotomized bag lady wouldn’t find this fun, so why would even the most casual PC gamer?
  12. It looks lovely, but plays like an out-of-tune banjo, thanks to the notorious trial-and-error gameplay. [Sept 2006, p.104]

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