Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. 46
    Eragon isn't worth the brief amount of time it takes to play through it. The gameplay and presentation aren't up to snuff and the storytelling cutscenes don't do their job at all.
  2. Eragon relies entirely on tedious, unenthusiastic gameplay that's way too shallow to sustain interest for more than a few minutes.
  3. I'd recommend staying away from Eragon, but if you absolutely loved the book or movie and would love to swing Eragon's sword or "fly" Saphira, then, and only then, should you give Eragon a try.
  4. Eragon bored me almost to tears, and the limp plot utterly failed to keep me pushing on through the pain barrier. [Feb 2007, p.68]
  5. But the problems with Eragon the game have nothing too do with the source material and everything to do with its dull and overly rigid gameplay. [Mar 2007, p.75]
  6. Magic may be coursing through Eragon's veins but it's exactly what's lacking from this dreary hack'n'slash affair.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. RobertHM.
    Aug 25, 2007
    A waste of time and money. I have managed on occasion to get the game running but usually once I get the stupid screen that advises me that a game-pad is best - nothing! I don't use a game pad and I have a new top-range computer with2Gb DDR2 memory, an 8600 graphics card 256Mb GDDR3 ram, and this useless game doesn't work. As far as the game is concerned, the amateur programmers should look for work more in line with their abilities. I am sure there must be a number of janatorial vacancies around. Full Review »
  2. RezzzM.
    Apr 21, 2007
    When I purchased this game I was expecting an RPG with some customization and maybe a few choice dialogs. Instead, I was teleported into battle scenes from a moviebook I had never read. The protagonist wasn Full Review »