Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23
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  1. Despite very linear gameplay and a level-design that is just short of plagiarism, Legendary delivers action-packed fun, impressive monsters, a good atmosphere and the feeling that Spark learned from the abysmal Turning Point.
  2. This could well be a surprise hit for those willing to invest the time. Despite a lack of polish, there's a relatively deep story for fans of mythology.
  3. The single-player campaign is only eight hours long, but full of spectacular and varied scenes. It's a lot of fun, but too linear, and the use of generic weapons, imprecise controls and inconsistent graphics show a lack of fine-tuning.
  4. Gamers.at
    69
    The well-known legend of Pandora’s Box demands much more than what Developer Spark created here. Also, it just doesn’t seem right that Deckard is capable of force pushing and draining life-energy, but utterly fails at simple jumping. [Issue#17]
  5. Legendary isn’t the most involved or technically excellent shooter to come out this season—Left 4 Dead and Gears Of War 2 outclass it. But it’s a fun change of pace with some extremely satisfying combats.
  6. Game Informer
    65
    Legendary is by no means awful — it’s just about as vanilla as first-person shooters get. It all wraps up with a completely unsatisfying “wait for the sequel” type cliffhanger. We’ll see. [Jan 2009, p.66]
  7. Legendary’s problems would be easily forgivable if the rest of the package came together well enough but it doesn’t. With only four different enemies to fight for most of the game (one is a second breed of Werewolf), a mostly useless selection of guns and annoying bosses paired up with a story that doesn’t go anywhere the game fumbles its execution totally.
  8. Legendary is an acceptable, sometimes frustrating game, a simple entertainment until the great first-person shooters of the year are released.
  9. Play (Poland)
    60
    With a mix of cool critters, macabre and some old school running-with-guns, no-place-to-hide gameplay, this simple, entirely linear and heavily scripted shooter bravely fights for some respect and appreciation, and it succeeds, to an extent. [Jan 2009]
  10. PC Format
    54
    In an age when intelligent, engrossing first person shooters rule the roost, Legendary feels positively ancient. [Jan 2009, p.100]
  11. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    50
    This supposed to be classic – and wait for it – entertaining action shooter turns out to be an average soon-to-be-forgotten FPS with a promising theme. [Issue#173]
  12. This is a game that could have been much more. The game’s linearity really hampers immersion, and there are some odd animation elements that also distract from the game.
  13. PC Zone UK
    50
    Entirely average. [Feb 2009, p.83]
  14. Oh, and if you’re wondering, I used the word “boring” 7 times throughout this review.
  15. Legendary is a breakthrough, a revolution as compared to Spark Unlimited’s previous shooter - Turning Point. This one has a story, better graphics, more frequent checkpoints and almost no slowdowns. However, it still can’t hold a candle to more serious competition.
  16. 40
    Unfortunately, some good monsters and a decent multiplayer mode don’t really save the game from being mired down in its own mediocrity.
  17. PC Gamer UK
    40
    Stiff, confused. [Jan 2009, p.70]
  18. Constantly spawning enemies… Solid walls that light can leak through… A bad first-person shooter experience.
  19. Legendary is an awful game that brings to recent memories the disappointing Turning Point: Fall of Liberty. If you like a pain in the ass, this game is good for help you trying to massacre yourself, but if you are a smart person, run away from this one.
  20. Total PC Gaming
    30
    Monotonous and slightly broken; a herculean task just to complete. [Issue#16, p.65]
  21. All things told, the game reeks of derivation.
  22. 25
    By the time I'd defeated my 10th werewolf, I was already tired of needing to cut or shoot its head off so it didn't regenerate. By the time I defeated my 200th, I just wanted to turn the game off.
  23. 25
    Even the superior mouse and keyboard configuration can't overcome the technical issues. If you need a shooter, look elsewhere, because Legendary isn't close to what its namesake claims to be.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 110 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 110
  2. Negative: 22 out of 110
  1. Matthew
    Jun 15, 2009
    9
    This to me a Unique FPS and graphics seem very immersive the only issues are the check points and various AI was a really good challenge the This to me a Unique FPS and graphics seem very immersive the only issues are the check points and various AI was a really good challenge the boss battles where easy but looked good and you dont need a really good pc to run it. I recommend this game to anybody at all but it does require a unique person to enjoy to the fullest. Full Review »
  2. Oct 21, 2012
    7
    This game is realy a guilty pleasure game, more like older styled FPS's Like Quake and Doom, it lacks story but is just fun to just screwThis game is realy a guilty pleasure game, more like older styled FPS's Like Quake and Doom, it lacks story but is just fun to just screw around in and just blow crap up! Full Review »
  3. Jun 11, 2011
    8
    Reviewing this game fairly, it is a brilliant storyline and there is alot to fight, there are never any slow downs and you are always doingReviewing this game fairly, it is a brilliant storyline and there is alot to fight, there are never any slow downs and you are always doing something, the type of enemy you are fighting changes often, which is very good because you never get bored. The combat system works well and there arent many bugs i have come across, the graphics are decent - nothing revolutionary but they work well and deliver whats necessary. Sounding in this game isnt an issue, as its clearly not the greatest there is nothing terrible about sound except for when a werewolf "howls", the standard howl would have made it realistic (as realistic as werewolves are). There are numerous boss battles, some of them are very annoying because of the difficulty, even playing on easy is going to annoy you against a boss as they can hit you 500 times in a second. Back to the story, its a very good story that has never been touched upon, the ideas are all there, its just a shame that a massive budget wasnt set in, if the graphics were peaked, everything perfectly designed and nothing rushed, this game would be amazing...actually amazing, i really enjoyed this game and would recommend it to anyone who doesnt care about the small things, just enjoy a great story line and alot of things to fight. Although its nothing ground breaking, you have to admire what Spark Unlimited did here and play the game for story and shooting Mythical Beasts. A very good game that needed another year in development for extra graphical improvements and better AI Full Review »