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  • Summary: Play as Eragon and his dragon as they set out to fulfill their destiny. Endure perilous travels, adventure and heart-pounding combat as you live the epic events of the movie. Disable and dispatch enemies with the unparalleled skills of a true Dragon Ride. Eragon's combat system features aPlay as Eragon and his dragon as they set out to fulfill their destiny. Endure perilous travels, adventure and heart-pounding combat as you live the epic events of the movie. Disable and dispatch enemies with the unparalleled skills of a true Dragon Ride. Eragon's combat system features a variety of blistering attacks and defences, including a unique degradable block system. Extensive Dragon Combat – Ride Saphira and blast your enemies with bursts of fire, and call in devastating dragon attacks during melee battles. Eragon features multiplayer co-op with team attack bonuses and dragon fight/flight combo gameplay. Full cooperation from the film production team provides faithful implementation of the movie's look-and-feel. As Eragon discovers the powers hidden within him he learns to unleash magical attacks to decimate his foes. [Vivendi Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 11 out of 25
  1. An excellent treat for fans of the books and soon to be fans of the film. The game covers a lot of territory while doing a great job of bringing a decent amount of challenge and thrills to the masses.
  2. Best played with a friend, as it's too repetitive otherwise. Nice dragon, though. [Jan 2007, p.65]
  3. The graphics and sound are average, and nothing really jumps out and grabs your attention. Gameplay is very linear and built around the same engine that brought you "The Two Towers."
  4. Eragon's redundancy and simplicity just offers too few reasons to keep playing.
  5. 47
    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.
  6. After experiencing this dogged title that comes late in the PS2 life cycle it’s impossible to recommend it, if you are really fiending for any kind of brawler or beat-em-up then pass on Eragon and just pick up "God of War" or wait for its sequel to come out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 26, 2014
    10
    Because of the differences between the game and the movie, both storywise plus the characters and creatures and such, it feels a lot betterBecause of the differences between the game and the movie, both storywise plus the characters and creatures and such, it feels a lot better than the movie. The game has good controls, some a bit slow reactions but otherwise great with the different abilities and features. Most important are the beautiful graphics (to be a PS2 game), awesome animations and the diversity of athmospheric stages, all with different, challenging enemies. One of my favorite games of all time and best childhood memories. Expand
  2. AdamN.
    Jan 30, 2007
    10
    This game is so addictive, I love the drop in drop out 2 player thing, its handy and I have a good larf with my m8's on it.
  3. FarleyS.
    Feb 15, 2007
    10
    Reviewers just don't understand what makes us kids happy. They made all the characters cool in this game. I love it!
  4. LennyH.
    Dec 16, 2006
    9
    One of the better Book>Film>Game games to come out. Others, such as Lord of the Rings failed, but the new drop-in drop-out 2 player mode is a One of the better Book>Film>Game games to come out. Others, such as Lord of the Rings failed, but the new drop-in drop-out 2 player mode is a nice addition. However, it is neither here nor there - it's not an RPG - leave that to Drakan; The Ancients Gates with it's superb dragon handling, and it's not a 2 player arcade game. Dynasty Warriors is a much better game. However, for the die-hard Book fan, this is a must. Plus- the new born Saphira is soooo cute. Expand
  5. ??????
    Feb 17, 2007
    9
    The game itself is good, but the bits where the man talks with really poor graphics are not good at all. the final level is too easy, you justThe game itself is good, but the bits where the man talks with really poor graphics are not good at all. the final level is too easy, you just sit there holding R1, pressing X a lot and sometimes pressing L1. Seriously it is all you do. the egg thing is just annoying. read the book, watch the film. then play the game... i liked it but that order is needed Expand
  6. Pokey
    Jan 20, 2007
    6
    Graphics were good, control's were pretty backwards, and the characters took to long to react.