Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 11 out of 25
  1. 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.
  2. Eragon relies entirely on tedious, unenthusiastic gameplay that's way too shallow to sustain interest for more than a few minutes.
  3. 40
    Feels rushed and slapped-together as a low-budget attempt to cash in on the holiday film release and make a quick buck from the fans before word gets out that it's not worth half its retail price.
  4. There’s no online play, which is as surprising as discovering that your Ford Fiesta doesn’t have anti-lock brakes.
  5. 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.
  6. This formula one just has a few faults and nothing that successfully improves on that formula.
  7. Sometimes it takes a true fan of the subject matter to appreciate a mediocre game. This is not one of those times.
  8. 40
    It’s main problem is definitely its “on the rails” approach towards the gameplay side of things and its combat system is less than perfect.
  9. In the final analysis, however entertaining the movie might be, Eragon is an experience that’s better to read than it is to play.
  10. Magic may be coursing through Eragon's veins but it's exactly what's lacking from this dreary hack'n'slash affair.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 26, 2014
    Because 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. Full Review »
  2. ??????
    Feb 17, 2007
    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 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 Full Review »
  3. FarleyS.
    Feb 15, 2007
    Reviewers just don't understand what makes us kids happy. They made all the characters cool in this game. I love it!