Eragon PlayStation 2

Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 11 out of 25
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  1. Unless you’re a hardcore fan of the book series and film, I’d take a pass on Eragon.
  2. 60
    Most of us were better at these kinds of games when we were young. Tweens or teens could play through this game with their thumbs cut off and a frontal lobe tied behind their back.
  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. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    50
    A likeable adventure hidden beneath a catalogue of design errors. Still less painful than sitting through the movie. [Christmas 2006, p.72]
  6. PSM3 Magazine UK
    70
    There's nothing particularly special or exciting in this game. [Jan 2007, p.81]
  7. Games Master UK
    61
    Best played with a friend, as it's too repetitive otherwise. Nice dragon, though. [Jan 2007, p.65]
  8. Quality took a backseat to just getting it done in time for the film’s premiere. Our loss.
  9. PSM Magazine
    55
    Thankfully, Eragon on the PS2 is an entirely different game than on its portable counterpart--a better game, to be sure, but not enormously so. [Feb. 2007, p.85]
  10. All in all I’d have to say avoid. The camera is a real let down.
  11. Littered with occasionaly glimmers of hope, Vivendi’s attempt to create a true killer-app sadly falls flat, with most of the game feeling uninspired and largely by-the-numbers.
  12. There are simply too many issues that override the tidbits of "good" sprinkled throughout.
  13. Eragon isn’t an awful game. The problem is that what is there isn’t good.

Awards & Rankings

#70 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 14, 2016
    8
    Though borne out of a truly awful movie adaptation, Eragon the game is actually remarkably well done, and thoroughly enjoyable. BaringThough borne out of a truly awful movie adaptation, Eragon the game is actually remarkably well done, and thoroughly enjoyable. Baring similarities to the Lord of the Rings movie games, the game takes you straight into the setpieces from the movie/books with great gameplay and mechanics. Worth a play for any fans of the book series whose eyes have not yet been tainted by the movie. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
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    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 Full Review »