Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2004
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
Buy On
  1. With a load of unlockables, an involving story, and more action than any similar game before it, Demon Stone is the premier action/rpg title to own.
  2. Demon Stone just happens to be in a more frantic, third-person mode, yet the same immersion is multiplied ten or twenty fold. You’d have to be pretty jaded to dismiss this game without giving respect to Stormfront for pushing the visual envelope on the memory-starved PlayStation 2 and bringing gamers who’ve never experienced a Forgotten Realms game a taste of one of the worlds of D&D.
  3. A game with both style and substance. Yes it gets repetitive and yes it might seem like just a button-masher, but it’s an enjoyably addictive action game fans of the genre shouldn‘t miss.
  4. An evolutionary step above what Stormfront did with "The Two Towers," and players who appreciate that brand of brute-force, hack-and-slash gameplay should find in it a great-looking and enjoyable, if somewhat familiar, experience.
  5. Demon Stone's epic battles are also its biggest failing. For all its multiple combos, dynamic looking spells and various magical items (which can all be handily purchased at the end of each level) the hack and slash gameplay is still extremely basic.
  6. But after completing the game in a three-day span, the challenging and short-lived ten missions felt average. Or in another case inefficient, with the only extras being that of a short clip of concept art and one unlocked movie that had just been seen.
  7. Game Informer
    88
    To understand how Demon Stone beats the odds, all you have to do is play through the first level, with its epic battle and brilliant camera work. [Nov 2004, p.131]
  8. PSM Magazine
    85
    Admittedly, the game is on the short side, but that doesn't detract from the overall experience too much. [Dec 2004, p.92]
  9. It can be visceral and exciting and it does a good job of trumping its own redundancy by offering extensive skill trees for character advancement and continuously introducing new areas and adversaries.
  10. 83
    Through its heavy use of cut scenes the game does a fantastic job of developing its storyline and characters. Though it is a little bit short at only ten chapters, the game features three difficulty modes and interesting unlockables to keep you busy.
  11. 80
    My main objection to Demon Stone is its length. The game is MUCH too short.
  12. Ultimately, the story is what carried the day here and kept me playing to the end.
  13. Play Magazine
    83
    I've been following Demon Stone for months now, watching it transform from a gorgeous looker with decent sword-and-magic hack-and-slash gameplay to a superbly complete D&D-based package. [Oct 2004, p.74]

Awards & Rankings

#52 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. ZachH.
    Aug 5, 2008
    4
    While I'll agree that the camera angles are nice, and the story line is interesting, I really don't like this game. The missions areWhile I'll agree that the camera angles are nice, and the story line is interesting, I really don't like this game. The missions are repetitive, the battle system is shallow, and for the first half of the game, you can get away with mostly jamming on the X button, occasionally doing a Super when it gets too crowded, or holding down L1 so you can mash on X more, only for distant enemies. The second half kicks up a bit, but the crappy team AI will leave you to die in the corner by a large group of enemies. Don't buy this game unless you are either a big fan (I mean huge) of the Forgotten Realms series or a masochist. Full Review »
  2. JLongden
    Dec 13, 2006
    6
    With good graphics, excellent voice acting, and fun, yet repetitive, gameplay you'd expect this to be a half-decent game. Unfortunately, With good graphics, excellent voice acting, and fun, yet repetitive, gameplay you'd expect this to be a half-decent game. Unfortunately, the crappy camera control (or lack thereof) is the deal killer, and makes the game more frustrating than fun. That said, I did only pay 10 bucks for it, and that makes it somewhat forgivable. Full Review »
  3. MarcD.
    Sep 30, 2004
    5
    I had really high hopes for this game and it let me down...hard. It was too short and pretty damn boring.