Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Dec 12, 2005
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 38
  2. Negative: 8 out of 38
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  1. Seven Sorrows succeeded in bringing back the nostalgia of the arcade franchise, but the game just feels all too familiar for a present day purchase.
  2. 40
    More of a tech demo than a solid game. The engine is pretty and the characters look great, but it's sorely lacking in the gameplay department.
  3. 40
    Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows’ biggest issue, however, is its short length. Each of the game’s 16 levels can be completed within 10 minutes--10 extremely repetitive minutes--and there is no incentive to revisit past stages due to the lack of hidden features or bonuses.
  4. The winding dungeon crawl the franchise defined long ago has been replaced with a lifeless linear action game's dash, one which will hopefully get back on the track its forefathers fought so hard to gain.
  5. Edge Magazine
    30
    Sorrows is a hollow experience, misinterpreting the original as a sheer numbers game rather than one of constant risk and reward. It’s an issue made more glaring by an unsatisfying combat system, paying lip service to counters, juggles and combo strikes even though endlessly repeating the same moves is just as effective. [Feb 2006, p.88]
  6. Computer Games Magazine
    30
    Ironically, the real sorrow of Seven Sorrows is how laughably, arrogantly short it is: two players can easily finish the entire campaign on the hardest setting in a night. [Mar 2006, p.91]
  7. Fun and enjoyable game play could have easily made up for the lack in graphic quality. Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is an all around below average product.
  8. At least in terms of being faithful to the source material, it retains a similar level of simplicity, except that in 2006 that just isn't enough.

Awards & Rankings

#70 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Mar 17, 2014
    0
    Short, simple, easy and NOT a Gauntlet game by any means. With lackluster combat and level design this game falls so short of any hopes ofShort, simple, easy and NOT a Gauntlet game by any means. With lackluster combat and level design this game falls so short of any hopes of being entertaining. Online play is a joke because well there is no one playing online. I found one person who was playing and we killed maybe 10 enemies before either he got disconnected or he just logged off and this was a week after the game came out. Just save yourself the money and wasted time and skip this one. Full Review »
  2. aspentitan
    Jan 7, 2010
    7
    It is 2010 as i write this and only reviewed this game here because i finished it and thought it might be informative to someone who may want It is 2010 as i write this and only reviewed this game here because i finished it and thought it might be informative to someone who may want to pick this game up used. It is an extremely easy game to finish but even in 2010 I disagree this title deserves under a 6 rating. I usually only give poor scores if the game is unplayable due to glitches, terrible camera or poor controls. This game has none of those issues and is actually quite good looking on backwards compatible ps3 or with component cables on ps2. I found the game very simple but always entertaining. Game is very short, less than 7 hrs but each character (3) somehow plays different even though all you do is hit the x button repetitively to play the game. Combos are not really necessary to learn and the RPG element really isn't necessary. I conclude this game got bashed really hard because it isn't really a gauntlet game and may have misled all fans of gauntlet. It is basically an action game and kind of a tribute to gauntlet as a theme base. I find this title equal to the repetitive lord of the rings games on ps2 so if you like those this is good too. It is not a must own but it finds a unique place in my 100 game library. I own Wii, Xbox360 and PS3 and have sold other games ahead of this one. It really isn't too bad, a nice solid game that is an easy hack and slash but very entertaining throughout from start to finish and in my mind that was what gauntlet always was, so no hard feelings from me. Full Review »
  3. DecepticonPom
    Sep 9, 2006
    3
    Considering how incredible Dark Legacy was, this plays like a bedroom fanboy's home-made 'tribute'. Such potential with some Considering how incredible Dark Legacy was, this plays like a bedroom fanboy's home-made 'tribute'. Such potential with some reinvention of the formula but ultimately a lifeless romp which is far too easy. I'm hardly an expert gameplayer but as a comparison, I took about 3 weeks to complete Dark Legacy. Seven Sorrows took less than 4 hours. Full Review »