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5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Nov 3, 2002
    8
    The game is good and only good. It will never match up to Final Fantasy X!!
  2. KevinC.
    Apr 3, 2002
    10
    This game ROCKS! It is the coolest RPG game ever for PS2.
  3. Joe
    Nov 8, 2002
    8
    My name is Joe too but the other joe is a FREAKING PIECE OF ------ I bet his brain is smaller than a ----- and a ---I love this game! HI admit it IS a bit annoying with malazak but still Its fun!
  4. NielsBuusC.
    Feb 27, 2002
    8
    Quest for the Dragonbone staff has NOTHING to do with Heroes of Might and Magic. It's a remake of a predessor to the Heroes series. Before Heroes appeared in 1995, there was something else. In 1992, the game "Kings Bounty" was released for the Amiga, the PC and several consoles. Back then it was addictive, exciting and entertaining. The concept and formula worked well back then, and Quest for the Dragonbone staff has NOTHING to do with Heroes of Might and Magic. It's a remake of a predessor to the Heroes series. Before Heroes appeared in 1995, there was something else. In 1992, the game "Kings Bounty" was released for the Amiga, the PC and several consoles. Back then it was addictive, exciting and entertaining. The concept and formula worked well back then, and 10 years later it still works. The remake of Kings Bounty is priced low, and though the graphics are only average compared to other PS2 titles, it brings completely new life to the game, that wasn't included back in the early 90'ies. Priced considerably lower than other PS2 titles, this game is definitely worth it's price. Compared to today's games, it might seem too simple. But that doesn't matter, when the game works soo well. The only thing I miss would be some sort of a cutscene when confronting each villian. Also, they should have appeared on the battlefield performing sorcery. Expand

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#60 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
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#51 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. GamePower
    50
    Fans of the earlier Heroes Of Might & Magic PC games, however, will be shocked at how dumbed-down their beloved strategy game has become on the PS2.
  2. Daily Radar
    75
    No longer 2D or turn-based, HOMAM on the PS2 isn't as deep as might be expected, but it's fast, easy to learn and the battles are incredibly fun.
  3. The graphics are not jaw dropping, but as is the case with most strategy games, this really doesn't matter. In the end, it's the quality of the gameplay that counts.