• Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Nov 24, 2002

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
Buy On
  1. An action game with appealing and simple gameplay but with flat characters and no connective tissue.
  2. 70
    Wacky camera angles that can be frustrating and difficult to adjust during heated battles plague every level.
  3. PSM Magazine
    There are also four unlockable characters (in addition to the original four) and extra game modes not present in the GameCube original, making this the definitive version. [Jan 2003, p.26]
  4. Imagine, if you will, Dynasty Warriors with magic spells, a weirder and more convoluted story, and boss fights, then shrink if all down and add a heavy dose of Anime style. What you end up with, more or less, is Mystic Heroes.
  5. 65
    It never proves itself competent enough to deserve more than a weekend rental.
  6. Mystic Heroes is to “DW 2 & 3” what “Virtua Fighter Kids” is to “Virtua Fighter 2” and “Twisted Metal Small Brawl” is to “Twisted Metal Black”: a Super Deformed take on the same hack-and-slash 3D gameplay from its grown-up predecessor.
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    I can't recall a recent game story that's left me more puzzled. [Jan 2003, p.128]

Awards & Rankings

#88 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. BryantV.
    Aug 12, 2004
    Man ..... i gave it because gameplay is awesome ,everything is good bout it and it seems up to date because i just bought it 4 days ago (8-12-2004)
  2. DevinH.
    May 9, 2003
    Great and fun for all ages it has some of the coolest monsters and graphics.
  3. HarryS.
    Mar 28, 2003
    This is the best and most addictive games to date. The bosses even fill up the whole of the screen when you fight them! Pure Genious.