Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It's tough to justify paying for a tweaked version of a game you can play for free on PC, but the free one doesn't let you cast fireballs at a wight who controls an army of giant rats, so it evens out quite a bit.
  2. While there may be superior versions of this game available on other systems, that fact in no way diminishes how great Puzzle Quest on PS2 is. If you haven’t tried it yet, you owe it to yourself to pick the game up — at a budget price, there’s really no reason not to.
  3. A fun, fulfilling and yes, even addictive game.
  4. 78
    The unlikely marriage of puzzle gameplay with RPG mechanics makes for one of the most addictive experiences of the year.
  5. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is not a hard game to recommend and you should really run out and get it if you have a PS2 and no other system. This game has been through a whirlwind of praise and this version is no different.
  6. Simple to get into, it quickly becomes addictive. [Mar 2008, p.85]
  7. It's not the best version of Puzzle Quest to date, but it still offers much of the same great fun.
  8. 75
    A good port of one of last years best portable games. Still probably best in handheld form, but nice on a TV as well.
  9. 80
    The PlayStation 2 version of Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords comes highly recommended, even if it's not the most attractive version available. The Xbox Live version, and even the PSP version with its annoying bugs are better looking versions of the same game, but you can't lose with any choice you make.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 22, 2010
    6
    It's obvious that Puzzle Quest was originally intended as a portable game and if you pick up any of the non portable versions of Puzzle QuestIt's obvious that Puzzle Quest was originally intended as a portable game and if you pick up any of the non portable versions of Puzzle Quest it would be best if you play it in small chunks. When played on the side or on the go Puzzle Quest is a very enjoyable time killer. However, if you play it for long stretches repetition will set in very quickly, followed by madness, depression, and a smell of fried eggs. Unless your someone with an OCD style attachment to bejeweled you might want to avoid the home console ports of this game and pick it up for a portable time killer. Not picking it up is certainly a good option too as there are many vastly better puzzle games you could be investing your time in. Full Review »
  2. Laurier
    Nov 17, 2007
    9
    This is an extremely fun and addictive game. It also is simple to learn, has lots of stuff for the player to do, and, well, just FEELS right This is an extremely fun and addictive game. It also is simple to learn, has lots of stuff for the player to do, and, well, just FEELS right to play. However, some things (the music comes to mind) get tiresome after a while, hence the 9. Still, if you like playing Bejeweled and want more depth to it, grab this if you can find it. You won't regret it. Full Review »
  3. Dec 3, 2011
    9
    I found Puzzle Quest deeply satisfying and appealing to my slight sense of obsessive compulsive (disorder). Variability seems pretty openI found Puzzle Quest deeply satisfying and appealing to my slight sense of obsessive compulsive (disorder). Variability seems pretty open along an interesting story line. Character trait development is almost wide open. I had to physically get rid of the game in order to stop replaying it... Full Review »