Reign of Fire PlayStation 2

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
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  1. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    Though I liked Reign a lot, its horrible collision detection and frustrating later levels must be noted. [Dec 2002, p.164]
  2. A very decent action game which packs a pretty good punch.
  3. Game Informer
    63
    Not bad, but not good either. [Dec 2002, p.123]
  4. Play Magazine
    60
    It's gritty and grey, a joy to control, and above all, it's unique in its presentation, allowing the player to play as human or dragon. [Dec 2002, p.88]
  5. PSM Magazine
    60
    The action in this game is somewhat undercut by loose control. [Holiday 2002, p.54]
  6. 60
    A very, very average game, with a few little gems that just barely lift it from the norm.
  7. 58
    There are fleeting moments of fun in Reign of Fire, but they're quickly smothered beneath lame level design, wretched controls, and a surprising lack of intensity, considering all the dragons and missiles and fire and whatnot.
  8. Ambitious in construction and theory, but lacking in overall gameplay and entertainment value, Reign of Fire limps half-heartedly to the finish line.
  9. netjak
    53
    The game, much like the movie gets passed off as uninspired, and a reason to have some explosions. If you're cool with that, you'll be cool with this.
  10. It’s not a perfect game by any stretch of the imagination, but Reign of Fire certainly captures the adventurous spirit and atmosphere of its motion picture counterpart.
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    50
    Makes a great first impression, but behind the flash, there's little to keep you truckin' for the long haul. [Dec 2002, p.212]

Awards & Rankings

#75 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. TomM.
    Apr 5, 2007
    10
    I can't understand some of the reviews above that complain about the controls - this for me is the best vehicle combat game I've I can't understand some of the reviews above that complain about the controls - this for me is the best vehicle combat game I've ever played. Games like twisted metal have no skill. This game lets you aim without driving straight at the target - great! Full Review »
  2. BenN.
    Mar 15, 2003
    5
    The game is good at first but gets near impossible at the end, the graphics ain't great but it's an alright game, good choice if The game is good at first but gets near impossible at the end, the graphics ain't great but it's an alright game, good choice if there is nothing else u fancy buying. Full Review »
  3. Matt
    Mar 13, 2003
    6
    The game play at the beginning fothis game is awesome, but then you get to the later levels and it just gets too hard.