• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 2003
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Crown is entertaining only if your other option is taking an algebra test... You know, maybe I'll grab some pals and play "Risk" instead. [Nov 2003, p.175]
  2. 40
    The biggest problem with this game is that it emphasizes the weaknesses of the original's gameplay, and tones down or eliminates many of the strengths.
  3. It's a dated PC game ported to a next-gen console instead of a totally revised, retooled product. The folks at Cinemaware may have had their finger on the gaming pulse 20 years ago, but now they're just living in the past.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. LiamS.
    Jan 28, 2004
    2
    I loved "Defender of the Crown" on my C-64 in the 1980's, but this game is an abomination compared to its noble roots. What boring sequences, and endless repetition. I actually prefer the 1980's model. Not exactly a positive development when we've had 20 or so years since the time of Cinemaware's original release to get this right! Full Review »
  2. CharlesP.
    Oct 23, 2003
    7
    Good game, with one great flaw: something about the control mechanisms for some of the minigames does not jive. I mean, I like aerobic activity like anyone else, but when you find you're breathing hard after a tough battle and your fingers are aching that's not good. Full Review »
  3. KingEd
    Oct 3, 2003
    2
    The game concept is unsound and out of date. very dull.