Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
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  1. Cheat Code Central
    60
    To get the most benefit from this game this should be your first Spyro game. To many diehard fans, it may be their last.
  2. 40
    Check Six Studios has clearly designed this installment of the Spyro franchise for very young gamers, and with that demographic, the title works well. Unfortunately, this limited scope will bore anyone familiar with other platforming titles.
  3. Having been developed by Check Six Games this time around (since Spyro's original developers, Insomniac, left to pursue other interests), Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, complete with N64 graphics, Carrot Top-caliber annoying sounds, and gameplay that's more bland than a sandwich without mayonnaise, is quite simply craptacular.
  4. GameNow
    42
    Control-wise, I hate the slippery, jittery interaction between character and camera. [Jan 2003, p.52]
  5. 90
    For the most part, though, Spyro is a graphics bonanza with blasts of color and eye-catching nuances, such as rippling water, glowing flames, and shimmering portals.
  6. There really isn’t anything that separates it from other Spyro games. Actually in a lot of ways the PS1 games are much more enjoyable and original.
  7. A train wreck of a game that has no direction, no technical merit, and little appeal except as a game design house of horrors and a showcase for some good music by Stewart Copeland.
  8. 55
    An entirely average platform romp skewed for a dumbed-down audience that doesn't live up to expectations.
  9. Looks good and sounds great, but Enter the Dragonfly lacks depth of play. It is a safe arcade-adventure outing.
  10. Run, not walk, far away from this piece of junk. Do not buy this game at all costs or you will regret it. You have been warned.
  11. The gameplay is not very addictive and feels more of a farce than an enjoyable adventure game.
  12. 60
    Only a slightly better than average platformer. Slightly. Up against games such as "Sly Cooper" and "Ratchet and Clank," it doesn't hold a candle.
  13. The graphics are nothing to be proud of, as they seem very similar to what we were presented with on the PS one not too long ago, and nothing in terms of the gameplay or style has changed a bit or improved upon in any way shape or form.
  14. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    More of the same, but not quite as good, with crappy minigames and a framerate that's more offensive than calling your political foe a putzhead. [Jan 2003, p.132]
  15. Play Magazine
    30
    Feels flat and recycled, a perfunctory exercise to suck in the remaining loyalists. [Dec 2002, p.86]
  16. PSM Magazine
    60
    Simply a decent been-there-done-that platformer. [Jan 2003, p.40]
  17. Little children or people with no desire to experience innovative gameplay take notice; Enter the Dragonfly has your number dialed.
  18. While there are a few tweaks, this is essentially the same game as the previous three.
  19. All in all, the game felt more like a task I had to complete rather than something to be enjoyed.
  20. 60
    Gameplay just hasn't changed enough. You feel like you're playing a throwback, or a golden oldie, not a new release.

Awards & Rankings

7
#7 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
4.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 47
  2. Negative: 29 out of 47
  1. Jul 25, 2016
    10
    This is a very funny game. The graphics are good. Glitch do not interfere with the game. Interesting mini-games make the gameplay more varied.This is a very funny game. The graphics are good. Glitch do not interfere with the game. Interesting mini-games make the gameplay more varied. Maybe not the best game about Spyro, but that doesn't make it bad. Full Review »
  2. Apr 10, 2013
    1
    This game is abysmal. This game was a clear cash in on what Insomniac did right. There are far too many bugs and glitches in this game that itThis game is abysmal. This game was a clear cash in on what Insomniac did right. There are far too many bugs and glitches in this game that it sometimes is unplayable. The loading screens are ridiculous. The game is mildly fun with keeping to its platform roots but by no mean is it a good game. Moneybags was shoved in there for only the start of the game then not reappearing again. The story is insipid with only a general opening cut scene then that is it. Ripto as a boss fight was laughable considering he is the only boss fight in the game.

    This unfinished game can go in the rubbish bin. 1/10 for at least sticking to its platforming roots.
    Stick to the PS1 games.
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  3. Oct 21, 2010
    3
    If you love the Spyro series and had great anticipation for the fourth instalment, then your will be extremely disappointed. For the firstIf you love the Spyro series and had great anticipation for the fourth instalment, then your will be extremely disappointed. For the first time our heroic little dragon comes to the PS2 and for a PS2 title we expect something massive, well that's what I think a next gen game should have if you want to improve it. Instead we get something that is unoriginal and could even have been done on the PS1 and without all its flaws. It starts off with Spyro and his friends celebrating the new arrival of dragonflies who will be each young dragon's new guardian. However Ripto (the main antagonist from Spyro 2 who somehow managed to survive the boiling lava, or that's the developers excuse for saving time by not creating a new villain) crashes the party and scatters all the dragonflies around the world. It's up to Spyro, his guardian dragonfly Sparx and friends to rescue the dragonflies and stop Ripto and his minions from foiling his plans. Gameplay is similar to the previous 3 games, Spyro can run around, charge, headbash, glide and breathe fire but there are some new moves. There are 4 new breath attacks, bubble, ice and bolt which you get when you find the sacred runes. Bubble breathe is used to catch the dragonflies but some are earned by completing tasks set by your friends. There are gems to collect once again which are scattered everywhere in each level and in chests or metal creates. That's pretty much it really, there is nothing in this game that is fresh or original and they got the same villain from the second Spyro game however that is only the minor issue. The real problem with this game is it suffers from too many flaws such as graphical glitches, inconsistent framerate, long loading times sound issues and sometimes freezes meaning you have no choice but to reset your console and start back from where you last saved your progress. According the sources this game was rushed in order to be released at Christmas time, if so then it is not all the developers fault but also the publishers. Had it not been for all the major issues I'd give this game a 6 or 7, however one bug is far too many. Quite simply this is not just the worst Spyro game but the worst game I have ever played in my years of gaming. Full Review »