Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
Buy On
  1. It has a fantastic score, an excellent cast and some genuinely good ideas, but its inability to find balance between narration and game, along with poor execution, means that this is one purple headed monster you won’t want to be playing with.

Awards & Rankings

36
#36 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
44
#44 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 53
  2. Negative: 11 out of 53
  1. Apr 11, 2015
    5
    for some reason, someone decided it would be a good idea to go even farther away from spyro's original roots and make this game. there arefor some reason, someone decided it would be a good idea to go even farther away from spyro's original roots and make this game. there are some good things about this game, its functional, the dialogue is done pretty well and is well voice acted, the story is pretty good, but the gameplay is very repetitive and boring. it turned what use to be a platformer into a sort of beat em up kind of game, well it doesn't really fit with a genre and that's the biggest problem, the game dosnt know what it is at all Full Review »
  2. Feb 21, 2014
    8
    I love spyro, this is a refreshing game with the origin of my favorite purple dragon. Its not AS good as the original playstation games butI love spyro, this is a refreshing game with the origin of my favorite purple dragon. Its not AS good as the original playstation games but its still a cute game. Full Review »
  3. Jul 27, 2017
    7
    A good start of a decent series. It can never beat the originals, but I felt it was better than most of the other Spyro games that came outA good start of a decent series. It can never beat the originals, but I felt it was better than most of the other Spyro games that came out after Spyro 3. Some of the levels can kind of overstay their welcome, but it's fun overall. Full Review »