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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

Critic score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
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  1. 70
    Cooperative multiplayer mode aside, there's no "new generation" style hook and the resulting play mechanics therefore don't feel fresh (especially after two prequels), but the fundamentals are sound and the presentation better than you expect.
  2. Spyro grows up, flies in company, goes farther, glides over wider scenarios, but he doesn't better himself. The trilogy ends in a videogame which keeps alive the prestige of the franchise, although the power of the dragon should be improved in the future.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Feb 8, 2016
    10
    It's my childhood. It's one of those games I played so much when I was a little kid, and I always enjoyed the game.

    Now, probably 5 or 6
    It's my childhood. It's one of those games I played so much when I was a little kid, and I always enjoyed the game.

    Now, probably 5 or 6 years later I played the game, and it holds up weirdly well. I loved every minute of the game still!
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  2. Feb 7, 2015
    7
    I really enjoyed this game it was a good third instalment to the series but I did have issues with it.
    1st being the character redesigns, I
    I really enjoyed this game it was a good third instalment to the series but I did have issues with it.
    1st being the character redesigns, I been told that cynder and spyro have to look different because of the three year time gap and that makes no sense due to the fact they were frozen in crystal. I feel that its "American Dragon" with this game it was too late to make redesigns. I was so use to everyones design that their new ones were and eyesore.
    2nd The mana level drains quicker and I don't know if its my ps2 copy but the cheat codes dont work. I followed the instructions from the book and they dont work.
    3rd The voice acting sounds lazy. I cant really describe a specific situation without spoiling anything.
    4th this is the biggest irritation the game ends on a cliffhanger its 2015 and no 4th installment when the guidebook and the game hinted a 4th installment by now I'm looking forward to Activision letting go of the rights to spyro for the ps1 games to have a ps4 reboot...
    This game does have good qualitites. I love that you can take flight at anytime that was my favorite thing out of the whole game. I also like how you can play as Cynder it was fun playing as her. The enviorments were beautifully done and I love how they introduced a classic character.
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  3. Feb 22, 2013
    8
    While different from past titles and it's darker theme Dawn of the Dragon is a very solid, original game with one of the best co-op gameplayWhile different from past titles and it's darker theme Dawn of the Dragon is a very solid, original game with one of the best co-op gameplay I've ever played. The graphics, for a PS2 game is stunning with its divinely level design. The game however is slow and gets extremely frustrating because of the level of difficulty despite being at an early stage of the game. It can also get very boring, but nonetheless addicting as the co-op can keep you alive for hours. Despite it's cruel amount of difficulty, it is however a brilliant, stunning game. This is my first and only Spyro game I ever played, so consider my review completely unbaised. Full Review »