Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. What Insomniac began Krome have now made completely their own, taking Spyro from a lighthearted adventure to a hardcore dark platformer. [Nov 2007, p.56]
  2. This is definitely an action oriented title which also happens to feature a sizeable amount of platform hopping. If you can get past the hiccups and slight annoyances, you’ll find a game that is fun to play.
  3. 72
    Overall I became quite fond of the violet dude, probably more appealing to the younger audiences but nevertheless fans of the series should not be disappointed.
  4. In the end, it gets a thumbs-up from this reviewer, and a guarded recommendation for platform gaming fans in general.
  5. Spyro's gameplay works just like it's suppose to--just like it has in every other game in the last decade, so it feels like the development team just phoned this one in. [Nov 2007, p.142]
  6. A solid platformer with some nice visuals and simple but enjoyable gameplay. It doesn't have any huge, glaring deficiencies to speak of, but at the same time, it's simply not cut from the sort of stock that makes a classic.
  7. Endless rock-hard combat. [Dec 2007, p.86]
  8. While The Eternal Night tastes delicious, the benefits of that flavor aren't enough to make it worth eating.
  9. Far too serious and combat-heavy. [Jan 2008, p.114]
  10. 60
    If you liked A New Beginning, then there is little reason why you shouldn’t pick up The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night. The game uses the same basic combat system and adds a few new elements to it. Just don’t go expecting too much more.
  11. Lastly, the time manipulation feature works just fine and makes combat much easier at times, but most players will just abuse the hell out of it due to the inherent challenge.
  12. Gamers deserve more for their money these days, and there are far better games out there.
  13. Spyro continues his quest for mediocrity in yet another frustrating, unoriginal adventure.
  14. Really difficult and mean-spirited. Puff was magic; Spyro is a jerk. [Christmas 2007, p.84]
  15. The game has great strengths in its visuals and overall appeal, but the gameplay underneath is simply outright flawed and repetitive.
  16. Having Gary Oldman and Frodo do voiceovers doesn't make up for the fact this game looks and plays like something made five years ago.
  17. 35
    The biggest problem with Eternal Night is just how damn pointlessly difficult it is.
  18. I vote that we petition Krome Studios to either make a new character, or do the world a favor and pick up a franchise that deserves to die.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Feb 5, 2012
    1
    The story is lame, the game's difficulty balance is terrible and overall it isn't a good game or worth your money or time. Do not bother ever putting this game in your Ps2 because you will be dissapointed. Full Review »
  2. Feb 21, 2014
    7
    I enjoy the new story and new abilities. I truly love how the start starts off where the first game left off. The new enemies and Allies are a nice touch Full Review »
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    0
    A bad game. This series was killed after Insomniac released the control. You shouldn't waste your time with this game. I wouldn't even give this to my worst enemy. That is how bad it is. Full Review »