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
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  1. Play Magazine
    85
    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. While The Eternal Night tastes delicious, the benefits of that flavor aren't enough to make it worth eating.
  8. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Endless rock-hard combat. [Dec 2007, p.86]
  9. 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.
  10. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    60
    Far too serious and combat-heavy. [Jan 2008, p.114]
  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. VideoGamer
    50
    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. Games Master UK
    49
    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.

Awards & Rankings

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#12 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Apr 13, 2011
    4
    Even more wooden-hearted and mean-spirited than A New Beginning. Pros: Again, good graphics and visuals. Cons: Again, generic and formulaic,Even more wooden-hearted and mean-spirited than A New Beginning. Pros: Again, good graphics and visuals. Cons: Again, generic and formulaic, and refuses to push the boundaries of whatever genre it "claims" to be. Full Review »
  2. Mar 4, 2017
    3
    If The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning wasn't the worst game in the franchise (which it is), then this one would be. It carries over the sameIf The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning wasn't the worst game in the franchise (which it is), then this one would be. It carries over the same story and gameplay problems from the first game (although with an improved save system), and on top of that, has a completely brutal difficulty! Fighting groups of enemies is now more rampant than ever, you get knocked back and temporarily stunned by each hit, giving enemies more time to kill you, and every time you die (which will happen a lot!), Sparks says something obnoxious. The formula for playing this game is: progress a little, get stuck and die 20 times, quit game and come back to it months later, beat what you got stuck on, progress a little more, get stuck and die 20 times, quit game and come back to it months later, and repeat over and over and over and over and OVER again! Does that sound fun? Because it most certainly isn't! Full Review »
  3. Jul 22, 2016
    5
    It is better than enter the dragon fly but not by much. This game is glitchy and bland. There are some good qualities about this game but theIt is better than enter the dragon fly but not by much. This game is glitchy and bland. There are some good qualities about this game but the cons are much more bigger than the pros. Full Review »