Dungeon Hunter: Alliance PlayStation 3

Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Jun 4, 2011
    73
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is good, old-fashioned dungeon-crawling, with simple, solid gameplay and an excellent longevity. It is not perfect, but we are sure this game will make all the fans of the genre happy.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 19, 2011
    70
    It's no Diablo, but this is decent nonetheless. [July 2011, p.95]
  3. May 5, 2011
    70
    Compared to the iPhone version, DH Alliance is a good porting with brilliant mechanics, deep gameplay and an addictive multiplayer mode. Ok, graphics could have been better , a new class of hero would have been appreciated and, most of all, Move is a little tricky to play with, but Gameloft's IP still remains an interesting action RPG in the digital delivery market.
  4. Apr 20, 2011
    70
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is a good way to get together with friends and take down fantasy monsters.
  5. Apr 16, 2011
    70
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance may feel a little light to begin with, but a few hours down the line, and you may find yourself engulfed in the deepest RPG the PlayStation Network has to offer.
  6. Apr 15, 2011
    70
    Just as it did with Modern Combat: Domination, Gameloft has provided another high-quality, no-frills alternative that might just surprise you.
  7. Apr 17, 2011
    67
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance isn't sophisticated or original, but it's an entertaining game to play casually solo or with friends.
  8. 60
    It's a completely generic affair, however, that does not stray from your typical formula of level grinding and copious, repeating dungeons.
  9. Apr 20, 2011
    60
    Like a fast food burger, Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is a generic mishmash of tasty ingredients that crudely satiates your appetite, but it's nothing particularly special. Though unfortunately, at $12.99, it's definitely not on the value menu.
  10. Apr 19, 2011
    60
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is a good piece of entertainment for a willing hero and their buddy. And it's equally bad entertainment for players who game alone, though the Move gimmick might keep you interested for a while. Hack and slash games of this sort have a strange notion of keeping you in front of the screen even though you know that it's neither rewarding nor especially fun.
  11. Apr 15, 2011
    60
    Gameloft's strategy of copying other studios' hits has worked before and the core game here was a worthwhile clone back on the iPhone two years ago -- but playing it on the PS3 now feels out of place.
  12. Play UK
    May 17, 2011
    59
    Still feels like a smaller game struggling to fill the space on larger hardware. [Issue#205, p.95]
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Feb 24, 2013
    8
    Simple, fluid, fast, and not pretentious. Awesome for multiplying. The game allows players to drop-in (and create a new character on the spot)Simple, fluid, fast, and not pretentious. Awesome for multiplying. The game allows players to drop-in (and create a new character on the spot) in literally 10 seconds. For the few abandoned left-overs of the ps3 community that, like me, still value gameplay more than graphics and simplicity over overwhelming menus and options. Full Review »
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    5
    You can't go back home again. The original Diablo was a time when you crawled to the level 3 dungeon and were genuinely scared when theYou can't go back home again. The original Diablo was a time when you crawled to the level 3 dungeon and were genuinely scared when the 10-foot skeleton king with dozens of minions showed up. Then Diablo II added a load of skills and it has been downhill ever since. So much so that not even the promise of the 3rd installment excites me. Dungeon Hunter Alliance is a so-so game in a moribund genre. Picking through the slag pile of drops looking for something decent no longer has that "Eureka!" sense. Looking at the skill tree is depressing because you know it is a chore figure out which two or three skills are genuinely useful and which are filler built on novelty and desperate experimentation. The story is ok as far as it goes, but there is no "but what happens next?!" compulsion that is essential for any kind of story. Full Review »
  3. Apr 16, 2011
    9
    Great and entertaining game. Sure one could argue, that this game is a plain copy of other hack and slay games. No doubt, it is. But a veryGreat and entertaining game. Sure one could argue, that this game is a plain copy of other hack and slay games. No doubt, it is. But a very fun one. Considering the amount of re-playability, the motivating leveling system and the possibility to enjoy the game with 4 friends, makes this one an offering I cant resist.

    What most reviews of the "popular" magazine didn't higlight enough is the very good implementation of the move controller. This works extremely well and is really a fun alternative to the dualshock 3, or let us say "gamepad" style of playing action rpgs on the console.

    It delivers the "pc" feeling perfectly, because it plays similar to the mouse controls on this plattform.
    So if you look at the more than solid structure of the game itself and add the move controls plus the multiplayer implementation, this is the most intuitive and original "diablo clone" especially when you compare it to other "diablo clones" in the downloadsector (torchlight for example).
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