Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 34
  2. Negative: 10 out of 34
  1. Trite, boring and not at all compelling. Don't even bother waiting for it to hit the bargain bin, just leave it to rot. [April 2012, p77]
  2. It's so ugly that your Vita will likely look embarrassed at having to play it. [Apr 2012, p.115]
  3. Mar 20, 2012
    40
    Under no circumstances this game can justify its release. Not when you can buy almost the same content from App Store for a mere 4 dollars.
  4. Mar 7, 2012
    40
    To put it bluntly Dungeon Hunter: Alliance just reeks of mediocrity.
  5. Feb 27, 2012
    40
    Despite lengthy loading times, problematic multiplayer and a dull story, there's definitely some fun and a decent amount of gameplay hidden deep inside the depths of Dungeon Hunter: Alliance for serious fans of the dungeon crawler genre. For the rest, it would be wise to sheath that sword and wait for a discount or significant patch, because even with the additional elements added to the game, the lack of overall improvement just doesn't justify the nearly quadrupled cost from the previous versions, and new functions feel added on for the sake of adding rather than improvement.
  6. 40
    At the very least, Dungeon Hunter: Alliance does have a niche to satisfy, and it's at least nice to have some option for a multiplayer RPG right at the Vita's launch. It's very disappointing that it had to be nearly a direct port of a game that's been on PSN for almost a year, and the iPhone/iPod for much longer.
  7. Feb 29, 2012
    30
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is a lousy game. It's never particularly enjoyable, is technically clumsy, and looks like garbage. It may well be the worst game in the Vita's launch line-up.
  8. Feb 22, 2012
    30
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is more than simply a bad game. It's a cynical act of greed and apathy on the part of its publisher and developer. Avoid it at all costs and advise as many people as will listen to do the same.
  9. Feb 22, 2012
    30
    A shoddy conversion of a shameless Diablo clone, that was perfectly good value when it was a £4.99 iPhone download but not as a full price PS Vita game.
  10. Feb 22, 2012
    20
    Compared to some of the games that it has decided to price itself against, Dungeon Hunter: Alliance looks absolutely pitiful. Sitting this next to Uncharted, Army Corps of Hell or even Ubisoft's own Lumines, exposes Alliance for the cheap, nasty, outdated and outclassed little con job that it is. Expensive at a quarter of the price, this embarrassing waste of space has no business pretending to be a full retail game.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Jul 23, 2012
    8
    The critic reviews have been a little harsh on the game, simply put its a hack and slash game similar to Diablo. The graphics aren't outright stunning, but they do a good job of showcasing the Vita's graphical prowess, that with the addition of a deep and compelling levelling up system and a surprisingly good story makes this game easy to recommend to those looking for a RPG for their Vita. There are slow downs when the screen is flooded with enemies however these happen rarely and only last a second. Some may find the game repetitive, however the ability to save wherever and whenever allows you to enjoy the game in short bursts. The inclusion of many side quests and drop in, drop out multiplayer adds replay value and makes this a compelling purchase. Full Review »
  2. Nov 20, 2012
    7
    Despite the lack of character customisation,this title is fairly good for a simple and quite basic dungeon crawler.A standard,and therefore forgettable, fantasy story aside,DH:A is almost a trip down memory lane except on a handheld.But it's a far cry from todays Diablos and Torchlights. Full Review »
  3. Feb 21, 2012
    4
    Visually it's acceptable for a PSP release, but I don't think it's good enough to be a Vita game. Nothing stood out, which I think for the RPG genre it really needs to be something special. On a personal note, I found it very disappointing that it's a port of the same game...but it's more expensive for the Vita. Full Review »