Alundra PlayStation

Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. But look no further if you are among the game playing ranks that is looking for a Herculean challenge, a complex and involving story, and tight, responsive gameplay.
  2. GamePro
    90
    Alundra's off-the-hook action and challenging gameplay elevate it to must-have RPG status. Wake up and buy the game... missing out may cause you to have nightmares.[Feb 1998]
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    Alundra has a sweeping, epic story that contains its share of mysteries, plot twists and moments of high drama. [Jan 1998]
  4. It's an addictive, well-rounded game that is balanced, challenging, and, most of all, fun to play. If you're speedy, on the quick end it'll take around 40 or so hours to complete.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    86
    It's the puzzles that make the game so rewarding. They're tough, sure, and many are downright brilliant in design. Working Designs, as always, did an excellent job translating the dialogue and story, although, their trademark humor is toned down a bit. [Feb 1998]
  6. 85
    Besides my gaming integrity being slightly scarred by near impossible obstacles, and I use the word "near" really loosely, I do have to admit that this game is awesome.
  7. PSM Magazine
    80
    Alundra's strength lies in its incomparable gameplay and challenge, which stands as a true testament to the game's real appeal. Providing a truly refreshing change of pace to the one-button control of other standard RPGs, Alundra is a solid title that demands as much skill and time as involvement. [Feb 1998]
  8. A rather uninspired, but enjoyable enough experience. You will probably walk away feeling a real sense of accomplishment for solving the all of the puzzles, but the game itself will in all likelihood, not leave much of a lasting impression.
  9. The graphics are gorgeous, with a loving amount of detail, but the perspective and colouring may give them a dated, 16-bit feel.

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1997
#3 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1997
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 10, 2012
    10
    I think 1997 was the best year ever for quality videogames, Alundra (or, as originally named "The adventures of Alundra") makes no exceptionI think 1997 was the best year ever for quality videogames, Alundra (or, as originally named "The adventures of Alundra") makes no exception to this. This games even now in 2012 still shows how a game should be done. There is only one word to describe the game in its complex and this word is "MASTERPIECE". I've put at that time a lot of faith in its follow-up Alundra 2 which instead disappointed me as hell, the first one keeps being unrivaled and aside from the first half hour of game that could seem a little slow the game rocks till the end in a progression of well balanced mix of RPG, exploration and puzzle solving with some rare "finger-knotting" steps, a compelling soundtrack and the ability to keeps alive the wish to play. I live in Europe and if someone shouldn't come out with something that could only stay aside at the same level of the first Alundra I'll be really glad to have the chance of downloading and re-playing it on my PS3 system, unfortunately is not currently available in Europe. It has the same "magic taste" of FF7 for the lucky ones who played it at the right time, if you knows what I mean you definitely can't miss this one. I don't care if it could seem "old", it's "GREAT" first thing first, even now in 2012 we NEED a team that could send 3D-eye-candy garbage to hell and make game like this one cause the main reason for a game to exist is to let users HAVE FUN not to bore them with increasingly "realistic" graphics without soul, yes that's the word this is an old game with a huge SOUL, one of my dreams is to play another adventure like this.
    I'm gonna rating this title as it were newly released cause I've played it at that time and I've to say that for many reasons is still unsurpassed, a new same-style game would be over-welcome, in the meanwhile this is still a 10/10 game.
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  2. Oct 28, 2013
    10
    There are so many words that can describe Alundra that I think there are not enough space here to write!
    I can only say PLAY Alundra, this is
    There are so many words that can describe Alundra that I think there are not enough space here to write!
    I can only say PLAY Alundra, this is a must play game for everyone who likes a good history, RPG, Puzzle, Adventure and the felt that you are inside the game *-*.
    GO AND PLAY!
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  3. MickeyL.
    Mar 9, 2006
    10
    Alundra is a trully inspiring game even after so long from release date. It has often been refered to by other big game enterprises and in Alundra is a trully inspiring game even after so long from release date. It has often been refered to by other big game enterprises and in doing so, gives it an enormous recomendation! The graphics themselvezs are good for a game of its age, but the colour technique used really shows its age well. For overall preformance, it is a fantastic RPG that every RPG fanatic should have played before giving themselves such a title! Full Review »