• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2002
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Modern TCG fans will probably either love it for being simple and different, or hate it for being old and unlike the current game.
  2. Daunting difficulty and narrow appeal...There are teeth of mine I'd pull with a pair of pliers rather than play this card game ever again.
  3. I would ultimately recommend this for either someone who has played the card game before or someone who has a lot of time to go through and write down or memorize the card combos and fusion results, since everything is trial and error.
  4. 60
    If you're not already a master, skip this game and try your luck with the real cards first.
  5. An incredibly deep game, and being able to play with all the physical cards you own makes this game the ideal companion piece for avid collectors who want to see their cards duke it out in 3D.
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh completely blows. [June 2002, p.103]
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 206 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 174
  1. BlueEyesUltimateDragon
    Oct 25, 2006
    10
    This game has class. You can expect the unexpected. You'll never know what wil happen next so buy this game now if you had the guts.
  2. Paul
    Oct 26, 2005
    9
    Unbeleivable the story line is amazing well worth geting the only downfall to this game is the 3d mode but it is ok for a ps1 game.
  3. Ozzyo
    Aug 23, 2005
    4
    It's almost imposiible to beat the medow mage leader beacuse it is impossible to beat all of his gate gardians and you need 999999 to get a good card and 5 starchips don't cut it! Full Review »