Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
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  1. 85
    The overall presentation was top notch, the planetary soundtrack and loot were kick ass and the selection of quests was inspiring. Also, the diversity of creatures was very impressive.
  2. It’s a purely hack-and-slash affair with all the right elements that make this game an enjoyable experience for fans of the genre. While some fetch quests are a little dull side, it’s hard to ignore the game’s originality and fun hack-and-slash action.
  3. Play UK
    85
    With a lengthy quest and an in-depth experience point system it manages to sit on its very own, special throne. [Issue 148, p.89]
  4. Skepticism would normally be justified regarding an RPG on the PSP, but Throne of Agony is amazing.
  5. 83
    Throne of Agony offers the Dungeon Siege experience, albeit tweaked for a mobile audience. Combat is more dynamic and visceral thanks to these changes, though old-school fans may long for the point-and-click interface of the original.
  6. Developers SuperVillain has taken the educated decision to make the series more accessible to the PSP, and while they may make a few enemies along the way, the real winners are the ones that give the title the chance it deserves.
  7. The cream of the action RPG crop on the PSP. There's just enough of a plot to keep you interested enough to venture into more caverns and battle more beasts. An RPG by nature, it's an action game by trade, and most of all it's a satisfying romp.
  8. 80
    Rarely do you ever find a dungeon-crawling action game as well thought-out as this one; a game that is feature-rich, playable, beautiful, is downright addictive, and does the Dungeon Siege lineage justice.
  9. Throne of Agony doesn't do anything that hasn't been seen in the genre before. Luckily, it does what it does very, very well -- well enough that there isn't a better hack 'n slash on the PSP right now.
  10. PSM Magazine
    80
    Charming and well executed, Throne has managed to usurp Untold Legends as the PSP's action-RPG king. [Feb. 2007, p.80]
  11. A decent dungeon crawler. If you’re a fan of these kinds of games, this is a good one, and if you’re not, this will not be the one that changes your mind. It’s a well-done take on a relatively standard formula.
  12. Throne of Agony is arguably the best Action-RPG available on the PSP at the moment, and if you're a fan of the genre it'd be a criminal to skip this in favour of some of the more derivative fair that clutters the Sony release schedule from time to time.
  13. Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony may not be the greatest RPG to appear on PSP ever, but it deserves to be on most gamers’ Top 5 list.
  14. Recommended for beginners and intermediate gamers that will take their time savoring the flavors of the gameplay one bite at a time instead of trying to gulp it down all at once.
  15. Its streamlined and action oriented gameplay fit the PSP well and it has been given an exceptionally nice graphical polish.
  16. Epic in places, bland in others, Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony is certainly a premier dungeon crawler on the PSP, but doesn’t quite live up to the PC games on which it is based – not that they were ever true classics to begin with.

Awards & Rankings

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#26 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
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#27 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. MattC.
    Jul 20, 2008
    9
    This is the best hack and slash game for PSP, in many ways far superior of Untold Legends, mainly in the camera perspective and combatThis is the best hack and slash game for PSP, in many ways far superior of Untold Legends, mainly in the camera perspective and combat dinamics, characters and a huge weapoonary. The climax is the identical to Dungeon Siege II PC version. Ballanced difficulty and immersive stages, Throne of Agony is the final must for hack slash lovers PSP owners. Full Review »
  2. JeffS.
    Nov 4, 2006
    5
    Load times for entering the world map and areas are averaging 20-35 seconds. This includes entering towns, which you are going to do quite a Load times for entering the world map and areas are averaging 20-35 seconds. This includes entering towns, which you are going to do quite a bit to sell off all that loot. Worse, we're getting on average 10-20 second load times for MENU screens. Nothing says fun like waiting, and waiting some more, for your overhead map to appear so you can figure out where to go. Full Review »
  3. TonyL
    Jan 17, 2009
    7
    Tons of weapons and armor to find. And changing these actually changes the appearance of your character (what a concept.) Load times areTons of weapons and armor to find. And changing these actually changes the appearance of your character (what a concept.) Load times are mildly annoying but you get used to it. Overall a beautiful and highly addictive game. I would have rated it higher if not for the brutal ending. I felt cheated by how bad the end of this game was. Better ending = 9 rating. Full Review »