Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 43
  2. Negative: 3 out of 43
Buy On
  1. Its great story, wonderful voice acting, and some pretty awesome Wii-mote gameplay make this a pretty good bet for the casual gamer, and who knows, maybe even a hardcore gamer or two as long as they don't mind the simple nature of the game.
  2. This won't appeal to everyone, but those willing to put up with tired genre formulas are bound to have some fun. [Mar 2008, p.102]
  3. 80
    Still, Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors offers a unique blend of game genres that coalesce together into an interesting game experience. [Mar 2008, p.84]
  4. Not the long epic DQ adventure people want, can be fun to play while it lasts, but some might not be compelled to play for a while it once it's completed.
  5. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    79
    A simple but fun on-rails slasher. [May 2008, p.84]
  6. Pelit (Finland)
    80
    A quite interesting actionadventure. The hack'n'slash-battles are simply entertaining. Too bad the movement is too restricted. [Aug 2008]

Awards & Rankings

#84 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#27 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. AndyH.
    Mar 30, 2010
    9
    While, it's not flawless, this is a great addition to the DQ series. It combines my two favorite genres in one, On-rails action and While, it's not flawless, this is a great addition to the DQ series. It combines my two favorite genres in one, On-rails action and traditional RPG. The combo works wonders, it's just simply too fun, slicing enemies about, and leveling up to tackle any problem. The only real complaint I have, is that sometimes the controls don't work to their fullest. Still, this is my favorite of the spin offs in this series, bar none. Full Review »
  2. Jun 1, 2011
    7
    Dragon Quest Swords is a combination of RPG and First Person Light Gun Shooter. As bizarre as that sounds it actually works to some degree.Dragon Quest Swords is a combination of RPG and First Person Light Gun Shooter. As bizarre as that sounds it actually works to some degree. The RPG aspect is pretty simple. You buy your weapons and armor, you level up by beating monsters, buy potions, etc. The light gun shooter aspect of the game is you select where you aim your sword and slash away at the evil doods. Sadly putting the two together means they both must suffer. The RPG aspect feels extremely light and the story feels cliché
    , there's only a handful of levels to go to and there's no real power ups you expect from a light gun shooter. But the game does manage to make do with what it has and if you can get pass the awkward control scheme at the beginning (D pad to move in a 3D space?!) then you should be fine. If you want a light RPG that will keep you moving, try this one. It should be in the bargain bins everywhere by now..
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  3. TashaB.
    Aug 28, 2009
    3
    After completing all legend of zelda games, i was looking for an equally as exciting game. after briefly looking at the cover and no attempts After completing all legend of zelda games, i was looking for an equally as exciting game. after briefly looking at the cover and no attempts to read reviews of the game i decided to give it a try. i would not recommend this game for anyone over the age of 7. it was a grave disappointment. i invested 5 hours of game playing to this poorly plotted game and decided its just not for me. u are restricted in your actions and in some parts its almost like you are on train tracks. you can literally hold the run button and it will guide you to your destination. where this may be an advantage to some gamers, it was irritating to me. i would have loved to have explored my surroundings a little more. like i said, i haven't put forth much effort to the game and i may have retreated a little early but there is little to no incentives to make me want to invest... sorry, waste anymore time with this game. Full Review »