User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
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  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 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 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. Expand
  2. ChrisP.
    Feb 28, 2008
    9
    IT bring something NEW!!! and it is fun in every standard. The total content ashould last about 25-30 hours of gameplay and it has seriously good re-play value. DQS is on par with the best Wii games you can buy. This is the type of game the Wii was built for and is something that can only be delivered with the Wii. DQS has set a new standard for what can be done with the Wii-mote and IT bring something NEW!!! and it is fun in every standard. The total content ashould last about 25-30 hours of gameplay and it has seriously good re-play value. DQS is on par with the best Wii games you can buy. This is the type of game the Wii was built for and is something that can only be delivered with the Wii. DQS has set a new standard for what can be done with the Wii-mote and provides the fresh new game experience I cannot get from other games. Expand
  3. 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. 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 twoDragon 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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Awards & Rankings

#86 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#24 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
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
  1. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    79
    A simple but fun on-rails slasher. [May 2008, p.84]
  2. 70
    It isn’t the prettiest title for the Wii, but if RPGs tickle your fancy, it’s still worth a try.
  3. If you're looking for an on-rails slasher that is good for 7-10 hours, you will probably enjoy this title. If you’re looking for a full-fledged RPG experience, however, you’re better off looking elsewhere.