Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
Buy On
  1. 70
    Cooperative multiplayer mode aside, there's no "new generation" style hook and the resulting play mechanics therefore don't feel fresh (especially after two prequels), but the fundamentals are sound and the presentation better than you expect.
  2. For fans of the series or for fans of fantasy/adventure games in general, I can recommend this game. If that’s not your cup of tea, however, this is not the game to draw you in, because of the number of issues.
  3. Spyro grows up, flies in company, goes farther, glides over wider scenarios, but he doesn't better himself. The trilogy ends in a videogame which keeps alive the prestige of the franchise, although the power of the dragon should be improved in the future.
  4. However, for the adventure fans still looking for a fix, go back and give Twilight Princess another playthrough instead.
  5. This game is just not much fun. Spyro Dawn of the Dragon could have been a great game, but the game as a whole isn’t an engaging experience on the Wii. There are worthy qualities present, but they don’t succeed in raising this game above mediocrity. It’s hard to recommend this game to anyone except a die-hard Spyro fan.
  6. Lackluster gameplay makes this a disappointing conclusion to the Legend of Spyro series.
  7. This legend ultimately isn’t very legendary, stumbling in way too many places to get a good grade. You’re better off replaying Twilight Princess if you want something epic, or watching Lord of the Rings if you want something with Frodo Baggins in it!
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 12, 2012
    7
    this game is a little too hard im stuck at the level right before the dark master's lair level, fighting two of those mace wielding giantthis game is a little too hard im stuck at the level right before the dark master's lair level, fighting two of those mace wielding giant grublins at the same time, but it has the most interesting plot and awesome cutscenes of the trilogy, but i prefer TLOS: A New Beginning more. Full Review »
  2. Mar 18, 2017
    10
    I LOVE this game. The original trilogy is also fantastic but to be honest this is such a more memerable game with fantastic grafics, fenomenalI LOVE this game. The original trilogy is also fantastic but to be honest this is such a more memerable game with fantastic grafics, fenomenal soundtracks, amazing boss battles, great atmosphere and a engaging story. Dawn of the dragon is epic as hell an dshould be played by everyone Full Review »
  3. Jul 22, 2016
    7
    Dawn of the Dragon almost revives the series but not so much. The game does lack a lot and it is generic and the gameplay is stall butDawn of the Dragon almost revives the series but not so much. The game does lack a lot and it is generic and the gameplay is stall but everything else I like. Full Review »