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Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
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  1. Aug 12, 2012
    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 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.
  2. AndyL.
    Nov 1, 2008
    The game rocks!! Sound-graphics-gameplay are all amazing in this one!!
  3. JuddMan
    Mar 12, 2009
    A thoroughly enjoyable game, once you get used to the controls, and even more fun with a friend.
  4. Apr 23, 2016
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The Legend of Spyro... More like The Legend of Boringness. So this is a game about exploration, but i just don't find the world really fun to explore. It's really confusing and its very easy to get stuck at times. And sometimes you don't even get enough tutorials on a few levels. For example. in one level in a place called Dragon City, you were supposed to close a door. However, i didn't know it meant, first use your fire ability in one of the spots and then close the door. The combat is also very tedious. It's a button mashing thing that just keeps repeating. It's just so boring too most of the time. So here's my list of the pros and cons:

    -Interestingly designed characters
    -A bit of atmosphere.

    Yes, that's literally it for the pros, so now we go to the bad things:

    -Lack of memorable characters
    -Button mashing combat
    -Not enough advice
    -Very confusing
    -Co-op almost needed for the entire game

    So, sorry Spyro fans but that's my rating to this game. And i don't even understand how the Wii port got
    better ratings than the other ports, even if it technically was the worst. So... yeah.
  5. Jul 22, 2016
    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 but everything else I like.

Awards & Rankings

#69 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#66 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Lackluster gameplay makes this a disappointing conclusion to the Legend of Spyro series.
  2. Nintendo Gamer
    Sky-high production values, lavish special effects and great fun to explore with a friend. A highly enjoyable adventure that you'll happily forgive for its shortcomings. [Christmas 2008, p.63]
  3. 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.