Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. But to really enjoy this game without feeling stupid for paying for it, you have to forget all about Champions of Norrath or any downloadable RPG you can go get on the internet for free.
  2. The limits to the number of quests to take on and number of players in a co-op game really hold the game back from being one of the best Arcade offerings around.
  3. Falling in the middle of good and mediocre, Arkadian Warriors stacks up as an adequate action game for the Xbox Live Arcade.
  4. 57
    We can handle repetitious gameplay in our dungeon crawlers -- it’s generally mindless fun. When you add in a total lack of variety in dungeon and mission design and just toss a bunch of generic monsters our way, it just becomes mindless.
  5. Too much formula and too little imagination make Arkadian Warriors rigid and dull.
  6. X-ONE Magazine UK
    As anticipation goes, it certainly delivers and keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what's going to happen next or whether there is another surprise yet to be revealed. [Issue#29, p.120]
  7. Good for some generic mindless fun with your friends.
  8. Official Xbox Magazine
    The frenzied pace makes for a pleasant enough co-op diversion, but it's also one that's devoid of meaning or longevity. [Feb 2008, p.79]
  9. When all is said and done, the fun factor suffers from the repetition, and the game – while it fits the download concept well, and is a good arcade idea – stumbles in places that should have been shining moments. Arkadian Warriors is too much like Gauntlet, without the cleverness of the levels.
  10. It's enjoyable for a quest or two, but then it feels like an exercise in mindless repetition.
  11. Arkadian Warrior could have been the Xbox Live Arcade's Diablo, but due to lazy programming, a boring story, repetitive level designs and crummy graphics, it just ends up being another average action RPG.
  12. The entire single player campaign is absolutely short; as in a handful of hours.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. JoeScore-Whore
    Dec 16, 2009
    All around poor execution. Too bad, I was looking for a cute hack n slash to play with my bro.
  2. Dade
    May 26, 2008
    This is a casual Gauntlet style dungeon crawler with RPG elements and i find it to be quite fun.
  3. Graphitti
    Jan 4, 2008
    Imagine Diablo with slightly better graphics and a childish plot. Ta Da! Arkadian Warriors. Mindless button mashing and hacking through Imagine Diablo with slightly better graphics and a childish plot. Ta Da! Arkadian Warriors. Mindless button mashing and hacking through dungeons for slightly better weapons and armor. Slightly cool that it has multiplayer. Full Review »