Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Feb 12, 2008
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 8 out of 27
Buy On
  1. Official Xbox Magazine
    45
    This mediocre trudge is definitely one you'll regret. [Apr 2008, p.79]
  2. 40
    Dark Messiah is a frustrating title, since moments of fun are outweighed by long stretches of tedium.
  3. Nearly two years after its buggy debut on the PC, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic comes to the Xbox 360 with even more problems.
  4. I could inundate you with tales of vital objects disappearing, level-ending enemies failing to appear, and an A.I. that fluctuates between omniscience and fetal stupidity.
  5. 30
    The staggering lack of quality apparent in Dark Messiah of Might and Magic Elements has left us incredibly disappointed.
  6. 30
    While the content is a mediocre for-gaming-babies version of a solid game, the technical issues are a whole new drag. In kind words: This is a pretty terrible port.
  7. 20
    Of all the painful aspects of Dark Messiah, the bulk of the problems lie with the controls. It feels like you're moving through a bowl of thick, hearty pea soup; simply walking through the game is exhausting.
  8. It’s sad to see a beloved series sink so low—like watching a childhood friend fall to drink and destitution, stumbling into the street to be hit by a truck.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. TankH.
    Feb 27, 2008
    10
    I feel like a god when I
  2. JackJ.
    Feb 26, 2008
    2
    This game is awful, it is an abomination of the pc version. The game is changed to the point where it should not be called the same thing, This game is awful, it is an abomination of the pc version. The game is changed to the point where it should not be called the same thing, the levels and story are twisted and distorted from the pc version, which wasnt exactly a masterpiece, but was still clearly better than this trash. Full Review »
  3. Sep 17, 2016
    6
    This games rating to me is clearly a 6 however please dont let that score turn you off just read the reviews here because this game isThis games rating to me is clearly a 6 however please dont let that score turn you off just read the reviews here because this game is actually worth a look as a very entertaining game. This game clearly has problems but for every problem it has there is a solution and the game is drastically fun if you go into the game knowing how to deal with the software before it deals with you. This game is a very fun cheesy game. It allows you to play it according to your tastes and this is where it excels. Is it high quality? Well no. Is it fun? Absolutely. Im going to address each downfall and the solution. Platforming. Ok, not sure why this game has platforming but it has some and the jump action sucks hard to be honest. However its not a rediculous amount and the upside is there are multiple paths to take so its not too big a deal. Just take a different path. Saving. Necessary and annoying but not a full on problem. If you die you lose your stuff since last checkpoint and have to repeat getting it back by trying to remember which part of the chapter you found it in. Thankfully the game has lots of save slots so be proactive to avoid this annoyance. I didn't come across many glitches but read other reviews there are some. Save often. Gameplay AI. Well, most of the game enemies are cheesy idiots with terrible combat however there are some really good effects and spells. The game was designed to allow you to plan traps and not be overwhelmed by speed. In turn bad AI gives plenty of time to set up planned traps and such forth. There is enough challenge its just not off the charts This is the draw of the game in my opinion. Being able to plan a funny demise to the enemies. You can kick them into spikewalls. you can set paths of exploding traps, you have pretty decent spells and a huge variety of weapons to play around with. This choice and freedom is where this game shines. Its not serious battle but it is wtf cheesy and uniquely fun. The same kind of draw as deadrising in a way I guess. What else. Well I really liked the chapter designs. Each was a small piece of the game if you want you just follow the linear path and complete the chapter or if you want to explore and take your time there was a lot of secret areas to get into and find neat stuff. I found the game entertaining and relaxing. As much as this game is low quality it really did draw me in and make me want to play it just because there was so much choice available. As a gamer this was a fun game. Its too bad it was so cheesy and low end but all things considered I actually do want to own this game for another playthrough. This game wont wow anyone but it definitely deserves a break as it is entertaining. I would recommend playing the game for a bit always saving here and there then put the game down for a few days to a week and carry on. The game does have too many annoyances for a straight playthrough. This is really its only problem in my opinion. Its not fully broken. Full Review »