Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 65
    While a few of the Darkspawn, the Ogre and Shriek, are fun to play around with, the short length, lack of customization options, and absence of any real character interaction make this bit of content too straightforward to be especially memorable.
  2. The worst of all of Dragon Age: Origins DLC. A short and uninspired trek through the final battle of the game from the baddie’s perspective doesn’t warrant any cheers as it fails to deliver any emotions or story into the field. [June 2010]
  3. In the end, Darkspawn Chronicles is a cheap piece of DLC with a number of issues, but if you enjoy Dragon Age’s combat system (or the prospect of two more achievements), you might some enjoyment out of it, especially if you read the codex entries that explain what happened while the Wardens were under Alistair’s employ.
  4. Although the idea of fighting along the Darkspawns is surely a thrilling premise, Darkspawn Chronicles proves to be a fairly mediocre add-on, unable to assure a fun and engaging experience throughout the one and only hour of gameplay it has to offer.
  5. Another hour that just offers the bare minimum of gaming, another shrug of disappointment.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jun 19, 2011
    To be honest this was my least favorite DA:O add-on. It is very short and somewhat pointless. The premise here is that you are a Hurlock commanding Darkspawn units during the siege of Denerim. This story takes place outside of the DA canon, in a story where the warden died during his joining and Alistair led the Wardens. There is no story here, but it is a fun little option to play. Full Review »
  2. Jan 14, 2011
    This five bucks wasted for one or two hours of pointless combat. Save your money. Try Awakening, Warden's Keep, or Stone Prisoner if you want DA DLC> Full Review »
  3. Dec 13, 2012
    A really pointless DLC that focuses on Dragon Age's weakest aspect.: The combat. The DLC seems more like a mini-game than an actual piece of serious content. While it is slightly amusing to play as the Darkspawn, it gets old after a few minutes once you realize you don't care about them at all. Truely Bioware: Why do this? I get the idea behind it, but somethings are only good on paper. Full Review »