Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 32
  2. Negative: 15 out of 32
Buy On
  1. While it's true that Eragon is not a game that will change your life or keep you hooked to your TV for 60 hours, it is a really damned fun co-op title where you and a buddy can wreak havoc on big orc-like critters with sick-looking neck-snapping and gut-stabbing moves.
  2. Expand the world a bit, and find a new wrinkle in the development or strength and talents of your characters.
  3. Unless you’re a hardcore fan of the book series and film, I’d take a pass on Eragon.
  4. The game's character models, voice-acting, and sweeping fantasy score are the only items that hold-up throughout the experience, with the combat system loosing its luster early due to overly repetitive gameplay.
  5. X-ONE Magazine UK
    60
    Yes it's a typical movie license, but that's not to say that Eragon won't appeal to gamers that like simple gameplay. [Issue 15, p.91]
  6. Having never read the book or watched the movie I was able to approach Eragon from a purely gaming standpoint and was totally disappointed. Not only did it not live up to the franchise material upon which it was based, it just wasn’t a good game.
  7. Even though the Xbox 360 version contains two additional levels and boss fight this is not really worth the price of admission since there are so many better games already out on the market.
  8. In the final analysis, however entertaining the movie might be, Eragon is an experience that’s better to read than it is to play.
  9. Littered with occasionaly glimmers of hope, Vivendi’s attempt to create a true killer-app sadly falls flat, with most of the game feeling uninspired and largely by-the-numbers.
  10. Eragon isn’t a bad game per se but is ultimately an average affair as it offers very little innovation to hack and slash gaming.
  11. If you’re dying to play a game like this, then EA’s Lord of the Rings games are very similar and far superior. And if you’re a die hard Eragon fan, then go with the GBA version instead and you’ll be a lot happier.
  12. Eragon continues the age old tradition of mediocrity in movie-licensed games.
  13. Eragon isn’t an awful game. The problem is that what is there isn’t good.
  14. The battle system is fairly shallow; the dragon riding is plagued by bad collision and controls; the presentation isn’t up to Xbox 360 standards; and the story is merely decent.
  15. Eragon's redundancy and simplicity just offers too few reasons to keep playing.
  16. The game seems to depend on a couple of nice ideas that you’ll repeat over and over again, thinking merely of the satisfaction of finishing the adventure rather than the fun you’ve had playing it.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
  1. CarcasGalactic
    Sep 26, 2006
    10
    This is my favorite book of all time. I have read it and Eldest 5 times each. This game gets a ten from the book. Wheather or not they screwThis is my favorite book of all time. I have read it and Eldest 5 times each. This game gets a ten from the book. Wheather or not they screw the game and the movie up we will seen but I am hoping that their both worth ten. The only dumb move, not having peter direct it but I supose he is to busy with the halo movie. oo well hopefully it still rocks ( Posted on 9/27/06 ) Full Review »
  2. Aug 12, 2013
    4
    unpolished repetitive action game, despite it many flaws game can provide entertainment with it surprisingly solid fight mechanics, otherwiseunpolished repetitive action game, despite it many flaws game can provide entertainment with it surprisingly solid fight mechanics, otherwise poor graphics, and repetitive Full Review »
  3. Jun 10, 2012
    10
    It's à awesome book, awkward camera, repetive Gameplay but it is best played in Coop, its much better if you have actually readIt's à awesome book, awkward camera, repetive Gameplay but it is best played in Coop, its much better if you have actually read the book but otherwise à fun albeit short game Full Review »