Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Still, it's immense fun for two players, and the game is easy enough for anyone to pick up and get immersed in. If you like D&D games and are up for some monster killing action, this is your game.
  2. The graphics are of unprecedented quality, and the gameplay is well implemented, balanced, addictive, and bug-free.
  3. Subtle touches like added rain and higher resolution go a long way, especially when a game is this beautiful to begin with. [Dec 2002, p.82]
  4. With great visuals, sound, controls and plenty of high-adventure, Dark Alliance is a very gratifying and addictive RPG experience.
  5. The [Xbox] game is crisper, has more resplendent visuals, a more balanced level of challenge, and swifter load times. [Dec 2002, p.142]
  6. It is a bit too short and a lot too linear, but the combination of great graphics, sound, and theme make for a fun experience.
  7. A great action-oriented RPG for those who like to spend more time killing hordes of monsters than reading screen after screen of conversational text.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. JobA.
    Mar 25, 2008
    Great game! I played it on the PS2 first and its basically the same on the x-box, maybe a little crisper graphics and smoother game play. I love it, I give it a 9.5. Full Review »
  2. NathanH.
    May 27, 2005
    Fun game! I also enjoyed the sequel. Although the graphics were unimpressive, the gameplay and the three different playable characters were entertaining. Full Review »
  3. AndrewO.
    Jun 21, 2004
    This game is the best RPG on Xbox so far, but I still have some doubts about it against Fable. ^_^