Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. Seems to have sprung up from the sharp minds of bored high school students who probably spent too much time playing "Gauntlet." [Winter 2002, p.109]
  2. Unlike "Gauntlet," Black Stone is so poorly executed, that it is absolutely no fun to play. [Feb 2003, p.104]
  3. It baffles me how a game like this could be made. I cannot fathom why, during the development process, someone did not just say, “Enough is enough,” and scrap the project entirely.
  4. Like a botched cloning experiment from a B movie, with developer Xpec Entertainment playing the mad scientist's role and Gauntlet playing the test subject. The beast that's emerged from the cloning chamber is just what you'd expect: a shambling, ugly, and dumb version of the source material.
  5. 40
    A good-looking but brain-dead, thumb-numbing game.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. God
    Jun 13, 2003
    This game is ok but all i wanted to no is eventully do u get new weapons and clothing like in gauntlet legends ?
  2. Sideshow_Bob
    Apr 27, 2003
    I can't believe I paid full price for this game! I am so starved for a GOOD RPG for the Xbox I heard that is was a roleplaying game (loosely). The controld are set up okay, but the movement to the game is very blocky. The controls are slow and unresponsive when trying to attack quickly. And I am not at all fond of some of the camera view while fighting. This was just a very poor attempt at a Guantlet Legacy clone. I think this compnay should rethink it's staff for making a game like this. But worst of all shame on me for buying this garbage. Full Review »
  3. JackHandy
    Apr 11, 2003
    This game reminds me of a cheap whore. It's fun for a while but when it's over, you're left with a rash and a headache.