Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon Xbox

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Gamestyle seriously can't imagine anyone NOT having a good time with the game; the story is strong, scripting is well-done, characters are likable and the humour is abundant and at times very sarcastic.
  2. The primary downside to The Sleeping Dragon is its linear gameplay and simplified control scheme that will turn off some gamers. Overall I felt that TSD was a breath of fresh air.
  3. If you’re looking for a fast paced adventure game with guns a blazing and peril at every corner, move on. On the other hand if you’re a fan of games like "Syberia" and even the "Myst" series you may want to give Broken Sword a serious look-see.
  4. One of those games where the reviewer just bangs his or her head on their desk because it’s such an average title, since you can’t go wrong recommending it or advising people to avoid it.
  5. The story, while involving, mainly because of the excellent character development, plays out quite linearly and this makes it feel as you’re playing an interactive movie.
  6. The plot, graphics and general fun of discovery should be enough to keep you happy despite the fact that 12 hours is about all the time it'll take you to complete the game.
  7. Many of the puzzles are somewhat straightforward in design, and while ensuring players are less likely to hit those infuriating brick walls typically found in the genre's great titles, your input into the proceedings once again tends to feel slightly shallow and less rewarding than before. [Christmas 2003, p.108]
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. SteveD.
    Jan 9, 2004
    4
    What this game needs is more doors. Locked ones. That can never be opened. Yeah, it needs more doors. And puzzles involving finding new ways What this game needs is more doors. Locked ones. That can never be opened. Yeah, it needs more doors. And puzzles involving finding new ways to open said doors. I won't be happy until there are more doors in the game than homebase. ... Shame on you Edge ... Full Review »
  2. Richard
    Dec 16, 2003
    4
    Another flawed XBOX conversion, avoid or buy on the PC, the game is very glitchy and bugged, this was confirmed by 3 memebers of my local Another flawed XBOX conversion, avoid or buy on the PC, the game is very glitchy and bugged, this was confirmed by 3 memebers of my local game store. Whoever is doing these XBOX conversions needs to be sacked! Full Review »
  3. JamesD.
    Dec 4, 2003
    9
    Wasnt sure of the 3-D engine before purchase, but the transition from 2-D to 3-D really works!