Dungeons & Dragons Heroes Xbox

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2003
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
Buy On
  1. Atari has mixed old-school dungeon hack games with modern gameplay to make D&D Heroes a pretty decent success.
  2. Cheat Code Central
    80
    The quintessential arcade-style RPG. Anyone can play it anytime. Some may say this game has training wheels but I like to think they're hooked up to a wheelie bar on a Harley.
  3. 85
    While the graphics seems to be a baby step back, the camera, which can zoom in and out, makes up for it. The gameplay is incredible, the musical score is impressive and the controls are fantastic.
  4. This is one of the best new multiplayer games and its exclusive to the Xbox, so you even get some system bragging rights to go along with your hack and slash adventures.
  5. Game Informer
    80
    I enjoyed my time with this title, but for most, the lack of variety and options will disappoint. [Nov 2003, p.163]
  6. 100
    Offers a smooth ramp of power, fast-but-strategic combat, and a real variety of gameplay. Alone, it's cool. With friends, it's a blast.
  7. A true delight, offering fast-paced hack and slash action gaming in the comfort of my living room. With a in-depth storyline, multiple quests, a hefty assortment of weapons and awesome graphics, Heroes is a solid title for those gamers who just love a good adventure.
  8. The roleplaying elements have been stripped-down and the play can feel repetitive at times, but all things considered Dungeons & Dragons Heroes is an enjoyable dungeon romp.
  9. 85
    Both a souped-up "Gauntlet" and a stripped-down "Dark Alliance"; it's not as pretty as it should be, but the gameplay is rock-solid, and the multiplayer mode is can't-miss entertainment.
  10. In terms of gameplay, there is little that is new or different here. While basically seamless, the overall gameplay is a rehash of other titles.
  11. A decently done hack-and-slash, harkening back to the days of "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance" on the consoles. This Xbox exclusive title doesn't hold up very well against its two-year-old cousin however, sporting spotty graphics and an inconstant frame rate.
  12. 83
    We all loved "Gauntlet" in the arcade and D&D Heroes captures the adventure-filled essence of that classic but with a very clever new control system that can be enhanced and refined in all sorts of interesting ways.
  13. The single player experience is good for a short while, but the repetitiveness of it all may tire on some gamers.
  14. netjak
    75
    There's something immensely satisfying about plowing through hordes of monsters with a group of friends, and Heroes does that exceptionally well, despite its other flaws.
  15. Heroes covers a totally different set of rules and a different story. And a strong multiplayer setup which allows players to jump in and out at will make this a game not only should you have, but one your friends should pick up too.
  16. Official Xbox Magazine
    90
    A splendid dungeon crawler that's one of the best co-op experiences on Xbox. [Nov 2003, p.108]
  17. 85
    Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes may get flack from the hardcore D&D crowd for simply being a "Diablo" clone set in the D&D universe, but it's still hard to deny the simple joy in teaming up with three friends to kick the crap out a Beholder.
  18. While the single-player game is also enjoyable this game was designed to be played with others. It's easy to pick up and difficult to put down. The fast-paced, frenzied gameplay will have you and your friends addicted for hours.

Awards & Rankings

#37 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. CameronK.
    Jun 2, 2006
    10
    4 player co op that's really fun.
  2. SupaFlySnooka
    Jan 29, 2006
    8
    If you're into co-op action RPGs such as Dark Alliance, X-Men Legends and Gauntlet Legends than this game is for you. I played this with If you're into co-op action RPGs such as Dark Alliance, X-Men Legends and Gauntlet Legends than this game is for you. I played this with 2 friends and it is a lot of fun and can actually get challenging at times unlike Gauntlet Seven Sorrows. Maybe not as fun by yourself, but at least worth the rental with some friends. I don't know what games(TM) is talking about, the camera never ever moves unless you tell it to, and is the same system found in any other game like this. Maybe they had a broken controller or sucked at the game. Full Review »
  3. JuanAntonioM.
    Apr 11, 2005
    9
    Buen juego. Me recuerda al Diablo I para PC. Adictivo y facil de jugar. Quizas esta falto de escenas para meterte mas en la historia, pero en Buen juego. Me recuerda al Diablo I para PC. Adictivo y facil de jugar. Quizas esta falto de escenas para meterte mas en la historia, pero en general el juego es bastante bueno. Esperemos que la saga no se quede aqui y podamos disfrutar de muchos D&D. Full Review »