Eragon Xbox

Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 9 out of 20
Buy On
  1. Unless you're a hardcore fan of the book series and film, I'd take a pass on Eragon.
  2. 60
    It's kind of a cakewalk. You won't feel pressed to utilize just the right combos for a given situation, and health boosts are generously doled out. Even the highest difficulty is pretty forgiving.
  3. For a mediocre movie to game translation, $40 is just too much coin to drop for a game that can be played from end to end in a single weekend of casual gaming.
  4. Eragon is about as devoid of passion and energy as any project I've ever born witness to and the very lack of soul robs it of any chance to become something more than a quickie tie-in for a half-ass movie.
  5. Gamers' Temple
    54
    Eragon for the Xbox is a good example of why reading can be better than gaming. Buy the book instead.
  6. Great things are expected of the Eragon franchise, but this could be a thousand games we've played before. No single feature stands out as special, and the gameplay is all far too familiar.
  7. 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.
  8. Eragon isn't an awful game. The problem is that what is there isn't good.
  9. Eragon's redundancy and simplicity just offers too few reasons to keep playing.
  10. It feels too much like a light copy of the Lord of the Rings button-mashers Stormfront released a few years ago, only not as good.

Awards & Rankings

#63 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. ChrisN.
    Jan 11, 2007
    10
    I rated it a ten because it was good game. It was good because you could go to neat places and fight cool enemies and it follows the movie I rated it a ten because it was good game. It was good because you could go to neat places and fight cool enemies and it follows the movie really good! Full Review »