Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
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  1. 74
    An addictive action RPG that just falls short of the mark due to sheer difficulty, linear game play and the lack of multiplayer options.
  2. 73
    In fact, it's one of those rare pieces of software that can make up for its gameplay mishaps because of its strong visceral appeal, joining the ranks of games like "Luigi's Mansion," "The Getaway," and "Clock Tower 3."
  3. The story is well done, and the story is fairly engaging, especially if you are already a fan of Salvatore's writings.
  4. One of those titles that fans of D&D might wish was a bit deeper and a lot longer. As an action title, it's decently presented, albeit repetitive, and has a creative control scheme, although not fully implemented.
  5. 65
    Despite the unique abilities of each party member, and the odd sections where you need to take advantage of said abilities in order to advance the level, most of your time playing Demon Stone will be spent jamming on one attack button over and over again.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    62
    As much as Demon Stone tried to suck me in with its impressive graphics and presentation, it pushed me away with rote gameplay and imbecilic A.I. [Dec 2004, p.148]
  7. Edge Magazine
    60
    Demon Stone suggests more potential than it fulfils, but it's a not-entirely-failed experiment in teaching old dice new tricks, and a follow-up with the same attention to detail but more ambitious design would be welcome. [Nov 2004, p.108]

Awards & Rankings

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#36 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. AB
    Jan 13, 2005
    4
    This only difference between this and "LOTR: Return of the King" is that "Return of the King" is actually fun.
  2. BlueFalcon
    Dec 24, 2004
    5
    The game looks and plays very much like ea's 'the two towers' & 'return of the king'. In fact, most of the enemies The game looks and plays very much like ea's 'the two towers' & 'return of the king'. In fact, most of the enemies could easily pass as lord of the rings characters (mostly orcs). But unlike the LOTR titles, the gameplay here feels awkward. Lining up with the enemy you want to hack and slash is needlessly difficult. It's because of the touchy controls and camera that somehow makes depth difficult to guage. Eventhough the actual graphics are strong, the animation is not. It looks good in screenshots, but not so good in motion. Demon Stone has some elements of a great game, but it's not the complete package. Full Review »