Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone Xbox

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
Buy On
  1. Official Xbox Magazine
    84
    Demon Stone is absolutely relentless. [Jan 2005, p.81]
  2. It's considerably derivative and it doesn't bother with experimental gameplay or ideas.
  3. A solid action-adventure game that offers the exhilaration of participating in a series of intense and large-scaled melee conflicts.
  4. It may not be wholly original, but it is terrifically polished and, basically, a lot of fun.
  5. Warcry
    80
    My main objection to Demon Stone is its length. The game is MUCH too short.
  6. It's not the deepest RPG out there, but it's still a lot of fun to play.
  7. An evolutionary step above what Stormfront did with "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," and players who appreciate that brand of brute-force, hack-and-slash gameplay should find in it a great-looking and enjoyable, if somewhat familiar, experience.
  8. These types of games do become repetitive and this certainly applies here as well, but thanks to a strong story written by NY Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, Demon Stone has a lot more going for it than most titles in the genre.
  9. Play Magazine
    75
    Who can argue with this level of artistry? [Jan 2005, p.67]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 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 »