Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 8 out of 14
  1. An average game that employs the same battle system as numerous other Japanese-style dungeon crawls. Unfortunately, when you have seen so many, it is hard to get excited about another.
  2. Its fundamentals are solid enough, but too bland and redundant. [Jan 2003, p.78]
  3. What the deal with the blander-than-bland texturing? If I wanted to be lulled to sleep, I would read a selection from Minnesota's penal code. [Feb 2003, p.104]
  4. As it is only the most hardened fan would find any enjoyment here and we can only recommend that the door be locked and the key thrown away to this particular dungeon.
  5. The combat is engaging, but it grows repetitive and is extremely time consuming.
  6. A tinge of "Eent Horizon" looms in the air, but is under-realized due to the puzzling nature of the control. [Mar 2003, p.64]
  7. "Diablo" without the story, characters to converse or interact with, variety in graphics or, well, fun. It's just a tired, slow trudge through 10 levels of a dungeon you really have no motivation to enter in the first place. [Winter 2002, p.108]
  8. 40
    The same players who found relentless, party-balancing corridor fighting ultimately frustrating in a cute, cartoony game like "Evolution Worlds" won't find it any more refreshing here just because it's wearing a darker, spookier "Aliens" costume.
  9. This game is more of an action adventure without the combat. It's also a little shy on action and adventure.
  10. Any kind of story or action present in the game is quickly drowned by the boring repetition that drags this title down like a quagmire.
  11. 35
    It's just a mindless and pointless and boring dungeon crawl. In fact, it's a bit of an insult to other great dungeon crawlers like "Diablo" and "Baldur's Gate" to even call this a crawler at all.
  12. So devoid of anything worth merit, that it is almost comical.
  13. Overall, it's an experience that redefines the word "bland."
  14. Does one thing and one thing only: it adds one more RPG to the Xbox line-up, and whether or not that's a good thing depends on how desperate you are for a dungeon crawl.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. SomeoneElse
    Jan 16, 2005
    7
    Not a bad game, it can be a pretty fun game but it seems to become repetitive and it looks like they slacked off a bit, not utilizing the amazing graphics performance of the Xbox. Full Review »
  2. PurplePandaEater
    Jun 30, 2003
    9
    Good for trying to get back into the RPG swing, they haven't appealed to me since FFX if this is the first RPG youre going to play its a good game so you know what to expect, but since im not a big RPG fan i gave it 1 demerit. Full Review »
  3. JosephE.
    May 16, 2003
    10
    Great game with incredible replay value.