• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jan 12, 2003
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 55
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 55
  3. Negative: 7 out of 55

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  1. Jan 19, 2011
    This game was incredibly underrated. It's a shame not that many people got to experience this amazing game. It's kinda sad that a next generation version of this franchise hasn't been made yet.
  2. Jan 7, 2014
    As you can see, the negative reviews are complete baloney and make no good points about any supposed flaws in this game. In reality, this is the king of rail shooters. It takes a ton of skill and practice to complete the game even on normal mode, and the mechanics are very deep. You have a lot more freedom to move and shoot than any other rail shooter out there, as you can pan the camera 360 degrees to shoot things all around you. You can even move around bosses, literally, to the front, sides, and back, as you please. Add to all this the ability to change dragon forms between 3 different dragons, and a complex leveling system, and you have a crazy gem of a game. There's absolutely loads of replay value here, too. Besides just trying to master the main game, you can unlock special scenarios and the original full Panzer Dragoon game that came out on the Sega Saturn. The only flaws the game has are just in figuring out how the heck to beat some of the bosses, but as this does add to the replay and challenge, it's really no big deal. With a beautiful shooter like Orta packaged with the original classic game, you have to give this game a high score. The effort they put forth is tremendous, and it shows. Expand
  3. Sep 5, 2013
    Perfect Game. 10 fast levels, with a magnificent gameplay skill-based and a lot of tough boss battle. The graphic is awesome, expecially for the year of release, musics also are good. The background story is really interesting and it's a shame that Panzer Dragoon Saga, the "prequel", is so expensive to buy...and rare to buy. This game introduced me inside the "Panzer Dragoon world", Orta is probably one of my favourite game of all time. Hope that Sega (maybe with Nintendo?) one day will retake this series again...
    10/10, brilliant, perfect, awesome.

Universal acclaim - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 86
    Simply gorgeous. From both a design standpoint and a technological one, Orta is one of the richest experiences you can have involving both your Xbox and your eyes.
  2. 84
    Unfortunately, Panzer Dragoon Orta came up short, literally, with it's complete lack of actual gameplay. This game felt like more of a coin-op than an actual console game.
  3. Orta actually comes packed with a few surprising enhancements, injecting some depth into the gameplay. [Jan 2003, p.105]