The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Xbox

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
Buy On
  1. Play Magazine
    85
    With any luck Krome's overhaul will prove lucrative enough to warrant them continuing the brand, flying Spyro into next-gen skies and who knows, perhaps a veritable rebirth. [Oct. 2006, p.54]
  2. AceGamez
    80
    This new Legend is one you'll enjoy immensely while it lasts and crave once it's over.
  3. A pretty sweet game. I just hope that Krome and Sierra will succeed in their experiment to bring a new age of gamer to the once-cutesy character. If not, this might be the last Spyro we ever see – and that would be a shame.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    79
    Attractive game reworked properly for the younger types. Help make Spryo truly famous once more. [Christmas 2006, p.125]
  5. 77
    The franchise has gotten a serious lift in nearly every area. The overall gameplay was extremely solid for a children's title, the overall presentation was baffling complex – with everything from scripted story events and innovative enemy entrances – and the overall audio/graphical design is definitely stronger than we expected.
  6. A game worth playing if you're a dracophile, if you like the character or like animated movies, and if you're not averse to starting over with a fresh slate.

Awards & Rankings

#16 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. StuartL.
    Sep 25, 2006
    10
    This game is truely one of the best games of its genre. Definately the best of the spyro franchise.
  2. Nov 14, 2015
    8
    If you can accept that this game took a large step away from the mechanics of previous Spyro games, this is a game you will regret not pickingIf you can accept that this game took a large step away from the mechanics of previous Spyro games, this is a game you will regret not picking up. With a great story, top-notch music, and beautiful graphics for the Xbox, this was a great start to The Legend of Spyro trilogy. Full Review »
  3. Aug 12, 2012
    9
    So much better than Dawn Of The Dragon, although almost all the enemies are the same, colored a little differently and are more powerful thanSo much better than Dawn Of The Dragon, although almost all the enemies are the same, colored a little differently and are more powerful than the last one you fought in the level before the one you are on, it gets a little repetitive, but when half a dozen apes coming at you at the same time, you don't really think about that, and i have yet to play The Eternal Night. this re-boot to the spyro series is my favorite out of the trilogy so far, i have yet to beat Dawn Of The Dragon, and i hear its insanely hard. Lord have mercy X( Full Review »