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. 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.
  2. 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.
  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. AceGamez
    80
    This new Legend is one you'll enjoy immensely while it lasts and crave once it's over.
  5. 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]
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    79
    Attractive game reworked properly for the younger types. Help make Spryo truly famous once more. [Christmas 2006, p.125]

Awards & Rankings

#16 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 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 »