• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2004

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
Buy On
  1. Your $40 buys you nothing but a video version of the standard, real-life trading card game.
  2. 40
    The lackluster visuals, an unsophisticated setup, and tepid pacing render it more curiosity than keepsake, even for series die-hards.
  3. 40
    This is one of those games that will remind you that, many times, your imagination is the most powerful console.
  4. But most mystifying of all is the absence of any kind of multiplayer. There’s no Xbox live support and no two-player mode. Believe it or not, the only way to play with someone else is to have two consoles, two copies of the game, two TV’s and the Xbox link cable.
  5. If there had been Xbox Live support it would have at least given you some live players to compete against, but still would be a boring card-dueling game with too many confusing rules and a bland presentation.

Awards & Rankings

#91 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
#74 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Feb 16, 2013
    An exact rule for rule Yugioh game coming out on a home console wa a big deal, as most of the other yugioh games were twists of the yugiohAn exact rule for rule Yugioh game coming out on a home console wa a big deal, as most of the other yugioh games were twists of the yugioh card game. seeing this game, i was excited, i made sure it was backwards compatible with the 360, took it home and put it into the 360... not compatible. This was the beginning of a long strech of dissapointments with this game. a few months later, my girlfriedn gave me her old xbox with a bunch of games, so i decided to try again. i finally got to play the game, i was so excited. about 15 minutes into the game, i litteraly fell asleep. im not kidding, i slept for a good hour and a bit, a nice nap none the less, but i woke up and tried to play it again. and i couldnt. it was just so damn boring. and things that seemed small were starting to piss me off more and more. like if you lay a trap, anytime anything happens, it prompts you to activate the card, its just annoying. another thing that was bothering me was how bland the game looked. i love the 3d models and the cards, but the backrounds are so boring and uninteresting. i honestly tried so hard to like this game, i really did, but i just cant. everything about this game is so bland and boring. even the music was dissapointing, and i think its one of the main things that put me to sleep. this is a good concept, but was represented and executed in all of the wrong ways. it has a similair premise to dark duel stories, but in that game, the duels are much more fast paced,. the music is great, and theres more to the duesl themselves, the duels in this game however are very unexciting. even though i personally dont like this game (trust me, even i dont see why, i look at the premise and the menus and all the yugioh characters, get excited, and then start dueling and get bored) i still think that as a game, this isnt that bad, especially since it represents the yugioh card game in 3d, plain and simple. i dont like this game, but i still reccomend it for yugioh fans, who enjoy just playing the card game in digital form. no more, no less. Full Review »
  2. JustinH.
    May 17, 2005
    This game is one of the best games I've played in a long time. this game is addicting.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jan 1, 2005
    You have got to be a 400 pound man to play this, why not just buy some real yu-gi-oh card.