• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Mar 6, 2002
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8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

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  • Summary: Gauntlet's hack-and-slash gameplay continues in Gauntlet: Dark Legacy. You and up to three of your friends must work as a team through eight dangerous worlds. As one of eight different characters, you'll vanquish creatures, evade traps, and search for treasure. Character-based power attacks,Gauntlet's hack-and-slash gameplay continues in Gauntlet: Dark Legacy. You and up to three of your friends must work as a team through eight dangerous worlds. As one of eight different characters, you'll vanquish creatures, evade traps, and search for treasure. Character-based power attacks, magic potions, new power-ups, and combination moves add to the mayhem. The game save system allows players to transfer evolving characters from their own machine to a friend's to take on the dungeon together. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. The game is still fun, and still retains the exploratory element that made the first game so addictive.
  2. A complete and pleasant surprise for me. It's not a thinking-man's game, but mindless fun has its appeal. The multiplayer aspect is good, too.
  3. If you are more into structured RPGs or adventures with a little more plot, story, and character interaction...you may want to run to the video store for this one and see if it's for you.
  4. An average title, the gameplay isn't quite solid but there are enough elements to keep you battling for more frantic action.
  5. 58
    Especially boring was the fact that characters that die cannot be brought into the game immediately -- you have to go back to the nexus (that's not what it's called, but hey, it's my review) and get them, restarting the level again in its entirety. Ugh.
  6. 50
    As a single-player experience it's rare to want to play it for more than 20 or so minutes straight through.
  7. Play Magazine
    40
    If Gauntlet were a used car, It'd be a '72 Pinto with 400,000 miles on it. [May 2002, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. BrianA.
    Apr 3, 2006
    10
    a almost perfectly made game definetly a must have on gamecube.
  2. LarryR.
    Jan 27, 2005
    10
    I love this game, I don't grt tired of playing it. in fact it's almost the only one I play.
  3. ChristopherS.
    Nov 17, 2002
    10
    Filled with gold, power-ups, and some really awsome moves. One of the best multi-player games I have ever seen.
  4. Mikkel
    Feb 22, 2005
    10
    Why is this game rated so lowly? Its amazing!
  5. Jul 24, 2021
    9
    This game is great. The "pros" are wrong in their rating. One of the few games I still play through from this console era.
  6. jhorkmn.
    Sep 5, 2005
    8
    the graphics reek, but i like this game. hack and slash it is. its fun, especially with friends. get 4, and have a blast! and you can always the graphics reek, but i like this game. hack and slash it is. its fun, especially with friends. get 4, and have a blast! and you can always add to the immense variety by simply switching characters. many of them r different. Expand
  7. DanielN.
    Jul 14, 2002
    7
    This game is good and at some points bad my friend loves but likes sonic better. I am the same.

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Awards & Rankings

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#26 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
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#36 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002