Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 8 out of 25
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  1. A "Diablo II" golem – it looks like the original but lacks its heart and soul.
  2. One huge disappointment in Blade and Sword is the total absence of a multiplayer mode! Just a few good multiplayer options could have made this game a little more interesting or at least extended the replay value.
  3. 40
    And although Blade & Sword tries to make it more interesting with the custom combo system, it's still boring. Make that, boring and tedious. The levels aren't even randomized, so incentive to play again as a different character is limited.
  4. Computer Gaming World
    40
    If this game game came out four years ago, maybe. Today, no. [Apr 2004, p.86]
  5. One of the biggest flaws is that Blade & Sword lacks a multiplayer.
  6. There are no interesting weapons to find, no magical armor or shields, no amazing magic spells to learn, and no interesting enemies.
  7. Slicing and dicing is all very well, but Blade & Sword simply cries out for more depth. Occasionally enjoyable combat surely won't be enough for the game to compete against similar games on the market.
  8. Computer Games Magazine
    20
    Carl "Kung Fu Fighting" Williams would be happy about the addition of kung fu combo attacks (to the hack-and-slash formula), but everyone else will be bored silly by mindless repetition and deeply flawed design. [Apr 2004, p.73]
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Dui
    Dec 7, 2012
    9
    Simply beautiful. I can put this on the same level as Diablo II is. Shame they dont make games anymore with an atmopshere like this gem has.Simply beautiful. I can put this on the same level as Diablo II is. Shame they dont make games anymore with an atmopshere like this gem has. Recommended for ARPG fans. Full Review »
  2. Oct 14, 2012
    9
    One of the most underrated and one of the best arpg at all times. It does not have more sophisticated skill system or more classes, neitherOne of the most underrated and one of the best arpg at all times. It does not have more sophisticated skill system or more classes, neither graphics like Diablo II, but it will give you 200+ hours of amazing gameplay. It is very addictive, challenging. With Diablo 2, Titan quest... this is one of my top 3 arpg at all time. Highly recommended. I beated the game on hardest difficulty and coming back to this game even after more than 200hours in Diablo 3. This speaks for all. Try it, it is not worst like best arpg available. Full Review »
  3. PaxRomana
    Aug 14, 2005
    4
    Very bad grafics, It would have been ok in '98, but not nowadays. Gameplay gets pretty quick boring, and the fightings are very simple.Very bad grafics, It would have been ok in '98, but not nowadays. Gameplay gets pretty quick boring, and the fightings are very simple. This game is 6 years too late. Full Review »