Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
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  1. This is a fantastic title, and should score points both for Diablo-style dungeon crawlers as well as adventure/RPG hybrid lovers. With no load time between levels, it’s also good for those with shorter attention spans.
  2. 90
    Almost a full-fledged sequel in its own right. Not only do you get the full original game, but you also get a new campaign with a more than respectable amount of game time, new spells, treasures, monsters, and improved interface options.
  3. Technically, this can be considered a stand alone product but we’d like to think of it as two games in one - and for a retail price of $29.90, Dungeon Siege : Legends of Aranna is an exceptional value!
  4. Considering you get all this for thirty bucks, I see no reason why every action RPG or DS fan shouldn't go out and grab this one right now. If you're into addictive games, I can almost guarantee you won't be disappointed with LoA.
  5. The storyline is really showing its age and aside from new some new features to make the game a bit more convenient (as in more storage space), this is a case of second verse same as the first.
  6. Aimed at the first-time player – for everyone else, go download a mod. [Score intended for those who don't own "DS" already.]
  7. Legends of Aranna’s best selling point might be how much of a bargain it is, at least if you never bought the original game. Since it’s priced as an expansion at $30 but actually has two full games, it's one of the best PC deals this year.
  8. With a huge core game and a substantial expansion pack all bundled together for about $30 you won't find a greater RPG bang for your buck.
  9. Fans of action role-playing games like "Nox," "Dark Stone," "KnightShift," or even the popular "Diablo II" (some of my all time favorite action games) should give this expansion a closer look.
  10. The AI that aids you in controlling your party is excellent. Unfortunately, it's so excellent that you just have to point and click where you want them to go and they'll battle their way through...If you own Dungeon Siege already: 68.
  11. 80
    The story's not really any more involving, and the game still lacks the personality of Blizzard's seemingly insurmountable Diablo 2, but there's no denying its slick looks, interface and the hours of absorbing gameplay on offer.
  12. PC Gamer
    Thin and familiar, but it offers some terrific hacking and slashing. [Feb 2004, p.72]
  13. It's a welcome and entertaining addition to an excellent game. [PC Zone]
  14. Legends of Aranna delivers. With about fifteen hours of gameplay, lots of new items to collect, and a horde of monsters and boxes to destroy, this expansion offers plenty for gamers who love to increase stats and find fancy weapons and armor. [Jan 2004, p.155]
  15. Fans or previous owners of the game may want to hedge their purchase based on how desirous they are of limited exploration, repetitive gameplay mechanics and mild additions that could’ve been presented with a basic patch against the story of the Shadow Jumper.
  16. 74
    Multiplayer has been greatly improved, with characters' journal state now being saved, so playing through one of the campaigns with a friend or two is a much more satisfying.
  17. I don’t think the storyline can get much more generic than this, and I honestly don’t think it’s told and directed very well.
  18. 70
    Legends of Aranna isn't radically different! Who'd a thought an expansion pack would actually just expand the original game and be done with it!?!
  19. Computer Gaming World
    It's a maddeningly beautiful game filled with the tedium of being an observer more than a player. [Feb 2004, p.81]
  20. 70
    Plainly average and tends to bring the faults of the parent game to the forefront without being able to hide them under slick layers of production and ambiance.
  21. Simply more of Dungeon Siege. There’s new stuff, new areas, new dungeons and so on. More, however, isn’t always better. While there’s a stack of new additions, the new campaign is less entertaining than the original.
  22. This RPG is full of lush graphics and beautiful effects but completely devoid of a decent story, character development, and anything resembling depth.
  23. Computer Games Magazine
    Like its predecessor, this might not be the most memorable roleplaying experience out there, but it will still keep you enthralled. [Feb 2004, p.70]
  24. 60
    For those of you who haven't played the original Dungeon Siege, it's included with this expansion pack for free. This is a tremendous value. For pure monster-hacking goodness, it's really hard to beat Dungeon Siege.
  25. Legends is a 15- to 20-hour long expansion that packs more of the same type of dungeon-crawling gameplay from the original--with an emphasis on the "crawling" part.
  26. The $29.99US MSRP seems somewhat reasonable, unless you object to spending that kind of money on different versions of a two year old game.

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User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. PeterK.
    Dec 11, 2003
    OK, so it is linear and violent and repetitive. I loved the original and this expansion cost me a few sleepless night too!
  2. MateusC.
    Feb 3, 2006
    If you didn't play the first game, this is your chance. If you know Dungeon Siege think this only a weak expansion compared with original game.
  3. AndreasI.
    Feb 14, 2005
    I was expecting the expansion pack beacause i thought that they might put some extras like class and something like that but they didnt! They I was expecting the expansion pack beacause i thought that they might put some extras like class and something like that but they didnt! They didnt even put something new to character creation! Its a nice game to spend your time for fun especially On-Line but i am waiting for Dungeon Siege 2. Full Review »