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  • Summary: Fight for mankind as one of the many different human forces, with a huge arsenal of high tech weaponry at your disposal. Take to the skies as a terrifying dragon and reign terror over the world, savaging the earth and destroying everything in your path breathing fireballs and napalm. (TheFight for mankind as one of the many different human forces, with a huge arsenal of high tech weaponry at your disposal. Take to the skies as a terrifying dragon and reign terror over the world, savaging the earth and destroying everything in your path breathing fireballs and napalm. (The player can choose whether they play as either a Human or a Dragon following two different routes--In effect two games in one.) Experience numerous action packed missions, including the desecration of central London, military style reconnaissance activities, third person shootouts and heroic fire fighting rescues. Third person shoot-em up action taking place over scorched landscapes, the result of battles between two species competing for survival - human and dragon. [BAM! Entertainment] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. A fast-paced game with loads of action. The game looks good and plays well.
  2. A very decent action game which packs a pretty good punch.
  3. Play Magazine
    60
    It's gritty and grey, a joy to control, and above all, it's unique in its presentation, allowing the player to play as human or dragon. [Dec 2002, p.88]
  4. Ambitious in construction and theory, but lacking in overall gameplay and entertainment value, Reign of Fire limps half-heartedly to the finish line.
  5. It’s not a perfect game by any stretch of the imagination, but Reign of Fire certainly captures the adventurous spirit and atmosphere of its motion picture counterpart.
  6. Excitement quickly fades, leaving you with a game with unresponsive controls and lackluster action.
  7. Cheat Code Central
    40
    You may begin to find yourself suffering from the Too-Much-Sameness disorder. Symptoms include boredom and the unwillingness to complete the game.

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  1. TomM.
    Apr 5, 2007
    10
    I can't understand some of the reviews above that complain about the controls - this for me is the best vehicle combat game I've I can't understand some of the reviews above that complain about the controls - this for me is the best vehicle combat game I've ever played. Games like twisted metal have no skill. This game lets you aim without driving straight at the target - great! Expand
  2. RyanM.
    Feb 13, 2003
    7
    This game is addicting in the beginning until you realize how darn slow you are, and look up and thousands of dragons are bombarding you. This game is addicting in the beginning until you realize how darn slow you are, and look up and thousands of dragons are bombarding you. It's an alright game, but the dragons should be more scarce to actually make it physically possible to beat. Expand
  3. May 30, 2021
    7
    Reign of fire is a game where you play both human and dragon missions. It is a game which contains 16 missions and they get tough fast. TheReign of fire is a game where you play both human and dragon missions. It is a game which contains 16 missions and they get tough fast. The controls for the most part are decent however there is no sensitivity controls and I found the aim control too "spazzy" for my likings which detracted from my enjoyment quite a bit. I was stuck with adjusting auto aim sensitivity which isn't really what I wanted but one I decided was going to be the compromise I had to go forward with. The gameplay itself was better than I expected. This game had low reviews and is movie based so I wasn't expecting much but to my surprise the gameplay gets hard and hectic and a lot happens in real time to keep you active and entertained. My gripe with the game is that there are not well spaced checkpoints and if you fail a mission you go back to the start and my God that can be painful. Thankfully the gameplay is decent but I do feel this will be the area of design which makes people rank the game on the lower side cuz the game itself has some good stuff going on. Hopefully you game with a helmet on because you will want to bang your head into something in frustration at some point in the game. Expand
  4. Matt
    Mar 13, 2003
    6
    The game play at the beginning fothis game is awesome, but then you get to the later levels and it just gets too hard.
  5. BenN.
    Mar 15, 2003
    5
    The game is good at first but gets near impossible at the end, the graphics ain't great but it's an alright game, good choice if The game is good at first but gets near impossible at the end, the graphics ain't great but it's an alright game, good choice if there is nothing else u fancy buying. Expand