• Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Nov 25, 2002
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: Taking place on an Island in the Mediterranean Sea called Argus, Rygar: The Legendary Adventure, tells the tale of a noble warrior determined to save the Princess Harmonia and bring the Island of Argus back to a state of peace. [Tecmo]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    Imagine the visual pageantry of "Devil May Cry" populated with the characters of "Dead or Alive," applied to a Greco-Roman era action-adventure. [Dec 2002, p.58]
  2. I'm surprised to say that this is a title that you could play through once, then turn around and play through it another 5 times or so to unlock all of the goodies.
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    Stunningly beautiful - jaw-dropping at times... One of the finest action games I've ever played. [Jan 2003, p.137]
  4. This is actually one of the best adventure games we’ve played in a long time—even if pseudo-Conan is killing beasts by the thousands with something from Toys “R” Us.
  5. PSM Magazine
    80
    A truly epic adventure. [Holiday 2002, p.38]
  6. 80
    Though it only takes five hours to beat, the overall package is so focused and addictive that most will want to play it more than once.
  7. There are a variety of attacks and moves that can be mastered for the Diskarmor, but sadly you will often find yourself simply using the most straightforward attacks as they are not only the easiest to execute, but also are less likely to leave Rygar open for attack by any one for the handful of different enemies in the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 22, 2017
    10
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  2. EricH.
    Oct 23, 2003
    10
    Great game, not repetitive, ok story, great weapon system, great visuals, great gameplay, an over-all great game...........but this game soGreat game, not repetitive, ok story, great weapon system, great visuals, great gameplay, an over-all great game...........but this game so they make a sequel!!! Expand
  3. Mar 31, 2013
    10
    My brother got this for christmas a very long time ago.. The game is outstanding, absolutely great. I like the gameplay and the area's youMy brother got this for christmas a very long time ago.. The game is outstanding, absolutely great. I like the gameplay and the area's you discover, whats most fun is the puzzles you do. Some parts you will go into circles but if you watch carefully and concentrate enough then you will like it. Expand
  4. KingP.
    Mar 7, 2003
    8
    Not Bad.
  5. Oct 8, 2020
    8
    The Rygar reboot for the PS2 is good fun. Unfortunately, it hasn't aged well. Movement is slow, combat is clunky and the fixed camera isn'tThe Rygar reboot for the PS2 is good fun. Unfortunately, it hasn't aged well. Movement is slow, combat is clunky and the fixed camera isn't too good. Also, the limited enemy types aren't very imaginative. This is an action-adventure in the tradition of Onimusha. Three years later, God of War put it to shame. Regardless, this game was terrific when it first released. I would rate it with an 8 out of 10. Expand
  6. May 10, 2020
    8
    Very nice hack and slash. Lot of weapons.. i mean shields. Good story. Recommended.
  7. Jan 19, 2011
    4
    Definitely a Devil May Cry sort of a clone. The diskarmor mechanics are strange and not as intuitive as I'd like, what with the combos andDefinitely a Devil May Cry sort of a clone. The diskarmor mechanics are strange and not as intuitive as I'd like, what with the combos and upgrades.

    The graphics and level design are great and spooky, and they take me back to Shadow of the Colossus, but the dialogue and cut-scenes are pretty terrible. Rygar's speech is the worst.

    This is the best rating I'd give for a game I don't have interest in playing for very long. Doesn't mean it won't work for the console action gamer, especially if you like DMC or similar games.
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#43 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002