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  • Summary: A wicked creature based action game set in a fantasy world where a war is being waged between three factions vying for total power. The key to gameplay is high-intensity creature combat featuring action-oriented flight and combat systems that make the player feel like they are controllingA wicked creature based action game set in a fantasy world where a war is being waged between three factions vying for total power. The key to gameplay is high-intensity creature combat featuring action-oriented flight and combat systems that make the player feel like they are controlling powerful beasts of war. Dragons, demons, unicorns, and dozens of other mythical denizens inhabit Savage Skies. The game features more than 27 unique missions, 9 in each faction's campaign, and the ability to unlock up to 24 creatures, 7 multiplayer levels, and tons of hidden gameplay modes. [BAM! Entertainment] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. It doesn't damage the reputation of fantasy games, but it doesn't make any spectacular leaps and bounds with it.
  2. 70
    The gameplay is strong, and entertaining.
  3. Unfortunately, sometimes less than average graphics overall + bad sound + two faction’s missions being too difficult = probably skipped over in the retail game store.
  4. Game Informer
    55
    It's not a complete failure, per se, but its gameplay is generations behind games that were released five years ago. [June 2002, p.79]
  5. 52
    There's just not enough skill, diversity, or excitement involved in Savage Skies, and certainly not enough incentive to keep slogging through the repetitive missions.
  6. PSM Magazine
    40
    The generic rock soundtrack can't save the mediocre graphics. [May 2002, p.28]
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    38
    A bland flight-combat shooter. [June 2002, p.114]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MaxO.
    Jun 27, 2002
    8
    Overall a good fantasy flight game.
  2. Sep 26, 2021
    7
    Finally an almost new game style idea. The last game that simulated flying on a dragon, that I remember, was Dragonstrike on DOS 1990.Finally an almost new game style idea. The last game that simulated flying on a dragon, that I remember, was Dragonstrike on DOS 1990. Graphically this games looks like the very first generation of PS2 games, so even for 2002 when it came out in north america it is mediore. The animation is not the best, there are some clipping issues and the resolution looks like PS1. But it is fun to fly around on dragons, giant eagles and winged monsters. The variety of flying animals is great, the different weapon styles and the different mission styles lead to an very entertaining experience. The biggest issue for me is, that it is too short, as there are only 9 mission for each of the three camps, especially becaus only the first camp is easy enough to enjoy. I like the trashy cut scenes, the rock soundtrack and the fact, that the flying riding animals don't steer like planes, but have their own style. A pity they didn't balance the difficulty better with the second and third part of the missions. Expand
  3. May 15, 2016
    5
    Savage Skies was a air combat game that was really creative but needed help on graphics, story, and probably needed a budget. Was a fun gameSavage Skies was a air combat game that was really creative but needed help on graphics, story, and probably needed a budget. Was a fun game growing up but the cut-scenes still make me cringe even with my nostalgia goggles on. Expand

Awards & Rankings

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#90 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002