• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2002
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  • Summary: New Legends™ is a third-person action game setting man against militia, in a world of tomorrow where both technology and tradition blend to create a rich, and threatening world. It's a thrilling combination of mysticism and machines, of religion and aggression, of blades and bullets.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 8 out of 22
  1. It pains me to think of how much of the game was either changed or lost since it was intended to be released on the PC back when I first saw it a couple years ago at E3...after the game's been dumbed down to play on a gamepad, I think some of that original magic was lost.
  2. 70
    New Legends could go down as one of the best bad games ever made.
  3. The combat is certainly fun, but not to the extent that you can overlook some of New Legends' other problems, like its camera issues and its short length. The game lasts only a little longer than five hours and lacks any extra features.
  4. The story isn’t a bad concept, the combat system is decent, and if the gameplay engine and graphics had been updated a bit, this could have been a good game.
  5. Xbox Nation Magazine
    Full of uninspired backgrounds, bland water effects, and collision detection that will make your skin crawl. [Spring 2002, p.92]
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    An epic game. But like other grand-scale projects, say the movie "Waterworld" for example, it ends up spreading itself too thin for its own good. [Apr 2002, p.144]
  7. New Legends is so beaten by "Dynasty Warriors 3" on the less powerful PS2 in visuals, control, theme, and playability that you have to pause and scratch your head to figure out how the Xbox is being taken advantage of.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. dddd
    Jan 4, 2004
    Beautiful Music and graphics.
  2. IsaacG.
    Mar 12, 2002
    This is a great game with sweet graphics.
  3. CoolMan
    Jul 15, 2003
    Yeah its alright.

Awards & Rankings

#54 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002