Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
80
Based on 18 scores, 18 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Deep combat.
  • Great replay value.
  • Challenge system.

Cons:

  • Dated visuals.
  • Infinite seems to be a little cheesy.

Expert reviews and ratings

By AsiaOne on 80

I was an arcade junkie and Dungeons And Dragons (D&D) pen-and-paper gamer in my younger days.So, I took naturally to the Tower Of Doom and Shadows Over Mystara like fish to water when both D&D-themed hack-and-slash games appeared at the local...

By EuroGamer on 80

The result was and remains a refreshing hybrid that functions as a solo experience and positively shines when questing together. It's a ball-breaker in terms of difficulty - something that's unavoidably muffled by the limitless credits you can now chew through without a second thought - but if this means more gamers can now experience...

By Gaming Nexus on 74

Chronicles of Mystara is a must-have for any fan of the original arcade releases, or D&D fans in general. However, the charm of this package is going to be lost on anyone who wasn't already sold on these games in the...

By IGN on 83

Chronicles of Mystara’s long-awaited English-language home debut has been handled with great care, bringing us an experience that’s virtually identical to the arcades and successfully tugging at nostalgic heartstrings. It’s great to see these two former arcade-exclusive mainstays finally get the restoration they deserve.

By EuroGamer DE on 70

Meditations-Gehirnverrenker-Spiel, das euren Verstand martert, aber nie zur Verzweiflung bringt. Gebt ihm vor allem auf dem PC, aber auch auf den Konsolen eine Chance, euch erst zu verzaubern und dann zu ärgern. Manchmal gehört das dazu. Nicht hier, aber was will man machen. Wetter und Jahreszeiten kommen und gehen halt wie sie wollen.

By GameSpot on 75

However, for anyone who has waited the better part of two decades to play these games, their arrival on modern platforms is nothing short of awesome. Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is a great port of two delightful games, and unsurprisingly, they're the very best versions that you can get your hands on.

By GamingNexus on 88

With multiple paths and plenty of unique characters to play, there's definitely a lot of reason to play these Dungeons & Dragons games multiple times. Chronicles of Mystara is everything the Golden Axe trilogy wished it could be.

By USGamer on 70

Chronicles of Mystara suffers from the usual shortcomings you'd expect from a beat-em-up sidescroller. At the same time, these games make bold strides in an attempt to evolve the format. They also do as good a job of integrating D&D concepts into a pure action game as you could possibly hope.

By PlayTurn on 60

If you are a fan of 90s side-scrolling action, or D&D fantasy, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is well worth a look.

By Chud.com on 90

Oh, and most of the game’s voicework sounds like someone locked in a distant closet shouting gibberish, but personally I thought that was a hilarious value add. Ultimately Chronicles of Mystara is a no-brainer recommendation for brawler fans, and I’d say even the doubtful should definitely give the demo a try.

By ZTGD on 88

Even I, being the big D&D fan, had a good amount of fun seeing just how true to the source material they came. It’s rather impressive for a couple of arcade games from the 90s. With the extra challenges, multiple paths and endings in place, players can replay several times and still have a great experience. I highly suggest Chronicles of Mystara.

By HardcoreGamer on 80

They may have some shortcomings and be rather short, but the five hours that will be spent taking in the sights and sounds of all things D&D will be amongst the most enjoyable you’ll have gaming all year. Some of the best downloadable titles of 2013, these games are a token of appreciation to a time in gaming when just beating up...

By TheGamersHub on 90

Fans of the side scrolling beat’em ups will relish the deep combat. The ability to change the filter and the wide range of difficulty that you can switch will have even the most badass warriors shaking in their boots. This game is a jewel that most people need to relive and newcomers need to try.

By Den of Geek on 78

Aside from the fact that it isn't an HD update, Iron Galaxy has created the perfect ode to classic arcade beat-em-ups, but Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara will only resonate fully with die-hard arcade fans.

By TheEscapist on 80

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is a brilliant remake of two classic, underloved arcade brawlers.

By Destructoid on 85

Its only flaws come from the technical limitations of its time and the design decisions that defined the arcade era. Gauntlet, Golden Axe, and Cadash all suffer from similar issues. Thankfully, Shadow Over Mystara trounces them all. It's the king of D&D-themed arcade action games, and should be respected as such.

By CrunchyRoll on 85

Taking all that into account, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is a worthwhile pair of high-action, high-adventure brawlers, with enough built-in replayability and additional content to keep players defending Mystara for a long time to come.

By Cheat Code Central on 80

Nostalgia can only do so much for a game. When you boot up that old classic on your new system, your ears perk up, your eyes brighten, and your hands tingle. There's little doubting that you're enjoying your old-time favorite, but how much of...