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The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (PS3). The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The gameplay and controls also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the graphics, and the AI and usability get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (PS3) from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) on Comments about the gameplay and design are on the whole positive. The price and story also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the usability.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Nielson (

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon


Spyro, the friendly dragon hero, has been around since the early days of the Sony PlayStation. It has always been hailed as a unique and original premise. There simply aren't many dragon hero games out there worth playing. Enter Dawn of the Dragon,...

Dawn of the Dragon brings so much to the table. It looks fantastic and sounds great. There are new places to explore, new secrets to uncover, new enemies to fight, and new ways to do it, all while being able to fly at will. The co-op mode is an awesome...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Ken "ZeroTolerance" McKown (

Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon


Huge production values with a few frustrating moments. Unlike Crash Bandicoot Spyro the Dragon's career after his initial developer hasn't been nearly as rocky. In fact for the most part...

Super voice acting ; Co-op is a blast ; Combat is surprisingly deep

Slowdown plagues large conflicts ; Sometimes resorts to a button masher ; Frustrating camera

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Falcon (

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Review


The third chapter in the Spyro trilogy was released and many fans of the series rejoiced. This game is the first in the trilogy reaching the next generation of console ...

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon was definitely designed with kids in mind as the simplistic combat can become quite repetitive and at times boring. Usually using a bunch of your spells can help speed through the battles quicker, but...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Tracy Erickson (

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon


Purveyors of family-friendly entertainment eternally struggle to provide something that captivates the adults towed along by their children. Making something palatable to a mature audience is a significant challenge when the primary focus is broader....

Slick combat system ; Responsive controls ; Cooperative play

Awful camera ; Uneven visual quality ; Inexcusable loading screens

It's death of a thousand cuts for The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon. Too many silly mistakes lead to an overall letdown in what could easily have become an amazing game. A slick, responsive combat system goes wasted on bland visuals, a poor...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Todd Douglass Jr. (

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon


Ten years ago the original Spyro game came out on the PlayStation One. Since then several sequels and spin-offs have been released on just about every console, but the most recent incarnation for the purple dragon is the Legend series. The first Legend...

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is a decent platforming title for the PS3, but it's definitely not the cream of the crop. So many other games have done what this game does and they have done it better. Fans of the purple dragon will be pleased...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Randy Kalista (

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon


I was corresponding with another writer here at Gaming Nexus -- Sean Nack -- when the topic and usage of the word “frustration” in videogame reviews came up. As I'm wont to do when I know little of what I'm talking about, I turned the discussion into...

A lumpy ending to an uneven series, it’s unclear what conclusion Dawn of the Dragon is attempting to draw. If it’s overused set pieces, repeating gameplay, and obfuscated puzzle solving -- then Spyro succeeds.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Zachary Gasiorowski (

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon on Playstation 3


Legendary Purple Dragon

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is one of those games you really want to love to play, but it is impossible to ignore all the flaws in the programming and design. It is not often you see a game with such high production values suck so terribly...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Zachary Miller (

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon


Not even Elijah Wood can rescue this game from its frustrating 3D platforming.

Good voicework with an all-star cast ; Musical score is fitting and evolcative

Graphics are way behind the times ; Control is finicky, especially during combat ; Frustrating platforming, no thanks to lame-brained AI partner

I liked Spyro when it was good and I still watch for good Spyro games. The GC Spyro game went Player's Choice. So yes I guess some time ago someone was buying them.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Robert Falcon (

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Nintendo DS Review


In the game, a sinister force leaves Spyro with no choice but to team up with his arch-nemesis, Cynder. You switch between the two characters, each with their own unique powers that come in handy over the course of the adventure. For instance, Spyro...

Good looking visuals, you can switch between two unique dragons, flying sequences resemble the SNES classic Starfox

Controls aren't user-friendly, collision detection is off, occasional slowdown, the music and voicework aren't that great

Spyro's been around for years, starting his adventures on the Sony PlayStation and eventually working his way onto current-gen platforms. That includes the Nintendo DS, although his last adventure, Eternal Night, wasn't as good as it should have been....

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Jonathan Todd (

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon


He's back, but is eighth time the charm?

Starts off so well ; Detailed and atmospheric ; Mostly impressive voice acting

Descends into mindless combat ; Confusing, aimless exploration ; Lack of in-game hints

This latest Spyro game looks great and has plenty of ambition, and we applaud the developer for trying to make it feel grander and more epic in scale than previous games in the series. We're just not massively convinced by the confusing and irritating...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

The darkest hour is right before the Dawn. Three long years have passed since Spyro and Cynder were trapped in the crystal, since then Malefor has unleashed his evil onto the world. In this third chapter of the epic Legend of Spyro trilogy, Spyro must fulfill his destiny and face the Dark Master. As evil spreads over the world, Spyro and Cynder must discover new abilities and unlock their true powers to defeat Malefor and stop him from destroying the world. Reprising their roles as the characters of Spyro and his mentor Ignitus, are two popular Hollywood leading men, Elijah Wood and Gary Oldman. Joining the Spyro roster this year are Christina Ricci, Blair Underwood, Mark Hamill and Wayne Brady, rounding out an all-star voice cast.


Elements:Action - adventure
ESRB Rating:Everyone 10 and older (10+)
Max Number of Players:2
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:7+
PEGI Rating Exception:Portugal 6+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren gem


Compatibility:Game console
Model:: Dawn of the Dragon
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:The Legend of Spyro


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 3
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action