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Average Player Score Based on 513 ratings
6.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 513 ratings
  1. 10 (79)
  2. 9 (63)
  3. 8 (82)
  4. 7 (94)
  5. 6 (68)
  6. 5 (49)
  7. 4 (28)
  8. 3 (13)
  9. 2 (13)
  10. 1 (24)

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  • Review Score:4

    An utter disappointment

    This game handles like a drunken bull in a china shop. I was very excited to see a new installment of the mana series, and thus I went to the store and picked up a copy on the day of release, before reading the reviews.... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:8.7

    Finally, the sequel of the SNES Secret of Mana! Mana series fans will not be disappointed.

    For those who don't know the Mana series, Mana has the same feel as Zelda and Kingdom Hearts. If you like any of those two games, you'll love this game. For those who know the Mana series, this isn't your familiar RPG... Read Full Review

    14 of 24 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.4

    Save 50 bucks and pass on this unplayable mess

    First off let me say I don't hate Square, or Enix or the PS2. I loved the original (Secret of Mana), and I keep hoping they make a good one. Every time another one comes out, there I go running to the store like a blin... Read Full Review

    23 of 36 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1

    makes you feel like there is more to it - but there isn't...

    I don't want to dedicate to much to this game. Let me get right to it. It ain't no "mana" game. It's another attempt for Square to change the whole game series into some sort of platformer. I liked the earlier Mana games... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5

    DAWN OF CRAP

    first of all i would like say that i am really dissapionted to square enix dawn mana at first i thougth this is an rpg type of game similar to the final fantasy series but it was not NOT AT ALL . it just like the kingdo... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.1

    If you can look past the flaws, there's a lot here to love.

    Let's just get something out of the way up front: Dawn of Mana is NOT an action RPG. In fact, it isn't any kind of RPG. Nor does it have anything that could be conceived of (logically) as "RPG elements". Man... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    DO NOT expect this to play like an RPG...

    Overview: The story follows a young boy named Keldric ("Keldy" for short), and his fairy/spirit parter named Faye as they venture off to prevent the Lorimarian king, Stroud from openning the door to Mavolia, which would... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.3

    Not as big of a let down as everyone says...

    After playing a good 10 hours into this game it's a huge disapointment for those of the Mana series but that doesn't mean it's a terrible game. The overall storyline and graphics to go with it is top notch. The only pr... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    Excellent game. Nice graphics. Not as terrible as other said. However there is a small part that disappointed me.

    I recently bought this game because i thought it would better from the other games in the series. When i put it on, i found the story interesting and the game play excellent. [i am one of the zelda' s and kingdom hearts... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5

    If you must play this game, RENT it.

    I have made the wise decision of renting this game instead of buying it. I looked at the box and read the description while browsing my nearby rental store. I thought, this may be a good game. I loaded the game, and ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    its a good buy

    awesome game guys i beat it . i love this game one prob that the cam it sucks but the rest of is great. its about a kid named keldrick and a girl named ritzia and they went to find a sacred beast before stroud does he wa... Read Full Review

    0 of 7 users found the following review helpful
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