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Score Breakdown Based on 604 ratings
  1. 10 (103)
  2. 9 (172)
  3. 8 (207)
  4. 7 (79)
  5. 6 (21)
  6. 5 (8)
  7. 4 (9)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (2)
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Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:7.5

    A solid dungeon crawler that will satisfy but won't impress

    Drakan is a game from a genre that has all but given up the goat. The days of sprawling Tomb Raider style dungeon crawlers is passed, replaced now with an influx of first person shooters and extravagant RPG's. But this i... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Drakan: The Ancients' Gates

  • User Rating:7

    Nice combat but the gameplay doesn't vary enough. Too easy.

    a fine explore and fight game but it becomes repetitive after awhile. More games should have this type of combat system with swords -- it isn't too simple but you have several fighting moves to try out. Flying on t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2

    Good game almost ruined by a poor ending

    The first 90% of this game is good medieval action adventure, taking on a variety of foes, hacking them to death, using the gold you get to buy better weapons and magic. I stayed up until midnight on several occasions t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    Sweet game, almost ruined by unfair air battles.

    When the original Drakan was released in 1999 it was an original and an impressive game that made my P200 32MB Voodoo 2 pc sweat, but somewhere in the midway I lost interest and never completed it. I didn't expect mu... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3

    An amazing, beautiful, solid.... RPG

    A deep RPG featuring Rynn - a woman warrior and Arokh - her pet dragon (used for transport). After a war has ended, you and your dragon have to open the four ancient gates in order to release the good lizards (d... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7

    Ahead of its time

    While the gameplay and graphics seem dated, Drakan The Ancients' Gates is a truly great game. It's a sequel that has a great amount of character. The main characters' are Rynn and Arokh who both quite likeable. The story... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8

    Drakan Rocks

    When I heard about the game I just bought it because I had nothing else to buy, but after playing the game I became addictive to this game. The flying Darken and it's different kind of powers are just awesome. There are ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1

    One of my all time favorite games...!!!

    Not only is it a well made game with the Best controls of any game I've played. You get to play a hot young girl who fly's around on a dragon- What's not to like about that!. It's a well written creative and fun game wit... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.9

    nothing to great

    this game look really good when i heard about it. i was gonna get it the same year it came out in, but then i forgot. i got this game last year and i thought it would be good. but this game let me done. first of all this... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    Dated graphics, but awesome game.

    #### Gameplay #### This really shines. The dragon flight mechanics are awesome, and mounting Arokh to battle other dragons in the air is one of my favorite aspects of the game. I played as both a melee combatant and a s... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4

    Drakan: The Ancients Gates is a very nicely made action game. Decent graphics and gameplay make it a fun game to play.

    Drakan: The Ancients Gates is a very well made game. This game offers a lot of fun while playing the game, due to many side-quests and any secret things you may find during your travels. The basic gameplay is rather si... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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