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Average Player Score Based on 586 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 586 ratings
  1. 10 (109)
  2. 9 (160)
  3. 8 (204)
  4. 7 (51)
  5. 6 (20)
  6. 5 (13)
  7. 4 (7)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (16)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.6

    A highly overlooked masterpiece.

    From the minute I first saw a Nintendo Power article detailing Faxanadu, I knew I had to have it. Part of those feelings undoubtedly came from how The Adventure of Link had proven to me that action-oriented adventure/RPG... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Faxanadu

  • Review Score:6.3

    Faxanadu is one of those games that people will gladly reminisce about when they hear its name. Try playing it now, and see if you still feel the same way about it. The fact is, games that are truly "classic" are the o... Read Full Review

    1 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    This game is great, I can still sit down and play it from start to finish and enjoy every minute of it. Heres a quick breakdown of my scores: Gameplay: 7 This game has a pretty decent control scheme. Its only fa... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3

    This is a game that, despite what people say, still stands the test of time.

    In an era where Castlevania and the Legend of Zelda ruled the game market, platformers were being released left and right. Faxanadu was one of these games, but it is one that stands the test of time. Faxanadu has a v... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    In an age where side scrolling was fun, but RPG's were risky, Faxanadu pulls through to make it's mark

    If you like RPG's you'd like this game, if you liked classic Mario or side scrolling Castlevania, you might like this as well. This was a combination of two elements in a sense, story with fights similar to Zelda II but ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    One of the best games for the NES. Colors and soundtrack give it a great atmosphere.

    Faxanadu is a great game for the NES. Visually it stands out from the system's more colorful collection of games, and instead uses earthy tones with spots of muted reds and blues to create an amazing dark and gothic atmo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    The best you can get on the NES.

    Introduction: Faxanadu is a game by Hudson soft under license from Falcon licensed to Nintendo. In 1988 a game called Faxanadu came out for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). As most games of that time, Faxanad... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.3

    Faxanadu is a good game in the same breed as Castelvania or Link.

    Faxanadu was a great 2D adventure (with some aspects of ROG) game. This game reminds me of the Castlevania series where you travel through one level at a time with a final boss at the end of the critical levels. You need... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Classic in the veins of Zelda or Link.

    This was a fairly good game. Hard at times, very unforgiven for a little 10 year old who can't concentrate that long. My brother took a liking to this game and it was the only one he played for over a year! Ok he wa... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    Faxanadu: The Adventure of Dink

    This is a game that I had always wanted to play, but I must say it's not as good as i thought it would be. It's just not as good in story or gameplay as the Adventure of Link, from which it appears to be inspired . I j... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    A highly overlooked masterpiece.

    From the minute I first saw a Nintendo Power article detailing Faxanadu, I knew I had to have it. Part of those feelings undoubtedly came from how The Adventure of Link had proven to me that action-oriented adventure/RPG... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
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