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9.1
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Score Breakdown Based on 5240 ratings
  1. 10 (2011)
  2. 9 (2555)
  3. 8 (521)
  4. 7 (106)
  5. 6 (18)
  6. 5 (11)
  7. 4 (4)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (7)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:9

    You've gotta make your own kind of music

    Do not let Golden Sun fool you; it is not what you might expect. Upon powering on the game and beholding the cute little sprites and laughably typical beginnings of an – ultimately – surprisingly intriguing save-the-worl... Read Full Review

    12 of 16 users found the following review helpful

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  • User Rating:9.3

    Wow<br /> A must have game

    This is an amazing game. The story is very good. The environments is big and has many levels. The game play is great and the combat also. The music is also good. I love that there is many weapons, spells and special tech... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    amazing

    idk if its all the little things that you can do, or just the greatness this was in 01 and is to this day after 6 yrs, but its pretty much ballin. and person underneath me obviously has no balls and knows nothing so don'... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7

    it's the best RPG for game boy

    i bought golden sun by mistake, but when i played it, i was glad that i mistook the game. golden sun is just the perfect dream of an RPG player: it has a great and vast world to explore, side quests, non-linear story(com... Read Full Review

    10 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Best RPG out for the GBA, may be one of the greatest RPG's of all time.

    Golden sun is without a doubt one of my favorite GBA games ever. Heck, it’s one of my favorite games ever, period. This game should have a monument built to it to say “hey world, this game is beyond awesome”. The game... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    An amazing game all around,always leaving you in suspense.It's increcible.

    The story is interesting and the characters are unique.I loved the plot,And it's a lengthy but still not too long game.the bosses and enemy's are strange.the battle system is very unique and quite fun.dungeons are well d... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    The group behind Shining Force provides us with, quite simply, the best handheld RPG ever, and one of THE best, period.

    The Good: Wonderful controls that really are designed just for the GBA; beautiful graphics, especially for 2001; delightful, catchy music; a wide variety of classes, magic (Psynergy) and summons at your disposal; a memor... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    An absolute masterpiece

    This could possibly be one of the greatest games ever made. It truly is a masterpiece. In this review I will try do give it some of the incredible credit it deserves. First the graphics. Though it is not ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9

    This is by far one of the most entertaining role playing games I've ever played, not to mention in depth for a handheld.

    I picked up Golden Sun on a whim because I was in the mood for a role playing game. Little did I know how enthralled I would be by Golden Sun's original story line, fun and interesting characters as well as intricate wo... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Golden RPG for the GameBoy Advance

    Golden Sun (Ougon no Taiyou in Japan) was released in the United States of America on November 11, 2001 by Camelot through Nintendo. It was the first role playing game on the GameBoy Advance and has been thought to have ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9

    A good long game that will keep you entertained for its entirety

    I can't really remember much about this game other than it was the first game I got on the gameboy advance and I loved it. It was long and engrossing, had cool little differences to the normal formula. It was also highly... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful