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Average Player Score Based on 2896 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 2896 ratings
  1. 10 (504)
  2. 9 (1108)
  3. 8 (765)
  4. 7 (295)
  5. 6 (107)
  6. 5 (41)
  7. 4 (16)
  8. 3 (15)
  9. 2 (14)
  10. 1 (31)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8

    Dont sweat the little things

    OK so I reviewed the game when it first came out and gave it a 9/10. After playing through 75 hours and beating it, I change the score to an 8. For some good reasons. Amalur has some of the best action rpg gameplay in a... Read Full Review

    20 of 23 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

  • Review Score:6

    Typical hand-holding modern game, no brainpower required.

    I dunno, I can't get into all these new games where they tell you exactly what to do and there is zero risk in anything involved. Games should be about problem-solving. You're confronted with a challenge and you figur... Read Full Review

    17 of 27 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Very addictive game once you open up and let it take you.

    This game is like a great book with a terrible cover and first chapter, if you actually open it and get past to chapter 2 it can suck you in. I played the demo and wasn't thrilled, but heard so many like me actually got ... Read Full Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Amalur is a hack'n'slash. It will lift you up with its gameplay and let you down with its universe, or lack thereof.

    Do you hunger for a coherent world you can feel a part of? For an epic story that will intrigue and move you? For deep characters that will stay with you long after you've put down the game? Look elsewhere. Try Ama... Read Full Review

    10 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Best Combat System in any RPG

    Kingdoms of Amalur, you surely surprised me. I was very skeptical prior to purchase, thinking this can't match Skyrim...but I was wrong. In terms of a great game, it is completely on par. I'll keep this simple; PR... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Worth $60 actually

    In the current game market with everything either being a relaunch, or sequel it is a nice change of pace for something to be based on a book that can continue to develop as it's own gaming franchise. From a personal and... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Worth it.

    This game has a little of whats missing from RPG's, a little of whats wrong with RPG's, and a whole lot of right when it comes to interacting with the environment. Keeping in mind that this is 38Studioes first foray int... Read Full Review

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

    Finally a game that RPG fans could enjoy killing in it.

    Voice acting was simply perfect,and at some levels it was actually better than Bioware games like dragon age but obviously dialogs weren't better.u have to have a very keen sense of hearing to distinguish a same voice ac... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Just what I like in an RPG.

    I was initially not sure if this game would be good, but now I love it. It has many of the things I like in an RPG: great graphics, tons of interesting quests and treasure galore. It reminds me a lot of Fable in how it f... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    For the fans of Skyrim who stopped playing after a few weeks.....

    For the fans of Skyrim who stopped playing after a few weeks..... This game is for the RPG fanatic who didn't know there was another way to play RPG's.... This action RPG hybrid fits perfectly into my gaming wants and... Read Full Review

    8 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    ****Big Bang Theory**** Oblivion + Forgotten Realms + Spawn = Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning!!!

    ****Big Bang Theory**** Oblivion + Forgotten Realms + Spawn = Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning!!! What do you get when you lock Ken Rolston, R. A. Salvatore, and Todd McFarlane in a Dungeon for a year?? "Kingdoms of Ama... Read Full Review

    5 of 8 users found the following review helpful