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Average Player Score Based on 484 ratings
8.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 484 ratings
  1. 10 (120)
  2. 9 (230)
  3. 8 (98)
  4. 7 (25)
  5. 6 (5)
  6. 5 (6)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (1)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9

    Still one of the best strategy titles ever.

    Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon is a great strategy title for the GBA. It is still fun now even though the it's been over a decade since it was originally released on the Sega Genesis. And the improvemen... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon

  • Review Score:5.2

    A remake of a great game that doesn't live up to the greatness of the original.

    Shining Force, for the Sega Genesis, revolutionized the strategy-RPG genre. Amusement Vision, the developer of SF: RotDD, remade the original Shining Force for the GBA, but unfortunately, the remake fails to live up to t... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    I have keept my eyes open for this title ever since i first heard it was coming to GBA. As a fan of SEGA's Shining titles the series represent rpg quality for me in a way no other rpgs did back in the early 90. And this ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    Anything is worth a try, and Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon is one of those things.

    The Shining series is one of Sega’s high quality role playing games. Dating back to the 16-bit days of the Sega Genesis, the Shining series consisted of different games that featured different gameplay mechanics. Shining... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    This remake is worth playing whether you played the original or not.

    Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon is a game worth visiting even if you played the original on the Sega Genesis. There are new characters, battles, and improved graphics along with some more extras. The pre... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1

    A pitiful remake of Shining Force.

    The original Shining Force was my favorite game. When I saw a remake, I thought that nothing could be better. However, I was let down. It follows the plot of the original, with a few changes, and changes the graphics. Th... Read Full Review

    2 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.7

    Classic Gaming

    I use to play this game back on the sega genisis(sp?) and when i heard that there was a gba version of it i ran out as soon as possible and bought it. This game is great, classic turn based gaming and leveling, brings ba... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    I need this game i love it it is the best

    After looking at the reviews i beg you to give me a free game.I have always loved playing the demo for Dreamcast.This game is fantastic.I was never able to beat chapter 5 though.I must have this game because it is the be... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Still one of the best strategy titles ever.

    Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon is a great strategy title for the GBA. It is still fun now even though the it's been over a decade since it was originally released on the Sega Genesis. And the improvemen... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    A classic RPG gets resurrected for the GBA.

    Long time fans of the Shining Force series will already be familiar with this game which is essentially a port of the Mega Drive/Genesis original. The story is simple, you gather a party of warriors to prevent an ancient... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4

    A surprisingly good tacitcal RPG.

    I picked this game up on the off-chance that it would satisfy my tactical RPG needs after I finished Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. (For the second time!) I was taken back by how good the story was, and how deep the char... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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