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Score Breakdown Based on 1386 ratings
  1. 10 (296)
  2. 9 (569)
  3. 8 (327)
  4. 7 (99)
  5. 6 (32)
  6. 5 (21)
  7. 4 (7)
  8. 3 (9)
  9. 2 (6)
  10. 1 (20)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:7.6

    Patience and perseverance hath served thee well.

    Gameplay: 8/10 The first Dragon Warrior (or Dragon Quest if you prefer) game is notable if not for the gameplay, then for nostalgia’s sake. It pretty much single-handedly created the console RPG genre, introducing a nu... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful

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  • Rating:6

    Really grind heavy and can be hard to know where to go!

    You need a lot of grinding and patience. But this game is really easy when you are over levelled and the music is okay for that time! And it takes about week or less to beat! asdasjkdhaskjldhasdjashkdlhasdhjkashdasddddd... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Vibrant World Slogged Down by Penniless Hero

    Dragon Quest is an old-school RPG that has you take the place of an unnamed Hero. As the descendant of the long-dead Erdrick, the blood in your veins grants you strength and magical ability that no one else does. That's ... Read Full Review

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

    The first true RPG on the NES

    Before Final Fantasy, there was Dragon Warrior (known as Dragon Quest in Japan). Who here remembers when Nintendo Power offered this gem of a game as a freebie for subscribing to their magazine? Wasn't that AWESOME?! ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Art Thou brave enough to face the Dragonlord? Simple but fun.... for a while.

    Back in the day When RPG's were hip you either had final fantasy, Chrono trigger, or Dragon Warrior. The original Dragon warrior or Dragon quest in Japan came out in 1986 and was a revolutionary role-playing game. ... Read Full Review

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

    This game defines what it means to be "classic" RPG greatness.

    Dragon Warrior. A simple game released for the NES that today spans 8 games (with a ninth installment soon to come), not including the spin-off games. The graphics are simple, the gameplay is simple, even the story is si... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    An important game that introduced turn-based RPGs. Although, there were other NES games before it that were better.

    It's hard to fathom that this game is going to be 30 years old after its American debut. For those who have been gaming since the 80's, gamers understand how important this game was to introduce this type of genre to the... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Whilst thou read my review? No? But thou must.

    Story-wise, its standard fare, your are a nameless hero, a descendant of another legendary hero from long ago by the name of Erdrick, whom of which is the hero of Dragon Warrior III, prequel to Dragon Warrior. As the des... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    a must have for a RPG fan

    Dragon Warrior uses very basic console role-playing game mechanics. Battles are fought in turn-based format and experience points are awarded after every battle, which allows the main character to level up and become str... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    The first console-based RPG.

    Graphics: Being it is indeed the first console-based role playing game ever created, the graphics aren't as good and up to par as you'd think to be. However, the 80s weren't about graphics. There is a difference in this ... Read Full Review

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

    A RPG must have for every fan

    This is like one of the first RPG and in some ways it is not completly RPG The title owns and the graphics were really good for that time, the sounds are kinda stupid and dumb but if you just turn volume off it will be... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
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