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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
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Overall User Score (16 votes) 3.0

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GamePro (US) (Apr 30, 2001)
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy will be a blast as a weekend rental with friends over, but as a solo adventure game, other more engrossing options are available.
Game Chronicles (May 05, 2001)
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy is one of those few ports from the arcade that actually exceeds the coin-op original. The sheer fact of saving all those quarters is a big plus, but the visual splendor of this game along with its fast paced monster slashing gameplay is the core element of this game's success.
PSM (Jul, 2001)
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy is just the ticket for gamers whose idea of a good time is spending the afternoon knee deep in gore, maggots and slimy demons. It may be old school, but it's still a hell of a good time. With its excellent music, creepy atmospheric graphics, and non-stop action, Gauntlet is just the ticket for gory fun.
80 (Aug 02, 2001)
Nichts Besonderes, aber trotzdem recht spaßig. Während man Gauntlet Dark Legacy -außer mit mehreren Mitstreitern- selten länger als eine Stunde am Stück spielen wird, kann man doch sicher sein, dass man es immer wieder mal hervorkramen wird, um dem letzten Endgegner wieder ein Stückchen näher zu kommen. Größte Schwachpunkte sind Grafik und Sound, die nur selten über das Prädikat „gehobener Durchschnitt“ hinaus kommen. Doch angesichts des simplen -und merkwürdigerweise- motivierenden Spielprinzips sieht man gerne über diese Durchschnittlichkeit hinweg und konzentriert sich auf das eigentliche Spiel: sammeln, suchen, kämpfen. Nicht mehr und nicht weniger.
Gaming Target (Jul 30, 2001)
On the bonus side, there is a bunch of hidden rooms and characters that can be found all over Gauntlet: Dark Legacy. What's really nice is that some of these little bonuses are found through original Gauntlet style mini games. It's a bonus within a bonus. And like a lot of PlayStation 2 games, Gauntlet: Dark Legacy features very quick load times.
GameZone (May 16, 2001)
It's all about the multi-player action.
Gamezilla (Nov 08, 2001)
Although Gauntlet: Dark Legacy isn't what I'd call a truly astounding title, it is a fun party game that can be enjoyed by four people at once. There are a surprising number of additions when compared to the arcade version -- so many, in fact, I couldn’t name them all here. With graphics that update the original and show that the PS2 can run an arcade perfect translation, and that same old godlike Gauntlet voice, this title can be fun for a long time.
Gamer's Pulse (Jun 06, 2001)
While hack ‘n’ slash isn’t for everyone, if you’ve got a yearning for some mad fights and simple puzzle solving on your PS2, Gauntlets: Dark Legacy just might be the title for you. It tends to get stale when going solo, but then again, this series was always meant to played with friends. So invite a few over, plug in the multitap, and get ready to kick some arse.
I still prefer the unique item hunt that is Diablo, rather than grabbing temporary boosts in Gauntlet. However, gaining levels, saving up gold, and finding new artifacts aren't bad ways to keep you hooked to Dark Legacy's quest. This isn't game of the year potential, but the PS2 could use more great multiplayer games like Gauntlet Dark Legacy.
Gauntlet Dark Legacy isn’t exactly showcasing the PlayStation 2’s power, so don’t expect a lot in this department, but the game itself is entertaining even without the flashy graphics. Like previous installments, you basically hack your way through levels looking for cash, items, and hidden treasures. Unfortunately, some of the levels here are from the original Gauntlet Legends, but Midway did add some new monsters and even some new items to keep it interesting. For all this game’s shortcomings I still enjoy playing it. I like leveling-up the characters, solving the level puzzles, and adventuring with friends (the game definitely benefits from having a partner). There is a lot of game here, and if you took the time to do it with every type of character, you could play this game for months. I don’t think I could play Dark Legacy through more than once, but the first time is a fun adventure.
Gamezone (Germany) (Jun 07, 2001)
Gauntlet ist weit davon entfernt, ein wirklich überzeugendes Spiel zu sein. Nur der spassige Multiplayer Mode bewahrt das Game davor, in die wirklich tiefen Wertungsregionen zu fallen. Wer oft mit Kollegen vor der Konsole sitzt, der sollte Gauntlet eventuelle eine Chance geben. Allen anderen empfehlen wir jedoch eher: Finger weg!
GameSpot (May 09, 2001)
If you have a group of bored, bloodthirsty friends visiting, having Dark Legacy around would definitely be an asset. You'll even get into the single-player game, for a little while--or a long while, depending on your attention span. But, ultimately, it's hard to argue that the game has any long-standing single-player value. While this isn't due to its design--there definitely is a lot there, and the manner in which it's presented to you is very functional--the game isn't exactly action-packed, making it a game that becomes tedious after only a few hours of play.
Playmag (Jul, 2001)
Jouable seul ou à plusieurs (jusqu'à 4) Gauntlet DL reste néanmoins un soft marrant mais franchement redondant. Les niveaux se suivent et se ressemblent, les ennemis s'acharnent (un peu dans le vide car pour mourir - hormis contre un boss - il faut y mettre du sien) et l'argent que vous amasserez vous servira à vous procurer les items, ceux-là même que vous trouverez gratuitement dans les niveaux.
Är man ensam är Gauntlet: Dark Legacy ett spel som enbart håller ett par timmar, inte för att det är lätt och kort, utan för att det är långtråkigt och repetetivt. Men är man fler, allra helst fyra, förvandlas ovan nämnda nackdelar till fördelar som får spelet att vara över åtminstone ett par spelkvällar. Tråkigare kan man ha det!
Game Revolution (May 03, 2001)
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy has more than enough items, upgradeability and weird creatures to keep your attention for more than a rental, but only if you have a few friends to play it with.
55 (Aug 06, 2001)
Un titre décevant même si l'on est content de retrouver Gauntlet sur PS2. Dommage que ce passage à la nouvelle Sony n'ait pas occasionné un petit époussetage de ce titre mythique.
Gamekult (Aug 02, 2001)
Ressusciter des concepts pour en faire des jeux nouveaux est un art délicat, et Midway devra revoir encore une fois sa copie pour réitérer le succès de Gauntlet. Ce Dark Legacy, tout en 3D et en effets spéciaux, apporte beaucoup d'objets, des sorts et même des personnages en plus, mais la monotonie de son gameplay associé à une grande lenteur lassera les plus fans, même en multijoueurs. Le jeu à sortir dans une soirée entre potes en attendant le début du match, en fait.