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Worth Playing (Feb 04, 2004)
Drake of the 99 Dragons is a failure among failures. It really is that bad. This game seems to fail in every single area you can think of. Literally, the story, gameplay, graphics, sound, and ever other element that could ever be in a game, are terrible. The only reason you should even touch this game is if someone is paying you. And even then, I'd think twice.
IGN (Feb 03, 2004)
Drake is a good idea that went horribly astray and ended up disastrous. There's no need to rent, purchase or entertain the thought of playing this one. It would be nice to see somebody develop a game with a character that can fire two weapons independently but then again maybe there's a reason why nobody's done it yet. Drake tried, but like we said nobody has done it yet.
Next Level Gaming (Dec 22, 2003)
Bottom line, the game is just not fun to play. The disc and box are not even worth its weight in dog feces, which actually incurs negative value as you actually have to pay someone to pick up animal droppings. Same situation here, I would not recommend buying this game unless someone handed you $39.99 to pick it up off the ground outside of your favorite video game store. I would only recommend this game to die-hard fans of the Drake character and those consumers who want to play a cruel joke on their favorite gamers. I would not even buy this game if it were in the $2.99 bargain bin. There are far better games out there in this style for myself and you to be wasting your time with this one.
TeamXbox (Dec 08, 2003)
Wow, I never thought that Kabuki Warriors and its 1.6 score would be eclipsed, but live and learn they say. There is so many bad aspects found in Drake that it is difficult to present them all in one review. The broken gameplay mechanics, uninspired level design, and horrible production values makes Drake one of the worst games on the Xbox to date. Even if Drake was a budget title it would be difficult to recommend, but at a price of $39.99 it should be avoided like the plague.
G4 TV: X-Play (Mar 24, 2006)
"Drake of the 99 Dragons" earns its one star because we have a soft spot in our hearts for supernatural, soul-eating lone gunmen with a tenuous grasp of the English language. That, and we don't give scores of zero. Otherwise, it's a steaming pile of unplayable cel shading.
GameSpot (Nov 26, 2003)
To simply call Drake bad would be a major understatement. Drake is simply an out-and-out failure in every single discernable category. Whatever style or pizzazz that Idol FX has tried to create for its comic book world is buried under a pile of cheap graphics, a lame story, awful audio, and an abysmal gameplay system that would still be painful to play even if it weren't as decisively broken as it is. There's nothing stylish or interesting about Drake, and, to be quite frank, any time spent playing this game is an absolute waste. If it isn't clear up to this point, let us sum it up with one simple statement: Don't play this game.
The Game Hoard (Sep 14, 2017)
Ultimately, the biggest problem I found with Drake of the 99 Dragons (besides trying to remember the title properly) is: It’s Mindless. Not mindless fun, but a game that does not require much thought to beat. You run into an area, the game aims at the enemies for you while you slow down time so you don’t die, you rinse and you repeat. The game throws “challenges” at you in the form of bad platforming or cheap ambushes, and then the four spirits scold you for falling for them. One of the four spirits even has the line about how brute strength alone won’t work, you need to use strategy. The only time I used strategy was to circumvent what the game wanted me to do, taking advantage of janky or overpowered mechanics to beat parts. Brute Strength worked 90% of the time.
Run for your lives! It’s the anti-game! As if I need to say more, Drake of the 99 Dragons is so vile that it transcends the very meaning of language. Just close your eyes and focus on the most wretched, mangled mess of ugliness that your brain can conceive and you’ve pretty much nailed Drake on the head. I actually pulled out my Sega CD to see if this game was compatible with it. Rather than describing where this title’s flaws are, I find it best that I say nothing at all. So… did you see the new Lord of the Rings movie yet? Say, that’s a nice shirt you got there. How’s your mom doing?

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