Dragons: Dawn of New Riders

Climax Studios Limited, Outright Games

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OpenCritic Rating
63
Top Critic Average
30%
Critics Recommend
Based on 10 critic reviews
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Dragons: Dawn of New Riders

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

Based on 10 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 15, 2019
Xbox OneFeb 15, 2019
PCFeb 15, 2019
Nintendo SwitchFeb 15, 2019

Developer: Climax Studios Limited

Publisher: Outright Games

Genre: Adventure

A new heroic dragon and rider are taking to the skies and only you can help them defeat the evil villains who destroyed a dragon sanctuary created by Hiccup and Toothless. When the island of Havenholme is found in ruins, mysterious survivors emerge as unlikely future heroes.  Scribbler is a scholar who cannot remember his past while Patch is a unique breed of dragon, a “chimeragon,” who harnesses new, unexpected powers they both discover along the way. Together they must explore new islands, battle fierce enemies, and piece together lost memories that will reveal the strange truth about Patch’s origin and why the villain, Eir, will stop at nothing to recapture him.

Prepare for a story of fire and friendship that you won’t forget. Meet your favorite DreamWorks Dragons characters like Hiccup, Astrid, Gobber and more. Complete quests in locations like Valka’s Mountain, alongside a host of newly discovered islands, such as Blood Briar Island. Go up against fearsome boss dragons and defeat the Dragon Trappers who will stop at nothing to capture Patch.  Unlock more of Patch’s incredible hidden abilities to free captured dragons and stop Eir from carrying out her evil plans.  Throughout your adventure, you’ll discover there’s one thing even stronger than the ultimate chimeragon: the bond between a dragon and its rider.

• A NEW ADVENTURE: Recover Scribbler’s lost memories as you forge a friendship with Patch, his ultimate hybrid dragon

• BATTLE: Unlock powerful abilities and take on fearsome foes

• EXPLORE: Fly to new and familiar locations including Havenholme, Valka’s Mountain and Blood Briar Island

• SOLVE PUZZLES: Swap between Scribbler and his dragon Patch to conquer obstacles

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Destructoid

5.5 / 10.0
Brett Makedonski

Still, DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders is the rare movie tie-in that doesn't flagrantly lean into a reliving of the film. Dawn of New Riders tries to do something else entirely, and that's admirable in its own way. There's a decent time to be had -- especially for youngsters -- and its flaws and shortcomings don't grate too much, thanks largely to a relatively short runtime. But, because it forges its own path, Dawn of New Riders won't make a lasting impression on the How to Train Your Dragon canon.

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Nintendo Life

7 / 10
Nintendo Life

Despite being a licensed tie-in, Dragons: Dawn of New Riders is anything but a broken, half-baked money-grab. It's not particularly remarkable in its features – and it really misses a trick by not adding more things to do while riding your dragon between dungeons – but for recovering Skylanders fans and those a little too young to go loot crazy in Diablo, this is still a family-friendly adventure that's well worth your time on Nintendo Switch.

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The Digital Fix

6 / 10.0
The Digital Fix

Simple but stylish, Dawn of New Riders is nothing new but a lot of fun, especially for fans of the series.

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Impulsegamer

2.5 / 5.0
Impulsegamer

Seeing as I finished it in just over 4 hours I can't say it's worth the price of admission. It might be one to wait for until it goes on sale.

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