The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon

Called The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, this is the third and final part of the first Legend of Spyro trilogy.

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North America October 21st 2008
Europe November 21st 2008
Platform Developer Age Rating
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 2
Etranges Libellules
7+ E10+ - Everyone 10+
Nintendo DS Tantalus Interactive E - Everyone


In the culmination of the trilogy, players find Spyro teaming up with an unlikely ally - Cynder, his former enemy, to face his most challenging mission to date. As the Dark Master's (voiced by Mark Hamill) evil envelopes the world like a plague, Spyro must fulfill his destiny and unlock the true power of the purple dragon within him to stop the Dark Master in his tracks.
  • First appearance on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Epic culmination of "Legend of Spyro" storyline Spyro finally faces the Dark Master
  • Fly at any time – first free flight in a Spyro game
  • Drop-in/drop-out co-op play with Cynder (female dragon)
  • Both characters can complete the game separately
  • Global release Oct/Nov 2008
  • Elijah Wood voices Spyro
  • Gary Oldman as Ignitus
  • Mark Hamill is the Dark Master
  • Christina Ricci is Cynder
  • Wayne Brady is Sparx
  • Blair Underwood is Hunter
  • The game takes place three years after The Eternal Night
  • Sets of armor can be found throughout the game that can be mixed and matched or use one whole set to gain bonus abilities.
  • Spyro uses Fire, Earth, Ice and Electricity
  • Cynder uses Poison, Fear, Wind and Shadow
Spyro Cynder
Fire Earth Ice Electricity Poison Fear Wind Shadow


Three long years have passed since Spyro and Cynder were trapped in the crystal, since then Malefor has unleashed his evil onto the world. In this third chapter of the epic Legend of Spyro trilogy, Spyro must fulfil his destiny and face the Dark Master. As evil spreads over the world, Spyro and Cynder must discover new abilities and unlock their true powers to defeat Malefor and stop him from destroying the world.

Xbox's official page for the game.
Australian Gamer
Australian Gamer interview Tantalus and get a hands-on of the DS game.
Sierra's product page for the game.
Dawn of the Dragon
Sierra's official minisite for the game.
Some impressions from Joystiq.
Kotaku's impression of the game and some DS screenshots.
First screens of the game on Xbox 360.
GameStop lists "Legend of Spyro: Darkest Hour" on PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS for release on the 7th of October.
Velvet Octopus
The first information on the third game was given via a Powerpoint that has since been removed.

#11527 KingMed 18:39:04 15/06/2016
I miss this game they should make a sequel on spyro's 20th anniversary
#11526 Cynder334 23:37:09 20/05/2016
Amo este juego, lo pase como 1000 veces ya, jajaj. ¿que? ¿es raro una chica que habla español en esta pagina?, bueno, no importa, a mi me gusta igual. Creo que es el mejor juego de Spyro hasta ahora, porque creo que se pasaron un poco con la apariencia de Spyro en la saga de Skylanders...acepto cualquier opinión. smilie
#11525 Bemo999 19:55:18 20/05/2016
If Cynder wasn't in the story plotted games from "a new beginning" to "dawn" would be rubbish tbh. Cynder has basically the most character development in the entire games between "beginning" to "dawn". Cynder is personally one of the best characters in the franchise, without her most of it would suck.
#11524 Magicspyro556 18:58:01 19/05/2016
Without Cynder it would be a terrible game
#11523 Spyro Cynder123 04:37:59 11/04/2016
I love game
this is the game at made me get into drawing dragons so yay for that!

no matter what people say
I love this game more than I like Skylanders
#11522 spyrothe111 02:02:28 25/02/2016
I use to hate this game with a passion, now I've grown attached to it. smilie
#11521 shadowstarcat 09:19:18 17/02/2016
V Things that bug me is that the elements were a lot weaker. Except ice, poison and fear. and the boss was way too easy. I found elite bosses harder than malefor! apart from that though, it's my favourite out of the series. But i accept all opinions smilie
#11520 PhotonTH 06:35:24 11/02/2016
\/ The Wii Version did a weird glitch on me one time

I landed on a piece of debris that floats up past the arena and it cared me up to a point where i was stuck and couldn't descend, but malodor was still active below me and his shots could still reach me. if it wasn't for that I would've had to reset the game oh god.

I've heard bad things about the PS2 version. I do like the Wii version but to me it's the weakest in he trilogy for several reasons.
#11519 Spyro Lover122 14:46:16 04/02/2016
V I had something like that happen to me too. It actually kept bringing health back to Malefor for some reason. Something similar happened with the Golem attack, I would go to hit him and Spyro and Cynder would disappear for a few seconds. Maybe it's supposed to do it, I have no idea.
#11518 shadowstarcat 08:50:11 04/02/2016
V I got the ps2 version first (since I didnt have a 3 at the time) but when I got the 3 I got the PS3 version. And seriously, you can see huge differences between the two.
Hey, does any one else's PS3 version do a weird thing during the malefor battle? When spyro and Cynder fly into the clouds for a good five seconds?
#11517 Spyro Lover122 01:46:16 30/01/2016
V The graphics were great on the PS3, all the details that weren't in the PS2 are there. I feel like it's the best version to have, which is why I waited so long for an affordable price online.
#11516 shadowstarcat 03:55:47 26/01/2016
Actually, graphics wise this game was amazing on PS3. Especially since it was also released on PS2
#11515 PhotonTH 02:46:35 25/01/2016
my least favorite of the LOS trilogy. It could have been flushed out so much more. Seriously i mad that volteer only gets one line in this whole game. He's supposed to be a chatter box!!

I did like the open world and free flying stuff and the music was nice and graphics were pretty satisfactory.

Wish it could've been expanded upon and wish that it had gotten a sequel rather than getting followed up by Skylanders.

Spyro is dead after this game and chances of him coming back in his old glory are very slim.
#11514 Alydol 02:57:13 10/01/2016
This game is beyond beautiful graphics and an amazing storyline smilie
#11513 shadowstarcat 21:45:40 19/11/2015
V I agree with everything you said smilie
If Spyro was ever to return to the old games, Activision would have to sell him and stop including Spyro in Skylanders.
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