Best Spyro the Dragon Games

Best Spyro the Dragon games from any gaming console.

The Top Ten

1 Spyro: Year of the Dragon

This was my very first video game and I could hardly have asked for a better one, I stumbled around learning not only how to play it but to play all games really. The variety of gameplay was spectacular for that purpose and every corner of this game oozes serious nostalgia. The remaster comes out tonight and I'll still enjoy this game as much as the first time I ever booted it up on PS1

The original trilogy is clearly better than any Spyro games that came afterwards. But what makes Year of the Dragon better than the Original and Gateway to Glimmer (Ripto's Rage for you NTSCers)? Better level design, much tighter controls (hover is a god send) and actual functional boss battles than the original (cast your mind back to the original boss battles: very unimpressive), and much more variety than Gateway to Glimmer (all the extra challenges and bigger levels).

It pays homage to the previous Spyro games (Super Bonus World inspired by Gnasty's Loot) and improves upon them in every way.

Not even close

Yes I loved it

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2 Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage

Possibly my favourite game of all time. This game just oozes nostalgia but it's not just the childhood memories that make this a great game. The graphics at the time were brilliant. The characters were loveable. The levels were outstanding. There was so much to do, from the story and quests to riddles and following the chimes of a hidden bouncing orb. The bosses were actually fun. The sound track and visual surroundings just seem to bring a level of comfort only this game can achieve. Outstanding.

The best Spyro ever!

The best one

Unpopular opinion: While I love the original trilogy, this is my favorite in the same trilogy. I remember playing it to death when I was younger - codgtamk34

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3 Spyro the Dragon

In my opinion, this one is simple, but good. It's the best Spyro game.

Especially the Very Beginning of Spyro in September 10th 1998 where Spyro was Originally started

My point of view Spyro should rescued 112 Dragon's
And why more Dragons adding more levels Love-Able

And the extra Dragons would be Remakes known Dragonesses

And anyone notice not much of the Dragons in pact of females where missing when reality there wasn't any female dragon's

And sure there was Fairies the Fairies are Remark able and Adored

Plus this Game needs Cut-Scenes as well

And yes By Insomniac Games

I think this is the best spyro game ever because this is the one that started it all, it doesn't have Hunter and any new characters, and it's made from Insomniac

I loved this Spyro game I played it all most every day lots of fun brings back memories unfortunately the game disc broke and now can't play it at all

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4 Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon

This was one of three Spyro games that I played as a kid, but it was the only one that could draw me, as well as my siblings into playing it until it broke. In my opinion, this is right up there with the best of the best.

This is probably the last spyro game that has any real depth or emotion (yes even when compared to the originals) and the gameplay is not as bad as everyone says it is (trust me). The question is though, will we ever get another Legend of Spyro game or even another spyro game with this kind of depth or emotion put into it?

Kinda weird and hangy ending wish I could see what Spyro reaction to cynders "i love you" comment at the end. I really wish they would make another one so I can see what Spyros reaction was to her comment. No I really wish they would make another one Please, Please, Please. Though the game is great beside the story

Great game! Even though it's not an old original It's fun! Great freedom! Cool story line I like how you can play as spyro and cynder. Not bad I like it. It's much more serious and not as kiddy as old ones but defiantly great!

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5 Spyro A Hero's Tale

Amazing game

Amazing game. To be honest my favourite Spyro game tied with Year Of The Dragon. Very nostalgic. My favourite game of all time.

Best game ever, spent hours playing this as a kid and loved every bit of it, personally my favourite! Still playing it today!

A great game, way better than the new Spyro garbage. This chewed up a lot of my childhood and was great fun to play!

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6 Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Like the originals just better

A really well-done remake of the original trilogy. I also like that you have the option to switch from the updated soundtrack to the original, bring a back a lot of memories.

A very faithful remake of the original trilogy... almost too faithful (I'm looking at you Tree Tops)

It's beautiful! - kanetheundertaker25

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7 Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning

The first Spyro game with the legendary type of storyline, and a magnificently developed character. And not to mention a foe who isn't really a foe. And the comic reliefs that Sparx manages all the time The whole game is made so lovely, with a perfect flow and a feeling of both wanting and not wanting to reach the end

Still love this game. - Alpha101

This game is is more for young teens than children and overall it's a very good game because it's fun, has good voice actors and the story line is very good.

My first spyro game I really liked it even if it was a bit repetitive

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8 The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night

Dark Spyro!

Eternal Night is the only game in history that ever made me cry! Not even The Walking Dead prevailed to make it happen! And am I the only one that gets this unexplainable feeling in the chest whenever I listen to this broken soul?

Personally, this game was the turning point of the new series. Dark, emotional, and highly engaging.


9 Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly

25 potential levels thrown away just to get it out on time. Not to mention long loading times and glitches - codgtamk34

Highly enjoyed this game that fact that you can use other breathing powers and fly is seduce I just wish I wouldn't have had a mean brother to smash the system worth the game inside, this game or the original are my choices but I'm old fashioned.

This Game Really Needs a REA Remake

I have to agree with others that this was First Spyro I mean Spyro's First PS2 Game

Turned out to be a Bombed Game and not many Cut-Scenes just begging of the game then Ripto has his compliant of the where about's of The Dragon Flies and nut much emotion on the ending

It was the first and the only Spyro game that was fun to play for me and perhaps the year of the dragon

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10 Skylanders: Swap Force

This isn't a spyro game

You can switch your ability it doesn't get better than this


The Contenders

11 Skylanders Spyro's Adventure

What did they do to spyro!? =( - spyrocynder

I'd say it counts as a Spyro game a little bit, maybe even the second one would, but after that Spyro's role in it sort of died. This game was fun and new, though, but after that the Skylanders series went downhill, becoming more of a "try to get more characters than Pokemon does and jack up a profit" vs. "new, inventive game that happens to get big money." - nabbithero54

Good enough, I guess. - Tectal

Not a spyro game

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12 Spyro Shadow Legacy

Awesome game, my favourite Spyro games in order 01 - year of the dragon, 02 - Riptos rage, 03 - the dragon, 04 - shadow legacy, 05 - a hero's tale, 06 - attack of the rhynocs, 07 - season of ice, 08 - enter the dragonfly, 09 - orange: cortex conspiracy, 10 - season of flame, I like new ones too; a new beginning, eternal night, dawn of the dragons, but there a bit dark and don't have the cosy feel that the old games have

13 Skylanders: Giants

A Spyro game.

Not a spyro game

14 Spyro: Season of Ice

Pretty good game - codgtamk34

This game was my childhood

Wasn't that bad it was a little difficult to navigate but great concept for a free roam

15 Spyro 2: Season of Flame

My childhood game

I really like the Spyro the Dragon GBA trilogy. I wonder why Season of Flame was never released in Japan like its predecessor, Spyro: Season of Ice.

Since it wasn't released in Japan like Spyro: Season of Ice, I say Nintendo should publish this in Japan.

Best one on gba

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16 Skylanders Imaginators

Not a true Spyro game and Skylanders #1 was the only true Spyro game that was a sub-series

I can't decide weather I like this or Superchargers better.

Best. Game. Ever.

17 Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy

This was the first Spyro game I played second being Legend of Spyro A new beginning DS - Tyoshi

A fun minigame that, while not the best in the series, deserves to be higher on the list, as one of my fellow voters pointed out. I spent a lot of time playing it as a kid and, when viewed under the eyes of a minigame collection, it still holds up pretty well in my opinion.

Crash and Spyro together is a perfect combination

This isn't my favorite spyro but I feel it's too low on the list and should definitely be above the new spyros which were pretty painful to play. I did like the crossover in this game especially when played with Crash Bandicoot Purple: Riptos Rampage it was a cool twist on two great series!

18 Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs

This game is great!

19 Skylanders: Trap Team

This is my favorite Skylanders game but why is it here? Spyro doesn't even have a figure!

Not a Spyro game

It was better than the other skylanders games

20 Skylanders: Superchargers
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