Best Spyro the Dragon Games

Best Spyro the Dragon games from any gaming console.
The Top Ten
1 Spyro: Year of the Dragon Spyro: Year of the Dragon Product Image

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.

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

This game is honestly, my absolute favorite video game that I've ever played. And I play a lot of games, I have all the original three Spyro games and this one is my favorite. But don't get me wrong, I love the other 2 as well! I love all the characters (Bianca's my favorite) and the idea of the portals. Spyro 3 is my favorite game of all time.

As much as the original 3 are the greatest, the third surpasses the first two by far when it comes to character development, design and variety of challenges in an impressive open world area. The handling also feels a lot more fluid and less 'clunky' than the original. While the design of the worlds was larger and more interesting than in Spyro 2.

2 Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Product Image

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.

As a kid, my family owned all three of the original trilogy. Even though the first three were amazing, this one is by far my favorite. I've beat this game at least 3 times. Ripto's Rage has sparked my gamer fire and proven to be a great gateway for me to the world of gaming. The graphics were really good for the time it was made. It's simple enough for younger kids to play, and enjoyable for all ages. I would rate this as the best Spyro game in a heartbeat!

I've beaten this game at least 3 times. It is the most challenging and enthralling game I have and will ever come across. The graphics are astounding for the time where it comes from, and the characters, levels and worlds are so intricately and beautifully designed. The game is packed with many challenges that are not always so easy to complete. Unquestionably my favorite game of all time. Long live Spyro!

Spyro 1 is a classic, but this one is just better in every way. No annoying dragons "Thank you for you releasing me. " Better graphics... I guess. The 3rd one had too much variety of gameplay. Most of it was good, but Spyro 2's was better. So many orbs to collect. Just great.

3 Spyro the Dragon Spyro the Dragon Product Image

Well this is the firts spyro game a ever play and men! Was I wonder! I did love it! Really! This game was the best, from all games at the time ( ff7 is one of the best of the time, but
I was a kid so for my age at that time ) this game was Perfect!

Am I the only one that prefers this over "Year of the Dragon"? I liked that game too, but I just found this more fun for some reason.

This was the first spyro game, and the best in my opinion, brings back a lot of memories.

, Best Game ever! I'm flipping serious, this is the best game in the history of EVER!

4 Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Product Image

I grew up playing the original spyro the dragon trilogy, but I still think dawn of the dragon was the greatest spyro game on PS2. It was a fairly hard game for me at times. But the overall entirety of the game should earn it no. 2 on this list. It may have been the successor of a new beginning and eternal night, both of which I found extremely hard and unintentional. And dawn of the dragon was just so awesome back in the day. It had good atmosphere and cool designs. It made the spyro series so much cooler before they released that low quality ripoff version of spyro in that childish and uncivilised skylanders series. That made spyro look like he was on meth with a grieving problem because he misses the original ps1 trilogy. Anyway I love dawn of the dragon. To me it was the best.

This was the first series of Spyro games I ever played, so have a bias. But, the story line was amazing throughout the last trilogy of Spyro, and I loved how you could finally play as Cynder! Still, I am saddened by the fact that the Spyro series was turned into Skylanders when there was an amazing legacy to be seen here. This game will forever be my favorite out of the LoS trilogy.

It is made for the original spyro fans who grew up asking their big siblings to play it for them because they couldn't, and when they were past that stage, they found its darker successor, which was, were the original was for pre-tweens, this was for teens who wanted beautiful graphics, dark stories, and fantastic characters. It rates over nine thousand out of ten in my book!

I have played this game on almost every console, and I have to admit, the PlayStation 2 version is the best out of all. The fact, that you can play through the entire story in two player mode in a beautiful world, and with stunning gameplay mechanism is simply amazing. This a masterpiece, that everyone should add to their collection.

5 Spyro: A Hero's Tale Spyro: A Hero's Tale Product Image

Amazing game, some of the mini-games were so-so, but the main gameplay was to die for, and the graphics and score were amazing, my personal favourite.

I remember when my dad got this and The Eternal Night for me on the PS2, I barely ever played The Eternal Night but I would honestly play this. Every. Single. Day!

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!

6 Spyro Reignited Trilogy Spyro Reignited Trilogy Product Image

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.

It's the original 3 games remastered on one disk. How much better can it possibly get?

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

I'm so hyped for this!

7 Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Product Image

I personally don't get how this is below "The Eternal Night". I liked both, but "The Eternal Night" was kind of "broken" compared to this and "Dawn of the Dragon". It took longer to load, it's way too hard for its intended audience, the controls weren't as good etc. It's just my opinion though.

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

This game not only gave us a new generation, but a whole new outlook into how games can be made.

With detailed graphics, spectacular voice acting, fun/action-filled gameplay, marvelous musical score, and engaging story, "A New Beginning" certainly lives up to its title.

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.

8 The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night Product Image

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 Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly Product Image

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 would've probably been good if it wasn't rushed.

I just thought spyro looked a bit ugly other than that this game is fun

Not too bad if you play the game cube version on dolphin emulator

10 Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Product Image

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."

I WANT THAT GAME! It's totally awesome! You can change your character at any moment! And there are new characters you have never seen before!

I will admit that it looks like a pretty fun game, but this isn't a Spyro game. It has its own trilogy with, as far as I know, 4 other games.

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

The Contenders
11 Spyro 2: Season of Flame Spyro 2: Season of Flame Product Image

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.

My childhood game

Best one on gba

12 Spyro: Season of Ice Spyro: Season of Ice Product Image

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

13 Spyro Shadow Legacy Spyro Shadow Legacy Product Image

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

14 Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy Product Image

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!

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.

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

15 Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs Product Image

This game is great!

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