PSX Extreme writes: "Back in the day, you may have wandered into an arcade and immediately headed over to Golden Axe with a fistful of quarters. With a few friends, it was always a blast; the 2D action side-scroller featured plenty of non-stop combat, complete with those awesome beasts to ride and little gnomes to nab. Many years later, we can run around and participate in non-stop combat, ride beasts, and nab gnomes all over again…except this time, it's in a 3D world and the experience is more irritating than anything else. Arnold said it yesterday and unfortunately, I'm inclined to agree: Sega simply can't make a decent 3D action game. For whatever reason, the team just failed to succeed in their development of Golden Axe: Beast Rider, and that's very unfortunate. We were hoping to relive those good ol' days, only in a simple 3D format, and instead, we end up battling the wonky controls, loose camera, and brain-dead enemies. If you're looking for something similar to the likes of God of War or Devil May Cry, you will find plenty of elements ripped straight from those excellent franchises, but the implementation is crucially flawed."