RPGamer writes: "All things considered, Dark Dawn is still the game series fans have been waiting seven years for. It's faithful to its origins, and the gameplay is as fantastic today as it was back then. Although it doesn't quite live up to The Lost Age's legacy, it's easily comparable to the original title. The game should take most players roughly thirty hours to complete, and there's a smattering of optional end-game content to add additional time to that, including several difficult boss fights. With plenty of plot threads left open, and an ending that suggests a sequel, hopefully we haven't seen the last of Golden Sun."