Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Reviews

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
80 / 100
Nov 17, 2021

While the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters aren't perfect, they're certainly the best and most convenient ways to play these classic games. The soundtracks are lovingly orchestrated and the pixel art is gorgeous, though the latter does lose some detail in the translation. Each game feels great to play, but I do wish extra content from previous releases or remakes had been included.

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Aug 1, 2021

Still, for fans of the classic series, or newcomers looking for a quality introduction into the older games, Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster is a great way to experience the series. Then, of course, there are the hours and hours of content across all games in the collection to consider. It isn't perfect, but players can easily get lost in the same stories and endless combat that Square Enix first introduced with the original launch on NES.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
7.3 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2021

The first three Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters are a somewhat solid remastering effort that could have been so much better with a few tweaks. While the amazing rearranged soundtracks sound great and the balancing tweaks make the three games still feel great to play, the divisive overhauled visuals reminiscent of the 16-bit entries, technical issues like the lack of a V-Sync toggle and display settings not saving and lack of additional content found in prior remakes make these remasters a truly worthy purchase only for those who live and breathe Final Fantasy.

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85%
Jul 28, 2021

Overall, between the game’s story and gameplay, nothing sticks out as individually exceptional. Still, Final Fantasy comes together as an experience that is better than the sum of its parts. The Pixel Remaster does an excellent job of keeping the surprisingly well-aged gameplay that started the series intact while updating it with more modern pixel art and a beautiful soundtrack. Outside of a few confusing moments and poorly balanced bosses, Final Fantasy is a game I would readily recommend to modern RPG fans, and it’s a great introduction to the genre’s classics.

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RPG Site
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jul 28, 2021

The first batch of the Pixel Remaster series of Final Fantasy games are now out, and while in many regards they are good versions of these historic games, some aspects and issues hold them back from being the best ways to experience them.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2021

The first three Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters deftly walk the line between old and new, but might not convert anyone without the stomach for old JRPGs.

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4 / 5.0
Jul 28, 2021

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster is a great way to experience the first entry in one of gaming's biggest franchises.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2021

This not “the” remaster bundle to rule them all but if you happen to crave some FF nostalgia, they're your best alternatives to playing the original versions of the included games.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2021

Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy III are great games that work well even after many years. Pixel Remaster versions are a good way to catch up on these classics, or recall them. Especially since they are more affordable than ever - which again will not please everyone.

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Unscored
Aug 5, 2021

While I will miss delving into the Labyrinth of Time and kicking the snot out of multiple incarnations of Chronodia in this version, I do still have a copy of the PSP version where I can do that any time I want. So while it’s a shame that newcomers to the first Final Fantasy won’t have the opportunity to take part in those enjoyable endgame jaunts, the main game is completely intact — and, with a couple of tweaks, very enjoyable to engage with. Plus, for under a tenner when bought solus, it’s a good deal.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2021

Overall, Final Fantasy: Pixel Remaster is a slight disappointment. It isn't a terrible port, but it feels half-hearted. For a game remade and remastered as often as Final Fantasy, it's easy to compare this release to the others and realize that it doesn't have a ton going for it. The updated visuals are nice, and the remastered music is excellent, but otherwise, it's a slightly easier and slightly more user-friendly version of the original NES game. Choose Final Fantasy: Pixel Remaster if you can't play one of the many other versions that have more content.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2021

My feelings are mixed in this Final Fantasy I Pixel Remaster review. Although I have fond memories of the original title, it hurts to see how badly it has aged in its design, its approach to fighting and the map. Still, it makes up for it in every way it can: the graphic treatment it has received is luxurious, and the orchestrated music elevates a magnificent soundtrack on its own. I'm glad to revisit such an important game in the history of Square Enix.

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80%
Sep 30, 2021

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster is an excellent collection if you're in a mood for an old-school experience with everything that this entails. If you were hoping that these remasters would drastically modernize the originals, you're on the wrong address.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2021

The first three Final Fantasy with a new and excellent pixel section and a wonderful soundtrack magnificently reinterpreted.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2021

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster respectfully builds upon the classic game's foundation while making tweaks that drastically improve its pacing.

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Recommended
Aug 6, 2021
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9 / 10
Aug 4, 2021

But if you loved these games before, these remasters are perfect for what they’re trying to do. They’re charming. They feel like a sudden rush of nostalgia not because they’re exactly the games you remember, but the rare form of remaster that does add some stuff on top while still preserving all of the spirit and intent perfectly. And if you’ve never played these games but want to understand why people loved them so much, these are the perfect way to try them out.

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