Final Fantasy II Pixel Remaster

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

36%

Critics Recommend

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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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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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72%
Jul 29, 2021

A quirkily flawed stepping stone in Final Fantasy history.

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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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3.5 / 5.0
Jul 28, 2021

Final Fantasy II Pixel Remaster is a great way to experience one of the less talked about Final Fantasy games, even if it is one of the weaker titles in the franchise.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2021

Frankly, if you're a player like me who loves the Final Fantasy series, instead of buying the games one by one, I say take the full package and start watching the path of IV – V and VI, one of the best in the series.

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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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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2021

Final Fantasy II is probably the first weird experimental game in the franchise. This can be both good, such as the more involved plots and characters, but it can also be bad, such as the weird halfway-there leveling system that comes close to being something special but misses the mark. Final Fantasy II: Pixel Remaster is a basic rerelease of the game that's difficult to recommend unless you don't have any other version available. It looks nice and sounds great, but the loss of optional content really stands out.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2021

I am more surprised than I expected with the Final Fantasy II Pixel Remaster review. Either the original game has aged better than the mass consciousness remembers, or Square Enix has improved its experience enough to become a JRPG more than worth the name it carries. You will find much better games in the genre. If you are looking for more round works we still have Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster, not to mention how close the remastering of the sixth installment is. But it's worth taking this look back and reevaluating our views. Perhaps this way we will reach a consensus, once and for all, of what is not the worst installment of the saga.

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