Final Fantasy III Pixel Remaster

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

64%

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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80%
Jul 30, 2021

This version of Final Fantasy III is more than just a history lesson; it's a fun, experimental game with a cool early job system, an absolutely stunning soundtrack, a story that does more than people give it credit for, and a significant improvement from earlier games in the series that is worth playing today.

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7 / 10
Jul 28, 2021

I come away from Final Fantasy 1, 2, and 3 looking forward to the remaining games more than I did before. I appreciate the new features like the enhanced bestiary, the auto-combat feature, making grinding friendlier, and I LOVE the new soundtracks. But I hope they manage to address issues like the screen tearing and especially the font before the last three games release.

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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 III Pixel Remaster showcases an often overlooked gem of the 8-bit era, taking many of the better features of the first two games and expanding upon them.

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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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8 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2021

Final Fantasy III: Pixel Remaster is the best version of the game to date. It feels more modern and polished than the NES version, and it lacks some of the annoying foibles and flaws of the 3D version. It's still a dated JRPG, but with the Pixel Remaster, it feels a lot easier to pick up and play. I had previously said that FF3 was my least favorite of the NES trilogy, but I enjoyed this title the most in the three Pixel Remaster offerings. If you're only going to get one of the Pixel Remaster titles, then FF3PR is the one to get.

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6.2 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2021

Final Fantasy III Pixel Remaster transports us back to the magical world of NES but with a more than grateful face and technological facelift. Of course, it has nothing to do with the remake of Nintendo DS, mobile phones and Steam, but in order to enjoy the original version, it is the best option we have on the market.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2021

Final Fantasy III Pixel Remaster is an important piece of JRPG history and, UI issues aside, it's fascinating to finally experience it.

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