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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Square Enix
Sep 3, 2019 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

78%

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Trailers

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered - Official Release Date Reveal Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered - Official Release Date Reveal Trailer | PS4

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered - E3 2019 Trailer | PS4


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Critic Reviews for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Simply put, Final Fantasy 8 Remastered is the definitive way to play the RPG classic

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Final Fantasy VIII it's one of the all-time best J-RPG created by Square Enix, modern or classic. It showed an amazing courage to make things different, with it's own visual style, a wonderful OST... There are lots of things that make this a truly classics, all present in the remaster, even if some, like backgrounds, deserved a better treatment.

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As long as you can get the hang of the unique and intricate combat system, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered delivers one of the most enthralling narratives in the long running franchise that still holds up 20 years later.

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered doesn't live up to its name and only really succeeds in making Final Fantasy VIII playable on current systems.

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Final Fantasy 8 Remastered is the best way to experience the JRPG classic, but some aspects of the game haven't aged well.

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GamingTrend

David Flynn
85 / 100
GamingTrend

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is the perfect way to revisit this classic or experience it for the first time. Its themes are more relevant than ever, and its battle system, while flawed in some aspects, is weird, fun, and encourages creativity.

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Windows Central

James Bricknell
Windows Central

This is the game I love, on a console I love, and every happy day I've spent playing Final Fantasy VIII comes back to visit me when I play the Remaster.

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It's easy to see why Final Fantasy VIII is considered one of the series' most divisive entries, but its story and gameplay systems remain unique 20 years after its original release. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered has its flaws -- the draw system is still a total pain in the arse -- but there's a magic and atmosphere to Squall's often mental adventure that's incredibly endearing. This is a PlayStation classic given a new lease of life, and it's still way more interesting than the majority of Japanese RPGs hitting our consoles today.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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