Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Rating Summary

Based on 62 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

81%

Critics Recommend

Based on 62 critic reviews
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Sep 2, 2019

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

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82 / 100
Sep 6, 2019

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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7 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2019

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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Sep 12, 2019

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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Sep 7, 2019

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

Top Critic

85 / 100
Sep 2, 2019

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

Top Critic

Sep 3, 2019

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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GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Dec 7, 2019

The developers have slightly improved the graphics, so unlike the FFVII port, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered can be played without tears. Unfortunately, the animation and backgrounds are the same as in the original and looks very outdated. Anyway it is same great game capable to captivate on tens hours interesting history, classical mechanics and approach to development of skills. Especially if played on the Nintendo Switch's small screen, which smoothes out most of the roughness.

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8 / 10
Sep 3, 2019

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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8 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

Nothing new in this remaster of Final Fantasy VIII, but even after twenty years, the title remains a great game, to discover and play again.

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