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Final Fantasy XIII
Role Playing Game
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Release Date (US):
March 9th, 2010
Release Date (UK):
March 9th, 2010
Online Players:
Square Enix
Square Enix
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
11 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
10 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360.

About Final Fantasy XIII

In Final Fantasy XIII, players will embark on a journey through the cityworld of Cocoon and the outerworld of Pulse, encountering and fighting alongside a diverse group of allies. Execute powerful attacks with weapons and magic, and summon the enigmatic Eidolons with an evolved Active Time Battle system. Experience seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and in-game cinematics. Do you have the courage to face your destiny?



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Whether you enjoy it or not will depend on your expectations. Walk into it with a clear mind and you will get lost in this magical fantasy world.

We like

  • The enchanting sensory experience
  • The satisfying battle system
  • The character driven plot

We dislike

  • The lack of freedom to explore
  • The amount of time it takes to really get going

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With a glittering legacy that spans over 20 years it’s inevitable that a whole heap of expectation rides on the wings of every Final Fantasy game’s release. Living up to that sort of pressure and creating a game worthy of bearing the Final Fantasy name is an unenviable task, but Square Enix consistently delivers, creating worlds that demand to be explored. It’s clear that this developer loves its most preciou...

Final Fantasy XIII News

  • Final Fantasy XIII 'Lightning Saga' teased for late August

    Yoshinori Kitase, producer of Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2, teased in this week's Famitsu that the next stage in the Final Fantasy XIII project will be announced at the Final Fantasy series anniversary event. Referred to as the Lightning Saga, Kitase plans to reveal more when the anniversary event...

  • Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII took 'a little too long' to come out

    Square’s Yoshinori Kitase has admitted that the developer took a little too long getting 2010 RPG Final Fantasy XIII out the door. Speaking with GameReactor, Kitase said that Square needs to adopt a faster turnaround in regards to game development, pointing to the one-two year cycle that west...

  • Square registers FFXIII-2 domain

    Square Enix has dropped its biggest hint yet that it’s busy hammering away on a sequel to Final Fantasy XIII by stealthily registering the domain ‘Final’ The domain was spotted by the eagle-eyed superannuation, while fellow web snoopers at Unofficial Final F...

  • FFXIII bags Platinum gong at 2010 PlayStation Awards

    Sony hosted its annual PlayStation Awards last night, with Final Fantasy XIII scooping up the only Platinum gong for having a mighty one million units shipped in Japan to its name. Meanwhile, the likes of Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walke...

  • Square Enix hints at possible FFXIII sequel

    Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase has expressed interest in producing additional material to allow gamers to ‘further understand’ Final Fantasy XIII’s storyline, hinting that a possible sequel might be on the cards. Chatting with FFXIII Ultimania Omega, Kitase revealed his in...

  • Toriyama: FFXIII DLC was planned but later scrapped

    Square Enix’s Motomu Toriyama has revealed that the company originally had plans to release downloadable content for Final Fantasy XIII, though the idea was ultimately shelved. The FFXIII director previously commented that fans should “hold on to their saves from the end of the game&r...

  • Kitase hoping for shorter dev time on next Final Fantasy

    Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase has said he’s hoping the next numbered entry in the Final Fantasy series will take considerably less time to develop. Speaking with the folks at GamingUnion at GamesCom last week, Kitase reflected on FFXIII’s development time, noting how Square wan...

  • Square not sure where to take Final Fantasy next

    Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has admitted in an interview with Gamasutra that it would be “difficult to determine” where the company could take the Final Fantasy series next following FFXIII’s launch earlier this year. Specifically, Wada touched on the subject of whether or not ...

  • FFXIII shifts over 5.5 million copies worldwide

    Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy XIII has moved over 5.5 million copies globally in the Japanese giant’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2010. The game hit Japanese shelves in December 2009 and went on to sell 1.85 million copies, before making the transition to western shores in Ma...

  • FFXIII isn't an RPG, says BioWare

    There’s nothing quite like the scent of controversy in the morning, eh? In this case, it arrives courtesy of Daniel Erickson, writing director on Star Wars: The Old Republic, who has revealed that he doesn’t classify Final Fantasy XIII an RPG. Speaking to the chaps at Strategy Inform...

Final Fantasy XIII Features

  • Best Original Soundtrack -- PSU 2010 Game Awards

    The nominees for Best Original Soundtrack of 2010 are... And the winner is... Final Fantasy XIII brought forth many changes to the series' traditional formula when it launched last March — including a change of head composers. The venerable series veteran Nobuo Uematsu compo...

  • Best Role-Playing Game -- PSU 2010 Game Awards

    The nominees for Best Role-Playing Game of 2010 are... And the winner is... XIII is undoubtedly a controversial entry in venerable Final Fantasy series. Towns are essentially non-existent, and the first 15 hours feel like a linear tutorial interspersed with cut-scenes. Eventually,...

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