Final Fantasy V Advance Game Boy Advance
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. While "Final Fantasy IV Advance" has always been a favorite of mine from the SNES era as I grew up with it and enjoyed the shorter game with the emotional plot, this game really knocks the bar up a notch with quality gameplay and a more involving and ever evolving plot.
  2. A mandatory purchase for any RPG lover or video game connoisseur.
  3. 90
    The conversion from Super NES to GBA is rock-solid, and American gamers who are only familiar with this "lost" classic from its shoddy PlayStation repackaging will be pleasantly surprised at how incredibly fast this game is.
  4. FFV Advance may seem the least of the trio, but don't be put off by its simple graphics or the fact that it's on the GBA--it's one of the series' best, and this is a better-than-perfect port. [Jan. 2007, p.111]
  5. 87
    All of the additions to the "Advance" port of Final Fantasy V are worthwhile, but it is a shame that the new jobs and bonus dungeon are only available right at the end of the game.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 1, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. In terms of character customization, FFV is the best FF.

    Why no other FF entry has tried to implement a similar character job system is beyond me. The strenght of FFV lies in its replay value; I've spent countless hours figuring all sorts of combination by mixing different Job classes and while the end game makes it all pointless (as every character is maxed out anyway) the value lies in replayability. Up for challenge runs? FFV delivers those in spades. As the player is able to choose from so many Job classes, the player can choose to go full-out Berserker mayhem if he chooses to, unable to control any of the characters, like rolling the dice and hoping that they'll deal enough damage to win the battle. Four Black Mage spellcaster run? You got it. Only fist weapon monk run? Sure, they're one of the best jobs in the game. The Job system is so fantastic that it is really a downer that the game lacks in other areas; the fights can sometime be a little bit on the tedious side and the towns and plot are a bit repetitive. This doesn't mean it's not enjoyable; FFV5 is difficult, complex and extremly engaging at its best.
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  2. Dec 25, 2013
    7
    Entertaining and surprisingly deep role-playing game but it doesn't have such a great story. Simple class-changing system and its ATBEntertaining and surprisingly deep role-playing game but it doesn't have such a great story. Simple class-changing system and its ATB mechanics are easy to pick up and play. Typical RPG nothing special on it. Full Review »
  3. Aug 2, 2013
    10
    The job system for Final Fantasy V is comparably perfect to that of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. This is one of those games that I couldThe job system for Final Fantasy V is comparably perfect to that of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. This is one of those games that I could just play for hours and hours and never get sick of it. The story alone takes up a very large chunk of time, say nothing about hunting down the side-quest bosses. I love this game to pieces. Full Review »