Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. A good game, but it fails to distinguish itself enough from it’s 1997 cousin. Same character models, same environments, same battle engine, same items, same weapons, same spells...there’s something to be said for consistency, but I feel Tactics Ogre needed to expand on the idea a little more, not just carbon-copy it.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 11, 2013
    10
    I played this game a while ago but I remember enjoying the living hell out of it. It is a gem of the gba library do yourself a favor and playI played this game a while ago but I remember enjoying the living hell out of it. It is a gem of the gba library do yourself a favor and play this game. Full Review »
  2. Nov 24, 2011
    10
    This game is a must have for people who are in love with turn-based strategy games like myself. The gameplay is very unique and has a lot ofThis game is a must have for people who are in love with turn-based strategy games like myself. The gameplay is very unique and has a lot of strategy elements in it: terrain, elements, different classes, weather, etc. The story is also very interesting which is consistent with the Tactics Ogre franchise. Difficulty wise, i think the game is fair - until you spend a lot of time grinding in the training mode which can be repeated infinitely - then the game becomes a cakewalk. The game also allows the player to pick different routes which lead to alternate endings which increases the game's replayability. I have recently purchased the Tactics Ogre game for PSP, which is a remake of the original because of my love for this game. I am sad that these type of games don't have a much of a place on consoles anymore because of a niche market - but I am happy that Atlus continues to develop these games. (Overall 9+ - battle is a bit slow paced, animations are a bit slow) Full Review »
  3. gbarules
    May 15, 2007
    9
    Using a wonderfully epic and cinematic story, great gameplay mechanics that go deeper than the deepest lake, and a whole heaping serving of Using a wonderfully epic and cinematic story, great gameplay mechanics that go deeper than the deepest lake, and a whole heaping serving of what makes the series great, it's a fine addition to any RPG fan's library. If only the game hadn't been released so early: the sound is MIDI level (yet still good) and the graphics are choppy (yet still good). If you can still get your hands on this game, jump for it. It's worth every effort. Full Review »