Ogre Battle 64 Nintendo 64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. If you have the attention span of, say, George W. Bush you're not going to much out of Ogre Battle 64. Now go away.
  2. Ogre Battle 64 offers a detailed branching story and great depth of customization, both executed brilliantly within the limitations of a 35-meg cartridge.
  3. An excruciating experience that will bear some of the most rewarding gameplay experiences ever crafted... Quest has once again pulled off another masterpiece in the flawless Ogre Battle Saga.
  4. Overall this game is easily the best RPG on the Nintendo 64. It lives up to the greatness of the original and actually surpasses it.
  5. 88
    This game is very deep and wonderfully complex, and RPG fans simply shouldn't miss it.
  6. The graphics are gorgeous, the music stirring and the battles challenging.
  7. Once you've got used to the way things work, thanks to the comprehensive training mode, you'll find the combat is far more satisfying than anything other more commercial RPGs have to offer.
  8. This story is addictive, the gameplay is exciting, and make no mistake about it: Ogre Battle 64 is a role-playing game of no small merit.
  9. Best of all, the enemy's AI is fairly ruthless and will put up a good fight.
  10. "If you've been crawling across a desert for a couple years before finding a drink, you'll swear that even the smallest, dirtiest drop of puddle water is nothing less than manna from heaven." Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a small, dirty drop of puddle water.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 41
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 41
  3. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Sep 9, 2012
    This to me is the greatest RPG of all time, it allows for amazing customization and will leave you playing for hours. Years before its time. I've beaten it at least 10 times and still want to play it. Full Review »
  2. Aug 14, 2012
    Any negative aspects of this game seem like nit-picking to me, because almost every aspect of this game is fantastic. The graphics and music are very good, but more importantly the gameplay is enthralling. This RPG has pretty good amount of depth to it, and while you can manage without it, you'll probably find yourself frequently referencing online guides to understand the intricacies of the game mechanics (alignments, evolution sequences, special characters, etc.) The story is very interesting and well done, drawing you into a fascinating world of ever-increasing wonder and danger. There are numerous difficult decisions to make, and while the storyline is generally linear, you often do have multiple options for which location to visit next--sometimes with important ramifications. The game is fairly lengthy, which I consider a good thing, but it means that if you take a long break from it you might have difficulty remembering what's happened. One little downside is that once you've played it once and therefore know how cool it gets, the early levels can be tedious (fighting with weak, basic units, etc.), but on my first playthrough I enjoyed it just fine. Full Review »
  3. May 29, 2012
    Challenging as hell this game is worthy of reverence. One of the best N64 games ever made. After a lot of thought I cannot find any negative aspect about this game. This is Perfection Full Review »