Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 90
    Like a vine bursting with ripe fruit, TOAU may be in need of some balancing, in addition to some major feature tweaking (Besieged), but for all intents and purposes, it's like an injection of the lifeblood that once made this MMO so addictive in the first place.
  2. The real treasure here is the addition of new jobs, which is a first for the game's North American player base. Overall, this is a great package, with even more promises down the road, including Chocobo breeding. [Sept. 2006, p.80]
  3. The content, value, fun, and replay-ability are still here for Final Fantasy fans new and old looking to get a long fix.
  4. There is an absolute ton of stuff to be found in the Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion including the Aht Urghan themselves. New character classes, new and frightening looking monsters and more importantly new experiences in a world that needed a shot in the arm.
  5. 84
    While it’s still basically the same game with new places, there’s enough new content and the new jobs add a lot of variety to the aging MMORPG.
  6. It's deep, if you like repetitively killing things. [Sept 2006, p.77]
  7. 83
    My personal opinion is that this expansion was a much-needed breath of fresh air for the MMORPG. However, for Square Enix to continue to keep the game interesting, they will need to pull out a trump card, or else gamers could move on to bigger or better things.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 2, 2010
    While still adding cool features this expansion fell short for me and I don't know if it's directly related but I quit the game a few months after but that might have been due to general exhaustion. Full Review »
  2. DavidG.
    Sep 13, 2006
    I still haven't had the time to enjoy all the content they added in this expansion, that's saying a lot. The new areas might have made things too easy in some cases but I enjoy this expansion much more then CoP. Full Review »
  3. FreddyB.
    Jul 3, 2006
    The new lands to be explored in this expansion pack are absolutly jaw-dropping