Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 55
  2. Negative: 1 out of 55
  1. Simply steeped too deeply in old role-playing game conventions and standbys. Games like "Star Wars: KOTOR" have changed the landscape, while more similar titles like "Final Fantasy X" and "Xenosaga" have a better battle system and a more epic feel, respectively.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Jun 28, 2011
    10
    Along with Rogue Galaxy this has to be one of the most severely underrated games (by the critics). It deserves much better! There is SO muchAlong with Rogue Galaxy this has to be one of the most severely underrated games (by the critics). It deserves much better! There is SO much to do in this game. The plot is great (though a bit cheesy at times) with plenty of surprises along the way. The gameplay is challenging and there are plenty of side quests and secrets to uncover/explore. The environments are so neat and original and the music is fun. Full Review »
  2. KennyM
    Jan 26, 2009
    10
    An engaging storyline, a brilliant soundtrack, loveable characters and 80+ hours of epic gameplay are what Star Ocean 3 bring to the table.An engaging storyline, a brilliant soundtrack, loveable characters and 80+ hours of epic gameplay are what Star Ocean 3 bring to the table. I've always been a fan of Final Fantasy and Star Ocean, and I would have to put this title on a par with FFX.
    Negatives? The leveling up can become monotonous further on into the game. Especially after the story has finished if you choose to undertake the bonus dungeons. I put so much time into completing Sphere 211 that it could have been put onto its own disc.

    Bring on Star Ocean 4!
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  3. Jan 4, 2015
    7
    One of the most difficult and frustrating games I have ever played. Story is good. I liked the characters but the combat is f***** horrendous.One of the most difficult and frustrating games I have ever played. Story is good. I liked the characters but the combat is f***** horrendous. Enemies are extremely difficult and even the most common little s*** can kick your ass if you're not careful. Whats funny is that the boss fights are very easy. I breezed through them like it was nothing only to get my ass kicked by some random monster on the way to the next location, WTF!?. I actually grinded like an idiot in the mountains before moving on to disc 2 and when I was done I had money, power and a pair of badass women and then I inserted disc 2 only to realize it was all for nothing *sigh*. Full Review »