Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. 95
    Square Enix's labor of love re-imagines two classic RPGs with stunning visual fidelity and enough content to yield hundreds of hours with some of the best role-playing in two generations.
  2. Mar 27, 2014
    94
    All in all, a package that includes one of the PS2’s best games and a high point in the Final Fantasy franchise with the bonus of its pleasantly solid sequel is one that shouldn’t be missed.
  3. Mar 18, 2014
    94
    Overall the HD remasters of FFX and FFX2 are a home run. Square Enix managed to capture the initial feeling of playing these games for the first time as well as making them much more beautiful to look at.
  4. Mar 10, 2014
    93
    Final Fantasy X is a brilliant game that every JRPG fan should have played by now, and whether you’re experiencing it for the first time or returning for another playthrough, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is outstanding.
  5. Mar 24, 2014
    92
    The remasters of both Final Fantasy X and X-2 are the perfect tributes to the fact that the older Final Fantasy games still provide breathtaking journeys which every RPG fan owes himself to experience at least once in his lifetime.
  6. Mar 10, 2014
    91
    Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster is the best High Definition remaster we can see in the now-past generation of consoles. Aside from the quality both titles had, Eternal Calm and Last Mission are very interesting additional content for the fans of both games.
  7. Mar 10, 2014
    91
    The modern day Square Enix track record rarely does itself any favors, but this is one instance where I think the company and talented folks involved should be commended for their effort.
  8. Jul 23, 2014
    90
    There are two reasons to put the HD Remaster on the shelf – it’s an example of how magnificent Final Fantasy once was (X) and the evidence of how low it fell (X-2). [06/2014, p.63]
  9. May 2, 2014
    90
    Final Fantasy X is a true masterpiece and one of the best JRPGs of all time. FF X-2 is a decent addition to the franchise. Combine these two games in an HD version with a budget price and you get a superb deal.
  10. May 2, 2014
    90
    The remaster looks better than the low-budget releases we've played on the PS3, even at the end of its lifespan. [Issue#147, p.104]
  11. May 2, 2014
    90
    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is proof that some games do not sink in years. The remastered edition brings along with its uncommon gaming experience solid audiovisuals that beautifully clear out pointed edges of the thirteen years old title.
  12. An essential reintroduction to one of the finest JRPGs for the PS2. Now how about that FFVII remake? [May 2014, p82]
  13. Apr 11, 2014
    90
    This is a unique, exciting, addictive, engaging and exciting product, so if you are having doubts do not hesitate, battle the Dark Aeons and save Spira, live this fantasy.
  14. Mar 25, 2014
    90
    FF X / X-2 HD Remaster offers a massive amount of content in a fully polished presentation that reminds us of how good RPGs are supposed to play.
  15. 90
    Ultimately the irreverence of Final Fantasy X-2 means that the quest isn't as memorable as its predecessor, and while it's good fun, it's also not something to play on rotation. But combined these two games are incredible value, and a great alternative to the XIII series on the PlayStation 3 for people that were put off by those more recent Square Enix games.
  16. 90
    For newcomers, this is a great opportunity to finally play this coveted classic. Bring in the fact the the HD visuals look nothing short of stunning more than a decade after the game’s original release, and you’ll find that Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is yet another reason to keep your PS3 running.
  17. Mar 13, 2014
    90
    With Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Square Enix did an excellent job. If you did not play these episodes 12 years ago on PS2, then this is undoubtedly now or never.
  18. Mar 11, 2014
    90
    Not only Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster is the best collection so far, but it gives you the chance to play in the best possible way one of the finest JRPGs ever made. Every fan should go back to Zanarkand and fight once more with Tidus and Yuna.
  19. Mar 10, 2014
    90
    Final Fantasy X is still an astonishing RPG, with a great battle system, dramatic story and iconic characters. FF X-2 maybe is a step down, or a change of direction, but it's still a great game since its battle system point and a curiosity that a true Final fan must try, at least once in a lifetime.
  20. Mar 10, 2014
    90
    Even years later, Final Fantasy X is still an exciting RPG, telling a compelling story with plenty of momentum. While the crazy girls-night-out theatrics of X-2 might still cause you to roll your eyes, the battle system is still fast and fun. For those who want the complete arc of the Final Fantasy X saga, the collection delivers. Even without a nostalgic lens, both games hold up well.
  21. 90
    To just put it bluntly: buy this game. Even if you’ve played both titles before, there’s enough here to warrant a purchase. Final Fantasy X, at least, should be played by anyone who considers themselves even the slightest fan of roleplaying games.
  22. Mar 19, 2014
    88
    For the Final Fantasy fans out there, this is a great collection that should be picked up. For newcomers to Final Fantasy or people who may have missed it the first time around, you get a pretty fine RPG with some decent game play, so there’s actually something here for everyone.
  23. Mar 26, 2014
    87
    Two games and a good amount of extra, Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is a good value for fans of the series and those who like jRPG games.
  24. Apr 18, 2014
    85
    Square Enix has been proving for years that the old Final Fantasy-games are timeless and legendary. The same goes for X and X-2. You don't need a dose of nostalgia to enjoy both games.
  25. Apr 2, 2014
    85
    If you're a fan of the previous editions, you should definitely get this. The stories and atmosphere are still great and the graphical updates really add to the experience. However, the camera's still lacking in places, which is a shame.
  26. Mar 14, 2014
    85
    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD does justice to the original with a high-quality conversion and many extras. The title has aged very well and makes us regret the previous chapters with a gameplay that takes us back more than ten years without ever letting us weigh the time that has passed.
  27. 85
    Having FFX, FFX-2, and all that extra content splashed together with a fresh coat of paint lends itself to a game that is simply fantastic value for the buck.
  28. Mar 10, 2014
    85
    Not every HD edition deserves a place in our room, but this one does. The story of Tidus and his fellows is still remembered among it fans, and this is a great opportunity to live it or experience it again.
  29. Mar 10, 2014
    85
    A new must-have for JRPGs fans and, especially, for classic enthusiasts of the iconic Square Enix franchise. The inclusion of the Cross Play feature is a win.
  30. Mar 10, 2014
    82
    Under any lens Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 don't feel ravaged by the father time - which is exactly what’s needed for spending another hundred hours across Spira.
  31. 80
    The refurbishing team did a great job. Both games look quite fashionable and show their resistance to age. [Issue#241]
  32. Apr 11, 2014
    80
    Thus while these remakes do not offer much new, they are remakes of such high-quality games that they are worth revisiting, or visiting for the first time.
  33. 80
    A really nice treatment of one of the finest moments of Playstation 2. Sure, some parts haven't aged all that well, but this is still highly recommended.
  34. Apr 3, 2014
    80
    As a collection of all the parts of the Final Fantasy X saga — including a lot of content that has never been released in North America previously — it delivers an experience that comfortably sits with the best of the genre, even if it doesn't quite look the part.
  35. Mar 28, 2014
    80
    Although they come with a few problems that only the nostalgic will forgive, the HD versions of both Final Fantasy X and X-2 have plenty to offer long-term fans and newcomers alike.
  36. Mar 27, 2014
    80
    Both games stand the test of time and are worth the admittedly significant time investment, even if you don't hold a deep-rooted, nostalgic association to the original releases.
  37. Mar 24, 2014
    80
    Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is a nice remake of two great games. Technically (and that's the point of this HD version), there's nothing to complain about, and you will also be able to play some new content from the International editions. But we can't avoid a few disappointments: no Japanese voices and no cross-buy between Vita and PS3.
  38. Mar 21, 2014
    80
    By no means as bad as people make out, X-2 is a strange but worthy inclusion, but it is likely to be the story of young Tidus that leaves a lasting impression.
  39. Mar 19, 2014
    80
    With Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Square Enix has done a great job refreshing two old games and turning them into something appealing for the young players of the HD generation. Both the graphics and the sounds of the games are in a very good shape despite their origins.
  40. Mar 18, 2014
    80
    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Collection is easily the best available version of the two games. Some nagging flaws, like inconsistent HD visuals and extra loading times, do little to detract from the overall quality of the experience.
  41. Mar 17, 2014
    80
    These games still hold up, and this remaster is worth a go if you’re willing to put up with the potentially fatal combination of unskippable cutscenes and that Tidus laugh bit.
  42. Mar 14, 2014
    80
    This HD Remaster edition has an impressive amount of redesigned and unpublished contents, and a compelling graphics update.
  43. Mar 12, 2014
    80
    A few iffy visuals and lingering shortcomings aren’t enough to keep this collection down. Boasting stellar gameplay, a still-epic storyline, and a fully realized FFX compilation, Remaster has plenty to offer new fans and old alike.
  44. Mar 10, 2014
    80
    As far as videogame remasters go, Final Fantasy X and X-2 are at the top of the list as far as quality is concerned. It's clear that Square Enix put a lot of time into both of these beloved titles, and as a series fan I really appreciate that. They've made both of these great games even better with this remastering, and any fan of either should definitely check them out.
  45. Mar 10, 2014
    80
    Square Enix has been known to rerelease subpar versions of its Final Fantasy games — just look at the old PlayStation port of Final Fantasy VI. It’s clear that the publisher put plenty of care into this version, giving those of us in the New World the complete package for the first time and no doubt pleasing fans with TV-like episodes that run with the credits.
  46. Mar 10, 2014
    80
    Despite the visual update and the "new" material, this anthology falls just short of essential, but games don't have to be great to be worth playing. Sometimes, entertaining is enough.
  47. Mar 11, 2014
    76
    Even though it's not perfect, this game is an exemplary case of what must be done with a remaster. Maybe its quality is inconsistent, but the extra stuff, trophy support and more make this rendition worthwhile.
  48. Mar 26, 2014
    70
    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is still an enjoyable adventure, mostly for those who played it back in the days. But even new players that are interested in the history of Final Fantasy can find some interesting mechanics here. The battle system is still intuitive and Spira is in all way as beautiful as ever. Even if the differences between the original and the remastered version can seem a bit small at first they become obvious in a direct comparison.
  49. Mar 18, 2014
    70
    The graphics have received the expected uptick in resolution, but Square Enix has also given both games a decent once-over, adding additional environmental detail, effects, even facial animations for the main characters.
  50. Mar 10, 2014
    70
    It was a giant step forward at the time, but it just doesn’t hold up under scrutiny anymore, compared to advances in contemporary RPG gameplay.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 226 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 43
  2. Negative: 5 out of 43
  1. Mar 18, 2014
    10
    From time to time I would dust off my ps2 and play these 2 games. They nailed the remaster and everything looks beautiful. Not to mention the integrity of FFX's story won't ever become outdated. I cannot wait to put another 100+ hours into them. My favorite RPGs just got better. Full Review »
  2. Mar 19, 2014
    10
    This game is BEAUTIFUL! The characters and environments are cleaner, brighter, and a lot more crisp! I don't need to describe how awesome this game is because almost everyone and their mother has already played it. We can finally get a chance to fight the Dark Aeons, Penance, and get extra Dresspheres that weren't in our (America) original version. I think SE fixed the lip sync a little bit also because the characters mouths don't flap nearly as much. Glad I can have a whole better experience with these games on Ps3. Thanks so much, Square Enix!! Full Review »
  3. Mar 18, 2014
    10
    These games truly are all time classic favorite RPG's of mine. Being the type of person to spend hundreds upon hundreds of hours maxing out characters sphere grids and playing Blitzball, I was more than excited to find out that these game were being remade in HD. I pre-orded as soon as I found out months ago, and sure enough the day is finally here. After the months of anticipation and eagerly waiting, I can't say that i'm the least disappointed. These games are phenomenal, the visuals stunning, and still the same classic games that got me hooked on RPG's; the games that I love. I will be playing these non stop for probably the next couple of months between work, and am definitely excited for the extra content. If you haven't played these games, or haven't yet gotten a copy, I'm telling you to go do that now!!!! You really won't be disappointed. 10/10 no doubt. Extra content and hours upon hours of extra gameplay, including extra new cutscenes, you can't go wrong! Full Review »