Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Image
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 50 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 316 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Final Fantasy X HD is a remake of the PS2 classic for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation VITA.
Buy On

Trailer

Autoplay: On | Off
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 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

See all 50 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 59
  2. Negative: 6 out of 59
  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 theFrom 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 Not to mention the integrity of FFX's story won't ever become outdated.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. Expand
  2. Oct 30, 2015
    10
    FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster is a HD collection of titles developed by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 remastered in high definition forFINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster is a HD collection of titles developed by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 remastered in high definition for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. It also marks the first time additional content including a movie titled Eternal Calm and a short game titled Last Mission are released in English.

    FINAL FANTASY X is the first game from the FINAL FANTASY series released on the PlayStation 2 and was voted by Famitsu readers as the greatest video game of all time in 2006. FINAL FANTASY X was also the first game in the series to feature voice acting both in battle and in cutscenes. It was also my first FINAL FANTASY game. I loved it on the PlayStation 2 and remastered in high definition on the PlayStation 3 was no different.

    I already got to enjoy the additional content on the PlayStation 2, but it's great that North Americans were able to finally enjoy this title's additional content.

    FINAL FANTASY X has a truly amazing story, enjoyable gameplay and plenty of side quests. It is to be noted there is no way to skip cutscenes, but you probably won't want to since they look and sound fantastic. There's also noticeable lip sync issues but that's understandable considering that's how they were originally.

    After completing this amazing adventure, I grew addicted to Blitzball. Blitzball is a mix of Soccer and American football. Everything about it was great fun.

    Love challenging trophy lists? This game is for you.

    Replaying the game will also prove beneficial as you'll be able to actually understand the Al Bhed language.

    All in all, FINAL FANTASY X is the greatest JRPG of all time and it looks great in HD. If you've played it before, there's plenty of reasons to revisit this adventure or if you're to venture through it for the first time you're in for a treat.

    Eternal Calm is a short movie based after FINAL FANTASY X which shows what leads Yuna onto her journey in FINAL FANTASY X-2. It's definitely worth watching, especially since you get a silver trophy just for watching it.

    FINAL FANTASY X-2 was the first sequel in the FINAL FANTASY series and since it we've had sequels for FINAL FANTASY VII, FINAL FANTASY IV & FINAL FANTASY XIII.

    It revisited the Active Time Battle System which brought a faster pace to battles. It was a nice change, and I definitely enjoyed it.

    It also introduced a mountain load of mini-games, this can be good and bad. Some of these are connected to story events which unfortunately means you will miss out on completing the story 100% if you don't complete them. They also re-envisioned the addicting Blitzball as a coaching simulator game which I found was a shame. I'd love to see Square Enix develop a game called "FINAL FANTASY X -Blitzball World Cup-".

    The story wasn't as good as FINAL FANTASY X's but it would be very hard to top that anyway, I still enjoyed the story a lot.

    Another challenging trophy list, but not quite as difficult as X's I feel.

    Once again, another great job has been done by Square Enix to remaster this game in high definition.

    A ton of replay value, you have to replay it via New Game+ just need to complete the story 100%. It has the most replay value in the series till this day. It also has a huge amount of side quests and cutscenes you're bound to miss if you aren't careful.

    I feel this game is underrated.

    A short game was added in the game's Japan exclusive reissue titled Last Mission. And it has now finally been released in English. Only problem is it's nothing like other main series games. I'd compare it to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon. It can also prove to be quite frustrating. There's 80 floors to complete and if you die you literally have to restart the game. The story here, if you can call it one is enjoyable but I honestly believe it would have been better told like they did for Eternal Calm.

    Last but not least there's also an audio drama titled FINAL FANTASY X -Will-, set one year after the events of FINAL FANTASY X-2 and several months after FINAL FANTASY X-2.5, a novel written by the same person. Once again, I would have preferred this like Eternal Calm rather than just audio, various artwork and credits. It's an interesting story, but one that's also a bit crazy. Auron's daughter's childhood friend falls in love with Yuna who in turn falls in love with him and breaks up with Tidus and Yuna announces she will defeat Sin. And there's also a strong possibility characters like Sir Auron, Lord Braska and Sir Jecht will return if someone wishes them to return from the Farplane. Crazy right? I think I would have preferred it end with X-2, but since they've done this they better end it with a "FINAL FANTASY X-3" be that as a video game or movie.

    All in all, FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster is the best way to play the greatest JRPG of all time and it's underrated sequel.
    Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2014
    10
    Regardless of FFX/X-2 or their International versions, this Remastered version copies the International versions; for what it is intended toRegardless of FFX/X-2 or their International versions, this Remastered version copies the International versions; for what it is intended to do, FFX/X-2 HD Remaster does it flawlessly. So if you loved FFX/X-2, you'll love the HD Remaster - and if you hated it, well may as well give it a rental. Expand
  4. Mar 20, 2014
    10
    Incredibly refurbished environment, they even updated their soundtrack without ruining it, which is extremely nice to know. Being able toIncredibly refurbished environment, they even updated their soundtrack without ruining it, which is extremely nice to know. Being able to enjoy a nostalgic masterpiece has never been any better. Expand
  5. Jul 13, 2014
    9
    My favorite RPG of all time. Everything about the remaster is perfect, EXCEPT for what they did to Tidus' face. >.< I have yet to play an RPGMy favorite RPG of all time. Everything about the remaster is perfect, EXCEPT for what they did to Tidus' face. >.< I have yet to play an RPG that has a better story than FFX. Expand
  6. Jun 7, 2015
    8
    A true masterpiece. The HD remastered version contains content never before released in America, and the graphics and story still hold up toA true masterpiece. The HD remastered version contains content never before released in America, and the graphics and story still hold up to this day. Unfortunately, this duology holds the travesty that is Final Fantasy X-2. Expand
  7. Apr 15, 2014
    0
    OMG I'm so **** upset. Platin'd FFXII-2 and beat the hardest boss Aeronite in FFXIII-3, and now this in X. It's virtually impossible to beatOMG I'm so **** upset. Platin'd FFXII-2 and beat the hardest boss Aeronite in FFXIII-3, and now this in X. It's virtually impossible to beat the hardest bosses, or ever get there. The game is completely screwed up. I wasn't noting anymore from a certain point on. Here you go. The game is crap. Just received a hint, but it is crap.
    The battle menus have to be scrolled.
    Capturing monsters for the arena has no counter - if not I do know what’s in my pocket, who else? In contrary to FFXIII-3, where the player has to extinct a species, which implies fiends not being carried around, it’s understandable that for e.g. foes, that fall like flies, no counter is introduced (I simply hunt them until none show up anymore).
    A set of monsters is never randomized, but rather the set that the player has to battle is random.
    Every time Lulu beats an enemy, she waves her breasts into the player’s face. That’s a peanut that’s forced unto the player and offends his intellect. If the sweets are optional, it’s a great way for the player to decide himself in when he experiences it, adjusting the experience. The designer’s insecurity over his product can be measured by the amount of breasts he implements: If he thinks he fails, he will try to hand out ‘consolation’, to calm the crowd. (ref. “Mirror of Fate HD”, scene of the succubus)
    The game is linear as heck; what’s the supposed to-be difference to FFXIII, which was criticized so much yet this was rated 9.6? When looking at the guide, or simply playing the game, it very often even appears as if the player would be heading through straight tubes from one to the next section.
    The character’s on the battle screen appear to have ‘spasms’ the moment they are getting “blessed” with haste; icons indicating the status of the character figure would have been better.
    It’s not possible to see the player’s maximum amount of HP / MP on the screen, yet there’s so much space left on it.
    Selecting enemies on the battle screen is not uniform -
    On the board screen it says “Teached the ability Water.”. Better would have been: “Water: Deals light water damage.” as abilities often are not self-explanatory.
    The chocobo can’t fly or jump.
    The player cannot open the map. Ever.
    Though the player is collecting more than one sphere, only the Jecht’s Sphere shows up in inventory.
    The Dragonball-like pursuers on Mushroom Rock don’t even have any kind of text, so incomplete the game is.
    Maechen (Mt. Gagazet): “And that, is the tale of that.”. (?!)
    At the monster Arena there’s a FFVII style music: Either it should’ve been a FFVII style game or a different music in that case.
    You copied Icewind Dale in Guadosalam. Hard.
    When e.g. poisoned by an enemy and the next turn would kill either the player with his last standing character but one slash of his weapon would kill the enemy, both die though it was the player’s turn that’s been the last.
    When you enter Besaid Temple, your path is blocked by a Dark Aeon summoner. No chance of escape, all in-between progress lost.
    Missable Al Bhed Primers. Why doing that to the player?
    Auron: “I told you, let me handle their kind.”
    In FFVII the player was able to fly around with the airship, in FFX he can not. Looks like things have evolved? ;)
    “Have you found a way to defeat Sin yet?” When the player chooses “Not yet.” he gets the same question asked again. Clearly unfinished content.
    Expand

See all 59 User Reviews