Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. It is better than "FFVII" and "FFVIII." In fact, it may be the best PlayStation RPG out there.
  2. We're not exactly sure how two games out of a series of nine constitutes an "anthology," but they're good games nonetheless. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  3. 90
    Since I'd only played FFVI and not FFV, I was completely taken by surprise by how deep and involving every aspect of the game was. From the highly addictive Job System to figuring out how to equip my Mime, I really enjoyed this game for the full 40-plus hours it took to beat it.
  4. A fun reminder that quality RPG gameplay and good storytelling can easily survive technological transitions.
  5. Yeah, the graphics are kinda crunchy and dated compared to what we have become accustomed to today, but the sound effects, music and the awesome storylines are enough to drive these titles into the stratosphere. It would be downright criminal for any self-respecting RPGer to deprive themselves of these epic adventures.
  6. Ultimately this is an enjoyable package. If you can look beyond their relatively simplistic visuals then both games are worth investing some time in.
  7. While it does suffer some faults, the magic is still there and the package is a solid purchase for those looking to relive the glory of RPG's gone by.
  8. As a historical monument of two genre landmarks, it is fantastic; as two individual RPG titles, each is a masterpiece of gameplay and storytelling; but as a modern collection of classic titles, the package falls unfortunately short.
  9. FFA would have easily gotten a 9.5 if only it included "FFV"; the game is so good by itself that it warrants such a high score.
  10. 80
    FFVI will engage the player with its story and character development, but it will also test the same player's patience with its horrendously slow response during battles. [FFVI review]
  11. Though most of the few changes to the original Super NES games were good ones, there are a few annoyances in the PlayStation versions. The most noticeable of these is the speed of play.
  12. Basically a chance for those who have never played a true old school RPG to see where it all started, as well as how things have evolved. The two games still hold up remarkably well, serving up a steaming plate of nostalgia.
  13. Players who have been dazzled by such visually stunning games as "FFVIII," "Legend of Legaia," and "Parasite Eve" will want to look elsewhere for that kind of entertainment. [FFV review]
  14. If you’re expecting the latest in 3D graphics and CD-quality sound, you’re going to be disappointed. Besides the extra cinematic scenes made especially for this release, this plays, looks and sounds just like a 16-bit SNES game.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. OedoC.
    Oct 9, 2005
    If all you're looking for over the top special effects and flashy graphics, then move along. If, however, you are a little less shallow If all you're looking for over the top special effects and flashy graphics, then move along. If, however, you are a little less shallow then by all means, buy this. Full Review »
  2. DP
    Nov 14, 2004
    You must own these games for their great music!
  3. JustinB.
    Jun 23, 2004
    This is a must have for hard-core RPG gamers!