Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. It is better than "FFVII" and "FFVIII." In fact, it may be the best PlayStation RPG out there.
  2. 95
    It is better than "FFVII" and "FFVIII." In fact, it may be the best PlayStation RPG out there.
  3. 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]
  4. 90
    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]
  5. 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.
  6. A fun reminder that quality RPG gameplay and good storytelling can easily survive technological transitions.
  7. A fun reminder that quality RPG gameplay and good storytelling can easily survive technological transitions.
  8. 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.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. OedoC.
    Oct 9, 2005
    9
    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
    10
    You must own these games for their great music!
  3. JustinB.
    Jun 23, 2004
    9
    This is a must have for hard-core RPG gamers!