Final Fantasy Origins PlayStation

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    73
    "Final Fantasy" is an impenetrable mess with a bare-bones bore of a battle system that's all about mindless levelling-up. But "Final Fantasy II" is a real treat: The story, system, and pacing all hold up marvelously. [Apr 2003, p.134]
  2. Pleasant graphically, but disturbing as a more complete experience.
  3. 70
    While regular Joes will miss nothing if they pass this up, the art galleries and new music are enough to make Origins worth it to hardcore FF fanatics.
  4. Games don't have to look great to play great.
  5. Origins won't win over staunchly anti-RPG players, but for fans of the genre, this is quite a deal.
  6. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    Simply said, Final Fantasy Origins is a must-have title for any RPG lover - no matter how casual or passionate your devotion to role-playing games. [Apr 2003, p.88]

Awards & Rankings

#1 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2003
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Jan 4, 2015
    7
    Playing Final Fantasy I again felt like I was getting to play a great piece of history. Really enjoyed it after having not been up to thePlaying Final Fantasy I again felt like I was getting to play a great piece of history. Really enjoyed it after having not been up to the challenge when I was a wee little one.
    Final Fantasy II on the other hand, I couldn't get into it at all. Something about the graphics where just so completely ass ugly to me.
    A must have for Final Fantasy fans, especially if you love the 2D games.
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  2. NickW.
    Aug 2, 2004
    10
    This game is excellent (or more correct, These GAMES.) I go to many places on the internet and read how everybody doesnt like to play either This game is excellent (or more correct, These GAMES.) I go to many places on the internet and read how everybody doesnt like to play either one of these becuase of their outdated graphics. My news to you guys: GET OVER IT! The graphics for this game were incredible back when it was created (1990 I think, not sure though.) The Sound quality is excellent and so are the cinematics. The "Collections" Feature also provides for a better and more challenging game experience. Full Review »
  3. CloudStrife
    Jan 29, 2004
    10
    Its has a great story line and the game play is outstanding for the Foundation of final fantasy games today.