Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Unlike the later games, Final Fantasy II showcases the most involved learning and experience system of the series - all weapons, shields, and spells have some associated skill level in using them.
  2. The sound is excellent and the music consists of lovely tunes typical of the series. [Apr 2003, p.85]
  3. Final Fantasy and FFII has something that many games nowadays either lack or feature poorly: a well-developed, creative and engaging plot. If you’re into RPG’s in any way, get to the store and get a copy of Final Fantasy Origins. You’ll have over a hundred hours of play in your hands, and you won’t regret a single minute of it.
  4. If you can get pass the obvious dated graphics then you will be in for a serious treat.
  5. 90
    This one-disc set is literally overflowing with a high-quality history lesson that not only provides well over 40 hours of simplistic but addicting gameplay, but a true look back at the origins of the world's most popular RPG franchise.
  6. This compilation’s been given enough bells and whistles (unlockable art gallery, redesigned interface, prettier graphics, remastered soundtracks, CG intermissions, etc.) to appeal to a whole new generation of gamers weaned on the series’ trademarked formula of turn-based battles and high-quality (for their time) production values.
User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 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 I go to many places on the internet and read how everybody doesnt like to play either one of these becuase of their outdated graphics.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 »
  2. 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.
  3. ZackK.
    Dec 15, 2003
    10
    Best game you can get for your PlayStation! The original FF was the best NES game and by improving the graphics and sound they perfected it.