Final Fantasy VIII PlayStation

Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
Buy On
  1. netjak
    49
    A travesty. A mockery of the good name of Final Fantasy.

Awards & Rankings

#1 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999
#3 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1999
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 656 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 137
  1. NaomiM.
    Nov 4, 2004
    10
    This game is not a mockery, i really like it and the story, yeah, its got some problems, but they all do! This is one of the best! Better than 7!
  2. NikM
    Oct 22, 2009
    10
    The only things I didn't like in the game were the Junction and Battle systems, but the music, character depth and plot more than made The only things I didn't like in the game were the Junction and Battle systems, but the music, character depth and plot more than made up for it. :) My favourite game next to FFVII, but it's a really close call. Full Review »
  3. Jun 21, 2011
    9
    Guardian Forces are easy to exploit but other than that, this game is the closest thing to perfection unleashed on mankind. Gameplay is fun,Guardian Forces are easy to exploit but other than that, this game is the closest thing to perfection unleashed on mankind. Gameplay is fun, graphics are playable (even today), story is great and the game has the deepest, most beautiful cast of characters ever created in the world of video games. If you like RPGs, you will fall in love with FFVIII. Full Review »