Vagrant Story PlayStation
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Universal acclaim- based on 85 Ratings

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  • Summary: Relive an adventurous tale rich with agents, espionage, and conspiracies. Challenge deadly monsters and villains with your steel and magic. Clear your name by uncovering a sinister plot -- or perish in the attempt.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. From the second you put this game in; you will not want to stop playing. It might consume your life until you finish it, or until you get stuck that you can't deal with the stress anymore.
  2. A melange of the action, adventure and RPG genres, Square has truly beaten all odds and produced an engaging, seamless epic unlike any other. Despite a few interface and complexity issues, Vagrant Story is a rare and nearly perfected game.
  3. Vagrant Story is that PlayStation title, the one all gamers have been waiting for, and one that's caused me to lose sleep, eat poorly (back to Chicken In A Bisket for me!) and shower on an irregular basis...all in the pursuit of gaming enlightenment.
  4. After all, it's still just the gunblade attack wearing a new dress. But what a pretty dress it is - curvy customizations, tight chain attacks, and sparkly exploration. Despite its somewhat limited action elements, VS presents a unique RPG with terrific storytelling.
  5. Despite all the disparate elements crammed into it, they all manage to complement each other and function as if Square has been secretly planning and polishing this gem for years now.
  6. Just about perfect for what it is: an old-fashioned, action RPG with loads of gameplay, a strong narrative and unparalleled presentation.
  7. 80
    Due to the initial difficulty and a slight repetitiveness on part of the gameplay, it will make you wonder what the fuss is about, but once you do get in and begin to understand the level of customisation the game allows, it'll have you hooked.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
  1. Jun 11, 2011
    10
    The complex story, the deep battle system, the great OST and the beautiful PSX graphics make this game the best one ever made. Great work by Matsuno and his team. (10.0) Expand
  2. WillybachW
    Feb 15, 2008
    10
    One of the best games I've ever played without doubt. Played it through the three times too, just to unlock all the extra content. Still talk about this game sometimes even all these years after playing it. Great artwork, atmospheric, great storyline and dialog. A genuine mystery why they never did a sequel... Expand
  3. MattP.
    Feb 21, 2003
    10
    Great game.
  4. Nov 21, 2011
    10
    A game from the golden age of Squaresoft :) One of the best games I have played. Whate else can there be said? Just go and play it yourself! You won't regret it:) Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Dec 27, 2005
    9
    Original and outstanding. Try it. I had any real complaints about this game.
  6. Jun 1, 2014
    9
    This game is awesome! - Deep Storyline - Good Combat System - Beautiful Graphics (for the time, of course) - Deep Strategy System - Epic Bosses

    This game is really good, it's worth playing even in an emulator.
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  7. JonG.
    Jul 1, 2002
    1
    Way too long.

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