Xenogears PlayStation

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  • Summary: A mysterious organization is turning the tides of a century-long war with ancient technology - giant combat robots known as Gears. A failed attempt to steal one of these powerful weapons places it in the unwilling hands of young Fei and his dubious allies. Now he is pursued by militaryA mysterious organization is turning the tides of a century-long war with ancient technology - giant combat robots known as Gears. A failed attempt to steal one of these powerful weapons places it in the unwilling hands of young Fei and his dubious allies. Now he is pursued by military governments, royal pirates, spies, the emperor, and his own forgotten past. Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Combining good action, dark drama, a splash of anime, and lots of Really Big Robots, this game is the must-buy Playstation RPG of the season... Square's greatest masterpiece since it started producing for Playstation, and I highly recommend this game to anyone who's even heard of "Final Fantasy."
  2. 98
    Xenogears is a must for any RPG lover, regardless of your views toward Squaresoft. With its depth and creativity, Xenogears is my choice for RPG of the year.
  3. 95
    With an intricate storyline, beautifully designed characters and mechs, and some of the most innovative features in an RPG, you simply can't afford to pass this game up.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    89
    An extremely popular anime-style role-playing game of epic proportions. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  5. This game is geared (ha ha) more for the RPG player, and I can say that it could have possibly converted me into one with a little more action.
  6. Playing this game is kind of like getting into a good book. The first few hours may be boring or even painful, but once you get into it, you'll be up until the wee hours of the morning flipping pages (or pressing buttons) trying to find out what happens next. And let me tell you - the story is first-rate and the plot gets thicker than a pint of Guinness straight from the tap.
  7. 60
    A relentlessly slow plot, plodding dialogue, and the unfortunate fumble of the robot interfaces's potential keeps Xenogears out of that stratosphere enjoyed by its far superior cousin, "Final Fantasy VII."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 58
  2. Negative: 2 out of 58
  1. Jan 23, 2017
    10
    Simply put this is the best game of all time IMO. The story is amazing, the music is awesome, the character development is great, the fightSimply put this is the best game of all time IMO. The story is amazing, the music is awesome, the character development is great, the fight sequences and leveling up is great. The only bad thing is that it was not funded well and rushed but overall amazing. Expand
  2. Joe
    May 6, 2004
    10
    Best rpg game yet compared 2 elmental gearbolt.
  3. Mar 9, 2013
    10
    I admit that after time has taken its toll on this game that it is a bit hard to go back to now with all these new great games out. However,I admit that after time has taken its toll on this game that it is a bit hard to go back to now with all these new great games out. However, Xenogears still is my favorite game of all time. I enjoyed the story greatly and once you figure out the combat system, it was one of the most fun of its time. Better than the regular turn based stuff from old rpgs. Expand
  4. AndrewF.
    Jul 21, 2004
    10
    An excellent game. One of my favorite of all time.
  5. Aug 23, 2014
    10
    (my score is 9.5) Xenogears is not a game. It's a true masterpiece. Xenogears is the best RPG of the 6th generation of console. Better than(my score is 9.5) Xenogears is not a game. It's a true masterpiece. Xenogears is the best RPG of the 6th generation of console. Better than Final fantasy VII and especially the VIIIth, Xenogears has the best story ever told in a video game. "Astonishing," "amazing," "emotional," those are superlatives that lends itself perfectly to the scenario of Xenogears. Never the notion of history and the absolute dominance of the latter were not much in the center of the creative process for this work. Just for the story, this game deserve a score near of the perfection. I can't believe that this game lacked of budget because of the shameful final fantasy viii (go check the score i gave to it). Don't hesitate, DON'T take FFVIII GO buy xenogears! Expand
  6. Mar 7, 2015
    10
    If I had to write a review of this game in one word, will be wonderful. The people who created this game were very intelligent or maybe soIf I had to write a review of this game in one word, will be wonderful. The people who created this game were very intelligent or maybe so stupids, because they talk about religion!!!! they had balls to created this game in 1998. Amazing game. Expand
  7. Jul 21, 2012
    3
    Most overrated RPG of all time. Story is boring, battle system is one of the worst Ive seen, and the characters are not interesting. I dontMost overrated RPG of all time. Story is boring, battle system is one of the worst Ive seen, and the characters are not interesting. I dont get all the hype surrounding this game. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#4 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1998
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#5 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1998