Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 61 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 61
  2. Negative: 1 out of 61
  1. Even though the combat has some minor issues, there is still a lot of depth and engaging gameplay to be experienced in DISSIDIA.
  2. As a fan of the series, Dissidia: Final Fantasy is my perfect slice of gaming for PSP. Utilising all the things done well in the previous games, while being inventive in all areas too, it should be a must buy for every PSP owner.
  3. If you have even a passing interest in Final Fantasy and are willing to put a little effort into learning some complex systems, Dissidia is an absolute must-buy. Whatever you do, do not miss this game.
  4. The single most comprehensive offering we've ever had the pleasure to play on PSP, Final Fantasy: Dissidia is an absolute gem, a masterpiece of Japanese ingenuity on the maligned handheld format that makes "epics" on the PS3, 360 and PC hide in shame.
  5. There are plenty of characters and each with their own unique storyline. Dissidia will surely last many hours before a FF fan will get bored of it. I highly suggest a purchase.
  6. All in all, Dissidia: Final Fantasy is a highly enjoyable experience whether you're a fan of the franchise or not.
  7. This new Square Enix entry into the fighting genre is completely superior to Ergheiz, with a combat system which engages since the very first minute, redesigned character and an original story.
  8. Dissidia: Final Fantasy mixes a near perfect fan service with tight gameplay, unrivaled visuals, and an extensive amount of side-content. This IP should not be passed up.
  9. 89
    This game is a touching tribute to the franchise and a great reward for devoted fans.
  10. Dissidia: Final Fantasy is one of the top games for the PSP. It’s a real tribute to fighters and Final Fantasy fans.
  11. Dissidia: Final Fantasy is technically the best PSP game so far. Also it’s a lot of fun to fight with the characters out of the different parts of the Final Fantasy series.
  12. The combat system, once you get the hang of it, is surprisingly deep and engaging, and it does well to support each characters inherent strengths and weaknesses.
  13. Dissidia boldly marries an interesting new approach to fighting with some of the touchstones that the Final Fantasy series is built on. And though it takes some sizable risks at being different, the end result is great. It's everything that you wouldn't expect a Final Fantasy game to be, but if you're looking for a feature-rich time-sink with fight and flair, then Dissidia is well worth your consideration.
  14. 87
    This game has a few points that makes this game a must buy for every Final Fantasy fan. It has a lot of gameplay, well known characters, good story and a lot more.
  15. Dissidia: Final Fantasy manages to marry at least two completely disparate genres into one of the best games of the year. Not only is it exciting and full of fast-paced action, but it's also deep and full of replay value.
  16. There's nothing to Dissidia but the grind, and if you're looking for an epic adventure, you won’t find it here after the 20+ hour story mode is finished. But if you’re looking for something engrossing with great characters that’ll keep you playing for weeks, Dissidia: Final Fantasy is one of the top candidates for the PSP.
  17. 91
    Most of the game's enjoyment comes from building up characters over time through battling and buying, a practice that should be right up the average RPG player's alley. "Is it a fighter? Is it an RPG?" Well, it can be both, and still be fun.
  18. It's a bright, distinctive and hugely playable game, and is a massive slap in the face for other PSP fighters. [Oct 2009, p.122]
  19. An engaging experience that’s both easy to pick up and tough to master.
  20. This is definitely one of the best games on the PSP. A not to be missed game for all Final Fantasy fans. A great fighting game for all.
  21. One of the best Psp exclusives. Fresh, deep, suitable for quick play or intense game sessions. Beat'em up mechanics works well, and the rpg aspect add variety and strategical issues. Almost perfect, artistically and technically speaking too.
  22. Whether you’re a Final Fantasy fanatic or a newcomer to the series, Dissidia is a wonderful fighter/RPG hybrid. The combat system is engaging while the RPG infrastructure is massive, deep and rewarding.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 110 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. Apr 2, 2013
    0
    Sure, fighting is alright. It's a pretty strategic one. But it is exactly what I hate in all RPG games so far it's too difficult. Sure, ISure, fighting is alright. It's a pretty strategic one. But it is exactly what I hate in all RPG games so far it's too difficult. Sure, I played through Persona 3 Portable and FF Crisis Core and I just happen to get one hit k.o.ed in this game on a mission that has 1 star difficulty while playing on easy mode? Sure, sure, and I also get to hit enemies for 1 courage point at a time but they get to hit me for 20, block and evade each of my attacks? Sure, sure, no problem. I can deal with that. Except, it is not worth my time. I'm pretty sure I don't suck that much and I am also sure that I will not bother to try again. Seriously, most of the people who rated this game 10 are some kind of pros that have been frustrated 100s of time to beat it. Well, no thanks. Full Review »
  2. [anonymous]
    Oct 25, 2009
    7
    Fun gameplay, menus, items, and leveling customization (involving movesets) make this game somewhat addictive. Frustration sets in when the Fun gameplay, menus, items, and leveling customization (involving movesets) make this game somewhat addictive. Frustration sets in when the computer enemies - rather than being balanced - are either terribly weak or overpowered in certain areas due to items. Also, you grind by repeating the story over and over - the load times can be frustrating. The graphics are a beauty but overall I was disappointed by the typical Japanese use of repeating character sprites. Almost all of your enemies are essentially weaker copies of the characters. But the worst part of Dissidia is the dialogue. There is no japanese voice acting option. Thankfully you can change it to text. The english dialogue is insanely overacted. The best part of dissidia (aside from the action when the characters involved are relatively balanced) is the fanservice. Those who have purchased the FF games will be pleased at the many appearances of certain characters. Personally I wasn't the greatest FF7 or FF8 fan but I was excited to see FF1, FF4, FF6, and FF9 characters. This made beating up Cloud or Squall with Warrior of Light or Terra very satisfying. Full Review »
  3. dc
    Sep 10, 2009
    0
    The story mode of this game is incredibly anal and frustrating due to being unable to heal between rounds and having to fight enemies 2 or 3 The story mode of this game is incredibly anal and frustrating due to being unable to heal between rounds and having to fight enemies 2 or 3 times your level (who can kill you in 1 or 2 hits). Avoid it. Full Review »