• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2000
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 125 Ratings

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  • Summary: The age of exploration has dawned and you are about to embark on a magical journey, a voyage of discovery across the vast Skies of Arcadia in search of treasures untold, and where there is treasure, there will be Air Pirates! With over six vast lands to navigate, magnificent ships to fly andThe age of exploration has dawned and you are about to embark on a magical journey, a voyage of discovery across the vast Skies of Arcadia in search of treasures untold, and where there is treasure, there will be Air Pirates! With over six vast lands to navigate, magnificent ships to fly and customize, a host of weapons and magical spells to be discovered and unique Internet functions to aid your quest, Skies of Arcadia is the most immense gaming experience ever created. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
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  1. Daily Radar
    100
    The characters and the storyline are so superbly written, illustrated and realized that it'll be impossible for any RPG fan to not find something to like in Skies of Arcadia.
  2. GamerWeb Sega
    100
    One of those rare games that not only sucks you in, but pins you down and gives you noogies as time passes unmercifully.
  3. Games Radar
    100
    Awe-inspiring to behold, deep, absorbing and epic to the nines, Overworks' sky-faring RPG sets a standard that will most others will never attain. You have been told.
  4. Sega X
    93
    Every ounce of this game exudes tremendous production value, and could easily be Sega's finest RPG in years.
  5. IGN
    92
    I am very happy; Skies of Arcadia is not just one of the most beautiful Dreamcast games to play, but one of the most addicting RPG I've played in years.
  6. GamePro
    90
    Nothing but a journey full of wild discoveries, intense battles, and fun gameplay. To date, this is the best Dreamcast RPG that no one should miss.
  7. Happy Puppy
    80
    This game is excellent, although its predictable and simple story combined with average character designs and dialogue prevent if from becoming an instant classic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
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  1. Chelsey Wright
    Jan 28, 2007
    10
    I loved this game! If there was such a thing as Air Pirates, I would be one. A Blue Rogue. This game had alot of unsuspecting turns andI loved this game! If there was such a thing as Air Pirates, I would be one. A Blue Rogue. This game had alot of unsuspecting turns and events, and it also had a great plot.
    I would recommend this game to any RPG Fan, and those who love Pirates! ^^
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  2. Joonathan Sellers
    Mar 18, 2005
    10
    I know this game is like 5 years old but i still play it like i just got it yesterday.
  3. Feb 8, 2014
    10
    One of the most innovative, unique and engaging RPGs I have ever played. I had hoOne of the most innovative, unique and engaging RPGs I haveOne of the most innovative, unique and engaging RPGs I have ever played. I had hoOne of the most innovative, unique and engaging RPGs I have ever played. This game is so different to other RPGs that it deserves more attention; clearly plenty of work was put into this game, from the music, to the settings and story. Expand
  4. Bob H
    Nov 18, 2007
    10
    I was warned when starting this game that there is a point in the story where the player finds himself unable to put down the controller andI was warned when starting this game that there is a point in the story where the player finds himself unable to put down the controller and is compelled to play for maybe an eight-hour stretch. I find that to be true every time I play.
    Skies is the greatest game I've ever played. If you can't lay hold of it on Dreamcast, the GameCube version is a nearly-perfect port with added side quests and backstory (and faster load time). Anyone who has ever played an RPG should play this game.
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  5. Oct 25, 2015
    10
    Skies of Arcadia has soul. It is one of the best RPGs I've ever played.
    This game was born at a time when videogames were done with passion
    Skies of Arcadia has soul. It is one of the best RPGs I've ever played.
    This game was born at a time when videogames were done with passion and dedication not just for greedy money.
    Good old days.
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  6. Jun 18, 2018
    10
    Great Characters, great Story I wish it had a way ta continue playing after you finish the game Just for Bounties and seeing my Home base
  7. Jan 22, 2015
    8
    Interesting characters, a big world to explore, decent storyline, and few fresh additions to traditional RPG combat mechanics. Quite enjoyableInteresting characters, a big world to explore, decent storyline, and few fresh additions to traditional RPG combat mechanics. Quite enjoyable and worth owning, they even made a port to GameCube. Expand

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#2 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
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#1 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000