Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Image
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 44 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 364 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The world of Final Fantasy returns to Game Boy Advance. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is a deeply diverse strategy and tactics game with battles, missions, swords, and magic. Players assume the role of young Marche Radiuju in the humble burg of St. Ivalice. Alone in a foreign world,The world of Final Fantasy returns to Game Boy Advance. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is a deeply diverse strategy and tactics game with battles, missions, swords, and magic. Players assume the role of young Marche Radiuju in the humble burg of St. Ivalice. Alone in a foreign world, Marche befriends a motley crew of low-level monks, mages, archers, and soldiers. The only hope you have of finding your way home is to turn your ragtag group of misfits into a finely tuned fighting force. As you gain experience and reputation, your job options grow as well as the rewards. Expand
Buy Now
Buy on
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Simply the best the GBA has offered so far. With an engaging plot, a deep gameplay system that allows for as much customisation as any handheld RPG, and a length that is ridiculously good value, there really is no excuse not to own this game.
  2. Not only is this game incredibly deep, but for a strategy fan like myself, it is addictive enough to destroy your social life. [Sept 2003, p.124]
  3. The abundance of customization featured in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and the myriad types of battles makes this game a definite keeper.
  4. 90
    Excellent deep portable gaming across the board.
  5. netjak
    86
    It's good...but not great. As far as strategy RPG games, this pales in comparison to both "Disgaea" and "Final Fantasy Tactics."
  6. Those who fondly remember the original Final Fantasy Tactics won't find a story that's as engrossing or as complex here, but this is still a deep and involving RPG that offers dozens of hours' worth of entertaining tactical battles.
  7. The Judge System and a few other gripes do keep this game from being truly excellent. But hey! At least there's no slow text like in the original.

See all 44 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 91
  2. Negative: 3 out of 91
  1. YusengLee
    Sep 4, 2003
    10
    Need a lot of time to kill? Well, here is a game that SquareEnix, formerly known as Squaresoft created! I just love everything about the Need a lot of time to kill? Well, here is a game that SquareEnix, formerly known as Squaresoft created! I just love everything about the game. Just like Final Fantasy Tactics on PSX, it is very addictive as long asa you play it. Heck, I even played it all weekend like crazy!! Expand
  2. Aug 2, 2013
    10
    Hands down my favorite game for the Game Boy Advance, and definitely in my top five in the Final Fantasy series. The game play is addictive,Hands down my favorite game for the Game Boy Advance, and definitely in my top five in the Final Fantasy series. The game play is addictive, the job system makes you feel like you're actually getting some where with your characters, and the variety of races adds a nice spin to the game. I've lost track of the amount of times I've laid awake in bed, repeating "just one more battle and then I'll sleep.. wait that was over too soon, just one more.." Hours of great game play and a very, very large amount of replay value. I will cherish this game for years to come. Expand
  3. LennieC.
    Sep 10, 2003
    10
    HALLELUYA!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. AdamS.
    Oct 16, 2003
    10
    This game is the shiznit. There's hours upon hours of gameplay and the fighting missions kick ass. This has to be the best game on the This game is the shiznit. There's hours upon hours of gameplay and the fighting missions kick ass. This has to be the best game on the gba so far. Expand
  5. DavidJ.
    Sep 27, 2005
    10
    YO this game is da bomb.
  6. MikeK
    Dec 11, 2003
    9
    Does ANYONE hate this game? It's deep and terrific and even with the sparse time I have I still play it as much as I can. Just wish the Does ANYONE hate this game? It's deep and terrific and even with the sparse time I have I still play it as much as I can. Just wish the story was more involving- it's a neat idea but you hardly ever see it show up. Expand
  7. Jan 11, 2021
    0
    Ok. I see many people seem to like SE game just ... just "Because"! This is one of the LAMEST game i've ever played, one of the biggestOk. I see many people seem to like SE game just ... just "Because"! This is one of the LAMEST game i've ever played, one of the biggest disappointment in the whole saga. The game is so very limited in so many ways beginning from characted cast, starring soul-less kids that enter a magic realm, very much similar to the clichè used in many book for kids, but far less complex.
    Seems like SE's fan once again, struggled hard to find any meaning into the story that to me, and i hope i'm not the only one, is just meaningless garbage with absolutely no drama, no intensity and no pathos.
    The battle system is a complete mess, with judge system being way more annoying than fun. The whole thing is packed and a complete downgrade if you want to compare to the previous game from this serie ( Final Fantasy Tactics for psx).

    My vote overall would be a 6-, voting ' because it's a real shame to see this game having an average score of 9.1.
    Expand

See all 91 User Reviews

Awards & Rankings

7
1
#1 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
6
#6 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2003