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  • Summary: With an enhanced battle system, Grandia Xtreme pushes RPG gaming in new directions with a faster-paced game of exploration and discovery. With over 130 different types of monsters and 8 elemental lands standing between you and victory, the future of world has never looked more desperate. CanWith an enhanced battle system, Grandia Xtreme pushes RPG gaming in new directions with a faster-paced game of exploration and discovery. With over 130 different types of monsters and 8 elemental lands standing between you and victory, the future of world has never looked more desperate. Can you avert the disaster rising from the ancient ruins? [Enix] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Keep in mind though that the sole focus of this game is on the battle elements, which, for most people, should be good news.
  2. Game Informer
    75
    I liked the battle system, and the magic scheme was much more robust than I expected, but in the end this game came off as little more than an RPG that tried to be epic, but fell short. [Nov 2002, p.126]
  3. It is a dungeon crawl, plain and simple, though thinly masked behind a veil of role-playing icing. If you enjoy character building, combat, and dungeon exploring, then this game is a "can't miss" for your collection.
  4. A Grandia worth playing, it just fails to reach that level of Square.
  5. 68
    The combat system is definitely one of the best I've played with, but that's all there is. If you want character development, or even characters who aren't one-dimensional, go elsewhere.
  6. There's not much plot development, and more importantly, the gameplay has numerous shortcomings.
  7. An essentially generic nature is why Grandia Xtreme winds up being such an empty experience overall.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. KevinW.
    Feb 25, 2003
    10
    This game combines the advantages of many other rpgs out there. It is awesome!
  2. F.C.
    Nov 16, 2002
    10
    what a great game!
  3. Sep 25, 2018
    9
    Hugely underrated game. It's not an RPG with dungeon exploring like other Grandia titles, which seems to get this game negative reviews, butHugely underrated game. It's not an RPG with dungeon exploring like other Grandia titles, which seems to get this game negative reviews, but it's a dungeon crawler with light RPG narrative. It has the same battle mechanics of Grandia 3, which makes it one of the best, if not the best combat system on the console, with the perk of having more likable characters and less fluff to get distracted by. The dungeons are expansive and provide different challenges. If you really miss the narrative you'll be glad to find out the few NPCs present refresh their dialogue very often and the meal scenes from previous games deepen the relationships between characters egregiously. Post-game content is also great. I can't find a single complaint, if not a few animations and the damn english voice-over. Remember Nanao from RAD? She's going to be your party member in this one. Gave me PTSD. Expand
  4. Netrim
    Nov 23, 2002
    6
    Disappointing really... RPG has always been known for it's substance but this tittle simply lacks that. The only plus point i can think Disappointing really... RPG has always been known for it's substance but this tittle simply lacks that. The only plus point i can think off is mana egg and skills system. (maybe squ*re could use this?) Expand
  5. ERB
    Jul 24, 2013
    6
    Cool but story bad!Cool but story bad! Expand
  6. DavidK.
    Dec 5, 2004
    6
    Game play is pretty good, replayability is very possible, graphics are fairly good, dungeon/town views COMPLETELY suck, battle system very Game play is pretty good, replayability is very possible, graphics are fairly good, dungeon/town views COMPLETELY suck, battle system very good but complicated. Voice acting - 3 year olds could of done better. Shoulda just left'em out altogether. IP guage - shoulda left it like Grandia II. Town/dungeon controls - shoulda left it like Grandia II. The whole egg/skill thing's a bit too complicated at first, should of made it a bit easier. Item carrying load maxes out too early. Overall, it's rather decent. Expand
  7. JonhS.
    Mar 2, 2003
    3
    THis game sucks a big one, i mean come on i wasted money and iam left totally unsatisfied this is an RPG that tried and failed, its okay for THis game sucks a big one, i mean come on i wasted money and iam left totally unsatisfied this is an RPG that tried and failed, its okay for begginers but I think if square and enix could team up they could create somthing that could rival the final fantasy saga. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#80 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
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#50 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002