• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 1998
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  • Summary: Featuring over 20 types of Jobs and 400 Abilities through the Job System, beautifully laid out 3D environments and the Charge Time Battle System, FINAL FANTASY Tactics provides strategy-intensive gameplay that takes a twist on the traditional RPG.
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  1. Think of this as Final Fantasy on a 3-D chess board, where your men/women have certain movements and abilities. The spell effects are gorgeous and you can easily find yourself spending lengths of time just building your party the way you like.
  2. netjak
    92
    While it may be dragged down somewhat by the brief running time, Tactics has the wonderful gameplay that makes it worth that replay or two.
  3. While I still prefer "Vandal Hearts," this is still the best turn based strategy game on the market.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    89
    Square's first entry in the strategy-RPG genre. Uneven, but a classic. [Jan 2004, p.188]
  5. 85
    For those who are expecting an in-depth story, prepare yourself, because it is deep. Never have I seen so many twists and backstabs in a plot.
  6. One of the most unique role-playing games you will ever play.
  7. While interesting in the short run, this quickly becomes old as there is nothing else to do besides watch the (admittedly interesting) story unfold.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 60
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 60
  3. Negative: 3 out of 60
  1. JasonB.
    Mar 2, 2003
    10
    This game is more than great this game is one of the greatest games ever i love every aspect of the game, i just have one wish squaresoft u This game is more than great this game is one of the greatest games ever i love every aspect of the game, i just have one wish squaresoft u can pump out all of the final fantasys u want just give us another tactics and will be fine. Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2019
    10
    A great masterpiece of a game that is still reigning as the best strategy rpg of all time despite all the years. Unlike most other srpg games,A great masterpiece of a game that is still reigning as the best strategy rpg of all time despite all the years. Unlike most other srpg games, the story is not aimed for little kids and the extremely high customization potential will keep you engaged beyond the game's main story. Expand
  3. HOboJ.
    Oct 25, 2006
    10
    Amazing story / music / gameplay and beautiful graphics to boot.
  4. Jan 30, 2022
    10
    One of the best games of all time. Strategy-based JRPG with a stellar cast of characters, job classes to level up and max out, dynamic cast ofOne of the best games of all time. Strategy-based JRPG with a stellar cast of characters, job classes to level up and max out, dynamic cast of main characters and supporting cast to boot. The OST is one of the most epic I've heard in any video game. I have very fond memories of playing this Squaresoft classic. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a compelling ride from start to finish. It also has exceptional replayability. Expand
  5. Sep 15, 2016
    10
    Look up different ways to keep this game fresh. You can make it VERY hard for yourself if you so choose. My favourite playthrough was a teamLook up different ways to keep this game fresh. You can make it VERY hard for yourself if you so choose. My favourite playthrough was a team of all monks with no armor. Expand
  6. Mar 30, 2018
    9
    Classic, great game. Unbelievable depth in both story and mechanics. WIll always have a place in my heart, the only reason I had a PS1 memory card
  7. Nov 4, 2018
    0
    Absolutely terrible game. I would not recommend wasting your money on this game

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#6 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1998
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#7 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1998