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Metacritic: 86

OpenCritic: 86

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 Digitally Downloaded -- 100

"Final Fantasy XII’s willingness to be different and innovative has left it feeling every bit as modern and poignant now as any new JRPG on the market, and it remains my favourite game within a series that I hold very precious to me."

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GameSpot -- 9/10

"While its enhancements do not translate into a brand new game for existing fans, The Zodiac Age is nonetheless invigorating. For an experience that can last over a hundred hours, the subtle tweaks therein go a long way in showcasing Final Fantasy 12's grand trek in a new light. Its epic, lore-abundant story and its time-tested Gambit System should also appeal to those who missed out on the mainline series' trip to Ivalice the first time around. And thanks in part to the new audio and speed options, The Zodiac Age is an ideal definitive edition: one that improves the game over its original version across the board."

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Polygon -- 8.5/10

"[Square Enix has] taken the game I already loved so much and given me more. The Zodiac Age doesn't add things for the sake of adding them. I can see myself putting 300 more hours into this version of Final Fantasy 12, trying different combinations of job classes and testing out new tactics on the optional bosses I could never quite conquer in the original game. The Zodiac Age takes a game I could play in my sleep and makes me wake up and appreciate it again."

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RPG Site -- 9/10

"Western players are in for a treat with all of these adjustments and improvements made from the original release of Final Fantasy XII--many of which are old but never made their way West originally. The job system adds another level of interest to party coordination, elements like fast-forward and map overlays add a considerable amount of convenience, and the game looks and sounds great too. This remaster may not change the mind of everyone, but it is no doubt one of the most intriguing entries in the franchise and clearly the definitive version of a truly brilliant game."

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US Gamer -- 4.5/5

"After missing out on Final Fantasy XII the first time, I feel like a lot of people are wondering if they should finally tackle the Final Fantasy that time forgot. As something of a former skeptic myself, I can definitely say, 'Yes.' It may never have the mass appeal of some of its peers, but it's time Final Fantasy XII received some of the love and attention it deserves."

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IGN -- 8.8/10

"Final Fantasy XII's relatable roleplaying adventure has aged remarkably well, and The Zodiac Age remaster improves it further in meaningful ways. The storytelling, visual design, and gameplay feel just as fresh and interesting as they did over a decade ago, and the various new enhancements and adjustments will give new players a chance to experience the magic for the first time and fans of the original something enticing to return for."

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GamesRadar+ -- 4/5

"The Zodiac Age allows Final Fantasy 12 to realize its full potential, thanks to a wealth of graphical enhancements, a soaring soundtrack, and the addition of the Zodiac Job System."

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"If you played Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age back in the day and want to go back for nostalgia, you’ll love this. If you’re a new player interested in playing for the first time – keep in mind that this is definitely a game that shows its age. Though, if you have sufficient patience, it’s a story well worth investing in."


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Good reviews, I'll probably pick this up later in the year, I remember it taking up a lot of my time back on ps2 so I need to find the time

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It was a fantastic game back then so im unsurprised by this, expected it to be between 85-90. Ill probably get it this very week.

Getting it tomorrow. I'm excited for the changes, the zodiac system, and trophies.

Good reviews so far! Hopefully it can keep it up!

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Good game is still good? Holy crap.



Hmm, pie.

I am so pumped for it. I never got to finish the original, i'm actually refreshing the USPS page to see if it will be delivered today (probably tomorrow) or if I can just pick it up from the post office. I need this game in my life.

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I hope mine arrives tomorrow in the mail. I've been waiting for this even before it was announced.



One of the most underappreciated FF games among fans. Can't wait to play it.

I'm disappointed of the PS4 Pro support. Only 1440p? This game can easily do native 4k.

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Not surprising that a good game still hold up well.